Why inspect your purchase?
What is the solution?
Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancy and minor imperfections.
However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
1. Major defects (i.e. structural failure)
2. Things that lead to major defects (i.e. small roof-flashing leak)
3. Safety hazards (i.e. an exposed, live buss bar at the electric panel)
4. Understanding home maintenance
Anything in the above categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected at a bargain price to protect both life and property (in particular categories 2 and 3).
Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of the uncovered defects during an inspection. Sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective
How to find a good Inspector?
We always recommend that the Inspector has the following:
- Fully insured
- Preferably has Professional Engineering degree (Titled with P.Eng)
- ASHI® Certified Inspectors
- Member of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors
- Member of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
How much does it cost to fix any issues?
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Provided by: Hassan Mohtadi, Certified Home Inspector
Ontario Professional Home Inspection
613 725 4330 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the major issues are usually related to the following:
- Galvanized steel plumbing,
- 60-amp electrical service,
- Knob and tube electrical wiring,
- Wood-burning stove,
- Fuel oil tank,
- Septic system,
- Water Well,
- Foundation cracks,
- Wood frame windows,
- Vermiculite insulation with Asbestos,
- Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI),
- Grow Houses ,
- Termite issues ,
- Aluminum wiring ,
- Electrical Fuse Box ,
- Molds .
Insurance Issues with Older Homes
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