Why inspect your purchase?

A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. A great deal of information to examine and not enough time such as: written reports, checklist, photographs, including the inspector's comments during the inspection.

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

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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
Find your Inspector here...

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 ont4homeinspection@yahoo.ca

Some of the major issues are usually related to the following:

Insurance Issues with Older Homes

If your home is over 30 years old, your insurance company may require you to upgrade the plumbing, electrical and/or heating systems in your home prior to providing you with or renewing your homeowners insurance policy.

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