FAQs

What do you look at?

We inspect the major systems of the building. These include the roof, exterior, structure, electrical, heating, plumbing, insulation and interior. Our goal is to identify any existing major problems that would affect a typical purchaser’s buying decision. We will add considerably to your knowledge of the home, but still cannot tell you everything about the building. All home inspections are entirely visual. No destructive testing is performed. The inspection and report will put you in a much better position to make your decision.

How long does an inspection take?

A typical home inspection takes between 3 hours. Some older and/or larger homes can take longer. In such case we will inform you of the time involved once the inspection is arranged.

Can a home fail inspection?

No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of the home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A building inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what may need repair or replacement.

Do you provide a written report?

Yes. Our inspection report provides you with a complete description of all findings, in easy-to-understand terms and includes digital photos on disk.

How much does an inspection cost?

Our typical fee for a home inspection is $450.00 (plus applicable taxes) However, some factors will affect the fee. If you are comparing home inspection firms, the fee charged should not be the sole deciding factor, unless of course the level of service offered is identical. We suspect the house you are buying is not the cheapest house, but rather a house that you feel represents good value. We urge you to choose your building inspector in the same way.

Can I follow along at the inspection?

We actually encourage you to attend. This is a valuable learning experience for most home buyers. It is the perfect opportunity to ask questions about the condition of the home. Also, if any defects are identified, the inspector can discuss these so that you understand what repairs are required.

Can we ask you questions after the inspection?

Definitely. We would be glad to answer any questions you might have after the home inspection or even after you move in to your new home for as long as you own it.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me at you convenience.

250.862.0977
paul@finalwalkthru.ca