Why Inspect

Why Inspect a Home - Home Inspection Ontario

When dealing with something as complex as a residential property which is comprised of systems that operate both independently as well as in harmony with each other, there are many things that have gone and will go wrong.
The degree and effectiveness of home maintenance by previous owners can be a significant contributor to issues and "opportunities" in older homes.

Even the technology at the time of construction has been in constant change due to improvements. When an independent review is undertaken by a third party such as a home inspection professional, knowledge of imminent defects and those that have yet to present themselves, is useful to both seller and buyer.
Inspection findings will lead to a more open and fair transaction - one that is possibly the biggest in your lifetime.

Courteous, honest and knowledgeable inspections...no surprises!

A Home Inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of a residential dwelling, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify observed material defects within specific components of said dwelling. 

Components may include any combination of mechanical, structural, electrical, plumbing, or other essential systems or portions of the home, as identified and agreed to by the Client and Inspector, prior to the inspection process.

If you are a Seller

A home inspection will provide you a marketing advantage - the ability to identify problems that could stall the sale. Presenting current conditions to a prospective buyer will go far to enhance trust. Even if repairs are required, the inspector's recommendations could make the difference and "the sale".

If you are a Buyer

ANGUS Home Inspection will inform you of current defects and impending problems that will cost you money and more importantly, may be safety related. Our report will provide you the information needed for making an informed decision about the biggest investment you may ever make.

ANGUS Home Inspection reporting does more than help with immediate decisions - it also presents a foundation for constructive re-negotiation. Our report is equipped with valuable home-maintenance information. You stand an improved chance of protecting your investment and increasing its worth over time.

New Home Pre-delivery (PDI) Inspection

All new homes are built to minimum local building codes and some are built above these codes. Many home builders use sub-contractors who are seasoned professionals. Others hire less professional inexperienced workers to save building cost.

On delivery, you will be doing a very detailed and lengthy walk-thru of the home and it's components. This walk will be with the seller. As diligent as new home manufacturing is these days, there is a vested interest in NOT finding issues by the seller. It is beneficial to have a knowledgeable inspector review the property prior to sign-off. I have found roof vents missing, insufficient insulation, loose banisters and many other items during these sign-off reviews.

Home Warranty Inspections

New homes (and some pre-owned ones) now come with a warranty. Within the warranty time-frame, you can have the builder/warranty company repair any of the major items that have failed. But you must inform them before the warranty expires. To be within this warranty period, an inspection should be preformed about 1 month before the term ends.

This inspection can uncover things that may be hidden from view. Items such as; slow water leaks beneath a toilet, shower or kitchen cabinet, roof leaks in some obscure area of the attic, insulation that has become displaced in the crawlspace, a support pier or beam that has begun to sag...and almost infinitely more. Having an inspection before the warranty periods expire gives you the opportunity to have the repairs completed free before they cost you in the long run.

5 Year Owner Inspection

When was the last time you looked at your attic or crawled into the darkest recesses under your house?
The following are just a few reasons to have a home inspection every 5 years.

1. In five years, even the smallest plumbing leak can begin to cause damage, such as wood rot, foundation movement, mold and can even attract wood destroying insects. Some pex (plastic piles) are prone to early failure.

2. Changes in your heating and air conditioning systems can cause your energy consumption to increase costing you money year after year.

3. As your roof ages, it is more prone to leaking which can increase the costs of roof replacement by having to also repair the roof structure.

Spending a little every 5 years on a home inspection can save you a lot in the long run!

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  • New Home Warranty Term Inspection
  • Professional Witness
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  • Burlington
  • Dundas
  • Fort Erie
  • Grimsby
  • Hamilton
  • Lincoln
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  • Niagara
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  • St. Catharines
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  • Stoney Creek
  • Milton

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