When buying a detached home, it is essential to get a pre-purchase inspection by a licensed home inspector. Purchasing real estate on Vancouver Island, BC is a significant financial investment, and the biggest mistake many homebuyers make is forgoing the inspection process to save money.
This often ends up costing the new homeowner a lot more in the end when unexpected issues arise.
Before jumping into a contract on a residential home, it is important to understand the benefits of having a home inspection and who you can trust to perform the inspection services.
When selling a home, sellers are often unaware of major deficiencies lurking out of plain sight. This is where a home inspector can save a homebuyer lots of headaches and money. A reputable inspection company will inspect the whole house for potential defects that may not be obvious to the untrained eye. What do home inspectors check? Everything from the foundation to the roofing, and especially for things such as leaky pipes, mold, air quality issues, or radon gas, which can all pose a safety threat. The inspection process ends with a thorough report for the client detailing every deficiency found and all potential areas of concern.
If you are a buyer, a professional home inspection will save you money and give you peace of mind. Even if you are a seller, consider adding a pre-listing inspection to your preparation checklist to ensure that you are aware of any repairs or maintenance that may be required. We have all certifications and licenses required under British Columbia and Canada law, and we use cutting-edge technology to find problems that other inspection companies will miss. Our inspectors are trained to use infrared thermal imagining to detect major deficiencies such as hidden moisture, pest infestations, and leaking air (meaning energy loss, of special concern during long Canadian winters). Our prices are reasonable, our rates are competitive, and we are committed to your satisfaction.