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Home Inspection Process for Buyers

Explaining the Home Inspection Process to Buyers

Home Inspection Process

HOW WE PERFORM A HOME INSPECTION

Know your Home Inspector – Ask Questions

The primary purpose of the inspection is to educate you about the general condition of the home.

You are encouraged to attend the inspection. It is an opportunity for you to acquire a better understanding of the systems of your new home. In addition maintenance, repair and cost effective improvement advice is provided to increase this understanding. We encourage you to ask as many questions as you like to ensure we have addressed all your concerns.

We thoroughly inspect all the systems within your home. This covers the structural and mechanical elements of the home to ensure they were constructed properly and with the correct materials, and that these systems are not suffering from decay. Electrical systems are covered to determine they properly deliver energy needs adequately and safely. The building envelope is inspected to check the integrity of insulation, vapour barriers, ventilation and the ability to resist weather.

Inspecting your homes Electrical System is an important part of the Home Inspection.  Older homes may only have a 60 amp service. ( most insurance companies will require minimum upgrade to 100 amp service )  Century Homes all had Knob and Tube wiring at one time or another.  Sometimes the are some of this circuits still in use.   ( typically found in attics etc )  In the fifties there was old two wire in use which does not contain any grounding.  Another item commonly found in older homes is Asbestos.  Vermiculite Insulation was popular for a time but unfortunately one of the main mines who manufactured this product was found to contain Asbestos.  You cannot visually identify asbestos,  product has to be sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Our Free Thermal Imaging can help identify hidden moisture, missing insulation and electrical hot spots.

Explaining the Home Inspection Process to Buyers

At the end of the inspection, the inspector will go through the report with you explaining his findings and you will receive your copy of the report.

You should consider attending the inspection. Take this opportunity to become educated about the home, its systems and maintenance needs.

A typical inspection is usually 2 – 3 hours.

The Barrie Home Inspector Provides You With

A Verbal Report and Advice
A Written Computer / Pictorial Report
Barrie Home Inspection Guarantee

* Barrie Home Inspections will remain available to you over the phone, at no further expense. We offer exceptional service after the inspection and at any time there is a question, we will supply an answer.