Know Your Home Inspection Services : Services

By: Know Your Home Inspection Services  09-12-2011
Keywords: home inspection, Home inspector

  • The condition of every major component from the roof to the foundation.
  • Major and minor deficiencies discovered. 
  • Any major expenditures that can be anticipated. 
  • What conditions to watch out for in the future.
  • Helpful home maintenance tips.
  • Any current or potential Safety Concerns
  • And much more

Your Home Inspector will make himself available to review the detailed report with you to make sure you understand its content and to answer any remaining questions.

Pre-Purchase Inspection

Our professional home inspection is a visual analysis where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated, electrical and plumbing systems inspected.  Any potential fire hazards, home safety and health risks will be identified.  The inspection will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge about your new home.  A pre-purchase inspection is a wise decision for all home buyers.

Pre-listing Inspection

Having a pre-listing home inspection by a qualified home inspector before you list your home for sale can have great benefits. Eventually your buyers will likely desire  that a home inspection be conducted. It is always an advantage to "be in the know" first to avoid surprises.

Also, having a pre-listing home inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:

  • It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party.
  • It helps you to price your home realistically.
  • It permits you a wider time frame to make unexpected repairs so that:
    1. Defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
    2. There will be no delay in obtaining an Occupancy permit.
    3. You will have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.
  • It may even encourage the buyer to waive their own inspection.
  • It may alert you to items of immediate personal concern, such as safety hazards or surprise defects that need attention.
  • It may relieve a buyers concerns and suspicions.
  • It can reduce your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
  • It may alert you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.

Careful consideration of these points will help the seller see it is more of a benefit to inspect than not to inspect. More and more people are choosing to have a pre-listing home inspection in order to avoid the potential of an unpleasant surprises, which could affect progression of the transaction. This trend is becoming more popular and will increase rapidly as the marketplace feels the positive impact it is having. If you want to sell your home for more and get it done faster, then consider the benefits of a pre-listing home inspection.

Home Warranty Inspection

Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty.  The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be presented with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed.  A home warranty inspection is a wise decision for all new construction home buyers.

Home Maintenance Inspection

Our professional home inspection will provide you with an analysis of the current condition of your home.  You may wish to correct any problems or make renovations to your home to keep it in top notch shape and help to protect your investment.  A home maintenance inspection is a wise decision for all homeowners.

Indoor Air Quality Assessment

Are you concerned about the quality of the air in your home?  Are any members of your family experiencing respiratory problems? Are you concerned that you may have a mold problem?  Our professional Indoor Air Quality Assessment (where negotiated) may help you identify some problems with ventilation and moisture which may be affecting your quality of life.

The inspection fee should reflect the quality of the inspection:

  • Does the inspector hold the professional credentials (licensing) and qualifications (such as CAHPI) which are required in todays market?
  • What style of report writing is being offered?  Is it computer-generated or hand written with check boxes?  

  •   Is it detailed and thorough or does it contain some vague hand written scrawl?   

 The inspectors at Know Your Home Inspection Services pride themselves in providing a thorough and detailed computer generated reporting format, so that the client is fully informed; not left with questions.

Inspection pricing will vary depending on a number of factors such as location, size, configuration and age of the home.  Inspections of apartments will be less costly than townhouses and townhouses will usually be lower than detached houses. 

Please call Stephen at 604-512-3667 (Lower Mainland) or Rick at 604-885-0456 (SunshineCoast) for a quote on your specific property.

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