GTA Home Inspectors - Inspections

By: Gta Home Inspectors  09-12-2011
Keywords: Builder, home inspection, Home inspector

An experienced inspector will prepare your Home Inspection Reports with easy-to-read details on:

  • The condition of every major component from roof to basement

  • Major and minor deficiencies

  • Any major expenditures necessary

  • What to watch our for

  • Helpful home preservation tips

  • Safety Concerns

  • And much more

Our Home Inspector will review the detailed report with you to make sure you understand everything and answer any remaining questions.

Pre-Purchase Inspection

A home inspection is a visual process 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.  The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets.  All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested.  Upon completion a report will be distributed to you.

Radon Testing

Radon is a carcinogenic gas that is hazardous to inhale.  Build-up of radon in homes is a health concern and many lung cancer cases are attributed to radon exposure each year.  About 12% of lung cancers and more than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer each year.  The Surgeon General of the United States has issued a Health Advisory warning Americans to test their homes to find out how much radon they might be breathing.  He also stressed the need to remedy the problem as soon as possible.

Testing is the only way to find out your home's radon levels.  EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the  third floor for radon.  If you find that you have high radon levels, there are ways to fix a radon problem.  Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.  Radon has been found in homes all over the United States.  It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe.  Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.  Radon can also enter your home through well water.  Your home can trap radon inside.

We use EPA approved continuous monitoring systems, this allows us to provide accurate results on-site at the end of the testing period.

New Construction Inspections

New construction inspection are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the builder's Customer Service Representative or Superintendent.  It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy.  The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before your final walk through with the Builder.  This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection.  At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.

Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections

Warranty inspection 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 for inaccessible areas.

Keywords: Builder, Detailed Report, home inspection, Home inspector, Radon