By: Quebecinspect  09-12-2011
Keywords: Renovation, home inspection, Meters

Pre Purchase Home Inspections

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. Since it is impossible to see through walls the use of specialized equipment is crucial when doing a home inspection. Thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, humidity meters and electrical testers are used at every inspection.  Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated, etc.. 

Pre Sale Home Inspections  

Pre Sale Home Inspections  are becoming more popular because they virtually eliminate all the pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting to do the home inspection once an offer is accepted. A pre sale home inspection reveals problems ahead of time, which might make the home show better, and gives the seller time to make necessary repairs and removes over-inflated estimates from the negotiation table at the 11 th hour.

New Home and Renovation Inspections

Building a new home, or renovating one can be an exciting and rewarding experience.  A new home or renovation can deliver the right floor plan and finishes for you.  It is a complicated project and a huge investment.  The support, advice and information that you will gain from a third party inspection is invaluable.  Do not leave out this important step in the building process.  It is well worth the investment. New home inspections are performed at different stages of construction and prior to your final walk through with the Builder. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before you final walk through. 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.

Radon is an odourless, colorless, and tasteless radioactive gas that exists in the basements of almost every home. According to Health Canada, Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco use. Daily exposure to radon levels higher than the safe level of 200 becquerels per cubic meter of air is dangerous. The only way to find out the level of radon in a home is to have it tested. In the United States a home cannot be sold without being tested for radon. Radon test results are performed by a nationally certified laboratory.

Radon Mitigation services are available and performed by certified licensed specialized contractors. Our contractors are accredited and certified by The Quebec Lung Association, NEHA (National Environmental Health Association) and NRPP (National Radon Proficiency Association). 

Our team of structural engineers are available for detailed structural assessment of major structural defects when necessary.

Keywords: home inspection, Meters, Radon, Renovation, Sale Home

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