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What We Inspect

Home Inspector Harveen

ROOF

Roof Inspection

Shingles / Shakes / Tiles..

Flat / roll roofing.

Flashings, Penetrations

Skylights, vents, flashings.

Evestrough, drainage.

Plumbing

Plumbing inspection

Water heater life expectancy.

Hot / Cold piping and water pressure.

Fixtures and outlets and drainage.

Supply lines and recalls if any.

Moisture ingress in shower walls.

Appliances

Appliance inspection

We only check the appliances to see if there is power coming to them and if they turn on for basic operation. Due to Liability concerns, we cannot guarntee any appliances, however, it is best to have your realtor include the working condition of appliances as subject of the deal.

Exterior

Exterior inspection

Foundation.

Drainage, Perimeter drain.

Siding, trim, windows and doors.

Landscaping, Decks

Attached garages and sheds.

Electrical

Electrical inspection

 

Wiring, copper / Aluminum.

Service entrance, Disribution.

Outlets, Switches, lights.

Improper wiring and fire hazards.

Heating / Cooling

HVAC Furnace Air Conditioner inspection

Furnace, Fireplace boilers etc.

Life expectancy for components.

Ducts, Registers, radiotors etc.

Chimneys and vents.

Air conditioning / Heat pump functioning.

Structure

Structure inspection

Foundation, columns and peirs.

Roof and house framing where visible.

Floors, walls, attic and crawlspace.

Structural integrity.

Interior

Interior inspection

 

Ceilings, walls and floor coverings.

Window and door operations.

Kitchen carpentry and counter top.

Stairs and Garages.

Insulation

Insulation Inspection

Present amount VS current standards.

Attic and roof venting and insulation.

Above crawlspace insulation check.

Check for possiblility of Asbestos.

We follow Home Inspector's Association of British Columbia (HIABC)  Scope of Inspection. Please click on the button above for the document.

Why should you consider these add-ons:

(Only offer as add-on services to home inspection).

Mold

Mold inspection can be an essential aspect of home inspection, especially in the Vancouver BC area where damp and humid conditions can contribute to mold growth.  Mold can have detrimental effects on both the structural integrity of a home and the health of its occupants. Here's why mold inspection is important:

  1. Health Concerns: Mold can release spores and mycotoxins that can lead to allergic reactions, respiratory issues, and other health problems in individuals, particularly those with sensitivities.

  2. Property Damage: Mold can damage building materials like wood, drywall, and insulation, compromising the integrity of the structure over time.

  3. Indication of Water Intrusion: The presence of mold often indicates underlying moisture issues, such as leaks, poor ventilation, or water seepage, which need to be addressed to prevent further mold growth and potential structural damage.

  4. Preventive Measures: Early detection of mold growth can help prevent its spread and minimize the need for extensive remediation efforts.

  5. Real Estate Transactions: Mold issues can affect property values and hinder real estate transactions. Conducting mold inspections can provide buyers and sellers with accurate information about the property's condition. It can also have legal ramifications.

Reports in 48 to 72 hrs.

Radon inspection should be an essential service, specially in BC. Radon is a radioactive gas that can seep into homes from the ground and pose serious health risks. Here's why radon inspection is important:

  1. Health Risks: Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Testing for radon levels helps ensure the safety of occupants by identifying potential exposure risks.

  2. Invisible and Odorless: Radon is invisible and odorless, making it impossible to detect without specialized testing equipment. A radon inspection can reveal its presence.

  3. Geological Factors: Vancouver BC is situated in an area with a higher potential for radon due to its geology. Testing can help determine if radon levels are elevated in the local homes.

  4. Mitigation Options: If elevated radon levels are found, mitigation measures can be implemented to reduce radon exposure, safeguarding the health of occupants.

  5. Property Value: Radon testing and mitigation can enhance property value and appeal, as potential buyers appreciate homes with reduced radon risks.

Reports in 3 Months.

Radon

Thermal

We are now offering Comprehensive thermal inspections to our clients as a part of home inspection in Vancouver BC.

  1. Revealing Hidden Issues: Thermal imaging can uncover hidden problems like moisture intrusion, insulation gaps, and electrical anomalies that might not be apparent through visual inspections alone.

  2. Comprehensive Assessment: Providing thermal inspections adds depth to your assessments, ensuring a more thorough understanding of a property's condition and potential issues.

  3. Energy Efficiency Insights: Thermal inspections help homeowners identify areas of poor insulation and heat loss, enabling them to improve energy efficiency and reduce utility costs.

  4. Differentiation: Thermal inspection can help locate windows that have lost their energy efficiency, low or ineffective insulation. Doors and windows that leak air.

  5. Added Value: Clients get more information about the condition of all components of the house, helping them make better decisions regarding the purchase of property.

Reports within 24 hrs.
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