What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical condition of a home (or other building). This is usually, but not always, connected to the sale of that home or building and its findings often determine the successful completion of that sale.
A home inspection will usually include an examination of the foundation and basement, roof, attic, heating and water systems, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as the general condition of the structure itself. An inspector will look for poor construction practices and make note of any repairs that might be required or any general maintenance issues. Importantly, they will also make note of any fire and safety issues that need to be addressed.
Home Inspections are not conducted on a pass or fail basis; it provides a report that shows an itemized list of the condition of the home or building and any work that should be done. An inspection is conducted in about 95% of all real estate home transactions.
Thermal imaging reveals surface temperature variations of the building which helps to identify problems in structure, moisture content and air leakage. It can also be used to find heating and cooling losses, moisture intrusion, inadequate or non-existent insulation, plumbing leaks and poor construction.
Thermal imaging is accomplished using an infrared camera. Dan is Infrared Certified through InterNACHI and is one of the few inspectors who includes thermal imaging as part of a Premium inspection, free of charge.
Residential Home Inspections
Commercial Building Inspections
Renovation Deficiency Inspections
Home Maintenance Inspections
A home maintenance inspection by A Buyer’s Choice - Nanaimo will identify the areas of your home that need attention. This will include the roof, gutters and drain spouts, fireplaces and chimneys, furnaces and air conditioning, smoke detectors and other safety equipment, plumbing and faucets, windows and doors, basement walls and drains.
Our inspection will provide you with a complete list of problems that require immediate attention, things that should be dealt with soon, and things that should be noted, but are not urgent.