Pre Purchase Buyer's Inspection
Move-In Certified® Seller Inspection
11 Month New Home Warranty Inspection
Are you selling your home?
Let Exceed Home Inspections, Inc. inspect it before you even list it. A Move-In Certified™ home has been pre-inspected, which means that the seller can confirm that there are no major systems in need of immediate repair or replacement, and no known safety hazards. A Move-In Certified™ Seller Inspection informs you of any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them.
You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home pre-inspected now.
All builders now must offer a minimum warranty as follows:
one-year on the materials and labour
two-years on delivery and distribution systems
five years for building envelope
ten years for major structural components
A home inspection is a visual examination of the home’s major systems and components, along with my professional opinion as to their condition, in accordance with InterNACHI’S Standards of Practice. Depending on the home’s size and condition, it may take two to five hours to inspect. View a detailed list of the items I inspect HERE.
Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a veteran homeowner, it’s important to understand the state of your investment. My goal is to educate you about the home’s condition and how its systems and components work together. I want you to feel confident about your decision, which is why I’ll provide a comprehensive inspection, with a report you can rely on. And my job isn’t finished until you understand everything in it. You will receive your comprehensive report via email within 24 hours. View a Sample Report (PDF) HERE.
Most of your inspection will likely reveal maintenance issues and minor imperfections.
These are useful to know about, and maintenance items should be dealt with as soon as
possible to keep the home in good condition. However, the issues that really matter fall
into four categories.
major defects, such as a structural failure;
conditions that may lead to major defects, such as a leak in the roof;
items that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home; and
safety hazards, such as a live buss bar at the electrical panel
Water Quality Testing
Protect you and your family’s health by having your water tested for harmful bacteria and other issues that aren’t easily detected, especially if you have a private well, septic system, or older lead pipes.
I will inspect your rural property, for structural and safety issues, and to make sure that their systems and components are functioning as they should. For a small additional fee, I can also inspect outbuildings and test your potable water supply, especially if you have a private well or cistern, to make sure it’s safe for your family. I can also inspect the landscaping and grading for proper drainage, and trees and foliage to make sure that they’re properly trimmed and don’t pose a wildfire hazard or other problems, including unwanted moisture intrusion.
Rural Property Inspections
Infrared Certified Inspections
I use a state-of-the-art infrared camera to find problems that aren’t always apparent to the naked eye. An IR camera translates the heat signatures of objects into colors on a gradient scale, with higher temperatures appearing as lighter colors, and lower temperatures and wet areas appearing as darker colors. By evaluating these images, I can detect sources of energy loss, locate areas of moisture intrusion, pinpoint dangerous hot spots in the electrical system, and uncover other problems, such as wood-destroying pests and rodent infestations.
Although radon is a naturally occurring gas in our environment, it is also the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in Canada, according to Health Canada. Remedial measures should be undertaken in a home whenever the average annual radon concentration exceeds 200 becquerels per cubic metre (200 Bq/m³). Millions of Canadians have had their homes tested for radon, I have and you should, too.