Pre-Purchase Inspections Ottawa & Gatineau
When purchasing a property, be aware that there’s more to it than meets the eye. Even if you have found a unique property that seems like an absolute steal, you should pause and take a moment to evaluate your decision before closing the deal.
A misinformed purchase can turn into a nightmare fast, and you might soon find yourself paying for expenditures that you never considered before. Getting a pre-purchase home inspection will protect you and your family against unforeseen mishaps by preparing you in advance or helping you walk away from a bad deal.
A home inspection is one of the smartest investments to make that can save you and your family from financial mistakes, injuries, health issues, and hassles.
Pre-Purchase Home Inspections in Ottawa and Gatineau
Inspect Pro offers full property inspection services in Ottawa. We inspect your house, building, and surrounding areas to give you a detail of every major and minor issue with the property. In addition to the findings, we will provide general information on the property and a description of the components, and systems in your house. This information could be useful for insurance purposes.
Our inspectors go above and beyond the industry standards to help our clients marginalize their risk of spending more money on fixing unforeseen problems with their newly purchased house. Every inspection takes between 3-4 hours and covers every corner of the building and its surrounding property.
During the inspection, we check every system, component, and mechanical function in the house and evaluate their effect on the liveability of the residents.
You can ask as many questions as you want during our visit; we love to educate our clients and explain the implications of a defect to them in detail. We want you to make your home buying experience as positive as possible.
After the inspection, we will submit a digital report via email that you can access from any device. The home inspection report, including images, will be delivered within 48 hours once the inspection is completed or the inspection is free. Our inspection reports are easy to understand, but if you need any help, our experts will happily assist you. Click here if you have any queries related to our services or want a quote.
What’s Covered in a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection?
A home inspection consists of a meticulous examination of every single visible and accessible inch of the house, from its foundation to its roof – and everything in between. We cover everything, including:
- Windows and doors
- Electric panels
- Electric wires
- Electric systems
- Plumbing systems
- HVAC system
- Air filters
- And more
When we say everything, we mean everything! There will be no reasonable stone left unturned for a defect to surprise you after we deliver our final report.We will give you an oral walkthrough of our observations during and after the inspection. Our team guarantees that you will have a significant awareness of the property’s condition on the same day of inspection.
Importance of Pre-Purchase Home Inspection in Ottawa
Home inspections protect home buyers from entering a deal that might become a costly affair. A home inspection uncovers issues that can:
- Cost you a fortune to fix
- Hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure a house
- Present physical and medical hazards to your family
- Affect the integrity of the property
- Lead to more potential problems
Some houses have issues that need immediate fixing. For example:
- The structure of the stairs can create a tripping hazard
- An old wiring system can lead to a power outage or fire during a storm
- Grade sloping toward the house can lead to infiltration of moisture.
- Clogged drains can cause nasty surprises.
- Leakage in a fireplace vent can release carbon monoxide into your house
None of these issues stand out upon the initial visit. Once you start living in the house, these issues will slowly begin appearing and put undue pressure on your budget.
Foundation, roof, plumbing, and electrical repairs are some of the costliest home repairs. It is better to know about these issues in advance and decide whether to buy the house or walk away.
Some homes pose health hazards to their owners. Lead-based paint is one of the health hazards usually found in older homes. Peeling, cracking, and chipping paint can mix with indoor dust and be harmful to both children and adults.
Asbestos from old and decaying cement can release asbestos fibers into the air. Breathing in air with a high asbestos concentration has been shown to cause lung cancer. Most home inspectors offer asbestos testing because a high concentration of asbestos in the air is a critical issue.
The air quality can also be affected by improper ventilation and mold. Leaking pipes, roofs, and clogged drainage can cause water damage such as structural deterioration, furniture decay, and mold growth. Mold grows in damp environments, and a mold-infested house can cause allergy and health problems in its occupants.
Get Your Inspection Report to Make Informed Decision
Buying a home is one of the most important and stressful decisions people make in their life. A home affects the well-being and lifestyle of its occupants.
Did you choose the right home for you? Consolidate the decision with our home inspection report, which will give you deep insights into the house and its quirks.
The report will cover all issues, whether it’s a five-inch crack in the wall or a fire hazard presented by exposed wiring. The inspection report will give an evidence-based ground to negotiate on the price of the house.
The reports will be stored on a cloud-based storage system for seven years and can be accessed on any device. You will be able to easily navigate the report without having to depend on us to understand it.
Contact Us for Ottawa Pre-Purchase Inspections
Inspec-Pro offers pre-purchase home inspections in Ottawa and surrounding areas. Our expert inspectors have extensive experience in property inspections, thermography, architecture, interior design, building engineering, and consulting.
With this vast experience, we can look at a fault and anticipate its future implications. We have helped clients save tons of money by warning them about serious issues that could have caused them a fortune to fix.
We are certified by InterNACHI and are extremely confident in our ability to serve you. If you are looking to get a pre-purchase home inspection, request a quote today!