Pre-Purchase (Buyer’s) Inspections

Your Home inspection will include detailed evaluations of the building’s interior and exterior components and systems. My efforts are focused on identifying those deficiencies that represent a substantial investment or a danger to the dwelling’s occupants. I will offer opinions on the probability of problems based on the current design features present and may identify repairs done by previous owners. I will also point out issues that will be difficult to maintain on an ongoing basis and will provide insight into proper maintenance of the structure. Keep in mind that, while leaks may go undetected if there are no visible signs present, I will always look for secondary signs indicating any issues using both visual clues and thermal imaging.

Focus on Safety and Repairs Needed

The home buying process can often be an emotionally involved one, as you diligently search for that perfect home, in the perfect location, for the perfect price. But, have you looked at anything else besides the expensive interior finishes, the impeccable layout, the opulent appliances, or the inspiring landscape? My job is to look beyond the cosmetic appeal of the home and to assess the performance of critical systems like perimeter drainage, plumbing, heating, electrical, roof condition, and attic ventilation.

Foundation Finds: What To Expect During A Home Inspection

Condos, townhouses, and detached homes are built on a foundation. And, this foundation plays an integral role in maintaining a balance with the rest of the home’s components. I look for evidence and clues of movement such as foundation settlement or cracks. In some cases, I may recommend further evaluation by a foundation specialist as these types of repairs can be a sizeable expense that you may need to consider before making a decision to invest in a property or not.

Possible Plumbing Problems: What To Expect During A Home Inspection

Keep in mind that some properties are more prone to leaks than others. This may be due in part to architectural design, weather exposure, grading, materials used in construction, and/or improper installation practices. Water ingress into building structures can promote rotting and damage to a home’s components and systems.

Carbon Monoxide Safety Hazards: What To Expect During A Home Inspection

I inspect all carbon-based, fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, ranges, and fireplaces to prevent possible safety hazards to you and your family. Our goal is to assure you that your living space is free from any indications of poisonous carbon monoxide and fumes.

We’ve shared with you a few of the infinite conditions and possible implications that we encounter on a daily basis in our profession. Learn more about how I can help you make a more informed property purchase decision by calling 289-439-0483 today!

All home inspection come with a home maintenance guide to help you care for you new home!

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Aaron McColl C.P.I