This is the main idea: Here are a few answers to questions you may have before hiring a professional inspection
How long have you been in the business and what is your previous background?
I began training in 2008 while transitioning from the military (Navy). I had the opportunity to mentor with a former HRM building inspector for 3.5 years. I have been inspecting full time since 2008. My background is renovation for my own use. I have successfully renovated a 100+ year old home, and portions of others.
Why should I hire you?
I aim to provide you with a thorough, interactive opportunity to get to know your home and its systems. I am a Registered Home Inspector (RHI) and member of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI). I am qualified to inspect your wood burning appliances (WETT Certified – visual). I am certified radon measurement professional. I regularly investigate and upgrade my knowledge base. I have completed a Nova Scotia Community
College (NSCC) course on air conditioning and refrigeration, and entrepreneur training with Memorial University.
What is the difference between an inspector who is part of an organization or association?
An inspector who is part of an organization or association has met and continues to meet a current standard within the organization or association.
Can I accompany you during the inspection?
I strongly encourage it. It will help to provide a visual memory of the topics we discuss and refer to in your report.
How long will the inspection take?
I usually spend about 2 to 2.5 hours on site, depending on the size of the home, age and a few other factors. I will put together your report with photos. Your questions are welcome. I don’t mind.
Can I choose my own home inspector, or do I have to go with who is recommended?
Yes, you can choose your own home inspector, I am part of your home buying team, and I represent your interests.
How much will it cost?
The price ranges between $425 and $500 within the area. The cost is often based on qualifications, experience in the field, and customer service.
Is the inspection mandatory?
No, your mortgage, insurance provider or additional source may request one conducted. I do recommend an inspection to identify defects, help prevent unexpected surprises (maintenance or systems approaching life expectancy) so that they can be budgeted for.
Will my home fail?
Almost every home has an owner. I provide you with the condition of your potential new home and systems. You determine if renovations or upgrades will suit you and your family’s lifestyle and within your budget. Every home requires maintenance.
Is there a guarantee or warranty?
Your inspection is a visible and nondestructive inspection. I report on only what I see at the time and date of the inspection. I may see a past repair or potential concern, but can’t tell you if your basement will leak during the next rainstorm. Your inspection is not guarantee or warranty.
Do you have any references?
Absolutely, they will be provided upon request.
Are you insured?
Yes, I carry Errors & Omissions insurance.
What if I have a question after the inspection?
Please feel free to contact me, if your report does not answer your question.