Specializing in old home inspections

Welcome to DoubleCheck Home Inspections Ottawa,
providing residential inspections for 30 years to Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley!

Why Choose Us

  • Over 8000 Ottawa home inspections
  • Relocation Specialist for RCMP
  • Relocation for USA Embassy
  • Flexible hours of home inspection
  • Relocation Specialist for DND
  • Relocation for USA Home Land Security
  • Relocation for USA Customs & Border Protection

DoubleCheck Home Inspections Ottawa

DoubleCheck Home Inspections Ottawa offers decades of experience in the home inspection business. James Ellacott, the owner, has over 30 years experience in the home inspection industry and has done thousands of home inspections. We have the specialized knowledge and expertise needed to pinpoint potential problems and the home inspection knowledge to offer you practical, understandable advice for your next steps in the home inspection process. DoubleCheck Inspections provides home inspection services for homeowners and businesses across Eastern Ontario. Our goal is to provide property owners the best possible customer experience and turn-key service.

DoubleCheck Cottage Inspection Services

Cottages have a distinct charm, but they also come with special risks. It is important to include a cottage inspection in your offer to purchase a cottage property. Cottages range from new construction to century log or stone construction. Expect anything and everything from basements with dirt floors to innovative energy systems. Many Ottawa Valley cottages have alternate heating and/or energy systems such as wood, pellet, wind, solar or photo-voltaic. Most Ottawa Valley cottage properties have a septic system and well. (Ground-source heat pumps may require an additional well.) Our inspectors have extensive experience in Ottawa Valley cottage inspections.

Avoid Cottage Inspections-Ottawa Valley Tips

We have a few tips that might help you when opening your cottage this so you do not have to call an Ottawa home inspector.

TIP 1 . If the cottage is not used all year-round you should not pump the septic tank in the fall. In the spring when the frost comes out of the ground it may lift and damage the tank and connection. You will now have an environmental clean-up on your hands.

TIP 2. If the cottage is a 2 or 3 season style dwelling you should be looking for low-point-drains. These should be installed on both the hot and cold water lines and they are used to drain the water out of the system to avoid freezing and damaging the pipes over the winter months.

TIP 3. W.E.T.T. Wood Energy Transfer Technology is applied to cottages that have wood burning appliances. Most insurance companies will require a certificate of compliance that your wood burning devices are installed correctly.

DoubleCheck-Ottawa Home Inspectors with a Difference

As an expert home inspector,Ottawa native James Ellacott has performed thousands of home inspections on properties ranging from residential to industrial inspections and new construction to older home inspections. DoubleCheck offers the expertise and technical knowledge you require when evaluating property, whether you are buying, selling or renovating. We also offer independent technical consulting related to building maintenance, repairs and energy evaluation. Our Ottawa home inspectors are committed to making the property inspection process clear and understandable. We strive to provide maximum value for your investment both in the inspection process itself and ultimately for your property.  Please see our FAQs section for general guidelines on the DoubleCheck home inspection  process.