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First Year Inspection

 

After living in the house for close to a year, you should be familiar with how most of the major systems are functioning. However, it is possible to overlook hidden deficiencies.

Carry out the first year inspection before the end of the 12-month period or the builder may void the warranty if you report deficiencies after the scheduled end of contract. If you did not have a pre-delivery inspection, then we strongly suggest a first-year inspection. Within the first 30 days is a critical time for your new home inspection. Your builder will possibly supply a walk through inspection showing you some of the ins and outs of your new home. Some items your builder will finds will be fixed up and some will not be found. We at DoubleCheck Home Inspections Ottawa have found numerous construction deficiencies visually and also with the use of Infrared themograpy. It is in your interest to hire an experienced independent DoubleCheck inspector to find out as much as possible about your new home in the first 30 days so the builder can be notified of these problems.

Tip: When buying a property, you should change the locks for all the external doors including the door to the garage from your home and also the car/door key or combination to the garage door opener.

For general guidelines on the inspection process, please see our FAQs section. Also please see our information regarding Thermographic Inspections.

Inspect first! To book a DCI inspection online Click here; email us at info@doublecheckinspections.ca,

or call 1-613-322-3682.

Book an Inspection

Central Mortgage and Housing Canada (CMHC) www.cmhc.ca has a wealth of information on home ownership, some of which is noted below. CMHC is located at 800 Montreal Road in Ottawa. You may wish to e-mail or contact them by: telephone at 1-800-688-2642, or by fax at 1-800-245-9274

Order No.

Series No.

Title from About the House Series

62027

CE 2

Measuring Humidity in Your Home

62028

CE 2

Combustion Gases in Your Home

62034

CE 13

Attic Venting, Attic Moisture, and Ice Dams

62037

CE 17

The Importance of Bathroom and Kitchen Fans

62039

CE 19

Insulating Your House

62041

CE 22

Your Furnace Filter

62046

CE 25

Carbon Monoxide

62045

CE 27

Choosing a Dehumidifier

62266

CE 28k

Assessing the Comfort and Safety of Mechanical Systems

62044

CE 29

Should you get your Heating Ducts Cleaned?

62839

CE 35

Hiring a Home Inspector

63218

CE 47

Home Maintenance Schedule

63637

CE 56

Preventing Falls on Stairs

63683

CE 58

The ABCs of Windows

64092

CE 61

Renovating Your Basement for Livability

65013

AE3

Dealing with Power Outages

65050

AE4

Fire Safety

65041

AE5

Improving Your Security and Safety

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) also has useful information, some of which is listed following.

  • Dwellings: Energy Conservation
  • Consumers Guide to Buying Energy-Efficient Windows and Doors
  • Dwellings: Insulation
  • Insulation: Heat
  • Keeping The Heat In

 

 


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