What’s Involved in a Home Inspection in Ottawa?

A Home Inspection in Ottawa is the best way to get an unbiased, independent view of problems in a home you are planning to buy. These facts help you make a well-informed and sound decision and save you a significant amount of money on repairs in the long term. Here are some Home Inspection basics:

  • The amount of time taken to complete a Home Inspection will be dependent on the size & condition of the home and could take between 1-4 hours
  • Ideally, you need to accompany the inspector so that you have visual reinforcement of the overall written report
  • Double Check Inspections Inc takes its work very seriously. Every single inspection is a thorough & complete analysis of all the major components and systems in a home
  • Our report includes a very clear description of our findings, the issues will be noted & digital pictures will be taken (this helps you identify all the issues quickly)
  • The computer-generated reports will be delivered via email post the inspection

What is Covered?

A comprehensive Home Inspection includes:

  • Roofing-The elements that will be checked are flashings, shingles, ventilation, insulation, gutters, trim and vents, downspouts, skylights as well as all other related features
  • Attics– As long as this space is accessible, we will check the rafters, joists, access hatch, insulation, trusses, collar ties, wiring attachments & related elements
  • Plumbing & Fixtures– This covers checks of water distribution systems, water pressure, water heaters, toilets, baths and showers, sinks and faucets & all visible plumbing system components
  • Heating & Cooling System-We inspect all the air cleaning parts, the furnace, conduct electronic monoxide testing, check the visible duct work and all the visible HVAC components
  • Interior– As part of the interior check we inspect walls, ceilings and floors, windows and doors, stairs, finishes, banisters, built-in appliances, cabinets & shelving, sinks, smoke detectors etc
  • Electrical Systems– Test switches and outlets, junction boxes, visible wiring, service panel, service entry (to check for safe clearances), grounding systems & related electrical components
  • Foundation, Crawl Spaces & Basements– The crawlspaces will be inspected as long as we are able to access the areas. The other things that will be checked are the utility attachments, vapor barriers, posts, ventilation, floors, columns and walls as well as other structural features
  • Exterior-We inspect all windows and doors, siding materials, entryways, vents, lintels & sashes & related features and elements

Double Check Inspections Incs approach to Home Inspections in Ottawa ensures that our clients are able to make well-informed property buying decisions. For more information call us at 613-322-3682 or contact us via this online form.

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