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Mission Statement

Our goal at Inspec Homes is to give every client the knowledge they need to feel confident in their home.

About Us

We offer an online platform to help you manage your home inspection from start to finish. You are able to book, pay, and download your report online. Book an inspector in your area or inquire if we service your area over the phone or online through our booking feature. The payment platform allows to enter your payment information online or with the inspector at the time of the inspection. You will not be charged until you receive your report. Reports are sent via email.

What We Do

Our home inspectors offer a variety of services including but not limited to, Standard Home Inspections, Pre-Listing Home Inspections, Walk Through Inspections, WETT Inspections, Tarion Home Warranty Inspections, General Maintenance Inspections, and Construction and Renovation Inspections. Prices vary based on location, size and age of home, and by inspector.

Standard Home Inspections

A standard home inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of the all visible and readily accessible components of a home. The components include, but are not limited to, Plumbing, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Electrical, Structure, and, Interior and Exterior. The inspection comes with an easy to read report that notes all the components and there condition at the time of the inspection.

Pre-listing Inspections

This inspection is the same as a standard home inspection but is typically requested by the seller or the seller's real estate agent prior to listing the home for sale.The report is used as a selling feature that puts the buyer's mind at ease and help generated top dollar for your home. It consists of a two to three hour home inspection and includes a report.

Walk Through Inspections

This inspection is perfect for today's hot real estate market where you as the buyer do not want to put in a home inspection as a condition but still want the to know about the property and any potential issues. This inspection consists of a one to two hour walk through by the inspector with the buyer or buyer's agent during a viewing. Information about the home's major systems and components are communicated verbally but this inspection DOES NOT include an inspection report.

WETT inspections

A WETT inspection is Fireplace or Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inspection and can only be performed by a WETT certified inspector so look for the WETT certified logo or contact us for more details. They are often required for insurance purposes and are done as part of a general home inspection or a stand alone WETT inspection.

Tarion Home Warranty Inspection

Purchasing a newly constructed home doesn’t end when you move in, Tarion Home warranty are filled out during and after construction is complete. Our inspectors are happy to lend a keen eye and find any defects cosmetic or other and document them with pictures for your Tarion Home Warranty forms. For more information on the Tarion Home Warranty program please visit www.tarion.com

Maintenance Inspection

Whether you are moving into an older home or have lived if one for years it's a good idea to know your home. Our inspectors are happy to come by and inspect your property and provide you with maintenance suggestions and tips specifically for your home. Knowing how to properly maintain your home can save you money by increasing the life of its systems and components.

Privacy Statement

Inspec Homes Home Inspections is committed to respecting the privacy of individuals and recognizes a need for the appropriate management and protection of any personal information that you agree to provide to us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.

Terms and Service

Inspec Homes (Hereinafter "INSPECTOR") and the undersigned (hereinafter "CLIENT"), collectively referred to herein as "the parties." The Parties Understand and Voluntarily Agree as follows:

I. INSPECTOR agrees to perform a visual inspection of the home/building and to provide CLIENT with an inspection report identifying the defects that INSPECTOR both observed and deemed material. INSPECTOR may offer comments as a courtesy, but these comments will not comprise the bargained-for report. The report is only supplementary to the seller's disclosure.

  1. Unless otherwise inconsistent with this Agreement or not possible, INSPECTOR agrees to perform the inspection in accordance to the current Standards of Practice of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors, (CAHPI), American Society of Home lnspectors {ASHI}, and the existing National Association of Certified Home lnspectors (NACHI) posted at http://www.nachi.org/sop.htm. CLIENT understands that these standards contain certain limitations, exceptions, and exclusions.
  2. The inspection and report are performed and prepared for the use of CLIENT, who gives INSPECTOR permission to discuss observations with real estate agents. owners, repair persons, and other interested parties. INSPECTOR accepts no responsibility for use or misinterpretation by third parties. INSPECTOR'S inspection of the property and the accompanying report are in no way intended to be a guarantee or warranty, express or implied, regarding the future use, operability, habitability or suitability of the home/building or its components. Any and all warranties, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are expressly excluded by this Agreement,
  3. INSPECTOR assumes no liability for the cost of repair or replacement of unreported defects or deficiencies either current or arising in the future. CLIENT acknowledges that the liability of INSPECTOR, its agents, employees, for claims or damages, costs of defense or suit, attorney's fees and expenses and payments arising out of or related to the INSPECTOR'S negligence or breach of any obligation under this Agreement, including errors and omissions in the inspection or the report, shall be limited to liquidated damages in an amount equal to the fee paid to the INSPECTOR, and this liability shall be exclusive. CLIENT waives any claim for consequential, exemplary, special or incidental damages or for the loss of the use of the home/building even if the CLIENT has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The parties acknowledge that the liquidated damages are not intended as a penalty but are intended (i) to reflect the fact that actual damages may be difficult and impractical to ascertain; (ii) to allocate risk among the INSPECTOR and CLIENT and (iii) to enable the INSPECTOR to perform the inspection at the stated fee.
  4. INSPECTOR does not perform engineering, architectural, plumbing, or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case he/she may inform the CLIENT that he/she is so licensed, and is therefore qualified to go beyond this basic home inspection, and for additional fee, perform additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic home inspection. Any agreement for such additional inspections shall be in a separate writing or noted here.
  5. ln the event of a claim against INSPECTOR, CLIENT agrees to supply INSPECTOR with the following:(1)Written notification of adverse conditions within 14 days of discovery, and {2) Access to the premises, Failure to comply with the above conditions will release INSPECTOR and its agents from any and all obligations or liability of any kind
  6. The parties agree that any litigation arising out of this Agreement shall be filed only in the Court having jurisdiction in the County in which the INSPECTOR has its principal place of business. ln the event that CLIENT fails to prove any adverse claims against INSPECTOR in a court of law, CLIENT agrees to pay all legal costs, expenses and fees of INSPECTOR in defending said claims.
  7. lf any court declares any provision of this Agreement invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in effect. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties. All prior communications are merged into this Agreement, and there are no terms or conditions other than those set forth herein. No statement or promise of INSPECTOR or its agents shall be binding unless reduced to writing and signed by INSPECTOR. No change or modification shall be enforceable against any party unless such change or modification is in writing and signed by the parties. This Agreement shall be binding upon and enforceable by the parties and their heirs. executors, administrators, successors and assignees. CLIENT shall have no cause of action against INSPECTOR after one year from the date of the inspection.
  8. Payment of the fee to INSPECTOR (less any deposit) is due upon completion of the on-site inspection. The CLIENT agrees to pay all legal and time expenses incurred in collecting due payments, including attorney's fees, if any. lf CLIENT is a corporation. LLC, or similar entity, the person signing this Agreement on behalf of such entity does personally guaranty payment of the fee by the entity.

Inspec Homes Home Inspector Code of Ethics

Inspec Homes Home Inspectors subscribe to the Code of Ethics established by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). We require our home inspectors to follow a high standard of professionalism, ethics and home inspection procedures.

  1. Home Inspector’s Duty to the Public
    1. Always be fair, honest and unbiased, truthful about qualifications, certifications and services
    2. Do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, nationality, sexual orientation, family status or disability for any business activities
    3. Always act in the best interest of the client unless doing so violates the law
    4. Always use a written contract that identifies the specific services, deliverables, limitations of service and fees associated
    5. Do not release any information to a third party other than to protect the safety of others, to comply with the law, or with written consent from the client and they have been made explicitly aware of exactly what information will be released, to whom and for what purpose
    6. Any disclosed or undisclosed conflict of interest with a client is strictly prohibited
    7. Do not offer or accept and commissions, profits, rebates or other benefit from real estate agents, brokers or any third parties having a financial interest in the sale of the property
    8. Do not offer or provide repair services (for additional compensation) for a home that was the subject of a home inspection conducted by the home inspector or the company for a period of 12 months.
  2. Home Inspector’s Duty to Continue Education
    1. Prepare for and pass the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) Online Home Inspector Exam once every 3 years
    2. Maintain knowledge of current building codes and local/municipal updates that are relevant to home inspections
  3. Home Inspector's Professional Duty
    1. Do not engage in any action that damages or is destructive to other home inspectors, the home inspection industry or its governing bodies.
    2. Maintain membership and abide by the current rules of the InterNACHI

Home Inspector Standards of Practice

Summary

A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a home. The purpose of the home inspection is to identify defects to the systems, structure and components of the home as defined by these standards of practice.

The observations made on the general home inspection are relevant to the date of inspection and not a prediction of future conditions and may not completely reveal every issue present or that could ever be present, only those observed on the date of the inspection.

A defect is a specific issue of concern that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property or that poses an unreasonable risk to safety. Just because a system, structure or component is nearing or beyond its useful life may not mean it is a material defect.

The general home inspection identifies in writing the defects observed and identified by the home inspector and may include additional comments and recommendations.

Limitations

Exclusions

Inspection Standards of Practice

  • Roof
  • Exterior
  • Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace and Structure
  • Heating Systems
  • Cooling Systems
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Fireplace
  • Attic, Insulation and Ventilation
  • Windows, Doors, Interior
  • These terms are a summary of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Visit InterNACHI's full description and glossary of terms.