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Shoreline Home Inspections

Monday - Sunday : 8:00am to 8:00pm

Home Inspection Services

 

A home inspection is a visual non invasive examination of the physical condition of a home. This includes the foundation, structure, roof, attic, heating, electrical, plumbing, and the general condition of all installed components. Most commonly home inspections are connected to the sale of a property. Our inspection reports inform clients about the condition of the property so they are able to make an educated decision. 

 

Home inspections are not conducted on a pass or fail basis; our inspection will provide you with a complete list of items that require immediate attention, things that should be dealt with soon, and things that should be noted, but are not urgent. We will also comment on best maintenance practices for the property, recommended upgrades and fire safety.

Preparing for a Home Inspection

 

1. Provide keys to locked rooms.

 

2. Make the following areas easily accessible and free of personal items:

  • Attic Access 
  • Crawlspace Access
  • Electrical Panel
  • Water Heater 
  • Furnace/ Heat Pump  
  • Garage Door 

 

3. Turn Utilities ON

  • Water 
  • Electrical 
  • Gas * Light all pilots (Fireplace; Stove)

 

4. Appliances will only be tested if:

  • It is plugged in/ Utilities ON
  • It is free of ALL personal items 
Residential Home Inspections

Residential Home Inspections

A home inspection isn’t just about protecting your investment, but also about protecting you and your family. The home inspector understands this and take their profession very seriously.

They know they are an integral part in your decision to make the biggest investment of your life. Though not mandatory in every province in Canada, a residential home inspection should be a part of every real estate transaction. It is the best way to ensure that everyone is protected.

Pre-Listing Inspections

Pre-Listing Inspections

For Sellers and Selling Realtors; No one likes to be the last to know something, especially when you are selling your biggest asset! Be the most educated person in the room by having your own home inspected prior to listing the property.

Don’t wait for a buyer to tell you what they think is wrong. Be in control of repair negotiations and fix deficiencies before listing or disclose them. Avoid disappointment from the unknown with last minute emergency repairs and closing delays. Shoreline Home Inspections will provide an easy-to-understand detailed report that will help you get the most from your investment. 

New Home Warranty Inspections

New Home Warranty Inspections

Make sure you have a home inspector look at your home before your new home warranty expires. Our inspector will examine your home’s structure, mechanical and electrical systems to identify defects and other problems.

Home owners should  be encouraged to use the new home warranty, however many items are only covered for the first 12 to 24 months. If problems are not reported and documented before the warranty expires they will not be addressed by the builder. Home owners are not trained in defect recognition. Items that should be a concern are often missed or overlooked. This is why you need a professional home inspector on your side.

Home Maintenance Inspections

Home Maintenance Inspections

Home Maintenance Inspections are for homeowners who want to educate themselves, identify any safety concerns and protect their biggest investment!

  1. Be able to financially plan for future updates/ repairs/ renovations
  2. Be able to hire the correct service contractors and have them do more cost efficient work with fewer house calls.
  3. Know what work needs to be done by a third party (that’s us!)  so service contractors do not over bill you or do work that is unneeded.
  4. Have a “snapshot” in time of your property’s current condition, so if future issues arise you will be able to prove there is a change or new deficiency and not neglect.

Our inspection will provide you with a complete list of items that require immediate attention, things that should be dealt with soon, and things that should be noted, but are not urgent. We will also comment on best maintenance practices for the property and recommended upgrades.

Renovation Deficiency Inspections

Renovation Deficiency Inspections

 We can assess a renovation job near or after completion to make sure things have been done correctly. We will provide a report that will detail the current condition, areas to be finished,  improvements to be made and note any bad practices or poor workmanship. 

Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is included with every home inspection. Thermal imaging uses infra-red technology to perform a scan of all surface temperatures. This can be a very useful means of finding problems in a home. Thermal imaging is used to find insulation deficiencies, water leaks, electrical hot spots, and test the heating system. 

 

Aerial UAV Inspections

Aerial UAV Inspections

Using a UAV Quadcopter we can inspect roofs that are normally un-mountable due to safety or material such as metal or clay. Photos and video shot in 4K are reviewed by the inspector and added to the report.

WETT Inspections; For Wood Burning Appliances

WETT Inspections; For Wood Burning Appliances

A WETT (Wood Energy Technology Transfer) Inspection is a third party review of how a wood burning appliance has been installed.  The inspector will review the appliances' installation guide (if available) and comment on the clearances to combustibles, materials used and its overall health and safety.  The inspector may offer update or safety recommendations in the report which is at the discretion of owner or insurance provider to implement or not.   Our WETT inspectors will also tell you how to properly maintain your system to make sure your family is safe year after year.

When do you need a WETT Inspection?

  1. To ensure the wood burning appliance is safe to use
  2. Upon sale or transfer of a property; insurance providers may require inspection before use.
  3. Newly installed wood burning appliances 
  4. Renovations around an existing wood burning appliance.