Home Inspection Checklist

Our inspections are performed to the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors’ (CAHPI) and National Association of Home Inspectors’ (NACHI) Standards of Practice. It is a thorough visual assessment of the readily accessible features of the property. It is not invasive or destructive in nature.

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Exterior

including lot grading, drainage, eaves and downspouts, stairs, railings, walkways, decks and porches, exterior finishes, all protrusions through the home, to the outside, including intake and exhaust vents, windows and doors, electrical service entrance, natural gas service, central air conditioning components, garages, garage doors, exposed foundation walls and more.

Structure

Consisting of the foundation, walls, floors, ceilings, columns, beams and roof members. These are the essential components that incorporate the structural integrity and strength of the home.

Roofing

including, coverings, drainage, flashings, drip edges, chimneys, skylights, eaves and soffits and downspouts, vents and all protrusions through the decking and covering and any visible roof-related issues.

Attic

insulation, ventilation and framing.

Interior

walls, floors, ceilings, stairs, railings banisters, windows, doors, egress and insulation and vapor barriers in unfinished spaces.

Kitchens

Including sinks, faucets, drainage, ventilation, outlets and lights

Laundry Rooms

plumbing, ventilation, receptacles, lights, tubs, taps and faucets.

Bathrooms

showers, tubs, sinks, taps and faucets, toilets, valves, exhaust fans, drains, piping and functional water flow.

Heating

outputs of furnaces and boilers, radiators, flues, piping, ducting, air flow at registers, thermostat controls.

Cooling

outputs, thermostat controls, line temperatures and air flows at registers

Plumbing

main shut-offs, piping materials, supply and waste piping, cross connections, hose bibs, clean-outs, water pressure, flow, hot water heaters, gas supply pipes, meter and main shut off, traps and venting.

Electrical

service entrance, main and distribution panels, amperage and voltage of service, main shut off, branch circuit conductors and their over current protection, receptacles, polarity and grounding, switches and light fixtures.

Garage

Vehicle doors, openers, automatic closers, floors and gas proofing.