Welcome To House Check Inspections

Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals, you probably will not get to meet me until after you hire me. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and yes, different pricing. One thing for sure is that a home inspection requires work, a lot of work. Ultimately a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort. I will use my skills, training and 30+ years of construction experience, to observe, report and explain issues found that can affect one of the most important purchases of your life.

Following your inspection, I will provide you with an easy to read report, complete with supporting photos.

What is a Home Inspection?

Most home inspection services consist of an on-site, in-person, detailed examination of the condition of a home. It is not a pass or fail test, but an assessment of the condition of the structure.

Home inspections help home buyers make important decisions. For example, after getting the results of a home inspection, a buyer may decide to:

  • Ask the seller to make certain repairs
  • Accept a defect and deal with its consequences
  • Ask for a price adjustment
  • Not buy the home.

Also, some sellers choose to have an inspection done before selling their home so they have a current inspection report to show prospective buyers. While this information can be helpful, you should have your own home inspection done prior to signing on the dotted line.

As a buyer, it is important to make sure that you are at the home, during the inspection. This is your chance to ask questions and see any issues first hand.

A home inspector will typically examine a property’s:

  • Foundation
  • Doors and windows
  • Roof  (where accessible and safe to do so)
  • Exterior walls Attics
  • Plumbing and electrical systems (where visible)
  • Heating and air conditioning systems
  • Ceilings, walls and floors
  • Insulation (where visible)
  • Ventilation systems
  • Drainage away from buildings, slopes and natural vegetation
  • Overall assessment of structural integrity of the building(s)
  • Common areas (in the case of a condominium, or co-operative).

Home inspectors complete a report that outlines the property’s condition, as observed at the time of inspection. This report is provided to the client. It will normally show:

  • The condition of every major system and component of the home
  • Areas of a home that need repair, or may need repair in the near future
  • If something is not working properly, is unsafe, or needs to be changed
  • Any evidence of past problems.

You should also keep in mind that:

  • Home inspectors cannot see or find everything in a home. They provide an overall perspective of the home’s condition at the time of inspection.  For example, they may not find mould.
  • A home inspection does not provide warranties or guarantees about the condition of the house or how well it works.

Services

Home Buyers:

Emotions can often affect buyers and make it hard to recognize any problems with their chosen home. A buyer needs a home inspection to point out various conditions of the home before final purchase and moving in.

Home Sellers:

More and more sellers are opting to have a thorough inspection of their home before they first list their home for sale. First and foremost would be to have a home inspection for full disclosure. You will have demonstrated that you did what you could to reveal any defects within the home. Secondly, you will save money and hassle by being aware of any defects now rather than after you have negotiated the sale and are thus faced with potential costly repairs discovered during the buyers inspection. Defects discovered prior to a pending sale will permit you to shop for repair estimates rather than dealing with inflated estimates a buyer may resent. Get your asking price by being prepared.

About Us

House Check Inspections services the areas of Exeter, Grand Bend, Bayfield, Clinton, Seaforth, Mitchell, Stratford, St Marys, Lucan, and Huron and Perth Counties

Bert Van Kruistum is:

  • Certified Member in good standing with Internachi, The International Association Of Certified Home Inspectors. Member #NACHI13093007.
  • Ongoing required training from Internachi
  • Licenced carpenter (red seal)
  • Qualified building code designer BCIN # 31111
  • Past member of Tarion Home Warranty
  • 30 + years of construction experience (residential + commercial)
  • Present owner of residential building and renovation company
Certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors$10,000 Honor Guarantee, Backed by InterNACHI

The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) promotes a high standard of professionalism, business ethics and inspection procedures. InterNACHI members subscribe to the following Code of Ethics in the course of their business.
Read the INTERNACHI Code of Ethics

Pricing

Type of Property
Apartment $235.00 plus HST
Townhouse Condo $295.00 plus HST
Single Family Res (under 2,500 SQ FT ) $350.00 plus HST
There is an extra charge of $10.00 per 100 sq.ft. over 2,500
For all others, please contact us for pricing

Contact

(519) 237-3559
RR # 2 Dashwood, Ontario N0M 1N0
housecheckinspect@gmail.com