Frequently Asked Questions
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This is your opportunity to obtain valuable information regarding the
condition of the systems and components of the home, at the time of inspection.
You will learn how the home is performing today, and what might be reasonably
expected in the future. The CMCH (Canada Mortgage and Housing
Coorporation) website provides insight and useful information about the house
buying process and how a home inspection will be a benefit for you.
What is the inspection process and what does it cost?
A home inspection is designed to determine if all of the essential components of the home are present and doing their job properly. For homes under 2000 square feet, the costs is $525 and requires at least 3 hours to complete. It is not a short review or cursory on details, we pride ourselves on providing the most comprehensive information about the entire home that is possible during a visual inspection. It includes the following:
- A field performance review of the home;
- An evaluation of the physical conditions - as per the CAHPI Standards of Practice;
- A visual inspection of readily accessible, installed systems and components;
- Is not technically exhaustive - it is based on a visual inspection;
- Non-destructive, non-invasive;
- Sampling type inspection.
When is the best time for a home inspection?
Elevated Home Inspections take place during the day to ensure we provide a thorough visual inspection of the exterior and interior of the home. We are available 7 days a week, starting at 8AM. Sorry no evening appointments.
For a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection, typically the home buyer obtains a home inspection after the initial purchase price of the home has been agreed upon (often as a condition of sale). For more information visit the CMHC website.
The inspection report includes a contract between Elevated Home Inspection and the client, stating that the inspection will be thorough and in accordance with the CAHPI Standards of Practice. In short, our contract ensures that the visual inspection will be exhaustive and informative. Elevated Home Inspection is accountable to you, and will provide continual advice for as long as you own the home - for free - if you buy or own the home we inspect.
Once the contract has been signed, the inspection process can take place. The inspection report is available in either soft copy (online link, available within 24hrs of the inspection, provided by the Horizon Inspection reporting system), or hard copy (binder).
What does it mean - Home Systems and Components?
Home systems and components refers to all of the items in the home that are permanently installed and required for daily living – your furnace, air conditioner, thermostat, hot water tank, plumbing, electrical system, the roof, windows and doors, to name a few. A complete list of the items inspected are listed in the CAHPI Standards of Practice.
Our 25 years of work experience ensures that we know people, we know homes, and we know how people use their homes. Elevated Home Inspection offers continual support, with respect to any new or old issue in the home, for as long as you own the home we inspect.
Do you still have more inspection questions? Contact us by phone or email, and we will be happy to assist you. Email us at email@example.com or phone 613-286-8925 today.