- Property Maintenance Inspection
- WETT Inspection (October 2018)
- Septic Operation Inspection
- Renovation Inspection
- Targeted Problem Inspection
- Walk-Through Inspection
Property Maintenance Inspection
Property Maintenance Inspections for current property owners are beneficial. It will help you to prioritize a home improvement or preventative maintenance list and to hopefully find out about small problems before they turn into big ones. If you have been in your home for more than five years or you have not had your home inspected at the time of purchase, you should consider Inspection Solutions for a Property Maintenance Inspection.
With this inspection and your permission, I am able to go a little “Holmes or Baeumler” on the house by going a little deeper than I would normally do for the traditional “non-invasive” home inspection. I enjoy digging into and finding the root cause of an issue, and homeowners appreciate the extra work involved to get to the bottom of questions. Example: If I’m concerned about water infiltration below a basement cabinet, I’ll ask the owner if I can drill a hole in the back of the cabinet and stick a moisture meter in there to check it out, or removing a section of ductwork to inspect for cleanliness or water intrusion.
Here are some other questions you may have.
- Is it normal for the lights to dim like this when the AC turns on?
- Is my deck still safe?
- Can I leave that buried fuel oil tank in the yard when I sell?
- My roofer said the roof should be replaced; does it really need replacement this year, or can it wait?
- Should I invest in new windows or more insulation in the attic?
Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT) Inspection (starting Oct/18)
A WETT Inspection is to check for code compliance and adherence to safety requirements. The inspection includes the visual examination of smoke chambers, fireboxes, dampers, chimneys, chimney liners, hearths, and clearances, including distances from combustibles for a wood stove and flue stove vent pipes.
WETT inspections are often required by home insurance companies when a property being insured has a wood-burning appliance, such as a wood stove or fireplace.
Septic Operation Inspection
Our Septic Operation Inspection checks for leaks, cracks and the condition of the baffles and includes a flow test. The tank must be pumped for the inspection after the flow test. We will arrange with a septic pumper of your choice to empty the septic tank during the inspection so we can check the tank and baffle conditions. We also check that all appliances and associated pipes are properly discharging into their approved waste systems.
If you are having renovations on your home, it is good to have an inspector oversee the quality of the work.
With a Renovation Inspection by Inspection Solutions I will look for sub-standard materials, poor workmanship or jobs left unfinished. The renovation will be assessed twice, once halfway through and once near completion to make sure everything is being done correctly. A written report will be prepared after each visit to the site.
Targeted Problem Inspection
If you have a problem or concern about a single issue or area in your home, I can help identify the problem and suggest actions for correction.
For most Targeted Problem Inspections, we begin by discussing the history of the problem with the owner. We ask questions like; how did you become aware of the issue, what has changed, what has been done to remedy the issue, what has made it better, what has made it worse, etc. We’re quite good at getting to the bottom of mysterious problems in houses.
Targeted Problem Inspections may include frost in the attic, ice dams, roof leaks, chimney leaks, basement water problems, cracks in foundations, settlement and movement of foundations, heating systems back drafting… and the list goes on.
There are many reasons for having a problem with your home inspected, for example:
- You suspect there is a problem but not sure exactly what the cause is
- Want a professional opinion to confirm an issue and some advice about what to do next or what type of contractor to contact
- You want to know the extent of old wiring in your home
- You want to learn some background information so you can discuss the problem with your contractor confidently
Walk-through Inspection is developed to provide a basic service to get a professional assessment of your home at a minimal cost to you. This walk-through inspection is a verbal dialogue with the homeowner and does not include a written report. It will help provide knowledge about your home which may help with, finding defects the buyer’s inspection may find, decisions for renovations, maintenance, and more.
For more information or to book your inspection:Contact Kenny