Home Inspection Process
A home inspection is a complete review of your home and all it’s systems. Be aware though, that inspection practices vary considerably. Some home inspectors aren’t thorough like we are – so it’s important to know what you should expect.
At Informed Home Inspections we take our time with your new home. We spend approximately four hours going through a typical detached home. We walk around the site, carefully look over the exterior of your home, get up on the roof if possible, look at patios, decks anything that may be connected to, or effect the home. After that we go inside. There we inspect and test the furnace, hot water heater, electrical panels, sump pumps, and other equipment that we find. We also look at visible structural components and check for signs of moisture entry. Then it’s upstairs to take a look inside the attic, finished interior, test the electrical, plumbing fixtures, windows, and so much more!
Afterwards, our home inspector completes a detailed report with our findings, recommendations for improvement, illustrations, and home maintenance tips! See a Sample Report here.
Below is a copy of what the Home Inspectors Association of BC recommends as a minimum standard for Home Inspectors to follow. We encourage you to review it.HIA-Scope-of-Inspection-2016