• Our Service

    Whether you’re buying or selling your home, we offer a range of inspection services to meet your needs, including Thermal Imaging

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  • My Report

    I will provide a detailed and easy-to-understand report including visuals and recommendations within 24hrs of doing the inspection & usually later the same day. I will e-mail you a link to download and print off the report or you may look at it on your computer, tablet or phone. 

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  • Thinking of buying or selling a home? It pays to be informed.

    Your home is one of your biggest investments. Whether you’re buying or selling, a high-quality home inspection provides the valuable information you need to make sound decisions and avoid costly mistakes.

    That’s where I come in. My home inspection service is exceptionally thorough and informative. That’s because I take my time with every home inspection and use specialized tools for optimum results. I invite our clients to accompany me and ask questions. It’s like getting a course in home ownership! And finally, I provide a detailed and easy-to-understand inspection report complete with tips and recommendations.

    When it comes to your home, having the right information at your fingertips can mean a world of difference. Let me help you make informed decisions about one of the most significant investments of your life.

  • Don't wait until the last minute Contact Us!

    Call us today at 905-207-4663 Or book your inspection online:

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  • I am currently a Applicant Member of OAHI Ontario Association of Home Inspectors. I do my inspections to meet or exceed the CAHPI (Canadian Association Of Home & Property Inspectors) Standards of Practice and follow their Code of Ethics of the Association and am subject to the same disciplinary mechanisms as other membership categories

    http://www.oahi.com/english/about/code-of-conduct.html  Code of conduct


    https://www.oahi.com/download.php?id=138  Standards of practice

  • As well as serving Northumberland County I will also do inspections in Peterborough County, Durham County and Hastings County. There may be a travelling fee for any inspections more then a 45 minutes travel from my office.

  • Your New Home: Kick the Bricks!

    As a professional house and building inspection company, one of our primary jobs is answering questions. One of the most common questions we get is "Should I have my brand new house inspected?" It's a fair and honest question. The short answer is YES. But you expected us to say that, right? Let me tell you why it's a fair and honest answer.

    Risk Reduction

    Let's take the emotion out of it. Let's not call it your home; let's say it's a house. A building with a roof, a structure, mechanical systems, and interior finishes. It requires a substantial investment for you to purchase this building. You are putting your money at risk. It makes sense for you to learn about the qualities of this investment before putting your money on the line.

    "But what could be wrong? It's a new house?" Yes, the risk of problems is probably lower than if you bought an old building. It actually depends on the individual properties one is comparing. It boils down to illuminating the risk, rather than assuming there is none.

    House vs. Home

    But it is artificial to take emotion out of it, precisely because the building will be your home. So you have a financial and an emotional investment. Why is this important? Because even a small problem, like for example a leak at the kitchen sink, will elicit in you an emotional response. What happens when you notice the leak? You get an adrenaline rush, you turn off the tap or the dishwasher, you wipe up the water, you remove the soaking box of dishwasher detergent, you wonder what you should do next, you call someone you trust, you call the builder or a plumber, you wait to make dinner until the service-person arrives. A non-trivial emotional investment, for a minor problem.

    For some people, that minor incident will bring on a not-so-minor bout of buyer's remorse, wherein they wonder, "What else will go wrong?" It is better for both you and your builder for the inspector to find the leak so it can be fixed immediately.

    Helps the Builder

    Your builder has worked hard to put your home together. It takes a phenomenal amount of coordination to turn an empty patch of ground into a dream house. With so many steps and so many hands, it is inevitable that some things will get missed. Sometimes we find electrical outlets that don't work. Sometimes we find un-insulated attics. These were not done on purpose, they just happen. If you hire an inspector to find the things that need attention, you can put the items on the PDI punch-list (the list of deficiencies generated at the pre-delivery inspection that the builder is contracted to fix), or you will have documentation of the issues and can bring them up later. This helps both you and the builder keep track of the final wrinkles to be ironed out. If there are only a few wrinkles, you will gain an appreciation of how well the house has been built.

    11-month Inspection

    Many of our clients choose to hire us after they move in, but before the standard one-year builder's warranty coverage expires. This has proven to be a uniquely successful strategy. The waiting period allows the newly built house to "settle-in", making a performance-based inspection more valuable.

    No matter how you look at it, getting a professional building inspector to kick the bricks of your new home is a sound idea.

    As seen in HOMES Magazine June/July/August 2003. Gerard Gransaull, P. Eng., Engineering Manager, Carson Dunlop and Associates Ltd., Consulting Engineers - Building Inspections, www.carsondunlop.com

    Line drawings are from the Carson Dunlop Home Inspection Training Program and Home Inspection Software Tool – Horizon