How do I find a qualified Home Inspector?

 

Purchasing a home is the largest investment most of us will make. This process requires the expert assistance of an experienced Realtor and a qualified home inspector. The Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (CAHPI) has established the most widely recognized standard of quality for home inspections nationwide.

 

A qualified Home Inspector will examine the home's major systems including...

 

         Electrical

         Plumbing

         Heating

         Roofing

         Foundation

         Interior & Exterior

 

The Home Inspector will not make the buying decision for you, but will provide you with a detailed inspection report to help you make that decision wisely. Following the inspection, the Inspector will provide you with an objective information report regarding the condition of the systems and components of the home, as inspected at the time of the home inspection. The Home Inspector should be willing to answer any questions a buyer might have and to clarify the limitations of the inspection to avoid misunderstandings.

 

You will benefit most from your inspection if you can be at the house during the inspection. The home inspection is the perfect opportunity to become familiar with the house. Do not hesitate to ask questions. A good inspector will be glad to take the time to explain proper maintenance and operating procedures for many of the building components