THE HOME INSPECTIONS PROCESS

Whether you’re about to purchase a new home or sell your existing home, as qualified Montreal Home Inspectors,

we’re trained to find any and all problems with the property that can be identified visually. 

Our Home Inspection Service Involves Inspecting the

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Exterior

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Roof

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Interior

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Plumbing

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Insulation

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Structure

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Heating and cooling system

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Electrical system

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Attic

Following the inspection, we’ll give you a detailed report describing:

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Each system of the house

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Any repairs needed

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The implications of the needed repairs

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A list of typical repair costs is provided

What we do and don’t do...

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    We pride ourselves on honesty and transparency, so you know exactly what you’re getting with our service.

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    Your home inspection will be strictly visual — we’ll only report on what we see.

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    You’re welcome to accompany us on your home inspection. However, for your safety and ours, we ask that you don’t follow us up any ladders or onto the roof.

Inspecting The Exterior

To thoroughly inspect the exterior of the property, your home inspector will:

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Walk around the exterior to ensure that the property is level.

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Check the integrity of the property by looking for cracks in the foundation and other signs of structural distress.

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Check the condition of the siding, gutters, doors, windows, patios, driveways, walkways, and wall surfaces.

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Inspect homemade decks and other do-it-yourself projects, which are more likely to contain deficiencies.

Inspecting the
Roof

Your home inspector will, whenever possible, climb up onto the roof to thoroughly check its condition. 

However, if for safety reasons, your inspector can’t climb up onto the roof (e.g. due to rain, snow, steep slopes or insecure roofing material), they will climb a ladder and use binoculars. 

They will: 

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Check the condition of the chimney, downspouts, skylights, shingles, and roof flashings.

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Carefully examine the chimney to make sure it is structurally sound.

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Look for areas vulnerable to water incursion and then check those areas carefully during the interior home inspection.

Inspecting the Interior

To thoroughly inspect the interior of the property, your home inspector will:

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Check the quality and condition of the ceilings and walls.

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Check the doors and windows function properly and are well-sealed against weather conditions.

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Check that the water pressure is satisfactory.

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Check the condition of the plumbing fixtures and faucets.

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Look for any defects in the foundation or structure of the basement or crawlspaces, paying particular attention to evidence of water leaks.

Heating & Cooling System Inspection

Your home inspector will evaluate the general condition of the heating system and make sure that heat is being distributed properly throughout the property.

If the furnace or boiler is old, your home inspector may recommend that it should be replaced. 

Your home inspector will also check for any safety risks, such as a loose flue connection or proximity to combustible materials.

The Electrical System Inspection

Your home inspector will check that the electrical system is extensive enough for the property.

For safety reasons, we may request that the power be switched off while we are inspecting the electrical panel.

To verify the capacity and condition of the electrical system, they will:

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Open and examine the electrical system panel

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Examine the circuit-breaker (or fuse) box to check that the service capacity is adequate and that the breakers and wires are suitably matched.

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Test a representative number of outlets and switches to ensure that there are no wiring defects.

If your inspector finds aluminum wiring, they will advise you and explain the known problems with this. 

Your home inspector will also:

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Test the interior and exterior lights and ceiling fans.

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Check for safety hazards, such as exposed wiring and self-installed extension cord wiring.

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Pay extra attention to the basement as these are often finished without a professional electrician and are therefore often problem hotspots.

Inspecting the Attic

Your home inspector will check the attic for:

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Chimney problems

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Excessive moisture

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Improper installation of exhaust fans, plumbing vents, and ceiling pot-lights

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Insect infestation

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Structural defects

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Water infiltration

They will also check for sufficient insulation and ventilation. Although insufficient insulation is not strictly a defect, it can significantly affect your heating costs. Consequently, if beneficial, your home inspector may recommend an upgrade.

The Home Inspection Report

After your home inspection, your home inspector will give you a detailed, verbal briefing of each system of the property and any repairs needed. To accommodate Montreal’s multilingual community, you can choose to have your briefing conducted in:

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Chinese (Mandarin)

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English

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French

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German

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Greek

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Hebrew

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Italian

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Polish

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Russian

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Persian

Within 2 days of your home inspection, you will also receive a written home inspection report with the full details of the inspection.

Your home inspector will also walk you through the house to make sure you’re clear about the strengths and weaknesses of the property. We recommend that you attend this briefing to help you better understand the written home inspection report.

Ongoing Telephone Support for Homeowners

Are you the homeowner? If so, our service doesn’t stop with the end of your home inspection. 

We offer free telephone support both before and after you move to your new home.

That's not all. We’re here to help you make informed decisions on the maintenance of your new home. That’s why we also provide several free home reference resources — call us on 1-855-426-1095 to get yours.

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OUR DIFFERENCE When You Choose Mose Home Inspections
You’ll Get

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    A thorough inspection carried out by a qualified inspector who is a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors

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    Speedy service with reports generated within 2-3 days of an inspection

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    A clear, concise and comprehensive home inspection report with illustrations, photos and an informative overview

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    Over 20 years of industry experience

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    Free telephone support (for homeowners)

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