East Coast Home Inspection Ltd
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Pre-Listing (Sellers) Inspection
As a homeowner planning to list your property for sale, a pre-listing home inspection will help attend to any problem areas which may exist on the property. You will have a clear understanding of the condition of the home. By having a professional home inspection report available to the buyer, you will not only improve the likelihood of a sale but the price and timeline as well. A pre-listing inspection will help avoid any surprises at closing time.
Why Get A Pre-Listing Inspection
Identify issues & make repairs ahead of time – By identifying possible defects early on, the seller is in a position to handle repairs prior to listing. Having a home in perfect shape could mean more money to the seller and a faster sale. Making repairs ahead of time will limit any objections during the sale of your home. Alternatively, sellers can disclose any issues to potential buyers in the disclosure documents.
Aid as a pricing tool – Having a completed inspection report from a professional inspector will help the seller arrive at a great listing price. If we discover any depreciation you might want to take that into consideration when pricing your home for sale.
Provide a feeling of confidence to potential buyers - With a clean inspection in hand after viewing a property, potential buyers could feel more comfortable in moving ahead with an offer. When a buyer can see there are no major defects in the property to be addressed, it is easier for them to determine how much they can comfortably spend on the house.
Our Pre-Listing Service Include
Included with all our professional reports: Improvement recommendations for conditions, with time frames and ballpark costs. See our Home Inspection Sample Report.
Photos and colour illustrations.
Reference material to help people understand how their home works, life cycles and costs of home components and critical maintenance tips.
We also offer additional value that will help when selling your home.
Our one-page PDF Summary Report can be shared with prospective buyers and other Realtors. The report highlights the positive attributes and major findings of our inspection. Click to view a sample of our one-page Home Inspection Summary.
We will also include 50 high-quality print copies of the Summary Report, one full-colour printout of the complete inspection report and a copy of our Home Maintenance Book all in a professionally displayed binder.
An onsite review is an essential component to a complete home inspection. In order to familiarize yourself with the property, our report, findings we offer a complete onsite review with you. Just give us a call and we will be happy to meet with you. See some more advantages of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection.
Finding the right home can be stressful and sometimes involving uncertainty. Having the property inspected will help reduce your risk, determine what you may need to repair and establish repair time frames. Knowing the building and property’s condition will help you make an informed investment decision.
New Construction (Phase) Inspection
A new construction or phase inspection is a great way to provide peace of mind during your new build. Even a new home may have defects due to questionable construction methods, poor workmanship, or possible items which have just been overlooked.
The builders and/or city building department inspectors may overlook items at times. Regardless of the builder’s intentions, it may be difficult to oversee all of the details in building a new home. Consider a New Home Inspection as a solution to help identify areas for improvement and make living in your new home more enjoyable.
Home Maintenance Inspection
East Coast Home Inspection Ltd offers comprehensive, independent and cost-effective Home Maintenance and Safety Inspections.
Owning and maintaining a home is a significant responsibility. All of us live busy lives, so understanding the status of your home is often difficult. We often take a reactionary approach to maintenance, and only address or repair something once it breaks.
A Maintenance and Safety Inspection from East Coast Home Inspection Ltd will review all areas of your home, which are related to proper maintenance and repair. The inspection will review the following areas:
Roofing and Attic
Foundation, Basement, and Crawlspace
A complete, detailed report will be generated for you that will outline:
Immediate Repairs – highlight items needing immediate repair.
Maintenance Reminders – outline items that are in need of maintenance or will need maintenance in the next year.
Monitoring Needed – indicate reminders for items that should be monitored and checked periodically.
Safety Items – highlight any unsafe conditions or items affecting occupant safety.
Testing is the only way to find out your home’s radon levels. Health Canada recommends testing all homes for radon. Radon has been found in homes all over Canada. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.
Your home can trap radon inside. Radon can also enter your home through well water. If you find that you have high radon levels, there are ways to fix a radon problem. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.
Any home can have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home. That is where you spend most of your time. Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in Canada is estimated to have an elevated radon level. Elevated levels of radon gas have been found in homes in New Brunswick.
Radon Testing from East Coast Home Inspection Ltd:
We utilize both e-Perm devices and Airthings Professional - Continuous Radon Monitors
Certified by the C-NRPP - This is the only certification that is recognized by Health Canada
Conducted separately or Bundled with your home inspection
Radon Screening Assessments, Short-Term & Long-Term testing
Results delivered the same day test ends and devices are collected
Buildings with up to four units are treated much the same as a house, with every item and aspect of the structure and interior meticulously inspected.
Larger buildings or properties are often Inspected on a need to know basis. This approach reduces the cost of the inspection and still gives our client the information they need to make an informed decision.
Using this approach when inspecting larger buildings tends to be as effective as the unit by unit approach used on smaller buildings. The inspector inspects all the exterior components, siding roof, and foundation in detail. The inspector then randomly chooses between ten and twenty percent of the units to inspect thoroughly, some units first floor, some on middle floors and top floor units to check for roof leaks. The inspection findings can then be extrapolated to determine the overall quality and condition of the project.
If you have a wood-burning appliance or fireplace in your home, or you are looking to purchase a home which has a wood-burning appliance/fireplace then you may find that your insurance company asks you to provide them with a WETT Certificate for that appliance/fireplace. WETT stands for Wood Energy Technology Transfer and WETT Inc is a National body that promotes the safe and effective use of wood-burning systems in Canada.
This type of inspection is known as a Site Basic Visual Inspection – which is a general overview of the readily accessible parts to determine if the system meets current regulations. As a SITE Basic Inspector, we are qualified to undertake this type of WETT Inspection for you.
Our WETT Inspections can be carried out either as part of your home inspection or as a stand-alone inspection.
factory built fireplaces
and other solid-fuel burning appliances
Our WETT Inspection is a report on the technical evaluation of your systems and its code compliance. It is also presented in a PDF format that includes:
an inspection checklist
When delivered to you, our report is ready to present to your insurance company alongside a letter stating whether the appliance is or is not code compliant – if it is not, then we explain the reasons why with recommendations, ballpark estimates of costs, to bring the appliance up to code.
Pool and Spa Inspection
Because of the complexity and sophistication of the pools that are being built today, it is recommended to contact a pool service company to either maintain or educate you about the operation and maintenance of your pool and its equipment. A professional pool service company will perform a comprehensive inspection that will include such things as leak detection, testing of pumps, pressures, filters and water condition. Many companies offer discounts for these services that are included in the contract agreement.
What does a Pool & Spa Inspection cover? The overall scope of this service includes a visible inspection of accessible pool components for obvious deficiencies such as leaking pumps, broken pipes, chipped or cracked pool decks. This is a visual inspection only and will not identify leaks in the pool, temperature or pressure issues or evaluate the correct chemical balance of water. This service is included in the home inspection as a courtesy to my clients at no additional cost when requested.
Monster Free Inspection
East Coast Home Inspection Ltd knows that kids are part of the move to. So I wanted to offer the kids some peace of mind during the move and offer our Certified Monster Free inspection.
Have a look at the Home Inspection Certificate.