A standard, certified home inspection of a Calgary area home is based on a visual inspection of the house, including all major systems of the home. These systems include exterior, roofing, building structure including the foundation, electrical, plumbing, insulation and the home’s heating & cooling (HVAC) systems. A standard inspection is not invasive and no damage will be done to the building during the inspection process.
As the homeowner, or prospective homeowner, we encourage you to attend the home inspection, so you can be a part of the process, ask any questions along the way and to learn more about your home’s strengths and weaknesses, whether it is an existing home or a new home.
Receiving an objective analysis of your home by a certified home inspector will provide a thorough, detailed report that you can trust. By learning about your home’s overall structural integrity, you will be better equipped to monitor or repair any deficiencies and improve such aspects as energy efficiency, water leakage, hot electrical issues, etc. The end result will be a longer lasting, more energy efficient home that will save you money in the long run that can be easier to sell in the future.
What do we inspect?
We inspect all major systems in your home including:
Roofing: Shingle condition, gutters & downspouts, valleys and flashing
Exterior: Siding condition, exterior penetrations, electrical outlets, drainage, windows, doors and decks
Garage: Garage door hardware, controls and operation, heat and floors
Interior: Electrical outlets & switches, plumbing fixtures, windows, doors, stairways, pest intrusion and presence of mould
Bathrooms: Showers, tubs, toilets, sinks, drains, faucets and exhaust fans
Structure: Basement/crawlspaces, walls, floors, supports, beams, ceilings and ventilation
Plumbing: Drain, waste and vent system, hot water tank, sump pumps and water shut offs
Electrical: Overhead or underground entry lines, main shut off, main distribution panel, switches, fixtures and outlets, GFCI outlet operation and junction boxes
Heating and Air Conditioning: Identification and operation of heat source(s), thermostat operation, safety controls, distribution system, filters, natural gas fireplaces and flues
Insulation & Ventilation: insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces, ventilation of attics and foundation areas, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar exhaust systems and clothes dryer exhaust systems.
Thermal Imaging: Your home inspector will use thermal imaging technology to examine the home for hidden issues including energy efficiency/heat loss, plumbing leaks and hot electrical wiring. Read more about our thermal imaging services.
Mold Testing: We will test for mold levels and look for trouble spots where mold would be encouraged to grow. Mold can affect your family’s health. Read more about our mold testing process.
Asbestos Testing: Asbestos has been a known danger since the late 20th century. It is important to consider testing for asbestos in your home, especially if your home was built between the 1950’s and 1970’s. Read more about our asbestos testing process.
Wall to Wall Home Inspections follows the industry’s best practices and we make use of the latest technologies (e.g. thermal imaging) to provide a thorough and comprehensive inspection report.
We are grateful for the trust you are placing in choosing our service and we ensure that each inspection is based on honesty and integrity, providing you with the due diligence and quality of reporting you expect.