Maintenance Inspection

Maintenance Inspection

A maintenance inspection involves a thorough inspection of a home and property every three to five years, which can yield significant returns. Inspections can identify and monitor certain conditions and components that may lead to safety hazards for family members and detect potential problems before they become serious and costly. The inspection helps the homeowner to be proactive and not reactive.

For example - regular inspections of the roof can provide advance warning to allow for several roof quotes in order to make an educated and cost effective purchase of a new roof covering. If no maintenance has been done and the roof starts to leak, the situation becomes an emergency and no comparative shopping can take place nor time for negotiating with roofing contractors for the best price.

We inspect the following..

  • Structure and Foundation
  • Roof condition and life
  • Building envelope
  • ADA accessibility
  • Electrical panels / conductors
  • Pavement / parking lot
  • Plumbing fixtures and pipe
  • Heating and Air conditioning
  • Elevators and Conveyance
  • Landscape and irrigation
  • Site grading & drainage
  • Tenant improvements

Home Maintenance

In a home, very few things are maintenance free. Proper and on-going maintenance of the house's structural and mechanical systems is essential to retaining and increasing the value of a home. Preventative maintenance can help to avoid repairs, extend the life expectancy of many components of the house and in some cases, reduce energy consumption and cost.

A good home inspection report can become the blueprint for your home maintenance plan. It can help to prioritize home improvements and offer advice on the best ways to approach repairs.

The Report?

After the inspection, we produce a computer generated report for the complete business inspection. The report includes a detailed analysis of the building, digital photographs for visual display of significant problem areas, and general maintenance tips.

  • Detailed report which can be referenced in listings and on feature sheets.
  • Additional articles relevant to information contained in the report (i.e. removing mold, reducing heat loss).
  • Colour hard copy for all business partners.
  • A recall check on appliances and HVAC systems.

Why get Inspected?

Large investments require informed decisions, hiring an unbiased, third-party inspector ensures that the building inspection does what it’s meant to do – protect you.

  • Alerts you of any deficiencies or safety issues.
  • Ranks and prioritizes any deficiencies.
  • Provide tips and recommendations for correcting deficiencies.
  • Assist in acquiring financing and insurance.

Thermal Imaging:

Thermographic imaging cameras detect temperature variations related to heat and moisture along building surfaces. Anything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat. A thermal camera is able to detect this heat and create a thermal image based on that information.

Thermographic imaging cameras can detect serious problems the naked eye can’t see, such as:

  • Plumbing leaks
  • Air duct leaks
  • Moisture intrusion
  • Inadequate or non-existent insulation
  • Heating and cooling losses
  • Abnormal heat from an appliance or
    electrical system
  • Unwanted animals
  • Poor construction