SERVICES

Clarified Home and Building Inspections offers many types of inspections to suit your needs.

Read below for details of the many services we offer. All our rates are listed here. Feel free to contact us at any time to ask questions or receive a quote.

Pre-Purchase Inspections

Pre-Purchase Inspections

Buying a home is likely your biggest investment. It’s difficult to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into, especially with a resale home. Give yourself peace of mind by having a pre-purchase inspection and buy with confidence.

Our pre-purchase home inspection is a detailed assessment of your homes components and systems. It provides the following:

  • Protection from hidden expenses.
  • Protection for your family from safety hazards. (shock, fire, fall, etc.)
  • Estimates for the remaining life of components so you can budget accordingly.

A detailed electronic report is provided same day which includes the embedded and annotated inspection photos to clearly identify and communicate the location and severity of defects.

All full inspections and reports are executed in accordance with the standards of Ontario Association of Home Inspectors.

Covered Components:

  • roof
  • attic spaces
  • chimneys
  • exterior cladding
  • windows and doors
  • drainage and landscaping
  • fences and decks
  • foundation
  • insulation and air barriers
  • plumbing system
  • electrical system
  • heating and cooling systems
  • basements and crawlspaces
  • bathrooms
  • kitchens
  • flooring

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Pre-Listing Inspections

Pre-Listing Inspections

A Pre-Listing inspection is for people who are planning on selling their home. Are you unsure about the condition of your home or are you worried about what a prospective buyer’s Home Inspection will find? Perhaps you would like an inspection report to present to prospective buyers to facilitate multiple offers?

Plan for success by eliminating any surprises during the sale process. A complete pre-listing assessment of your house will identify any components which require immediate repair or replacement. Provide remaining life estimates for all major components and identify any safety or performance issues with the home. This report will also assist you in pricing the home relative to comparable properties and may act a sales tool for maximizing the price of sale.

A detailed electronic report is provided same day which includes the embedded and annotated inspection photos to clearly identify and communicate the location and severity of defects.

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Tarion New Home Warranty Inspections

Tarion New Home Warranty Inspections

Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI)

Just because a home is new doesn’t mean that it’s built right. Protect yourself and find any problems with your new build home before you move in. Our pre-delivery inspection looks at your new home from top-to-bottom to ensure that it is move-in ready. We will attend the PDI with you and your builder representative. We will help represent you and ensure that any defects get documented.

30 Day, One/Two/Seven-Year Warranty Inspections

Every new home is protected under the Tarion Warranty Corporation, the regulator of the new home building industry in Ontario. If your new home has any construction defects that need attention, you can be protected under Tarion’s Warranty protection plan. A Warranty Inspection will thoroughly document any and all deficiencies found in your home construction to ensure that your builder is held accountable. We are familiar with the Tarion Construction Guidelines and relevant building codes. We know what to look for and what is covered by the program at all the warranty intervals.

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Condo Inspections

Condo Inspections

The purpose of a condo inspection is to advise the purchases on the condition of the interior of the unit. It identifies any components which are malfunctioning or at end of life. It also looks for signs of problems such as water leakage, electrical or plumbing issues, inadequate or malfunctioning ventilation. The condition of flooring, walls, ceilings, fixtures, showers & bathtubs, windows and doors are also examined.

All condo units have common elements (i.e. Structure, Roof, Heating and Cooling Systems, Electrical and Plumbing Services) and shared living spaces (Lobby, Parking, Elevators and Hallways, Pools, Gyms and other recreational areas) which are payed for and managed by the building management company using the monthly common element fees. These common elements are not included in the inspection, however if noted, the inspector will make a general note of any obvious issues (i.e a worn out roof, or blown window seals) that may affect the owner via an increase in the common element fees.

A detailed electronic report is provided same day which includes the embedded and annotated inspection photos to clearly identify and communicate the location and severity of defects.

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Commercial Building Inspections

Commercial Building Inspections

We offer commercial building inspections on small to medium properties such as live/work combination units, low rise single and multiple unit commercial buildings as well as meeting halls and churches.

All major systems of the building are inspected and reported on. A detailed description of the condition of all systems are reported on. The inspection provides a 20 year outlook on the cost expenditure profile for the property. Invest with confidence knowing the complete condition of the property.

The property assessment will meet the ASTM standard E2018-01 Property Condition Assessment unless otherwise specified.

Components Covered:

  • The Structure
  • The Electrical System
  • The Heating System
  • The Air Conditioning System
  • The Ventilation System
  • The Plumbing System and Fixtures
  • The Roof Surface
  • Interior Components (Non Cosmetic)
  • The Exterior Wall Cladding
  • Visible Insulation Spot Check
  • Landscape Components including:
    • Walkways,
    • Driveways (excluding Sewers) and
    • Retaining Walls

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WETT Inspections

WETT Inspections

A level 1 WETT (Wood Energy Transfer Technology) Inspection is a visual check of wood burning stoves & fireplace installations against relevant standards and codes. Most insurance companies will require inspection of wood burning appliances by a WETT certified inspector as a condition of insuring the building. The provided report will give the insurance company the information they need to insure your home.

Wood burning appliance inspections are available as a standalone service or as an add on to a home inspection. Don’t get stuck with the cost of a non-compiling installation post purchase. Any safety issues with the installation will be clearly identified to you so that you know what needs to be done.

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Maintenance Inspections

Maintenance Inspections

An inspection service especially for home owners. Your home is often the largest asset you own and as it gets older and more well-used, it can be hard to know how best to take care of it. You may unaware of emerging problems and safe hazards. Prevent small problems from becoming costly large problems. Create a knowledge based budget for home maintenance.

  • What are your maintenance priorities?
  • What needs to be done now and what can wait?
  • Approximately how much will repairs cost?
  • Are there any unsafe conditions in my home?

Our home maintenance inspection will help you answer all of these questions and will assist you in creating a long term plan for caring for and improving your home.

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Thermal Inspections

Thermal Inspections

A thermal inspection of your house using infrared technology under the right conditions can reveal latent defects hidden within wall and ceiling assemblies such as missing or improperly installed insulation, exterior stucco water damage, air leakage and wet areas due to water leaks which may support mould growth. This inspection goes beyond what can be seen with a basic visual inspection. Incorporate a full thermal scan into your home inspection to eliminate surprises and save money on your heating and cooling bills.

Available as a stand-alone service or as an add-on to a home inspection.

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