Q:WHAT ARE YOUR INSPECTORS' QUALIFICATIONS? A: The industry is essentially unregulated. Anyone can call themselves a home inspector. Our home inspection professionals are highly trained and Carson Dunlop-Certified to provide our customers with outstanding service and quality advice. Carson Dunlop offers the best training in the industry by combining in-class and hands-on technical training. Our inspectors also have extensive backgrounds in house systems, home construction and the residential real estate industry.
Q:CAN I FOLLOW ALONG AT THE INSPECTION? A: Absolutely. We encourage you to attend. This is a valuable learning experience for most home buyers. It is the perfect opportunity to ask specific questions about the condition of the home and its major systems. Also, where defects are identified, the Inspector can discuss these so that you understand what repairs are required and when.
We like to think of the inspection as a one-on-one course in home ownership, customized just for you.
Q:ARE YOU MEMBERS OF A HOME INSPECTION ASSOCIATION? A: Yes. We are members of InterNACHI (InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors), the worlds largest Home Inspection Association that is approved by The OACIQ.
Q:DO YOU DO REPAIRS OR RECOMMEND CONTRACTORS? A: No. We are a consulting firm specializing in building inspections. We consider it a conflict of interest for a home inspector to recommend or refer a contractor to perform repairs.
Q:HOW MUCH DOES AN INSPECTION COST? A: Some factors will affect the fee. If you are comparing home inspection firms, the fee charged should not be the sole deciding factor, unless of course the level of service offered is identical.
We suspect the house you are buying is not the cheapest house, but rather a house that you feel represents good value. We urge you to choose your home inspector the same way. That being said, our pre-purchase inspections start at $294(+) for apartment style condos & $449(+) for single family homes.
Q:HOW LONG DOES AN INSPECTION TAKE? A: A typical home inspection takes between 2 - 3 hours. Some older and/or larger homes can take longer. As a courtesy to the vendor, they should be informed of the time involved once the inspection is arranged.
Q:DO YOU PROVIDE A WRITTEN REPORT? A: Yes. This is part of our standards.
Q:CAN WE CONTACT YOU WITH QUESTIONS AFTER THE INSPECTION? A: Anytime! At CHECKLIST Inspections, we're with you for life. Call us anytime and we'll be happy to help with the right answers and advice to all your questions, thoughts and/or concerns.
Q:WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT? A: We inspect the major systems of the house. These include the Roof, Exterior, Structure, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior. The goal is to identify any existing major problems that would affect a typical purchasers buying decision.
We will add significantly to your knowledge of the home, but still cannot tell you everything about the house. All home inspections are entirely visual. No destructive testing is performed. The inspection and report will put you in a much better position to make your decision.
SERVICE AREAS Island of Montreal & Surrounding Areas