At Canadian Home Inspection Services we inspect from the top to the bottom and everything in between.

We inspect the following

  • Roofing – flashings and chimney(s)
  • Exterior – gutters & downspouts, soffits & fascia, lot grading, wall surfaces, porches, decks
  • Structure – footings, foundations, walls, floor sills, beams, joists
  • Heating and Cooling Systems – distribution piping
  • Electrical – distribution panel, wiring, GFCI
  • Plumbing – supply, drain pipes, fixtures
  • Insulation – in attic, walls and basement areas
  • Interior – floors, walls, ceilings, stairs, windows, fireplaces/wood stoves, basement/crawl space
  •    Residential and multi-unit residential
  •    Commercial and multi-unit commercial
  •    Condominiums
  •    WETT (Wood Energy Technology Transfer)
  •    Septic systems
  •    Pre-list, Pre-sale and Pre-Offer
  •    Tarion new home warranty
  •    Swimming Pool and Spa Inspection

This process takes 2-1/2 to 3 hours. The Inspector goes through his findings step by step with the buyer. Be prepared to ask lots of questions. If you are planning any remodeling in the future, now is a good time to find out what can be done, how to do it and approximate cost.

No need to coordinate multiple inspections with multiple companies. We're one phone call away.

We also do Environmental Testing

Please Note: Not all services are available at all locations.

  • Radon Gas – short term screening – long term Alpha track testing    – waterborne testing
  • Carbon Monoxide Testing
  • Lead Tests for paint, soil, and water
  • Pests
  • Water Testing – To determine the potability of your well or cistern water
  • Mold
  • Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO)/Termites
  • Indoor air quality
  • UFFI – formaldehyde vapour monitoring
  • Asbestos and Lead Detection
  • Lead/Radon VOCs-in-Well Water
  • Well Water Quality
  • Septic Systems (many banks are now requiring that inspections are done prior to approving your mortgage. This is because they know that if a septic system needs to be replaced, it can cost the new homeowner $10,000 or more)

Our Report

  1. Provides an overview of the house and compares it to similar homes.
  2. Identifies potentially significant expenses over the short term with recommendations of repairs, estimated costs and priorities.
  3. Is provided electronically or given on site and becomes part of your Home Reference Manual that also contains a Seasonal Maintenance Checklist and a Home Filing System.

Are you Ready for an Inspection?