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About Us-Home Inspectors of North America
Physical home inspections are a critical part of the home buying / home selling process as well as for ongoing property maintenance and asset management purposes.
Home Inspectors of North America Inspections will provide you with valuable knowledge about a home's major components and systems by conducting a thorough visual examination and assessment to detect defects and deficiencies so you can make a more informed decision.
Home Inspections are intended to provide you with an understanding of the home's condition, as observed at the time of the inspection.
Home Inspectors of North America Approved home inspectors will "Do it right by providing you with a comprehensive, high quality and reliable inspection of your home, or potential home.
Our inspectors are experienced, trained, reliable and fully independent professionals who value the trust you have placed in us. Our responsibility is to you.
Following the completion of your Home Inspectors of North America Inspection, you will be issued a detailed and comprehensive inspection report documenting the home's condition, as observed at the time of the inspection - tangible documentation of our findings.
An electronic version of the inspection report will be sent to you via email within 48hrs of your inspection. By request, a hard-copy report and CD-ROM can be sent to you via UPS 72 hours following your inspection.
The job of a home inspector is more difficult than most people realize. Practical limitations are numerous and we acknowledge the limitations and realities of the job.
However, we also believe that if we effectively manage client expectations and make every effort to conduct the most thorough inspection possible, then our service will excel.
Qualified, experienced inspectors are the backbone of our company and we want to work with the best professionals.
All of our inspectors have been assessed during actual inspections and have demonstrated their abilities first hand. We also check references and insurance coverage so that our clients can be assured that they are hiring the best.
We believe that the best way to learn is collaboratively, from one anotherÃÂs experience, and strive to offer a strong support network within our company.
We constantly share information among our inspectors and strive to stay abreast of the latest issues in the industry. Continuing education is required and everyone is encouraged to communicate with each other.
One thing that is inevitable is a home inspection of the property you are selling. Having a complete inspection performed ahead of time by highly qualified third party allows everyone to know what the issues are.
As the seller:
ÃÂIt gives you the opportunity to address the issues ahead of time.
ÃÂAlerts you of safety issues prior to people visiting your property.
ÃÂYou can make repairs if needed,
ÃÂThe property issues are known ahead time when negotiations begin,
ÃÂIt eliminates buyers coming back and trying to renegotiate the offer.
ÃÂNo more buyers walking away because there is no time for an inspection.
As a buyer:
ÃÂThe report provides a more accurate third-party view of the condition of the home prior to making an offer.
ÃÂA seller inspection eliminates surprise defects.
ÃÂProblems are corrected, or at least acknowledged, prior to making an offer on the home.
ÃÂThe report might assist in acquiring financing.
What is provided with the service:
ÃÂA complete and detailed report in soft copy for review.
ÃÂA colour hard copy to leave on the table for prospective buyers to view.
ÃÂInspection report summary sheet produced in colour for buyers to take away during viewings.
ÃÂThe report can be referenced in listings, on feature sheets, on the web and lawn signs raising the profile of the property.
In a home, very few things are maintenance free. Proper and on-going maintenance of the houseÃÂs structural and mechanical systems is essential to retaining and increasing the value of a home.
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.
The result is that the homeowner has little time to choose a roofer and does not have the negotiating leeway that he/she would have had if they had planned for the repair.
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.