|A professional home inspection alerts home buyers or sellers to items that may need repair or defects that could affect safety and/or home value. But what criteria should you follow when selecting the professional to inspect your home? Here are some good guidelines to follow when you're choosing a home inspector.
Is the inspector trained and certified?
A good home inspector will be rigorously trained both in the classroom and on site, and up to date in his or her skills. It's also a good idea to look for inspectors who are members of regional and / or national associations and who conduct all their inspections within the standards of practice of these associations.
What will be included in the inspection?
A quality home inspection cannot be completed in an hour. A thorough and accurate inspection should take 2 - 3 hours and include a complete visual inspection of the structure, inside and out, from foundation to roof, as well as an examination of all the major systems. At Pillar To Post, our inspections cover more than 1,600 key components of a home and its condition.
What type of report will the inspector provide?
A good inspection will provide you with an objective, unbiased report covering all the inspector's findings and identifying potential concerns. At Pillar To Post, our computerized report will be printed on site at the end of the inspection and provided to you in a high quality binder that includes: your detailed home inspection report, digital photos, a repair and remodel cost estimate guide, home maintenance information, and a package of valuable offers from trusted home service brands. Pillar To Post reports are also available electronically via email or direct download.
Does the inspector have Errors and Omissions Insurance?
All reputable home inspectors will carry Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance.
Please contact your local Pillar To Post office additional services and certifications or visit our website.
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Winnipeg, MB R2C 5C7
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