Our inspection is a comprehensive, visual examination of the physical structure and systems. It covers hundreds of items … everything from the roof to the basement, including the electrical, plumbing and heating systems, the insulation, ventilation, attic, roof, etc., etc.
We work with moisture meters, electrical meters and gas-leak detectors. All information is then interpreted into our easy-to-understand comprehensive report, providing you with the necessary information needed to make a worry free decision with knowledge and confidence.
A typical home inspection takes between 3 to 4.5 hours with fees ranging between $525 to $695 depending on size, age and complexity of inspection. A typical apartment style condo inspection takes between 2 to 3 hours with fees ranging between $345 to $495. To book your appointment, or to find out more, call Joe today!
Pacific Home Inspections offers comprehensive home inspection services in the greater Vancouver area. Our friendly and professional inspection services are conducted with careful attention to detail so that you receive the most accurate inspection report possible. We follow the strict Standards of Practice as written by HIABC.
Our residential property inspection is designed to convey a clear understanding of a home by assessing the condition of most visible and readily accessible areas. A next-day report is delivered directly to the client’s email, after which we encourage you to call us with any questions—even if your questions don’t occur to you until weeks or months later.
We inspect the following areas:
- Roofing System
- Structural Components
- Foundation & Crawl Space
- Fireplace & Chimney
- Driveways & Walkways
- Deck, Porch, & Patio
- Exterior (doors, windows, siding)
- Interior (doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs)
- Attic, Ventilation, & Insulation
- HVAC System
- Electrical System
- Plumbing System
- Attached Garage
In the past, many believed condo-style apartment buildings were at low risk for moisture-related damage and we are often asked if an inspection should be done when purchasing a condo unit. Our response is … Absolutely, Many condo buildings have design features and lack attention to maintenance, which can result in very costly repairs for its owners. Unfortunately, many home inspectors do not look at any of the building common areas and only inspect inside the unit itself.
We specialize in condo inspections and spend about the same amount of time on the outside of the unit as we do inside. Our detailed inspection provides valuable insight on the building’s exterior-cladding and common area systems.
As part of our condo inspection, we look at the roof, plumbing, electrical, structure. We look at the building mechanical systems, your out-of-suite storage lockers and parking spaces. Due to time and access limitations, we are not able to perform a full building-envelope inspection, we do however, look at exterior wall cladding & flashing details and report accordingly. From there we go into the unit and do a room-by-room inspection and run the appliances. We also perform a gas-leak-detection-test at all gas-fired appliances and scan for moisture at shower enclosures and exterior walls (from the inside).
Note: roof & mechanical rooms inspected only when we are given access.
We perform condo inspections in the cities of Vancouver, Richmond, Ladner, Delta, White Rock, Surrey and Abbotsford BC.
Call 604-541-1820 today to book your inspection.
When you’re selling a home, it’s important to know that your listing accurately reflects the home’s condition and value.
This inspection is a careful evaluation of the home’s readily accessible areas, providing you with detailed information about any defects or areas otherwise in need of maintenance. At your own discretion, you can then either make necessary repairs or point out known issues when showing the home. This facilitates a more trustworthy negotiating process and allows a prospective buyer to feel more confident about moving forward with a purchase.
Thermal Imaging is offered as a standalone service or as an add-on to our current inspection.
This process involves the use of an infrared camera in order to see the heat spectrum for scanned components. This can help us determine if moisture intrusion is a problem and to pinpoint exactly where the moisture is coming from (a moisture meter will also be used). It also shows if energy loss is occurring and helps to identify the source.
Investigative Inspection Services
At Pacific Home Inspections, we strive to make the homebuying or selling processes easier. Our investigative inspection services will familiarize you with the home, ensuring you have the confidence and understanding to make an informed decision. Call 604-541-1820 today to book your inspection.
Surrey BC, Canada