Apex Home Inspections

Frequently Asked Questions

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What does the home inspection include?

The standard home inspectors report will review the condition of the home’s…

  • Main structure
  • Primary parking structure
  • Garage door and opener
  • Exterior structural components
  • Roof and attic
  • Floors, walls, ceilings, widows and doors.
  • Plumbing system
  • Electrical system
  • Heating system
  • Air conditioning system
  • Kitchen
  • Basement/crawl space
  • Roof
  • Eavestrough and drainage
  • Fireplace
  • Porches, decks and balconies
  • Site visual of property grade and drainage 

Can't I do it Myself?

Even the most experienced home owners lack the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector who has inspected hundreds of homes in his or her career. An inspector is familiar with many elements of home construction, their installation, and maintenance. He or she understands hoe the home’s systems and components are intended to function together, as well as to how and why they fail. Above all, most home buyers find it very difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may affect their judgment.

Can a house fail an inspection?

No. A professional home inspection is a examination of the current condition of your prospective home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what may need repair or replacement.

When do I call the Home Inspector?

A home inspector is typically contacted right after the contact purchase agreement has been signed, and is often available within a few days. However, before you sign, be sure that there is an inspection clause in the contract, make in your purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms to which both the buyer and seller are obligated

Do I have to be there?

Many real estate agents recommend attending the inspection is an opportunity to learn more information about the home you are considering buying. At Apex Home Inspections we schedule and perform our inspections in a way that it is simply not necessary to spend 4 hours following the inspector around. We allow plenty of time for a one on one question and answer secession at the time of presenting the report. We have found that 98% of the time, any questions that our client may have had prior to the inspection are answered when we go over the report. We also take pictures of problems that are addressed in the report. If a problem is found in the attic or crawl space, the pictures help our customers to understand the exact nature of the problem. For those whose schedule will not allow for attendance of the entire process, we have tailored our services accordingly.

What if the report reveals problems?

No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expert. A seller may adjust the purchase price or contract terms if major problems are found. If your budget is tight, or if you don’t wish to become involved in future repair work, this information will be extremely important to you.

 

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TRUSTED HOME INSPECTIONS 

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Apex Home Inspections Ltd
250-255-3646
steverosner @ apexhomeinspections.me

Consumer Protection of BC License # 80819
ASTTBC CHI Member # PI0544

Office Hours:

Mon - Sat. 8AM - 9PM

Sunday 12 Noon - 9PM