A thorough home inspection prior to buying any house is the best protection against possible major repairs after the purchase. A good home inspection will look closely at every aspect of a house, from its plumbing and electrical systems to things as simple as bathroom fans and garage doors, in order to be sure that everything is working correctly. Any problems that the home inspector finds can then be dealt with before the purchase of the home and may result in saving the home buyer hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars later on.
Outside In Home Inspection is an independent home inspection company serving Ottawa, Ontario and surrounding areas. As a home inspector we work for you the client giving you an unbiased report on the condition of the home at the time of the inspection. With years of formal Home Inspection training, inspections, renovations and real estate investing, our experience can help reduce your risks and provide you with peace of mind in your home buying or selling decisions. During the 2 ½ to 3 hour inspection we will perform a thorough Home Inspection, and the written report at the end of the process can help solve any problems before closing, making the buying process easier and less stressful.
Don't be fooled with home inspectors offering lower prices or discounts. This is used by inexperienced inspectors to promote business, and you get what you pay for. You don't want to penny pinch when inspecting your home as it is one of the largest investments you may ever make. Our accredited training through Carlson Dunlop has provided over 420 Academic home inspection training hours. Also as a member of InterNACHI, we are required to participate in a minimum of 24 hours of home inspection training every year. We adhere to the strict home inspection standards of practice and the code of ethics of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.
At Outside-In Home Inspection, we use a tried and true process to inspect the home. As the name suggests, we start outside and examine external features like the house envelope including cladding, any visible foundation, ground slope, windows and roof. Then we move inside, working through the basement, kitchen, main living areas and then the attic.
During a home inspection, we inspect:
- Structure and Foundation
- Electrical systems
- Plumbing systems
- Heating and Cooling Systems
- Roofs and Attics
- Gutters and Drainage
- Basements and Crawl Spaces
- Walls, Floors and Ceilings
- Attached Porches and Decks
We also inspect and operate:
- Furnaces in heating season
- Air Conditioning in cooling season
- Plumbing Fixtures in Kitchens and Baths
- Water Heaters
- A representative sampling of Lights and Receptacles
- A representative sampling of Windows and Doors
- Call us at (613) 795-8282 and let's discuss how we can help with your Home Inspection needs.