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The Inspection

While it may be tempting to hire any run-of-the-mill home inspector to get the job done - the inspection is no time to cut corners.

'You will do yourself a disservice when you shop by price alone'.

Your Homesphere inspector is licensed, bonded and insured in the Province of Alberta. You can be assured you will have a competent inspector at your service with YOUR interests in mind.

Attend the inspection.

A valuable opportunity to learn all about the inner workings of your would-be new home. Homesphere will discuss the home's condition explaining any issues while you’re standing in front of it.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

You and your inspector will be looking at all sorts of things you might have skipped during your showings. Don’t be shy and delve into the details. Even the best homes can receive a laundry list of to-do’s and potential problems. Consider it free (and invaluable) fix-it advice.

Don’t panic (until it’s time to panic)

Some of the issues may be small and easily fixed, like leaky pipes and rattling doorknobs. While there is no obligation for sellers to address the inspector’s discoveries, if your Realtor really has YOUR best interests in mind, you will be able to work with the seller to resolve.

What Your Homesphere Inspector Looks For?

To properly inspect a home, all Homesphere inspections take 3½ - 4 hours. Your Safety, Security and Comfort are a top priority.

  • Grounds: Your Inspector is looking for current or future water issues such as standing puddles and faulty grading or downspouts; evaluate pathways, retaining walls and railings.
  • Structure: Is the house foundation solid? Are the sides straight? Are the window and door frames square?
  • Roof: Defects in shingles, flashing, fascia, gutters, chimneys and skylights.
  • Exterior: Siding cracks, rot or decay; cracking or flaking masonry; cracks in stucco; dents or bowing in vinyl; blistering or flaking paint and adequate clearing between siding and earth.
  • Window, doors & trim: Your inspector will see if frames are secure, doors close proper, the caulking and glass is undamaged.
  • Interior rooms: Concerns about leaning walls; stained ceilings that could point to water problems; adequate insulation behind the walls; sufficient heating vents; arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) protection. 
  • Kitchen: Range hood fans vent to the exterior, including OTR microwaves; ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection exists for electrical outlets; no leaks under the sink; cabinet doors and drawers operate properly.
  • Bathrooms: Are the toilets flushing?, drains draining? and showers spraying?. GFCI protection for outlets and jacuzzi's.
  • Plumbing: Evaluating pipes, drains, water heaters.
  • Electrical:  The service entrance, visible wiring and electrical panels, light switches work correctly, and there are enough outlets in each room.

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Homesphere has helped many clients put together a  'to-do' list and can recommend qualified, competent contractors and suppliers for renovations, painting, landscaping and security systems, leaving the choice to you.