Prices vary depending on the type of building, its age, and its location. Requests for quotes are free!

All our inspectors are active members of APCHQ – International Association of Certified Real Estate Inspectors of Quebec, a professional association recognized by the OACIQ which is the authority of real estate brokerage in Quebec. We also have members of the order of professional technologists of Quebec and the CCPIA (Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association). They follow a mandatory annual training and have an errors and omissions insurance.

We follow the standards and practices of our associations, all in order to offer the highest standards of our industry to our clients.

Absolutely! And we prefer our clients to be on site with us so that we can describe what we see, hear or smell! You can also be accompanied by a member of your entourage with specific knowledge in construction if you wish. This way, you can ask us all the questions you want during the inspection, and you will benefit from many tips that cannot be included in the inspection report.

Of course, this varies according to the type of building we inspect. In the case of a single-family home, the duration can vary between 2 and 3 hours.

It is strongly recommended to inspect all the units. Depending on the client’s needs, it is possible to limit ourselves to a certain number of units depending on their accessibility or the client’s needs. In the case of a request such as this one, we ask that all the tenants of the building(s) be notified in case we make certain observations on the exterior envelope of the building, which would lead us to investigate further in certain units.

Absolutely! Each season has its advantages. Inspecting in winter allows us to observe certain problems that would not be observable in summer. The ventilation in the attic for example because of the formation of frost, while in the summer we can experience temperatures of over 50 degrees, and we will observe if the temperature is within 5 degrees of the outside temperature. Although the snow causes us some limitations, the abnormal accumulation of ice around the roof can be observed.

Buying a new home is a significant investment and decision, and it’s essential to ensure that the property you’re purchasing is in good condition. This is where building inspections come in. Building inspections are an essential aspect of the home-buying process, and they help you identify any potential issues or problems with the property before making the final purchase.

A building inspector is a professional trained to examine the structure and systems of a building, including the roof, electrical, plumbing, and heating systems, to name a few. They will also look for any signs of damage, wear, and tear, and provide a detailed report of their findings.

A building inspection provides several benefits for both buyers and sellers. For buyers, it gives them peace of mind knowing that they are purchasing a property in good condition and without any hidden problems. They can also use the inspection report as a negotiating tool to request repairs or a reduction in the asking price if any significant issues are found.

For sellers, a building inspection can help them identify any potential issues before putting the property on the market, allowing them to address them before the sale process begins. This can also increase the value of the property, as buyers are more likely to trust a home that has been thoroughly inspected and deemed to be in good condition.

In conclusion, building inspections are an important aspect of the real estate process, providing valuable information and peace of mind for both buyers and sellers. When choosing a building inspector, be sure to select a professional who is qualified and experienced, and who will provide a comprehensive and detailed report of their findings.

Thermography can be a useful tool for building inspectors as it allows for detecting temperature anomalies in a building that can indicate potential issues such as air leaks, insufficient insulation, or shoddy workmanship. However, the use of thermography is not mandatory for all building inspections and depends on the level of detail, outside temperature and conditions, and complexity of the building being inspected.

Regular maintenance for a house typically includes tasks such as:

  1. Cleaning gutters and downspouts
  2. Checking and replacing air filters
  3. Maintaining HVAC systems
  4. Inspecting and repairing roofs
  5. Checking and maintaining plumbing and electrical systems
  6. Cleaning and sealing decks, patios and sidewalks
  7. Inspecting and sealing windows and doors and openings
  8. Painting or staining the exterior of the home

It is important to regularly check and maintain these items in order to keep your house in good condition and avoid potential problems in the future.

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