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Everyone has a reason for selling. Maybe they are moving school districts? Are there high cost repairs in the homes near future? Our full time inspector Richard Winters and his full time assistant and spouse Carol Anne Andrews will make sure you know exactly what the true condition of the property is. Carol Anne is a retired Insurance Broker and has a keen eye for property issues as well. Her insight can be invaluable and has been instrumental in ensuring clients are aware of properties they could not insure without spending thousands first.
This inspection teams only concern is you their client.
PRE-PURCHASE HOME INSPECTIONS:
Our Home Inspections are a detailed and systematic inspection of the property. We provide you with a professional and unbiased report on the homes current condition.
Our report will only tell the story the home has to tell us. We NEVER minimize or maximize the condition of the property. Clients get a comprehensive and detailed electronic record of the inspection in PDF format. The inspection reports are written in plain English, are full of digital color photos and thermograms (thermographic photos) if applicable. Along with detailed notes that identify every issue and concern.
Richard Winters, Armada Inspection Services full time Professional Certified Home Inspector, performs every inspection to the Canadian Standards Association CAN/CSA-A770-16 Home Inspection Standard and the Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors (OntarioACHI) Residential Standards of Practice, then adds more. All accessible components of the subject property are inspected to expose any existing defects. Our thermal exam will detect and identify issues not visible to the naked eye. This is why we include it at no additional charge.
PRE-LISTING HOME INSPECTIONS:
Pre-Listing Inspections are a great selling feature. They minimize stress, minimize potential renegotiation’s, and improve buyer confidence.
An Armada Inspection Services pre-listing home inspection is for the seller who puts their property on the market with a selling edge. Buyers appreciate that a professional home inspection has already been completed. Real Estate agents can promote this feature on your behalf. Show buyers that they can make an offer with confidence. Your buyer will also have the opportunity to book an appointment and go thru the property with our inspector to ensure there are no lingering concerns or questions. The Buyer is added to the inspection report as a client after closing.
POST-PURCHASE HOME INSPECTIONS:
An Armada Inspection Services post-purchase home inspection can find and identify the issues that the seller never disclosed or even tried to hide. These are often referred to as ‘Latent Defects’. You may find that you have legal rights when it comes to these defects and you may be able to get money back from the seller as the result. Purchasing a home without an inspection is never a good idea, but until the province makes it mandatory, you still have rights. You are not ‘stuck’ with it just because the sale has closed. The first step is to know what you purchased and our detailed inspection process will tell you.
Thermographic imaging identifies issues that are not visible to the naked eye. Water issues. Insulation & Structure related problems. Air leaks around doors and windows. Roofing leaks. Faulty breakers, fuses and wiring. And even if rodents are hiding in your walls or the attic. Thermal inspections can identify maintenance related issues with HVAC systems too.
Rick uses his 30+ years of experience along with FLIR thermal cameras, FLIR moisture meters, a few other tricks he has learned over the decades and adds them to his Thermographer & Thermographic Building Investigator Certifications. These ensure that he makes the most accurate diagnosis of any issue found.
OCRMI ULTRA-SHORT RADON TESTING:
In the time it takes to complete the home inspection, the OCRMI ultra-short radon test will provide you with an indication if radon is entering the home. A 90 to 150 day test is ideal for identifying the average long-term exposure levels, but is useless as part of a real-estate transaction. Because of this, our test results allow our clients to make a more informed decision. This is why we include it at no additional charge.
Radon is a radioactive gas, produced as a byproduct thru the decay of Uranium. Radon is dangerous. It kills over 800 annually in Ontario alone. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, second only to smoking, and it is virtually everywhere. The gas enters our homes and businesses thru cracks and entry points at or below ground level.
Same as our home inspection but without the full PDF report. This saves us time and saves you money. You receive an itemized list of any issues, concerns, and things to watch out for, along with recommended timelines regarding any issues found. This is an excellent maintenance “to do” list.
Maintenance inspections are recommended every three to five years. If you have a maintenance inspection performed by Armada within five years of your initial Home Inspection performed by us, you will receive the Maintenance Inspection at 25% off the rate posted at the time of the inspection.
The W.E.T.T. inspections that we provide are completed to the ” WETT Level 2” inspection standard. Typically at the same cost as the ‘Level 1” inspection provided by other companies.
Did you know….that during a “Level 1” inspection there is no requirement to operate an appliance to check for malfunctions or safe operation. Remove panels, or harm a tool in any way. The “Level 1” is commonly known as a ‘Code Compliance Inspection’. How can you possibly inspect an appliance properly without operating it? It could cost you hundreds or thousands to repair or replace, and you wouldn’t know this until after it was too late…..Tool advocates everywhere can rest easy knowing that no tools are harmed during a Level 1 inspection. Our advice, KNOW what you are getting into up front !
(Our technician and inspector is TSSA & WETT Certified, with over 25 years of installation, maintenance, repair, and inspection experience)
INSPECTION SERVICES BY APPOINTMENT:
– Wood Burning Appliance “Level 2” W.E.T.T. Inspections and Certifications
– Air Source Heat Pump System Inspections
– Geothermal System Inspections
– Gas Heating System Inspections
– A/C System Inspections
– Hydronic System Inspections
The cost of these inspections are determined by the system in question, location, and priority.