Location, Athens Ont K0E 1B0
613-802-8068
info@armadainspectionservices.ca

Armada Inspection Services is Certified, Licensed, and Insured

Professional Certified Home Inspector Serving Brockville & Area

We are proud members of the Ontario Association Of Certified Home Inspectors (OntarioACHI)

COVID-19 UPDATE:  We Are Open and protecting our clients interests daily.
Due to the current market turmoil being experienced, we are well prepared for short notice requests.
 
Homes up to 2,500 sq ft$385   Homes up to 3,500 sq ft$445 

Exceptional Service at a Great Price.

“Your Home & Property Inspection Specialists”
Our Inspection Team is available 7 days a week. Your schedule is our schedule.

We inspect every home to Canada’s Toughest & Most Inclusive Home Inspection Standard, the CSA A770-16 Home Inspection Standard  and then go much farther. We include Radon Testing and a Thermal Imaging Inspection at no additional charge to ensure you receive the highest Standard of Care available.

We inspect every home as if it was for Family, Friends, or Ourselves, and we do the same for our Clients each and every day.

A “New” $3,500 DIY roofing job may be as good as a $10,000 professional job. They can also vary dramatically in material, quality, and code compliance.  A “New” budget grade single stage furnace costs far less and can vary greatly in lifespan compared to a leading brand two stage furnace, yet they are both “New“.  “New” “Renovated” “Updated” can all be very loosely used terms. We make sure you know the details beyond the “New”.

Our Inspection Team completes your home inspection with the highest degree of competency and capability, examining;

* Roofing System Components    *Exterior Components    *Structural & Foundation Components    *Electrical System Components    

*Heating Systems    *Air Conditioning Systems     *Insulation & Vapour Barrier Components    *Interior Components   

*Ventilation Systems    *Mechanical Systems  *Attached Garages   *Life & Safety Systems    *Pool & Hot Tub Safety       

*Fencing & Gates   *Site Specific Issues     

*Detached Garages & Structures (optional)  

Our tools and industry leading diagnostic equipment are made by FLIR, TPI, Corentium, Nikon, GoPro, Ferret, Ridgid, Milwaukee, Klein, Fluke, Petzl, ExTech, Werner, Garrett, and other pro equipment providers. 

Our clients receive their Inspection Report by email the same day as the inspection.

(Inspections conducted later in the day result in your detailed report waiting for you in your email well before 8 am the next morning.)

We are a local family business that takes the time and do everything possible to assist our clients. 

    After we spend 3 to 4 hours at the property, we then spend another 4 to 7 hours reviewing notes, pictures, and thermograms to ensure the report you receive is the very best it can be.

    You are in the process of spending Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars on possibly the biggest purchase of your life, not buying a used car. Do you want a mechanic that gives the vehicle a top to bottom inspection, advising on all problems found and provides advice on its repair & maintenance, or the ‘recommended‘ mechanic that just gives you the piece of paper you need for the bank. Only to find out months later that the car has significant issues and will cost thousands to repair. The burden of proof is now on you. The salesman made their commission and their interest in you has passed. What do you do now?

    For 30 years I was a Structural and Mechanical Engineering Systems Technician Specialist in the Royal Canadian Navy, and Carol Anne was an Insurance Broker. When we moved from Halifax we looked at 40+ properties in search of our retirement home and we had no intention of buying someone’s problem property, and there were a lot of them out there. After awhile a number of local realtors commented on the way we quickly identified issues with homes and if they were worth fixing, commenting that since we were retired we should think about becoming home inspectors as the area was in need of a good one. That planted the seed, and here we are, Armada Inspection Services. ‘Armada’ is the Spanish word for Navy. It was a great fit.

Now, realtors ask questions about our equipment. “What is that? I’ve never seen one of those before. What do you do with that?” The very best job possible.

What Our Clients Say:

“A true professional, the service far exceeded our expectations. The truly comprehensive home inspection was invaluable in our decision to purchase. I can’t recommend Armada Inspection Services more highly. “
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Peter Beliveau
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“What a great experience! Richard is knowledgeable, did a thorough inspection and was able to give suggestions when asked of how to get stuff done to help us plan for potential problems down the road. Would highly recommend his services!” 🙂
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Danielle Turner
 
“Highly recommend Armada Inspection Services. Easy to book with, great communication, highly detailed and professional. Extremely thorough. And all for a great price! Very happy with our home inspection. Thanks Richard!”
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Danielle M
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“Richard was great and provided a very detailed report. Thanks to him we avoided buying what would have been a big money pit! Would highly recommend him.”
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Stacey Grammick
 

This is our second time using Armada Inspection Services and definitely give them a 5 star. Outstanding attention to detail. Amazing service! Very professional, personable and thorough. Your obvious experience and enthusiasm gave us the confidence that we were making an informed decision. Your charming personality really put us at ease in this stressful process of purchasing our home. We really couldn’t have wished for a more knowledgeable, helpful and friendly inspector.”

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Jeff & Gail
 
 
“Husband and wife team, two for one special. Very detailed oriented, experienced, keen, great vision and knowledgeable in home inspections, products and home services. Able to provide you with a detailed report of issues and also recommendations for remediation. A pleasure to work with. Highly recommended. “
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Bryan Bell
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“Amazing all round! Only one who offered radon testing for the same price. Did an extremely thorough job and actually ended up finding some things that saved us A LOT of money down the road (since we were able to counter our original offer)
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!”
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Mitchell Beattie
 
Richard Winters is a full time Professional Home Inspector, Certified by Dalhousie University.
Richards growing list of Certifications & Qualifications currently includes;

FLIR Certified Thermal Imaging Inspector

FLIR Certified Thermographic Building Investigator

Ontario Building Code, Part 9 (Building Envelope)

Ontario Building Code, Part 9 (House Health & Safety)

Certified Residential Mould Inspector

Certified Commercial Mould Inspector

OCRMI Certified Radon Measurement Inspector

Working at Heights Certified

more coming ……..

Richard has also been logging training time for the last 4 years towards his RED SEAL Plumbers & RED SEAL Gas Fitter Tickets

As a Premier Service Home Inspector serving Brockville and beyond, we prove every day that quality is not expensive.

We have NO Credit Card fees. (others pass on the 2.5 – 3% service fee)

We have NO additional Mileage charges for our area. (haven’t you paid enough already? Some don’t think so…)

Our Inspection Team takes an average of 3-4 hours at a home, longer if needed.

 We have invested significantly in specialized diagnostic equipment & certification, and we never charge extra for the use of it, ever….

Have a question? Contact Richard anytime:

   Call or Text: 613-802-8068

Email:  info@armadainspectionservices.ca

A small example of what we do differently

THE ‘OTHER’ INDUSTRY STANDARDS

OUR STANDARD

ELECTRICAL OUTLETS: Check a representative number (1) in each room.

ELECTRICAL OUTLETS: We check EVERY accessible outlet throughout the home.

WINDOWS & DOORS:  Check a representative number (1) in each room.

WINDOWS & DOORS:  We check EVERY accessible window & door in the home.

CEILING TILES: Inspectors are NOT required to move suspended ceiling tiles.

CEILING TILES: We move suspended ceiling tiles all the time. It’s amazing what you can find.

POOL/SPAS/HOT TUBS:  Inspectors are NOT required to inspect, including fencing.

POOL/SPAS/HOT TUBS:  We inspect all safety related concerns, including fencing.

REGULATIONS: Inspectors are NOT required to determine compliance with regulatory requirements (codes, regulations, bylaws, ordinances, etc.).

REGULATIONS: We identify issues that represent a safety, functionality or significant cost issue to our clients. We have significant knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, ESA & TSSA Codes, as well as Local Bylaws.

HEATING SYSTEMS: Inspectors are NOT required to inspect heat exchangers or system safety.

HEATING SYSTEMS: We inspect ALL heating appliances for functional and maintenance issues. If we suspect an issue such as a leaking or cracked heat exchanger, you will know. A furnace will cost on average $5,500 to replace.

ISSUES FOUND: Inspectors are NOT required to determine methods, materials, or costs of corrections, (conveniently made easy for the many without experience).

ISSUES FOUND: We provide corrective action recommendations and advice regularly. If the home has high end mechanical components which were poorly or incorrectly installed, we will identify every issue found.

* Pre-Listing Home Inspections: Fully transferable to the Buyer.                  
* Pre-Purchase Home Inspections
* Post-Purchase Inspections
* BGRS Relocation Services

Also available:

System Inspections by Red Seal & TSSA Certified & Licensed Technicians (HVAC, Geothermal, Hydronic, Plumbing, W.E.T.T.) by Appointment.

As a Premier Service Home Inspector serving Brockville and beyond, we provide Honest, Reliable, Trustworthy Information, Assistance and Advice.

“They sold you a two story home!

One story before the sale, and another story after the sale closed.”

“STANDARDS” are the minimum standard, just like the Ontario Building Code. Our comprehensive and detailed inspection process takes an average of 3 to 4 hours at the home, or longer. Our job is not complete until we have been as thorough as possible. We make sure any concerns you may have are addressed. This is our priority.

Our inspection team has well over 40 years of trade, system and insurance industry experience which they use to ensure clients are well represented. Clients receive their detailed report by email the same day as the inspection. Inspections conducted later in the day result in your detailed report waiting for you in your email well before 8 am the next morning. Want to discuss the report or have questions? For a Home Inspector serving Brockville and area just give Richard a call, or send an email, anytime. 

Armada Inspection Services Ltd. provides Professional Home Inspections, Thermal Imaging Inspections, Radon Testing, System Specific Inspections, and WETT Inspection services to all areas of Leeds-Grenville and beyond. Home Inspector serving Brockville, Cardinal, Carlton Place, Delta, Gananoque, Hill Island, Iroquois, Kemptville, Kingston, Mallorytown, Merrickville, Morrisburg, Perth, Prescott, Rideau Lakes, Smiths Falls, Spencerville, Westport and every area in between. Please visit our Inspections and Pricing pages for more details.

Our service area covers 100 Kilometers in any direction. We regularly assist clients outside this area for a small mileage fee.
Contact Richard directly at:
613-802-8068  
or email:  
info@armadainspectionservices.ca