Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat's involved in a home inspection?
Your inspector will perform a thorough visual inspection of the major systems and components of the home including the structure, roof, interior/exterior surfaces, and the plumbing, heating, cooling & electrical systems.
Also an examination the lot grading, and any evidence or likelihood of basement dampness. Insulation and ventilation will also be evaluated.
Your inspector will show you, and explain to you, the various parts of the home and answer any questions you may have. He or she will point out areas of concern, and offer suggestions for improvement. Where substantial costs may be involved, your inspector can offer reasonable estimates of what those costs may be.
Your inspector will create an electronic report on site, and email it to you within 24hrs.
What's involved in a septic evaluation?
The purpose of the testing is to determine the functional condition of the onsite wastewater treatment system by performing a limited visual inspection of the plumbing system, property, and septic tank. If water is turned off, a visual evaluation will be performed.
Why bother? I've already had a good look around the house.
Our inspections are like individual home seminars. We spend approximately three hours with you in an interactive process during which you learn the status of the mechanical, structural and finish components of your new home - from an experienced person.This gives you the acquired ability to diagnose signs and symptoms which you may have overlooked.
Our comprehensive report will distinguish between items that need to be repaired or replaced, areas that may need routine maintenance and components that may be suspect at the time of the inspection. The Home Inspection Report allows us to create your report right at the house. You'll have it at the end of the inspection.
How long does it take?
A typical inspection should take 2 1/2 to 3 hours to complete, start to finish. This can vary a little bit given the current condition of the home, size, age, services requested, accessibility of mechanical systems and so on.
Can I follow the inspector and ask questions as we go?
Absolutely! It is important for you to understand how the house works from a technical standpoint. By attending the inspection, you are able to see first-hand the conditions that will be described in the report. It also allows the inspector to show you what to do in case of emergency regarding the electrical, plumbing and furnace. If you have any particular concerns about the property, this is the time to get answers. We always encourage questions and take the time to explain things so that you can be more comfortable with your decision to purchase the home. Some inspectors will also show you how to perform basic maintenance on the furnace, water heater, etc. For that reason alone, it is important that you attend the inspection.
How much does an Inspection Cost?
We are competitively priced and will tailor the inspection to meet your unique needs. Our inspections are fulfilled with a commitment to providing the highest standard of care in the industry. Prices start at $350.00. For details please contact us for more information.
What if I'm buying a new home?
No house is perfect and even brand new homes have flaws. But that doesn't mean you should give up the search for your dream home. It does mean that when you find the right house, you need to go one step further and find out what problems could arise in the future. Buying a house is one of the biggest investments most people will ever make, so it makes good sense to have it checked out by a professional. That is when you should call on the services of a reputable and qualified home inspection company like GreenLight Home Inspection Services.
How do I set up a home inspection?
Call us at 647-228.2370 or a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much notice do you require?
At least 24hrs.
How long will the inspection take?
About 2 to 3+ hours depending on size, age, and services required.
Call GreenLight Home Inspection Services today at
647-228-2370 for your
"Best Protection in Your Home Selection"
David Donnelly, Home Inspector
Proudly Serving Brampton, Orillia, the GTA and the Muskoka Region