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Common Questions

What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is an independent visual evaluation of the physical structure, systems, and components of a home. The Inspector considers: structural integrity, construction, quality of materials used, life expectancy and deferred maintanance.

CAN-AM® was established to assist buyers, sellers, and owners in obtaining the necessary information to evaluate the present conditions of their property. Our goal is to provide knowledgeable, friendly service. If you have any questions, as our client you may call for a telephone consultation after the inspection is performed.

Why Do I Need a Home Inspection?

Owning a home is one of the biggest investment decisions of your life. A professional inspector will evaluate and itemize the positive aspects as well as problem conditions. CAN-AM® provides you with valuable, knowledgeable information through our in-depth reporting system that gives you confidence and peace of mind.

How Much Will It Cost?

Please phone for a quote. Fees may be lower for target inspections and condominium / apartments. Please note that payment is due upon completion of the inspection as the report is given onsite. Delivery/Courier fees extra. Cancellation Policy: The inspection fee will be charged unless 24 hours notice is given.
* Fees are subject to change without notice.

What Does Your Home Inspection Include?

The CAN-AM® inspection report follows the standards of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors and we adhere to the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

We do no destructive testing, leave things as we find them, and always leave our footwear at the door. The average inspections lasts about three hours to complete our findings. A home inspection is a visual observation of the conditions of the systems and components in the home at the time of the inspection. There are approximately 1500 items to be viewed and documented in a three ringed binder and presented to you at the end of the inspection.

Below is a partial list of the systems and components that are visually inspected:
(Some limitations and exclusions apply)

Grounds Outside - Grading, drainage, driveways, sidewalks, fencing, retaining walls, patios, landscaping, trees, shrubs and more.

Exterior - Walls, flashing, trim, columns, balconies, railings, stairs, entry doors, garage, carports,garage door operators, eaves, soffits, fascias, windows and more.

Foundation - Perimeter drainage where visible, basements, crawl spaces, slabs on grade, walls and more.

Roof - Roof coverings, flashings, chimneys, soil stacks, skylights, drains, parapets, ventilation, attic access, attic, roof structure, air ducts, insulation and more.

Interior - All interior rooms, doors, walls, floors, screens, locks, door bells, fireplaces, dampers, hearths, stoves, fridges,sinks, counters, cabinets, ceiling fans, oven, closets, tubs, showers, toilets, hallways, stairs, steps, washer, dryer, ventilation, insulation and more.

Electrical - Service entry conductors, masthead, utility meter, main and sub panels, visible wiring, groundings, switches, receptacles, G.F.C.I.'s, A.F.C.I.'s, fuses, breakers and more.

Plumbing - Water supply, interior main shut off, interior supply piping, floor drain, main waste clean out, hot water heater, traps, house faucets, drains and more.

Heating and Air Conditioning - Burner/heat exchangers (oil/gas/electric), controls, valves, blower motor/fans, flues, duct works, pumps, condenser, coolant lines, drains, fresh air intakes, return air and more.

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