Home Inspections in Edmonton & Area

For most of us, our homes are where we spend most of our time. It is our shelter and escape from all the stresses of the world. Your home should be a haven for your family. A Home Inspection will show you whether, or not, your current or future home is safe and secure.

The safety of your shelter can be undermined by many things. A loose railing could cause some one to fall down the stairs. A leak under a bathroom could cause structural damage and mould growth. A faulty breaker in the electrical panel could cause a fire. And an expired smoke detectors may not operate in the case of a fire. These are some of the issues that a Home Inspection will uncover for you. Plus, much more…

Prairie Home Inspection will inspect your home to the CAN/CSA-A770-16 Home Inspection National Standards of Canada. This means that your home will be inspected to the highest, national standards available and that all the accessible critical components will be examined. The standards were not created with just the input of Home Inspectors. Many other organizations contributed to the standards such as: Consumer Groups, Safety Authorities, Government Agencies and Technical Institutes. Because we inspect to this standard you can be assured of an accurate assessment of your home’s condition.

What if your home is brand new, should it still be inspected? Yes, you should arrange for Home Inspection. Most builders do a pretty good job. But, we are only human and construction crews sometimes have bad days.

One of those “bad days” could result in a major, undetected issue like your furnace venting the products of combustion into your living space or, missing flashing on your roof that could lead to water damage to the home and contents.

Some issues can’t be detected with conventional inspection methods. To protect your safety and your health, we recommend adding a Thermal Imaging Inspection and Indoor Air Quality Inspection to your Home Inspection.

This is your dream home; let us help you keep the dream alive!

Home Inspection Process

Your home will be inspected to our exacting methods and to the highest of standards. Here is bit of what our standards of practice cover:
  • Check the condition of the home’s exterior including wall coverings, flashing, trim, windows and doors.
  • Inspect the overall structure, including the foundation, for signs of compromise and moisture intrusion.
  • Inspect sidewalks, driveways and lot grading.
  • Check all attached stoops, steps, ramps, porches, decks, railings, balconies, garages and retaining walls.
  • Perform a roof inspection including: roof coverings, gutters, vents, flashings, skylights, soffit and fascia.
  • Test the plumbing for correct function in the kitchen, bathroom and other areas.
  • The hot water tank will also be inspected along with the rest of the visible plumbing.
  • Also check for any signs of water leaks and moisture intrusion.
  • Examine the stairs, landings and railings for safety issues.
  • Inspect windows and doors for function and fit.
  • Interior finishings will be inspected for any tell-tale signs of major underlying issues.
  • We will test outlets, GFCI, AFCI, switches, lights and check the general state of the electrical system including the panel.
  • Inspect attic space including, roof structure, sheathing and ventilation.
  • Attic insulation, and any visible wall insulation will also be inspected.
  • Check the heating, central air conditioning and air to air exchangers.
  • Look for a reasonable distribution of supply registers and cold air returns.
  • We will do a room by room inspection of all the accessible spaces in the home.
  • And much more…

Home Inspections

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