Home Inspector Pricing

1. Red and black cross logoComplete Home Inspections

All standard home inspector includes Yard, Drainage, Fencing,
Home Exterior, Roof, Attic, Basement, All Interior Areas, Rooms and System Components, which include, Electrical, Plumbing, Heating, & Structure, Infrared,
Combustible Gas, Carbon Monoxide (co) and Main Sewer line, if accessible.
Standard detailed Inspection, up to 1200 sq.ft. $375.00
Standard detailed Inspection 1225 sq.ft. to 2000 sq.ft $425.00
Standard detailed Inspection, 2025 sq.ft to 3000 sq.ft. $525.00
Standard detailed Inspection 3025 sq.ft. and over, please call for pricing.
For out of area inspections over 40 km, kilometre charges may apply at .50
cents per kilometre

Estimated Inspection Time 6-7 Hrs.

2. Red and black cross logoRental & Revenue Property Inspections

This report will reflect the condition of the rental or leased units at the ‘beginning’ of the tenancy which can be compared to its state at the ‘end’ of tenancy. This inspection will follow the Alberta Residential Tenancy Act Guidelines for the condition of the dwelling Before move in. This report will also reflect the general state of the building and grounds, over and above the Alberta Residential Tenancy Act Agreement. This report will be kept on file during the tenancy. At the end of this tenancy, an inspection will be done, and a report compiled. This report will be compared to the original inspection report, and repairs and adjustments can be determined. This new report will then become the condition report for the beginning of the next tenancy agreement. This new report will also reflect the general condition of the building and grounds, allowing for a proper maintenance and upkeep schedule of your revenue property.

Our fee for the initial inspection and report set-up is $275.00. At the end of the tenancy, the Inspection and report will be $175.00 This report fee will be for a single family dwelling only. For larger properties and multifamily units, please call for pricing and details. For out of area inspections over 40 km, kilometre charges may apply at .50 cents per kilometre.
Estimated 1st. Inspection Time 4 to 5 Hours.

3. Red and black cross logoSellers Pre-listing Inspections

A move in Certified Sellers Inspection may help to alert you to any defects or problems that can be addressed before you list your home. This will give you time to find qualified trades, get estimates, and solve any issues found in a timely and professional manner before prospective buyers discover them. Any repairs or modifications completed will increase the home’s value and will be reflected in the home’s appraisal. Producing this inspection report with your receipts for the work completed will send a positive signal to the prospective buyers that no or little work will need to be completed before the closing date. This can shorten the closing date, avoid delays, last-minute negotiations, and justify your full asking price.

A move in Certified Sellers Inspection, up to 1200 sq.ft. $375.00
A move in Certified Sellers Inspection, 1225 sq.ft. to 2000 sq.ft $425.00
A move in Certified Sellers Inspection, 2025 sq.ft to 3000 sq.ft. $525.00
A move in Certified Sellers Inspection, 3025 sq.ft. and over, please call for pricing.

This inspection service is done in accordance with our standard detailed home inspection. It may be advisable to have us come back after or during any renovations to verify the quality, completeness, and conformance to local codes and ordinances. A small fee may apply.
Estimated inspection time 6-7 Hrs.

4. Red and black cross logo Annual Home Maintenance Inspections

Our annual home maintenance inspection program is designed to reveal noticeable problems that need immediate attention and to monitor potential issues that may develop into costly repairs at a later time. Some of the areas that I will be paying particular attention to are; proper attic ventilation, adequate insulation, moisture control, high humidity, developing mould issues, adequate function of the heating system, plumbing system, electrical system, structural problems, inspecting all filters, testing for radon gas, carbon monoxide, natural gas leaks, roofing and other leak issues, and infrared scanning. These inspections will be performed by an Alberta Certified and Registered Inspector who can advise you of any repairs or procedures needed for that maintenance or repair. My annual home maintenance inspections are at a much lower cost (because of their frequency) than a detailed real estate sale inspection. After the inspection, you will be given a full report, complete with pictures and maintenance or repair recommendations. These reports will be used for a year to year comparison.

Should you decide to sell your home at a later time, these inspection reports can be used to adequately verify the condition of your home and any maintenance procedures you have undertaken.

Our fee for this annual maintenance inspection is $375.00 for the initial set-up and report, and
$275.00 for the annual maintenance inspection, complete with a new report for comparison on a year-to-year basis.

Estimated 1st. Inspection time, 4-5 Hours.

5.

Red and black cross logo First Time Home Buyer Inspection & Support
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I take great pleasure and responsibility in helping anyone with their home, maintenance questions or problems. My inspection report is designed to be revealing on the issues I discover and to be a guide to proper maintenance and repair of those and other issues found during my inspection. I understand that your first home purchase is a fascinating and overwhelming experience. I want to offer my experience and knowledge to you in any capacity that I can and to help you understand the complexities and pitfalls you may be experiencing with your recently purchased home. Welcome to my Inspection Family. You can call me anytime.

For out of area inspections over 40 km, kilometre charges may apply at .50 cents per kilometre.

Standard detailed Inspection, up to 1200 sq.ft. $375.00
Standard detailed Inspection 1225 sq.ft. to 2000 sq.ft $425.00
Standard detailed Inspection, 2025 sq.ft to 3000 sq.ft. $525.00
Standard detailed Inspection 3025 sq.ft. and over, please call for pricing.

Estimated inspection time 6-7 Hrs.

6. Red and black cross logo New Home Warranty Inspection

There are many issues to overcome during the construction process of a new house, some of these issues are; Availability and condition of building materials, the availability of skilled tradespeople to install those materials, weather conditions, the time factor, supervision, and inspections, to name just a few. As a newly built home ages and settles, it needs to adjust to the occupant loads, living habits, seasonal changes, and weather conditions, etc. Many components are designed to work together as a system. Sometimes these systems do not function as intended, and other conditions may affect their performance. All new homes in Alberta come with a warranty. When this warranty is over, the house and any repairs required is now your responsibility. Having a professional home inspection before the end of the warranty period can alert you to problems that need to be addressed now before they become your financial responsibility. Solving these problems in the early stages will be at a much lower cost than waiting until they develop into a major repair. Standard rates apply to a new home warranty inspection. For out of area inspections over 40 km, kilometre charges may apply at .50 cents per kilometre.

Standard detailed Inspection, up to 1200 sq.ft. $375.00
Standard detailed Inspection 1225 sq.ft. to 2000 sq.ft $425.00
Standard detailed Inspection, 2025 sq.ft to 3000 sq.ft. $525.00
Standard detailed Inspection 3025 sq.ft. and over, please call for pricing.
Estimated inspection time 6-7 Hrs.

7. Red and black cross logo Construction Project Oversight Inspections

Having your home built by an independent contractor or a home building company can be an exciting time. The builder will be relying on you for choices of materials, colours, flooring, door styles etc. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and bogged down in this process. As the building process moves forward, there are usually four government inspections completed in stages. These inspections focus mostly on the structure, mechanical, electrical and plumbing to comply with local building codes. During the construction process, there are many obstacles to overcome. Some of these are weather conditions, material conditions, quality building trades and level of skill, processes and due care, time limits and possession dates, etc. My role in your journey is to offer you my building experience and unbiased opinions. They would include reviewing the building plans and drawings, ensuring that your vision will be realized. I would be checking for a proper foundation, framing, placement of plumbing and drain lines, adequate placement of electrical switches, plugs and lights, sufficient support for drywall, good framing techniques, proper vapour barrier and insulation, proper roof installation, attic ventilation and more. Most of these issues are not included in the city’s building code inspections. To the average home buyer, items in these areas can go unnoticed, only to cause problems, delays, and costly repairs shortly, most often, after the warranty period is over.

During the building process, and up to possession, the builder has control of who visits the property and when. For a third-party inspection, arrangements will need to be made for periodic visits. Insurance waivers may need to be completed and signed, or a third-party inspection process agreement can be worked into the building contract. Inspections can be done after hours or during slack times while waiting for city compliance inspections. Good builders and warranty providers should welcome a third-party inspection. Having an experienced third-party builder to help oversee your project should not be considered a lack of confidence on your builder’s part. But instead, a second set of experienced eyes to catch problems that may result in delays or needless expense to the builder, or the purchaser, now, and shortly, or years down the road. It can help ensure a pleasant building experience for the purchaser and further complement the builder for a quality, well-built home.

My inspection process is typically conducted in four parts. They would be spread out to coincide with the city compliance inspection stages. After each inspection, a private report will be issued which will include comments and photographs of the condition of the project at that inspection time. Any comments or adjustments that I feel may be required will be brought to the attention of my client. It will then be contingent on my client to notify the builder or the parties involved to make corrections or adjustments before the project moves forward. When the project is completed, you will have a series of four inspection reports which follows the construction stages from beginning to end. These reports can be referenced later for any further renovations or system locates in the future. For out of area inspections over 40 km, kilometre charges may apply at .50 cents per kilometre.

My fees are as follows:
1st Inspection, including set up and plan review. $225.00
2nd Inspection, $175.00
3rd Inspection, $175.00
4th Inspection $175.00

These fees are limited to dwellings under 2000 sq.ft. For projects over 2000 sq.ft. please call for details.

8. Red and black cross logo Lite Commercial Inspections

Commercial inspections can be more involved than a general home inspection. With the usual inspections consisting of roofs, walls, windows, insulation, drainage, etc. there needs to be a more in-depth inspection procedure for the electrical, heating, plumbing, and mechanical systems, as they are usually shared by other tenants within the building. Commercial inspections will require a little more time to complete because other professionals may be required for a more precise, professional assessment of the mechanical and operating systems. Our role in commercial inspections will be in assessing the buildings general condition.overseeing other required professionals, and coordinating their findings with ours and compiling this information into an informative and easy-to-understand report for you.

Our fees for commercial inspections will be site specific, contingent on the type of building and the systems involved. They are usually based on an hourly rate; other professionals may be involved. Viewing the site in question will be necessary to establish a pricing schedule. Please call to arrange for viewing times. For out of area inspections over 40 km, kilometer charges may apply at .50 cents per kilometer.

9. Red and black cross logo Discovery/Consulting Inspections

A discovery inspection is an in-depth inspection that may uncover or reveal problem areas due to moisture, mould, problem weather conditions, ventilation heating etc. And those conditions discovered, will be recorded on our inspection report. Our Consulting inspections are designed to give you a better understanding of the components and systems involved that may be affected by any renovations or building additions you may be planning. This is not meant to be an engineers report but rather, for information and planning purposes only. For out of area inspections over 40 km, kilometre charges may apply at .50 cents per kilometre.

My fees for Discovery Inspections are $125.00 for the first hour and $75.00 for each hour after that. These include a completed report with recommendations and findings.

10. Red and black cross logo Seniors Home & Safety Inspections

This easy to read inspection report is designed for senior homeowners who wish to remain in their residences and who want to have their home inspected for potential safety hazards and accessibility concerns, now and in the future. We highlight many exterior and interior components such as, but not limited to; slip-resistant stairs and ramps, handrails, lighting and security, wheelchair/walker accessible doorways and ramps, safe yards, gates, fences, winter conditions, clearly visible house numbers, and many more, for which we will provide suggestions and recommendations for modification or repair. This will then assist homeowners in prioritizing, planning and budgeting appropriately for any necessary upgrades or replacements, short and long-term. Should you decide to undertake renovations, additions, ramps, or changes to the structure, which require permits and inspections, I can produce such plans for permit applications to the appropriate authorities, along with costing details and applications for any government rebates to you that may be in place for our seniors. For out of area inspections over 40 km, kilometre charges may apply at .50 cents per kilometre.

My standard rate for the initial inspection and recommendations is $125.00 for the first hour and $75.00 for each hour after that. Each home and project is site-specific, other professionals may need to be involved. Please call for more details — estimated time for the initial consultation and feasibility report, 2 to 3 hours.

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Red and black cross logo Infrared Electrical / Commercial and Home Surveys
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Infrared is a powerful tool; it helps us locate many hidden problems in their early stages by alerting us to a temperature difference, usually by abnormal hotspots, or unusual cold spots. These temperature differences show up as anomalies, which is something that does not belong or is different than expected. Infrared scanning is a standard part of our home inspection process. We also offer Infrared Scanning for larger industrial and plant electrical inspections; these inspections are conducted according to the NET A 2008 standards and the ASTM E1934-99a electrical infrared scanning procedures designation and performed with full arc flash protection.

Electrical infrared scanning is best conducted when the electrical system is under near full load, or further described as; in its working state or condition. This may not always be possible with higher voltages because opening the electrical panel will require that the system is shut down for safety reasons. Therefore, selecting off production times and special conditions may apply to the pricing schedule.

Building & Mechanical infrared scanning is best done when there is a more significant temperature difference between the building and the outside conditions, or the components in question, the higher the temperature difference or “Delta T,” the more accurate the scanning. Please call for more details. For out of area inspections over 40 km, kilometre charges may apply at .50 cents per kilometre.

My home inspector’s fee applies to infrared scanning, and the report, which is $125.00 for the first hour and $75.00 for each part hour after that.