Cherry Home inspections offers several different types of inspections. A standard home inspection can be enhanced with an infrared inspection or a WETT inspection or any of these services can be offered on a stand-alone basis.
Please note that an inspection agreement must be signed by client or authorized agent prior to the start of the inspection and fees must be paid in full before report will be provided to the client.
Standard Home Inspection
The interior and exterior of the home will be thoroughly inspected as per the Standards and Procedures as determined by InterNACHI and Cherry Home Inspections. This is a non-invasive visual inspection of all the components and systems of the home to identify any defects or maintenance issues. The property will also be inspected for proper drainage and any issues that might exist. A digital report with photos, descriptions, and any issues will be provided within 24 hours of the inspection.
The inspector will also spend time explaining the function and maintenance measures of any portion of the house at the client's request.
Standard Inspection includes the house and all attached structures. It also includes up to one detached garage. There may be an additional fee for other buildings on the property depending on the size, number, and complexity. Please contact Cherry Home Inspections for details.
Pre-sale Inspection (for sellers)
Home buyers usually use an inspection to see if there are any issues that may reduce their interest in purchasing a home or may cause them to reduce their offer price to offset the cost of repairing the issues found on inspection.
As the seller, you can eliminate the surprises that arise with the buyer's home inspection by having a pre-sale inspection of your own. You can choose to provide the results of the inspection to home buyers for their peace of mind or you could also use the results of the pre-sale inspection to make repairs or upgrades to your home so there will be nothing for the buyer's inspector to find.
Annual Rental Property Inspections
Owning rental property can be demanding. A landlord is responsible for regular inspections for damage, wear and tear, and maintenance issues. They are also required to change smoke detector batteries every year and smoke detectors every ten years. Other items like furnace filters need regular replacement as well, but often get overlooked.
Unfortunately, tenants often don’t report damage in rental properties. They may not identify maintenance issues that need to be addressed such as a deteriorating roof or a leaking drain pipe. Over time, an unnoticed small issue can grow to be a large expensive problem.
Cherry Home Inspections can help! Jason will do a full maintenance inspection of the home. You will be informed about any such issues that have emerged since the last inspection. He will also replace smoke detector batteries and furnace filters. Contact Cherry Home Inspections to discuss your needs.
New Home Warranty Inspection
This inspection service is as thorough as any other inspection but with extra attention paid to to the elements of the home that are covered under the New Home Warranty.
This inspection provides the homeowner with a detailed list of issues with accompanying photographs that they can use to ensure all deficiencies are addressed by their home builder.
An infrared camera can help us 'see' in the infrared spectrum, which is how heat is emitted from solid and liquid surfaces. This is helpful because while a visual inspection can't tell us anything about the condition beyond what is visible on the surface of walls and ceilings, conditions underneath may cause particular heat patterns on the surfaces. An inspector trained to interpret the heat patterns can help determine potential conditions inside the walls and ceilings. This could include air infiltration, improper insulation, moisture and leaks, and heating from electrical hot spots.
An Infrared Inspection Report will provide information that can help you improve the energy efficiency of your home as well as locate and correct any moisture or electrical issues that could lead to fires, flood, and mold in the future.
Wood-burning Appliance Inspection (WETT)
A WETT Inspection is a non-invasive inspection of wood stoves, fireplace inserts, pellet stoves, and wood-burning fireplaces, as well as attached flues and chimneys. It's an inspection of all readily-accessible components. It confirms compliance with CSA standard B365 and manufacturer installation instructions.
An improperly installed wood-burning appliance may not seem to be a problem in the short term, but it could become a fire hazard after years of use. A WETT inspection can make sure everything is installed properly and safely.
Annual Maintenance Inspection
Protect your investment with an annual maintenance inspection. Contact Jason to inspect your home every year to ensure everything is running in perfect condition.