Building Pro Inspections Pre-Renovation Inspection

Kelowna Home Inspector - Renovation

The Pre-Renovation Inspection includes

We will determine the home’s condition at the time of the inspection to identify significant deficiencies before you begin the renovations of your home. We will also provide information about issues that may affect the scope and value of a desired renovation. The information provided allows the owner to review their plans and confirm they are spending their renovation budget wisely. This limits the possibility of an unsuspected problem cropping up shortly after completion of the planned renovation. If this happens, homeowners may find themselves in the unhappy situation of being forced to start another renovation.

The inspection is a visual examination of the readily accessible and visible major systems, components, and equipment of the primary residence on the property. We record all significant defects found and will determine the causes when circumstances permit. To guide you during your decision making process, we will provide recommendations for each defect.

All inspection are performed in accordance with the HIABC Scope of inspection which covers all the homes major systems:

·    roof, structure, electrical, heating, cooling, ventilation and insulation, fireplaces, plumbing, interior, and exterior.
·    all roofs will be inspected by walking on them, if they are safe to be on. All crawl spaces and attics that are accessible and safe will be inspected.

The Time Required for your House Inspection

A typical house inspection takes approximately 3 to 4 hours. Depending on the age, size, and complexity of the home, extra time may be required.

Your Participation is Encouraged.

By participating in the inspection, the visual presentation of any problems discovered will give you a better understanding of any issues that may be found. It is also an excellent opportunity for you to take advantage of the inspector’s experience to learn about repair options and the trades you can hire to do the work.

The Report

At the end of the inspection we will do a walk through of the property and present a verbal summary of the major deficiencies found. This provides you a chance to see the defects and ask as many questions as necessary to ensure you understand the information we have given you.  The verbal summary will be followed with a written PDF report emailed within 24 hours. A hard copy of the report in a binder will be provided if requested. Extra reports are available if requested for a reasonable fee.

We understand our clients want to have the right information, so they can make the best choices going forward with their renovation plans. This is why we take the time to write a detailed report. We ensure our information is accurate and understandable, making it easier for our clients to decide how to manage any deficiencies found and to enjoy the benefits of their renovation.

Our report contains NARRATIVE DESCRIPTIONS and recommendations of deficiencies  as well as HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS. Check out our sample report to see what your report will look like. If you have trouble downloading this report or have any questions, please contact us.

Follow Up

Building Pro Inspections will provide free phone consultation regarding your home for as long as you own it.

Book you Pre-Renovation Inspection today! Available 7 days a week in the Okanagan and surrounding areas.

Phone: 250-862-1054
Email: [email protected]

We will respond to your inquiries as soon as possible. BEFORE BOOKING YOUR INSPECTION, we recommend you download a copy of our Standard Contract and the HIABC Scope of Inspection and Codes of Ethics. Together these documents describe the home inspection process and will give you a clear understanding of what to expect. If you have questions regarding these documents or our inspection, please contact us. We will be happy to answer your questions.