JJ Home Inspections
Certified Home Inspectors in Toronto GTA
About Home Inspection
A Home inspection by a qualified home inspector provides a great deal of value to the buyers by helping them know the conditions of the property and by educating them on maintenance and taking preventive measures to prevent costly repairs or replacements in the future. Other than inspecting the home condition, a future homeowner should know, for example, where the main water or gas shut off valves are located. They should learn how to shut off the gas line to the furnace immediately in case of gas leaks, but if there is no valve installed for the furnace or if it is installed with no handle to turn, there can be dangerous consequences. A home is a combination of systems and components that are related to each other. Each system has its own conditions and life expectancy and they all have to be inspected by a qualified and certified home inspector. Some systems like structural wood framing or foundations can have unlimited life expectancy providing that other related systems are being well maintained.
The wood structure of the roof/attic can go for a very long time, almost indefinitely, but roof shingles and flashings won’t. When flashing fails, water is going to leak into the attic through the roofing system. If it is slow, the leak is going to go unnoticed, and therefore the attic’s insulation will become wet and flattened and lose the R-value of it. Therefore, the warm and humid air will escape from inside the house into the attic. The warm humid air in the cold attic will condensate and create further damage from retained moisture. Woods in the attic will rot and eventually become a structural failure. This big failure won’t happen if the flashing problem got caught on time and that is not going to happen unless a proper home inspection performed by a certified and experienced home inspector.
Homes are dynamic and have many moving parts that need to be maintained in good operating conditions or they’re liable to become major issues. Home inspectors go through all those systems and components and put the detailed conditions with suggestions in the home inspection report for clients.
Since the home inspection profession is not yet regulated in Ontario, it is the responsibility of you, the buyer, to find a qualified inspector.
So, do yourself a favour, don’t risk the house you are buying and hire the right inspector.
The best inspectors are those that have a home inspection certificate along with years of practical experience in housing construction. JJ Home Inspection is a team of certified home inspectors with many years of practical experience in construction and renovation.
At JJ Home Inspection, we look at a house from two different points of view. First is a complete inspection of the structural integrity of the house. We then assess for areas requiring future maintenance and advise of changes and regular maintenance that should be done to keep the house in good condition and prevent risk from future failure of components (i.e. furnace, electrical H/C etc.).
Please don’t hesitate to call us for more information about our services. Even if you have already purchased your home, we would be happy to discuss any concerns or answer any questions you may have.
No matter if you need a qualified and certified home inspector in Toronto or other surrounding regions, like Newmarket, Markham, and Barrie, you can rely on us for accurate assessment and reporting.
We wish you the best with your home purchasing!
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