What’s Included?

All of our home inspectors are proud members of Internachi, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. As such, we abide by the Internachi Code of Ethics, as well as the InterNACHI standards of practice , which sets forth the minimum requirements for a home inspection. The list below incorporates the Internachi Standards of Practice, but also incorporates part of Homestead Home Inspections List of Best Practices for a home inspection. This list is written in the same order as our inspection reports.

 

  • Roof Covering

  • Chimney, Fireplaces

  • Exterior

  • Basement / Foundation / Structure

  • Electrical

  • Plumbing

  • Heating

  • Cooling​

  • Interior

  • Attic

  • Garage

Services Offered

Pre-Purchase Home Inspection - $450

  • Includes all standard home inspection items as per the InterNACHI Standard of Practice and the Province of Alberta’s standards.

  • Thermal imaging is conducted on all inspections at no additional charge.

  • Flat rate fee, no additional charges for extra bathrooms/bedrooms, no cost per sq footage calculations.

Pre-Listing Home Inspection - $450

  • Includes all standard home inspection items as per the InterNACHI Standard of Practice and the Province of Alberta’s standards.

  • Thermal imaging is conducted on all inspections at no additional charge.

  • Flat rate fee, no additional charges for extra bathrooms/bedrooms, no cost per sq footage calculations.

Construction Inspections - $270 per Inspection​ 

  • Third party inspection services to confirm that the builder and sub trades are completing work to code and industry best practice.

  • Typical inspections occur at the rough in electrical and plumbing stage as well as final walk through stages.

New Home Warranty Inspections - Pricing Listed Below

  • The Alberta New Home Warranty is broken into 1-2-5-10 year warranty categories.

  • 1 year coverage period for labour and materials - Whole Home Inspection ($450)

  • 2 year coverage period for distribution systems relating to heating, electrical and plumbing ($270)

  • 5 year coverage period for building envelope ($270)

  • 10 year coverage period for structural integrity ($270)

  • Pick and choose categories for inspection based on your unique requirements. ($270)

Additional Services 

Additional services can be added to any inspection type noted above or can be ordered individually.

Thermal Imaging - $185

  • A comprehensive, room by room report including thermal images, video, deficiency lists etc.

  • Thermal imaging of all exterior doors, windows walls and ceilings. 

  • Thermal images of all major appliances and plumbing fixtures.

Indoor Air Quality / Mold Testing - $250

  • Air sampling: Sampling of the inside and outdoor air is conducted and the results to the level of mold spores and other allergens inside the premises and outside are compared..

  • Surface samples: sampling the amount of mold spores deposited on indoor surfaces (tape, and dust samples).

  • Bulk samples: the removal of materials from the contaminated area to identify and determine the concentration of mold in the sample.

  • Includes sampling, shipping and analysis at an IAC2 certified lab

  • Turnaround time is approx 2-5 business days

Short Term (96 Hour) Radon Testing - $300

Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Radon gas is inert, colorless and odorless. Breathing radon over time increases your risk of lung cancer.

During a short-term Radon test we will attend the home and set up a commercial grade Radon detection monitor for a duration of 96 hours (min).

  • Upon completion of the test a digital report will be sent to you and also be included with the home inspection report.

  • A quote for mitigation is also provided if mitigation is recommended. This is a useful tool when negotiating with the Home Seller as you will be able to accurately include this cost in the negotiation

Sewer Scope - $300

Standard home inspections do not cover the structural integrity or condition of sewer and drainage line systems. With a video camera inspection on your sewer line, you’ll be able to know if your sewer lines are being compromised by: tree roots, debris, broken drain lines, clogs, sewer pipe misalignment. If there is a sewer problem identified with your video sewer inspection, you can negotiate to get it fixed before you move in or to take the cost of repairs out of the home purchase price

  • Testing is completed NASSCO certified technicians.

  • Picture and video as well as a detailed report will be sent to you and also be included with the home inspection report.

Water Quality Testing - $ 250

  • Understand the water quality of the home with certified laboratory water quality testing, clear health risks analysis, and unbiased treatment recommendations.

  • Comprehensive Report with expert client support from certified lab technologists

  • 3-5 day turnaround for results. 

Home Stewardship Program - Call for Pricing

  • >250 Point Annual Service Plan

  • Quarterly Service Appointments

  • Built-In Regular Seasonal Home Inspections

  • Recommended Action Plan

  • Optional Service Concierge for Lawn, Snow, House Cleaners and more...

  • Homewatch Service for maintenance appointments to ensure work is completed safely and to building code

  • 24/7 Emergency Repair Response

Locations

Head Office:

Calgary, AB

Additional Locations:

Edmonton, AB

Red Deer, AB

Lethbridge, AB

Contact us to book your inspection today! 

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