Calgary Home Inspections

So you’re buying a new home, of course you can do your Calgary home inspection yourself but, it’s not recommended. Even buyers with significant construction and building experience will find it hard to be impartial about a home they have decided to purchase. Search Calgary's home inspectors information, find exactly the Calgary home inspector you're looking for.

Calgary Home Inspections

 How do these new Home Inspections regulations impact you as a buyer?
1.Ensure that you are working with not only a licensed inspector, but with an inspector that has the high level of training and knowledge that is required of a Registered Home Inspector (RHI).
2.An inspector will not be able to start an inspection until they have a signed contract with the client.  This is for everyone's protection and to ensure everything is in place prior to the inspection, to avoid potential delays.
3.The biggest impact to the real estate transaction is that as of September 1, 2011 home inspectors can no longer give estimates of repair costs.  If your contract refers to defects exceeding a certain value you will need to call a qualified trades person to provide estimates. 

Find What is a Home Inspection in Calgary

What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection should be conducted by a certified home inspector.  The home inspection process is an analysis based on a visual and technical inspection of the major components and systems of a home. The typical pre-purchase Atlanta condo inspection includes a detailed inspection of the interior of the unit to the CAHPI Alberta Standards. (Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors Alberta)

Home Inspection Components: This will also include the plumbing, electrical, HVAC systems and an evaluation of all installed appliances. The home inspection is intended to identify components and systems that may be unsafe, near the end of their lifespan, or are not performing as they should be.

Calgary Home Inspection Checklist

The following are systems and components that usually are inspected during a home inspection.

  • Foundation and support structure.
  • Roof, vents, flashings, and trim.
  • Gutters and downspouts.
  • Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations.
  • Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings. 
  • Eaves, soffit and fascia.
  • Windows and doors.
  • Steps and stairs.
  • Grading and drainage.
  • Driveways and walkways.
  • Heating systems.
  • Central air conditioning system.
  • Electrical service line and meter box.
  • Main disconnect and service amperage.
  • Electrical panels, breakers and fuses.
  • Main water shut off valves.
  • Water heating system.
  • Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets.
  • Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats.
  • Basement, foundation and crawlspace.
  • Water penetration and foundation movement.
  • Fireplace damper door and hearth.
  • Insulation and ventilation.
  • Garages and carports
  • Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers.
To arrange a Home Inspection you should contact a member of CAHPI Alberta. An Inspection can usually be booked within a few days after you call, but it is best not to wait until the last minute. To find a qualified Home Inspector take a look at the Home Inspector Directory of CAHPI (Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors Alberta)  "Find an Inspector" directory. 


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Listing information last updated on July 25th, 2017 at 12:30pm MDT.