Meet Moose Jaw 4A Property Inspection
Buying a home? The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, checklist, photographs, environmental reports and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this combined with the seller’s disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming. Moose Jaw 4A Property Inspection is fully insured.
What should you do? Relax. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
- Major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure.
- Things that lead to major defects. A small roof-flashing leak, for example.
- Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy or insure the home.
- Safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electric panel.
Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4).
Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Do not kill your deal over things that do not matter. It is inappropriate to demand that a seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed on the seller’s disclosure or nit-picky items.
Affiliations & Memberships
Blake Pitts, A long time citizen of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and local home inspector.
- Fully Licensed & Registered As Moose Jaw 4A Home Inspections with the Province of Saskatchewan
- Fully Licensed & Registered As Moose Jaw 4A Home Inspections with the City of Moose Jaw
- Member of the Saskatchewan Real Estate Association
- Fully Insured – Errors and Ommissions liability insurance
- Certified Master Inspector
- Certificate of Qualification and was a Journeyman Electrician
- Certificate of Membership in the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors and NACHI.
- Certificate of Membership in the Canadian Association Of Certified Home
- Inspectors and canNACHI
- Certificate for Having Been Trained as a Residential home inspector by Inspect 4U Inspector Training Program. www.inspect4u.ca
- Certificate of Membership in the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants.
- Privileges, including chain of custody documentation
- A Member Of The International Ozone Association
- Approved Inspector For Federal Government Re-location, R.C.M.P & Military-Federal Civil Service
- Certificate of Completion for Electrical Inspection
- Structural Issues for Home Inspectors
- How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections
- Residential Plumbing Overview
- Roof Inspection
- Inspecting Foundation Walls and Piers
- How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion
- How to Inspect the Exterior
- 25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know
- Roof Inspection
- Fundamentals – The Exterior – Part 2
- Stucco & EIFS Inspection Training for Inspectors
- Building Science and Thermography
- Attic, Insulation, Ventilation and Interior
- Inspection of Crawlspaces
- How to Inspect Septic Systems
- Deck Inspections
- How to Perform Energy Audits
- Advanced HVAC Training for Inspectors
- Advanced Mold Inspection Training
- Thermal Imaging for Inspectors
- Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP)
- Inspecting Means of Egress
- Inspecting Water Heater Tanks
- How to Inspect Pools and Spas
- Log Home Inspection
- Green Building
- Radon Measurement Service Provider
- Commercial Inspection Prerequisite course
- Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection