MAINTAINING YOUR HOUSE

Periodic Maintenance Inspection


Sometimes we just live in our house, year after year, without really paying too much attention to all those things that may suffer wear or damage. And then something breaks or goes wrong and we are faced with major repair bills.

Preventative maintenance pays. It generally costs far less to detect and repair problems in their early stages, before they grow to become large problems.

You may be able to do your own inspections and maintenance but, if not, a professional Home Inspection will provide you the information you need to know what may be required to ensure your home remains in top shape, and avoid unexpected and costly repair bills.

BUYING YOUR HOUSE

Pre-Purchase Inspection


If you are planning to buy a home you don't want surprises.


Step 1 - Professional Home Inspection

In your search for your perfect home you may have already looked at many. And, some of them may have had problems or issues that were readily apparent to you.

But, in many cases, some of those homes may have had significant issues that, had you purchased the house, may have shown up after you had closed the deal. And that could be expensive.

Sometimes the Seller will have had a recent Home Inspection and, if so, that could be of major benefit to you.

If not, it would be just plain smart to have the property professionally inspected, before you finalize the purchase.


Step 2 - Using The Report

If you decide to make an offer on the house, the information contained in the Inspection Report can be used to ensure that any deficiencies are corrected prior to closing, or to negotiate price concessions.

SELLING YOUR HOUSE

Pre-Listing Inspection


If you are planning to sell your home it could be in your best interests to follow these four step to ensure you get the best possible price.


Step 1 - Professional Home Inspection

You may feel that  you can inspect your home yourself but, in most cases, a trained professional will be able to identify issues that are not readily apparent to the untrained eye


Step 2 - Repair or replace deficiencies

Many of the required repairs you may be able to undertake yourself and, if there are issues that require professional attention, your Home Inspector can often recommend qualified people who can do the job


Step 3 - Market Value Appraisal

We all want to get the best possible price for our home. But we must remember that what any home is worth at any given time is what someone else is prepared to pay for it. List it too high and potential buyers will stay away. List it too low and you could be leaving money on the table. A current market value appraisal helps ensure that you get the best possible price relative to your local market conditions.


Step 4 - Find a Realtor

Some people try to sell their own home. Sometimes that works out OK. But, for most of us, we may become too emotionally involved to be objective and, frankly, most of us don't have much experience in the sales techniques of presenting a home to its best advantage. Realtors are trained professionals and they are well experienced in bringing qualified and interested buyers to your property.


Services

downHOMEr Inspection Services

Professional Home Inspection Services

All designed to save you time and money, and provide peace of mind.

FIRE SAFETY

W.E.T.T.  Inspections


Many homes use furnaces, stoves, and fireplaces as heat sources that consume combustible fuels such as wood or wood pellets.

These heating systems can provide great comfort and efficiency but, unless properly installed and maintained, can also be potentially dangerous. In many cases, in order to be eligible to purchase fire insurance, these systems must be inspected by a person who has been professionally trained to conduct Wood Energy Technology Transfer inspections.