What We Inspect

Our thorough visual inspection the major systems of the house covers everything from the roof to the foundation.

Exterior:

  • Site review – Proper slope, drainage, walkways and retaining walls
  • Roof coverings, drainage, flashing’s, skylights and other penetrations
  • Porches, steps, railings and decks
  • Windows, doors, headers and sills
  • Foundation
  • Siding, trim soffits, fascias and eaves troughs
  • Roof, flashings, vents and chimneys
  • Garage doors, openers and/or carport

Interior:

  • Foundation walls, basement floor, posts and beams
  • Attic insulation and ventilation
  • Heating, air conditioning (summer only) and ventilation – normal operating controls
  • Ducts, fans, air filters and registers
  • Chimney and fireplace
  • Plumbing – drains, fixtures, flows, waste and vents
  • Hot water heater
  • Electrical – service entrance, main and sub panels, grounding, breakers
  • GFCI’s, AFCI’s, lights, fans and switches
  • Interior rooms – walls, ceilings, floors, floors, windows, stairs, steps and railings
  • Kitchen and bathrooms – ventilation, cabinets, counters, sinks, faucets and showers

Equipment we may use:

At Accurate Home Inspections we utilize state of the art inspection equipment and also everyday tools to aid in our inspections such as:

Thermal Imaging Cameras (Infrared Cameras)

Discover issues within your walls with a thermal imager
Using aerial drones to inspect your homes' roof

The insulation has settled inside the wall. typically this could only be discovered with a thermal camera.

Thermal Imaging cameras detect temperature differential. Different colors correspond to different temperatures, so an inspector is able to identify areas that are abnormally hot or cold.

 

 

 

Phantom 3 Professional drone

We are excited to have the option of aerial drone roof inspections, at no-charge, as an as-needed service with our home inspection. If we can’t safely see 100% of a roof, we can use a remote-controlled drone to fly over the house and photograph or video the roof from above.

We are excited to have the option of aerial drone roof inspections, at no-charge, as an as-needed service with our home inspection. If we can’t safely see 100% of a roof, we can use a remote-controlled drone to fly over the house and photograph or video the roof from above.

Using aerial drones to inspect your homes' roof

This service is ideal for steep-pitch roofs that cannot be safely climbed, as well as taller buildings without direct roof access.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telescoping ladders

This ladder gets us up onto 60% of the 2 storey homes in Calgary.

This ladder gets us up onto 60% of the 2 storey homes in Calgary.

These ladders are easy to carry through homes without bumping into walls and can be carried in the trunk of a car.

These ladders are easy to carry through homes without bumping into walls and can be carried in the trunk of a car.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Articulating 26 foot ladder

This wonderful extension ladder will fit in the trunk of our car! It extends to 26 feet.

This wonderful extension ladder will fit in the trunk of our car! It extends to 26 feet.

 

 

Moisture meter

An Electronic Moisture Meter - Measures the degree of moisture behind a surface such as basement floors and walls, tile shower walls and around the base of toilets to determine if higher than normal moisture levels are present that may lead to issues.

An Electronic Moisture Meter – Measures the degree of moisture behind a surface such as basement floors and walls, tile shower walls and around the base of toilets to determine if higher than normal moisture levels are present that may lead to issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carbon dioxide detectors                                                                         Combustible gas detectors

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a tasteless, odorless, toxic gas produced by combustion appliances, such as water heaters, furnaces and boilers. CO can accumulate in the human body over time to a point at which it can be fatal. We carry a detector with us at all times throughout the home.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a tasteless, odorless, toxic gas produced by combustion appliances, such as water heaters, furnaces and boilers. CO can accumulate in the human body over time to a point at which it can be fatal. We carry a detector with us at all times throughout the home.

 

A combustible gas detector detects small amounts of combustible gases. We also use our nose since the most common combustible gases – natural gas and propane – have odors added that are easy to detect.

A combustible gas detector detects small amounts of combustible gases. We also use our nose since the most common combustible gases – natural gas and propane – have odors added that are easy to detect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our aim is to reduce some of this stress and uncertainty by providing you with an accurate, unbiased inspection of the home or property you are about to list on the market or want to buy. Our professional home inspectors will ‘inspect the unexpected’ by performing a thorough visual inspection of all components of the property or home. We will identify for you components of the house that are not performing well as well as systems that may require maintenance to improve their operability.
We promise to add significantly to your knowledge of the home, but cannot tell you everything about the house. All home inspections are entirely visual and therefore no destructive testing will be performed. The inspection and report will put you in a much better position to make an informed decision.

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Contact Accurate Home Inspections for all of your Chestermere Home Inspector and Chestermere Home Inspection needs.