How long does a home inspection take? A typical inspection takes, on average, three hours to complete, but this time can vary depending on the current condition, age and size of the home and the accessibility of mechanical systems.
What do you look at? We visually inspect the major system of the house in a non-invasive and non-destructive manner. We examine the roof, exterior and structure of the building as well as the electrical, heating, cooling, plumbing and insulation systems plus interior components and finishes. Our goal is to identify any existing major problems that would affect a buyer’s decision to purchase. You can read more about this process in services.
How much do you charge for an inspection? New Look Inspection charges a flat fee of $355 for a condominium inspection, including an inspection of the entire building and unit. Fees for an inspection of a single family dwelling start at $400, with factors such as age, size increasing the fee. For a precise quote, please contact us.
Are household appliances inspected? Individual refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers are not inspected. However, we will look for any evidence of existing or previous leakage from appliances plus any improper dryer ducting or non-conforming appliance plumbing. Garberators are operated and inspected.
What is included in the fee? Included in each fee is:
- A complete inspection of your property conducted by an experienced, registered professional.
- A comprehensive detailed report with photos, colour illustrations and online technical articles delivered prior to the end of the business day.
- Ongoing support and advice for as long as you own the property.
- Complete satisfaction with our service or your money back.
Can I join you for the inspection? We encourage potential property buyers to attend inspections: it is often a valuable learning experience that can help with your future decisions. We pride ourselves on our friendly service and encourage you to ask questions.
Do I get a written report? When? You will receive an electronic copy of your report in a secure PDF format. We will send this report the same business day as the inspection is carried out.
If your report is very bad, will you tell us not to buy the house? No. Our goal is to provide a concise report on the condition of the property, indicating potential significant repairs and expenses. You can use this information to base your decision.
Do you offer a warranty on the house? We do not offer a warranty on the house. A home inspection is similar to a check-up from the doctor: it is a professional, objective opinion but there is no guarantee that it will ensure 100 percent health.
Some problems can only be discovered when living in a house rather than during inspection. For example, some shower stalls leak only when people stand in them, not simply when the showers are turned on. Some roofs and basements leak only during specific weather conditions. We provide a thorough and comprehensive inspection of the property but cannot guarantee for these reasons.
How long as your company been in business? Dale Trach, owner of New Look Inspections, has been a registered Home Inspector with CAHPI (BC) since March 2001 with more than 3,400 signed inspections.
What are your qualifications? You can find out more about our qualifications and experience in the About Us section.
Are you a member of a professional association? Dale Trach, owner of New Look Inspections, has been a member of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) since 2001. He is also provincially licensed with Consumer Protection BC, License #49659.