A home inspection is an unbiased opinion on the condition of a home and property. This consists of a one-time site inspection review and a written report. The inspection is based on visual observations and limited testing of the accessible components and systems in the home. No destructive testing or laboratory testing or dismantling of components is performed. A home inspection is not technically exhaustive. While a home inspector has been trained and has the experience to identify nonspecific, self evident and visual defects, a home inspector is not a specialized expert such as; an environmental hygienist, electrician, plumber, roofer, structural engineer, burner mechanic, mason, etc. The cost associated with hiring a professional from each field would be significantly more expensive than the cost of a home inspection. Even the most comprehensive technical inspection performed by a team of professionals in each field cannot be expected to reveal every issue and detail of the home. The inspection is a snap shot of the condition of the home at the time of inspection: conditions will change from the time of inspection to the close date. An inspection or thorough review just prior to the purchase date should be considered. A home inspection can reduce your risk of purchasing a property, but risk cannot be eliminated, nor can a home inspector assume it.
This inspection has been solely prepared for the person(s) named on the report. This report is not transferable, and Mews Home Inspections is not accountable to any other parties including the vendor. The Home Inspection and report conforms to the standards set forth by CAN/CSA-A770-16. A purchaser should understand that annual review and maintenance is necessary for any home. A yearly budget of 1-2% of the value of the house should be allocated for unexpected repairs, maintenance, improvements and upkeep. Things can and will go wrong with practically every home. Some items will wear, water heaters will fail, and leaking is always possible. Keep aware of these items to prevent small issues from turning into larger problems.