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Providing home inspections to Toronto and GTA

 

 

Welcome to The Inspection Consultant

 

Based in Toronto, Canada, The Inspection Consultant Inc. is an independently owned and operated inspection consultancy, offering the highest standard of service. Our inspection services include: Residential, Commercial and Environmental Inspections, as well as Infrared Thermal Imaging. Each and every one of our inspections follows a strict set of guidelines outlined in advance with a scope of work.

 

The inspectors at The Inspection Consultant Inc. offer an unbiased and knowledgeable overview of the physical condition of a property. We put our extensive knowledge in building construction and science to work for our clients to help ensure they can rest easy in their purchases.

 

About Home Inspections

Buying a house or condominium is a stressful experience and it takes time to find the right place that you and your loved ones can call home. Finding the right home inspector can be equally challenging but it is equally important, since they can help you make that perfect purchase. A well-trained professional has the tools and know-how to identify issues that you don’t see, building issues that could pose a health or safety threat for you and your family, or issues that could mean costly and unexpected repair bills.

 

At the Inspection Consultant you can rest easy knowing you are receiving the best inspection possible by experienced professional inspectors using the latest advance tools and techniques available in the industry today. We at The Inspection Consultant use ITI infrared thermal imaging on all our home inspections. Infrared Thermal Imaging, or ITI, provides important information relating to otherwise inaccessible areas of the residential building. Infrared IR detects extremely small but crucial differences in temperature from one area of a house to another. These temperature differences show up on the camera as cold and hot spots when revealing hidden problems that often cannot be detected in the course of a traditional home inspection.

 

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In the above pictures the IR photo shows an area of moisture intrusion in the wall cavity from a roof leak. Can you see any signs of moisture in the corresponding digital photo? I wonder if your home inspector can without the use of IR?

 

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The above photos show an exterior window area of a stucco home. This window area has had stucco repairs in the past. Night time IR images unfortunately reveal that the repairs were unsuccessful from preventing moisture entering the stucco system.

 

The ITI camera can be a valuable tool in an inspector’s bag. However, with all tools there needs to be training. An inspector can spend thousands and buy an IR camera. But without proper training, the camera can provide false information. Your inspector should have, at minimum, ASNT Level 1 Thermography Certification. All our inspectors use FLIR cameras and are Level 1 certified and trained from FLIR's leading training facility ITC located in Toronto.

 

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All our home inspections meet or exceed CAHPI Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors standards. We will provide you with valuable knowledge to the major components and systems including:

  • roof, vents, flashings, and trim;
  • gutters and downspouts;
  • skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations;
  • decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings;
  • eaves, soffit and fascia;
  • grading and drainage;
  • basement, foundation and crawlspace;
  • water penetration and foundation movement;
  • heating systems;
  • cooling systems;
  • main water shut-off valves;
  • water heating system;
  • interior plumbing fixtures and faucets;
  • drainage sump pumps;
  • electrical service line and meter box;
  • main disconnect and service amperage;
  • electrical panels, breakers and fuses;
  • grounding and bonding;
  • GFCIs and AFCIs;
  • fireplace damper door and hearth;
  • insulation and ventilation;
  • garage doors, safety sensors, and openers;
  • and much more.

 

Our company will provide you with quality. We will not waste your time and money. I suggest preparing a checklist if you choose to shop around. Please don't use price as a determining factor in your selection. You'll be quoted as low as $200 - $325. The difference between a great home inspection, and what we call the "others" can be as little as a dinner for two. If you still choose to look further please ask your potential inspectors questions, lots of questions. Here are a few written by a trusted Canadian. We also added some more questions into the hat.

 

Should you give us the privilege of inspecting your potential future home. We promise to give you our very best effort and provide you with a quality home inspection. We pride ourselves on providing insights and answers to all your inspection needs. At The Inspection Consultant you are not our client just on the day of inspection, you are our client for life. Please feel free to call us on any inspection related questions. Also take the time to browse our web site it's designed to be informative with lots of home related topics. Such as winterization checklists, informative tips to avoid basement flooding, how to prepare for a home inspection, dryer vent safety , sump pump maintenance checklists, and more...plus our Blog

 

 

About Commercial Inspections

The Inspection Consultant provides PCA's Property Condition Assessments for buyers, owners, and leasers in the Toronto and Southwestern Ontario. The Inspection Consultant's Due Diligence reports provide commercial clients the information they need to make appropriate and informed decisions.


Due Diligence Reports typically include roofing, building exteriors, structure, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and HVAC Systems, interiors, restrooms and, parking and walking surfaces, with recommendations for maintenance, repair, and component replacement as needed.

 

All of our reports follow ASTM E2018 - 08 Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments. The benchmark for PCA's standards worldwide.


 

Environmental Inspections

 

In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air. With people spending majority of their time indoors this issue has been given great attention. The Inspection Consultant invests its time and resources in developing and delivering state-of-the-art procedures and tools to provide environmental services addressing many issues in Building, Residential, Commercial and Real Estate industries.

 

We hope you’ll find our environmental web pages of interest. There’s everything from indoor air quality issues like mould , asbestos, radon, electro magnetic fields, lead, environmental site assessments and much more.

 

 

Proud member of the following

 

Ontario Association of Home Inspectors OAHI Commercial inspector astm 2018 standardsASNT level 1 thermogapher flat roof Ir surveysMold Inspector Clearance Post Pre mould air sampling