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John H Home Inspector in Edmonton
John H Home Inspector in Edmonton

Hi, I’m John H.  with GoTech Home Inspection in Edmonton, and today’s topic is home inspections for first-time homebuyers.

So my goal today is to give some information to first-time homebuyers, all about what a home inspection consists of a home inspection in Edmonton is, an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of the house from the roof to the foundation. 

So what exactly does that mean? 

Objective means that the home inspector is unbiased they work only for their client, they don’t pay any money to a real estate agent for referrals, they don’t get kickbacks from a real estate agent for making their reports soft by kind of making a small deal out of potentially big hazards.

And whether a home sells or not, the home inspector still gets paid by visual, well that is the minimum standard it’s kind of an old standard for inspections, but it’s been around for a long time and what it truly means, is your home inspector does not require to use any special tools, they don’t need to use electrical testers and Carbamoxide devices, we’re not required to use infrared cameras, we don’t need to use anything like that, it’s just purely visual.


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Now, I don’t know a single home inspector who still does a purely visual inspection, we all have tools, home inspectors love talking tools, so that’s kind of an old standard, but it is the minimum.

Infrared Thermography
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Drone Roof
Best-Drone-for-Roof-Inspections

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Moisture Meters
Moisture Meters

✅ Include in Your regular Home Inspection Package

Sewer Cameras
Sewage Line Inspection

We highly recommend getting your Sewage line inspection. Here you can check the reason why – > Sewage Line Inspection is an Additional Fee


We would highly recommend to avoiding using the home inspector that the real estate agent has suggested to you.

The reason being is that both the realtor and inspector are working together to get the sale of the home completed as such they will try to make the home inspection report to favor the sale of the home.

Thus, with our company and inspectors, we are completely on the client’s side and will only work to give you complete transparency on the full home inspection report and nobody will be overshadowing us on what to include or not include in our report. In conclusion, we want you to buy your dream home in full confidence knowing exactly what conditions the home is in and what you can possibly expect in the future. 


The home inspection is also an education.

If you can be there during the inspection, as a first-time homebuyer, this is a fantastic learning opportunity, you get to learn all about the home, the way it works, when you buy a vehicle you get this owner’s manual, I mean it’s super thick, you might washing machine and you get a huge owner’s manual, telling you how to operate it, and all this stuff you get nothing like that for a home in general, so if you can be there during the home inspection, you get to learn a lot of information about the house, I highly recommend attending your home inspection if you have the time.

The next stop is what gets reported on during a home inspection.

If there are four basic things that home inspectors report on, it’s gonna be installation issues, things that just were not put in properly, maintenance items, things that need to be serviced, things are at the end of their life, the things that might leak, those I would all consider maintenance items, safety issues a lot of the time it’s gonna be safety upgrades, sometimes it’s things just weren’t done properly and it turns into a safety issue, but home inspectors are big on safety, and also performance, now one thing that I didn’t put on this list is code errors, now your home inspector is not there to do a code compliance inspection, so that’s it’s an important distinction.


Performing a Home Inspection with InterNACHI Home Inspector Jim Krumm

This is a video of a home inspection in Colorado, although it is located in the United States, he gives you a thorough idea of the basics of what should be done in a home inspection no matter where your home is located. 

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When should the home inspection be done in Edmonton?

I’m a Edmonton home inspector, here in Edmonton there are no rules about when home inspection needs to happen, it’s whatever your real estate agent puts in the purchase agreement and for most transactions that, I’m involved in people are given 10 days to get the home inspection done, you write it up in your purchase agreement you say that you are buying a home it’s going to be contingent upon the inspection and you’re going to get the inspection and any negotiations everything done within 10 days, but it varies, it’s whatever is in your contract that clock starts ticking as soon as you have that signed purchase agreement, so once you get that signed, as a home buyer it’s a good idea to line up home inspection right away, so the goal is to get the home inspection done quickly, and then after you get the home inspection what happens next what do you do with that information, well it all comes down to your agent your agent is the one who’s going to help you get through all this and there’s four basic things that can be done after the inspection, you can cancel the purchase, that’s always the least fortunate option because you’re out of a bunch of money you pay for the home inspection and you’ve invested a lot of your time they know a home, but it is an option people do have the right to cancel cancel purchase based on really anything that was found during the inspection you don’t even need to tell the seller wire cancelling, and I don’t think much of that because I’ve been involved in transactions or buyers wanted to cancel the purchase before I even did the home inspection and they were just using the inspection as a get out of contract free card , so you could cancel the purchase.

Another option is to ask the seller to fix stuff.

Now that one gets messed up a lot because a lot of the time people aren’t specific and they don’t ask for what they want and a lot of the time you’re asking a seller to repair things that have been installed improperly the first time, but it is an option.

Another one is to negotiate the price.

That one’s kind of tricky, but there are two common ways that you know to negotiate a price on a purchase, one of them is to ask the seller to reduce the price of the home, and the other is to ask a solder to pay closing costs, it’s kind of way of transferring some costs over to a seller, based on the inspection.


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(587) 609-9005
9+ Years Servicing Edmonton & Surrounding Areas
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You should also talk to your home inspector about having a sewer inspection done!

Sewer Scope Inspection with Jim Krumm, CMI®

Now I used to tell people it’s a good idea to have a sewer inspection if you’re buying an old home and you got old drain lines from the house to the street, but I’ve changed my tune over the years, I no longer tell people that, I tell people now, it’s a good idea to have a sewer inspection, if you’re buying a home, you know, I don’t make any mention about the age of it, and that’s because we partnered up with a sewer guy, who has found so many problems on homes to the point where if I were buying really any age of home, I wouldn’t consider buying it without a sewer inspection first, a lot of home inspectors are at the point where they now offer that along with their home inspections, I don’t know any home inspectors here in Edmonton who are actually doing the sewer inspections a lot of them will just coordinate and get you a better price if you’re working with their regular Super guy, so it’s something to think about.


Chimney inspections Edmonton – How to Inspect a Wood Burning Fireplace!

If you’re buying a home with a wood-burning fireplace, with a masonry chimney and you’re planning to use, it it’s a good idea to have a chimney inspection done, but the NFPA the National Fire Protection Agency, recommends having a level two shooting the inspection done anytime you’re buying a home, level two it means you’ve got a specialist to permit out there with a camera on the end of them of on the end of a pole they’ve got a fibre-optic camera or a wireless camera and they’re going to scan the entire inside of that chimney flue to make sure that everything is safe and all the joints look good and that it’s safe for a fire.So that’s another thing to consider.

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