• Services

    At Companion Home Inspections, we pride ourselves on providing the most comprehensive home inspection service available. Our team of certified professionals is dedicated to thoroughly examining every aspect of your home to ensure that no detail is overlooked. We take pride in utilizing advanced technology to enhance the thoroughness and accuracy of our inspections. As certified drone pilots, we leverage drone technology to provide a comprehensive evaluation of your home's roof and other critical components located on the roof.

    Starting at the roof, our drone allows us to conduct a detailed assessment of the roof surface, providing clear and high-resolution imagery to evaluate its condition. This enables us to identify any areas of concern, such as missing or damaged shingles, signs of wear and tear, or potential leaks. In addition to assessing the roof surface, our drone allows us to inspect other important features on the roof, such as the chimney, ventilation system, electrical service entrance, plumbing stack, and any other systems or components. This comprehensive approach ensures that no detail is overlooked, and all critical elements of your home's roof are thoroughly evaluated.

    At Companion Home Inspections, we understand that a thorough inspection of the exterior of your home is essential for identifying potential issues and ensuring its overall integrity. Using our macro approach, we start by assessing the big picture—the overall condition and appearance of the exterior. This includes examining the siding, windows, doors, and foundation for any signs of damage, deterioration, or structural issues. We look for common issues such as cracks, gaps, water damage, or pest infestations that may compromise the integrity of the home. Once we've evaluated the macro-level aspects, we then switch to a micro approach, focusing on the finer details and intricacies of the exterior. This involves inspecting areas such as the trim, fascia, soffits, flashing, and caulking for any signs of wear, damage, or improper installation. We pay close attention to areas where water intrusion is common, as well as potential entry points for pests or rodents.

    By combining both macro and micro approaches, we ensure that no detail is overlooked during the inspection process. Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive assessment of the exterior of your home, identifying any issues that may need attention and giving you peace of mind about its condition and integrity. Our comprehensive approach continues as we move inside the house to thoroughly inspect each level, from the bottom up to the attic. During this phase of the inspection, we focus on evaluating various critical components and systems within the home to ensure they are in proper working condition and meet safety standards.

    Here's what you can expect during our interior inspection:
    1. Structure: We assess the structural integrity of the home, including the foundation, walls, floors, and ceilings, looking for signs of damage, settlement, or other structural concerns.
    2. Heating and Cooling Systems: We inspect the heating and cooling systems, including the furnace, air conditioner, and ductwork, to ensure they are functioning correctly and efficiently.
    3. Electrical and Plumbing Systems: We evaluate the electrical system, checking outlets, switches, and the main electrical panel for any issues. Additionally, we inspect the plumbing system, including pipes, fixtures, and water heaters, to identify any leaks or deficiencies.
    4. Interior Finishes: We examine the interior finishes, such as walls, ceilings, floors, and trim, for any damage, defects, or signs of moisture intrusion.
    5. Insulation and Ventilation: We assess the insulation and ventilation in the home to ensure proper energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
    6. Accessories: We inspect accessories such as fireplaces, chimneys, and exhaust fans to ensure they are installed correctly and functioning safely.

    Throughout the interior inspection, we take a methodical approach, carefully examining each area and system to identify any issues or potential concerns. Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the condition of the home's interior, allowing you to make informed decisions about your investment.

    At Companion Home Inspections, our commitment to providing a comprehensive service extends to our detailed inspection reports. After completing the inspection process, we compile our findings into a comprehensive report that serves as a valuable resource for our clients.

    Our detailed inspection report includes:
    Descriptions of Home Systems: We provide thorough descriptions of all the systems in the home that were evaluated during the inspection. This includes the structure, heating and cooling systems, electrical and plumbing systems, interior finishes, insulation and ventilation, and any accessories such as fireplaces.
    Identification of Issues: We document any issues or deficiencies identified during the inspection, including structural concerns, safety hazards, and areas in need of repair or maintenance.
    Recommendations for Improvement: We offer recommendations for improvements based on our findings, prioritizing issues that may require immediate attention as well as those that can be addressed over time.
    Blueprint for Future Maintenance: Our report serves as a blueprint for your future in the home, providing valuable insights into the condition of the property and guidance on how to maintain and improve it over time.

    Overall, our detailed inspection report provides you with the information and insights you need to make informed decisions about your home. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, a seasoned homeowner, or preparing to sell your property, our report equips you with the knowledge to navigate the process confidently.

    Our commitment to you doesn't end with the inspection report. For as long as you own the home, you can rely on us as your trusted resource for any additional questions or concerns you may have-and the best part? There's no extra charge for our continued support. Whether you have questions about maintenance, repairs, or upgrades, or simply need advice on home-related matters, we're here to help. We are just a phone call away, ready to provide you with the guidance and assistance you need to ensure the long-term health, safety, and value of your home.

    Infrared Thermal Imaging

    Thermal imaging is a superior technology that enables us to detect a wide range of defects and anomalies within the property. During the inspection process, we use infrared thermal inspection to locate and isolate various issues, including:

    Moisture Detection: Thermal imaging can identify areas of moisture intrusion that may not be visible on the surface. This allows us to pinpoint potential sources of water damage and prevent further issues such as mold growth or structural damage.
    Insulation Inadequacy: Thermal imaging can reveal areas where insulation is lacking or improperly installed, leading to energy loss and decreased comfort in the home.
    Structural Defects: Thermal imaging can detect anomalies in the structure of the home, such as hidden cracks or areas of thermal bridging, which may indicate potential structural issues.
    Electrical Defects: Thermal imaging can identify overheating electrical components, such as faulty wiring or overloaded circuits, which pose a fire hazard if left unaddressed.
    Air Infiltration: Thermal imaging can identify areas where air is leaking into or out of the home, leading to energy loss and decreased efficiency of heating and cooling systems.

    By utilizing thermal imaging technology, we can scan large areas of the property quickly and efficiently, saving you both time and money. This advanced technology allows us to uncover hidden defects and anomalies that may otherwise go unnoticed, giving you peace of mind and confidence in your investment. 
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    Radon Measurements

    At Companion Home Inspections, we prioritize the health and safety of our clients, which is why we offer radon testing as an ancillary service in addition to our comprehensive home inspections. Our inspector is C-NRPP (Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program) certified, ensuring that you receive accurate and reliable radon measurements.

    Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep into homes through openings in the foundation and other entry points. Although radon is invisible and odorless, it can accumulate to dangerous levels indoors and pose a serious health risk. Prolonged exposure to high levels of radon has been linked to lung cancer, making it essential to test for radon in your home. During the radon testing process, our certified inspector will deploy specialized radon measurement devices to assess the radon levels in your home accurately. These devices are designed to detect even trace amounts of radon, providing you with peace of mind about the air quality in your home.

    Radon can enter a home through various pathways, including cracks in foundation walls and floors, construction joints, gaps around service pipes, support posts, window wells, floor drains, sumps, or cavities inside walls. By conducting Radon testing as part of our inspection process, we can identify if elevated levels of radon are present in your home and recommend appropriate mitigation measures if necessary. Ultimately, our goal is to ensure that you and your family can live safely and comfortably in your new home. By offering Radon testing as an ancillary service, we provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your health and well-being.
    Read more  Guide for Radon Measurements in Residential Dwellings.docx

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