Message from Mike

For those of you who think it's normal to expect a few nasty surprises from a new home, or who think you can't really expect a home inspector to find everything, I'm here to tell you the truth.

You should expect quality and integrity in a normal home inspection. You can do better than accept "opinions" in place of evaluations. You can expect a home inspector to give you a thorough assessment of every single part of any home and help you understand what it means.

The cost of an inspection like that may be higher. But the possible hidden costs of a normal home inspection today - which often isn't worth the paper it's printed on - are too high. A bad home inspection can lead to surprises you will pay for over many years.

I started Mike Holmes Inspections because I wanted to see more highly skilled, trained inspectors working in the field. I wanted to improve the industry by providing a service that goes beyond the highest standards.

But more importantly, I wanted to give homeowners the peace of mind that comes from knowing their home has been inspected using the best equipment, by skilled professionals who are committed to their work.

- Mike Holmes


When you get a Mike Holmes Inspection you are hiring a qualified, experienced home inspector who is an accredited Level 1 Thermographer. They take their time with your home and conduct a comprehensive assessment of your home's major systems and components.

  • Our home inspectors do the due diligence for you by performing high quality home inspections for your peace of mind and for the protection of your investment.
  • The home inspections follow stringent protocols to provide an inspection that goes beyond industry standards.
  • Attention to detail ensures that problems that could potentially cause extensive damage to your home are detected.
  • Mike Holmes inspectors receive ongoing training and attend annual conferences to equip them with the technical skills and techniques needed to perform a detailed inspection.
  • All inspectors have passed detailed background searches, including criminal and reference checks and carry liability insurances.
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Mike Holmes inspectors have successfully completed stringent technical assessment tests. Each inspector is trained to use specialized equipment to detect problems that the naked eye can't see. Our home inspectors come equipped with:

  • Moisture meters
  • Thermographic Imaging Camera
  • Digital Camera for photographic evidence
  • Anemometers
  • Voltage detectors
  • Radon tester
  • Receptacle/ GFI Tester
  • Laser Thermometer
  • Probe Thermometer
  • Interior and Exterior ladder
  • Eye-stick to inspect hard to reach areas


Mike Holmes inspectors have completed a minimum of 1000 inspections and/or have 5 years experience in the industry. Collectively, our inspection team has conducted over 6,500 inspections, with access to vast knowledge and experience.

All Mike Holmes inspectors are members of professional associations, such as the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI), the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI).

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Home Inspection Report

While the home inspection is being conducted, the inspector will verbally communicate findings on site. After the inspection, your Mike Holmes inspector provides a professional Inspection Report, which is documented proof of the assessment conducted.

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