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.
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).
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.