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A clear, concise, and thorough opinion is what can you expect from your inspection report (pdf-40mb).


Our practice fully conforms to AIBQ

Building Inspection

Trust us with inspecting the biggest purchase you’ll ever make! Buying a house? Investing in a property? Need our expertise to diagnose the condition of your property? Look no further, we’re on the job for you! We know how important this transaction is for you. That is why you’ll notice us taking a lot of notes, a lot of pictures, and following a rigorous Standard of Practice. We take our time to ensure that you get a thorough, impartial assessment of the property you’re interested in. A clear, concise, and thorough opinion is what can you expect from your inspection report (pdf-40mb). Our practice fully conforms to AIBQ & NACHI standards. We carry full liability insurance such that your investment is well protected.

Definitions and Scope

  • 1. Definitions and Scope
    1.1 A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of a residential dwelling, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify observed material defects within specific components of said dwelling. Components may include any combination of mechanical, structural, electrical, plumbing, or other essential systems or portions of the home, as identified and agreed to by the Client and Inspector, prior to the inspection process.
    A home inspection is intended to assist in the evaluation of the overall condition of the dwelling. The inspection is based on observations of the visible and apparent condition of the structure and its components on the date of the inspection, and not the prediction of future conditions.
    A home inspection will not reveal every concern that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the day of the inspection.
    A home inspection can include a survey and/or analysis of energy flows and usage in a residential property if the client requests it.
    1.2 A material defect is a condition of a residential real property, or any portion of it, that would have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the real property, or that involves an unreasonable risk to people on the property. The fact that a structural element, system or subsystem is near, at or beyond the end of its normal useful life is not, by itself, a material defect.
    An inspection report shall describe and identify, in written format, the inspected systems, structures and components of the dwelling, and shall identify material defects observed. Inspection reports may contain recommendations regarding conditions reported or recommendations for correction, monitoring or further evaluation by professionals, but this is not required.
    1.3 These standards of practice apply to inspections that implicate either part of the totality of a building of at most three floors having a total area of less than 600 square meters in area (excluding the basement) or approximately 6450 square feet in area having the following uses:
    – single family home either detached, semi-detached, or row housing;
    – a building having multiple dwellings;
    – a condominium unit;
    – a building having partially residential vocation and partially commercial vocation as long as the commercial aspect does not
    surpass 40% of the total square footage of the building, excluding the basement.
  • 2. Limitations, exceptions and exclusions
    2.1Limitations
     – An inspection is not technically exhaustive.
     – An inspection will not identify concealed or latent defects.
     – An inspection will not deal with aesthetic concerns or what could be deemed matters of taste, cosmetic defects, etc.
     – An inspection will not determine the suitability of the property for any use.
     – An inspection does not determine the market value of the property or its marketability.
     – An inspection does not determine the insurability of the property.
     – An inspection does not determine the advisability or inadvisability of the purchase of the inspected property.
     – An inspection does not determine the life expectancy of the property or any components or systems therein.
     – An inspection does not include items not permanently installed.
     – These Standards of Practice apply only to homes with four or fewer dwelling units (unless agreed by the inspector).
     
               
    2.2Exclusions
     – The inspector is not required to determine:
      – property boundary lines or encroachments.
      – the presence of a check valve on the plumbing system.
      – the presence or functionality of any exterior drain (French or otherwise).
      – the condition of any component or system that is not readily accessible.
      – the service life expectancy of any component or system.
      – the size, capacity, BTU, performance or efficiency of any component or system.
      – the cause or reason of any condition.
      – the cause for the need of repair or replacement of any system or component.
      – conformity with the Quebec Building Code.
     – The inspector is not required to determine:
      – the presence of evidence of rodents, animals or insects.
      – the presence of mold, mildew, fungus or toxic drywall.
      – the presence of airborne hazards.
      – the presence of any fauna or flora.
      – the air quality.
      – the presence of environmental risks.
      – the existence of electromagnetic fields.
      – the presence of hazardous materials including, but not limited to, the presence of lead in paint or asbestos.
      – the presence of any hazardous waste conditions.
      – any manufacturers’ recalls or conformance with manufacturer installation, or any information included for consumer protection purposes.
      – operating costs of systems.
      – the acoustical properties of any systems.
      – estimates of the cost to operate any given system.
     – The inspector is not required to operate:
      – any system that is shut down.
      – any system that does not function properly.
      – or evaluate low-voltage electrical systems such as, but not limited to: phone lines, cable lines, antennae, lights, or remote controls.
      – any system that does not turn on with the use of normal operating controls.
      – any electrical disconnect or over-current protection devices.
      – any shut-off valves or manual stop valves.
      – any alarm systems.
      – H. moisture meters, gas detectors or similar equipment.
     – The inspector is not required to:
      – move any personal items or other obstructions, such as, but not limited to:
       – throw rugs, furniture, floor or wall coverings, ceiling tiles, window coverings, equipment, plants, ice, debris, snow, water, dirt, foliage, or pets.
      – dismantle, open or uncover any system or component.
      – enter or access any area that may, in the opinion of the inspector, be unsafe.
      – enter crawlspaces or other areas that are unsafe or not readily accessible.
      – inspect underground items such as, but not limited to, underground storage tanks or other indications of their presence, whether abandoned or actively used.
      – do anything which, in the inspector’s opinion, is likely to be unsafe or dangerous to the inspector or others, or damage property, such as, but not limited to: walking on roof surfaces, climbing ladders, entering attic spaces, or negotiating with pets.
      – inspect decorative items.
      – inspect common elements or areas in multi-unit housing.
      – offer guarantees or warranties.
      – research the history of the property, report on its potential for alteration, modification, extendibility or suitability for a specific or proposed use for occupancy.
      – inspect intercoms, speaker systems, radio-controlled security devices, or lawn irrigation systems.
      – determine the age of construction or installation of any system structure or component of a building, or differentiate between original construction and subsequent additions, improvements, renovations or replacements.
      – determine the insurability of a property.
      – perform or offer environmental audits.
      – inspect on any system or component which is not included in these Standards.

     

    2.1 Limitations
    – Une inspections n’est pas techniquement exhaustive.
    – Le but d’une inspection n’est pas d’identifier des vices cachés.
    – L’inspection ne traitera pas d’aspects ethétiques ou touchant des défauts cosmétiques.
    – Une inspection ne peut pas certifier une proriété pour tout type d’utilisation ou vocation.
    – Une inspection ne détermine aucunement la valeur marchande d’une propriété.
    – Une inspection ne détermine pas l’assurabilité d’une propriété.
    – Une inspection ne détermine pas si une propriété peut être acquise ou non.
    – Une inspection ne détermine pas la durée de vie utile de la propriété ni de ses différents éléments.
    – Une inspection exclut tout élément ne faisant pas partie de la structure permanente de la propriété.
    – Ces standards de pratique s’appliquent uniquement aux résidences de quatre logements ou moins (à moins d’acceptation de l’inspecteur).

    2.2 Exclusions
    – L’inspecteur n’est pas tenu de déterminer:
    – Les lignes de démarcation de la propriété.
    – La présence d’un clapet anti-retour sur le réseau de plomberie.
    – La présence ou fonctionnalité de tout type de drain extérieur (français ou autre).
    – L’état de toute composante qui n’est pas facilement accessible.
    – La durée de vie de toute composante de la propriété.
    – La dimension, capacité, BTU, performance ou efficacité de toute composante de la propriété.
    – La cause de toute anomalie constatée.
    – L’état futur de toute composante de la propriété.
    – La conformité avec le code du bâtiment du Québec (passé ou courant).
    – L’inspecteur n’est pas tenu de déterminer:
    – La présence de rongeurs, animaux ou insectes.
    – La présence de moissisure, champignons ou gypse toxique.
    – La présence de toxicité dans l’air.
    – La présence de tout type d’animal ou végétation.
    – La qualité de l’air.
    – La présence de risques environnementaux.
    – La présence de champs électromagnétiques.
    – La présence de matières dangereuses (incluant la peinture à base de plomb ou l’amiante).
    – La présence de déchets dangereux.
    – Tout défaut d’un fabricant ayant mené à un rappel pour fins de protection de consommateur.
    – Les coûts d’opération des systèmes.
    – Les propriétés acoustiques des systèmes.
    – Un estimé des coûts associés à une réparation d’une anomalie ou défectuosité.
    – L’inspecteur n’est pas tenu d’opérer:
    – Un système qui est à l’arrêt.
    – Un système qui ne fonctionne pas correctement.
    – Ou d’évaluer des systèmes à bas voltage tel que des lignes téléphoniques, câble, antennes, etc.
    – Tout système qui ne fonctionne pas à l’aide d’un interrupteur commun.
    – Tout interrupteur électrique ou dispositif contre les surintensités électriques.
    – Toute valve manuelle ou autre.
    – Tout système d’alarme.
    – Tout détecteur d’humidité, gaz ou autre.
    – L’inspecteur n’a aucune obligation:
    – De bouger des items dans la résidence pour fins d’inspection (sans se limiter à la liste):
    – Des tapis, des meubles, des tapisseries ou peintures, des plafonds suspendus, des stores, rideaux ou autres éléments décoratifs, de l’équipement, des plantes, des débris, de la glace, de la neige, de l’eau, de la terre, des feuilles ou des animaux domestiques.
    – De démonter, ouvrir ou découvrir un système ou une composante.
    – D’accéder à tout endroit que l’inspecteur juge non sécuritaire.
    – D’accéder à un vide sanitaire que l’inspecteur juge non sécuritaire.
    – D’inspecter des éléments souterrains tels que, mais sans se limiter à, des réservoirs de stockage ou autres indicateurs de leur présence et ce, qu’elle soit abandonnées ou en utilisation.
    – D’effectuer, dans l’opinion de l’inspecteur, quoi que ce soit qui peut être considéré dangereux pour sa santé ou ceux des autres ou qui pourrait causer des dommages à la propriété, comme mais non limité à, marcher sur la toiture, monter des échelles, rentrer dans les greniers ou ayant à intervenir avec des animaux.
    – D’inspecter des items décoratifs.
    – D’inspecter des aires communes dans une copropriété à moins que ceci fasse partie du mandat.
    – D’offrir des garanties.
    – D’effectuer une recherche concernant l’historique de la propriété, d’établir la possibilité d’effectuer des rénovations ou modification, ou de statuer sur la possibilité que le bâtiment puisse changer de vocation.
    – D’inspecter des intercoms, systèmes audio, systèmes de sécurité ou systèmes d’irrigation de pelouse.
    – De déterminer l’âge du bâtiment ou une de ces composantes et d’établir la différence d’âge entre la construction originale et toute addition subséquente au bâtiment ou aux systèmes de l’immeuble.
    – De déterminer l’assurabilité d’un immeuble.
    – D’effectuer une analyse environnementale.
    – D’inspecter un système de l’immeuble n’étant pas explicitement décrit dans les standards de pratique.

Standard of Practice

  •  
    3. Standards of Practice
    3.1Toit / Roof
     3.1.1The inspector shall inspect from ground level or eaves:
      A)the roof covering;
      B)the gutters;
      C)the downspouts;
      D)the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney and other roof penetrations; and 
      E)the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs.
     3.1.2The inspector is not required to:
      A)walk on any pitched roof surface.
      B)predict the service life expectancy. 
      C)inspect underground downspout diverter drainage pipes. 
      D)remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surfaces.
      E)move insulation. 
      F)inspect antennae, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment, or similar attachments.
      G)walk on any roof areas that appear, in the opinion of the inspector, to be unsafe.
      H)walk on any roof areas if it might, in the opinion of the inspector, cause damage. 
      I)perform a water test.
      J)warrant or certify the roof.
      K)confirm proper fastening. 
  • 3.2 Extérieur / Exterior
    3.2.1 The inspector shall inspect:
    A) the siding, flashing and trim;
    B) all exterior doors, decks, stoops, steps, stairs, porches, railings, eaves, soffits and fascias;
    C) and report as in need of repair any spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways, balconies and railings that permit the passage of an object greater than 4 inches in diameter;
    D) a representative number of windows;
    E) the vegetation, surface drainage, and retaining walls when these are likely to adversely affect the structure;
    F) and describe the exterior wall covering.
    3.2.2 The inspector is not required to:
    A) inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting.
    B) inspect items, including window and door flashing, that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground.
    C) inspect geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions.
    D) inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment.
    E) inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks.
    F) inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures.
    G) inspect for safety-type glass.
    H) inspect underground utilities.
    I) inspect wells or springs.
    J) inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems.
    K) inspect swimming pools or spas.
    L) inspect septic systems or cesspools.
    M) inspect sprinkler systems.
    N) inspect drainfields or dry wells.
    O) determine the integrity of the thermal window seals or damaged glass.
    P) inspect any damaged glass.
  • 3.3Sous-sol, fondation ou vide sanitaire / Basement, foundation, or crawlspace
     3.3.1The inspector shall inspect:
      A)the basement;
      B)the foundation; 
      C)the crawlspace; 
      D)the visible structural components;
      E)and report on the location of under-floor access openings; 
      F)and report any present conditions or clear indications of active water penetration; 
      G)for wood in contact with or near soil;
      H)and report any general indications of foundation movement, such as, but not limited to: sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and floor slopes;
      I)and report on any cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may present a structural or safety concern.
     3.3.2The inspector is not required to:
      A)enter any crawlspaces that are not readily accessible or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to the inspector.
      B)move stored items or debris. 
      C)operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats. 
      D)identify size, spacing, span, location or determine adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems. 
      E)report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.
  • 3.4Chauffage / Heating
     3.4.1The inspector shall inspect: 
      A)the heating systems, using normal operating controls, and describe the energy source and heating method;
      B)and report as in need of repair heating systems that do not operate; 
      C)and report if the heating systems are deemed inaccessible.
     3.4.2The inspector is not required to:
      A)inspect or evaluate the interior of flues or chimneys, fire chambers, heat exchangers, combustion air systems, fresh air intakes, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters, geothermal systems, or solar heating systems.
      B)inspect fuel tanks or underground or concealed fuel supply systems. 
      C)determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the heating system. 
      D)light or ignite pilot flames. 
      E)activate heating, heat pump systems or other heating systems when ambient temperatures or other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. 
      F)override electronic thermostats. 
      G)evaluate fuel quality.
      H)verify thermostat calibration, heat anticipation, or automatic setbacks, timers, programs or clocks.
  • 3.5Climatisation / Cooling
     3.5.1The inspector shall inspect:
      A)the central cooling equipment using normal operating controls.
      B)and report as in need of repair cooling systems that do not operate; 
      C)and report if the cooling systems are deemed inaccessible.
     3.5.2The inspector is not required to:
      A)determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the cooling system.
      B)inspect window units, through-wall units, or electronic air filters. 
      C)operate equipment or systems if the exterior temperature is below 60° Fahrenheit, or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. 
      D)inspect or determine thermostat calibration, cooling anticipation, or automatic setbacks or clocks. 
      E)examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gases, or coolant leakage.
  • 3.6Plomberie / Plumbing
     3.6.1The inspector shall:
      A)inspect and determine whether the water supply is public or private;
      B)verify the presence and identify the location of the main water shut-off valve; 
      C)inspect the water heating equipment, including venting, connections, energy source supply system, and seismic bracing, and verify the presence or absence of temperature-pressure relief valves and/or Watts 210 valves; 
      D)flush toilets; 
      E)water-test sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage; 
      F)inspect the interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets; 
      G)inspect the drain, waste and vent systems, including all fixtures; 
      H)describe any visible fuel-storage systems; 
      I)inspect the drainage sump pumps, and test pumps with accessible floats; 
      J)inspect and describe the water supply, drain, waste and main fuel shut-off valves, as well as the location of the water main and main fuel shut-off valves; 
      K)inspect and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously; 
      L)inspect and report as in need of repair deficiencies in installation and identification of hot and cold water faucets; 
      M)inspect and report as in need of repair any mechanical drain stops that are missing or do not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs; and
      N)inspect and report as in need of repair commodes that have cracks in the ceramic material, are improperly mounted on the floor, leak, or have tank components that do not operate. 
        
     3.6.2The inspector is not required to:
      A)light or ignite pilot flames.
      B)determine the size, temperature, age, life expectancy or adequacy of the water heater. 
      C)inspect the interior of flues or chimneys, combustion air systems, water softener or filtering systems, well pumps or tanks, safety or shut-off valves, floor drains, lawn sprinkler systems, or fire sprinkler systems. 
      D)determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature or adequacy of the water supply. 
      E)determine the water quality, potability or reliability of the water supply or source. 
      F)open sealed plumbing access panels. 
      G)inspect clothes washing machines or their connections. 
      H)operate any main, branch or fixture valve.
      I)test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage. 
      J)evaluate the compliance with local or state conservation or energy standards, or the proper design or sizing of any water, waste or venting components, fixtures or piping. 
      K)determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, back-flow prevention or drain-stop devices. 
      L)determine whether there are sufficient cleanouts for effective cleaning of drains. 
      M)evaluate gas, liquid propane or oil storage tanks.
      N)inspect any underground or concealed fuel supply systems. 
      O)inspect any private sewage waste disposal system or component thereof. 
      P)inspect water treatment systems or water filters. 
      Q)inspect water storage tanks, pressure pumps or bladder tanks. 
      R)evaluate wait-time to obtain hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind to water heater elements. 
      S)evaluate or determine the adequacy of combustion air. 
      T)test, operate, open or close safety controls, manual stop valves and/or temperature or pressure-relief valves. 
      U)examine ancillary systems or components, such as, but not limited to, those related to solar water heating and hot water circulation.
      V)determine the existence or condition of polybutylene plumbing.
  • 3.7Électrique / Electrical
     3.7.1The inspector shall inspect:
      A)the service drop/lateral;
      B)the meter socket enclosures; 
      C)the means for disconnecting the service main; 
      D)and describe the service disconnect amperage rating, if labeled; 
      E)panelboards and over-current devices (breakers and fuses);
      F)and report on any unused circuit breaker panel openings that are not filled; 
      G)the service grounding and bonding; 
      H)and test all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible;
      I)and report the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit wiring, if readily visible; 
      J)and report on any tested receptacles in which power was not present, polarity was incorrect, the cover was not in place, the GFCI devices were not properly installed or did not operate properly, evidence of arcing or excessive heat, and where the receptacle was not grounded or was not secured to the wall; 
      K)the service entrance conductors and the condition of the conductor insulation; 
      L)and report the absence of smoke detectors; and 
      M)service entrance cables, and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the integrity of the insulation, drip loop, or separation of conductors at weatherheads and clearances from grade and rooftops.
        
     3.7.2The inspector is not required to:
      A)insert any tool, probe or device into the main panelboard, sub-panels, distribution panelboards, or electrical fixtures.
      B)operate electrical systems that are shut down. 
      C)remove panelboard cabinet covers or dead fronts, if they are not readily accessible. 
      D)operate or re-set over-current protection devices or overload devices. 
      E)operate non-accessible smoke detectors. 
      F)measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service equipment, if not visibly labeled.
      G)inspect the fire and alarm system or components. 
      H)inspect the ancillary wiring or remote control devices. 
      I)activate any electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized. 
      J)inspect low-voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring, or any time-controlled devices. 
      K)verify the service ground. 
      L)inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to: generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility. 
      M)inspect spark or lightning arrestors.
      N)inspect or test de-icing equipment. 
      O)conduct voltage-drop calculations. 
      P)determine the accuracy of labeling.
      Q)inspect exterior accent lighting. 
  • 3.8Foyer / Fireplace
     3.8.1The inspector shall inspect:
      A)the fireplace, and open and close the damper door, if readily accessible and operable;
      B)hearth extensions and other permanently installed components; 
      C)and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the lintel, hearth and material surrounding the fireplace, including the fireplace opening’s clearance from visible combustible materials.
               
     3.8.2The inspector is not required to:
      A)inspect the flue or vent system.
      B)inspect the interior of chimneys or flues, fire doors or screens, seals or gaskets, or mantels. 
      C)determine the need for a chimney sweep. 
      D)operate gas fireplace inserts. 
      E)light pilot flames. 
      F)determine the appropriateness of any installation. 
      G)inspect automatic fuel-feed devices. 
      H)inspect combustion and/or make-up air devices. 
      I)inspect heat-distribution assists, whether gravity-controlled or fan-assisted. 
      J)ignite or extinguish fires. 
      K)determine the adequacy of drafts or draft characteristics. 
      L)move fireplace inserts, stoves or firebox contents. 
      M)perform a smoke test.
      N)dismantle or remove any component.
      O)to perform an exhaustive fireplace inspection for fire prevention purposes.  
  • 3.9Grenier, ventilation et isolation / Attic, ventilation, and insulation
     3.9.1The inspector shall inspect:
      A)the insulation in unfinished spaces;
      B)the ventilation of attic spaces; 
      C)mechanical ventilation systems; 
      D)and report on the general absence or lack of insulation in unfinished spaces.
     3.9.2The inspector is not required to:
      A)enter the attic or any unfinished spaces that are not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a safety hazard to the inspector, in his or her opinion.
      B)move, touch or disturb insulation. 
      C)move, touch or disturb vapor retarders. 
      D)break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers. 
      E)identify the composition or exact R-value of insulation material. 
      F)activate thermostatically operated fans. 
      G)determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring.
      H)determine the adequacy of ventilation.
        
  • 3.10Portes, fenêtres et intérieur / Doors, windows, and interior
     3.10.1The inspector shall:
      A)open and close a representative number of doors and windows;
      B)inspect the walls, ceilings, steps, stairways and railings; 
      C)and report as in need of repair any spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways and railings that permit the passage of an object greater than 4 inches in diameter; 
      D)inspect garage doors and garage door openers by operating first by remote (if available) and then by the installed automatic door control; 
      E)and report as in need of repair any installed electronic sensors that are not operable or not installed at proper heights above the garage floor; 
      F)and report as in need of repair any door locks or side ropes that have not been removed or disabled when the garage door opener is in use; 
      G)and report as in need of repair any windows that are obviously fogged or display other evidence of broken seals.
               
     3.10.2The inspector is not required to:
      A)inspect paint, wallpaper, window treatments or finish treatments.
      B)inspect central vacuum systems. 
      C)inspect safety glazing. 
      D)inspect security systems or components. 
      E)evaluate the fastening of countertops, cabinets, sink tops or fixtures. 
      F)move furniture, stored items, or any coverings, such as carpets or rugs, in order to inspect the concealed floor structure. 
      G)move drop-ceiling tiles. 
      H)inspect or move any household appliances. 
      I)inspect or operate equipment housed in the garage, except as otherwise noted. 
      J)verify or certify safe operation of any auto-reverse or related safety function of a garage door. 
      K)operate or evaluate any security bar release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior.
      L)operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes, combinations or devices. 
      M)to evaluate the specific functions of any device or appliance in the residence.  
      N)inspect microwave ovens or test leakage from microwave ovens. 
      O)operate or examine any sauna, steam jenny, kiln, toaster, ice maker, coffee maker, can opener, bread warmer, blender, instant hot-water dispenser, or other small, ancillary devices. 
      P)inspect elevators. 
      Q)inspect remote controls. 
      R)inspect appliances. 
      S)inspect items not permanently installed.
      T)discover firewall compromises. 
      U)examine or operate any above-ground, movable, freestanding, or otherwise non-permanently installed pool, spa, recreational equipment or self-contained equipment. 
      V)come into contact with any pool or spa water in order to determine the system’s structure or components. 
      W)determine the adequacy of spa jet water’s force or bubble effect. 
      X)determine the structural integrity or leakage of a pool or spa.
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Why trust an engineer for
your insurance claim?

Did you know that insurance companies almost always require the services of a professional licensed engineer when dealing with major insurance claims? Here's why: they need a professional and reliable assessment of the situation. This is exactly what is behind every insurance claim we take on.

Most inspectors can point out where a problem is present yet they will rarely find the root cause of the problem and determine where secondary causes of the problem may also lie. With GM Inspection, you get it all.

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Insurance Claims

Why trust an engineer for your insurance claim? Did you know that insurance companies almost always require the services of a professional licensed engineer when dealing with major insurance claims? Here’s why: they need a professional and reliable assessment of the situation. This is exactly what is behind every insurance claim we take on. Most inspectors can point out where a problem is present yet they will rarely find the root cause of the problem and determine where secondary causes of the problem may also lie. With GM Inspection, you get it all. Trust GM Inspection with your insurance claim and you won’t be disappointed.
 
 
Yes, it is possible to see certain
normally invisible problems... using
infrared thermography!

Infrared thermography enables a person, with precise and accurate interpretation, to see problems that would not normally be visible to the naked eye. Sound far fetched? Not really... if you're in the right hands!

We have the expertise to use infrared thermography in numerous applications and are fully certified as ASNT level II thermographers. This means we not only provide accurate infrared thermography but also provide you with the essential interpretation you need to understand the images you're seeing.

Infrared Thermography

Yes, it is possible to see certain normally invisible problems… using infrared thermography! Infrared thermography enables a person, with precise and accurate interpretation, to see problems that would not normally be visible to the naked eye. Sound far fetched? Not really… if you’re in the right hands! We have the expertise to use infrared thermography in numerous applications and are fully certified as ASNT level II thermographers. This means we not only provide accurate infrared thermography but also provide you with the essential interpretation you need to understand the images you’re seeing.
 
 
We have years of experience in
mechanical and electrical
engineering.

Need an engineer but think you can't afford one? Think again. By choosing us, you'll have a quick return on your investment.

Allow us to offer you our expertise in the residential sector.

Our motto: "Think before you act". This is why you can trust us with even the most intricate project.

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Engineering

We have years of experience in mechanical and electrical engineering.
Need an engineer but think you can’t afford one?
Think again. By choosing us, you’ll have a quick return on your investment.
Allow us to offer you our expertise in the residential sector.
Our motto: “Think before you act”. This is why you can trust us with even the most intricate project.
Contact us today for a free quote!