© M. Naismith & Associates Inc.  Design & Hosting by Mark Cassanto. TYPES OF INSPECTIONS 613-293-5144 ARNPRIOR, ONTARIO Phone: Based in: What if the report reveals problems? If we find problems in a building, it does not necessarily mean you should not buy it, only that you will know in advance what type of repairs to anticipate. Also, a seller may be willing to make repairs, or lower the selling price. If your budget is tight or if you do not wish to become involved in future repair work, you may decide that this is not the property for you. The choice is yours.  REMEMBER, a home inspection will have recommendations of monthly or yearly maintenance that you would be recommended in completing if you became the new owner. What is the difference between a home inspector and a property or home appraiser? A home inspection involves an evaluation of the condition of the home's heating, central air conditioning, plumbing, electrical systems, roof, attic, floors, foundation and structure at the time of the inspection. A home appraisal is the formal process of estimating a property's value as it relates to a mortgage loan or mortgage insurance. An appraisal does not itemize defects or reflect potential problems in the home. How long will the inspection take? Approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Why do I need an inspection?  I've already had a good look around the house. We spend approximately three hours thoroughly investigating in an interactive process during which you learn the status of the mechanical, structural and finish components of your new home.  Our team examines hundreds and hundreds of houses every year.  This gives them the acquired ability to diagnose signs and symptoms which you may have overlooked.