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Why is an Inspection Needed?

When making such an important decision, sometimes, even the most experienced buyer needs help. This is where a Kelowna home inspector comes in. A close examination made by an inspector can save you a lot of trouble and give you the much-needed peace of mind that comes with the reassurance you’re making the right choice.

Having a prospective purchase inspected by a specialist is useful both on short and long term. On the short term, you will know if the house has negative aspects that may need some investments. This will come in handy when negotiating the price. On the long term, the inspector will tell you if there are any repairs or replacements that need to be made and estimate the cost. Also, you will receive maintenance advice, very useful to maintain the property in good shape.

Getting an inspection completed prior to purchasing a home can save you thousands of dollars in unexpected repairs or replacements.

What is Included in the Home Inspections?

A pre-purchase home inspection means that the inspector will visually check all the accessible places of the property and report the positive and negative aspects they find. This examination will guide you through the decision-making process and it includes examining the walls, foundation and structure, roof inspection, attic and crawlspace, the electrical, heating, cooling and ventilation systems, insulation, plumbing, interior and exterior finishes. It does not include the exact cost for repairs and it doesn’t provide guarantees, though.

What you can Expect?

The inspection is followed-up by a walk-through with the client during which the inspector highlights the positive and negative aspects of the property and creates final report that includes comprehensive information, very useful before deciding to make an offer. The details regard a list of deficiencies that require repair or replacement, recommendations for short term and long term upgrades, repairs or replacement, a cost estimate, a narrative description of the current condition and an estimated remaining useful life of major components.

Hire a Home Inspector

Buying a house is one of the most important purchases during one’s lifetime. So, when it comes to such a big investment, you have to take care of every detail. There are times when you can’t do it alone.

Whether you’re buying the home of your dreams or are maintaining your existing home, you have to make sure there are no hidden, unwanted problems lurking in secret. For this reason, you need to work with a true professional. You need to hire the best Kelowna home inspector. Hiring Lloyd Kenzle will give you peace of mind knowing you’ve made the best choice to keep your family safe and happy.

Contact Lloyd for more information and schedule your Kelowna residential inspection as soon as possible.

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Who is Vin McConnachie

Vin knows buying a home is one of the biggest purchases of your life, and being able to provide honest, knowledgeable support aimed at making you more confident in your purchase is what good home inspection is about. From the first phone call, Vin is committed to open, accurate and educated reporting to make the process less stressful for you, and to ensure you know exactly what you are getting with your purchase.

Vin’s credentials include:

Consumer Protection BC Home Inspector Licence #78731 • Commercial Building Inspection (Carson Dunlop Weldon & Associates Ltd Canada) • Qualified Home Inspector with Carson Dunlop Canada • Higher National Certificate with Commendation in Building Surveying (Inspection), UK (Greenwich University London) • Diploma in Home Inspection from the Awarding Body for the Built Environment (ABBE) Level 4 (Highest Level), UK • Qualified Domestic Energy Assessor with the National Home Energy Rating (NHER), UK • City and Guilds in Electrical Engineering Parts 1 & 2, UK

With over 30 years’ experience as a qualified building professional Vin brings ongoing experience, expertise and sound advice to Okanagan Home Inspection sector. And, like Lloyd, he’s always just a phone call away.

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