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Choosing an accredited House Inspector gives the home owner peace of mind as they know the inspector is a member of a regulatory body controlled by the Government of Ontario.

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Casselman, Cornwall, Kingston and beyond. We cover all of Eastern Ontario with Residential Inspection services. We provide these services East to the Quebec border then West down the seaway valley as far as Kingston and Peterborough and into the Kawartha Lakes region. West of Ottawa as far as Pembroke.

For Commercial and Industrial Inspection we cover all of Ontario.

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Home Inspections First in Eastern Ontario and beyond.
The largest investment most people ever make is the purchase of "Bricks and Mortar". This can be a worrying time when the thought of ending up with a money pit in the future is a possibility and has for some, become a reality. Home Inspections First will report what we find in a clear, concise and unbiased manner allowing you to make probably one of the most important decisions of your life.

What we Include - without extra charges.

Property assessments in Eastern Ontario and beyond.
From the start of us handing you the inspection contract you will know what you are getting as in level of service. We have standard rates which are based on the Square footage of the home. Within this charge we include the following:
  • Using Infra Red technology (FLIR) we highlight energy poor areas of the property.
  • Infra Red also highlights possible damp areas not visible to the human eye.
  • We include decks and outdoor structures.
  • Assessment of sump pumps and water management around and below the property.
  • Infra Red inspection of all visible wiring and panels for potential "Hot Wires".

All This For $395.00 + HST 
Call: (613) 764-0572 for bookings and Information.

At Home Inspections First we take pride in what we do and carry out our inspections to the highest degree of professionalism. Our staff adhere to the most up-to-date standards on the systems and components of home inspection.

Our standards of practice are laid out by the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors and is regulated by the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors within the Province of Ontario.

We keep current on all aspects of building design within criteria laid down by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Here you will find information on many topics including maintenance and what to look for when carrying out your own inspection of your property.

Below are the different type of Inspections we provide. If you are unsure what is needed then give us a call and we will be glad to help.




Professional Inspection Services

Home property assessments in Eastern Ontario and beyond.Pre-Purchase Home Inspections.

The pre-purchase home inspection is designed to determine whether all of the essential components of a house are present and doing their job at a point in time, as evidenced by a visual inspection. Allowing the prospective buyer to make the right decision.

Home property assessments in Eastern Ontario and beyond.Pre-Offer Inspection

The pre-offer inspection is designed for the seller so any problems can be identified and either rectified or for informing the the prospective buyer.

Home Inspections First in Eastern Ontario and beyond.Pre/Post-Renovations Inspection

The ideal inspection after renovations to confirm the integrity and condition of systems and components within the property. Allowing the inspection to witness the contractor has followed the agreed plan to code and all aspects of the contract have been carried out. This allows the hoe owner peace-of-mind on the condition of the renovation.

Home Inspections First in Eastern Ontario and beyond.Commercial Inspection - Retail - commercial ventures

Commercial Inspections highlight problems in the future

Types of Inspection

Whether purchasing or leasing a commercial property an inspection is an necessity. From a leasing point of view, the inspection could be for a "Triple Lease Agreement". This is where the person leasing the building is responsible for the upkeep of the building. For short term leases on new buildings this is not typically a concern; however for buildings over 10 years old or long term leases, the building condition and cost of upkeep are major concerns.

Pre-Lease Inspection -  We supply the Lessor (Person Receiving the Rent) with documented evidence of the condition of the building before leasing to the lessee (Occupant that Pays the Rent). This serves both the lessor and the lessee.

Post-Lease Inspection - This type of inspection is requested by the Lessor to confirm the buildings condition after the lessee has left the premises. This may also be requested by the lessee to confirm the buildings good standing and to protect themselves from claims from the landlord that they damaged or failed to maintain the building.

Pre-Purchase - When a client or group of people wish to purchase a building and want to know the condition of the building and all its services before purchasing. This type o inspection gives the prospective owner(s) a good idea on costs involved in the maintenance and upkeep of the building. These inspection reports are often used to negotiate the final purchase price.

Pre  sale - This is a report on the building condition, systems and components associated with the property put together for the owner to present to prospective buyers.

Home Inspections First in Eastern Ontario and beyond.Industrial Inspection

Industrial Buildings to major manufacturing plants

This is the same as commercial inspection above but only on a larger scale. Here we bring in the Team approach with specialist within their field of expertise. This can typically include:

  • Structural Engineers.
  • Environmental Engineers.
  • Fire Protection Specialists
  • Elevator Specialists.
  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and air Conditioning) Specialists.
  • Electrical Specialists.
  • Roofing Specialists
  • Asphalt Specialists.
  • And any other Specialist required.