Home Inspections First

Home and Commercial Inspections in Eastern Ontario

Tel: (613) 764-0572

Casselman Ontario K0A 1M0

What IS a Home Inspection

As the buyer conducting a home inspection, there are two things you’re hoping to accomplish.
          •  Identify any significant problems with the house. 
            Also, get an idea of what’s involved in any remedial repairs required to any issues. You may buy a house constructed a century ago and has gone through periodic renovations. Who is to say the person carrying out the upgrades was licensed? Your future home will not be perfect; you must know what to anticipate. 
          • Get a thorough introduction to your future home’s Systems and Components.
            This is an introduction to your future home and investment. A thorough home inspection is an excellent start to protecting your investment.

Home and Commercial Inspections First has been in operation for many years. Our experience has come from the building/home renovation trades. We strive to provide a professional service to our clientele promptly to allow them to make the decisions needed in house purchase agreements. Our reports are clear, concise and to the point. The report will document all we find during our inspection, including the mechanical equipment’s age and expected life expectancy. Also, we will list any recommendations we should find within the scope of the inspection.

The Inspection

The home and commercial inspections consists of the inspection, testing and reporting of installed systems and components which can be found in all types of houses etc. We organize your inspection based on specific modules to your potential property. These are listed below but are not limited to:

Modules - Field Checklist

  • Roof.
  • Exteriors.
  • Garage/Carports.
  • Heating.
  • Air Conditioning/Heat Pumps.
  • Plumbing.
  • Electrical.
  • Structures.
  • Kitchens/Laundry Rooms.
  • Bathrooms/Washrooms.
  • Rooms.
  • Attics.
  • Basements.
  • Crawlspaces. 

These modules are just a guide to the field checklists we produce within the report based on the type and design of the property.

We go above a beyond and include the following:

  • Decks.
  • Pools.
  • Hot Tubs.
  • Any other structure on the property.

Infra Red Inspection

You can see how we interpolate signs of possible problems in the two images on the right. First, we can see breakers on an electrical panel at a higher heat than the surrounding unit. This may not be a problem, but its worth investigating. The second image shows heat loss through the bedroom ceiling of a house in winter. This shows the client where insulation needs to be increased. This also shows no baffles installed for air movement from the soffit. Typically the cause of ice dams on the roof edge.

Home Inspections include FLIR images for heat loss
Home Inspections include FLIR images for heat loss

Types of Home Inspection, Home and Commercial Inspections

Home and Commercial Inspections by Home Inspections First

Buyers Home Inspection

The Buyers Home Inspection will be the most common of inspections you will be involved with. If you are looking to buy a home this is the inspection you will engage the inspector to carryout. 

At Home Inspections First our list of items we inspect is so much more and is included in the standard inspection price.

  • Inspect the property as per Standard Procedure.
  • Including FLIR documentation showing heat loss/dampness etc.
  • Inspect all out-buildings.
  • Inspect the structural integrity of all decks.
  • Inspect and run Above and Inground pools.
  • Inspect and run Hot tubs.
Home and Commercial Inspections by Home Inspections First

Sellers Home Inspection

The Seller’s Inspection allows the seller to collate a list of subjects the Inspector has brought to his attention. Then the seller can give this report to the potential buyer showing any problems that have been rectified. 

This report will also cover our standard items per the buyer’s inspection. Also, if you are handed one of our inspection sheets we would gladly go over all points highlighted on the report.

Within this website, you will find links to various organisations which provide useful information. We are always available to answer your questions on building-related subjects.

Call Us on (613) 764-0572

Home and Commercial Inspections by Home Inspections First

Tarion Inspections

Tarion inspections can be quite daunting to the homeowner. These consist of the PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection). A 1 Year, 2 Year and 7 Year Inspection.

A PDI is one of your first opportunities to view your completed home. Your builder will guide you through a comprehensive inspection and may demonstrate how to operate the home’s systems such as the ventilation, plumbing and heating.

Any item that is damaged, incomplete, missing or not operating properly should be noted on the builder’s PDI Form to verify that these conditions existed prior to occupancy. If something has not been installed or completed, this should be noted as well.  When the inspection is over, you or your designate will be asked to sign the PDI Form.
We can carryout these inspections using our experience and knowledge when working with builder.

Maintenance Tips by the Season

If you follow our home maintenance tips which we will update as the seasons change. These tips will help your house run efficiently and maintain a balance to the appropriate season.


The link below will take you to the main Home Maintenance page and from there a list of maintenance suggestions.

Soon to be released: 

  • Sump Pump Maintenance for the spring run off.
  • Ice Dam prevention and how to spot one.
Home Maintenance repairs by the seasons

When property is being considered then a commercial inspection is confident way of making good business decisions. From small commercial units to large industrial buildings we will supply the optimum report using specialists covering 

Follow the link below to our commercial website:

Commercial Inspection

The restaurant in the commercial inspections

Industrial Inspection

Industrial Building covered by commercial inspections