Home Inspection Process - Ottawa Real Estate
After your offer gets accepted, you’ll have an inspection period. This is your opportunity to have a licensed inspector canvas the home looking for common issues prior to moving forward with the home purchase.
Here are the four main areas the inspector will check.
1. Roofing. A good inspector will provide very important information about your roof, including its age, roof draining systems, buckled shingles, and loose gutters and downspouts. They should also inform you of the condition of any skylights and chimneys as well as the potential for pooling water.
2. Plumbing. They will examine the water supply and drainage systems, water heating equipment, and fuel storage systems. Drainage pumps and sump pumps also fall under this category. Poor water pressure, banging pipes, rust spots, or corrosion can indicate larger problems.
3. Electrical. The inspector will check the condition of service entrance wires, service panels, breakers and fuses, and disconnects. They also inspect the outlets in each room.
4. Heating and air conditioning. The home’s vents, flues, and chimneys should be inspected. The inspector should be able to tell you the water heater’s age, its energy rating, and whether the size is adequate for the house. They should also describe and inspect all the central air and through-wall cooling equipment.
As always, if you have any questions about the home buying process, please call, text, or email us today!