Built-In Kitchen Appliances

  • Permanently installed dishwashers
  • Ranges and cooktops
  • installed ovens
  • Trash compactors
  • Kitchen ventilation hood
  • Garbage disposal
  • Permanently installed microwave

Home Inspection Services

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Home Buyers Inspections
Buyer Inspections are the most common type of inspection in Canada. The persons purchasing the property hires an inspector to help identify major defects and other problems so they can make an informed decision about the building's condition and the expense of related repairs.

In Northern BC, most Home Inspection Services are done at the request of home buyers. The buyer typically has 3 – 10 days to complete a home inspection before they can purchase and close on a home.


Home Seller Inspections

A homeowner who is selling their house hires an inspector to identify problems with their house. The seller can elect to share the report with any potential buyers or to make any necessary repairs so the house is known to be in good condition encouraging a quick sale.

The greatest advantage a seller can have is the full disclosure of information on the condition of their property in advance of the listing process. Having BecTec Home Inspections perform an inspection prior to placing it on the market is the ideal way to avoid surprises and unexpected costly repairs that can affect selling price and attractiveness of the home. I will provide a complete and thorough inspection that will alert the seller to any number of issues that can be resolved before the buyers ever view the house.


Home Owner Maintenance Inspections
Think of a maintenance inspection as a check-up visit to the doctor or dentist that need only happen every five years or so.  A maintenance inspection will help to prioritize a home improvement list, and to hopefully find out about small problems before they turn into big ones.  In some cases, a maintenance inspection will reveal that what was thought to be a small problem has already turned into a big one.

A maintenance inspection also gives homeowners a chance to have a professional home inspector answer questions with a completely unbiased viewpoint.


11 Month New Construction Warranty

The warranty is attached to the home, not to the owner of the home, and remains in effect upon the re-sale of the home until the coverage expires. Homes built by Licensed HPO Residential Builders are covered by mandatory, third-party home warranty insurance. As a minimum, this coverage includes a minimum of 2 years on labor and materials (some limits apply), 5 years on the building envelope, including water penetration, and 10 years on structure.  This does not mean you have two years to claim any defects, see Home Protection Office Warranty Information below for clarity.

 The 2-year labor and materials coverage is broken down as follows: Any defect in materials and labor:

  • 12 months on detached homes and on non-common property in strata units (includes fee simple homes)
  • 15 months on common property of strata buildings. Defects in materials and labor related to the delivery and distribution systems (electrical, plumbing, heating ventilation, air conditioning, etc.):
  • 24 months for all buildings.


Having BecTec Home Inspections warranty inspection done towards the end of your newly-built home´s warranty period can be a lifesaver. Most homeowners do not expect problems to arise during the first year to three years but issues arising from the unseen areas, like the roof or attic, can go undetected until a critical time, usually long after the warranty period has expired. I can save the homeowner from unexpected repairs after the warranty period ends by identifying them early, allowing the homeowner to take advantage of warranty coverage.  The one-year anniversary inspection can be conducted prior to the homeowners’ one-year builder warranty expiring to identify any concerns the builder should be made aware of.


Lenders Inspections
Financial Lending companies sometimes require an inspection of a house to confirm its condition to protect their investment as before providing homeowners financial backing.


Foreclosure inspection

Foreclosure inspections are often referred to as REO (Real Estate Owned) inspections.

Insurance Inspection

Insurance companies sometimes require an inspection of the roof, HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems before providing homeowners insurance.

I encourage you participate in a walk though of the home, after the inspection, so you are free to ask questions that are important to you about your home inspection. 

Insulation and Ventilation

  • Attic ventilation fans
  • Ventilation of foundation and attic
  • Vapor retarders and insulation in attics, crawlspaces and other unfinished spaces
  • Venting in kitchen, bathroom and laundry areas

Electrical

  • Service entrance conductors
  • Service, grounding and over current equipment
  • Voltage and amperage ratings
  • Branch circuit conductors
  • Operation of installed devices
  • Polarity and grounding of receptacles near plumbing and in garage or carport
  • Operation of ground fault circuit interrupters
  • Operation of arc fault circuit interrupters
  • Smoke detector operation

Book Today for a professional home evaluation of more than 800 items inside and outside the home is the core of the BecTec Home Inspections.

As a Certified Professional Home Inspector, Engineer Technologist and Journeyman Carpenter, I have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with a thorough and professional, non-intrusive, visual inspection of your home, from roof to foundation. 

Outside the home, I will check the exterior walls, roof, driveway, deck, etc., and then I will move inside to examine the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows. The heating, air-conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems will all be examined to ensure that they function as intended. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms receive a thorough check, along with the attic and basement or crawl space.

Here are some of the many items I will be looking at during your home inspection:

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Plumbing

  • Interior water supply and distribution system
  • Interior drain, waste and vent systems
  • Hot water systems
  • Sump pumps
  • Faucets and fixtures

Home Interior

  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • Steps and stairways
  • Balconies and railings
  • Counters and cabinets
  • Doors
  • Windows

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HVAC Systems

  • All visual heat distribution system components
  • Heat sources for habitable spaces
  • Central and through-the-wall cooling systems
  • Cooling distribution systems
  • Heating equipment
  • Operating controls
  • Safety controls
  • Chimneys and flues
  • Solid fuel heating devices

What Really Matter in a Home Inspection

Roofing

  • Roof covering
  • Roof drainage
  • Flashing
  • Skylights
  • Chimneys
  • Proof penetrations
  • Signs of leaking or condensation
  • Chimney exteriors
  • Venting stacks

Structural Components of

  • Roofs
  • Ceilings
  • Columns
  • Piers
  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Foundations

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