no substitute for experience
Welcome to Home-Chek, a locally owned and operated home and building inspection company. We offer inspection services to the Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Port Alberni, Courtenay and Comox areas.
At Home-Chek we believe that for the most of us buying a home is one of the largest financial decisions we will make in our life. It is our goal to make you feel secure in this decision by passing on our expertise and knowledge of building structure and integrity to you. Our inspectors are Accredited Home Inspectors with the Home Inspectors Association BC (HIABC) and licensed with Consumer Protection British Columbia.
Home-Chek offers thorough and detailed home and building inspections with a range of services.
A home inspection consists of an onsite visit to the property and a visual, non-invasive inspection of components including: structural, roofing, interior and exterior, electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning. The inspection is conducted in accordance with Standards of Practice set out by The Home Inspectors Association BC (HIABC). A written report with images is provided within 24hours.
A WETT (Wood Energy Transfer Technology) consists of an onsite inspection of a wood burning appliance such as a wood stove, or fireplace. It is a visual non-invasive inspection of the appliance and its installation. May be conducted as a requirement of insurance company on transfer of property or renewal of policy. WETT inspections also bring peace of mind knowing that the installation of a wood burning appliance is within safe limits.
Partial Inspections can be conducted on any component of a building that may be of concern. Roof, crawl space, ventilation and air quality, exterior envelope, are all examples of partial inspections commonly requested. Partial inspections bring peace of mind and can save hundreds of dollars by finding issues before they become serious and do damage to building components.
Thermal Imaging involves the use of a thermal imaging camera to find such things as air infiltration, moisture infiltration, missing insulation, rodent nesting or damage, electrical and plumbing issues. A thermal imaging camera works outside the visual light spectrum and senses heat given off by surfaces and therefore can tell us more than just visual examination.