Meadowvale Home Inspection Services provides Pre-Purchase Inspections for buyers, Pre-Listing Inspections for sellers, 2/5/10 New Home Warranty Inspections for owners of homes built within the last 10 years, and Home Maintenance Inspections for owners of older homes. Our inspectors include Thermal Imaging at no extra cost in all our inspections.
We inspect single-family homes, multi-family homes, townhouses and condominiums as well as small commercial buildings.
We inspect and/or test each of the following: (This is a representative list ONLY. It is not a complete list.)
(a) Roof - materials, flashing, chimneys, skylights, gutters, downspouts
(b) Exterior - wall surfaces, exterior doors, power operated garage doors, windows, balconies, retaining walls, lot grading and vegetation, stairs, driveways.
(c) Structure - foundation, floors, interior walls, attics, framing, crawl spaces, basement
(d) Insulation and Ventilation - vapour barriers and insulation when visible, attic and crawl space ventilation. Our Thermal Imaging is very helpful here, as it allows us to "see" behind the walls where areas where insulation is compacter or missing.
(e) Electrical - Service entrance cable, main service panel, GFCI receptacles, wiring, amperage, switches, smoke detectors, aluminum wiring.
(f) Heating and Cooling Systems - furnaces, fans, ducts, piping vents, shut-off valves, thermostats.
(g) Plumbing - main water shutoff, piping, water heating equipment, sumps drainage, valves, faucets, general condition of toilet, cleanouts, leaks. Thermal imaging is used to detect water leaks that are not visible.
(h) Interiors - floors, walls, ceiling trim, stairs, railings, counters, cabinets, doors, windows.
Thermal Imaging gives us the ability to detect many potential areas of concern that are not visible to the naked eye. Electrical "hot spots", water intrusion and leaks, and insufficient insulation cannot be easily detected. But using an infra-red camera allows us to see and report on these hidden problems. The final inspection report is more complete and more useful.
We serve Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Saanich, the Saanich Peninsula and Sidney, View Royal, Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Hill and the southern Gulf Islands (Saltspring, Pender, Saturna, Mayne, and Galiano Islands).
Licensed by Consumer Protection BC. Licence #60826
Meadowvale Home Inspection Services
5071-1625 Fort Street, Victoria BC V8R 1H8
250-891-6453 (7 days a week, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)