Barrie Home Inspector
The Barrie Home Inspector has been provides Professional Home inspection services to Barrie for over 20 years. Roger has completed over 8,000 home inspections. We offer Free Thermal Imaging with Inspection. WETT Certified for wood burning appliances. Certified Building Code Official and Certified Master Inspector. Call Roger today at 705-795-8255
Barrie Home Inspector – Certified Building Code Official
Barrie Home Inspections offers the following Services:
- 100% Guaranteed Home Inspections – 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if not completely Satisfied
- Tarion Warranty Inspections – Ensuring Compliance with Ontario Building Code
- Century Home Inspections – Specializing in 100 year old homes
- WETT Inspections – Insurance Inspections for Wood Stoves, Fireplaces, Pellet Stoves and Outside Boilers
- Commercial Building Inspections – Plaza’s, Apartment Buildings, Churches, Industrial, Mini-Malls
- Free Thermal Imaging – Find missing Insulation, Hidden Moisture and Electrical Hot Spots
- Asbestos and Mould Testing – Air Quality Testing by Certified Laboratory
Your Home Inspection
A Home Inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, usually a service requested by home buyers to protect their investment. Home inspections are usually conducted by a certified home inspector who has the training, knowledge and experience to perform such inspections to a high standard of expertise.
Home Buyers Protection
When Buying a Home in Ontario the only realistic protection you have is the Expertise of Your Home Inspector. The only obligation your Realtor has is to pass on any information that he knows or has been told by the sellers or their Realtor, not very comforting considering the cost of buying a home today. The Basic Law pertaining to buying property in Ontario is Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware ( see definition below )
The legal maxim of caveat emptor, roughly translated as “buyer beware”, is a well-entrenched principle of Ontario real property law. According to this general principle, a buyer of land assumes the cost of any defects in the land she buys and cannot sue the seller for damages relating to most defects in land.
As a Buyer you do have protection from the Ontario Courts if you can prove that the Seller or Sellers Realtor knowing covered up or with held pertinent information. Read article on Patent and Latent Defects. For many years in Ontario the Seller would fill out the SPIS ( sellers property information sheet ) provided by OREA and it was a commonly provided to purchasers. This document is rarely used today and many lawyers advise their clients not to fill one out due to possibility of future law suits.
Free Thermal Imaging
The Barrie Home Inspector provides Free Thermal Imaging with Home Inspection. Thermal Imaging can find hidden moisture, missing insulation and electrical hot spots, which otherwise would go un-noticed.
Buying a home is a large financial investment. Buyers should utilize the latest technology to protect their investment. Many home buyers may not realize Thermal Imaging technology for Home Inspections is available. Thermal imaging cameras can spot small, but key changes in temperature in different areas of a house, identifying issues that the naked eye could never see.
Thermal imagers can also detect conditions such as pests or erosion. The presence of animals or erosion can result in variations in temperature of a wall when no other means of identification can. Detecting such occurrences are crucial to keeping your home safe and free from the presence of insects and pests.
Home Inspection Training
The Barrie Home Inspector has completed the following Ontario Government Courses:
- Ministry of Housing – Part 9 The Building Envelope
- Ministry of Housing – Part 9 Structural
- Ministry of Housing – Part 3 Fire & Structural
- Ministry of Housing – Part 3 Large Buildings
- Ministry of Housing – Part 3 Health & Safety
- Ministry of Housing – Part 10/11 Change of Use
- Ministry of Housing – Part 9 Health and Safety
- Ministry of Housing – Part 9, The House
- Legal Process – pertaining to Ontario Building Code
- Plans and Review – DND qualification
Home Inspection Experience
- Carson Dunlop Home Inspector graduate
- Former Registered Builder with HUDAC (now TARION)
- In charge of project reviews for Fire Dept for 7 years
- Mould Certification Course- Level One
- WETT Certified
- Member of NACHI (national association of certified home inspectors)
- Member of NACBI (national association of commercial building inspectors)
- Certified Master Inspector
All Part 9 and Part 3 Building Code Courses certified courses by the Ministry of Housing and taught by the Ontario Building Officials Association. All courses are 40 hours in length with a required pass of over 70%.
The Barrie Home Inspector has performed over 8,000 residential home inspections, and a multitude of Commercial, Industrial, Plaza’s, Malls, Commercial Condominiums, Churches and Apartment Buildings in much of Southern Ontario. This Experience and Expertise is invaluable when inspecting your residential home or investment property.
WETT Certified Inspections
What is a WETT Inspection?
Having a Certified WETT inspection can give you the “peace of mind” when buying a home, using a wood burning appliance or it can be a requirement when securing insurance. In Canada, insurance companies require homes using wood burning appliances to be thoroughly inspected by a professional and cleared/approved before the home can be insured.
When using wood burning appliances, the potential for harmful pollutants to be released into your home as well as combustible materials to ignite is increased, so it is important that these appliances are regularly inspected and properly maintained. If you have a home that already includes one of these features, or you would like to purchase one and have it installed in your home, having a WETT certified inspector or technician involved is a necessity.
WETT Inspection Pricing
The Barrie Home Inspector offers a $100.00 Discount on WETT Certified Inspections when included as part of Home Inspection. The regular fee is $175.00 for WETT Inspections in the Barrie area. Any additional fireplaces or wood stoves is an extra $75.00.
Types of Appliances Inspected
The Barrie Home Inspector provides Level One WETT Certified Inspections for Wood Stoves, Fireplaces, Fireplace Inserts, Pellet Stoves, Wood Furnace Combinations and Outside Boilers. Roger has been WETT Certified for over 20 years.
What is Inspected ?
A WETT inspection is an inspection carried out by an inspector who is WETT Certified.
Below is a list of items that may be inspected by your WETT Certified Inspector on a Wood Stove, Pellet Stove or Fireplace inspection:
- Chimney & Cap
- Chimney Liner or Flue Tiles
- Smoke Chamber
- Wood Stove or Fireplace Damper
- Firebox & Firebricks/Linings
- Hearth & Floor Protection
- Mantle & Clearances to Combustible Walls & Ceilings
- Heat Shield Construction for Reduced Clearances
- Proper Flue Pipe Installation & Venting
- Clearance to Combustible Exterior Items
- Chimney Foundations & Masonry
- Overall Condition of the Woodstove, Fireplace and its Chimney
Typically, when people are looking for an insurance type of inspection, a WETT certified inspector will conduct a visual Level I inspection to determine if there is evidence of any problems with the installation.
The Level I inspection is essentially a general overview of the readily accessible parts, clearances, chimney heights, stove location with respect to combustible materials and visual signs to determine if the system meets the CSA Standard B365 (Installation Code for Solid-Fuel-Burning Appliances and Equipment).
Call Roger today for Information on Home Inspections, WETT Certified Inspections or Air Quality Testing
We are always available to provide Free Advice or Installation Information for your Wood Burning Appliance