Inside Edge is your Approved Military Relocation Home Inspector
As a member of the Brookfield Approved Directory for Home Inspectors we look forward to providing you with the Best Home Inspection available in Halifax. Our Knowledge, Experience and Training will ensure your next Real Estate Investment is professionally evaluated allowing you to make an informed decision when purchasing.
Halifax Home Inspector
Protect Your Investment
A home inspection is about protecting your investment. Buying a home without getting a proper home inspection is taking a risk you may very well regret later. Buyers must take responsibility to check for major and minor defects in a home as they may not be protected if they discover problems after closing. The home inspector is a valuable educational resource. He or she can suggest specific tips on how to maintain the home ultimately saving you thousands of dollars in the long term. After all, this is one of the most important decisions you will ever make so why not protect your investment?
Home Inspector Qualifications
InterNACHI Certified Professional Home Inspector
Michael Burfitt has over 15 years experience in Building Operations & Maintenance, where he gained an extensive knowledge of the interdependency of various building systems such as plumbing, electrical & HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning).
- Bachelor of Commerce – Saint Mary’s University
- Class II Building Environment Systems Operator – Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)
- Class I Building Environment Systems Operator – Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
- Systems Maintenance Technician Designation – Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI International)
- Facilities Management Certificate – BOMI International
- Property Administration Certificate – BOMI International
- Property Management Financial Proficiency Certificate – BOMI International
- Certified Professional Inspector Designation – InterNACHI School
- Certificate in Home Inspection – Dalhousie University
Items We Inspect
What We Inspect during Your Home Inspection
Exterior stucco or paint
Electrical panel, light switches, and power outlets
Thermostats and heating, cooling, and ventilation (HVAC) system
Plumbing fixtures, faucets, and water heater
Walls, ceilings, and floors
Doors and windows
Stairs, steps, and railings
Porches and balconies
Walkways and driveways
What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections. The inspector prepares and delivers to the client a written report of findings. The client then uses the knowledge gained to make informed decisions about their pending real estate purchase. The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.
Radon Gas Testing
Radon Gas Testing
Radon is the second most common cause of lung cancer in Canada. We at Inside Edge are trained in the proper method of gathering radon data with a long term test (minimum 1 month, ideally 3-12 months) and work with an independent laboratory to provide detailed reports. We can analyze that data to advise whether steps to mitigate radon are necessary. While the Nova Scotia Government has a radon map that indicates areas of high radon concentration, it is important to note these are general trends. Radon levels not only vary by community, but even individual homes next to each other can have radically different radon levels! The only way to know what the radon levels in a home are an acceptable limit (while there is no established safe limit, the Government of Canada has guidelines for acceptable levels) is to do a long term test.
Please note as short term (48 hour) tests are not a reliable or accurate method of measuring radon, and can provide a false sense of security, Inside Edge does NOT engage in this type of testing.
We are constantly upgrading our knowledge and skills by participating in Continuing Education Courses.
Inside Edge Home Inspections Ltd.