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Approved Halifax Home Inspector

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) Michael Burfitt - Professional Home Inspector
  • 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

check-greenFoundation

check-greenRoof

check-greenAttic space

check-greenRain gutters and downspoutsItems Covered in Home Inspection

check-greenExterior stucco or paint

check-greenElectrical panel, light switches, and power outlets

check-greenThermostats and heating, cooling, and ventilation (HVAC) system

check-greenPlumbing fixtures, faucets, and water heater

check-greenAppliances

check-greenWalls, ceilings, and floors

check-greenDoors and windows

check-greenStairs, steps, and railings

check-greenPorches and balconies

check-greenWalkways and driveways

check-greenBasement

check-greenGarage

What is a Home Inspection?

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 anRadon Testing Trained 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. 
Halifax, NS
(902) 209-9921
[email protected]