If you’re purchasing a home, our detailed and thorough inspection is an essential solution for safeguarding such an important investment. We provide a competent and professional evaluation of the properties condition prior to purchase. Identifying components of the house that are significantly deficient, unsafe or near the end of their life, means there are no costly surprises for you later on.

Andrea Jarosh, is a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors of Quebec (InterNACHI Quebec AIIICQ). Her experience brings accuracy, awareness and professionalism to the table. No detail is overlooked!

What is examined during an inspection?

For every routine inspection, J-Spect examines 10 essential points: the foundation, structure, roofing, electricity, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, interior, insulation and ventilation.

How much does an inspection cost?

The cost of an inspection varies by type of building, its size and the extent of the final report. Rates start at $450.

What does the price of an inspection include?

The cost includes the time spent visiting and inspecting the property (between 2 and 5 hours), plus the detailed report with specific recommendations that are based on the inspector’s findings.

Can I be present during the inspection?

Yes. You should be present during an inspection for a property you wish to buy or sell. It’s important to accompany the inspector, ask lots of questions and to take notes, so you don’t forget things you’ll want explained further ahead.

Why do I need a home inspection?

If you’re purchasing a home, an inspection is an essential solution for safeguarding such an important investment. Knowing the condition of the house and identifying visible components that are deficient or unsafe means you are mitigating the chance of costly surprises later on.

Do you give your opinion on purchasing the inspected building?

No. A building inspector’s role is to inform. We provide all the details and information you need regarding the state of a building, so you can then make a sound, informed decision.

Is your inspection guaranteed?

J-Spect is limited to inspecting what is visible and apparent, and therefore cannot be held accountable for hidden defects. For example, it’s impossible to break down walls to verify what’s behind them.

At what point in the buying process, do I contact an inspector?

The first thing to do is check with your real estate agent to see what timeframe you have to get the inspection done. With this in hand, contact Andrea so she can do everything she can to schedule your inspection and get the report back to you within the set deadline.

How long does an inspection take?

Depending on the home’s age, size, and location, your home inspection may take 2-5 hours. Adding square footage or any outbuildings, can increase that time.

Useful Documents

1. Life Cycles and Costs 2. Standards for Building Inspections

Life Cycles and Costs

The following costs are ball park estimates for a typical three bedroom home. The costs have been categorized in a similar fashion to the systems covered in the blue tab sections. Where appropriate, typical life expectancies are included in parenthesis. The life expectancy of some components will vary with the severity of weather in the region. The design, quality of installation and level of maintenance can also drastically affect life expectancy.

Standards for Building Inspections

InterNachi-Quebec (the world’s largest trade organization of residential and commercial property inspectors.) requires that its members respect these conditions through the framework and the on-going training provided to its members. The Standard of Practice establishes the requirements of a residential inspection and the drafting of a report.