What HMP Home Inspections has to offer
Our services and inspections
HMP provides services for new home buyers as well as the resale home market. When you purchase a new home, you believe that there will be no problem with the construction of the house. On the contrary, you often find foundations that are cracked, and frame work that is not properly supported.
It is important to have an inspection completed before your 12-month builder’s warranty expires. A Tarion inspection ensures that your new home and investment are protected by documenting, reporting, and taking images of any deficiencies or problems that your builder is responsible for. It’s imperative that you have a professional home inspector on your side; HMP Home Inspections knows what to look for, where to look, and how to remedy the problem before your warranty expires.
Prior to purchasing your home, a home inspection by HMP Home Inspections will provide you some of the most important information to protect your investment and family. Understanding the actual condition of the house beyond the surface can potentially save thousands of dollars and countless hours of time. We absolutely recommend you follow along with us throughout the pre-purchase inspection so we can give you the details on your investment and potential future home.
A pre-listing inspection is usually performed before the home is listed on the market. As the seller of a home, the most common belief is that the home buyer may have a home inspection prior to buying the home. However, the seller can easily benefit from having a pre-listing inspection performed on the house. Prospective buyers are then able to see the condition of the home prior to any negotiations being made, which may prevent any issues down the road with securing an offer.
A pre-closing inspection is the opportunity for the buyer to inspect the home being purchased prior to closing and owning the home. There are some considerations while setting up a pre-closing inspection: is it a vacant home? Will the seller will be completely moved out prior to closing? And were repairs required of the seller during the transaction? With over 20 years of building & general contracting knowledge, HMP has the expertise and qualifications to perform an in-depth pre-closing inspection.
WETT stands for Wood Energy Technology Transfer. HMP offers WETT inspections to look for issues, safety concerns, and insurance purposes for any wood burning component that needs to be inspected. HMP is able to provide essential information for wood-burning stoves, flue pipe installations, and masonry/factory chimneys and fireplaces.
With a drone, HMP can fly to the object we need to inspect in real time, in high definition, as if the object were in front of us. This is useful for difficult areas and roof systems that may not be able to hold the weight of a person while being inspected. Walking on a roof may cause damage to certain roofs, and certain types of roofs cannot be walked on at all.
HMP uses the powerful Flir Thermacam B300, which easily detects areas that don’t fulfill the insulation requirements. Infrared helps HMP discover issues beyond eyesight. Our thermographic imagery inspections can help determine water infiltration, air leakage, and under-performing insulation that may be costing you hundreds of dollars in lost energy costs.
Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from uranium in the ground that can get into your home undetected. You can’t see it, smell it or taste it. All homes have some level of radon. The question is how much and the only way to know is to test. In confined spaces like a house, radon can build up to high levels and over time become a health risk. The current Canadian guideline for radon is 200 becquerels per cubic meter (200 Bq/m3).
Make sure your inspector is truly certified
Our inspectors hold either a National Certification certificate for home inspections in Canada (N.H.I) or are Master Home Inspectors.