Tel: 905-875-9594

In order for any task to be a success, a proper routine is a necessity.  At BENCHMARK our routine has proven time and time again to be effective.  Our inspectors clearly explain this routine to every client at the start of the inspection to let them know what steps we are about to follow.  We methodically move from one section of a home to another checking each box as we go.  By doing this, a section of the routine is never omitted.


MAJOR INSPECTION CATEGORIES

     •  Lots and Grounds

     •  Exterior Surfaces

     •  Roof

     •  Garage

     •  Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning


By moving through each major inspection category systematically, our inspectors can focus on the task at hand and follow the sub routine inspections for each area.


TYPES OF INSPECTIONS
Infra-Red Inspections

A well insulate ho
me can make a big difference in your heating and cooling costs.  Missing damaged or voids in your insulation will allow more heat to enter your home during the summer months and allow excessive heat loss in the winter months.  An infra-red (thermal image) inspection of your home will determine where a home has insulation problems without having to damage any of the fixtures in the home. Water leaks in a home can come from several sources.  Roof leaks, plumbing leaks, windows and cracks in a foundation wall.  Often the cost of finding a leak can be more expensive than the cost of the repair itself. In many situations an infra-red camera inspection can offer pin point the location of a leak with having to damage any of the materials in the home. 


Indoor Air Quality Testing

The need for clean air in our homes should not be underestimated. Canadians spend an average of 90% of their time inside; and our homes contain many substances that may be hazardous to our health. Indoor air pollutants range from minor irritants such as dust and animal dander, to major irritants such as molds and chemical vapors that may be emitted from building materials and furnishings. It is important to be aware of how air contaminants can affect our health and to adopt corrective measures that will improve indoor air quality in our homes.


WETT Inspections

B
urning wood is a practical and reliable source of heating a home.  Burning wood, like all other heat sources have inherent risks of fire damage to a home.  Most insurance companies now require a report from a WETT certified inspector that reviews the status of the appliance. Wood burning appliances range from tradition masonry fireplaces to factory build fireplaces, pellet stoves, wood stoves and fireplace inserts. Our WETT certified inspectors can arrange to address these inspections while completing a home inspection or can complete or on a separate service call.



Commercial Inspections

Commercial building focuses on the Characteristics of the building and its intended purpose.  Utilities supplied to the building may be intended for industrial use or manufacturing, warehousing, office space food production and more.  The utilities requirements are suited to match the buildings intended purpose.  Power supply to the building, sources of heating ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, roof surface, structural design and building envelope. Amenities such as bathrooms, kitchens, cafeteria and work spaces are inspected for compliance.  A full report is generated and issued to the client for review.


 

YOUR INSPECTION

Thank you for your time yesterday.  I feel as though you made me appreciate the house even more after completing the assessment.  Thank you for your patience in taking the time to explain each portion of the report.
I will be sure to recommend your services in the future.

Thank you again.
Sincerely,
Ashley Summers

TESTIMONIALS

    •  Plumbing

     •  Electrical

     •  Structural

     •  Basement

     •  Laundry Room

     •  Kitchen

     •  General Living Spaces

     •  Bedrooms

     •  Bathrooms

     •  Attic