Kelowna, BC

Kelowna, BC

Kelowna | Vernon | Penticton

Hugh Cairns, AHI
CPBC License # 47895

+1 250 808-5777

Having your home inspected is just plain smart

It’s clear that you understand why a home inspection is important. Having a home inspection is designed to protect you, your family and your investment. Thorough home inspections can identify underlying problems with the home’s major systems including the heating, air conditioning, electrical, roofing, foundation, and plumbing systems.

I encourage you to join me for the entire inspection.

This is your opportunity to learn about the condition of your home, first hand. It’s a great time to ask questions and hear the answers straight hand. Inspecting your home right from the beginning, through a straight-forward inspection approach, arms you with knowledge about your home and provides security that you will appreciate.

  • Provides thermal imaging inspections
  • Provides Home Inspections | Condo Inspections | Manufactured Home Inspections
  • Provides New Home Inspections
  • Provides Home Warranty Inspections
  • Provides Construction Litigation Services
  • Provides custom inspection report complete with pictures to your email
  • Member | Home Inspectors Association BC
  • Consumer Protection BC – Licensed Home Inspector #47985
  • Member – Brookfield GRS – Federal Government Integrated Relocation Program service provider

Maintains a Third Party Service Provider (TPSP) Directory as part of the Federal Government Integrated Relocation Program. Membership in the TPSP Directory is free and open to all accredited Appraisers, Realtors, Lawyers, Home Inspectors

  • Condo Inspections

    The Safe Warm Dry Professional Inspection Group offers a higher standard of condo inspections; we offer thermal thermal technology in all of our inspections. Our inspection reports provide you with the documentation you need to help protect your investment reduce risks and support warranties.

     

    One benefit of have an inspection on a newer condo is to sort out issues you may not be aware of while the home is still under warranty. In the case of resale condos, its best to know upfront if there are any existing or developing issues that can be costly to repair.

     

    Using the independent eyes of a professional home inspector before you buy helps you consider future expenses. It is a myth that all condo repairs are the responsibility of the strata. Typically the strata are responsible for the maintenance of the common areas only, and not the interior aspect of your unit.

  • New Home Inspections

    If you are buying a new home, consider what could possibly go wrong. The answer is more complex than you might think. 

     

    Before taking possession of your new home you will walk through the home with the builder. You might not know what to look for, but your builder should. An independent inspection completed by a professional home inspector often uncovers deficiencies overlooked by the builder's representative - and is some cases municipal building inspectors.

     

    The truth is, any house — whether a modest rancher or an expensive, custom-made home — is an intricate maze of structural, heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical systems, and it’s not unusual for even the most responsible and dedicated subcontractor to inadvertently miss something that could become a real problem.

     

    Although many homeowners buy new construction and experience no problems, the cost of an inspection is small compared to the potential costs for repairing defects. Plus, most builders are quick to correct any defects once they have been identified by a professional building inspection report.

  • Home Warranty Inspections

    Our Home Warranty Inspections are a vital investment before your new home warranty coverage lapses. The primary outcome is a professionally produced deficiency list that independently documents warranty problems.

     

    Your independent report can be used when you work with the builder, and invaluable should your warranty issue escalate to a claim or litigation.

  • Seller's Inspections

    It’s expected – if you’re selling your home at some point you know that you will be facing an inspection. 

     

    Having your home inspected before you list your home will put you well ahead of the game. With a pre-listing inspection you will be armed with the knowledge about the condition of your home right from the start. You’ll have confidence in your product and peace of mind. 

     

    A seller’s inspection is a powerful tool. Clients can nullify downward negotiation tactics, reduce time on the market and sell their homes easily. Pre-listing home inspection reports help buyers, sellers and real estate professionals. Everyone knows the condition of the home up front, resulting in fair pricing, no last minute surprises, and more comfortable buyers.

  • Mobile Home Inspections

    Mobile home inspections are a specialty.  It’s important to make sure your inspection is approached in a manner that diverges from traditional site-built housing inspections. Why? Because, mobile home structures are designed and constructed quite differently than a standard site built home.  That’s why it’s important that your inspector is qualified and has the expertise to inspect manufactured homes.

     

    Mobile homes can sometimes present problems that are unique from those of traditionally constructed houses. Furthermore, these problems may go unnoticed for a number of years. Should the mobile home inspection yield a problem, it can usually be resolved for much less expense than a traditional house. Knowing what problems are present, if any, will get you off to a great start.