Brighton’s Commitment to Exceptional Client Service and Education Will Provide You With A Quality Home Inspection
Spring has sprung upon us and this is good news for homeowners who are eager to sell their homes, or buyers who are looking to find their dream dwelling. It is common knowledge that house sales increase during this bright season. People spend hours pouring over MLS Listings, and meeting with real estate agents to view potential new homes. Yet, once people find a gorgeous place to plant their roots, they rarely devote the time to researching what is involved in a good home inspection. The Consumer Protection of BC states that:
“A home inspection is an educational process which is designed to reduce a consumer’s risk when buying a home and is not a guarantee or a warranty on a property. It is critical to have a good understanding of what to expect from your home inspector and strongly advised that consumers find out the specifics about the services an inspector provides by reading through their Association’s Standards of Practice.” consumerprotectionbc.ca
This is why at Brighton Home Inspections, we would like to save you time by presenting a checklist of our Standards of Practice, and inform you of our thorough inspection report presented to every client after their home inspection. Our detailed report will provide you with the customer service you deserve, educate you about the home inspection process, and ensure your peace of mind.
The most qualified home inspectors are licensed by one of three home inspection organizations in BC. They are as follows:
- Canada’s Commercial and Home Inspection Association CanNachi
- The Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors CAHPI
- British Columbia Institute of Property Inspectors BCIPI.
These three organizations were approved by the BC Government as part of the introduction of the Home Inspector Licensing Regulation on March 31,2009 and meet the general Standards of Practice for home inspectors.
Upon completing his training to become a home inspector, David, the owner of Brighton Home Inspections, decided to sign on with CanNachi as he felt that it aligned best with his set of values. According to CanNachi, a home inspector is to observe and report on the following systems and components:
Construction of walls, ceilings, floors, roof and foundation.Exterior Evaluation
Wall covering, landscaping, grading, elevation, drainage, driveways, fences, sidewalks, fascia, trim, doors, windows, lights and exterior receptacles.
Roof and Attic
Framing, ventilation, type of roof construction, flashing and gutters. It does not include a guarantee of roof condition nor does it certify the roof.
Identification of pipe materials used for potable, drain, waste and vent pipes. including condition. Toilets, showers, sinks, faucets and traps. It does not include a sewer inspection.
Systems and Components
Water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning, duct work, chimney, fireplace and sprinklers.
Main panel, circuit breakers,types of wiring, grounding, exhaust fans, receptacles, ceiling fansand light fixtures.
Slab, walls, ceiling, vents, entry, firewall, garage door, openers, lights, receptacles, exterior, windows and roof.
For more information about the Standards of Practice, please see Brighton’s Home Inspections Standards of Practice. This page also presents a detailed description of the general exclusions so that clients are well informed of the limitations of their home inspection.
Brighton Home Inspections success is based on the expectations set out by CanNachi, as well as David’s self-imposed standard of integrity to the home, the client, and his attention to detail. CanNachi “promotes the highest standards of professionalism, business and personal ethics procedures and practices. CanNachi members have a duty to the public and a duty to continue education.”CanNachi Code of Ethics.
Unlike his competitors, David provides supreme service for his clients by focusing on and completing only one inspection per day. This ensures that clients are provided with a quality inspection that they understand.
It is paramount for David and his staff at Brighton Home Inspections to increase clients’ knowledge of the home inspection process. Therefore, David has improved on the standard home inspection report template and created a more thorough method of reporting that attends to the full spectrum of the home, property and the family purchasing/selling the property. It is an extremely detailed report that is specific to a client’s home. Furthermore, several pictures are provided so that clients can orient themselves around the issues, and have a better understanding of what was found. David explains fully the cause, effect and remedy for each issue he encounters. This educates clients and provides the proper information to make an informed decision on the home they are purchasing. David is also available after the inspection free of charge to return to the site, or on the phone to explain the report in full detail.
Thus, this spring contact the Brighton Home Inspections team before you purchase your dream home. They will provide service that is above and beyond the general expectations. A one detached home per day system allows Brighton Home Inspectors the time to focus and produce a detailed report that you will understand. This commitment to customer service and education is what separates Brighton Home Inspections from the rest, and guarantees that you will receive a quality home inspection.
Have a Wonderful Spring and Happy House Hunting from Brighton Home Inspections!