Planning for a home renovation can be fun and exciting, as you get ready to turn your visions and ideas into reality. At the same time it is wise to give some thought to the “what ifs”—what if something goes wrong during the project? How much money will I lose? Is it safe for my family? Often consumers find out too late that their dream renovation is about to become their biggest headache. Disputes with builders and municipal officials are not what you envisioned as part of the process.
The past decade has seen the demand for home renovation services explode across the country. This increase has helped propagate a number of under-qualified renovation companies to meet consumer demand. The quality of the home improvements then often fall victim to a lack of code (Safety) compliant work, chain saw carpentry, demands for faster completion and a lack of skilled labour.
The municipal inspector barely has enough time to ensure building codes are being followed, he certainly doesn’t have the time nor the mandate to ensure your contractor is providing quality work that coincides with the agreed upon plans. You will usually find this out too late as well. Usually when something goes wrong and after they have your money. Then you discover that trying to rectify the matter is an uphill battle.
So how do consumers avoid poorly completed renovations? Careful research, investigation and planning are required in the decision making process. When you include a Professional InterNACHI Certified Home Inspector in your renovation process, you are providing yourself with a critical, trained eye to verify you are getting what you paid for in renovations. We like to think of it as a “pre-insurance” policy against future failure and defects. Our post-renovation inspection report can also be shared with your insurance provider as independent confirmation that the work was completed as planned. INSPECT IT ALL can provide you with this peace of mind. We will ensure that the renovations meet the specifications you agreed to, and the construction methods used are consistent with industry standards. Safety for you and your family is of primary concern to us and I'm sure to you as well.