Full Home Inspection
Energy Audits & Energuide Labelling
Prestige Home Inspection Service offers a variety of inspection services too meet your every need. We go beyond Home Inspections using the latest technologies in the business.
Infrared Thermal Imaging
Thermal scanning is a non-intrusive method of locating potential problems within the home. Discoveries made by thermal scanning may significantly affect your decision to purchase the property.
Thermal imaging uses infrared technology to detect very small differences in temperature. Every material has a unique thermal signature. When moisture, heat, or cold are introduced into the structure the thermal signature changes. With the help of an infrared camera, we can see many things that simply are not detectable to the naked eye.
Thermal Imaging can detect missing insulation, plumbing leaks, and water damage behind walls. From an energy savings stand point it can detect air leaks and can also detect overloaded circuit breakers leaky air ducts and much more.
4 Point home Inspection
A “Four Point Inspection” focuses only on four main areas of interest in a home:
1. HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
2. Electrical wiring and panels
3. Plumbing connections and fixtures
4. Roof and foundation
The inspection and describes the condition and age of these elements.
Our typical home inspection takes about 3-4 hours to complete. The home is inspected from foundation to the roof and everything in between. We encourage all clients to attend the inspection so you can see the inspection process, learn about the home, and ask any questions you may have. After the inspection we take the information we have collected and computer generate a comprehensive report on the condition of the home. Reports are complete the same day of the inspection. No waiting!!! Call or email us today and we will be happy to set up an appointment for your inspection.
Tarion Warranty Inspections
Your home may be covered by the builder's warranty under Tarion as long as you advise the builder and file the nessacery Tarion warranty forms in time.
Prestige Home Inspection Service provides a comprehensive inspection of the home and will provide a complete list of issues that are covered under the Tarion one, two and seven year warranty. This makes the process faster, easier and ensures that the relevant issues are included for the builder to manage the repairs covered by Tarion.
For a complete list over warranty coverage visit www.tarion.com
An Energy Audit identifies leaks in the thermal boundary, or the shell of your house. This locates areas of thermal loss/gain. Aside from using a Infrared camera, the Blower Door testing for home air leakage is a specially built, calibrated device that is used to identify the overall air leakage of a home and its Heating and A/C duct system. The Blower Door consists of a large fan which is mounted in a frame. The frame is placed in an exterior door. The Blower Door Fan sucks the air out of your house, simulating a 50 KPH wind on your home. By depressurizing the entire house, specific leakage areas can be located.
An audit is likely the best place to start if you want to make your home more energy efficient. we will give your house a current and potential energy efficiency rating also known as an Energuide label and let you know what is working and what needs to be upgraded. We are not out to sell you specific products and you are under no obligation to make the improvements we suggest.
Mold & Air quality Inspection