Residential Inspections and the Alliston Home Inspector

The Alliston Home Inspector is committed to providing the best residential inspections available at the best possible price. We have been providing Professional Home The Alliston Home Inspector - Knowledge, Education and ExperienceInspection services to Alliston and area for the past twelve years. With over 7,500 home inspections we are the Premier Home Inspector in Alliston. Our commitment to our customers and investment in the latest technology ensures our leadership in the home inspection field. Alliston has grown over the last number of years and the Alliston Home Inspector has expanded and offers Free Thermal Imaging as part of our inspection package.

Alliston Home Inspector – Residential Inspections

Your home will be one of the most expensive investments most people will make. Once you have purchased your home it is too late to change your mind or ask for your money back. Even if you find something that was damaged after you last viewed your new home it can be a legal nightmare trying to get compensation. A professional home inspection can identify potential problems prior to purchasing your home.

A home inspection is a comprehensive visual inspection of your home. The purpose of which is to identify material defects on the exterior, the interior and major systems of the home. Major systems of your home would include; heating, plumbing, air conditioning, structural, electrical and the building envelope. There is no mandatory certification in effect for home inspectors. Many home inspectors are entering the market with little of no construction experience. CMHC recommends that you question any potential home inspector with the following:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • What are your qualifications?
  • Provide at least three references! One for every year they claim to be in business!
  • Verify all information prior to hiring!

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware…..Always ask questions!

What you can expect from your home inspection is a comprehensive report based, but limited to the following inspection items:

Exterior – Foundation, patios, driveways, slabs, walkways, grading, drainage, retaining walls, decks, posts, railings, siding, caulking, windows, panes, doors, eaves-soffits, fascia, trim, doors, garage doors, roofing, flashings, components.

Interior – Windows, walls, ceilings, doors, steps, stairways, railings, counters, cabinets, water penetration, fixtures, toilets, tubs, sinks, vanities.

Plumbing – Water pressure, fixtures, faucets, showers, sinks, spigots, visible pipes, supports, functional drainage, water heating equipment and safety, vents, leaks, hot & cold flow.

Electrical – Service panels, amperage, breakers, wiring type, conductor materials, connections, conditions, compatibility, plugs, switches, receptacles, ceiling fans, G.F.C.I. operation, general safety issues.

Heating – heat pumps, furnaces, wall heaters, chimneys, flues, exhaust fans, vents, pumps, ducts, dampers, filters.

Cooling (Air Conditioning) – Central systems, heat pumps, evaporative coolers, air handler fans, operating controls, thermostat conditions, temperature split, filter conditions, general external conditions.

Roofing – Cover material type, surface conditions, flashings, valley seams, debris, drainage, ridges, hips, ventilation, penetrations, skylights, chimneys, turbine vents, gable vents.

Attic – Insulation type, clearances, framing, trusses, roof sheathing, ducting, wiring, signs of leaks.


We have one of the most extensive inspection reports available. We provide between 40 to 60 pictures of your home to ensure that you can relate to the exact problem identified in your report. We go over every defect with the client at the time of the inspection and then generate a report that is both graphic and detailed in its scope. The days of simple check list reports is quickly coming to an end. As the horse and buggy gave way to the automobile, the savy home buyer is opting for a detailed professional report over the “old checklist” delivered in a binder full of bulk filler information.


When Only the Best Will Do – Call the Alliston Home Inspector