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ABOUT INSPECTO-PRO

Allan White has many years of experience (well over 30 years) in home inspection and construction-related work. In 2005, Allan left the field of professional engineering to concentrate solely on home inspection. In fact, in order for him to have practised engineering in his earlier years required 2 years of CEGEP formation, 4 years of university, and 2 years apprenticeship during the course of a 6 ½ years of project management work in the construction industry. This represents over 12 years of higher education and on-the-job training over and above his focus on building inspection as a full-time career since 1992.  Home inspection is an unregulated industry in Quebec and in most of Canada, and anyone can call themselves a “home inspector” or "building inspector”. The internet and yellow pages are full of them. But what guarantee do you have as a consumer that your chosen inspector is competent to do the job? Does the inspector have serious formal training, years of field experience, or simply a 2 week mail-order course?

 

Our inspections generally require between 3 to 5 hours on site in order to achieve an adequate degree of detail and comprehensiveness, although the duration and associated fees may be adjusted to suit a particular client’s needs.

Written reports explain, in orderly fashion, the observed details, construction quality, and condition of the various building systems. No form-letters or standard checklists are used; each building is analyzed on an individual-case basis. Reports are generally 80 to over 100 typed pages in length, depending on the condition and type of building inspected, and are normally available within two to three calendar days from the date of the inspection. 

Any observed deficiencies or defects are indicated along with our professional recommendations on how to best rectify the situation. Evaluations or estimates of required repairs (to be executed by a third party) are often provided as well.

Deficiencies which affect the safe and proper use of the premises are always indicated in detail, with explanations (in both technical and layman’s terms) of remedial and permanent actions required. Other deficiencies which are not serious in nature, whether architectural, structural, or cosmetic, are also included in the report, in such detail and quantity as is possible to achieve during the course of the inspection . Such information is generally beneficial to both the purchaser and the vendor. The reports include a detailed photographic record, so that issues related to areas which the buyer or seller have not observed on their own (i.e. crawl spaces, attics, roofing) are apparent to all. Photos provide indisputable proof of the existence of problems, and protect both buyer and seller.

We apply our experience and knowledge to the accurate verification, analysis, and reporting of our findings in the most competent and professional manner possible. Unlike many other home inspectors, INSPECTO-PRO is well qualified to engage in the rendering of advice and expertise. All our endeavours meet or exceed commonly accepted standards of quality, competence, ethics, social and environmental awareness & commitment, and professionalism. We work in an organized manner and rigorously analyze problems. We are diligent, conscientious, dedicated, meticulous, and creative in developing practical and executable solutions. All aspects of our work respect our obligations to our client, but take into account equally as well the consequences of the execution of our work in respect to the environment and the life, health, and property of others.

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