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Why get a 5-Point Inspection?

Our clients today are finding it difficult to get their offer accepted during this hot real estate market, especially when it includes a condition of a home inspection. This favours the sellers and leaves buyers frustrated with their home search and often in a multiple offer or bidding war situation.

For most, a home is the most expensive purchase they will ever make, and a home inspection can help inform clients on the condition of their potential home, so they aren’t left with expensive repairs when they finally move in. In a scenario where a full home inspection isn’t possible, a 5-point inspection could be the next best option.

What is a 5-point inspection?

A 5-point is not a full home inspection but focuses on the 5 main components of the building: the structure, roof, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC (heating & cooling systems). These are the most important items that you need to know about before making a decision to purchase a house. A 5-point typically takes 1 hour. Clients will receive a report on the deficiencies found related to these 5 components within 24 hours. 

How a 5-Point Inspection Gives you Peace of Mind

When we first arrive at the home we inspect the exterior structure for any cracks in the foundation that suggest movement. The roof is the next component we inspect and we look for any signs of granule loss, cracking, or curling. Depending on the type of asphalt shingle, they can last 10-20 years.

Next, we head into the house and find the electrical panel. Here we look for any unsafe wiring practices that could lead to a fire or shock hazard. 

The next stop is the heating and cooling systems. A furnace typically has a lifespan of 15-20 years and an air conditioner typically will last 10-15 years. Here we look at the age of the equipment and evaluate it for any rust, unsafe venting, or condensate leaks. 

While in the basement we look for any signs that could compromise the structure of the house, like cut joists, cracks in walls, and water in the basement. 

We will inspect the water heater and plumbing system.

Our last stop is the attic where we look for water leaks and mold growth.

Book Your 5-Point Inspection Today

We always recommend full home inspections for any property being bought or sold, but with the current market and house prices being what they are – we understand the need for fast, efficient alternatives.

That is why we offer 5-point inspections to help you make the best informed decision when it comes to buying a home.

When the market is tough on buyers, call us today at 416-621-8009 for your 5-point inspection.

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