Home Inspections 4 U

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Pure Properties in Ottawa
Pure Properties in Ottawa
0 reviews Richmond Hill, ON
10/10

Need an inspection? You can stop looking now, just call Yuri!!!

We needed an inspection as part of a conditional offer on a home, called Yuri, he emailed us the details and the inspection was booked the same day, super fast, super convenient.
We asked if we could be there for the inspection, and Yuri actually told us that would be best, because we can learn a lot, which made me very happy. And oh boy did we learn a lot, take that from a Realtor and someone who's taken courses on home construction.
Yuri was so thorough, he looked at every detail of the house, things that we have missed. There were 3 trees in the backyard that we loved, but Yuri made us aware that because one of them is so close to the home, its roots may damage plumbing pipes over time, and the branches will scratch the roof shingles. There were a couple of issues in the basement that were discovered. He took the time to explain every potential risk/ hazard and how we can remedy them, like how the wiring in the electrical panel was wrong and what should have been done, how exposed Styrofoam is a fire hazard and needs to be covered. When we went upstairs, Yuri used a device to identify heat loss, which helps give you an idea of heating/cooling efficiency. He taught us how to recognize new windows versus windows that were retrofitted in. Yuri recognized that the dryer was a steam dryer, which we've never seen before. And with steam dryers, he told us we have to leave the door open so steam can escape, not get trapped within the walls. Very good to know.
But the kicker was the attic, the thing that destroyed our offer on the home. Yuri went in, and after about 10-15 minutes, he came down and told us that the sheathing panels were black with mold. I wanted to see it myself, so he gave me a flashlight, and holy moly, the roof sheathing looked like they were burnt. Yuri explained that this was most likely due to: too much insulation on the attic's floor, lack of cold air intake, and lack of vents so warm, moist air can escape. This has been compounded over time, because it wasn't a moldy spot here and there, it's the entire panel. We asked how can this be fixed, and Yuri told us about 2 approaches: 1) get a mold remediation company, however, it wouldn't fix the problem. 2) The proper way to fix this is to completely remove the roof, install new air intakes, install proper exhaust vents, and new insulation. And that, you can probably guess in the middle of the pandemic, would cost a lot of money. I called a friend, who told me it should be between $30K to $50K easily. So we walked away from the deal since we can't take on such a big project.
In conclusion, I would even pay to listen to Yuri's wisdom. Even if you bought a home without an inspection condition (like many have in this crazy market), I think you should still call Yuri and schedule one. Information on your home, on how to maintain and protect it is invaluable, especially when it's probably your biggest investments.

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WOW! Daniel, thank you so much for this review. This is as detailed as was my inspection. I'm sorry that you had to forego otherwise good home but I'm glad that you know you didn't waste the money you paid for my fee. I hope you will find a proper house for yourself, and if you will need my services I'm always available. Thank you!

Lily Estraya
Lily Estraya
2 reviews Vancouver, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

We used Home Inspections 4 U for the second time. Once again we were very impressed how great service was provided. They were Fast reliable service. Very friendly professional service. Reasonable cost.

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Thank you very much for the review and for the highest rating. We appreciate the trust you put in our company and our service. Congratulations on your new home!

drnirajtyagi in Richmond Hill
drnirajtyagi in Richmond Hill
1 review Richmond Hill, ON
10/10

Home inspection

Yuri is a thorough professional and very knowledgable. He did a detailed and exhaustive inspection of the interior and exterior of the house. Since we were concerned about any leakage in the basement which was not visible, he checked it with infrared and thermal scanner. After that he took us for a walkthrough which lasted over an hour and explained everything in detail. He gave us a detailed report with pictures by evening. We got a fair estimate of any renovations and replacements that maybe required. I would highly recommend Yuri as he is very knowledgeable.

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Thank you very much Niraj for your review and for the highest rating. As a professional, it is always my pleasure to deliver a high quality service to my clients. I'm very grateful for your business and for the shout out. All the best in your new home and thank you for trusting Home Inspections 4U with the biggest purchase of your life!

Shanna
Shanna
1 review Vaughan, ON
10/10

Home Inspection

Yuri came highly recommended to us and he did not disappoint! He is professional, knowledgeable, and most importantly he was extremely thorough in his inspection and follow-up report. He also takes the time to answer any of your questions and to explain his findings in great detail, both during the inspection and after. We would highly recommend Yuri for your home inspection, and would certainly use him again in the future.

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Thank you very much, Shanna, for the review and for the highest rating. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and your husband and to conduct a quality home inspection for you. Thank you for trusting Home Inspections 4U with the highest investment in your life!

Abey
Abey
2 reviews East Gwillimbury, ON
10/10

Home Inspection

Yuri did a fantastic job with our home inspection! He was very thorough in checking the exterior as well as all floors of our interior home, discovering small errors that we never would have found on our own. He also provided a very detailed report with photos of every issue that was easy to follow and submit for our Tarion 30 day warranty. Thank you so much Yuri for the support with our new home!

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Thank you very much, Abey, for the trust you put in my services and for the review. Word of mouth always was my greatest source of referrals. Thank you for the kind words. All the best in your beautiful home.

Aggie
Aggie
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Residential Inspection

Yuri conducted himself in a professional manner. Very knowledgeable and thoroughal. Report was easy to read and very detailed. Exceptional service. Highly recommended and will definitely contact Yuri in future.

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Aggie, thank you very much for the review and for the highest rating. It was my pleasure to meet you and conduct a quality home inspection for your new home. Congratulations on your purchase and thank you for trusting Home Inspections 4U!

Ryan in Mississauga
Ryan in Mississauga
1 review Richmond Hill, ON
10/10

Home Inspection in Brampton

Amazing service by Yuri.

Very professional and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him for any home inspection. After his home inspection is complete, he gives you a summary of his inspection, plus provides a detailed report

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Ryan, thank you very much for the review and for the highest rating. Very grateful for the trust you put in my service.

Bijender in Brampton
Bijender in Brampton
1 review Brampton, ON
10/10

Home Inspection

Yuri is very experienced and a professional home inspection inspector. I am very much satisfied with Home inspection for house. Yuri takes time to inspect everything and later explained everything in detail . I found him very knowledgeable and educator as well.

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Thank you, Bijender, for the review and for the highest rating. I always say that my inspection is an education, and I'm glad that it was valuable to you. All the best in your new home and thank you for choosing Home Inspections 4U!

Cora in Toronto
Cora in Toronto
0 reviews King City, ON
10/10

Home inspection

I am satisfied with Home star inspection for my new house. Yuri takes time to inspect everything and later explain everything in detail . I found him very knowledgeable as well.

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Thank you very much for your review and for the highest rating. It was my pleasure to inspect the house for you. All the best in your new home and thank you for trusting Home Inspections 4U with the largest investment in your life!

Henry
Henry
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Home inspection

Yuri is a perfectionist. He takes his time and really looks through everything, he really digs in and does a very thorough inspection. He makes great suggestions and is willing to take his time with you to explain why and how he came to his conclusions. I would recommend him to anyone looking to do a home inspection. Thank you!

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Thank you, Henry, for putting trust in my service! It was a pleasure to meet you and do a quality home inspection for you. All the best in your new home!

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More about Home Inspections 4 U

Home Inspections 4U conducts a thorough and detailed home inspection and provides a comprehensive narrative report.
At Home Inspections 4U we offer you various types of inspections to protect you from getting into the money pit. Your home inspection will be conducted by a Certified Master Inspector and a National Home Inspector with engineering background and more than 10 years of full time experience in the home inspection field.
You can find a variety of home inspectors and a wide array of prices for their services. Some even offer you discounts or have "monthly specials". Much like in a Wall Mart. But you are not buying a pair of underware. You are hiring a professional consultant to give you an advice on a lifetime investment. Will you trust the cheapest guy in town with the biggest investment in your life?
Remember: "You always get what you paid for".
Tips for selecting a good home inspector from the article in Toronto Star:

Do your homework: Ask savvy people for recommendations and settle on an inspector before getting caught up in the stress of buying or selling. Inspectors should have serious experience in the building trades, errors and omissions insurance, and, at the very least, Registered Home Inspector, National Certificate Holder or Certified Master Inspector credentials.

It's no warranty: Some have sued successfully when inspectors have been wildly inaccurate about a home's structure and mechanicals, and the costs of necessary repairs. But inspectors can't break holes in walls or peel shingles and siding from a house. A report is an analysis based on a largely visual examination. Read the contract carefully.

Who works for whom? Buyers should be wary of reports done for vendors and vice-versa. Inspectors should be impartial third parties, but it's an unregulated business. Some may be willing to sacrifice objectivity to help a sale. Some may have inappropriately close relationships with real-estate agents.

The big stuff: Demand a clear statement on the foundation and structural integrity and estimates of repair costs. Attic mould, signs of basement leakage, substandard wiring or insulation materials such as vermiculite, asbestos and urea formaldehyde can disqualify you from a mortgage or insurance. How long till the house needs a new roof, furnace or windows? Find out what costs to deduct from an offer.

Seller beware: Having your home inspected before listing it can head off untimely surprises. It can let you be up front with buyers or enable you to seek good contractors to get the work done at a fair price. Pre-listing inspections can also help vendors rebut dubious claims from buyers' inspectors.

The bottom line: A typical home should take two to three hours to inspect, covering 400 checks, and cost in the $400 to $600 range. Be leery of an inspector who offers discounts or to fix problems he finds.

Only those inspectors, who charge a professional fee, do a real professional job. Everyone else is looking around.

We guarantee your complete satisfaction or your money back.

CATEGORIES
Home Inspection
PRODUCTS
Toronto Home Inspections; Home Inspectors Toronto; Home Inspections Toronto; energy audits Toronto; mold inspections Toronto; thermal imaging; infrared inspections Toronto
SERVICES
Pre-purchase home inspection; Pre-listing home inspection; Mold inspection; Indoor Air Quality investigations; Energy audits; Infrared Thermal Imaging; Life style electrical audits; ENERGY STAR for new homes evaluations; Green House consultations.
SPECIALITIES
Building science fundamentals; Moisture control; energy efficient retrofits; HVAC design and consulting; LEED projects.
WEBSITE
http://www.homeinspections-toronto.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2001
RETURN POLICY
We guarantee your complete satisfaction or your money back.
PAYMENT METHOD
PayPal, Interac, VISA, MasterCard, cash, cheque, money order
LICENSES
National Certificate Holder NHI#00372;Board Certified Master Inspector;Certified Energy Advisor;
MEMBERSHIPS
InterNACHI; OntarioACHI; HRAI; BBB
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering;Humber College Home Inspection diploma with Honours
PROJECT MINIMUM
$430
BONDED
Yes
PROJECT RATE
$600
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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