Partial Home Inspection

Posted in Residential

Purpose of the Partial Home Inspection

The Partial Home Inspection provides a summary of the main systems and components of the home and is less concerned about the minor problems. This inspection is still very comprehensive, but not as detailed as the General Home Inspection.

While no home inspection can eliminate your risk completely, this inspection will give you an excellent picture of the homes’ main systems and components current condition.

How the Partial Home Inspection is Performed

Before our inspector arrives at your home, he has visually inspected the neighbourhood.
This allows him to place the home into perspective with other similar homes in the neighbourhood.   After acknowledging and fully understanding your concerns, he then proceeds to inspect the exterior of the home.

Exterior systems and components inspected:

  • Roof shingles, Roof membrane, Flat roofs, Flashing
  • Structure, Foundations
  • Chimney, Skylights, Eavestroughs
  • Termites
  • UFFI (Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation)

Exterior systems and components NOT inspected:

  • Retaining walls, Garages
  • Brickwork, Siding, Paint
  • Windows, Exterior doors, Porches, Decks
  • Driveways, Walkways
  • Patio, Grading (slope of ground)

Once the exterior inspection is complete the inspector will take you on a tour detailing the status of the home and will answer all of your questions and concerns. Once you are satisfied with the exterior inspection, he will proceed to the interior inspection.

Interior systems and components inspected:

  • Structure
  • Foundation walls
  • Termites
  • UFFI (Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation)
  • Bathroom, Tiles, Shower, Plumbing fixtures
  • Water and drainage piping
  • Sewage piping
  • Hot water tank, Main water service, Water pressure
  • Light fixtures, Light switches, Electrical receptacles
  • Distribution wiring, Electrical boxes
  • Electrical service, Main electrical panels
  • Furnace, Boiler, Duct system, Humidifier, Radiators, Exhaust flue
  • Thermostat, Baseboard heaters
  • Central air conditioning
  • Central heat pump, Air cleaner, Safety switch

Systems and components NOT inspected:

  • Walls, Floors, Ceilings
  • Basement floor
  • Attic area, Attic insulation
  • Fireplaces
  • All permanent cabinets
  • Stairs
  • Basement wetness
  • Smoke detectors
  • Central vacuum
  • Interior doors
  • Kitchen
  • Fences
  • Washer and dryer
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Other appliances
  • TV/Cable
  • Telephone/internet cables
  • Entertainment wiring
  • Security/ video systems

Once the interior inspection is complete the inspector will take you on a tour detailing the status of the home and will answer all of your questions and concerns.

At the end of the inspection, after all of your questions have been answered, you will receive a comprehensive inspection report. This report will detail the home as well as include a summary and comparison of similar homes.

Within this report you will also find:

  • Average component life spans
  • Typical repair costs
  • Moving schedules
  • Maintenance schedules
  • An environmental supplement
  • Filing system to keep track of your costs
Partial Home Inspection Pricing:
Property List Price
Under $500,000   $375.00
$501,000 - $600,000   $385.00
$601,000 - $700,000   $395.00
$701,000 - $800,000   $410.00
$801,000 - $900,000   $425.00
$901,000 - $1,000,000    $445.00
Thereafter, per $500,000   add $65.00
Second kitchen   add $30.00
Above pricing also applicable for:    
Cottages   + travel charges
Rooming House
· Rooming House is defined as occupant, with no facilities in room
  $125.00 surcharge
There is a $125.00 charge if inspector has to come back because access was not possible. 
All pricing is subject to 13% HST

Please call our office for more information based on your specific needs.

Telephone: 416-691-9900