Calgary Moving Tips: Tips for Conducting a House Inspection

Calgary House Inspection Tips - Calgary Movers

Buying a house in Calgary, AB or elsewhere in Canada is a serious decision of any prospective homeowner, and that’s why many buyers will weigh up their options few times to ensure that they are getting the most value for their money.

Hiring a professional Calgary house inspector is a wise decision, considering the size of one’s investment. However, it won’t hurt to try and do some of the work yourself. With the correct preparation, you can conduct your own Calgary house inspection and make an informed decision on your big purchase. We prepared some useful tips below to help you.

Check for Any Roof Problems

One of the most important areas of a proper Calgary house inspection is the roof. Roof condition can affect many other parts of the house, and can cause leaks which can be an endless money-pit.

Make sure to get up-to-date information on the roof condition and maintenance from the seller to make an educated decision.

Inspect the Plumbing

This means testing all the taps and faucets, checking water pressure and keeping a sharp eye out for stains on the walls.

Usually liquid stains on walls mean leaky pipes, and this can cost you a lot of time and money to repair.

Check for Hazards

This is rather a general tip, but ensure that as you walk around a prospective home in Calgary – you take note of any potential hazards. Hazards can come in many forms, so make sure to check for any and all kinds. Potential hazards might be: broken branches on old trees next to the house, or large single pane windows on the upper levels of the house. These checks are of extra importance, especially if a child will be living in the house.

Check for Rotting Wood

This is a fairly common condition and can be found in most older houses. It is an easier part of house inspection by potential buyers as you don’t have to be trained to spot the rotting. Be aware though that many sellers will try to coat rotting wood with some paint, so make sure to be thorough in your assessment.

Check Mobile / Internet Connectivity

One way to test the signal in your prospective place is to make calls and visit some of your favourite websites using your phone. If the signal is non existent, and you are a tech-savvy family, it might be worth reconsidering the location of your new home.

These tips are designed to be a starter guide for any Calgary house buyers that don’t have the expertise to conduct an official inspection, and can not replace an official house inspection from a trained professional.


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