Choosing An Inspector
Those of us living outside New
Orleans haven’t yet seen the effect of recent hurricanes on
global&local insurance costs but we have seen a few things:
1) everyone including realtors and home inspectors in Louisiana was
immediately in the crosshairs for the blame industry.
2) the chattering classes in B.C. immediately started talking about
earthquake preparedness (for about one week!!!)
Using non-local reporting systems, many home inspections fail to
discuss often visible seismic factors as simple as how well the
building is anchored to the foundation and what comprises a sensible
response to same [“best” practice in this area has taken many twists
and turns over the years].
Commissioning due diligence that ignores this data is taking on
unnecessary risk. IHD always reports on these and other level one
seismic factors. We also report on numerous other details that
reflect the house-as-a-system and are sometimes not on all
inspectors’ radar screens.
Our handout bulletin material is original, extensive, updated
regularly and completely targeted to real maintenance issues here in
the Lower Mainland. We produce creative solutions and won’t insult
our clients by simply giving them weighty but sometimes confusing
We’ve just added a three page Attic Insulation Checklist to our
reports, covering everything that needs to be done BEFORE hiring the
ABC insulation co. to simply dump insulation into open attics.
When you hear “INPECT THE INSPECTOR”---remember---IHD(1976) Ltd. was
the Originator of pre-purchase property inspections in the Fraser
Independent House Diagnosis (1976) Ltd.
White Rock, British Columbia
Serving the Lower Mainland specializing in White Rock, Surrey, Langley and