Ridge Home Inspections - Infrared Camera

Ridge Home Inspections

Ridge Home Inspections

Inspected Once.

Inspected Right.

Complete Home Inspection & Thermal Imaging


Buying a home is possibly the biggest investment you'll ever make. My job and only goal is to help you with your decision by providing you with a complete and thorough inspection of your home within the most professional and friendly environment possible.

The Scope of a Home Inspection

A home inspection is a professional service that determines the present condition of the home's major systems, based on a visual inspection of accessible features at the time of inspection. It focuses on the performance of the home, rather than cosmetic, code or design issues. Inspections are often performed during a real estate transaction but may be done anytime.

A professional home inspection is:
  • An in-field evaluation and professional opinion of the performance of the readily accessible installed systems in a home at a point in time.
  • Primarily a visual examination and not an invasive or destructive exercise.
  • Intended to identify components that are significantly deficient, unsafe or near the end of their life and provide you with recommendations.
  • Documented with an easy-to-read written report including photos and illustrations.
  • Infrared Thermal Imaging with every inspection.

Components Included:
  • Roof
  • Structure
  • Exterior
  • Electrical system
  • Heating and Air Conditioning system
  • Plumbing system
  • Insulation and Vapour Barriers
  • Interior
  • Mechanical and Natural Ventilation systems

Fees start at $250.00, please contact me for further information regarding inspection fees or any other inquiries.

As a certified Home Inspector, I will prepare your home inspection report online with easy to read details and pictures on:

  • The condition of every component from the roof to the basement
  • Any major or minor deficiencies or hazards
  • Any major expenditure which may be necessary
  • Helpful tips
  • Safety concerns

Home Buyer's Pre-Purchase Inspection

Professional home inspections are strongly recommended prior the purchasing a new home. These inspections are booked prior to the purchase and cover over 400 components of the home. The certified home inspector will make notes and comments regarding the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion, a customized, easy to read report will be prepared for you. This report will include notes, comments and pictures outlining any and all major and minor concerns, safety hazards and information regarding the current condition of the home. This report will give the buyer piece of mind and information regarding any future maintenance and costs in order to help them make the best decision for their investment.

Home Seller's Pre-Listing Inspection

This is a general home inspection completed prior to listing or selling a house. A pre-listing inspection gives the current owner an idea of maintenance items to address. This inspection will also help inspire confidence in prospective buyers regarding the improved, inspected, and certified condition of the house. Having this inspection will ease the process of selling and also reduce time spent in contract negotiation because an unbiased inspector will have reviewed all major components of the house. This powerful marketing tool also assists real estate agents by allowing them to sell the home faster and with ease.

New Home Pre-Inspection

As recommended by most Real Estate lawyers, this pre-delivery inspection is your last chance to discuss deficiencies with your builder before closing. Your builder representative is not likely to point out any deficiencies with your new home. A professionally-prepared report to go over with the builder addressing possible issues. If repairs are needed, it provides you with peace of mind regarding quality of your new home. It is recommended that the inspection be schedule a day or two prior to your final walk through.

Renovation Inspection

These inspections are completed for owners or construction lenders. Inspections of the home are made at various stages throughout the building process as part of quality assurance checks. We also offer consultations and advice regarding your building project. The reports for these inspections are customized to fit the needs of the client.

New Home Builders Warranty Inspections

Most new home builders provide home owners with a twelve month Builder Warranty. Ordering an inspection before the warranty expires gives the Homeowner a professional-prepared report to go over with the builder addressing possible issues. If repairs are needed, it will provide peace of mind regarding your new home.

Thermal Imaging
Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is one of the best ways to detect water problems in the home. Water is the number one cause of damage to the home, as it can result in structural problems, mould, and more. Repairs for this type of damage can be expensive, so it's important to detect any potential problems as early as possible.

How Does It Work?

Thermal imaging is the use of a thermal camera to capture images which show differences in surface temperatures. These differences are shown by different colours on a colour scale. Any small differences in temperature can be the indication of moisture. It will detect water problems such as water leakage, plumbing leaks, hidden moisture in the basements, roofs, bathrooms, ceilings, doors, and windows. If a difference is detected, it can be measured with a moisture meter to see if there is moisture present.

The thermal imaging is also used to find the air infiltration points in and around the home and overheating electrical components and equipment such as loose connections in the electric panels, switches and in the outlets.

Thermal imaging is not an invasive test and does not allow you to see through walls. Since it only detects differences in temperature, it isn't detecting moisture directly-which is why it's necessary to further investigate differences with a moisture meter.

Thermal imaging inspection plays an essential role in finding many defects in the home. It uses the advanced technology to detect the problems in the house which can't be identified by other conventional inspection methods. It gives the information about the critical situation of the building and thus, people can take steps to solve it.