With a Certified Master Inspector, and a Certified Professional Inspector on each Muskoka home, cottage or commercial inspection we will ease your concerns when you are buying, or selling. At Done Right Home Inspections we know it can be a nerve wracking experience anywhere, not just in Muskoka. After reading through our full written and photographic report we will have taken all of the worry about the properties structural and mechanical systems out of the equation, you will have the answers to the four main questions property buyers or sellers need.
- What, if any, are the issues with the property?
- What is the cause and effect of the issue?
- What is involved in fixing the issue?
- What is the importance of the issue in the overall picture of the property?
These photos from three different Muskoka inspections show concerns that we found and went over with the clients both during our on site summary and in the reports. In each case, answering all four questions for the clients allowed them to make an informed decision on whether or not to purchase the property.
It's about getting all the information to make a fully informed decision
You would not accept a mechanic telling you something is wrong and letting it go at that. You want to know what is wrong, what caused it, what will happen if it's not fixed, and is it a critical part of an important system?
While home inspectors should all address the first question, and some will address the second, most simply cannot answer the last two critical questions. Without years of hands on practical experience in the building industry and many hundreds of hours of inspection specific education they can't. I spent forty years in building and renovation work throughout Muskoka and Orillia area myself, and my partner inspector has more than ten years in foundations, forming, framing and roofing structural experience with one of the premier new home builders in Muskoka. In addition between us we have over 1200 hours of inspection specific education and ongoing education is one of our association's requirements.
After conducting over a thousand home, cottage and commercial inspections in the Muskoka, Barrie, and Orillia areas we know an inspection is about finding the defects, those things that will or can cost significant sums of money to put right or that can or do affect safety on the property and explaining the ramifacations of the findings. We do this in a clear and easy to understand photo documented and written report.
Our tools include thermal and moisture meters for assistance in detecting or confirming moisture presence, electric testers and gas meters to deal with electrical and heating systems inspection, underwater capable cameras for photographing dock and boathouse foundations which we commonly look at in our home and cottage inspections. These along with many other tools, including those specific to examining log and timberframe buildings are used to throughly eveluate home cottage and commercial properties. From roofing, wall cladding, windows, doors, driveways and retaining walls, to plumbing, electrical, heating systems, attics, basements and crawlspaces everything that can be, is visually inspected. Any items of concern or that are defective go in the report.
If you need a home, cottage, or commercial inspection in Muskoka, Barrie, Orillia, Gravenhurst or Bracerbridge, with two inspectors on every Done Right Home Inspection, you can be assured that there will be no big and costly surprises from undisclosed issues the property may have.
For our clients protection we also offer
Functional Septic Inspections,
Boathouse , boat lift, and ancillary building inspections such as, Riding arenas , Bunkies, Barns etc
Mould, Radon and Lead testing through the largest accredited lab in North America.
Our on call staff includes a Licensed Gas heating and cooling technician and a Licensed Electrician, should our clients require the opinion of an unbiased service expert (normally only called in on commercial inspections) after an inspection.
InterNACHI : the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
I follow a strict CODE OF ETHICS and perform through inspections as laid out in the InterNACHI Standards of Practice for homes and commercial inspections.
These standards meet or exceed those of
CAHPI the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors
OAHI the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
ASHI the American Society of Home Inspectors.
We owe our Clients an educated, experienced, Professional Home Inspection
We owe the home being inspected an Unbiased, Fair, and Through Evaluation.
Our Simple Guarantee to You
Ultimately a thorough home cottage or commercial inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector's experience, training, and effort, to do the best job possible for the client and to provide the best service possible. If you honour us by permitting us to inspect your new home, we will give you our very best effort and a simple guarantee.
If there is a problem call us right away at 1-705-205-4663. I will return your call within 24 hours to help you deal with whatever issue arises and I am normally prepared to attend the site of any of our Home Inspection Clients in Midland, Gravenhurst, Orillia, Port Carling, Bala, Bracebridge, Muskoka and all of my normal service area within 24 hours of my return call.
There are inspection services who will do it "cheaper"
However in over fifty years experience we have learned you get what you pay for.
There are inspection services offering "free" services with your Inspection.
But, free usually means something in the deal is of little or no real value.
Don't let it be your home inspection!
A good home inspection is about reducing the risks inhearent in buying a home and saving you money on large and unexpected costly repairs. Two experienced and trained professional home inspectors on each inspection can do just that. Save thousands of dollars on discovered deficiencies, not on the inspection fees.
Normally we take between 160 and 350 images of the building as a documentary of the home, cottage, or commercial building, on the day of inspection. Our clients receive a detailed yet easy-to-read report with digital images of any deficiencies. All of the images are added to the end of the report for future reference.
Our report contains recommendations to correct or monitor any deficiencies noted in the inspection report and in addition links to articles relating to any defiencies found are included as well.
For years my service, my experience, my training, and my commitment to my clients, has set me apart from the rest and with the addition of another inspector on each inspection our service will be even better.
We can reduce waiting time on site for busy clients while the inspection is taking place while taking more time if required to explain any issues found and the importance of them to our clients.
We both take pride in knowing that clients looking at homes, cottages and commercial properties from Barrie, Orillia, Gravenhurst, Bala, Port Carling all the way to those in northern most Muskoka and from Haliburton across to Midland areas are receiving the best service available
We do Home Inspections Done Right !