Seacliff Home Inspections
8 AM - 10 PM
Why choose Seacliff Home Inspections
Because I don't want you to buy a money pit!
As an Realtor-Independent Home Inspector, I work for you, the home buyer, to save your money and protect your interests. I am the only one among Windsor home inspectors providing the home buyer with the complete protection offered in the exclusive services of HomeSmart+. Most of my business comes from the referrals of satisfied past customers. I do not market to real-estate agents (though many good agents recommend my services). The decision to buy a home is not an easy one. As one of the most important investments of your lifetime, it is reasonable to be a little nervous. We are here to help you with your decision. Our comprehensive inspections are designed to answer your questions in detail and go well beyond the typical home inspection checklist. I honestly inspect every home as if I was buying it myself. Serving Windsor and greater areas.
What People Are Saying
I was happy that I got my house inspected from Seacliff Home Inspections. He knows his stuff and was very thorough in
his job. As a first time home buyer, I felt confident after getting my house inspected. Howard not
only found issues in the house but also gave tips on the way to keep the house in good shape...
At the end, he sent a very professional report highlighting issues, and provided web links to
further understand issues found during the home inspection.
I would definitely recommend Howard to anyone who is looking for a good home inspector.
- Naginder Gogna | Windsor, Ontario
Howard was fantastic. He checked out every room, was on the roof, in the attic, checked all
of the electrical (catching some very important mistakes that could save our house from burning down). While
in the crawl space, he spotted a water leak from the kitchen sink that has caused all kinds of damage that even the home
owners didn't know about, but were willing to fix. Howard also uses high tech gear to see how well insulated your
walls are. I highly recommend anyone wanting to know exactly what they're getting into, call Howard. He will find all
the good and all the bad in every home he inspects.
- Paul Mailloux | Windsor, Ontario
At Seacliff Inspections, we pride ourselves in providing the very best home inspection service in Windsor, Ontario and surrounding area. The property buying process doesn't need to be stressful and complicated. Choosing a qualified, honest, and experienced home inspector can give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make sound real estate purchasing decisions.Read more...
This set of exclusive services from Seacliff Inspections is designed to enhance the standard home inspection and protect you, the home buyer, even after you move in. These services go above and beyond the standards of a typical home inspection, and are more likely to uncover and protect you against issues that are not readily visible in the home at the time of the inspection.Read more...
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Windsor Home Inspections
Service You Can Count OnAt Seacliff Inspections, we take the time to do the job right. Commitment to service excellence goes further than technical expertise. From our first contact, throughout the home inspection, and for as long as you own the home, we are here to answer your questions whenever you need advice, at no additional cost. Schedule your Windsor home inspection in the morning, afternoon or early evening; 7 days a week. There is no extra fee for evenings or weekends. Best choice amongst Windsor home inspectors. Happily helping satisfied, home owners like yourself make better buying decisions since 2007.
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Preparing For A Home Inspection
Home Inspections have become an industry standard, and as a result you should expect one to be performed on the home you are buying or selling. In most cases, the Buyers, the Buyer's agent and the Home Inspector will be present during the inspection. It is preferable that the Seller not be present during the inspection to allow the Buyer and Inspector free access to work throughout the home. An average home inspection will last between 2 - 3 hours depending on the size of the home, age of the property, and how difficult it is to access equipment and areas of the home.
The home inspection is an opportunity for the Buyers to become more familiar with the home they are purchasing. As such, it is preferable for the Buyer to limit the number of people attending the inspection to those that are absolutely necessary, in order to reduce possible distractions and allow them to focus on the inspection itself.
Seacliff Inspections is able to offer clients the ability to see "more then what the naked eye can see". Thermal imaging cameras, also known as infrared cameras, are able to detect very small differences in temperature. This gives us the ability to "see" behind drywall, above ceilings and the framing around windows and doors. We are able to then take a picture of the area in question and highlight the various defects not normally visible to the naked eye. Move your cursor over the picture to the right to see how the room normally looks.
Molds are microscopic fungi. Molds come from the same family that includes mushrooms and yeasts. Molds grow and reproduce quickly. Some molds can be useful - penicillin comes from one type of mold, and other types of mold are used in the manufacture of foods and beverages.
Molds can also be destructive, causing significant damage to many materials, such as paper, cardboard and fabrics.
Mold can affect your health and your family's health. Health experts say that molds can cause allergic reactions, such as sneezing and watery eyes. More serious illnesses can occur depending on the type of mold, the amount and degree of exposure and the health condition of a home's occupants.
Though determining the presence of mold is outside the scope of a typical home inspection, for informational purposes, Seacliff Inspections will document visible mold or mold-like stains discovered in the home during the inspection.
Aluminum wiring was used extensively in homes throughout North America between the mid 1960's until the late 1970's, primarily due to the high cost of copper wiring at the time. It is estimated that there are over 450,000 homes in Canada that are entirely wired with aluminum.
What's Wrong with Aluminum Wiring?
Reported problems are mostly related to the overheating and failure of aluminum wiring terminations, sometimes resulting in a fire. Some studies have shown that homes with aluminum wiring are 55 times more likely to have existing fire hazard conditions compared to homes with copper wire. Problems are due to aluminums tendency to expand and contract at a higher rate than copper, and to oxidize at termination points resulting in overheating and failure. As such, it is incompatible with devices designed for use with copper wiring.
The Good News
The good news is that because all the problems that occur with aluminum wiring occur at the devices and junction boxes, there is usually no need to rewire the house. The wire running through the walls is normally in good shape and does not need to be replaced.