Seacliff Home Inspections
About Seacliff Home InspectionsAs an independent, London home inspector, I am working in your best interest to save your money. I know 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.
What People Are Saying
I have had numerous home inspections done and none were as thorough as Seacliff Inspections.
Very knowledgeable and helpful. I joined Howard for the inspection and learned more
than I could have expected, worth every penny.
- Jason H Franklin HBSc MD FRCSC | London, Ontario
I'm so thankful to Seacliff Inspections... right from my discovery of their business through their by a simple Google
search... to meeting Howard... to the thoroughly detailed yet understandable report on the home I received within 24 hours
of the inspection, my entire experience left me impressed and confident I was moving ahead on the purchase of the home
with correct and necessary knowledge. Howard himself is personable and comforting
to talk to about your major purchase... Not only will you know about any current issues and related expenses with the home
you're looking to purchase, Howard will address the up and coming issues as well... This saved me almost $5000 in my own
expenses! Howard is definitely someone you want on your side in the purchase of your next home. I've already begun
recommending him to my own friends and family...
- Matthew Boyce | London, Ontario
At Seacliff Inspections, we pride ourselves in providing the very best home inspection service in London, 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 eight exclusive services from Seacliff Inspections is designed to enhance the standard home inspection and protect 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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London Home Inspections
A Complete Home Inspection from Seacliff Inspections provides a thorough visual evaluation of the home's components and systems. We will examine the entire property from the roof to the basement (or crawlspace if there is one). Besides looking at the integrity and proper operation of the house systems and components, we also look at SAFETY and HEALTH issues. Both the attic and basement are checked for evidence of active and past leaks. At the inspection, you will receive a verbal briefing on the condition of the home, and a detailed home inspection report, including digital photos, will be delivered electronically within 24 hours.
Home Smart Plus now included in all single-family dwelling inspections at no additional charge.
Service You Can Count OnYour best choice for a certified, unbiased London home inspection. At 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. Seacliff Inspections has been helping London home owners make better buying decisions since 2007. To fit your schedule, we conduct home inspections in London 7 days a week, in the morning, afternoon or early evening. There is no extra fee for evenings or weekends.
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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.
Seller's Home Inspection
A Seller's Inspection, also known as a Pre-Listing Inspection, by Seacliff Inspections is a powerful tool to help sell your home quicker and easier. The inspection report helps sellers, real estate professionals, and most importantly, buyers understand the condition of your home up front, resulting in fair pricing, no last minute surprises, and more comfortable buyers. Early correction of identified problems increase a home's appeal, it's selling price and sets the stage for a more favourable home inspection report should the home buyer request one.
If a Sellers' Home Inspection is not on your list of things to do when selling your house, it should be. As real estate continues to become more of a buyers' market, a seller's home inspection helps your home stand out from the crowd.
Emergency Egress Windows
Emergency Egress Window Requirements for Bedrooms
Few of us tend to think of a bedroom window as a "life-saving" feature. Though bedroom windows are not considered primary escape routes, if there ever was a life-threatening situation, like a house fire, having the properly-sized bedroom window could make all the difference between life and death. By the time an occupant responds to the sound of a smoke alarm, the suite may already be filled with smoke and their primary escape route from the bedroom could be blocked.
The requirement for a properly-sized bedroom window has been around since 1980 and subsequent code changes since then have made it even easier to understand how a bedroom egress window is defined. Or has it? Depends on which code you reference. Regional requirements can differ from national regulations.
National Building Code of Canada
The National Building Code of Canada (NBCC), on which the Provincial Codes are based, has very clear requirements as it relates to bedroom windows and how the bedroom window serves as an emergency egress. Simply put, An Emergency Escape requires that each bedroom must have a door that leads directly to the exterior of the building or have a properly-sized egress window that can be opened from the inside without the use of keys, tools, hardware or special knowledge (unless this bedroom has a sprinkler system installed).