Do you do repairs or offer cost estimates?
I'm afraid I do not. For ethical reasons, I do not perform repairs on any property I have performed a home inspection on. For a full review of InterNACHI's Code of Ethics, click here. Estimates can vary widely depending on which contractor you choose, what materials you use, and the quality of workmanship that is provided.
What if I don't close on the house you inspect? Can I get a discount for the next one I call you for?
It would be my pleasure. I appreciate when you put your faith in me. If you don't complete your offer on a house that I inspect, I'll continue to offer you 10% off subsequent inspections until you get the house that you do want!
Do you provide a warranty on your building inspections?
I sure do. Hanson Inspections is happy to provide you with InterNACHI's home Buy-Back Guarantee. Some conditions apply. For more information, click here.
Can you provide images or video?
Absolutely! Digital photos, thermal image photos, and video clips are included in my reports wherever they are necessary for clarity at no additional cost.
Will we get a written report?
Yes. A detailed digital inspection report will be provided to you within 24 hours upon the completion of the inspection. A PDF version of the report is made available by email, which can be printed, forwarded, or viewed by the client at any time.
Are you insured or bonded?
Definitely. I am fully insured through a private insurance company, and bonded with the Government of Alberta.
Do you inspect Septic Systems?
I do. But please keep in mind, there are two types of Septic System inspections: Functional Inspections and Maintenance Inspections. A Functional inspection involves pumping out the septic tank and checking the inside of the tank and connections. This can and should only be done by a septic contractor. A Maintenance Inspection identifies where the parts of the system are located, describes to the client how the system functions and educates on how to maintain the system. Hanson Inspections is certified to provide Maintenance Inspections for clients who are considering purchasing a farm home or acreage with a private septic system.
Speaking of Farms and Acreages, do you do water sampling?
Hanson Inspections would be happy to do that for you. As part of a home inspection and an additional fee, I can test the quality of the water in your home. A sample is taken during the inspection and delivered to a laboratory for testing. Results are emailed to you within a couple of days.
In the event I have concerns prior to closing, can I contact you?
Please do. I can be reached by phone or text (780-907-9177) between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week.
Can you tell me if there is asbestos in my home?
Sort of. If asbestos is suspected, I can, with the approval of the home owner, take a small sample and have it analyzed at an accredited laboratory for asbestos content. For additional information on asbestos, click here.