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Vancouver Moving Tips: Tips for Conducting a House Inspection

Vancouver House Inspection Tips - Vancouver Movers

Buying a house is a serious decision, and that’s why most prospective homeowners will weigh up their options a few times to ensure that they are getting the most value for their money. Of course hiring a professional Vancouver house inspector is a wise decision, considering the size of one’s investment.

However, it won’t hurt to try and do some of the work yourself. With the correct preparation, you can conduct your own Vancouver house inspection and make an informed decision on your big purchase.

We prepared some useful tips below to help you.

Check for Any Roof Problems

One of the most important areas of a proper Vancouver house inspection is the roof. Roof condition can affect many other parts of the house, and can cause leaks that can be an endless money-pit. Try to get up-to-date information on the roof condition and maintenance from the seller to make an educated decision.

Inspect the Plumbing

This means testing all the taps and faucets, checking water pressure and keeping a sharp eye out for stains on the walls. Often liquid stains on the walls mean some leaky pipes, and this can cost you a lot of time and money to repair.

Check for Hazards

This is rather a general tip, but ensure that as you walk around your prospective home in Vancouver – you take note of any potential hazards. Hazards can come in many forms, so make sure to check for any and all kinds.  These checks are of extra importance, especially if a child will be living in the house.

Examples of potential hazards might be: broken branches on old trees next to the house, or large single pane windows on the upper levels of the house.

Check for Rotting Wood

This is a fairly common condition and can be found in most older houses. This is an easier part of Vancouver house inspection by potential buyers as you don’t have to be trained to spot the rotting.

Be aware though that many sellers will try to coat rotting wood with some paint, so make sure to be thorough in your assessment.

Check Mobile / Internet Connectivity

One way to test the signal in your prospective place is to make calls and visit some of your favourite websites using your phone. If the signal is non existent, and you are a tech-savvy family, it might be worth reconsidering the location of your new home.

These tips are designed to be a starter guide for any Toronto house buyers that don’t have the expertise to conduct an official inspection, and can not replace an official house inspection from a trained professional.


About our Company

Viktoria Professional Movers Vancouver is a professional moving company operating out of TorontoBarrieVancouver and Calgary, providing high quality local and long distance moving services throughout Vancouver BC and across Canada. Thanks to our country-wide network we are also able to service our clients’ long distance moving needs throughout Canada. By helping to educate our clients on topics that can help them plan and execute a successful move, we are fulfilling our directive of taking the stigma out of hiring professional movers, and helping to make the moving process a stress free experience overall. To hear first-hand about our high quality moving services, please visit Homestars page where you can read reviews on our company submitted by many of our satisfied customers.

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