Armada Inspection Services is Certified, Licensed, and Insured
We are proud members of the Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors (OntarioACHI)
For a Professional Certified Home Inspector near Athens, Brockville, Cardinal, Carlton Place, Delta, Gananoque, Hill Island, Iroquois, Kemptville, Kingston, Maitland, Mallorytown, Merrickville, Morrisburg, Perth, Prescott, Rideau Lakes, Smiths Falls, Spencerville, Westport and every area in between, give Richard a call: 613-802-8068
Beware Revolving Door Listings
We are aware of a number of properties which were recently purchased, only to be relisted by the buyer just weeks after their sale closed. Buyers have the property inspected then relist it weeks later after they learn the true condition of the property, hoping to get their money back by sticking someone else with it, and in this market they are selling over and over. If you are looking to purchase a property, check the sale history. If a property sold for $325K 8 weeks ago and is now listed for say $289K it is likely a property to steer clear of. There are discloure requirements unless the property is sold “As Is”.
Other Area Home Inspection Companies
Fee: Few publicly list fees. Posted fees found start at $475 & $550 + HST. High fees are claimed to be the cost of professionalism.
Certification: Some have completed nothing more then an online course, then claim to be the most comprehensive home inspection service available.
Inspection & Report: Inspection completed to some association inspection standard, Emailed report delivered within 24 hours.
WETT Inspections: Completed to Level 1 standard. No tools required. Appliances NOT functionally tested. No guarantee they work. NOT recommended for real estate transactions.
Armada Inspection Services
Fee: Most homes are $400 + HST. Please see our pricing page for info.
Certifications: Richard is a Dalhousie University Certified Home Inspector, with 9 additional Certifications (listed further down on this page).
Inspection & Report: Inspection completed to the CSA A770-16 Home Inspection Standard, the toughest in Canada. Emailed PDF reports delivered the same day, typically within 12 hours of the inspection start.
PLUS– Thermal Imaging Inspection,
PLUS – Test for cancer causing Radon,
PLUS – Carbon Monoxide leak testing of all Gas & Oil burning appliances.
All of this for one of lowest fees anywhere to ensure you receive the highest Standard of Care available.
WETT Inspections: Competed to Level 2 standard by Certified Technician who uses tools and takes appliances apart to make sure they are safe and actually work. By Appointment.
We tell our clients the full story the property has to tell us, no more and no less. Our clients learn the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
We inspect every property as if it were for Family, Friends, or Ourselves.
Beware of FOMO
FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is one of the biggest driving forces in the housing market today and unscrupulous realtors are using it to their advantage in ways that are not good for any buyer. This market is made even more tense by the anticipated signing of Ontario Bill 145 (Trust in Real Estate Services Act) into law. It is estimated that approx. 85% of all existing realtors in Ontario will be finished when this bill is signed. That fact alone speaks volumes. Anything that may be a threat to the sale is being blocked or limited. 30 minute viewings are too short. Home Inspections are not being permitted. Disclosure laws are being ignored. There are fantastic realtors out there, we have met many. Ask a lot of questions and make sure those who represent you are putting you first.
The Final Report is the story the property has to tell them, no more and no less. The result is a detailed inspection report like no other.
Inspection reports are delivered the same day as the inspection, late day inspections by 8am the next morning.
Armada Inspection Services has a reputation for professionalism, diligence, impartial inspections and exceptional service. We handle tight schedules, and we are here to help make your experience the best possible.
Everyone has a reason for selling. We make sure that our clients know the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Foregoing a home inspection is a significant risk that a buyer needs to carefully consider.
“Your Home & Property Inspection Specialists”
We inspect every home to Canada’s toughest & most inclusive Home Inspection Standard
Our home inspection team, Richard and Carol Anne, professionally and systematically examine the property. After 2.5 to 4 hours at the property, we then spend another 4 to 7 hours in the office ensuring the report you receive is the very best it can be.
The Inspection Team completes every home inspection with the highest degree of competency and capability, examining;
* Roofing System Components *Exterior Components *Structural & Foundation Components *Electrical System Components
*Heating Systems *Air Conditioning Systems *Insulation & Vapour Barrier Components *Interior Components
*Ventilation Systems *Mechanical Systems *Attached Garages *Life & Safety Systems *Pool & Hot Tub Safety
*Fencing & Gates *Site Specific Issues
*Detached Garages & Structures (optional)
What Our Clients Think:
“We’ve used inspection services in the past and can honestly say this was the most knowledgeable and complete one we’ve had. Richard was thorough and didn’t leave any stone unturned. Money well spent. “
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“This is our second time using Armada Inspection Services and definitely give them a 5 star. Outstanding attention to detail. Amazing service! Very professional, personable and thorough. Your obvious experience and enthusiasm gave us the confidence that we were making an informed decision. Your charming personality really put us at ease in this stressful process of purchasing our home. We really couldn’t have wished for a more knowledgeable, helpful and friendly inspector.”
Richard Winters is our Professional Home Inspector, Certified by Dalhousie University.
Richard has over 35 years of hands on technician experience, and has been logging training time over the last 4 years towards his Red Seal Plumber, Red Seal Gas Fitter, and Red Seal Refrigeration and A/C Systems Mechanic Tickets
Richards list of Certifications & Qualifications also includes;
FLIR Certified Thermal Imaging Inspector
FLIR Certified Thermographic Building Investigator
Ontario Building Code, Part 9 Building Envelope
Ontario Building Code, Part 9 House Health & Safety
Working at Heights Certified
OCRMI Certified Radon Measurement Inspector
Certified Residential Mould Inspector
Certified Commercial Mould Inspector
Mould Remediation & Protocol Certified
more coming to serve you better ……..