Location, Athens Ont K0E 1B0


Certified and Insured Home Inspection Services

Available 7 Days a Week with Scheduling to Fit Your Needs 
Your Trustworthy and Professional Home Inspection Team
Call Richard and Carol Anne

Our home inspection process serves one purpose, to help our clients know the condition of the property inside and out, without influence from other parties. Using the most advanced inspection methods and equipment available, we provide every client with an enjoyable home inspection experience which ensures that they are making an informed decision about their home purchase. A properties past and current issues can become major problems for you if you do not take steps to ensure you know as much as possible before signing your future away. Once it’s purchased, you own all of it. Richard and Carol Anne inspect every property as if it were for Family, Friends, or Themselves.

Homes up to 3,000 SF – $460. Discounts available for smaller properties.

Our clients receive their Home Inspection Report later the very same day, late day inspections by 8am the next morning.

We know your time is precious, why wait 24hrs or more, just to receive less.

A fresh coat of paint can show a property at its best. That paint could also be there to hide really expensive problems. A lot of costs also revolve around repair and maintenance, and knowing the true condition of mechanical and structural systems will let you know these costs up front. If there is an issue that can be found, you can count on Richard and Carol Anne to find it.

Our typical home inspection takes us an average of 3 hours on-site, then 5 to 8 hours completing your report in the office. Being prepared with our detailed and easy to understand inspection report, and the information it provides, means you can be confident that you know exactly what you are dealing with.

With the limited time windows allowed to complete a home inspection, do you think a single home inspector on site can match the thoroughness and detail Richard and Carol Anne provide together as a team? Our clients will be the first to say the answer is No.

We love letting our clients speak for us. They mention our great communications, our detailed reports, and our super thorough, engaging, and professional manner that goes well beyond what is normally considered a home inspection. If you have questions just give Richard a call or send him an email.

Richard is 1 of only 3 Home Inspectors in Ontario who is a WETT Certified Technician. 

Richard is the only Home Inspector in Ontario who is also a WETT System Advisor, and Chimney Sweep.

Why We Test For Carbon Monoxide (CO)

Exposure to CO is extremely dangerous, it is odorless, tasteless, it can make you very sick, and it can kill.

A home inspector that reports “the furnace is 27 years old and worked the day of the inspection” is putting your families safety at risk, and it ends up costing you after you own the $7,000 problem. 

We know. We see these reports when we conduct follow-up inspections for very upset home buyers.

Richard knows what he is looking at and looking for, including appliances leaking carbon monoxide into the home due to a failure like the perforated primary heat exchanger he found here. 

Heat Exchanger Leaking

Why Choose Richard & Carol Anne?

Choosing Armada Inspection Services means you are provided with the services of an inspection team who accurately and independently provide you with a detailed assessment of the condition of the home and property’s major systems and components. We are dedicated to providing superior customer service.

Prior to retiring from the RCN, Richard was a structural and mechanical engineering specialist for 30 years. Now he regularly assists local Licensed Gas Technicians, a Master Refrigeration Mechanic, a Master Plumber, a Sheet Metal Fabricator/Installer, and a Geothermal Specialist with maintenance, repairs, replacements, and installations of new systems when they need an extra set of hands getting the job done right. He has the skills and the tools to do it. 

Over the last 5 years, with his extensive experience, certification, and equipment, Richard, along with his better half Carol Anne, have become a home inspection team identified by reputable realtors, realtors who truly look after their happy clients. Richard and Carol Anne are also highly recommended by clients who did their own research. Their Yellow Pages and Google reviews clearly speak to that.

Then there are those who will never recommend Richard and Carol Anne’s services. It’s not personal, they don’t recommend anyone who stands in their way of making money off you or anyone else. Everyone grows up knowing there are good and bad in every profession. In sales driven professions, the bad have a list of like minded bad service providers on speed dial. They will do anything to talk you out of any service that tilts the odds in your favour.

You can take the advice of someone who stands to benefit from the decision you make, or you can decide what’s truly best for you.

A gentleman called us, “I wanted to call you, but my wife booked the inspector our realtor recommended. Now that we’ve taken possession, we do not trust the inspection report we received.” We visited the property outside Brockville and found multiple issues, issues that were clearly identifiable before, but were not. Two pellet stoves were run until they failed, then cleaned up to look nice. $2,000 to repair these stoves. The sellers said they never used them. The sellers lied. The homes two gas fireplaces both had significant code violations, and both were only repairable by replacement at an estimated cost of $10,000 each. This couple would have never purchased the property for the price they paid if they were told the truth about it’s condition.

They used a realtor and a home inspector they will never use again. The power of hindsight.

“Armada are absolutely wonderful to work with. Lovely people and very professional and do such a detailed great job! We’ve used them on a couple of occasions now and they are so easy to work with. I highly recommend them. Richard and Carol Anne are fantastic!  Ron Kunitzky, Dec-2023

“Richard and Carol Anne are friendly, courteous, and professional. Their inspection was thorough, and they found things we never would have thought to look for. They were also able to put our minds at ease by showing us exactly what needed work, how much work was needed, and even advised us on what to prioritize and why. The report clearly explains everything, to the point that we can estimate how much home maintenance and repairs will cost and what benefits we can expect from them. They really have our best interest at heart, and it shows. We are thrilled with the value we got from their inspection of our home. Thank you, Richard and Carol Anne!”    Ash Nassef, July-2022

“This is the only company I would trust with my own home, they are thorough, personable, have excellent communication, and beyond all else they care about the quality of their work. Both myself and the clients of mine who have opted for their services absolutely adore them. You know your best interests are being looked after with Richard and Carol Anne!”   Valerie Sherren, Realtor, Kingston

Armada Inspection Services completes all Home Inspections to the CSA-A770-16 Home Inspection Standard, plus

Infrared Thermal Imaging Exam – INCLUDED

Carbon Monoxide Leak Testing – INCLUDED

Combustible Gas Leak Testing – INCLUDED

Pool/Hot Tub Safety Inspection – INCLUDED

Primary Attached/Detached Garage – INCLUDED

Radon Testing during Home Inspection – AVAILABLE

Due to client requests, we have adopted a much larger service area. Not sure if we go there? Give us a call.

Service Fees shown here are based on Home up to 3,000 SF. Discounts available for smaller properties.

Main Service Area: (Our Fee $460) Brockville, Gananoque, Kingston, Lansdowne, Merrickville, Perth, Prescott, Smiths Falls, Spencerville, Westport, Seeley’s Bay, and anywhere in between.

Zone 2: (Our Fee $490) expands service to Carlton Place, Howe Island, Iroquois, Kemptville, Morrisburg, Sharbot Lake, Wolfe Island areas.

Zone 3: (Our fee $520) expands service area to include Arnprior, Calabogie, Cornwall, Kanata, Napanee, Stittsville, Winchester areas.

Zone 2 & 3 inspection reports are delivered as soon as possible and no later than 8am the next morning.

We provide our reliable service 7 days a week.

Just give us a call, 613-802-8068, or send us an email and we can confirm the address and availability for you.

Our Home Inspection Team uses the toughest and most inclusive Home Inspection Standard in Canada.

 CSA A770-16 Home Inspection Standard  

Our Home Inspection reports detail the condition and any defects found related to:

* Roofing Systems  *Exterior Components  *Structural & Foundation Components  *Electrical System  

*Heating Systems  *Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Systems  *Insulation & Barrier Components  *Interior   

*Ventilation Systems  *Mechanical Systems  *Plumbing Systems  *Attached Garages  *Life & Safety Systems        

*Pool & Hot Tub Safety  *Pool Fencing & Gates  *Primary Detached Garage  

*Other Detached Structures (clients option)  

Do You Need a WETT Inspection?

A few homes will have a fireplace, wood stove, wood furnace, or even a pellet stove or two. Were they installed properly? Do they even work? Are they safe? Anyone can install their own wood burning appliances and it happens every day, with no inspection ever being completed. All appliances are also not made equal. An Inspection by a Certified Technician will tell you what you have, if it’s certified, and most importantly if it is installed correctly and safe to use.

Almost every home inspection company offers WETT Inspections. “We do WETT Inspections”. Makes it sound like there is only one standard. There are actually three levels of WETT Inspections here in Canada. The vast majority of home inspectors are certified to complete only Level 1 WETT Inspections. A WETT Level 1 (Visual) Inspection is the lowest standard. This is a popular level of certification to get as a home inspector, as they can provide their own company letter of reference. That’s convenient. The WETT Level 1 inspection does have its place and use, but not as an appliances primary inspection.

It took Richard 6 years to become a WETT Certified Technician. Few Home Inspectors are WETT Certified Technicians. Richard is one of them, and he is also a Certified Chimney Sweep, Installer, and Solid Fuel Burning System Advisor. Richard will switch from a WETT Level 1 (Visual) inspection to a WETT Level 2 (Technical) Inspection when he sees the need at no additional cost. If Richard sees enough during the home inspection to tell him there are issues, he will tell you beforehand, saving you the cost of the WETT Inspection. He will discuss the issues found, along with his concerns, and you can decide how to proceed.

“We were buying a home and had Armada Inspection Services conduct a home inspection. Their communication was impeccable throughout the process and their thoroughness clearly demonstrated their experience. Not only did they provide an excellent service, but they provided recommendations on how deficiencies might be rectified including pros and cons. I would highly recommend their home inspection service and it goes well beyond what is normally considered a home inspection.”
Joel Maley
Apr 2022
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“What a great experience! Richard is knowledgeable, did a thorough inspection and was able to give suggestions when asked of how to get stuff done to help us plan for potential problems down the road. Would highly recommend his services!”
Danielle Turner
Aug 2019

“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. “

Janet Trecarten
May 2021
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This is our second time using Armada Inspection Services. 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.”
Jeff & Gail Simourd
June 2020
“It was evident from the beginning that Richard really cares about what he does. He is thorough, diligent and objective. We received a very detailed report which included suggestions to resolve the property deficiencies. Richard also arranged for a WETT inspection. Richard and Carol Anne were a pleasure to meet and work with and I have no hesitation in recommending Armada Inspection Services.
Gillian Pearl
Nov 2020
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“Richard was great and provided a very detailed report. Thanks to him we avoided buying what would have been a big money pit! Would highly recommend him.”
Stacey Grammick
Nov 2019
“I am so pleased with the whole experience! They were thorough, took their time and explained everything to me, got my report back promptly, and were just an absolute delight! Highly Recommend.   “
Jen Pretty
Jun 2023
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“Excellent company all around. Great communications, service delivery and incredibly detailed inspection report with more detail, photos and advice than I could have wanted or expected! Keep up the excellent work!  “
Diana Cieslik
Apr 2022
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“Richard’s extensive experience and qualifications really showed when inspecting the home we purchased. He answered all of our questions with detail and was very thorough in his inspection. I’d use him again without hesitation. “
Colin Rioux
Mar 2021

Armada Inspection Services proudly supports Movember. Raising awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and men’s suicide prevention. This year Richard grew a stash to remember the 80’s. What will he grow next November?

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