Location, Athens Ont K0E 1B0


Professionally Certified and Fully Insured Inspection Services

Call: (613) 802-8068





Services Available 7 Days a Week, call Richard and Carol Anne @ 613-802-8068.

Home Inspections up to 3,000 SF: $440

Infrared Thermal Imaging Exam ($100) with Carbon Monoxide & Combustible Gas Leak Testing included (Identifies Defective Gas Appliances).

Is Radon a concern? We have a test for that, completed during the Home Inspection with immediate results, only $70.

Clients receive their Home Inspection Report later the same day, with late day inspections by 8am the next morning.

An Armada Inspection Services Pre-Listing Inspection is 100% Transferrable to the Buyer. We stand behind our inspection reports.

A home is probably the biggest purchase any of us will ever make, so it’s important to understand the condition of your investment. Our inspection team, Richard and Carol Anne, provides their customers with a comprehensive and detailed non-invasive evaluation of the home’s accessible structure, systems, and components. We help set the standard of what a home inspection should be. Our FLIR thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, borescopes, psychrometers and other specialized diagnostic equipment are the best available, and are essential for the diligent and detailed inspections we complete for our clients. Richard and Carol Anne make sure you know what you are actually purchasing.

As a Veteran owned and operated company, attention to detail, work ethic, honesty and integrity are the foundation of our relationship with our customers. We are well known for our diligence and honesty.  

Clients sometimes have concerns about a property. We investigate and discuss these concerns together and make sure any and all questions are answered. Richard is an inspector with the heart of a teacher. Some issues that are thought to be a major issue can actually be minor, and vice versa. We take the time to discuss our findings with our clients, as long as it takes.

All homes need to be maintained, and some have simply been lived in for years or decades with little or nothing done. Fresh paint can be deceiving. Many issues can go unnoticed for years or may appear functional in appearance but can be beyond their life expectancy or can be extremely dangerous. We do not have an emotional attachment to the home, so we look carefully for concerns and maintenance issues that could cost you substantially in the future. Homeowner repairs or renovations can be exceptionally well done, or they can be cheap, unsafe, or may fail in the near future.

“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 delineates and 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, Brockville, July-2022

Why Choose Richard and Carol Anne?

The majority of our business is from client referrals. However, we also truly appreciate the recommendations we receive from real estate agents who know we do our very best for their clients, ensuring any issues found are understood along with advice on how the issue can be corrected. Taking fear out of the unknown is something we do very well. A property that needs work can be a great purchase, but it helps when you know the extent of the work required.

“We were looking at 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
“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

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

Main Service Area:  Brockville, Carleton Place, Gananoque, Kingston, Kemptville, Lansdowne, Merrickville, Perth, Prescott, Smiths Falls, Spencerville, Westport, Seeley’s Bay and anywhere in between.

The majority of Home Inspection Companies in Zones 2 and 3 areas are now charging an average of $625 + HST.

Zone 2: (Our Fee $490) expands service to Napanee, Kanata, Mississippi Mills, Sharbot Lake, Calabogie, Stittsville and Winchester areas.

Zone 3: (Our fee $540) expands service area to include Arnprior, Cornwall and Ottawa 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.

Who is Richard Winters anyways?

Richard grew up near Roebuck (north of Prescott) and was an apprentice machinist before joining the Royal Canadian Navy as a Hull Technician (Shipwright/Millwright). He served on both coasts, in Ottawa, and has traveled most of the world. Prior to his retirement after 30 years of service, Richard was the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering Schools ‘Hull Systems Chief Instructor’, responsible for the training of the trades Technicians and Supervisors. They are highly skilled, with apprentice accreditations in over 8 Red Seal trades.

He took his extensive experience and long list of certifications and became a Dalhousie University Certified Home Inspector, he is also Leeds & Grenville’s only Home Inspector who is a Certified WETT Technician, Installer, Chimney Sweep, and System Advisor. He has completed multiple Ontario Building Code courses, the same courses building inspectors take, he holds three Mould Certifications, is a Certified Radon Measurement Inspector, and he has two FLIR Thermal Imaging Certifications. Most home inspectors won’t or can’t provide estimates or insight on how repairs or maintenance can be completed, but Richard does.

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 you and your family at risk, yet it happens every day. It ends up costing you after the purchase and you own the $6,000 problem. They are not working for you, they never were.

Richard was a technician specialist in the Royal Canadian Navy for 30 years and now works beside licensed technicians and tradesman every time they call for assistance. He knows what he is looking at and looking for, including appliances leaking carbon monoxide and other toxic gases into the home due to a failure such as the perforated heat exchanger we found here. Feeling sick? It may not be the flu.

Heat Exchanger Leaking

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)  

If the “Well Maintained Charmer” or the “Spectacular Renovations” do not live up to the hype, our clients will know, in detail.

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. A WETT Inspection by a Certified Technician can tell you what you have, if it’s a certified appliance, 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. 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.

Armada Inspection Services proudly supports Movember year-round with $20 from every Home Inspection being donated to the Movember cause in support of 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?

We are proud of our donations to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS)

Give Every Paw a Chance !


Visit  https://www.lanarkanimals.ca/  for more info, and if you wish to donate time or support.

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