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Industry Certified Home Inspections

HOME INSPECTIONS FOR PEACE OF MIND

A new house is a big investment, full of opportunities. Behind all your plans for upgrades to make your house a home are all the behind-the-scenes things that make your house functional. A home inspection helps make sure you know what's going on behind the walls and under the roof.

Rümi Home Inspections start by connecting you with an independent, certified home inspector. Someone we’d trust with our homes, and we’re confident you can trust them with yours.

During the inspection, they’ll look at the foundation and basement, and then work the way to the roof and attic, paying close attention to electrical, plumbing, heating and water systems.

The home inspector will provide you with a report of any repairs, construction issues or maintenance problems, and call out any fire and safety concerns that need to be addressed.

At the end of it all, they’ll let you know what’s up with the home – and what issues might let you down. They’ll also share with you a list of minor issues, major concerns and what the priority is in any items that need to be addressed. We want to make sure you’re fully educated on the condition of the home.

WHAT TO EXPECT

There’s a lot to be covered in a Home Inspection, so it helps to get ready for the big day. Before the certified independent home inspector sets foot in your home, please: 

Make sure there’s enough time – normally they need 4 hours in your home. You can choose to hang out with them the entire time, just for a while, or not at all. 

  • Please turn off any alarms when the inspector is present. 
  • Bring any additional keys for garages and outbuildings. 
  • Remove or crate any pets.
  • Have the utilities and any pilot lights on (if the home is empty). 
  • Make sure all lights, electrical sockets and fans work. 
  • Confirm all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are working. 
  • Make sure all windows and doors are opening and closing as they should be. 

Ready to Book?

Book a visit from a Certified Independent Professional Home Inspector when it works for you.

FAQS

  • Who does Rümi use for Home Inspectors?

    At Rümi, we'll refer you to our preferred certified independent home inspectors in Alberta.  We've vetted them to make sure they have the highest level of training and background construction knowledge. 

  • What do you inspect during a home inspection?

    Home Inspections can take 3 to 4 hours, depending on the age, size and complexity of the home.

  • What technology do you use?

    The most modern technology including infrared cameras to detect leaks and missing insulation, moisture meters, electrical testing equipment all the way to the basics of extension ladders to hand tools to inspect any readily accessible areas. 

  • How much does a home inspection cost?

    Single-family homes start at $450 and $350 for condominiums. The price varies based on the size, complexity and age of the home.

  • How long does a home inspection take?

     Home Inspections can take 3 to 4 hours, depending on the age, size and complexity of the home.  

  • Can I attend the inspection?

    Absolutely. We encourage you to join the inspection. If you can only attend for a portion, we recommend the final hour so the inspector can review the home with you. 

  • What kind of report do I get?

    You’ll receive a digital report that identifies the condition of the home and any issues that were found. The focus will be on minor defects, major defects and any safety issues within the home.

  • When do I get my Home Inspection report?

     You’ll receive your report within 24 hours of the inspection. 

  • Do you tell us whether or not to buy the house?

    No, the certified independent home inspector will educate you on the current status of the home to allow you to make the best decision possible.    

  • What areas do you cover?

    Everything including the kitchen sink, so to speak! Roofing, structure, exterior, electrical systems, plumbing, HVAC systems, hot water systems, insulation, kitchen appliances, and garages are the main ones. 

Terms and conditions 

By requesting a referral to a third party home inspection service provider through ATCO Energy you acknowledge and agree to the following: 

  • ATCO Energy collecting and sharing your contact information and other requested details with referred service providers so they can follow-up with you about providing certain services; 
  • any personal information collected by ATCO Energy is subject to our Privacy Policy; please also review our website Terms of Use
  • ATCO Energy will not charge you any fee for directing you to referred service providers; 
  • ATCO Energy makes no representation and warranty about and shall have no obligation regarding, your engagement of any referred service provider or with respect to any goods or services provided to you by a referred service provider; and
  • in no event will ATCO Energy be liable for any damages or losses (direct, indirect, special, exemplary, incidental, consequential or otherwise) arising out of or related to providing you with a service provider referral or any goods or services you may request or receive from a referred service provider.