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Certified Home Inspections

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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.

We'll inspect everything from the foundation to the roof, including home systems, including electrical, plumbing, heating and water systems. At the end, you get a full report that lets you know what’s up with the home – and what issues might let you down.  


Certified Home Inspections

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We offer Certified Home Inspections in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. Check our service locations for your city, then request this service.

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Available Locations
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Fort Saskatchewan
Sherwood Park
Spruce Grove
St. Albert
Stony Plain


Since every project is unique, our pricing is all estimate based. Don’t worry though, you won't receive a surprise bill. We will go over the entire project's costs with you before the work begins. 

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.  
  • We’ll look at the foundation and basement, then work the way to the roof and attic, paying close attention to electrical, plumbing, heating and water systems.
  • You'll get a report of any repairs, construction issues or maintenance problems. It will also call out any fire and safety concerns that need to be addressed.
  • The home inspector will also share with you a list of areas of concern, from minor issues to major concerns. We want to make sure you’re fully educated on the condition of the home.


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; andin 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.

Why Rümi?

At Rümi, we’re basically your home’s personal assistant. We can arrange an installation, fix a problem, and have a specialized professional come look at the thing you’ve been avoiding under your sink. We have all the best vetted pros on speed-dial and freeing you from your to-do list is our #1 goal.      

Our guiding mission is to create homeowner happiness, one smile at a time.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Who does Rümi use for Home Inspectors?

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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?

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During your inspection, your inspector will look for visible signs of damage and issues throughout the home. We'll also detect issues that might be hiding under the radar.

We'll check on 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.

You'll get a report detailing the findings, which can help inform your decision when purchasing a home.

What technology do you use?

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We use the most modern technology for certified home inspections, 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 long does a home inspection take?

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

Can I attend my home inspection appointment?

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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 from the home inspection?

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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?

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

Does a home inspector advise on whether or not to buy the house?

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No, the certified independent home inspector is there to educate you on the current status of the home. All homes have areas of concern, and as a prospective buyer, you should know about them. This visit will get you acquainted with your prospective new home so that you can make an informed decision about the purchase.

What questions should I ask during a home inspection?

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Your Rümi home inspector will explain the results of the inspection and provide a report that will cover all the main questions you will have. If not answered by your inspector, be sure to ask

Questions to ask a home inspector during inspection:

  • What major issues have you identified?
  • Ask the inspector to highlight any significant problems they've discovered during the inspection.
  • Are there any safety concerns?
  • Ensure that the inspector identifies any safety hazards that need immediate attention.
  • Are there any minor issues or maintenance recommendations?
  • Ask about smaller issues or routine maintenance tasks that you should be aware of.
  • Can you estimate the remaining lifespan of major components (roof, HVAC, etc.)?
  • Knowing how much life is left in major systems can help with long-term budgeting.
  • Is there evidence of water damage or leaks?
  • Water damage can lead to costly repairs and is important to address.
  • Are there signs of structural problems?
  • Structural issues can be expensive and may be a deal-breaker for some buyers.
  • Are there any pest infestations or termite damage?
  • Pest problems, like termites, can be both costly and difficult to eradicate.
  • Do you recommend further specialized inspections (e.g., mold, radon, lead paint)?
  • Depending on the region and the home's history, additional inspections may be necessary.
  • Are there any code violations or safety issues?
  • Make sure the property complies with local building codes and safety standards.
  • Can you provide estimated repair costs for any identified issues?
  • Having a rough idea of repair costs can help you negotiate with the seller.
  • Can you offer maintenance tips or suggestions to keep my property in good condition?
  • Preventive maintenance can extend the life of your home's components and systems.
  • Can I attend the inspection to see issues firsthand and ask questions?
  • Being present during the inspection allows you to learn more about the property and clarify any concerns.
  • How soon will I receive the inspection report?

Timeliness is crucial, especially if you have contingencies and deadlines in your purchase agreement.  

Does Rümi offer home Energy Audits?

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We don’t currently offer Energy Audits at this time, please check back soon!

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