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Located in High River serving High River, Calgary and Lethbridge

(403) 650-2860 | (403) 315-9692

High River Home Inspection

For many years, A Trained Eye Inspections has been one of the leading home inspection companies in Southern Alberta.

During a home inspection, we perform a visual inspection of all the major elements of your potential new home. The purpose of this inspection is to alert you to any potential problems, as well as to inform you of any major defects in the property that may influence your decision about whether or not to purchase it.

A standard home inspection should include a visual inspection of the following parts of the house:

Heating System

As part of our inspection of the heating system, we are required to document the type of heating system in use in the home, the method that heat is distributed throughout the building, and to check for common problems or defects associated with the system in question. We will also test the heating system by turning up the thermostat and checking the response. Vents, flues, and chimneys will also be inspected for any obvious defects.

Air Conditioning System

We will perform a visual inspection of the air conditioning system to ensure that all seals, lines, and visible ductwork are in working order. We will check to make sure that the exterior unit has been properly maintained and cleared of debris. Weather permitting, the air conditioning system will be tested, and we will check to ensure that the system is cooling all areas of the home equally.

Interior Plumbing

We will test the water supply by flushing toilets and running all faucets to check for leaks and to make sure there is an appropriate amount of water pressure. We will examine drainage pipes for signs of past leakage. We will also inspect the water heater and examine pipes for signs of rust or corrosion. Finally, we will check around toilets, sinks, showers, and major appliances for any sign of cracked or warped flooring that could be the result of frequent leaks or spills.

Electrical System

A properly functioning electrical system in a home is critical for the safety of the residents, as electrical system problems are responsible for thousands of house fires every year. We will examine the electrical service panel for signs of age, wear, and damage, and ensure that it is using components that are up to current safety standards. We will inspect switches to make sure that they are functioning, and inspect outlets to make sure they are properly tightened and have no signs of previous short circuits or unusual heating. We will also test to make sure that your electrical system is properly grounded, and inspect the electrical box.

Roofing

A roofing inspection is meant to determine the condition of the roof itself as well as its drainage system. The largest factor that will impact a roof’s effectiveness is the age. We inspect the roof for signs of aging and weathering, as well as check for any individual shingles that may be damaged or leaking. We will check for signs of leaking, and make sure that the drainage system is clear and functioning properly.

Attic

We will inspect the condition of any visible insulation in the attic, as well as check for moisture or any obvious damage. We will perform a thorough visual inspection for damage, cracks, and mold. We will check roof vents to ensure they have been maintained and have not been blocked by debris or animal nests. We will check support beams and trusses for signs of bowing, which could indicate the roof needs more support.

Home Interior

We will inspect floors, ceilings, and walls for water damage or sagging. We will inspect staircases and railings to make sure they are safe, and check the condition and operation of windows and doors. We will also assess the condition of all countertops, cabinets, and any appliances that will be sold with the home are recall checked but not necessarily inspected. Finally, we will check the operation and condition of the garage door and garage door opener.

Home Exterior

We will inspect exterior siding and any attached porches, balconies, or decks to determine that they are sturdy and undamaged. We will also inspect driveways, sidewalks, and patios. We will inspect the quality of the surface drainage, as well as any vegetation or grading issues that may cause trouble for the structure.


Our home inspectors will submit the make and model numbers of your home’s appliances, furnace, air conditioner and water heater to verify whether or not a recall has been issued on any one of these items. If so, we will provide you with information on how to receive full repairs from the manufacturer free of charge.

Recalled appliances are found in one of every ten homes. RecallChek not only helps you get the free repairs that are owed but also informs you of any future recalls.


A professional home inspection is one of the wisest investments you can make when buying or selling your home in High River. Call A Trained Eye Home and Property Inspections for the facts, details and information you need that will help you to avoid costly mistakes before making any real estate transactions. Let us assist you in keeping your property safe.

How Important is a Home Inspection?

A qualified and complete evaluation of the exterior and interior of a house from a A Trained Eye Home and Property Inspections inspector provides a very clear picture of the working status of all electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems within the home. Our certified home inspections provide valuable information regarding possible damage, structural defects and potential problem areas that sellers or buyers can bring to the negotiation table.

Signs That you may Need a Residential Inspection

A Trained Eye Home and Property Inspections recommends undergoing an inspection whenever purchasing or selling a property, even if it is relatively new or renovated. Here are a few signs to look out for that usually indicate a more in-depth inspection is needed.

Are your doors and windows on the top floor? – it is always a good idea to check the doors and windows on the top floor of a structure to see if they open and close properly and easily. This will allow us to see if there is a problem with the foundation. A Trained Eye Home and Property Inspections will be able to assess foundation issues like unevenness and slight sinking or crookedness to one side. Usually those type of issues cause the windows and doors to shift because any type of change in the foundation will result in lopsidedness.

Does your basement smell funny? – If your basement has a musty, mildew scent and feels damp and humid, then further investigations should be carried out. An odd smell could indicate that there is a moisture problem in the basement which is often the result of foundation problems and mold.

Don’t Buy or Sell Your High River Home Without a Professional Inspection

Providing potential buyers with a written inspection report when selling your home can significantly speed up a real estate transaction. Buyers are more likely to make a solid offer when they see a positive inspection report and similarly, a good evaluation can be reflected in the seller’s asking price.

Our Professional Reports Promise Sound Investment

Written promises to purchase are often contingent upon the positive results of a certified home inspection which ultimately allows a buyer to withdraw an offer without consequence if there is a major problem. A A Trained Eye Home and Property Inspections home inspection report not only helps facilitate a more rapid real estate transaction; it also reassures buyers that that they are making a sound investment offering peace of mind to all involved parties.

A Trained Eye Home and Property Inspections Home Inspection Services in High River Include:

  • Complete onsite visual home inspection & evaluation
  • Telephoto lens digital cameras
  • Electronic moisture meter
  • Radon gas detector
  • Mold and air quality inspection
  • Follow-up meeting to discuss results
  • Detailed written report

A Trained Eye Home and Property Inspections is committed to providing the highest quality home inspection services to help clients make the most informed decisions and safeguard their families in High River

Call us for more information and to schedule an appointment.

A professional home inspection is one of the wisest investments you can make when buying or selling your home in High River. Call A Trained Eye Home and Property Inspections for the facts, details and information you need that will help you to avoid costly mistakes before making any real estate transactions. Let us assist you in keeping your property safe.

How Important is a Home Inspection?

A qualified and complete evaluation of the exterior and interior of a house from a A Trained Eye Home and Property Inspections inspector provides a very clear picture of the working status of all electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems within the home. Our certified home inspections provide valuable information regarding possible damage, structural defects and potential problem areas that sellers or buyers can bring to the negotiation table.

Signs That you may Need a Residential Inspection

A Trained Eye Home and Property Inspections recommends undergoing an inspection whenever purchasing or selling a property, even if it is relatively new or renovated. Here are a few signs to look out for that usually indicate a more in-depth inspection is needed.

Are your doors and windows on the top floor? – it is always a good idea to check the doors and windows on the top floor of a structure to see if they open and close properly and easily. This will allow us to see if there is a problem with the foundation. A Trained Eye Home and Property Inspections will be able to assess foundation issues like unevenness and slight sinking or crookedness to one side. Usually those type of issues cause the windows and doors to shift because any type of change in the foundation will result in lopsidedness.

Does your basement smell funny? – If your basement has a musty, mildew scent and feels damp and humid, then further investigations should be carried out. An odd smell could indicate that there is a moisture problem in the basement which is often the result of foundation problems and mold.

Don’t Buy or Sell Your High River Home Without a Professional Inspection

Providing potential buyers with a written inspection report when selling your home can significantly speed up a real estate transaction. Buyers are more likely to make a solid offer when they see a positive inspection report and similarly, a good evaluation can be reflected in the seller’s asking price.

Our Professional Reports Promise Sound Investment

Written promises to purchase are often contingent upon the positive results of a certified home inspection which ultimately allows a buyer to withdraw an offer without consequence if there is a major problem. A A Trained Eye Home and Property Inspections home inspection report not only helps facilitate a more rapid real estate transaction; it also reassures buyers that that they are making a sound investment offering peace of mind to all involved parties.

A Trained Eye Home and Property Inspections Home Inspection Services in High River Include:

  • Complete onsite visual home inspection & evaluation
  • Telephoto lens digital cameras
  • Electronic moisture meter
  • Radon gas detector
  • Mold and air quality inspection
  • Follow-up meeting to discuss results
  • Detailed written report

A Trained Eye Home and Property Inspections is committed to providing the highest quality home inspection services to help clients make the most informed decisions and safeguard their families in High River

Call us for more information and to schedule an appointment.

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