Welcome to Shelter West Home Inspections
A locally owned and independent home inspection company that specialises in houses, townhouses, and condominiums in the diverse communities of East Vancouver. You don’t take your investment lightly, and neither will the East Vancouver home inspector. Armed with experience, integrity and cutting edge technology, my home inspection will help you make the most informed decision possible. Whether you are buying or selling your home, Shelter West Home Inspections will take the guesswork out of these often-stressful transactions.
Also serving Vancouver and the lower mainland of British Columbia.
Geoff Bohaker: The East Vancouver Home Inspector
My first priority is you, my client. I believe that it is crucial to know up front what you are dealing with, when buying and owning a home. Knowledge is power and I strive to provide you with the information needed about the actual condition of your home. My easy to understand report will tell you about major defects, things that lead to major defects, problems that hinder your ability to finance, occupy, or insure the home and most importantly any safety hazards. With this information, you can enter into real estate transactions confident and informed. Helping you to negotiate on price and other concessions. Ultimately, my mission is to be your unbiased advocate to aid you in making safe and financially sound housing decisions.
You can count on the East Vancouver Home Inspector!
What separates the East Vancouver Home Inspector from the rest?
When buying a home you need an experienced and impartial advocate to assess the home. I have over 13 years of combined construction (licenced plumbing tradesman) and home inspection experience. My work has provided me with essential skills, such as how to provide detailed and useful information through good communication. Moreover it is my philosophy to be unbiased, transparent and to only work for you and your best interests. With this in mind you receive an objective and comprehensive education about your prospective home.
While a neighbourhood of similar style homes, may look the same, it is important to realise that every home is unique. Therefore, every report will highlight different problems. For this reason, I choose not to use generic checklist reporting. Instead, I take pride in providing comprehensive, yet easy to understand, narrative reports. In addition, each report I produce has numerous photos and helpful diagrams. Equally important, I focus on safety hazards, costly replacements, and maintenance issues. Finally, I custom design each report based on our unique climate.
As the “East Vancouver” home inspector I am passionate about going the “extra mile” when inspecting homes. In fact, each inspection is a: “hands-on, walk-on, crawl-on/under, climb-up” style inspection. So, you get information that goes well beyond an average inspection because I take a closer look at the roof, attic, crawlspace and foundation of your home. Diagnosing issues takes time, consequently, I only inspect one home per day because I strive for “Quality over Quantity.”
In order to find as many deficiencies as possible, I complete each home inspection using the latest troubleshooting tools and equipment. Examples of equipment I use include: an IR camera, moisture meters, electrical testers, and gas detection tools. I am always looking out for new and innovative ways to investigate home safety. Finally, I regularly attend ongoing education throughout the year to keep up to date with current building standards.
My services to you continues after the inspection. I provide complimentary technical support during your entire home ownership. Let’s build a relationship where you are comfortable to call or email me when you need a qualified opinion. Then if you ever have a question about a defect or maintenance issue, you can feel free to contact me. Furthermore, I am available seven days a week to answer your questions.
Each home inspection includes basic appliance testing as well as testing each “wet room” for moisture leakage. Also, as a courtesy, if requested, I will help interpret strata documents for condo/town home inspections. Finally, I use a thermal camera to investigate possible issues. There is no charge for this service.
What Clients Of The East Vancouver Home Inspector Are Saying:
– R. Kroeker
– S. Roe
– R. Lamprecht