Welcome to Shelter West Home Inspections
The East Vancouver Home Inspector
A locally owned and operated home inspection company specializing in houses, townhouses, and condominiums in East Vancouver.
Also proudly serving Vancouver and the lower mainland of British Columbia.
Call anytime: 604-240-2356
What separates Shelter West from the rest?
When buying a home you need an experienced and impartial advocate to assess the home. As a matter of fact, 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 be 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 neighborhood of similar style homes, may look the same, it is important to realize that every home is unique. Therefore, every report will have 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. Notably, diagnosing issues take time, so I only inspect one home per day because I strive for “Quality over Quantity.” The bottom line is that you will receive a complete education about the current condition of your home.
In order to find as many deficiencies as possible, I complete each home inspection using the latest troubleshooting tools and equipment. Including the following equipment, an IR camera, moisture meters, electrical testers, and gas detection tools. In addition, 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.
Once the inspection finishes, my service to you continues, as 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 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 only use a thermal camera to investigate possible issues, there is no charge for this separate add on service.
What Clients Of The East Vancouver Home Inspector Are Saying:
– R. Kroeker
– S. Roe
– R. Lamprecht