Tools & Equipment
Want to know the benefits of using the latest technologies for your home inspection?
Let's start with improved accuracy, efficiency, and comprehensiveness of the inspection process. For example, thermal imaging cameras can detect temperature variations that may indicate insulation issues, moisture problems, or electrical hotspots — while telescopic camera and video systems can provide a bird's-eye view of the property and identify potential roofing issues that might otherwise be difficult or unsafe to access.
Other advanced tools such as moisture meters, hygrometers, and digital scopes can also help uncover hidden defects or hazards that may not be visible to the naked eye. By leveraging these technologies, as home inspectors we can provide more thorough and reliable assessments of a property, which can help buyers make more informed decisions and sellers address issues before putting their home on the market.
Here are just a few of the technologies we're using to bring you the best service we can!
HORIZON for Best-in-class Report Writing
Cloud-based, Horizon is developed by Carson Dunlop, a consulting engineering company dedicated to home inspection since 1978. They know what it takes to be successful in the home inspection business, and Report Writing is a big part of that. At Trusted Home Inspection Pros, we use Horizon to deliver a rich, full-colour interactive report that's designed with the customer in mind!
Based on the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors 2023 National Standards of Practice (CAPHI) - the inspection and report cover all the major systems of the home. Including roofing, exterior, structure, electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling, insulation and ventilation, and interior components.
Some of the tools-of-the-trade I have on-hand for every inspection!
THE high-performance thermal imaging camera designed for building inspections and for seeing what the naked eye can't. The E6-XT is a perfect tool for detecting issues with water, air flow, electrical hot spots, and even unwanted animals.
Protimeter Digital Mini
This moisture meter offers both pin and non-invasive moisture measurement modes, allowing users to accurately measure moisture levels in a variety of building materials such as wood, drywall, concrete, and insulation.
Eye-Stick Featherlight & Olympus Tough TG-6
This combination of technology provides a home inspector with a powerful 30 foot telescopic video system that's perfect for capturing roof-top images and other hard to reach or dangerous places.
A receptacle tester provides a range of functions, including voltage testing, current testing, continuity testing, and resistance testing, and is essential in determining the safety and reliability of electrical systems in the home.
This versatile device is ideal for measuring temperature and humidity levels in a variety of settings, including homes, and is perfect for detecting issues that can lead to anything from mold and mildew to expensive hydro bills.
These powerful 12x50 close focus binoculars feature a smartphone adapter and a great way to capture those far-away shots without compromising on image quality.