Our reports are computer generated. We use the best and most powerful software on the market that is available for home inspectors to create professional and easy to read reports. This software was built by inspectors, for inspectors. The owners and creators (a third party) made it the best because they used it every day in their inspection business. You benefit from decades of report writing evolution.
When this state-of-the-art software is combined with the high level of knowledge and expertise of the inspectors at Qualitex, homeowners get exceptional service from start to finish. By using Qualitex, you get:
- Great looking reports: Reports are in full colour, organized in an easy to read and understandable format. Includes pictures and diagrams from a vast knowledge base decades in the making.
- Knowledge base: Pictures and explanation. Pictures captured while doing the inspection are included along with pictorial views that explain the implication of the condition found, and shows the remedial action recommended. This is probably the most beneficial part of our reports to the client. It shows the condition and explains the implication in diagram form, then explains what the solution should be. In some cases too we will even put in repair estimates. See the two page example (page 10 and 11) of an actual report by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. At the bottom of this page there is a link to a 2 page example of an an actual report. Please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link.
Where deemed applicable, thermal imagery can also uploaded into our reports. Thermal imagery helps in identifying heat loss areas in the building envelope that may need to be addressed. Thermal imagery can in many cases also identify some electrical issues, or moisture issues that may otherwise be hidden. This is a big plus for the home owner since it allows the home owner to save thousands by finding brewing problems early. This is the primary reason thermal imagery equipment has become so popular in recent years.
See the three pictures below:
The bar area. How it looks from indoors with the naked eye.
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The same area as above. This picture taken with IR camera. Notice the large rectangular blue area. This blue rectangle represent a significant area of heat loss. Refer to the temperature scale on the right of the picture
This 3rd picture explains the previous two. A previous owner decided to put in a bar. He removed the window and replaced it with concrete minus insulation. This is the blue area in the thermal picture above. This illustrates the power of thermal images. The inspector now has no problem explaining to the client that he has heat loss. He can prove it.
The report can be delivered by email or by hand. However, the preferred method is email. Why? Well, there are several reasons such as the following:
- Report may contain links to other sites or pages.
- Report text may be in a variety of colours. Each colour used to signify something very specific such as serious defect. An example would be text in RED, which normally signifies a significant defect or something needed to be address very soon.
- Report may contain videos. A video can explain a dynamic situation much better than a static image.
However, if the client prefers a printed copy instead, then we can do just that. Note though, that the printed copies are done on a monochrome (black and white laser) printer.
Reports can be hand delivered
Reports can be emailed (preferred method)
Bottom line: Our reports and reporting system stands up to the best in the industry North America wide. This further emphasizes the phrase, “Providing a Quality Inspection for Every Client, Every time”.
View Example Report (2 pages only shown)
Example Problems and Solutions
This exterior wall receptacle was showed up in an energy audit test as a leakage point. In that particular test where a blower door was used, cool air from outside the building could be felt coming there just by putting the palm of the hands a few inches in front. This is because either no vapour barrier for the electrical box was used during construction, compromised some how. The cool spot shows up as blue; see the center of the receptacle. Pictures shown below:
Below: Two images showing an issue we found in an electrical panel. No doubt done by the builders. Live wires stripped exposing the copper conductor which runs right beside the ground wire. See the burn marks? That is because they have come into contact with each other. This a very dangerous situation. We went beyond the Standards of Practice and did a temporary fix. We then notified the relative parties. Left unfound meant left uncorrected. If this was done it would have exposed the buyers the possibility of some serious losses such as a fire. See before and after pictures below (click to enlarge):