Very thorough inspection done by Yuri. He was available, timely and professional. A little bit on the expensive side but well worth the cost.
Sabina, thank you so much for the review and for the highest rating. And you are absolutely correct - I charge higher fees than other inspectors exactly for the reason that you mentioned - professionalism. I'm a great believer that professionals should charge a professional fee, especially in unregulated industry, like home inspection, where you always get what you paid for. I'm glad to hear that you received the best of the best. Thank you for choosing Home Inspections 4U!
Yuri did a fantastic job with a home inspection of a house we were looking to purchase. We're first time buyers and had lots of questions and Yuri was very knowledgeable and patient to answer all of our questions. He did a thorough inspection and raised many issues that required attention and gave us a sense of comfort on the general state of the house. I would recommend Yuri to anyone looking for a home inspector.
Thank you very much Cristian for your review and for the highest rating. It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife and provide a quality home inspection for you. I wish you all the best in your new home. Thank you for choosing Home Inspections 4U!
Yuri is very professional and answers all questions. He will educate you on what he is looking for as well. He produced the 60 page report same day and was available for follow up questions. Very thorough and highly recommended.
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to provide a quality service for your new home. Thank you for choosing Home Inspections 4U!
Yuri did an above and beyond job of inspecting a home that we wanted to buy, he found and reported in detail all the issues and flaws clearly.
He was patient and very professional, we would recommend his services to anyone looking for an honest and genuine inspection!
Note: thermal imaging was also included.
Hi Yuri, thank you very much for the review and for the highest rating. It was a pleasure to meet you and provide a quality home inspection for you. All the best in your new home!
Yuri is a good inspector. He is very patient that he explained what he was seeing and his thoughts to me while doing the inspection for my new home. It took almost 3 hours to finish the inspection. I called him a few days later for several questions and he also explained as much as details to me. Thanks Yuri.
Thank you very much Steven for the review and for the highest rating. I hope you will enjoy your first home. Thank you for putting trust in my services! Home Inspections 4U - it is all about YOU!
Fast and quality service and comprehensive report. The inspector (Yuri) had found everything we didn't pay attention on it. It is worth to know what you buy. Finally, it helped us do not buy the property, having a lot of problems. Everything you have expected from the inspection, you got it. Recommended.
Thank you Alex for the review and for the highest rating. Although you didn't buy the property I hope you learned few things as my inspection is mostly education. Good luck with your search for the next home.
Yuri, a Certified Master Inspector inspected my home this year, Oct 2017.
He is well trusted, experienced and patient in his business. He took the time to explain everything in details.
It was really nice to have such a great person to deliver a well done service! I highly recommend Yuri.
Hi Karen, thank you very much for your review and for the highest rating of my services. It was a pleasure to meet you and provide a quality inspection for you. Thank you for trusting my expertise.
Yuri is simply the best! He inspected the townhouse that I will be purchasing at the drop of a hat and brought many valuable things to my attention. He was there within 24 hours of my call and I could not be happier. He has done multiple inspections for me and I would recommend his services to anyone who will listen, both because of Yuri's professional knowledge and his commitment to his trade. Your search for the best home inspector out there should stop with Yuri Olhovsky!
Thank you very much Wade for your kind words and for the highest rating. It is especially important for me to hear such high praises from a Realtor. It means a lot to me and I highly appreciate your confidence in my services. Big THANK YOU!
We had Yuri do an inspection on a home we conditionally purchased. He was extremely professional and thorough. He was very patience and courteous. He answered all my inquiries without hesitation.
I highly recommend his services and will definitely use him in the future if the need arises.
Thank you very much Leo! It was a pleasure to perform a quality home inspection for you. All the best in your new home!
Home Inspections 4U conducts a thorough and detailed home inspection and provides a comprehensive narrative report.
At Home Inspections 4U we offer you various types of inspections to protect you from getting into the money pit. Your home inspection will be conducted by a Certified Master Inspector and a National Home Inspector with engineering background and more than 10 years of full time experience in the home inspection field.
You can find a variety of home inspectors and a wide array of prices for their services. Some even offer you discounts or have "monthly specials". Much like in a Wall Mart. But you are not buying a pair of underware. You are hiring a professional consultant to give you an advice on a lifetime investment. Will you trust the cheapest guy in town with the biggest investment in your life?
Remember: "You always get what you paid for".
Tips for selecting a good home inspector from the article in Toronto Star:
Do your homework: Ask savvy people for recommendations and settle on an inspector before getting caught up in the stress of buying or selling. Inspectors should have serious experience in the building trades, errors and omissions insurance, and, at the very least, Registered Home Inspector, National Certificate Holder or Certified Master Inspector credentials.
It's no warranty: Some have sued successfully when inspectors have been wildly inaccurate about a home's structure and mechanicals, and the costs of necessary repairs. But inspectors can't break holes in walls or peel shingles and siding from a house. A report is an analysis based on a largely visual examination. Read the contract carefully.
Who works for whom? Buyers should be wary of reports done for vendors and vice-versa. Inspectors should be impartial third parties, but it's an unregulated business. Some may be willing to sacrifice objectivity to help a sale. Some may have inappropriately close relationships with real-estate agents.
The big stuff: Demand a clear statement on the foundation and structural integrity and estimates of repair costs. Attic mould, signs of basement leakage, substandard wiring or insulation materials such as vermiculite, asbestos and urea formaldehyde can disqualify you from a mortgage or insurance. How long till the house needs a new roof, furnace or windows? Find out what costs to deduct from an offer.
Seller beware: Having your home inspected before listing it can head off untimely surprises. It can let you be up front with buyers or enable you to seek good contractors to get the work done at a fair price. Pre-listing inspections can also help vendors rebut dubious claims from buyers' inspectors.
The bottom line: A typical home should take two to three hours to inspect, covering 400 checks, and cost in the $400 to $600 range. Be leery of an inspector who offers discounts or to fix problems he finds.
Only those inspectors, who charge a professional fee, do a real professional job. Everyone else is looking around.
We guarantee your complete satisfaction or your money back.