Acker Home Inspection

Home Inspection
Ottawa ON K2S 1J5
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Valerie in Gatineau
Valerie in Gatineau
1 review , ON
10/10

Home Inspection

We wwre reffered to Acker Home’s by friends at work. We were extremely satisfied with the detailed report and knowledgeable inspectors. Would recommend them to anyone (first time home buyers or investors)

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Thank you Valerie.

Dean in Ottawa
Dean in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Quality Home Inspection

Acker Home Inspection was professional, efficient, friendly and well worth the money. I learned a lot about my future house during the two hour inspection. This gives me the confidence to move ahead in a well informed way with the purchase of my first house.

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This was a very interesting inspection for a resale home you are considering to purchase. I am pleased that we were able to help you with your purchasing decisions.

Private User
Private User
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

New home inspection

Mr. Acker came highly recommended by a friend who used him to do their new home inspection and he did not disappoint. He came on time with an assistant and did a detailed inspection of our new home. He was very knowledgeable and pointed out deficiencies that we would otherwise not have noticed. In the end, a detailed report is generated on-site that included a pre-filled Tarion form that makes it very easy for us to file the form with Tarion.

Overall, we are very satisfied with the inspection and would glad recommend Mr. Acker to anyone.

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Thank you for your review!

Barnie206 in Goulbourn
Barnie206 in Goulbourn
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Professional, knowledgeable and very thorough. Super happy

I wasn’t going to get an inspection completed but changed my mind Last minute before our 1 year. Super happy with the results as the team found a few issues I overlooked and provided great tips to ensure the issues I have are corrected properly. It wasn’t cheap but the cost is worth it for the service provided. A++ team for sure.

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Company Response

I'm pleased that you found value with our inspection process and deliverables! Thank you for your review.

Alexandre in Ottawa
Alexandre in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

New home inspection in Barrhaven

I've recently bought a new townhouse in Barrhaven. Contacted Phil a couple months in advance to arrange an inspection towards my 30-days Tarion claim. They inspected everything in and around the house. Gave me useful suggestions and practical hints. Provided an excellent inspection report with pictures in two different formats: like a summary good for my Tarion claim and in detailed version with full explanations of deficiencies and consequences. My both adult sons who are in an engineering program at Carleton enjoyed discussions with Phil and Randy. I've run through Phil's report last week again when working on my Tarion claim. Great job. I will book my further inspections with Phil for sure.

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Thank you very much for your review, Alexandre. Also enjoyed having your sons tag along during the inspection!

Stuart M in London
Stuart M in London
1 review Clarence Rockland, ON
10/10

Great home inspection and service.

Phil and Randy did a great job explaining current and future issues to watch for on the house we are purchasing. The inspection was through and informative, and by the time you leave the property you get a printed copy and a PDF copy of the inspection report with detailed faults and potential areas to look at in the future. The report has recommendations and explanations of current issues with pictures. Overall we were very happy with Acker Home Inspection and would highly recommend them.

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Thank you Stuart. I appreciate your review.

Private User
Private User
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Home inspection

This home inspection was provided in advance of my one-year Tarion report. The clear and complete explanations regarding the anomalies were most informative and helpful. Both technicians were very professional and efficient. I have already recommended the company.

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Thank you for your review.

djflms
djflms
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Review of Acker home Inspection

I am completely satisfied with Acker Home Inspection. They were thorough, competent and articulated clearly findings and recommendations. The report is well-structured and clear. I do not hesitate to recommend this company for home inspection.

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Thank you very much for your review.

M in Ottawa
M in Ottawa
2 reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Inspection yesterday

We had a conditional offer accepted on Saturday. We looked around and I've used two other inspectors in the past, but based on credentials and reviews we went with Acker. I called Sunday, heard back from him in a few hours, and we booked for Tuesday.

Phil and Randy did an exemplary job. We are very pleased with their approach to the home inspection: including their attention to detail. Both were extremely professional. They gave me the contract to ready beforehand, and to read again at the consultation. Phil also had binders to explain the inspection process (e.g. requirements in Ontario). They were dressed appropriately, extremely organized (they had indoor footwear, big flashlights, etc), and took their work seriously.

Due to logistics, we had to take our infant with us to the inspection. Phil and Randy are the kind of reputable and professional staff you are comfortable having in your home or around your family.

They gave me the option of walking around with them and I did find it extremely valuable. The explained the issues, the risks, and suggested options on when (how quickly) and how to repair the problems. He also went on the roof, which I know is not something every inspector will do.

The inspection closed with a printed inspection report. Bottom line, other inspection reports I've had were written in a way that was really confusing to contractors. This is not the case with Acker: clear (incl. picture), concise, risk-based explanations. I've shown the report to a contractor and he completely understands the repairs that are recommended in the inspection report.

I would definitely recommend Acker and we definitely hope to use him again if we ever purchase a new home.

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On behalf of Randy & I, thank you "M" for this kind review. As always, we do our utmost to conduct a thorough inspection, provide a concise report of our observations, and educate as much as possible on how the various systems and components work.

mohamed alomar in Kanata
mohamed alomar in Kanata
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

home inspection in preparation for Tarion report

I called Phil from Acker Home inspection to have my home inspected prior to my 1 year end Tarion report. Phil and Randy arrived on time and gave me an orientation of their services and the inspection/survey they are to conduct. During the process, both Phil and Randy took the time and effort to explain to me their finding and more over they provided me with valuable information related to different equipment installed in my house such as heater, hot water tank, ventilation unit and the ideal condition to operate these units. at the end of the inspection they had 2 different reports with photos and notes ready for my use in my Inbox. They conducted the inspection with the highest level of professionalism and courtesy. I will strongly recommend their services to my next door neighbours who are going through the same process. Thanks Acker Home Inspection

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Thank you Mohamed. I enjoyed inspecting your home, and helping you understand the function and operation of some of the installed components. I feel it is very important to help homeowners understand the importance of maintaining the quality of indoor air and to manage indoor humidity. I'm grateful for your referring us to your neighbours.

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More about Acker Home Inspection

At Acker Home Inspection, we take pride in performing each inspection with professionalism, integrity, and quality. It is our goal to deliver to you an outstanding customer experience at each point of contact with our firm, including making it easy for you to understand our services, schedule an inspection appointment with us, and receiving a detailed, informative report on the condition of the property you retained us to inspect.
Our service area is Ottawa and surrounding communities, including Kanata, Barrhaven, Orleans, Stittsville, Manotick, Gloucester, Central Ottawa, Arnprior, Carleton Place, Kemptiville, Rockland, Almonte, Russell, and Embrum.

CATEGORIES
Home Inspection
SERVICES
Professional Home Inspections Services for both new home owners and home purchasers. Our services include the use of infrared thermography with all inspections.
SPECIALITIES
Tarion Warranty Claim inspection services. We are Ottawa's leading firm for conducting new home inspections.
WEBSITE
http://www.ackerhome.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2001
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
3
PAYMENT METHOD
VISA, MasterCard, Cheque, e-Transfer
LICENSES
P.Eng, RHI [Registered Home Inspector],PHPI [Professional Home & Property Inspector], NCI [New Const
MEMBERSHIPS
OAHI, PHPIC, InterNACHI, ASHI, CAHPI
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
B.Sc.EE, University of Alberta 1977
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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