About

Who Are We?


The Company

Seymour Home Consulting, Inc. is a licensed engineering corporation which specializes in home and building inspections. We have been in the business of providing quality inspection services to the buying public for many years. Our inspectors have performed over 14,000 fee paid inspections on all types, sizes and ages of homes.

We do offer commercial inspection services, and have inspected many industrial, commercial and institutional buildings.

Our objective is to provide unbiased timely advice to our clients to improve their odds when purchasing property. We feel no need to minimize or exaggerate any condition we may find.

Seymour Home Consulting is an independently owned and operated company, not a franchise. The owners are involved in the day to day operations of the company. In fact, all inspections are done by the owners, not by (salaried or commissioned) employees.


Fee Structure

Our fees are based on the PEO (Professional Engineers of Ontario) standard hourly rates.
Here is a list of the price range you can expect for the average home inspection.

Type of Inspection   |   Price Range

Pre-Listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500+
Pre-Purchase . . . . . . . . . . . . $500+
Condo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $425+
Duplex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $600
Tri-Plex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $675
Quad-Plex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $750
Infrared Add-On . . . . . . .  . . $200+
Commercial . . . . . . . Please Contact


Types of Inspections

Pre-Listing Inspections

Pre-listing inspections are certainly available; please make sure that your vendors understand that this is not necessarily a marketing tool.
Our experience with pre-listing inspections is that they are often misrepresented to vendors, who are then unhappy with the result.
While we are perfectly prepared to perform them, we will write a report that would be no different from one prepared for a purchaser. 
This inspection covers the nine systems (Roofing, Exterior, Structural, Electrical, Heating, Air-Conditioning, Plumbing, Insulation, and Interiors), with the emphasis on future expenses and system replacement.
The final purchaser may choose to rely on this inspection, or may request their own pre-purchase inspection.

Pre-Purchase Inspection

This is the typical home inspection, which covers the nine functional systems of the home (Roofing, Exterior, Structural, Electrical, Heating, Air-Conditioning, Plumbing, Insulation, and Interiors). It is typically performed with the purchaser so they can benefit from the guided tour of their new home. 

Condo / Mechanical Inspection

This inspection covers the mechanical, electrical and plumbing components as well as the interior aspects. This inspection is performed for a reduced fee. Structural and building envelope issues are not addressed. This inspection is typically a pre-purchase inspection.

 

Infrared Imaging

We offer Building Envelope Infrared Imaging as an add-on service to the Home Inspection or as a stand alone Inspection (temperature permitting: a 10 degree Celsius differential between indoors and outdoors is required for this service ).
This service uses an Infrared camera to detect changes in temperature that result from air or water leakage, or insulation deficiencies in the building envelope.
This technique allows non-invasive detection of many conditions not visible to the human eye, allowing us to reduce your risk of moisture problems, and give you an accurate guide to increasing the energy efficiency of your home.
We are licensed Level 1 Thermographers

Commercial

The Commercial inspection covers the nine systems (Roofing, Exterior, Structural, Electrical, Heating, Air-Conditioning, Plumbing, Insulation, and Interiors).
This inspection is typically called a building envelope inspection, which means that soil testing, or subsurface investigations are not done within this scope. A written report will be supplied shortly after the inspection.

Partial Inspection

This inspection can be performed for any concern a homeowner may have. These inspections are often more in-depth, and may involve return visits if the problem is on-going. Structural defects and persistent water leakage are common reasons for partial inspections.