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As a trained, professional Home Inspector, I take great pride in my work and the services I offer to you during your real estate transaction. While I have a background that includes a great deal of experience in home repair and renovations, home inspection is much more than knowing how something should be built in the first place. Successful home inspectors not only know how the systems of a house should operate, they are trained to look for subtle clues that lead to potential or hidden problems as well. Having the right tools and training, and a keen eye for detail helps the home inspector uncover the truth about the house. The right home inspector will also be a member of a recognized association and abide by the National Standards of Practice to ensure the inspection is complete and thorough.

I have been trained through the home inspection program developed by Carson Dunlop (Canada’s oldest and largest independent home inspection company) delivered through Georgian College. The Carson Dunlop courses focus on Electrical, Plumbing, Structure, Roofing, Exterior, Interior, Insulation, Heating and Air Conditioning – and how to determine what can go wrong with a house system.

As a member of several professional associations (the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors, the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors, and the American Society of Home Inspectors) I am held to strict standards of practice as well as ongoing training and education requirements.
At HOME ADVANTAGE INSPECTIONS, I work hard to bring my skills and training to you, with the benefit of additional services designed to reduce the stress a real estate transaction can bring. RecallChek references the make and model of appliances, furnaces, air conditioners and fireplace inserts against a huge database of manufacturer recalls; the optional iVerify history report (additional cost) provides information on the address such as past insurance claims, building permits and sale prices; Residential Warranty Services provide a limited warranty on certain house systems during the transaction process, protecting you from last minute, unexpected costs. I have included these services to help reduce the unknown for you. You can find more information on these services through the links I have provided on the website.

The home inspection is not the last word when it comes to maintaining your home. I also make myself available to clients for help in identifying issues in the home after you move in, and provide maintenance tips throughout the year to help you reduce the risk of problems down the road.

Thank you for taking the time to review my website! HOME ADVANTAGE is the right choice when buying a home.  Call me today to get started!

Leigh Gate
Home Advantage Inspections

HOME ADVANTAGE INSPECTIONS serves Simcoe County and Muskoka in Central Ontario, including the communities of:

Alliston, Barrie, Borden, Bradford, Collingwood, Innisfil, Meaford, Midhurst, Midland, Orillia, Penetanguishene, Wasaga Beach Adjala Tosorontio, Clearview, Essa, Georgian Bay, New Tecumseth, Oro Medonte, Ramara, Severn, Springwater, Tay, Tiny