BDS Home Inspections ltd 

Ottawa's Professional, Certified, Home Inspection Service.  (613)-851-6129


Included in every inspection: (where accessible)


  • roof coverings, flashings, skylights, and other roof penetrations(where accessible)
  • siding, soffits, facia, gutters, downspouts, extensions, lot grading 
  • chimneys, caps, sidewall vents vents 
  • patios, porches, decks, walkways, railing systems and stairs
  • attached garage, garage door openers 
  • retaining walls (when they affect the structure) 
  • floors, walls, ceilings, sampling of remaining windows and doors 
  • all exterior doors
  • attics and crawlspaces 
  • heating and cooling systems, associated ducts and thermostat
  • wood burning appliances including firebox and damper 
  • mechanical ventilation systems including HRVs and ERVs 
  • all fixtures and faucets, hose bibs, bathtubs, hydromassage bathtubs
  • drain waste vent materials, supply plumbing, sumps and pumps, water heating equipment and fuel source
  • electrical service entry, fuses, breakers, outlets, GFCI's, AFCI's, service box, wiring, grounding and bonding
  • structural components including foundation, floor joists, beams,columns, roof and ceiling framing

* Inspections will also determine if a component has reached the end of it's service life based on generally accepted industry standards. If the estimated lifespan of a component has been reached, failure in the near future should be anticipated. Items like humidifiers, window A/C units, satellite dishes, swimming pools, detached garages, electronic air filters, alarm systems, central vacs, as well as, appliances are not included in a standard inspection.


Inspection Fees

Property description
Home inspection up to 1500 sqft
Home inspection >1500sqft to <2000 sqft
Home inspection >2000 sqft to <2500 sqft
Home inspection >2500 sqft to <3000 sqft
Home inspection >3000 sqft to <3500 sqft  
Home inspection >3500 sqft to <4000 sqft  
Home inspection > 4000 sqft  
 Call for quote
Side and back split homes add an additional $25
$149.00/hour for the first hour. $99.00/ hour thereafter. Mimimum 1 hour per call.

* Inspection rates apply to single family detached, semi-detached, row, condominiums, and no greater than 4 unit multi residential buildings. The rates listed are loosely defined categories with the intention of providing a general idea of what to expect in terms of inspection fees.  The final cost of the inspection will be specified at the time of booking. Prices do not include HST.  


BDS Home Inspections ltd. Delivering professional inspections and professional reports for the informed home buyer.  Inspected Once, Inspected Right!

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