Since 2015 Signature Home Inspections has been proudly serving the southern Alberta. Based out of Airdrie, Alberta. We offer all a wide range services for all your Home Inspection needs.
We at Signature Home Inspections are here to provide you the peace of mind when purchasing or selling your home.
Typical Inspections will last 2-3 hours. This time may increase depending on such things as:
Inspection price is typically calculated on square footage and not by completion time. This ensures every detail is checked.
You can have confidence in purchasing your home with our fully detailed digital report.
Reports are e-mailed to you, most times in less than 24 hours. We also provide printer paper should you choose to print a hardcopy of your report.
Our report covers all aspects of your home.
With Thermal Imaging Technology we can check for defects in the insulation. Leaks from pluming, tubs, sinks and toilets are easily detected. In addition, it can also be used to check for air leaks from joints and duct work from your HVAC system.
This service is included free of charge with every inspection!
Using handheld, portable Carbon Monoxide and Natural Gas / Propane detectors we are able to effectively check the inner workings of gas fueled appliances.
Moisture meters are used to verify leaks found visually or by thermal imaging.
Signature Home Inspections is now offering Radon testing for your home. It is a 48 Hour test that involves us setting up a digital Detector and leaving it in the home. The digital detector will be placed in the lowest level of the house in the most commonly use room. At the end of the 48 hour test. we will come and retrieve the digital tester and share the results with you.
Radon is a hazardous, naturally occurring noble gas that results from the decay of trace amounts of uranium found in the earth's crust. Odorless and invisible, radon has been classified (by the Environmental Protection Agency) as a carcinogen since 1988, and is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in Canada. Because radon is an unstable gas, it breaks down and dissipates quickly in the open air. Dangerous levels of radon can accumulate inside a house in the lower levels, however. The soil under and around the house is by far the largest source of radon gas, but it is also present in well water, building materials, public water supplies and outdoor air.
Canadian guidance recommends active Radon mitigation if levels exceed 200 Becquerels per cubic meter. (200 Bq/m3) The Becquerel is defined as the activity of a quantity of radioactive material in which one nucleus decays per second.
High Radon levels can be fixed permanently in less than one day.
most Radon mitigation systems use Active Soil Depressurization (ASD) to reverse the normal flow of soil gas. this is the most effective technique to reduce Radon levels. this system consists of A Radon fan, PVC piping to draw air out from under the concrete slab or a plastic crawl space membrane that will depressurize the soil underneath.