SURREY, British Columbia, March 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Purchasing your home can be one of the most exciting and significant investments you will ever make. As with all investments, professional advice from properly credentialed people is key to protecting that investment. A home inspection is a non-invasive examination of the condition of the critical systems of a residential property, from the basement to the roof.
When you select an inspector for your home and property, choosing the right home inspector can be critical to your financial future. Only an Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) Home and Property Inspector is regulated by ASTTBC and licensed by Consumer Protection BC, which means additional oversight on the work they perform and a demonstrated commitment to the most professional home inspections in the industry.
Currently, the only requirement in BC is a license to be a home inspector.
However, those registrants of ASTTBC, a professional regulatory body, are held accountable for their work through a Code of Ethics, practice reviews, continuing education, proper insurance, and a disciplinary committee. These inspectors voluntarily adhere to a higher level of professionalism. They meet and maintain rigorous industry standards to enhance public protection. An ASTTBC Home Inspection is a unique opportunity to learn about the home you are about to invest in. Not to be confused with a real estate appraisal, a home inspection deals with the home’s condition, whereas the assessment attempts to quantify the house’s value. At the same time, focusing on safety and health.
In the comfort of the house, an ASTTBC Inspector also offers the opportunity for a purchaser (or seller) to become more familiar with the homework systems and provide maintenance advice to keep the home in top condition in the future. Knowing what issues may arise after purchasing your new home will put you in a better position to determine if the property is right for you. To search for an inspector in your area, please visit http://pi.asttbc.org/find-an-individual-member/.
Established in 1958, the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia is the voice of Technology Professionals in the province. ASTTBC is focused on achieving professional recognition for technologists, technicians, and technical specialists. The Association’s mission is to serve the public by regulating and supporting Technology Professionals’ commitment to a safe, healthy, and sustainable society and environment.