SURREY, British Columbia, March 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Purchasing your home can be one of the most exciting and significant investments you ever make. As with all investments, receiving 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 both regulated by ASTTBC and licensed by Consumer Protection BC, which means additional oversight on the work that they perform and a demonstrated commitment to the most professional home inspections in the industry.
Currently, in BC, the only requirement is a necessary license to be a home inspector. However, those who are 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 the protection of the public.
An ASTTBC Home Inspection is a unique opportunity to learn about the home in which you are about to invest. Not to be confused with a real estate appraisal, a home inspection deals with the condition of the home, whereas the assessment attempts to quantify the value of the house. While focusing on the safety, health, and comfort of the house, an ASTTBC Inspector also offers the opportunity for a purchaser (or seller) to become more familiar with how the systems of the homework, as well as providing maintenance advice to keep the home in top condition in the future.
Knowing ahead of time what issues may arise after the purchase of 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…to serve the public by regulating and supporting Technology Professionals’ commitment to a safe, healthy and sustainable society and environment.