Fairbairn Home And Building Inspection

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630 Carnarvon St New Westminster BC V3M 1E5
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conor higgins from New Westminster
conor higgins from New Westminster
3 reviews New Westminster, BC
10/10

Apartment Inspection

Fairbairn Inspection blew me away by their services. David let me walk through with him for the entire inspection and taught me a lot about the apartment building. He gave me examples of what i should be looking for, both positive and negative. His honest and detailed report helped me make my decision on buying the apartment. I will most certainly be recommending him to my friends and family.

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Thank you Conor - Congratulations and welcome to New Westminster! You'll love it here. David

Amy from Burnaby
Amy from Burnaby
1 review Burnaby, BC
10/10

Home inspection

My husband and I are in the process of purchasing our very first home. It is an older home and being a new home buyer, I was worried about what can go wrong once I move-in and live there for the long-term. I looked up a few home inspectors and narrowed them down to three. Within the first 1/2 hour of meeting David at the home inspection, I knew we chose the right guy to do the job. He was able to identify areas of the house that are riskier for damages and he spent a lot of time inspecting those areas. I was along his side when he did the inspection and he walked me through every detail by explaining what and how he was inspecting an area. He is very knowledgeable and I learned A LOT about the house from top to bottom, inside and outside (especially after walking through the house with his thermal imaging!). David took his time to do the inspection. He would probe until he was able to better understand whether there could potentially be an issue or not. David helped identify serious damages in the house and he explained the matter and impact very well to me, as well as to my realtor and to the sellers' realtor when they inquired. He provided me with recommendations and the next steps to take with respect to the more serious matters. We are in the process of getting a contractor to do an estimate of the damages before removing the subjects. My husband and I can't thank David enough for his high level of attention to detail and expertise.

We will definitely choose David as our home inspector again in the future (buying or selling) and we'd be happy to refer him to anyone else.

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Thank you Amy, it was great to inspect for you - hope that crawlspace issue works out OK.

Andrew from Vancouver
Andrew from Vancouver
1 review Burnaby, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

I am so happy that I contacted David to do a home inspection. Before I called David, I spoke with several other companies to get a feel of how the inspection would go. David stood out because he was friendly, professional, and down to earth. He didn't need to boast about his credentials or years in business. He knew his stuff and it shows. He was extremely thorough and courteous throughout the process and openly encourages prospective buyers to walk through the inspection with him, which I highly recommend. David took the time to answer my questions even if they were trivial and slowed down the inspection. As a first time home buyer I wanted to make sure I did my due diligence and having David do the inspection was one of the best investments I've ever made. I highly recommend David and will definitely send my friends and family his way in the future.

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Thanks Andrew - your 1930's character home was beautiful and "every inspection is an adventure"! Thank you for having me in to take a look at it. Good luck with the sale!

Jerry from Burnaby
Jerry from Burnaby
1 review Burnaby, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

David is very knowledgable and detailed. We have lots and lots of questions as a first time buyer, and he is very happy to take time and answer all the questions. Highly recommend his home inspection service.

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Thank you Jerry - hope to see you here in New Westminster this fall! Good luck with the move :)

Michael Klatt from Maple Ridge
Michael Klatt from Maple Ridge
12 reviews Maple Ridge, BC
10/10

Home Inspection Service

My wife and I had the pleasure of having David from Fairbairn Inspection Services check out a home that was built in the early 80's. David is extremely knowledgeable in regards to all aspects of home building and explains things in plain English not expecting you to have been in construction business yourself for the last 10 years! He found a variety of issues of which he broke down into a list of pricey fixes, needs immediate attention and then a short term/long term list of items. I felt this is good as it's easy to go into an older home and expect having to fix everything that's wrong but David took a practical approach and made recommendations in order to accommodate our maintenance budget. Also what I felt was good was that he recommended secondary inspections when he wasn't 100% positive of the condition of something rather than giving it a pass/fail (in our case it was the foundation drain tile system as there was efflorescence on the basement cement walls). The biggest thing I liked about David is you feel comfortable around him and at ease during the whole process. The report he provided was emailed to us within 24 hours and was easy to read and understand. I will be recommending David to all my friends and family if they should ever need a home inspection.

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Thank you so much Michael, great to inspect for you and hope the new home is a blessing for your family! David

Kyle Watson from Burnaby
Kyle Watson from Burnaby
1 review Burnaby, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

Buying my first home in Canada, and wanted someone who knew what they were doing and ended up with David through a work colleague.

Was priced right for what we needed, and showed up ready to go.

So glad we hired him, as he was able to detect a gas leak that could have been a safety issue and it's now written into our contract for the Seller to look after.

Very informative report, and explained everything as he was reviewing, letting us know what he was looking for before he found anything.

Knows what he's doing and would not hesitate to refer him to anyone I know.

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Thank you Kyle, and congratulations on your first Canadian purchase!

Scott Berg from Vancouver
Scott Berg from Vancouver
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

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We have been working with David at Fairbairn Inspection Services for close to a year now. We've had several clients use his services and they have all contacted us to thank us for referring him. He is professional, prompt, clear, friendly and does what he says. His pricing is competitive with the industry and he always seems to go the extra mile by adding a little extra and of course a smile.
If you are looking for a home inspector, I highly recommend David. I would not hesitate to refer him to family, friends, and business associates.
Scott Berg
Managing Partner
Trade Exchange Canada

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It's a pleasure working with your clients Scott, thank you for your referrals! David

Julius Reyes from Vancouver
Julius Reyes from Vancouver
1 review Vancouver, BC
10/10

Condo Inspection

Dave's a great home inspector. Very knowledgable in building equipment, building codes, and appliances. His inspection was very thorough and he was able to answer any questions I had. Highly recommended.

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Thank you Julius, great to inspect for you and hope they fix that leaking washing machine!

aslida from Burnaby
aslida from Burnaby
11 reviews New Westminster, BC
10/10

Home Inspection

As a first time buyer l had some concerns about the house we are about to buy, l called about 10 home inspectors and l felt very comfortable talking to David he was very informative and explained me about his job and the way the inspection is done, he also sent me by email a sample of his report, he also gave me a discount and l felt very safe choosing him because he does a THERMAL inspection, l thought the price was great since l called several companies and they added an extra cost for the thermal inspection. We did the inspection on Tuesday he's ver trustworthy and knows a lot about regulations and was very helpful to learn tips, he inspected the whole unit including the attic which was in a very weird place, building garage, etc. The report was done within hours.
I will definitely recommend him, he's awesome!

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Thank you Aslida! It was a pleasure to inspect for you two and I wish you the best with your new first home. Best, David

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More about Fairbairn Home And Building Inspection

Inspector David Fairbairn is a Vancouver building expert, and has been featured on Global TV News and in the 24 Newspaper. He brings a passion for a "job well done" to every inspection and works hard for you - the customer!

SEVEN GREAT REASONS TO USE US:

1) Inspections Done Right – You get an unconditional money-back guarantee on your inspections.

2) No Waiting – You will receive your digital inspection report the same day as the inspection – guaranteed.

3) Peace of Mind – You get a fully Bonded, Licensed and Insured company.

4) Quality Inspection Reports - No “checklists” – You get a 220-point, full-color report with photographs, to ensure an easy-to-read, but thorough understanding of the issues and features of your home.

5) Uncover Problems before they Show – We use only the latest tools and technology – Moisture Reading and IR Thermal Imaging available (optional)

6) FREE Home Maintenance Book - “Now That You’ve Had a Home Inspection”, featuring tips, tricks and maintenance info on your new home. Included with every inspection.

7) Service for Life – You get personal support, 24/7 after the inspection.

CALL TODAY FOR A QUOTE! - 604 395-2795

CATEGORIES
Home Inspection
PRODUCTS
Full-Color, 220 point Inspection Report With Photos FREE Maintenance Book, "Now that you've had a home inspection" with every Inspection
SERVICES
Home Inspection Mold Detection and Removal Condo Inspection Townhome Inspection House Inspection Commercial Building Inspections
BRANDS
FLIR E8 Thermal Imaging Camera GE Protimeter Surveymaster Pin/Pinless Moisture Detector TIFF Combustible Gas Leak Detector UEI Carbon Monoxide Detector
SPECIALITIES
First Time Homebuyers, Condominiums, 1960, 1970, 1980 Homes, Character Homes,Townhouses, Electrical Inspections, Plumbing, Heating Systems, Roofing Inspection
WEBSITE
http://www.fairbairninspections.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2011
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
1
RETURN POLICY
100% Guaranteed
PAYMENT METHOD
Visa, Mastercard, Cheque, Cash, Debit
LICENSES
BC Home Inspector's License # 60397, Power Engineer 5th Class, Boiler Endorsement
MEMBERSHIPS
Canadian National Association of Certified Home Inspectors
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Certificate, Home Inspection, Ashton College Vancouver
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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