Thoughts of cottage life invoke relaxation and the best of summer: enjoying the great Canadian outdoors, whether that includes views of the lake, the sounds of loons, or cooking over an open fire.
But before you can pull up a Muskoka chair on your favourite dock, have your cottage inspected by a member of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI).
“We do them all the time. We are experienced on all the aspects of these beautiful rural properties. Cottages and homes will be different: water systems, wells, septic systems, heating, docks, structures, barns and other outbuildings. Working around a waterfront, we can provide solid advice,” says William J. Handley, RHI of Handley Home Inspections Ltd.
Cottages are not like your typical urban home— thankfully— and have unique issues. Here are some of the areas a qualified home inspector may check to insure your time at the cottage is a calming one:
- Grey Water
- Indoor Air Quality
- Oil Tanks
- Roof Covering
- Septic Systems
- Water Testing
- W.E.T.T. Wood Stoves
Ask your OAHI member inspector what experience they have inspecting cottages so your time on the dock will be peaceful.
OAHI member inspectors see cottages differently.
OAHI will be at the Spring Cottage Life Show at the International Centre, March 31 to April 2.