FAMILY RUN BUSINESS.
Home InspectorTo begin with, Sgt (Ret’d) Kyle Turner, CD.
After 20 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, I have transitioned to the civilian side to bring my dedication to service here to Edmonton, Sherwood Park and surrounding communities providing high value home inspections.I obtained my Home Inspector Training through both Carson Dunlop in addition to InterNachi and as a result licensed with the province of Alberta.
Licence Number 345245
1st TIME HOME BUYER FRIENDLY
FREE HOME BINDER SUBSCRIPTION ($120 value)
APPLIANCE RECALL CHECKS
11 MONTH WARRANTY INSPECTIONS
We accept e-Transfer (no password required), credit and cash.
This is a "High-Value Service" and as such will not undercut competitors. My prices are market standard
WITH 20 YEARS OF MILITARY EXPERIENCE GAINED
I spent 10 years with 2 PPCLI and 10 years as a communications technician (LCIS/CST). This attention to detail I learn through my career has translated extremely well to the home inspection industry.
The MOST IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION WHEN CHOOSING A HOME INSPECTOR is their education. I am Carson Dunlop trained and use the most up to date software on the market made and maintained by Canadian Home Inspectors. Changes to regulations in our industry are updated in real-time. I take my job very seriously and will not undercut any other quotes from other inspectors.
HOW DOES THIS ALL WORK?
TO BEGIN WITH,
SCHEDULE INSPECTIONHere in Alberta home inspectors are licensed through the Province, therefore being regulated means you are protected. I work for you, can sell you no other services, your best interest and safety are not only my concern but demanded by the Province of Alberta as well.
We agree on a time that works best for your realtor so I can have access. Next, an Email confirmation is sent to you with details of the inspection, as well as an ecopy of the Provincially approved contract agreement.
DAY OF INSPECTION
You are encouraged to attend and ask questions and learn about a side to your new home that you may never even knew.
To begin with, I start on the outside, making two rounds finishing up in the attic. Upper floors next followed by the basement mechanicals and electrical. Main floor and kitchen left for last, also recording all the serial numbers of the appliances to check for recalls.
There is no time to test appliances in a typical home inspection with accurate results. The allotted time is between 1.5 to 3 hrs, depending on size and age, which seems like a long time to some. For home inspectors, we don't have the time to properly test and certify that an appliance is going to function once you take possession. To summarize, appliances can stop working for the most minor of reasons throughout their lives at any moment for any reason..
Once finished I will give you a verbal summary of what you will expect to see on the report.
I encourage you never to decide until the report has been delivered and in your possession. The reason being is that after inspecting A LOT of homes some issues which I find minor and may not verbally mention but will include in the report may hold greater importance to you than I can appreciate.
The point is... In conclusion, WAIT FOR THE REPORT.
After the summary, I'm off and working on your report and any research that is required.
REPORT DELIVERY / PAYMENTAfterward follow the prompts to pay the invoice before inspection if you wish, etransfer to [email protected]
Payment may be made at any time after the scheduling information has been received.
Once you receive your report, follow the checkout prompts to access your report.
In short, the report is your property, I do not own it or share it with anyone, I retain a copy for record purposes only, but you are free to share it with whomever you wish.
- Kyle came to have a look at my house for me and I was pleasantly surprised. He knows houses! He looked at the outside of the house and told me what to expect on the inside of the house and of course he was right. He gave me insight on what to do to prevent problems from starting and told me how to fix minor problems so they don’t turn into major problems. I will never buy a house without him looking at it first!
Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Kyle Turner from Forces Home Inspection. My husband and I are nearing our one-year walk through on our newly built house and wanted a trusted and un-biased opinion about our house. Kyle was extremely professional, prepared, and prompt. He thoroughly examined every aspect of our house from top to bottom and pointed out any flaws that needed to be brought to our builder’s attention. I felt comfortable trusting in Kyle as he was obviously knowledgeable but also had been through the new-build process himself. This experience assisted Kyle in knowing what types of things to look for and which questions to ask and provided my husband and I with peace of mind in the craftmanship of our house. It was especially helpful that Kyle is equipped with an infra-red camera that can detect any insulation issues in the house. I am extremely grateful that I had Kyle inspect our house and without a doubt would refer him to any one of my friends, family, or patients.
Kyle provided a very thorough inspection, along with pictures to support his findings. His report was extremely detailed and throughout the inspection process, Kyle answered all my questions to satisfaction. Overall, I am extremely pleased and would highly recommend him to do the best job ever!
Our experience with Kyle was wonderful! He was easy to get in contact with, had good availability to book us in, and was very reasonably priced. Upon meeting Kyle at the house, he provided an incredibly thorough inspection; when we expressed that we were total homeowner newbies and knew very little about the inner workings of the home, he made sure to explain everything he was doing, what he was looking for, the good, the bad, what to expect, and how the house measured up. He also made sure to show us details, and made notes about things our insurance company would ask for (type of water lines, electrical, fireplace, etc). Kyle made suggestions for items needing repair or upgrade, and gave us a timeline for each item on how urgent the repair was. He also made suggestions for items that could be upgraded in the future, should we choose to do renovations. Following, he sent us a very well detailed inspection report, once again, outlining essentially everything we needed to know about the house, along with over 100 supporting photos. As new homeowners, we feel that Kyle's expertise helped us make an informed decision about the largest purchase of our life! 10/10 and hands down would recommend! Thanks Kyle!
I would like to sum up my review with one statement, “detail oriented”. All areas of the home were reviewed and a detailed report was provided in a very timely manner, same day. The best part of the inspection for me was the aerial images of the roof and the assessment of its condition. Awesome overall experience.
- Professional, reliable, and extremely easy to deal with!! I recently used Forces Home Inspections for the inspection of my first home purchase. From start to finish Mr. Turner was easy to deal with, helpful, thorough, and respectful. From my initial contact Kyle was accommodating and very prompt in both his reply, as well as his availability. Communication was clear and confirmation emails were sent out for ease of scheduling. Upon his arrival he commenced the exterior inspection immediately. His efficiency and professionalism throughout the whole process was evident in how both managed his time, but also took care to explain the whole process. As a first-time home buyer, Kyle was patent in explaining everything he was doing and the reasons for his recommendations. A thorough investigation of each aspect of the home was looked at and every detail was examined. Not only were concerns noted but also areas to watch for in the future were also noted. Kyle explained throughout the whole process exactly what he was doing. Once the inspection was complete a comprehensive report was sent, complete with pictures and recommendations along with access to HomeBinder to keep track of various aspects of the household including recalls and maintenance tasks. A summary was also provided to inform the seller of deficiencies that were noted. Overall, Kyle was able to make the inspection process easy, efficient, and comfortable…even for a new buyer like myself. I will definitely be using Forces Home Inspections for any future needs, as well as recommending them to any friends looking in the future.
- Great experience, was very thorough, professional, provides many photos of inspection, explained and did a walk through at the end, verification of any recalls on appliances was something unexpected but much appreciated. Would definitely recommend his services