A foreclosure home inspection is an evaluation of a property that has been foreclosed on and is now owned by a bank or other financial institution. The inspection is typically performed before the property is put up for sale, and it is intended to identify any potential issues that could impact the safety, functionality, and value of the property. 


Not all foreclosure inspections are the same. If you’re looking to have an inspection completed on a property that is in foreclosure, be sure that the utilities are turned on so that the inspector can review all components in the property.

At Fortified, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service, and we are proud to offer the following services as part of our comprehensive home inspection package:

  • Drone Service: Our inspectors use drones equipped with high-resolution cameras to examine hard-to-reach areas such as the roof, chimneys, and gutters. This provides a comprehensive view of your property and helps us identify any issues that may not be visible from the ground.
  • Thermal Imaging: We use thermal imaging technology to identify areas where there may be insulation problems, air leaks, or moisture issues. This allows us to detect potential problems early on, saving you time and money in the long run.
  • UV Scan: Our inspectors use UV scans to detect any signs of mold or mildew, which can have serious health consequences. We will provide you with a report on any issues we find and recommend steps you can take to address them.

In addition to these services, our comprehensive home inspection package includes a thorough examination of the following areas:

  • Structural Components: Foundation, Floors, Walls, Columns, Roofs / Ceilings, Underfloor Basement, and Crawl Space.
  • Interior: Walls, Ceilings, Floors, Steps / Stairways, Balconies / Railings, Counters Cabinets, Doors, Windows, Fire separation walls and ceilings if visible; Access door to House / Garage Door.
  • Exterior: Wall cladding, Flashing and Trim, Entry Door, Windows, Garage Door opener, Decks / Balconies and Steps, Eaves, Soffits and Fascia Vegetation-(adverse impact on structure), Grading / Drainage Flashings / Penetrations, Skylights, Chimneys, and Evidence of Leaking.
  • Electrical: Service type, Service conductor, Service ground, Over Current Protection devices (if any), Main and distribution panels, Light switches, Receptacles, and Ground fault / Arc fault interrupters.

  • Plumbing: Interior supply distribution piping, Fixtures / Faucets, Water heater, and Sump Pumps.

  • Heating: Heating Equipment, Energy source, Operate controls, Flues and Vents, Fireplaces, Distribution Systems, Air Filters, and Heat Source.

  • Cooling: Cooling Equipment and Operate Controls (unless the outside temperature is below 17 degrees Celsius).
  • Insulation / Ventilation: Insulation if visible, Vapour retarder if visible.

After the inspection, our inspectors will provide you with a detailed report of their findings. This report will include recommendations for repairs or further investigation, as well as a summary of the home’s overall condition.

At Fortified Home Inspections, we understand the importance of a thorough home inspection and we are dedicated to providing our clients with the information they need to make an informed decision. Contact us today to schedule your home inspection and take the first step towards a confident and informed home-buying experience.