WELCOME TO ALBERTA PROPERTY INSPECTION LTD.
YOUR FIRST CHOICE FOR QUALIFIED INSPECTORS
Alberta Property Inspection (API) is one of the most trusted, established home inspection companies in Edmonton. API is an industry leader; since 1994, our team has performed over 11,000 inspections in the greater Edmonton area.
We are proud members of the Alberta Professional Home Inspector Society (APHIS), as well as certified infrared thermographers. We offer the highest technical and ethical standards in Alberta, and are an Alberta owned and operated company. API provides friendly attentive service, adding to the most important investment you may ever make.
Peace of Mind
Whether you are purchasing a home, selling a home, or working with clients to find the perfect place to hang their hats, home inspections are critical, and extremely helpful for buyers to truly understand the condition of the home they are purchasing. We will provide an impartial assessment, and comprehensive home inspection report to prospective purchasers detailing the condition of the home and its major appliances. We will work with you to understand the significance of the details in our report, and answer any questions you might have.
What will we inspect?
- Detached homes
- High rise and low-rise condominium apartment units
- New homes
- Revenue properties
- Manufactured homes
- Country properties
I have a sewer backup! I have a backwater valve. How can that be? Required since 1988 in Edmonton, homes require a backwater valve to protect against sewer backup. The earlier valves were use to protect the basement bathroom only, but starting in the early 2000’s mainline backwater valves have become the preferred choice. As the name suggests, installed on the main sewer line, this valve protects the entire house against sewer backup. If you understand how they work, the problem is obvious but often overlooked by unsuspecting homeowners. A backwater valve is box about the size of a small microwave installed on the main sewer line under the basement floor and contains a flap on a hinge. It is normally in the open position. This allows sewage to drain normally from the bathrooms, tubs, dishwashers etc. out to the city sewer main under the street or back alley. Great! So what’s the problem? If we get a severe weather event or a torrential downpour , which can happen quite often during an Edmonton summer, storm water can enter the city sanitary system. If severe enough, this can reverse the flow of sewage back into the home. Because of the design of the flap in the backwater valve the back pressure will cause the flap to automatically close, stopping the flow of sewage.…