What Home Inspectors Check During Inspections in Manitoba

Explore the vital role of home inspectors in Manitoba with our comprehensive guide. From understanding inspection standards to navigating regulations, we delve into what home inspectors check, accreditation processes, and key considerations for choosing the right inspector. Discover valuable insights and recommendations to ensure a seamless home inspection experience and make informed decisions for your property investment. Just Call Joe Inspections is your trusted partner for top-notch inspection services in Manitoba.


If you are buying, or selling, a home or property in Manitoba you will want to hire a Home Inspector to assess the condition of the home or property. A Home Inspection is a visual assessment of the physical structure and the major systems of a home. The Inspector will check systems such as the roof, foundation, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical. Your Inspector may use Thermographic Photography to dig deeper into areas that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

 A Home Inspector can help you identify defects, damages, or potential problems that could affect

the value or safety of the home.

But what do Home Inspectors check in Manitoba?

Inspection Standards

In Manitoba, there are no provincial standards, licensing, or certifications required to call yourself a Home Inspector.

There are, however, several professional accreditations available. At Just Call Joe Inspections we are InterNACHI and ICA certified. When looking for a Home Inspector it is important to understand their qualifications and memberships. In Canada, most inspectors are certified by either InterNACHI or CAHPI (Canadian Association of Certified Home Inspectors). Ensuring your Inspector is a professional member will ensure that they are following a standard of practice, basically a set of rules for Home Inspectors.

Each association has its own standards and code of ethics that the members must follow. The standards outline the scope of the inspections as well as the responsibilities of the Inspector and the client.

The InterNACHI Standards of Practice state that the following components be inspected:

  • Roof

  • Exterior

  • Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace, & Structure

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • Plumbing

  • Electrical

  • Fireplace

  • Attic, Insulation, & Ventilation

  • Doors, Windows, & Interior

The standards specifically state components that are not inspected as well as limitations of the inspection. It is important to thoroughly read the Pre-Inspection Agreement before your inspection.

Manitoba Regulations

There is no specific legislation that regulates the Home Inspection industry in Manitoba, however, there are some general laws that apply to the health & safety of housing conditions in the province. You can find the Public Health Act here: https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/environmentalhealth/protection/housing.html

How to Chose Your Home Inspector in Manitoba

Since there are no regulations regarding who can call

themselves a Home Inspector in Manitoba, it is important to ensure you are

hiring a trusted Home Inspector.

Here are our recommendations for hiring a Home Inspector in Manitoba:

  • Check the credentials of your Home Inspector, check where they were accredited, and what experience they have.

  • Check your Home Inspector’s online reviews. If they are not a trusted inspector you will learn quickly from their online reviews.

  • Ensure that they are a member of a professional association. In order to get insurance for a Home Inspection business, you must be a member of a professional association.

  • Speaking of insurance, make sure that they are an insured company, and that they have Errors & Omissions insurance.

  • Ask your Realtor who they would recommend. Realtors deal with Home Inspectors frequently, they will likely have a good idea of who to trust, and who not to trust.

  • Compare the services that your Inspector offers. If you are buying a Home that has a septic system, for example, you need a Septic Inspection in addition to a Home Inspection.

At Just Call Joe Inspections, we are confident that we can meet and exceed your expectations for your Home Inspection. We ensure a seamless Inspection experience with our InterNACHI-certified Inspectors, technologically advanced reports, and additional services.

If you are looking for an Inspector who has clear communication, top-notch reporting skills, and more than a dozen Home Inspection credentials, look no further than Just Call Joe Inspections. We look forward to working with you to get you into your new home.