Common Sense Home Inspections

Inspected Once! Inspected Right!

Pre Purchase Consultations

WETT Certification Number: 9491

I cover the following areas

Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes, Cobourg, Port Hope, Durham, Port Perry, Bowmanville, Buckhorn, Apsley, Norwood, Havelock, Marmora, Little Britain, Clarington, Brighton, Lindsay, Cannington, Madoc, and Trenton.

About Me

My name is Kevin Carey, owner of Common Sense Home Inspections INC. I have been in business since 2010, a licensed home inspector through Carson Dunlop. . I am also WETT Certified for inspecting wood burning appliances by WETT Inc. – Official number 9491. I am fully insured with General Liability as well as Errors and Omission coverage.

My experience includes constructing homes with Viceroy, sub-contracting and laboring of private builds. I also complete sub-contracting work for Northern Wood Heat Consultants on chimney repairs, wood burning appliance installations and insurance claims. I personally do every home inspection and ensure you aware of any deficiencies, defects and provide routine maintenance tips to keep your home safe and sound. Thank you for considering Common Sense Home Inspections.


Pre Purchase Inspections
  • A thorough visual inspection of all major components of the property
  • Clients are advised to attend, I am working for YOU
Pre Sale Inspections
  • Demonstrates to buyers the owners and agent are serious and want a smooth transaction
  • Speeds process by eliminating need for purchase inspection conditions
  • Eliminates surprises after offer is accepted
WETT Inspections (Wood burning appliances) - official number 9491
  • Required for any wood burning appliance by all Insurance Companies
4Point Major Component Inspections
  • Visual and operational (if applicable) inspection of the Foundation, Heating, Electrical/Plumbing and Roof/Attic
  • Available for a walk through prior to submitting an offer to purchase
  • Will inspect one or more major components prior to submitting offers
TARION New Home Inspections
  • A complete Pre Possession Inspection with all required documentation as required by the TARION warranty program
  • Ensure all areas and components of the contract are completed as per purchase and construction agreement


"Kevin has always treated my clients with respect, and always provides an honest opinion so my clients are fully prepared for their investment. Thank you for your honesty and integrity, my clients have always been in good hands."
Jeff Clark, Sales Representative, Buy/Sell Network Realty
"Kevin has continued to provide reliable and thorough inspection reports as our company grows into new assets "
Ryan Robbio, CEO R&R PropertyMaintenance
"Kevin was very thorough and covered all areas of the exterior and inside the property. The report was detailed and covered all of the items found during the inspection. The pictures included helped explain the issues and also included maintenance tips to help maintain my home.
He clearly was working for me, took the time to answer all questions and ensured I had all of the information that my insurance company had requested. I advised my Real Estate Agent how helpful the inspection was prior to purchasing, would recommend Kevin to anyone requiring a Professional non biased inspection."
Jackie, Lindsay Ontario
"Kevin Carey has been instrumental in allowing me to acquire appropriate documentation for my successful profession. Kevin’s efficiency and precision on his home inspections and W.E.T.T inspections, is imperative for me to be accurately insuring homes with me and Allstate Insurance.
Kevin is readily available and extremely reliable to get the inspection completed within certain time frames.
His professional manner and abilities is respected and very much appreciated by not only me, but with my colleagues and corporation of Allstate insurance of Canada. It’s a pleasure working with Kevin and I always look forward to doing business with him
Janet Leahy-Lemaire, BDA, Allstate Insurance

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