Courtenay Home Inspector

Apple Home Inspections – Mark Nicholet, a licensed home inspector provides premium quality Home Inspections to the Comox Valley. Including Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, Royston, Powell River and surrounding areas.

Mark Nicholet - Home Inspector

Mark Nicholet is an experienced, independent, technical and thorough Home Inspector – you can trust.

Welcome to Apple Home Inspections in the Comox Valley. You may have decided to buy a home and will be using the services of a home inspector. This is a very exciting time for many people which is why you may want to slow down a little and make sure you are making educated choices. It is in your best interest to do some research when hiring a home inspector in the Comox Valley. My qualifications, experience, professional practice, communication and work ethic exceeds the industry standard, simply guaranteed.

Question: What is a home inspection?

Answer: A home inspection is a comprehensive visual examination of the home’s overall structure, major systems and components. Mark Nicholet from Apple Home Inspections will review the subject building as a system, looking at how one component of the home might affect the operability or lifespan of another. Components that are not performing properly will be identified, as well as items that are beyond their useful life or are unsafe. The purpose of the home inspection is to provide the client with a better understanding of the property conditions, as observed at the time of the inspection.

Consumer Protection BC ‘s website states: A home inspection is an educational process which is designed to reduce a consumer’s risk when buying a home.


I am a member of the Home Inspectors Association British Columbia. I am licensed by Consumer Protection BC as per BC Government Legislation (2009). My certifications include Carson Dunlop Home Inspection certificate, Wood energy technical training (WETT certified), Infrared thermography, Commercial Building Inspection certificate and Annual continuing education credits.

Construction Experience

Mark Nicholet has been providing premium quality, experienced home inspections in Courtenay and Comox since 2008. Furthermore, Mark was among the first licensed home inspectors in the province of British Columbia. Mark is academically trained in building science and has extensive construction experience including residential, industrial and civil projects. One of the highlights of Mark’s construction career is working with Aecon, Canada’s largest construction company. Mark is a proud member of the Construction and Specialized Workers Union 1611 (LiUNA!). To illustrate, Mark actively provides Construction Craft Work to construction project contractors on Vancouver Island.


Listen to what people are saying about Mark Nicholet an experienced Comox Home Inspector:

Infrared Thermography

Mark is not only infrared certified but also an experienced inspector that has the skill to identify the hidden problems in the home. All home inspections conducted by Mark include the use of an infrared camera. With this technology, he can see beyond the spectrum of natural light. In fact, he can measure the temperature variances of any surface to determine water leaks, energy leaks, fire hazards, lack of insulation and other structural problems.

Watch an informative video. A consumer’s guide to infrared thermography:

Comprehensive Reports

In all honesty, Mark’s custom reports include narrative descriptions, implications and recommendations. He will take several pictures and identify issues for you. Not to mention, Mark has over 1700 illustrations available from the Carson Dunlop illustrated home library to help explain any concerns. All home inspection reports are available and securely stored online within 24 hours of the inspection.

Apple Home Inspections strongly encourages clients to accompany the inspector during the home inspection.

You should feel free to ask any questions you may have during the home inspection. I will point out problems and explain them to you. I will also show you the good points of the home. I will explain any routine maintenance required to keep the house in top condition. This will help you understand the systems that make up your home and how to maintain them.

Apple Home Inspections provides longer more thorough inspections.

The home inspection industry standard is approximately 2-3 hours per. I spend more time on site (4-6 hours) collecting data providing a more thorough inspection. I enter areas that other inspectors may not go including leopard crawling in attics and or crawlspaces.

Recall Check.

At Apple Home Inspections, Makr is happy to include recall check with every home inspection he performs. Recall check performs a thorough examination of over 195 million recalled appliances as listed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. As part of your home inspection I will take note of the appliances make and model number. I then enter the appliance information into the Recall check database and then notify you of any current recalls including how to get the appliance repaired free of charge by the manufacturer. Please contact me anytime fore more information on my recall check service or to schedule an inspection.

Inspecting is Mark’s passion not just a career.

Mark believes in providing you with a home inspection service the RIGHT way the first time. That includes ethical relationships with all of my clients, vendors, real estate agents and other involved parties. The experienced inspector will bring a truck with tools and ladders not a small car with binoculars and or short telescopic ladders. The components of the home need to be touched not just looked at when being inspected. Mark wants to inspect your next home and your friends or family homes; he will earn his referral(s). Particularly, Mark is your consultant for the entire time you reside in the inspected home. By the same token, Mark will simply work harder for you and has the experience and technical knowledge to conduct a thorough inspection. At Apple Home Inspections, your safety and comfort is always the top priority.

Call Mark Nicholet 7 days per week with any questions or concerns you may have, the office is always open for you.

The types of inspections Mark provides in Courtenay, Comox are:

  • Real Estate listing or sale inspections
  • Renovation inspections
  • Problem solving inspections
  • Maintenance inspections
  • Course of construction or progress inspections
  • Legal dispute inspections
  • Inspections of relatively new homes as warranties are about to expire
  • Wood Energy Technology Transfer inspections (WETT)
  • Commercial inspections
  • Infrared thermal imaging inspections