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What Should I Expect From My Home Inspector

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Please contact us ASAP in advance of the date that you hope to schedule for your inspection.

The home inspection business is seasonal. During a home inspectors busy periods we may need 3 to 5 days of advance notice to accommodate your requirements. If you desire a WETT inspection I can arrange that as well. As a home inspector you are my priority, so let me work for you!

Ask about infrared inspections and see how they can help the home inspector during the inspection  

Some things that can possibly be revealed  by a home inspector using infrared are:

  • Locate air leaks from inadequately installed or worn window/door seals
  • Possibly Identify faulty wiring and plumbing leaks
  • Detect moisture or the possible presence of mold or mildew
  • Source damaged or unsealed components of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems
  • Locate the source of roof leaks and potential ice damming issues

1. As your home inspector I ask that you should plan to attend the inspection. You will learn a lot about your prospective purchase by shadowing us as we perform the inspection. Because our inspections include external and internal visual reviews of the property, we require full sunlight to conduct the external part of the inspection. You may have to arrange for some time away from work, if you plan to attend. Dress comfortably, knowing that we will be spending some time in the outdoors.

2. Ensure that your agent and vendor are all aware of the timing of the inspection for the home inspector.  Arrangements are often made by your agent.

3. Although not critical, it is usually preferable that the vendors are not present during the home inspection. Vendors have a vested interest in selling their property and may have difficulty with a home inspector pointing out deficiencies that they may or may not be aware of at the time of inspection. In any case, rest assured that we are working for you and that you will get the straight facts about your purchase.

4. Inspections vary in length, depending on the complexity of the property. An inspection can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours to complete, sometimes longer. Please feel free to come to the inspection with any questions that you may have about the property.

5. Bring a notepad to take notes and document measurements. You will be provided with a written annotated report by your home inspector at the end of the inspection (PDF copy within 24 hrs. by email). Your personal observations may have a significant influence on your purchase decision. Please read the Report!

6. Although your children are an integral part of your purchase decision, please leave them at home with a trusted person. This is probably one of the most important purchases that you will ever make and you don’t need any distractions while we are together assessing the property.

7. Please work with your agent to have the vendor provide access to attic hatches, electrical panels, furnaces, water heaters etc. Home inspectors cannot move the vendor’s property, and this access is required for us to make a thorough examination of the house. Our inspection is limited to a visual inspection of those parts of the house that are readily visible. Basements full of boxes may conceal a wall condition like a leak or a crack that would normally be documented if it was visible.

8. We will conduct a random inspection of electrical outlets throughout the house, and where possible and accessible, we will provide an inspection of the electrical panel.  We cannot conduct an exhaustive examination of the panel without turning off the main power. We cannot shut off the power as it may affect computers, health-care equipment, timers, alarms etc.

9. If you wish to take photographs of the property, please clear this in advance with the vendor through your agent. Some vendors are concerned about their privacy and security and prefer that no photos be taken.

10. Please review The Inspection Agreement and the Standards of Practice prior to the inspection date. These documents are available on other tabs in this website. You will be asked to sign the Inspection Agreement prior to us conducting the inspection. We cannot complete the inspection without a signed agreement. The Standards of Practice provide you with a comprehensive list of what is covered and what is not covered in an inspection. You should ensure that you understand the limitations of an inspection prior to our meeting.

11. Inspection not exhaustive: The inspection is not technically exhaustive and all-encompassing. The client acknowledges that, as a result of the limitations of a visual inspection, some detectable deficiencies may go unnoticed in the inspection report. The client accepts these limitations. The home inspector is a generalist, not a specialist in all disciplines and may refer the client to specialist(s) for further evaluation of certain items. The Client acknowledges that there may be problems with the property which will not be apparent from a visual inspection.

12. Not Building code or by-law compliance: The inspection to be completed is not a Building Code or By-Law compliance inspection. The Client acknowledges that it may be necessary to confer directly with authorities to confirm whether the property meets Building Code or By-Law requirements.

13. Cost Estimates: Cost Estimates (if) provided in the Inspection Report are minimum only and they are intended to be guideline figures. If figures are given they are based on the most cost-effective solution to address the problem and will not include betterment. The inspector is not responsible for the cost of replacement or repair. It is recommended that the client obtain at least three cost estimates from qualified specialists before finalizing budgets for any work.

14. Environmental concerns: The client acknowledges that it may be necessary for the client to retain specialists in such areas to identify and evaluate these types of risks. Most environmental concerns can be addressed by ancillary inspections.

You are strongly encouraged to ask questions if anything at all is unclear to you.

Payment is due at the time of the inspection. We accept cheques, cash, PayPal, Visa, MC

We wish you luck on your home purchase.

Best Regards:

Scott, Certified Master Inspector

 Standards Of Practice

Home Inspector Code of Ethics

The first photo is what they see, the second is what I see!


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The first image is with a camera, the second image (same house) with an infrared camera shows a leaky toilet!  Trust a certified home inspector from Eyespy Home Inspections!

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