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									What Should I Expect?

  1. Please contact us well in advance of the date that you hope to schedule for
     your inspection. The inspection business is seasonal, and during our busy
     periods we may need 3 to 5 days of advance notice to accommodate your

  2. 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. This means that 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.

  3. Ensure that your agent and vendor are all aware of the timing of the
     inspection. These arrangements are often made by your agent.

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

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

  6. Bring a notepad to take notes and document measurements. Although you
     will be provided with a written report at the end of the inspection, your
     personal observations may have a significant influence on your purchase

  7. 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.

  8. 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.
9. 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. However, we cannot conduct an exhaustive
   examination of the panel without turning off the main power, and this we
   cannot do as it may affect computers, health-care equipment, timers,
   alarms etc.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. Payment is due at the end of the inspection. We accept cheques and cash.
    Please make your cheques payable to The Home Inspection Guy Inc.

Thank you for choosing The Home Inspection Guy Inc. We wish you luck on
your home purchase journey.

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