A new home will likely be one of the largest investments you will ever make, therefore, it is important to understand the condition of your investment. Let Acuity Inspection Services provide you with the detailed inspection you require, as well as a finalized report that you can rely on to make informed decisions.
As certified professional inspectors, trained by CanNACHI (Canadian Association of Certified Home Inspectors), we will give you all the required information to be confident in your purchase decision.
STANDARD OPERATING PRACTICES
At Acuity Inspection Services we follow the Standard Operating Practices, (SOP) and the Code Of Ethics set forth by the Canadian Association of Certified Home Inspectors, otherwise known as CanNACHI. This document describes, in detail, the individual components to be inspected as well as how the inspection should be performed. The guidelines set within this SOP help to ensure that your inspection is completed in a professional, thorough manor.
A full copy of this SOP is available and can be downloaded in the PDF format below.
WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION
A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the readily accessible areas of a residential property, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector.
The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process.
The general home inspection is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions.
The general home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection.
HOME INSPECTION IS NOT
An inspection is not technically exhaustive, and therefore, will not identify concealed or latent defects.
An inspection will not deal with aesthetic concerns or what could be deemed matters of taste, cosmetic defects, etc.
An inspection will not determine the suitability of the property for any use.
An inspection does not determine the market value of the property or its marketability, nor will it determine the insurability of the property.
An inspection does not determine the advisability or inadvisability of the purchase of the inspected property.
An inspection does not determine the life expectancy of the property or any components or systems therein.
Basements, Foundations, Crawlspaces
Attics, Insulation & Ventlation
Doors, Windows & Interior
SYSTEMS TYPICALLY NOT INSPECTED
Any System That is Shut Down
Any System that is Not Functional
Low Voltage Communication Systems
Any System That Does Not Turn on With Standard Operating Controls
Utility Shut Off Valves
Home Automations Systems
FOLLOW-UP AFTER CLOSING
Once the purchase has closed we will schedule the follow up review of the inspection report, maintenance items and create a handy project and job list. This will also give us the opportunity to observe and document everything you need to know when it comes to seasonal tasks.