It is very important to have a knowledgeable home inspector when it comes to purchasing one's home. When I found a property in the rural part of Durham, Ontario, and after living in a city all of my life, there were new things that I had to be made aware of, when purchasing a country styled home.
When I contacted Don of 'Peace and Mind Home Inspections', I was very pleased with Don's work. Don had even arrived to my property before I had even got there. He already starting working from taking pictures, and checking the outside of the home, before going to the inside of the home for inspection, by the time I arrived to the property.
As a school educator, I know the importance of not only building relations with students, and having up to date lesson plans, a structured base of learning is also very important for the students, just as it is with a detailed report when it comes to home inspections.
Don provided this report to me, as well as providing a CD/DVD copy of all the pictures that he took of the property as well.
The key part of Don's package of materials is a detailed summary page of his findings. I am still using this summary page even today, with the list of items that Don recommended me to do. Some examples of the work that Don suggested, were to have a retaining wall, replacing the oil tank, having the septic tank pumped and inspected, which I have all done.
With regards to building relations, even to this day, when I finally got around to repairing the roof, (which was another item that Don had recommended me to do) Don was kind enough to recommend a few roofers who he trusted to do the work, and I took his first recommendation to me, and the crew did a fine job.
Although, I still have some work to do around the home, it is nice that Don always has told me that he is a phone call away, and when I do contact him from time to time for suggestions of what to do with regards to repair, he is always very helpful.
My only concern, was of no fault to Don, however, was to the previous home owners, for not really taking care of the property that well, and had only wished that they did take the time to do so. However, it is important to know which repairs are needed,
and having a professional such as Don help out the new homeowner is very important.
For those reading this review, please if selling one's home, make it a nice transition for the new homeowners to move in, rather then the new homeowner be faced with quite a few additional costs when it comes to repairs.
That is why it is important to have the peace of mind to do this, when purchasing a resale home, and have the experts like Don help guide you with what needs to be done right away, and what can wait a while.
Thank you Don,