Hiring Ted Gilmour to complete a home inspection has saved us from an unknown amount of future aggravation and expense. He knows his business. Others may have mentioned it in their reviews also, but we would not complete a home purchase without him from now on. Ted is professional, courteous, punctual, thorough and kind. We found Ted by 'accident'. A combination of a verbal referral by another (unavailable) home inspector (we didn't pay too much attention to this at first, in the rush of having found a house we both liked) and then frenzied 'net research.
Of course, we didn't even consider home inspector referrals given to us by any realtor. Don't get caught up in the excitement of an accepted offer and make this costly mistake just because you really want the purchase to go through.
Do yourself a huge favour and invest in a home inspection from this guy. You will be taking a sure step to investing in your peace of mind. The 'manual' about the house we received afterwards, as well as a verbal report as I did the inspection WITH Ted, and PDF summary meant we had a thorough understanding of the house going forwards.
Again, others have said it too I think, but people can spend more time researching and buying a car/pet/appliances/researching vacations than really understanding a house they are buying. Just doesn't make any sense.
A huge thank you, Ted.