About GoldEye Home Inspection

Home inspectors providing property & home inspection services in Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Burlington, Hamilton, Brantford, Cambridge and Milton.

  • Company Info

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    About Us: I’m Steve Schroeder, Chief Inspector and President of GoldEye Home Inspection Ltd. We are a Guelph Southern Ontario based company providing Home Inspection and Infrared Thermography services in Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and surrounding communities in Southern Ontario. Founded in 2014, GoldEye Home Inspection strives to provide you with clear, unbiased and no nonsense information about your home to help you make confident real estate buying, selling and renovation decisions.

    Training: A graduate of the Carson Dunlop Home Inspection Training Program and the Carson Dunlop Home Inspector Field Training Program. I’ve studied to learn the specific skills needed to be an effective home inspector. In addition, I’ve been trained as a Building Investigations Thermographer (Level 1 Certified-Infrared Training Center), in radon testing (C-NRPP) and working with asbestos (Pinchin Ltd). I have a B.Sc in Chemistry/Microbiology and bring a scientific approach to home inspection. I’ve worked hard to develop the specific skills and procedures needed to provide you with the most focused home inspection you can find.

    Our Service

    Standards Of Practice: At GoldEye Home Inspection we follow the strict standards of practice of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors and adhere to their high code of ethics. We also continue to incorporate new training and technologies to provide you with the best information possible about the condition of your home. Our procedures are designed to perform a home inspection that goes below the surface and investigates the underlying causes of any adverse conditions we find.

    Focus: At GoldEye Home Inspection we take pride in our thoroughness. Our inspections aren’t rushed and we take the time to do the best inspection possible.

    Our focus is on your house. While some inspectors will have multiple inspections scheduled for the same day, we will never accept a booking for another inspection on the same day as yours. Until your inspection is complete and the report has been delivered to you, we are focused on your home.

    Service: Our Home Inspection service doesn’t end when the report is delivered. If you ever have a question about something in an inspection report, or need more information about an issue, please give us a call. We will be happy to provide whatever additional information or advice that we can. If necessary, we will return to your home to take a second look.

    In addition, our Inspection Review service is an opportunity for you to review the Inspection Report with the inspector who prepared it. After you have moved into the house and had a chance to live with it for a while, give us a call! We’ll review adverse conditions identified in the report with you to see if they have been corrected or remind you that they need further attention.

  • About Home Inspectors

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    Home Inspectors are professional consultants that perform a visual assessment of the condition of the home’s major systems at a point in time. As you follow the inspector around the house, the inspector can help you to learn about the home and how the major systems work. We look at how the home’s systems perform, rather than design or cosmetic issues We provide information about components that are not performing their function fully or are nearing the end of their life.

    What to Look for in a Home Inspector

    The major associations of home inspectors require inspectors to operate under strict Standards of Practice and Codes of Conduct.

    Look for an inspector who is a member in good standing of a national association of home inspectors.

    Proper training is essential. Your inspector should have been trained in a reputable home inspection training program that includes practical field training and qualifying exams as required by their association

    Experience is important. No one has seen it all. But the more an inspector has seen, the better they can recognize potential problems.

    Does the inspector provide a written report? Communication of the home inspector’s findings is a central part of the home inspection process. You should receive a written report (in digital or paper form) that clearly explains any issues found and provides some guidance for dealing with them. It’s also a requirement of most Standards of Practice.

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    Insurance. A professional in any occupation should have insurance. Mistakes happen and insurance can protect you from the cost of an error that has catastrophic results. Hopefully, your inspector will never need it, but you should have the comfort of knowing it’s there.

    Independent. Some inspectors are closely affiliated with companies that offer other services, such as construction trades, real estate plumbing repair services, or mold/environmental remediation services. Although some inspectors in this situation are very good, honest and operate with integrity, there is an inherent danger of a conflict of interest. Be aware of this risk.

    During the Inspection:

    Does the home inspector allow you to follow them during the inspection? If they don’t, it’s a red flag. The best way for an inspector to explain a component or a problem to you is to show it and to answer any questions you may have. But don’t worry. They won’t (or shouldn’t) ask you to go anywhere that isn’t safe or that you’re not comfortable going.

    Time. The average home inspection should take 2 1/2 to 3 hours. If it’s much less than this, you have to question how complete the inspection was. Some inspectors are in a hurry to rush to their next inspection because they do two, three or more inspections in one day. At Goldeye Home Inspection we limit our Home Inspection service to one inspection per day. Until your inspection is complete and the report delivered, we will be focused on your house.

    Style. While you don’t want to choose your inspector based on the clothes they wear, finding the right fit for you can be important. A Home Inspector should be professional, but should also make you feel comfortable. The home inspection process should be a two-way communication. If it isn’t, you won’t get the most out of it!

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    Take a Tour

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    The American Association of Home Inspectors (ASHI) has produced an excellent Virtual Home Inspection Tour to show you what a Home Inspection is all about. Click the image to watch this Virtual Home Inspection Tour.

  • Sample Home Inspection Report

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    One of the best ways to judge the quality and professionalism of the work completed by a home inspector is to take a close look at their inspection report.

    The best reports are narrative reports customized to your home. These will include nearly every visible area and component of the home along with detailed descriptions of concerns along with clear digital photos. This means there is little room for doubt about the inspector’s evaluation.

    For your convenience, we have included one here for your review.

    Click Here To Download Our Sample Home Inspection Report

    GoldEye Home Inspection will be your home buying or selling advocate! We are committed to providing you with outstanding service. We’re extremely thorough if you’re looking to buy or sell in the Southern Ontario area, we can help!

    Owned and operated by Steve Schroeder, Chief Inspector of GoldEye Home Inspection, who takes great pride in his commitment to following high standards and providing professional service to all customers.

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