What is a Pre-Delivery (Home) Inspection (PDI)?

A Pre-Delivery (Home) Inspection (PDI) is a chance to completely familiarize yourself with your new home and learn how to control its systems. It is essentially a vital element of your new home purchase process, simply because it gives you the chance to document any apparent imperfections and/or spoiled objects proceeding to your occupancy. Additionally, general components, as described in the declaration and explanation, will be examined, promptly, immediately before the home is registered.

When should a PDI be conducted?

Whilst your new home is mainly finalize and about to be lived in, your builder will contact you to set up an appointment for Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI). This is at the time when New Trend Home Inspection Inc. comes to rescue you. A representative from the builder will be present who will too fill out a report or checklist to keep track of every one of the defects.

Our Pre-Delivery (Home) Inspection (PDI) will typically require more time than a classic builder's PDI inspection. This is why we suggest that PDI to be conducted after closing. This will eliminate a conflict amongst Builder's inspection Haste, Final Paperwork Time and Our Home Inspection. You will be given about one month in order to make use of your Thirty Days Tarion Warrantee; therefore it is best NOT to rush into it, and leave enough time for us to go over everything, worry free!

How long does a PDI usually take?

Pre-Delivery (Home) Inspection (PDI) in general requires anywhere from 90 minutes to 2.5 hours based on the size of your new home (This time does not Include Report Writing). A PDI is a very serious type of house inspection; it has to be done properly, and MUST NOT be rushed through.

What actually happens during the PDI?

We will meet up at your new home and will walk you through your new home room by room, top to bottom, inside and out. I am very strict and observant for the duration of the walk-through. I will inspect the surfaces of structures, exterior defects, roof systems, Ontario building code compliance and so on. Disagreement could arise as you possibly will remark a chipped floor tile as soon as you move in and there is no way to verify whether it was here before you moved in or happened at the time of the moving.

The PDI is the perfect time to learn the accurate operation and maintenance of your new home's mechanical ventilation system. Right comprehension of your ventilation system helps control your indoor atmosphere condition, and defend your new home warranty. Sadly, defects caused by by property owner’s neglect are not covered under warranty.
If we are implementing the PDI at some stage in the winter months or unfavorable conditions, we might not be able to completely evaluate the outside of your new home. Don’t worry! We will make a memorandum on the inspection form about the objects that we possibly missed (or could not see), and record specially the things that are not fulfilled.

What Happens Next?

We have a unique system that lists the imperfections in your property, and subsequently generates your Tarion Warranty Application along with the corresponding building codes for you to present the builder. This inclusive report will make your life much easier, simply because there is no need for you to fill up the confusing and time consuming Tarion Warranty Form.

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