Your Home Inspector 2020 is the home inspection service operated by Andrew Dixon, RHI. Andrew is a Registered Home Inspector (RHI), a member of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) and will celebrate 25 successful inspecting years in 2022. Andrew is a past president of OAHI and served as an Approved Inspector with Mike Holmes Inspections for 11 years.
Education: Andrew was educated at Durham College and is a graduate of their Home Inspection program. He has continued his inspection education with courses in Thermography, Defect Recognition, Air Sampling, Sewage Systems, among many. He has maintained his annual education credits as required by the OAHI. He chairs the OAHI’s Education Programs Committee.
Experience: Since 1997 Andrew has been helping people buy and maintain their homes as a full-time home inspector. He has experience in the Eco Audit field and can help with energy efficiency recommendations. Andrew has successfully completed over 6,000 home inspections.
Commitment: YHI2020 is a boutique business, we are committed to helping you pick the right home in the most informed manner, not in mass sales and tons of inspections. We will take all the time needed to inspect, identify defects, and explain them and their impact. We use the Horizon reporting system which includes site pictures, related diagrams, dialogue and is delivered electronically. You can easily share the report with family and your realtor. YHI2020 reports include the in-house developed feature Commonly Asked Insurance Questions which will assist you in insuring your home.
SERVICES: YHI2020 offers a wide range of home inspection services from the basic resale inspection through maintenance inspections to ancillary services valuable to the homeowner, mould testing, infrared imaging (IR) and pool inspections. All services include a written report.
We offer stand-alone, package and bundled services. Our pricing is all-inclusive, and starting with homes up to 2,500 sq. ft., pricing is as follows:
• Basic Home Inspection: our top to bottom benchmark - $425
• Expanded Home Inspection: The Basic plus infrared scanning - $ 500
• Premium Home Inspection: The Basic plus IR scanning plus mould testing - $800
• Infrared Scanning: whole house or special concerns – $250
• Mould Testing: air sampling specifically for mold spores - $350
• Mould Testing: surface swabs to identify mold - $125
• Mould Testing Bundle: air sampling and surface swabs - $425
• Renovation Consulting – hourly rate
Extras (applicable to any service as necessary):
• Size surcharge per 500 sq. ft. - $50
• Travel Surcharge per kilometre - $0.46
PAYMENT AND CONTRACTS: Payment is due on-site, and we accept either cash or e-transfer. You will always receive a receipt. We will not start an inspection unless the contract is signed and dated. When an inspection is booked, we will send you a contract and confirmation email with instructions on returning the signed contract electronically.
TERRITORY YHI: is based in Bowmanville, Ont. and offers all its service packages throughout the GTA, anywhere in the Durham region north to Lake Simcoe, the Kawarthas, Peterborough and east to Belleville.
HOURS OF OPERATION YHI2020 is open for business from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Sunday appointments areavailable on request. We do take time off, so all holiday or vacation days will be posted on this website.
CLIENT SATISFACTION: YHI2020 and Andrew Dixon, RHI have a very good client satisfaction level. We get repeat business and referrals from our clients. We take the time to inspect thoroughly and report clearly. As some recent clients wrote:
“Andrew’s report gave us the confidence we needed to make an informed decision and it made us comfortable with our bid. It was money well spent.” Jordan and Andrea – century home in Orono - first-time home buyers
“Thanks for the home inspection Andrew, you were great on-site. The report is extensive, and I like how you packaged it.” Zorah and Aaron – property on Kingston Road, Toronto – first-time home buyers.