Preparing for a home inspection
At The Co-operators, we are focused on working with you to provide coverage options that will fit both your needs and your budget. Part of this process involves periodic property inspections, which we conduct for several reasons:
- To help protect you and your family
- To update your coverage if necessary
- To ensure that you are receiving all available discounts
- To help identify hazards that could lead to a loss
What to expect from an inspection
All inspections at The Co-operators are conducted by our Financial Advisors or inspectors that have been authorized by us to evaluate your property at no additional cost to you. Here’s what to expect:
- A representative from The Co-operators, or an authorized third-party inspector, will contact you to arrange a convenient time to conduct the inspection. Appropriate identification will be provided on the day of the appointment.
- The representative will inspect your home’s heating system. This includes the tank, fuel line burner and any other parts that are relevant to the inspection.
- A full evaluation of your property will be completed during the visit. This includes measuring your home, inspecting any outside buildings and assessing the electrical, heating and plumbing systems as well as any wood burning appliances. For ease of interpretation, they may take photographs.
- If your home is heated by oil, ensure your oil tank is accessible by removing any items that may be stored near the tank. For optimal safety, proper air circulation and leak detection should be present.
Once your inspection has been completed, one of our insurance specialists will contact you to discuss the outcome and to answer any questions. Our property inspections are just one of the ways we are working to serve you better.
To learn more about property inspections, contact your Financial Advisor.