Inspection News

Septic Overflow - 27/05/2016
When isnpecting a rural property it is always recomended to have access to the lids of the septic tank to ensure the system is functioning properly, in this case it isn't and will cost tens of ...
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Asbestos - 01/05/2016
Most of the time when you see this on your ducts it has not been tampered with, but once it has been disturbed it should be removed by a professional remediation company. ...
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Spring Has Sprung - 30/04/2016
It is one of the most favorite time of the year for most Canadians, it's time to tune up your mowers, plan your gardens and spruce up the outside of your house. ...
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Awesome Idea - 14/04/2016
This homeowner decided to put here lottery tickets to good use, she wallpapered the basement bathroom with them. ...
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New Door - 07/04/2016
You know you need a new door when you can do this to the old one. ...
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Asbestos Disturbed - 06/04/2016
Just because you can't see the disturbed Asbestos, doesn't mean you are not breathing it, this was found in the ceiling of a contained furnace room with a hole cut in the return air duct. ...
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Duct Cleaning - 31/03/2016
A sure sign you need your ducts professionally cleaned. ...
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Hire a Mason - 31/03/2016
This is not a do it yourself project, hire a professional! ...
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Tampered Structure - 31/03/2016
So you are renovating a century home and want to put on an addition, but you can't just cut a doorway in the foundation wall without installing proper supports. ...
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Hot Water Tank - 22/03/2016
You know you need a new tank when you see this and water on your basement floor....
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Crumbling Old Bricks - 16/03/2016
This is a job for a professional Mason!!! ...
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Cleaning Required - 16/03/2016
You know you need your ducts cleaned when you see this!!! ...
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In Need of Repair - 14/03/2016
You know when your chimney needs repairs when you see this!!! ...
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Leaky Problem - 07/03/2016
In older homes you will find some drain pipes have worn out and no matter how much silicone you use they will still leak, better to call a plumber and have it fixed right. ...
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Draining - 03/03/2016
When you see a repair like this on a septic system drain pipe, you know it was not done by a licensed plumber and you should check with the local company who last pumped and inspected the tank to s...
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Bathroom Venting - 03/03/2016
When installing a exhaust fan for a bathroom, it should have its own outdoor vent and the pipe passing through the attic should be insulated. ...
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Structural Failure - 29/02/2016
When you see something like this in a house you want to buy, run away!!! ...
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Dooway Gone Wrong - 27/02/2016
When installing a door opening in a brick wall, the proper way to install the lintel above the door is so that you do not see the lintel, there is no way to make this look nice, other than take it ...
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Dangerous Gases - 25/02/2016
Where do you think the burnt gases from this hot water tank are  venting to? Outside or into the house, I would say into the house and it is a very dangerous situation considering we did not f...
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In Need of Repairs - 25/02/2016
When you see bricks and mortar crumbling and falling on the ground you know it is past the time for the chimney to be repaired! ...
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Installation Gone Wrong - 25/02/2016
When inspecting a house and you see water pouring out of the furnace, it is safe to assume whoever installed it did not have a licence, especially if there is no tag attached with their contact inf...
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FIRE - 24/02/2016
People want to install wood stoves wherever they think they want or need heat. ...
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Not Fully Supported - 21/02/2016
Some of the things I find in basements just makes me shake my head and say, "what were they thinking"!!! One post is good, several are better, several layers of shingles on the roof p...
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House Fire - 21/02/2016
You never know what you will find in an attic, the entire roof system had been on fire for some time, a good contractor would have replaced the burnt and charred lumber. ...
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This is Funny - 11/02/2016
A wall mount oven installed at floor level under the countertop, I suppose you could sit on the floor to put your roast in the oven!!!i ...
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