Category: Home Inspection Tips

Electrocution safety hazard on NEW HOME

Even on this custom built 2+ millions $ house there are serious safety hazards that could occupants to get shocked or potentially get electrocuted. A GFCI or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt is a safety device used on electrical circuits to prevent electrical shock. It is especially critical for things like whirlpools(like the one in this… Read more »

Heat not working?

It really was not a mystery why the this radiator was shut off and the room it was in was freezing cold. You may wanted to replace that before the pipes freeze and burst.

Saved money by not hiring an inspector?

Whats going on in the picture? poorly sealed exhaust vents + dryer vent (3 in total in attic) that are discharging onto the wood frame causing rot/water damage and mold growth. THIS IS A 4 Year old house that was not inspected when it was brand new. Now the warranty has run out and these… Read more »

Toilet cracked

The exactly reason we never recommend to tighten the nuts that secure the toilet when it is loose. There’s a big chance that it will crack the porcelain and you’ll have to buy a new toilet. If you need a home inspector that wont miss a thing, contact us today. We serve the greater Toronto… Read more »

Just because your home is newly built does not mean that everything is going to be perfect. We find big problems on new houses all the time. Make sure you protect yourself and use your warranty

Why you shouldn’t change your roof during winter

Most roof coverings installed in Toronto, Ontario are asphalt shingles. First off what are asphalt shingles? There are a couple different type of shingles but we’ll focus on fiberglass 3 tab shingles which are the ones that are most commonly used for re-shingling a roof. The fiberglass shingle is encased in asphalt and then has… Read more »

Look out below!

There’s a big issue when a chimney is deteriorating this quickly. Such problems can cause serious safety issues inside the house and out!

Asbestos in your home

Buying a home build between 1920 and 1990? Vermiculite from the Libby mine is a insulation widely used and which contains high levels of Asbestos. A material that has been linked to cause lung and chest cancer. Contact us if you are in Etobicoke or anywhere in the greater Toronto area and are in need… Read more »

New Home Fail

Yes your new house is ready for you to move in! When buying a new home in most situations you pay for a warranty. You have to submit 3 different reports to indicate all major and minor deficiencies that need to be resolved or else they will never be fixed. A home inspector can take… Read more »

Cold room ventilation

It’s fascinating that some people do not understand what ventilation is and how it help to get rid of moisture in your cold room. On most homes you’ll find a window or a vent to provide air-flow and allow trapped moisture to exit. When you block off this vent you start having issues like mold,… Read more »