Category: Home Inspection Tips

Not the way to add a pool

The rooftop patio drain was blocked on this home we recently inspected. If you’d like to add a pool it’s probably best to get one professionally installed. In all seriousness, general maintenance should not be overlooked even if you are selling your home. Thankfully this flat roof was installed well and did not leak into… Read more »

Spring is around the corner!

Spring maintenance It’s spring time and soon you’ll be able to enjoy warm sunny days outside without your winter coat. Often enough though people tend to forget how crucial maintenance is on their homes so while you’re doing spring cleaning indoors, make sure to do some spring maintenance outdoors too. The first thing you can… Read more »

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 »