Category: Home Safety

Not the way to add a pool

The rooftop patio drain was blocked on this home we recently inspected in Brampton, Ontario. 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… 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 »

Leaking water in a BRAND new home

Inspected a new home recently and found an issue that if it had gone unnoticed could have caused major water damage. Every time you turn on the faucet in the laundry room (which is on the 2nd floor) water would spew out of the prime line that goes to the floor drain. Even I didn’t… 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

Staircase poorly secured

After numerous renovations, this 100+ year old house staircase was modified so many times that in the end it was left handing on basically by a sliver.

Plumbing Install

If you’re unsure on how plumbing or gravity works it best to stay away from doing any plumbing work at home.

Watch you face!

The absolute last thing you’d want to see when looking into the attic.

Just a few more inches!

Almost made it but not quite close enough.