Category: New Home Inspection

17 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your House

 Selling your house can be both exciting and stressful, especially if it’s your first time. Regardless of why you decided to sell your home, there are a number of pitfalls you can easily fall into, making your home selling experience less than ideal. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of the most common home selling… Read more »

What’s The Big Deal About Home Inspection?

Why does my Real Estate Agent harp on getting a home inspection? Do you think this is a needless expense? Think again. Since the late 1980’s, disclosure of property defects has become the primary focus of most residential real estate transactions after first emerging as a service during the mid-1970’s. Gaining gradual recognition over the… Read more »

Getting Ready to Sell Your House? Here are 11 Things Most People Forget to Do

You’ve started on your lists of small repairs, you’ve contacted a real estate agent, and now you’re in the final steps of getting ready to sell your house. But before you put your home up for sale, and certainly before having your first open house, here are 11 things to consider that most home sellers… 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 »

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 »

New Home Inspection

Beautiful day to inspect a brand new home!

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

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 »