Key Indicators for Spotting Water Damage

When you set up an inspection appointment for the home you’re planning to buy, one main component our inspectors are trained to look for includes signs of water damage. That’s because drips, leaks and flooding can cause major structural damage if not addressed properly and/or in a timely manner. Catching potential issues like this before buying a home can save …

Make Sure Your Renovations are Completed Properly

Renovating your home is both an exciting and stressful undertaking – particularly if you remain in the home throughout its transformation. Whether you’re planning a major restoration or minor remodeling, what begins as a dream design can quickly turn into a nightmare. We’ve all seen those TV shows that showcase different types of disasters as they unfold when home renovations …

Highly Trained Home Inspectors at Your Service

When hiring a home inspector to help ensure your property selection is sound while making among the largest financial purchases of your lifetime, it’s important to know you can place your trust and confidence in a professional, regardless of whether he or she is licensed. Did you know that the only jurisdictions in Canada that mandate home inspector licensing are …

Dispelling 3 Common Home Inspection Myths

Hey – have you heard the one about the home inspector who could predict the future? We hope not! While our home inspectors are highly trained and knowledgeable, they aren’t fortune tellers. This is just one of many popular myths we often hear while going about our daily inspections. It’s important to understand both what a home inspector does and …

Your New Build Needs an Inspection Too!

You’ve budgeted, saved, planned and worked extremely hard to buy a newly-built home  designed to meet your family’s needs. That’s why it’s essential to have a professional home inspector examine your new house from top to bottom, ensuring your builder got everything right and you can move into your dream home with added peace of mind. The same holds true …

Does My Home Require Radon Testing?

Concerned about radon? A radon test is an inexpensive and simple way to bring you peace of mind – for both an existing home or a prospective purchase. Radon is an invisible and odourless radioactive gas that’s released from the ground thanks to radium (which comes from uranium). Radon build-up can occur in any home, regardless of age or how …

Could You Benefit from a Spring Home Maintenance Inspection?

With spring officially upon us, now’s the perfect time to consider scheduling your annual home maintenance inspection. A lot can happen to a home’s exterior over the course of a year, particularly when it comes to extreme winter weather conditions such as wind, freezing rain, ice and snow. Equally as important is ensuring the mechanical systems within your home are …

Does Your Home Inspection Come with a Property Warranty?

You may have quickly answered, ‘Don’t they all?’ to this question. But, this isn’t a run-of-the-mill warranty on the service or your inspector – it’s a unique warranty attached to the property itself that protects the property’s new owner. Our Warranty and Client Protection Program guards against surprises that show up after you take possession of your new home – …

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Exploring Foundation Cracks

When most people think about foundation cracks, basement flooding/moisture intrusion comes to mind. Homeowners and homebuyers alike begin worrying that their most prized possessions could be ruined by water making its way indoors, and they could face a large out-of-pocket expense. But, what people fail to realize is that the impact of a foundation crack could be way worse than …