Dear Home Seller: Here’s How to Help Close the Deal

Let’s face it, a home inspection can be quite stressful when you’re the one selling your home, because it’s something you often feel is beyond your control. What could the home inspector possibly find that could make or break the deal for you? There’s likely a whole slew of questions racing through your mind as you wait for the report …

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 …

Perfect Homes Don’t Exist!

There, we said it! Perfect homes don’t exist. And, while the spectrum of issues that can arise in a home varies wildly, every single property in existence can use improvements. And when you’re making one of the largest purchases of your lifetime, it makes sense to have an expert examine the property and make sure there aren’t hidden issues you …

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 – …

Adam Anderson - Inspector - Inspecting foundation cracks

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 …

Missing insulation in ceiling

Thermal Imaging: Uncovering What the Naked Eye Can’t See

Technology has certainly come a long way. And perhaps the most comprehensive tool for a home inspector is the thermal imaging infrared camera, as it can view what the naked eye can’t see, peering behind walls, under flooring, into attics/ceilings and more. An added level of protection for potential home buyers or homeowners conducting maintenance checks, thermal imaging offers peace …

Addressing Attic Frost & Moisture Problems

During colder months, there’s an increased risk of moisture within a home’s attic space. If given a pathway, warm, moist air finds its way into the attic and condenses before it’s able to exhaust through various venting systems. The harsh, cold temperatures turn this condensation into frost and, as weather warms up, the frost melts and can cause serious damage …