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Wood-Burning Systems Should be Inspected by a WETT Certified Expert

Is your current home or the house you’re looking to purchase completely or partially heated with wood? If so, it’s in your best interest to have all wood-burning appliances inspected by a Wood Energy Technical Transfer (WETT) specialist. A WETT Inspection will ensure that your system is correctly installed and operating properly, and that it poses no threat to your …

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Get the A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections Family Working for You!

When you enlist an ABCHI inspector to protect your home – likely the largest financial investment you’ll make throughout your lifetime – you actually receive expertise from an entire team. ABCHI is comprised of industry-leading home inspectors operating in local markets across Canada – and internationally, in fact. We support each other and learn together through best practice sharing and …

When do You Need a Home Inspection

3 Key Scenarios Where You Need a Home Inspection

While there’s virtually an endless list of reasons why a home inspection makes sense to protect your hard-earned money, there are different types of inspections available to safeguard you when buying, selling or maintaining a property. Each type of home inspection we carry out follows the same format, with the intent of disclosing the condition of the structure, foundation, plumbing …

Helpful Home Spring Maintenance Tips

Welcome Warmer Temperatures with this Helpful Spring Maintenance Checklist!

Each season presents its own to-do list for homeowners. Following a regular home maintenance schedule is the easiest way to stay on top of this list and ensure you’re protecting your investment as well as your family’s wellbeing. Whether you take care of a few tasks at a time or several all at once, it’s important to get into the …

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Have You Filed Your Kitec Plumbing Claim?

With just a year left to file a claim for compensation related to Kitec plumbing issues in your home, a settlement lawyer says only a fraction of eligible applicants have sought reimbursement. A recent CBC article reports that $97 million (78%) of the $125 million class-action settlement has yet to be claimed since the funds became available in January 2012. …

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This Winter Maintenance Checklist Will Keep Your Home in Good Order!

Inspecting your home on a regular basis and following good maintenance practices is the best way to protect your investment. Whether you take care of a few tasks at a time or several all at once, it’s important to get into the habit of completing these checks annually leading up to each season. With winter well on its way, it’s …

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Are You an Entrepreneur at Heart?

Have you been thinking about starting your own business and becoming your own boss? While self-employment isn’t for everyone, there are several key traits that successful entrepreneurs share. Five beliefs and behaviours that are vital to the success of any business owner, include: Motivation Vision Creativity Collaboration Decisiveness Likely the most important characteristic is motivation. If you’re a self-starter who …

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Does Your Home Have “Graspable” Handrails on Stairs & Decks?

Anyone who has ever personally experienced an accident – or has watched a loved one adapt following an accident – knows that they can be life-changing… and often come with long-term consequences. One important way to help prevent slip and fall accidents in and around your home is to ensure “graspable” handrails are installed on all stairs and decks. This …

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How Will Marijuana Legalization Impact Homebuying?

October 17th, 2018 will be a day many people will remember – and not just because it’s legal to smoke marijuana across Canada, but also because it can be legally grown for personal consumption in every province or territory except Manitoba and Quebec. And, although Nunavut has not banned growing at this time, the provincial government will regulate whether plants …

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Our Home Inspection Fee is Money Well Spent!

Everyone likes to save money, but the old adage that ‘you get what you pay for’ is so true when selecting a professional home inspection company that will ensure your property receives a thorough examination. At the end of the day, home inspections are an exercise in risk reduction. Their true value is in alerting you to big-ticket issues within …