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 …

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 …

A Home Inspection Franchise is a Smart Investment

If you’ve been thinking about changing careers or becoming a business owner, the home inspection industry is a great choice. For starters, being your own boss certainly has its advantages, including controlling how much business you bring in based on the number of hours you’d like to work and, as a result, how much income you generate. The sky’s truly …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Home Maintenance Inspections

During the course of our busy everyday lives we can often overlook some very important things. This is never more true than with general household maintenance. Aside from being the place where you hang your hat, a home is also a very valuable investment. Failure to maintain it properly can damage your home and downgrade its value. A home maintenance …