Exploring Environmentally-Friendly Pest Control Measures

More and more Canadians are turning to environmentally-friendly options to address everyday issues within our homes, including pest control. Let’s face it, no one wants to deal with insects, let alone destructive rodents that can wreak havoc on everything from wood and insolation to electrical systems. But having a safer way to deal with pest problems can set our minds …

Pre-Inspection Helps You Safely Sell or Buy a Home Amid COVID-19 Realities

COVID-19 has made us all acutely aware of our surroundings and risk factors as we do our part to help stop the spread of this virus. But, during this time and into the future, many people are still buying and selling properties. Using a pre-inspection not only protects sellers from the anxiety of having multiple people walk through their properties, …

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Adapting Home Inspections to New Realities

This Spring market is like nothing we’ve experienced in the past. At a time when we’re typically enjoying the busiest time of the year, we’re now facing new challenges to help keep our inspectors, REALTOR® partners, homeowners and homebuyers safe from COVID-19. But the reality is, many Canadians still need to buy and sell houses amidst the chaos. So, we’re …

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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 …

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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 …