REDUCING RADON IN YOUR HOME & MITIGATION TECHNIQUES

What is Radon? Radon is a radioactive gas that is found naturally in the environment. Radon is formed from the breakdown of uranium, found in soil, rock and groundwater.  Radon gas is inert, colorless and odorless, and is found in the atmosphere in trace amounts. Outdoors, radon disperses rapidly and, generally, is not a health issue. Most radon exposure occurs …

CAUTION WHEN PURCHASING A “FULLY RENOVATED” HOME

In our industry, we deal first hand with many real estate listings that have the headline “completely renovated from top to bottom”. When you’re dealing with a home that is of some age and has gone through a major renovation you need to ask the following questions: Were structural alterations done on this property? Were the necessary permits pulled. Were …

Inspection Services Group Featured on CHCH-TV

Featured segment CHCH-TV: Find the dangers in your home with Inspection Services Group. Lesley Stewart spent the morning with Inspection Services Group, a company that Panos Loucaides founded in 2012. Have an issue with your home? They do residential and commercial inspections, such as radon testing, allergen testing, mold testing and air quality assessments.

The importance of an independent Tarion warranty Inspection

Thousands of new homes are built every year but very few undergo an inspection from an independent Inspection Company. There are various reasons why this is happening. In this article, I will explain what these reasons are and why they are not valid. Why Independent Tarion Warranty Inspections are forgone by buyers Buyers are led to believe that the house …

General Contractor vs. Home Inspector

Have you ever wondered who is right for the job?  This is a fairly common question in the inspection industry and a great topic for discussion.  Not because all contractors are bad.  In fact, we recommend a variety of different contractors to our clients all the time.  I have chosen the topic of contractors because I wanted to shed light …

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Infrared & Its Purpose in the Inspection Industry

What is Infrared? By definition infrared is a type of electromagnetic radiation invisible to the human eye. The name incorporates a Latin term and means “below red.” Infrared light has wavelengths longer than those visible to humans. Other invisible wavelengths include X-rays, radio waves and microwaves. Infrared light tends to record the heat signature of an object or environment.  How …

Adding Insulation in your attic

Is it time to update your home insulation? Here are a few questions to ask before adding insulation? How old is my house? Are there any government grants available? Am I planning any renovations soon? What impact will this update have on my home’s efficiency and my energy bills. The purpose of insulation in any house is to regulate the …

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Improper installation of a bathroom fan

This doesn’t seem like anything to many people, does it? This is exactly the reason why you need a professional and experienced Inspector. The white vent is an improper installation of a bathroom fan, in between two gas appliance gas vents( furnace and water heater). Even though this is not an air intake, it is badly deteriorated and given the …