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How to Maintain Wood Burning Systems

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Wood has been used as a primary heating source by humans for eons. Now, wood burning systems are mostly used as a secondary heat source or to create a cozy environment.  There are many different types of wood burning systems and each one has its own unique characteristics. In this post, we will concentrate on two types of wood-burning systems, …

Are carpets good or bad?

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Fitted carpets have been used in houses for many years as they offer warmth and soft flooring material for family members to walk on.  Carpet is a magnet for allergens like dust mites, pet dander, mold spores and other potentially aggravating proteins. Allergens are antigens, typically proteins, that provoke allergic reactions like coughing and sneezing in people with hypersensitive immune …

Reducing Radon In Your Home & Mitigation Techniques

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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 …

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Allergies and the HVAC system

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What do allergies have to do with the HVAC system? Allergies are a very common thing with many people of all ages but most are attributed to food and nature. What about the environment in our home? Multiple allergens can be found inside a home. These include mould, dust mites, pet dandruff, cockroaches, mice, etc. All these can play a …

Caution Fully Renovated Home

Caution When Purchasing a “Fully Renovated” Home

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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 …

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Inspection Services Group Featured on CHCH-TV

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Featured segment CHCH-TV: Find the dangers in your home with Inspection Services Group. Lesley Stewart spent the morning with Inspection Services Group, to discuss the importance of finding the dangers inside your home. Have an issue with your home? They do residential and commercial inspections, such as radon testing, allergen testing, mold testing and air quality assessments.

General Contractor vs Home Inspector

General Contractor vs Home Inspector

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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

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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 …