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The electrician goes to change the bathroom fan.

He removes the properly installed and insulated metal duct, installs a plastic uninsulated duct not even attached it the roof vent, disturbs the insulation in the attic and then tells the homeowner that his attic is full of mold.
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The electrician goes to change the bathroom fan.

He removes the properly installed and insulated metal duct, installs a plastic uninsulated duct not even attached it the roof vent, disturbs the insulation in the attic and then tells the homeowner that his attic is full of mold.

Trivia question of the day: (Inspectors and other trades, do not respond please)

What is the correct hearth clearance for a wood burning fireplace in Canada , as required by the current Building Code?
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Trivia question of the day: (Inspectors and other trades, do not respond please)

What is the correct hearth clearance for a wood burning fireplace in Canada , as required by the current Building Code?

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Lol, why can't we respond

Wood burning fireplace... 16 inches of non combustable material. Wood stove with opening door 18 inches? But I think it may depend on style, construction etc????? Just guessing - that's why I have my clients hire a certified home inspector qualified to conduct WETT inspections

Mold on Wood in Cold Rooms: Why Remove It?
In cold, poorly ventilated rooms, mold can grow on wood. Here's why you should remove it:
Why Mold Forms:
Cold surfaces cause moisture to condense, providing a breeding ground.
Limited airflow traps moisture and hinders drying.
Lack of heat makes it difficult to prevent condensation.
Why Removal Matters:
Health and Safety: Protect occupants from mold-related health risks.
Prevent Damage: Stop mold from spreading and causing harm.
Better Air Quality: Eliminate mold for improved indoor air quality. #mold #mould #MouldRemoval #coldroom #HomeMaintenance #HomeMaintenanceTips
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Mold on Wood in Cold Rooms: Why Remove It?
In cold, poorly ventilated rooms, mold can grow on wood. Heres why you should remove it:
Why Mold Forms:
Cold surfaces cause moisture to condense, providing a breeding ground.
Limited airflow traps moisture and hinders drying.
Lack of heat makes it difficult to prevent condensation.
Why Removal Matters:
Health and Safety: Protect occupants from mold-related health risks.
Prevent Damage: Stop mold from spreading and causing harm.
Better Air Quality: Eliminate mold for improved indoor air quality. #mold #mould #mouldremoval #coldroom #homemaintenance #homemaintenancetipsImage attachment

This home owner was speechless today.šŸ˜”

She paid a roofing company nine years ago to replace the shingles and the sheathing, which as they told her, was sagging and in bad shape due to mould from bad ventilation.

They just left it and put a new layer on top.šŸ˜•

Unfortunately there are ruthless people out there who take advantage of the elderly. šŸ˜ž
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This home owner was speechless today.šŸ˜”

She paid a roofing company nine years ago to replace the shingles and the sheathing, which as they told her,  was sagging and in bad shape due to mould from bad ventilation.

They just left it and put a new layer on top.šŸ˜•

 Unfortunately there are ruthless people out there who take advantage of the elderly. šŸ˜žImage attachmentImage attachment

This is why a WETT inspection is important when buying a home.

This factory built chimney is serving a wood burning fireplace that hasn't been used much in the last 20 years. Manufacturer specifications and the CSA B365 regulations require a 2" clearance of the chimney to combustible materials.

This chimney is installed right on the truss on one side and on the roof sheathing on the other side. This installation is not compliant and a fire hazard.

#homebuying , #homeinspection , #wettinspection , #woodburningfireplace
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This is why a WETT inspection is important when buying a home.

This factory built chimney is serving a wood burning fireplace that hasnt been used much in the last 20 years. Manufacturer specifications and the CSA B365 regulations require a 2 clearance of the chimney to combustible materials.

This chimney is installed right on the truss on one side and on the roof sheathing on the other side. This installation is not compliant and a fire hazard.

#homebuying , #homeinspection , #wettinspection , #woodburningfireplaceImage attachment

As an integral component of our inspection process, we diligently assess and provide a detailed report on any prevailing pest activity found on the premises. A well-structured pest control strategy is paramount in safeguarding the living environment against potential infestations. Presented herewith are photographic illustrations showcasing an infestation, replete with pervasive activity, which underscores the significance of vigilance and prompt intervention. #pestcontrol #homeinspection #homebuyer #realestate ... See MoreSee Less

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