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On site at a renovation project in Toronto, helping the builder to identify the source of ongoing water penetration in the basement. They are ready to start with flooring and need to solve this issue before that. Good news is that it's only a plumbing leak and not an issue with the damp proofing.

Sometimes an independent view is needed where your contractors can't or won't give you answers.

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On site at a renovation project in Toronto, helping the builder to identify the source of ongoing water penetration in the basement. They are ready to start with flooring and need to solve this issue before that. Good news is that its only a plumbing leak and not an issue with the damp proofing.

Sometimes an independent view is needed where your contractors cant or wont give you answers.

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Attic Ventilation and building code!! The building code sets the MINIMUM requirements and those are not always compatible with best practices.

Building code allows builders to install baffles every 10 or so trusses and block the rest with insulation. Too many times I have seen moisture and mold issues due to this type of Ventilation. Best practice says that the soffits shoulld be open all around the attic.

So when clients ask me " is this up to code?" , that means absolutely nothing for me.

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On site doing another New Construction Inspection. The home owner told me that the city building inspector was here this week, telling the builder to correct things done wrong. One of them was to provide access to the clean out of the main drain. Simple but important.

My question is what about the other 15 issues I found outside which are building code related?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคจ #homeinspection , #HomeInspectionServicesGroup , #newhomewarranty , #realtor , #realestate , #realestatebroker , #realestateagent
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On site doing another New Construction Inspection. The home owner told me that the city building inspector was here this week, telling the builder to correct things done wrong.  One of them was to provide access to the clean out of the main drain. Simple but important.

My question is what about the other 15 issues I found outside which are building code related?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคจ #homeinspection , #HomeInspectionServicesGroup , #newhomewarranty , #realtor , #realestate , #realestatebroker , #realestateagent

And 7 hrs later am done. Two New construction inspections, side by side for the same owner.

The site supervisor asked him why he brought an inspector. I have about 50 answers that I will send on two separate reports tonight.

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And 7 hrs later am done. Two New construction inspections, side by side for the same owner.

The site supervisor asked him why he brought an inspector. I have about 50 answers that I will send on two separate reports tonight.

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Gutter fail or clogged downspouts?

It is clogged gutters and downspouts. When there are fully grown trees around the house, the gutters have to be cleaned every year.

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Another Pre Inspected sign going up this June.

This time we are bringing the BLUE to Wasaga Beach!!!

We do Pre Listing Inspections everywhere. Our first Pre-Inspected sign went up yesterday in Peterborough with our Inspector Eli Sanchez.

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Another Pre Inspected sign going up this June. 

This time we are bringing the BLUE to Wasaga Beach!!!

We do  Pre Listing Inspections everywhere. Our first Pre-Inspected sign went up yesterday in Peterborough with our Inspector Eli Sanchez.

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This is the closest I will probably get to a golf course this year. ๐Ÿ˜‚

At Wasaga Beach doing a Pre-Listing Inspection for a property next to the Golf course.
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This is the closest I  will probably get to a golf course this year. ๐Ÿ˜‚

At Wasaga Beach doing a Pre-Listing Inspection for a property next to the Golf course.

This is a Very common mistake from home owners, contractors and landscapers.

What this landscaping does is create a pool next to the foundation of a house. The grading around.the house must direct the water away from the house into the Swale between the two houses.

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This is a Very common mistake from home owners, contractors and landscapers. 

What this landscaping does is create a pool next to the foundation of a house. The grading around.the house must direct the water away from the house into the Swale between the two houses.

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I didn't need the infrared camera to see the leak in this case.

And carpet in bathrooms is not such a good idea, just saying!!
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I didnt need the infrared camera to see the leak in this case.

And carpet in bathrooms is not such a good idea, just saying!!

What do I do all day??

In between Inspections today, I am meeting with our Inspector Eli Sanchez to discuss his upcoming Real Estate Office and Buyer Seminars. And grabbing lunch at the same time.

Marketing and training never stops!!

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What do I do all day??

In between Inspections today, I am meeting with our Inspector Eli Sanchez to discuss his upcoming Real Estate Office  and Buyer Seminars. And grabbing lunch at the same time.

Marketing  and training never stops!!

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Buyer: " It's a five year old house. We did a walkthrough of the house and we don't think you will find anything".

I just love when I hear that line and then love seeing their faces when we are done and we go through the summary of findings. ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Buyer:  Its a five year old house. We did a walkthrough of the house and we dont think you will find anything.

I just love when I hear that line and then love seeing their faces when we are done and we go through the summary of findings. ๐Ÿ˜‚

1 month ago

Home Inspection Services Group

Wanted!!!

More houses in Milton, Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton areas, to pre inspect.

Let's put a Blue Pre-Inspected sign at your listing and give buyers the confidence to put a FIRM offer.

The best Pre-Listing Inspection package in the market offered only by the Home Inspection Services Group.

Hundreds of listed homes in the GTA have our Pre-Inspected signs on the lawn.

What are you waiting for?

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Wanted!!!

More houses in Milton, Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton areas, to pre inspect.

Lets put a Blue Pre-Inspected sign at your listing and give buyers the confidence to put a FIRM offer.

The best Pre-Listing Inspection package in the market offered only by the Home Inspection Services Group.

Hundreds of listed homes in the GTA have our Pre-Inspected signs on the lawn.

What are you waiting for?

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We are super excited to announce that Eli Sanchez, has joined the Home Inspection Services Group and will be serving our clients in Peterborough, the Kawarthas and Durham Region.

Eli has 20 years of contracting experience and he is a graduate of the Carson Dunlop Inspection program. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors and the Canadian Association of Property and Home Inspectors and certified by both associations.

Eli is a full time, fully insured Home Inspector and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service in the industry.

Please join us in welcoming Eli to our team of dedicated professionals.

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We are super excited to announce that Eli Sanchez, has joined the Home Inspection Services Group and will be serving our clients in Peterborough, the Kawarthas and Durham Region.

Eli has 20 years of contracting experience and he is a graduate of the Carson Dunlop Inspection program. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors and the Canadian Association of Property and Home Inspectors and certified by both associations.

Eli is a full time, fully insured Home Inspector and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service in the industry. 

Please join us in welcoming Eli to our team of dedicated professionals.

#homeinspection , #HomeInspectionServicesGroup , #homeinspections , #peterborough , #kawarthas , #realtor , #realestate , #realestatebroker , #realestateagent, #realestatebrokerage

First inspection of the day is done, a condo in Mississauga at Square One. Two more to go today in Bolton in this cold and rainy day in Spring.
Busy week ahead booked solid, through Thursday.

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First inspection of the day is done, a condo in Mississauga at Square One. Two more to go today in Bolton in this cold and  rainy day in Spring.
Busy week ahead booked solid, through Thursday. 

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Ever seen mushrooms grow in a cold room?

This was caused by landscapers who did not know or simply did not care what they were doing and blocked the cold room vents completely and also allowed the downspout from the roof to drain almost on the porch.

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Ever seen mushrooms grow in a cold room?

This was caused by landscapers who did not know or simply did not care what they were doing and blocked the cold room vents completely and also allowed the downspout from the roof to drain almost on the porch.

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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 right weather conditions, gases will flow back into the house through that vent .

That is kind of dangerous and must be corrected.

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This doesnt 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 right weather conditions, gases will flow back into the house through that vent . 

That is kind of dangerous and must be corrected. 

#HomeInspectionServicesGroup , #certifiedmasterinspector , #homeinspection , #homeinspections , #homemaintenance , #realtor , #realestate , #realestatebroker , #realestateagent

DIY work at all it's glory!! The staircase to the basement is twisted and sloped backwards and the Wall separation from garage to living space is completely improper and unsafe. There is no fire separation, no gas proofing, no insulation, no vapor barrier.

Both have to be torn down and rebuilt. What do that cost? Now I will cost double.

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DIY work at all its glory!! The staircase to the basement is twisted and sloped backwards and the Wall separation from garage to living space is completely improper and unsafe. There is no fire separation, no gas proofing, no insulation, no vapor barrier. 

Both have to be torn down and rebuilt. What do that cost? Now I will cost double.

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Here we are in Pickering with our new Team Member, Eli Sanchez. Every inspector in our company MUST pass a TIPR with a Certified Master Inspector (Me, ๐Ÿ˜, and I am very strict )

TIPR stands for Test Inspection Peer Review. I compare my report to my Inspectors report and grade it.

At Home Inspections Services Group we set high standards and strive to offer the highest quality of service in the industry, using all the latest technology.

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Here we are in Pickering with our new Team Member,  Eli Sanchez. Every inspector in our company MUST pass a TIPR with a Certified Master Inspector (Me, ๐Ÿ˜, and I am very strict )

TIPR stands for Test Inspection Peer Review.  I compare my report to my Inspectors report and grade it. 

At Home Inspections Services Group we set high standards and strive to offer the highest quality of service in the industry, using all the latest technology.

#homeinspection , #HomeInspectionServicesGroup , #homeinspections , #homeinspections , #certifiedmasterinspector , #realtor , #realestate , #realestatebroker , #realestateagent

A lady in a FB group was asking what she should do to hide the ugly looking gas meter and hydro box and everyone was chiming in offering all sorts of solutions.
The answer is simple, DON'T DO ANYTHING!. This is what happens when you plant a vine type plant in front of your hydro meter. I have seen gas meters that the shut off valve is disabled from things growing through it.
If any of these equipment get damaged, the cost will be significant. Imagine if you have a gas leak and the firemen can't turn off your gas supply.?? #homeinspection , #HomeInspectionServicesGroup , #homeinspections , #homemaintenance #certifiedmasterinspector
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A lady in a FB group was asking what she should do to hide the ugly looking gas meter and hydro box and everyone was chiming in offering all sorts of solutions. 
The answer is simple, DONT DO ANYTHING!. This is what happens when you plant a vine type plant in front of your hydro meter. I have seen gas meters that the shut off valve is disabled from things growing through it. 
If any of these equipment get damaged, the cost will be significant. Imagine if you have a gas leak and the firemen cant turn off your gas supply.?? #homeinspection , #HomeInspectionServicesGroup , #homeinspections , #homemaintenance #certifiedmasterinspector
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