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It's always great to be appreciated. These clients hired me to inspect their new home, after I inspected the home they were selling and were impressed with the report I gave to the buyer, even though there were some important deficiencies found.

Always the highest level of professionalism and providing an independent view of the condition of any home.
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Its always great to be appreciated. These clients hired me to inspect their new home, after I inspected the home they were selling and were impressed with the report I gave to the buyer, even though there were some important deficiencies found.

Always the highest level of professionalism and providing an independent view of the condition of any home.

Imagine what this realtor has seen, if she had to tape the toilets and ask people not to use the toilets during the showings?

Why don't people respect other people's properties?

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Imagine what this realtor has seen, if she had to tape the toilets and ask people not to use the toilets during the showings?

Why dont people respect other peoples properties?

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Sit on the toilet and wash your hands at the same time. Talk about being efficient!๐Ÿ˜‚ ... See MoreSee Less

Sit on the toilet and wash your hands at the same time. Talk about being efficient!๐Ÿ˜‚

Storage shelves in a garage are always useful. Just do them right. This one is done with 1*3 joists, which aren't even close to what should be used.

"If your going to do it , do it right!!"
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Storage shelves in a garage are always useful. Just do them right. This one is done with 1*3 joists, which arent even close to what should be used.

If your going to do it , do it right!!

When a house is beautiful, well maintained and the work is done professionally, it deserves a Move In Certified sign.

Great Pre-Listing Inspection this afternoon in Vaughan!!

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When a house is beautiful, well maintained and the work is done professionally, it deserves a Move In Certified sign.

Great Pre-Listing Inspection this afternoon in Vaughan!!

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New construction Inspection. The plumbers cut the I-Joist to accommodate the drain. ๐Ÿคจ

"There are so many joists, one butchered joist will not matter", said the plumber to himself.๐Ÿค”

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New construction Inspection. The plumbers cut the I-Joist to accommodate the drain. ๐Ÿคจ

There are so many joists,  one butchered joist will not matter, said the plumber to himself.๐Ÿค”

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A client sent me the pre-listing Inspection report for a property I will be inspecting today.

I just can't believe that there are still inspectors using ancient software and don't use pictures in their report.

The average person will not be able to read this report, with all it's boxes and check marks.

People need simple, easy to understand reports.

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A client sent me the pre-listing Inspection report for a property I will be inspecting today.
 
I just cant believe that there are still inspectors using ancient software and dont use pictures in their report. 

The average person will not be able to read this report, with all its boxes and check marks.

People need simple, easy to understand reports.

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The person who framed this basement, obviously does not know the importance of the drain clean out. The stud is tight in front of the service cap.

This was so easy to do properly!!

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The person who framed this basement, obviously does not know the importance of the drain clean out. The stud is tight in front of the service cap.

This was so easy to do properly!!

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New construction Inspection this morning in Toronto. The state that this condo townhouse was delivered to the clients was unbelievable.

After 1.5 years of delays they delivered garbage. I have never seen such bad workmanship in all my years of experience.

Buyers of new homes deserve much better.
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New construction Inspection this morning in Toronto. The state that this condo townhouse was delivered to the clients was unbelievable. 

After 1.5 years of delays they delivered garbage.  I have never seen such bad workmanship in all my years of experience.

Buyers of new homes deserve much better.Image attachment

This is what happens when you put laminate flooring in a bathroom!!

And there are no fans in the bathrooms because it is an older home.

So yes, there will be mold in the bathroom!!
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This is what happens when you put laminate flooring in a bathroom!!

 And there are no fans in the bathrooms because it is an older home.

So yes, there will be mold in the bathroom!!Image attachment

A client just asked me if I will be scanning the walls , like the other inspector told them.

I wish that amateurs will stop explaining thermal imaging as a scanner. Thermal Imaging Is only a diagnostic tool that shows differences of temperature on building material. Only a trained inspector can analyze what the infrared camera is showing him and come to the right conclusions. Thermal Imaging cameras are not x-ray machines

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A client just asked me if I will be scanning the walls , like the other inspector told them.

I wish that amateurs will stop explaining thermal imaging as a scanner. Thermal Imaging Is only a diagnostic tool that shows differences of temperature on building material. Only a trained inspector can analyze what the infrared camera is showing him and come to the right conclusions. Thermal Imaging cameras are not x-ray machines

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This townhouse was built in the 70's, so we of course expect to find aluminum wiring. The panel was newer and all the wires in the panel and the basement were copper. That made me think and then the holes at the baseboards at different areas, confirmed my thoughts, that the wiring was replaced.
The attic showed a different picture where we have live aluminum wires. In the absence of paperwork, ESA Inspection stickers or other information, we should have a thorough ESA Inspection at this property, to ensure that the work was done properly.
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This townhouse was built in the 70s,  so we of course expect to find aluminum wiring. The panel was newer and all the wires in the panel and the basement were copper. That made me think and then the holes at the baseboards at different areas, confirmed my thoughts, that the wiring was replaced.
The attic showed a different picture where we have live aluminum wires. In the absence of paperwork, ESA Inspection stickers or other information, we should have a thorough ESA Inspection at this property, to ensure that the work was done properly.Image attachmentImage attachment

Yeah, that's not exactly how we turn the furnace on, but a great thank you to the sellers for the information. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ... See MoreSee Less

Yeah, thats not exactly how we turn the furnace on, but a great thank you to the sellers for the information.  ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Have you ever wondered how Kitec replacement is done and why it costs so much?

Here are some pictures from a recent replacement I was asked to inspect. This condo configuration made the job easier for the plumbers.

Don't buy a condo built between the mid 1990's and mid 2000's without an inspection.

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Here is something I haven't seen before. Condo townhouse that used to have a flat tar and gravel roof. They decided not to repair or redo and built up a sloped roof instead.

No issues here, but very interesting!!
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What do home inspectors look at? We don't look at and don't comment on cosmetic renovations and look beyond staging with fancy furniture.

If you are planning a renovation for the purpose of resale, talk to us and let us help you. When the time comes to sell, you want to avoid a home Inspection report with a bunch of deficiencies, that will complicate the sale of the home.

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Long day today with three rather complex Inspections. I leave you with the trees growing on this roof.

Fascinating isn't it?
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Long day today with three rather complex Inspections. I leave you with the trees growing on this roof.

Fascinating isnt it?

Really close to the ceiling there, but not touching. !!

Good installation, hey?
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Really close to the ceiling there, but not touching. !!

Good installation, hey?

What a pretty kitchen!! Going into multiple offers without an inspection is the biggest mistake anyone can make. Don't be fooled by cosmetic updates.

This home had a 60 AMP service, the gas was shut off and the furnace looked like something out of an Indiana Jones movie and to top it up , they bypassed the water meter completely.( Kind of illegal in this city!!)

Listen to the voice in your head and your realtor.

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I have always wondered. Were people in Toronto smaller in the early 1900's?

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I have always wondered. Were people in Toronto smaller in the early 1900s?

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