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It's not rocket science people!!

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Remember the two squirrels from earlier?. There is the rest of the family inside the ceiling.!!

Gotta love thermal imaging!!

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Remember the two squirrels from earlier?. There is the rest of the family inside the ceiling.!!

Gotta love thermal imaging!!

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Playing peek-a-boo with a family of squirrels at this property this morning.

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Playing peek-a-boo with a family of squirrels at this property this morning.

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Happy Easter from all of us at the Home Inspection Services Group!

Furnace was installed last month, roof is brand new, fully renovated, custom built home, blah, blah, blah!!

None of these matter. DON'T SKIP THE HOME INSPECTION!!
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River stone and a little bridge is so pretty, but we don't need a river bed next to the foundation of a house.

Some common sense doesn't hurt now and then.

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River stone and a little bridge is so pretty, but we dont need a river bed next to the foundation of a house. 

Some common sense doesnt hurt now and then.

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Happy Monday. Let's see what this week will bring!!

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Happy Monday. Lets see what this week will bring!!

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What are you doing this lovely morning?

I am putting up Pre Inspected signs at high end, beautiful homes!!

Let's put a blue Pre Inspected sign on your lawn.

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What are you doing this lovely morning?

I am putting up Pre Inspected signs at high end, beautiful  homes!!

Lets put a blue Pre Inspected sign on your lawn.

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There are rules that must be followed when passing electrical, plumbing and other components through joists. All trades should be aware of these rules and not butcher the joists like in this case.

The integrity of the joists is affected by this improper installations of drains, gas lines and electrical wiring.

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It's Thursday already but the week is pretty full. I only have two time slots available on the weekend.

Spring market is here and people are buying and selling. Book you Inspection on time and have more condition days in your agreement.

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Its Thursday already but the week is pretty full. I only have two time slots available on the weekend.

Spring market is here and people are buying and selling. Book you Inspection on time and have more condition days in your agreement.

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The law for CO Alarms has been in effect for a few years now and I still go in homes and have to note the absence of CO Alarms. This is a long read but worth it for your family's safety.

CO Alarms are required by law in Ontario, at ANY house that has fuel burning appliances (gas stove, gas furnace, gas water heater, any type of fireplace) and an attached garage. This is pretty much 99% of homes. The unit MUST be installed outside sleeping areas, what ever floor those may be. The reason for this is so that the residents will wake up when it goes off. Most cases of CO poisoning have occurred during the night when everyone is sleeping, since CO is odourless and not visible .

CO Alarms are not required on every floor but highly recommended. If your CO alarm keeps going off, don't disable it. Have an HVAC technician check your gas appliances for CO leaks.

The safety of your family is not optional. Share with everyone and make sure that your friends and family have CO alarms in their homes. Here is a link to the Website of the Ontario Fire Marshals Association for details in regards to CO Alarms:
www.oafc.on.ca/carbon-monoxide

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The law for CO Alarms has been in effect for  a few years now and I still go in homes and have to note the absence of CO Alarms. This is a long read but worth it for your familys safety.

CO Alarms are required by law in Ontario,  at ANY house that has fuel burning appliances (gas stove, gas furnace, gas water heater, any type of fireplace) and an attached garage. This is pretty much 99% of homes. The unit MUST be installed outside sleeping areas,  what ever floor those may be. The reason for this is so that the residents will wake up when it goes off. Most cases of CO poisoning have occurred during the night when everyone is sleeping, since CO is odourless and not visible .
 
CO Alarms are not required on every floor but highly recommended. If your CO alarm keeps going off, dont disable it. Have an HVAC technician check your gas appliances for CO leaks.

The safety of your family is not optional.  Share with everyone and make sure that your friends and family have CO alarms in their homes. Here is a link to the Website of the Ontario Fire Marshals Association for details in regards to CO Alarms:
http://www.oafc.on.ca/carbon-monoxide

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Bathroom fans , kitchen fans and dryers ALL have to be venting to the outside independently and not connected together.

In this case we have all 3 connected together. DIY work at it's finest.

Don't do things yourself, don't watch you tube videos and don't ask part time employees at home Depot for advice. HIRE PROFESSIONALS because eventually you will have to redo everything properly and it will cost twice as much.

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Sometimes there are no words to describe a job like this. This is NOT how a valley is done.

Please!! Always hire a professional to do any job in a house. This property was full of DIY stuff.

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Clients ask for evening Inspections all the time because that suits there schedule. I always refuse evening Inspections because of issues like this one in the picture (and many other).

When you see a plumbing stack from outside, the gaps may not be visible, but from inside the attic you can see the sunlight coming through. There should not be any sunlight coming through. If sunlight can pass, water can pass also.

Every Inspection should be done during full daylight only, and for the whole duration of the inspection process.

Another reason why you should always hire a professional full time inspector and not a part timer who will help you after his/her full time day job is finished.

Who are you hiring to inspect the most expensive investment you are making?

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Clients ask for evening Inspections all the time because that suits there schedule. I always refuse evening Inspections because of issues like this one in the picture (and many other).

When you see a plumbing stack from outside,  the gaps may not be visible, but from inside the attic you can see the sunlight coming through. There should not be any sunlight coming through. If sunlight can pass, water can pass also.

Every Inspection should be done during full daylight only, and for the whole duration of the inspection  process. 

Another reason why you should always hire a professional full time inspector and not a part timer who will help you after his/her full time day job is finished.

Who are you hiring to inspect the most expensive investment you are making?

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Do I need an inspection in a condo? Absolutely!!

Everything inside the condo is the condo owner responsibility. Plumbing , electrical, appliances, HVAC system and much more.

And don't forget KITEC plumbing systems which exist in so many condo buildings built between 1996 and 2006.

Doesn't take long, doesn't cost much and gives you peace of mind.

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Duct directed to the side but there is no vent cover at the exterior!!

Where is the bathroom fan vented in this 15 year old home??

It took 15 years and a Certified Master Inspector to point this out. Not all inspectors are equal. Training and experience makes a huge difference.

Who are you hiring?

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Duct directed to the side but there is no vent cover at the exterior!!

Where is the bathroom fan vented in this 15 year old home??

It took 15 years  and a Certified Master Inspector to point this out. Not all inspectors are equal. Training and experience makes a huge difference.

Who are you hiring?

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Anyone who still thinks that Thermal Imaging is not necessary or should not be used, think again.

The dehumidifier that was installed in that location in the basement, was kind of suspicious and my Infrared camera showed us what was happening. A Foundation leak probably from a crack. With no visibility at the exterior of the house, the only way to see what is causing the leak is to remove drywall.

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Anyone who still thinks that Thermal Imaging is not necessary or should not be used, think again.

The dehumidifier that was installed in that location in the basement, was kind of suspicious and my Infrared camera showed us what was happening. A Foundation leak probably from a crack. With no visibility at the exterior of the house, the only way to see what is causing the leak is to remove drywall.

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Spring is upon us. Bookings are coming in like crazy. It's Monday and already fully booked up to Wednesday with 3 Inspections per day.

If your inspector is busy, it's a good thing!๐Ÿ˜‰

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Spring is upon us. Bookings are coming in like crazy. Its Monday and already fully booked up to Wednesday with 3 Inspections per day.

If your inspector is busy, its a good thing!๐Ÿ˜‰

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The attic hatch operates the same way as a chimney if not insulated. It sucks the warm air out of the house.

The white double face tape installed does absolutely nothing and while innovative, it is wrong. This is the result of a home owner not knowing anything about how a house works and not hiring professionals to do a job.๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ™„

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The attic hatch operates the same way as a chimney if not insulated. It sucks the warm air out of the house.

The white double face tape installed does absolutely nothing and while innovative, it is wrong. This is the result of a home owner not knowing anything about how a house works and not hiring professionals to do a job.๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ™„

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Did you know that we provide a complimentary appliance RecallCheck report for every Inspection that we do?

All appliances of the home are checked by model number and serial number, and a report is provided to the client that shows if there where any recalls on any of those appliances.
Not all Inspection companies and inspectors are equal!

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Did you know that we provide a complimentary appliance  RecallCheck report for every Inspection that we do?

All appliances of the home are checked by model number and serial number, and a report is provided to the client that shows if there where any recalls on any of those appliances. 
Not all Inspection companies and inspectors are equal!

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