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2 days ago

Home Inspection Services Group

If you ever wonder what these square stains on the 2nd floor ceiling are, the answer is very easy, and the issue is very easy to solve.

Thermal Imaging shows a bright yellow square, which in summer time means heat. Looking inside the attic, there is insulation missing in that location.

In the winter, the heat from the bedroom, escapes in the cold attic and condensation is created. The condensation gets trapped between the vapor barrier and the drywall and overtime it creates the discolouration on the drywall.

Solution: Add insulation and repaint your ceiling.
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If you ever wonder what these square stains on the 2nd floor ceiling are, the answer is very easy, and the issue is very easy to solve.

Thermal Imaging shows a bright yellow square, which in summer time means heat. Looking inside the attic, there is insulation missing in that location.

In the winter, the heat from the bedroom, escapes in the cold attic and condensation is created. The condensation gets trapped between the vapor barrier and the drywall and overtime it creates the discolouration on the drywall.

Solution: Add insulation and repaint your ceiling.Image attachmentImage attachment

1 week ago

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Sometimes things just happen. Four years after installation, my kitchen drain decides it is time to leak. Plumber did not put enough glue from the looks of it.

Water went through the floor but thankfully we saw it early before it damages the drywall.

It is important after a leak to dry the area immediately, therefore the fan. Don't underestimate any leak, the area needs to dry immediately in order to avoid mold growth.
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Sometimes things just happen. Four years after installation, my kitchen drain decides it is time to leak. Plumber did not put enough glue from the looks of it.

Water went through the floor but thankfully we saw it early before it damages the drywall.

It is important after a leak to dry the area immediately, therefore the fan. Dont underestimate any leak, the area needs to dry immediately in order to avoid mold growth.Image attachmentImage attachment

3 weeks ago

Home Inspection Services Group

June was busy with Pre-Listing Inspections. More and more Realtors are adding a Pre-Listing Inspection in their Full Service packages or explain the advantages of a Pre-Listing Inspections to their clients who are selling their home.

In Toronto, Vaughan, Brampton and Tottenham or anywhere else, Pre-Inspections have many advantages and help make the selling process much smoother.
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3 weeks ago

Home Inspection Services Group

This brick deterioration is something we see very often at older brick chimneys.

The reason is quite simple. As the rain falls on the chimney cap, it runs down the side of the chimney and over time it starts "eating" away the face of the brick.

Newer chimney construction requires a groove at the bottom side of the chimney cap. That groove or Drip Line as it is formally called prevents that from happening.

So if you are planning to do repairs on your chimney, this would be a good addition to do.
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This brick deterioration is something we see very often at older brick chimneys.

The reason is quite simple. As the rain falls on the chimney cap, it runs down the side of the chimney and over time it starts eating away the face of the brick.

Newer chimney construction requires  a groove at the bottom side of the chimney cap. That groove or Drip Line as it is formally called prevents that from happening.

So if you are planning to do repairs on your chimney, this would be a good addition to do.Image attachment

3 weeks ago

Home Inspection Services Group

Why Rain Barrels are NOT a good idea!!
They are always accompanied by moisture.
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Why Rain Barrels are NOT a good idea!!
They are always accompanied by moisture.Image attachment

This roof was just installed 1 month ago, as per home owner. It doesn't matter how old a roof is, your home inspector should still be inspecting it. ... See MoreSee Less

This roof was just installed 1 month ago, as per home owner. It doesnt matter how old a roof is, your home inspector should still be inspecting it.

4 weeks ago

Home Inspection Services Group

When seeing a home, don't just look at the roof from one side only. This is the same house with first picture being the North facing front and the 2nd picture the South facing back of the house.
See the difference? Time for a new roof.
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When seeing a home, dont just look at the roof from one side only. This is the same house with first picture being the North facing front and the 2nd picture the South facing back of the house.
See the difference? Time for a new roof.Image attachment

Do you own a home with a hardboard garage door ?

This type of door needs yearly maintenance , like painting and tightening the hardware. Simple maintenance will make the door last many more years.
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Do you own a home with a hardboard garage door ?

This type of door needs yearly maintenance , like painting and tightening the hardware. Simple maintenance will make the door last many more years.

This is the best way to ventilate an attic. As you can see, the soffits are open all around the roof structure.
This is not done at all homes because it is more expensive to do.
The most common method of soffit ventilation is soffit baffles that are installed every few feet .
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HRV's have been used for some years now and are now mandatory in all new construction homes.
As good as they may be, they also bring everything from outside inside the house.
Regular cleaning is needed and a good quality filter at the furnace.
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HRVs have been used for some years now and are now mandatory in all new construction homes.
As good as they may be, they also bring everything from outside inside the house. 
Regular cleaning is needed and a good quality filter at the furnace.

2 months ago

Home Inspection Services Group

AVOID LAST MINUTE NEGOTIATIONS

16 Homes Pre-Inspected in April and May by The Home Inspection Services Group.

From Detached 3,000 sq ft to a 1+1 Condo in Liberty Village!
A Professional Pre-Listing Inspection Report is a great tool for any listing, as it provides full disclosure, reduces liability and most important it reduces last minute renegotiations.

Every Inspection is backed by our E&O Insurance and the transferable 90 day Warranty Package.

Contact us at 416-997-3644 or visit our website at www.inspectionservicesgroup.com for more details
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2 months ago

Home Inspection Services Group

Misconceptions about the Inspection process explained really accurately.

Inspector USA, Inc.
Home Inspection 101...Understanding the Home Inspection process. I will be doing a series of short videos to help people understand just what a home inspection is and what it isn't. There is a huge amount of misconception on this topic even among the home inspection profession itself...I hope that you find this information useful...
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Crawlspaces can be nasty places and should be maintained like any other components of the house.
One of the most important things is keeping pests and animals out, because they can cause a lot of damage.
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Crawlspaces can be nasty places and should be maintained like any other components of the house.
 One of the most important things is keeping pests and animals out, because they can cause a lot of damage.

3 months ago

Home Inspection Services Group

Renting a hot water tank, means that you can call the rental company for service or replacement as required.

No need for aluminum foil to divert the water leaking from the pipes to the floor!
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Renting a hot water tank, means that you can call the rental company for service or replacement as required. 

No need for aluminum foil to divert the water leaking from the pipes to the floor!Image attachment
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