The Future of Home Inspection Education: Virtual Apprenticeship

Posted on January 24th, 2017

Everyone agrees apprenticeship is important. It adds real world experience to ‘book learning’ to complete the education process. It is required by over 150 trades (including plumbers and electricians) and…

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Why the CSA A770 Home Inspection Standard is Good for Home Inspectors

Posted on November 11th, 2016

We believe that home inspectors should recognize the CSA Standard as a major step forward. It provides a defendable Standard created by an authoritative 3rd party. The Standard will not…

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Why We Need Good Home Inspector Licensing in Ontario

Posted on November 3rd, 2016

The Ontario government will be introducing licensing for the home inspection profession this fall which we believe is long overdue and needed. As Canada’s leading home inspection company we believe…

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The Story of Kitec Plumbing

Posted on January 31st, 2016

What is it? Kitec® is a brand of plastic piping used in hot and cold water supplies to plumbing fixtures, and in heating systems with boilers. It was made from…

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The Function and Importance of Earth Grounding Systems – Part Two

Posted on March 25th, 2015

This is Part Two of a two-part post. If you missed Part One, click here. In Part One, we took a look at what earth grounding systems are and why…

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The Function and Importance of Earth Grounding Systems – Part One

Posted on March 24th, 2015

Electricity is confusing enough when we deal with wires that are supposed to carry the current. It’s even more confusing when we talk about wires that normally don’t do anything…

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The True Story Behind Aluminum Wiring – Part Two

Posted on March 20th, 2015

This is Part Two of a two-part post. If you missed Part One, you can read that here. In Part One, we took a look at the difference between copper…

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The True Story Behind Aluminum Wiring – Part One

Posted on March 19th, 2015

Aluminum wiring in homes has an interesting and controversial history. We’ve had lots of clients ask, “Is it safe? Should it be replaced?” The short answer is that it is…

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Tips for Buying an Older Home – Part Two

Posted on March 18th, 2015

This is Part Two of a two-part post. If you missed Part One, you can view that here. In Part One, we looked at the initial considerations to make when…

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Tips for Buying an Older Home – Part One

Posted on March 17th, 2015

Older homes have history and character. They often have architectural details we don’t see today, and building materials and techniques that are not used in modern construction. Homes don’t wear…

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Growing Your Home Inspection Business through Risk Reversal – Part Two

Posted on March 13th, 2015

This is Part Two of a two-part post. If you missed Part One, you can view that here. In Part One, we discussed the importance of providing quality service to…

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Growing Your Home Inspection Business through Risk Reversal – Part One

Posted on March 12th, 2015

When consumers look to buy a product or service, they are taking a risk. The product may not be any good; the service may not deliver as promised. Most of…

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