4 Ways to Help Keep Your Basement Dry

Posted on May 5th, 2017

It might be Spring, but the forecast over the next few days calls for heavy rain. Are you prepared for the heavy rainfall expected for Southern Ontario? Here are 4

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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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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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Home Inspection – What to Expect

Posted on March 11th, 2015

This short guide will help you prepare for and understand how an inspection works. First, let’s take a look at what a home inspection is and isn’t. A home inspection

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What You May Not Know About Your Roof — Part Two

Posted on March 10th, 2015

This is Part Two of a two-part post. If you missed Part One, read that first here. In Part One, we looked at roof structure and coverings, and highlighted the

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What You May Not Know About Your Roof — Part One

Posted on March 6th, 2015

While most homeowners don’t think much about them until they leak, roofs are a significant part of the home, both functionally and aesthetically. Roofs are typically high, steep, and dangerous.

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Our Perspective on Home Inspection Fees

Posted on February 12th, 2015

We are often asked about fees for home inspection services by clients, real estate sales professionals, other home inspectors, and allied professionals. It’s an intriguing question. As an engineering company

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What You Can Do to Improve the Quality of Air in Your Home

Posted on January 16th, 2015

Good indoor air quality and ventilation in a house are very important aspects of occupant health and comfort, yet they are among the most misunderstood topics. We’ll look at the

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Homeowner Tips for Dealing with Power Outages in Cold Weather

Posted on January 7th, 2015

Last year’s major Christmas power outage in the GTA may be a distant memory, but that ordeal left 350,000 households in the dark for between one and ten days. We

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Tips to Increase Energy Efficiency to Save Money and Reduce Consumption

Posted on January 6th, 2015

Although homeowners can’t control the increases in gas and electricity costs, they can change their behavior at home to limit the costs they may incur. Home inspection services often include

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