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Welcome to Our New Website

Hello and welcome! If you’ve visited our website before, you’ll notice that we’ve made a few changes – we hope…

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Condo inspections

Why Condos Need a Home Inspection

According to the Toronto Real Estate Board Market (TREB) Watch February 2018, condos make up more than 30% of TREB…

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Fall home maintenance tips

Jumping Jack Frost – A Winter Tune-up Treatise

One of the great joys of living in Canada is the change of seasons. Autumn’s colors and crispness will soon…

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How to maintain your fireplace

Fireplaces – The Magic and the Mystery

While fireplaces are no longer used as the primary source for heating homes, there are few things nicer than a…

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Electrical outlets

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)

The outlets with the colored “Test” and “Reset” buttons are specially designed to better protect people than ordinary outlets. GFCI’s…

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Dealing with ants in your home

When Your Ant Comes To Visit

Mistaken Identity Carpenter Ants should not be confused with termites. Termites are white in color and are smaller than a…

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Stucco House

Synthetic Stucco Raises Some Concerns

With Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation, most of us pronounce it “you-fee” but some insisted on “u-fee.” In Canada “e-fiss” appears…

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Perfect house conditions

In Search of The Perfect House

The engineers of Carson Dunlop & Associates Ltd. have conducted over 85,000 home inspections and we haven’t found a perfect…

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Stucco concerns

Your New Home: Kick the Bricks!

As a professional house and building inspection company, one of our primary jobs is answering questions. One of the most…

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Smoke detectors

Priority Maintenance for Home Buyers

There are so many home maintenance and repair items that are important; it can be confusing trying to establish which…

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