Category: General

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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How to undertake a home repair

Undertaking a Home Repair

Let’s start by differentiating between a home improvement and a home repair. A home improvement, as the name implies, means…

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How to tell if your home was a grow op house

Telltale Signs That A Home Was Previously A Grow Op

Have you ever wondered why your neighbors never seem to surface from their  home, rarely have any garbage to pick up,…

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Detect carbon monoxide detector

Carbon Monoxide – Know the Symptoms and Sources

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is known as the “Great Imitator” as symptoms of CO poisoning are very similar to the flu. It…

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Mould cleaning home

Mould – What it is and what to do about it

Mold has received considerable media attention recently, as though this were a new problem. While it’s true that mold in…

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Calculating a home's age

Dating Houses

The hardest house to date is a link home. They appear to be single, but if you do some digging…

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Get an inspection before you renovate your home

Inspect Before You Renovate

A professional building inspection by a qualified engineer can help you separate the NEEDS from the WANTS. The time has…

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Seller's home inspections

Pre-Inspected Listings, The Future of Real Estate

Home inspections have traditionally been for the benefit of the purchaser. Pre-inspected listings benefit all parties – buyers, sellers and…

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Illustration of the Day

Our inspectors look for thousands of different conditions in homes. These images provide a glimpse into a home inspector’s head. You can also expect to find them embedded in your inspection report to make understanding your property a little easier. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words!
Carson Dunlop - Home Inspection Illustration of the Day

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