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At-Ease Building Inspections Brochure

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At Ease Building Inspections is proud to inroduce it’s new sales brochure highlighting our services and qualifications for the home and commercial property inspection inductry. The brochure is available at most Real Estate Offices throughout the Greater Toronto Area (Toronto, Mississauaga, Brampton, Halton Hills, Oakville, Burlington and more). A...

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Private Home Inspections

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RECO article by the Ontario Association Of Home Inspectors on the status of the Home Inspection Industry. Well written and worth a look! Strong in Ontario, Strong Across Canada Article provided courtesy of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors. In Ontario, private home and property inspectors provide two core services which are essential in th...

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Ask the Inspector: Installing GFCI

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Question: A friend told me I need to install a GFCI in my kitchen. Can you tell me what that means and if I should install it? Answer: GFCI is an acronym that stands for “ground-fault circuit interrupter.” It is an electrical safety device installed on outlets in areas which are prone to wet or […]

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Ask the Inspector: Water Temperature

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Question: I have young children, and I am worried about water temperatures in my new home. Is that something an inspector checks? Answer: Yes, a home inspector will test the water temperature and volume as part of a general home inspection. The inspector uses a thermometer, usually held under the water in the shower while […]

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Ask the Inspector: Cleaning Out Gutters

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Question: How often should I clean out my gutters? Answer: Gutters should be kept free of leaves, twigs, dirt and shingle gravel at all times so water can drain freely to the downspouts. How often you have to clean the gutters will depend on nearby trees, and the time of year. Don’t forget landscape vegetation […]

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Caring for Your Lawn This Spring

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How to Improve your lawn Soil The first step towards developing a healthy, more attractive lawn is improving your soil quality. The best lawns grow in loam soil, with a relatively even mixture of clay, silt and sand. Improve your lawn’s texture by adding compost or manure. Aerate your soil at least once a year […]

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Ask the Inspector: Exterior Structures

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Question: Will you inspect decks during a general property inspection or are those considered accessory structures? Answer: At Ease Building Inspections, we follow industry standards which include attached decks as well as attached garages, balconies, stoops, steps, porches and associated railings as part of the general property inspection. In the ...

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