Home Inspection Articles

Fuses Versus Circuit Breakers

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Circuit breaker electrical panels are installed in almost all new home construction. They have become the norm as people find them more convenient, but fuses are still a viable source of protection if used correctly. In most industrial installations, fuses are the preferred method of protection over breakers. The primary advantage of a circuit brea...

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Home Inspection Guide for Buyers and Sellers

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Home Inspection Guide for Buyers and Sellers Why should you inspect the home? To identify major defective components and safety issues. To give buyers and sellers a better understanding of the home’s condition. BUYER’S GUIDE When preformed by an experienced and registered, trained home inspector, the information revealed in home inspection will...

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Moisture and Mould in Your Home

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To avoid the growth of mould in your home you must control the humidity in the home. Humidity in your house can come from the outside (like from basement leaks), or from the inside. For the purpose of this article, we will deal only with humidity in the home which is created from within the […]

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Attic Moisture Isn’t Always Caused by a Roof Leak

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Home Inspections and Attic Moisture During a home inspection the inspector will take a look into the home’s attic if access is available. He or she is not only looking for roof leaks but also structural damage, missing insulation, vapour barriers, mould, rodents and pests. A very common issue is mould growth on the underside […]

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Flat Roofs for Homes and Commercial Properties

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Flat Roofs The roof of any home or commercial property that is nearly level or slightly pitched (below 3/12) is called a low-slope roof. No roof should be completely flat as it must have at least a slight slope for it to drain properly. Problems in low-slope roofs are common and more difficult to diagnose […]

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Home Inspections – Attic Insulation

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Attic Insulation Proper insulation throughout a home or business helps lower energy bills by resisting heat movement through the walls, ceilings and floors. Where the interior of walls and ceilings is fairly easily accessible, adding insulation can be a relatively inexpensive way to get big return on energy savings throughout the year. Walls, ceili...

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Get Rid of Those Old Oil Heating Fill and Vent Pipes!

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Over the past years may of us have opted to make the switch from home heating oil delivered to your door to other more convenient fuels, such as gas. The choice to switch can be based on many factors such as cost of the fuel, equipment cost, tank replacement, smell, space utilization, etc. What ever […]

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Your Roof – Repair or Replace?

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Your Roof- Is this the year you should replace it or can it get by with some repairs? With all homes there comes a time when you have to decide what to do about the roof that’s looking a little worn and damaged after all the snow and ice has melted off of it. Most […]

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How’s Your Roof?

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Spring is here and the homeowner’s mind turns to outdoor improvements, maintenance and repairs. The roof of your home should play a big part of the maintenance and may even be a major project you’ll be undertaking this year if it needs replacing. All winter long the roof has been subjected to elements which have […]

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Why Pre-Listing Inspections?

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Pre-Listing Inspections A high percentage of homes sold throughout the greater Toronto Area will have a building inspection included as part of the purchase process. Typically these Home Inspections are done at the time an offer is made, usually after financing becomes available with minimal time before the purchase decision is made. The inspector ...

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