12/3/2023 0 Comments
Not all companies are created equal.
11/2/2023 1 Comment
licensing ontario's home inspectors
Winter 2023: A look forward
The combination of Covid-19 and a crazy sellers' market, led by low interest rates and soaring house prices decimated the home inspection profession in Ontario, and across Canada. With homebuyers placing unconditional offers on resale properties, an estimated 85% reduction in demand sent an overwhelming number of professional inspectors out of the business and into retirement or elsewhere.
20/1/2023 0 Comments
flue season is here!
Furnace and boiler flues, and chimneys are often neglected. Many homeowners presume that the utility company or their fuel supplier is monitoring them, and don't realize this isn't necessarily true until something goes wrong. As a result, bird's nests and other debris sometimes cause soot and gases to drift back into the house, causing a potentially dangerous situation.
18/1/2023 0 Comments
* If there'd been a pre-list inspection, he'd still have them in a row.
Don't let vermiculite, or anything else turn your ducks around.
The overall condition of a property didn't always have such a big impact upon a deal however in recent years, especially in major centres across Canada today Realtors are working more closely with home owners, to sell homes quickly while maintaining higher sales prices. The single most effective method applied is Realtors encouraging sellers to get a home inspection before they list their homes for sale.
Alternatives To Conventional Septic Systems
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The Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped how we do a lot of things, including the Holiday Season
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of supporters, the Government of Canada match of $30 million has been met as of March 4, 2022. Your donation will support those impacted by the crisis in Ukraine. Thank you for your generosity.
Freezing rain is defined as rain kept at below-freezing temperatures by the surrounding air, which subsequently freezes on contact with things like roofs, trees and roads.
While homeowners may require inspection of a woodburning stove, fireplace or furnace for personal safety and insurance purposes, increasing numbers of WETT Certified individuals are declining to provide this service for a variety of reasons.
Gil Strachan is a professional home inspector, representing Electrospec Home Inspection Services in east-central Ontario since 1994.
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