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Brand New Home or Renovated Home? Could be Toxic for Baby and Grandma

If you’re buying a new home or one less than 5 years old, chances are good that you’re going to have some VOC emissions and off-gassing from construction materials, design elements (paint, varnishes and wallpaper) and from carpets and new furniture. Formaldehyde is one of the most common human carcinogens found in a new home, […]

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Top 10 Problems Found During a New Condo Home Inspection

How many professionals does it take to build or renovate your new condo? Well, there’s the designer, the architect, technicians, framer, plumber, cabinet-maker or installer, masonry professional, welder, dry-wall finisher, painter, pipe fitter, iron worker, joiner, concrete pourer, numerous construction foremen, workers, apprentices and a whole lot more folks. But the only people you have […]

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Best time to test for Radon? Winter. Here’s why

The best time to test for radon is during cold months, when your doors and windows are tightly closed, keeping radon trapped in your home. As the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada next to smoking, you don’t want this invisible odorless gas getting into your lungs. While radon is naturally occurring radioactive gas, […]

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Honey, is our Dryer Vent made out of Flammable Flexible Tubing?

Honey, is our Dryer Vent made out of Flammable Flexible Tubing?

Sound crazy? It’s not. It’s unbelievable how often we see homes with flammable dryer vents installed, filled with lint, all ready to catch a spark. It’s winter. Not a lot of clothes hanging out on the ‘cord-a-linge’ this time of year. Most of us are using our dryers, and we’re putting a lot of wooly […]

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Why a Pre-Listing Inspection is Profitable

Your home is not perfect. You’re not alone: nobody’s home is perfect! We’ve done about 5000 inspections over the last decade, and we’ve never seen a perfect home. Are you ready to get critical? Are you ready to get honest? Let’s get to the point: your home has its charms, comforts, features and selling points but […]

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