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Jamie Lusted is our new Home Inspector in Newmarket

SEP 11, 2018

Inspec Homes Home Inspections is proud to announce that Jamie Lusted is joining our team of home inspectors. Jamie will be a home inspector in the Newmarket and Aurora area. He brings to the team extensive knowledge and experience he gained working in the construction industry for the past 15 years. Jamie has built numerous homes and has done countless renovations, and he is excited to apply his kn...

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Ken Jackett is our New Home Inspector in Prince Edward County

AUG 19, 2018

Inspec Homes Home Inspections would like to welcome our newest home inspector, Ken Jackett to the team. Although new to us Ken as a home inspector, he has been working as a home inspector for over five years serving the Trenton, Prince Edward, and surrounding areas. Ken will continue to serve these areas moving forward and we are very excited to add his knowledge and experience to our team.

Ken Ja...

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Home Inspector Prospective on Roofs

JUL 05, 2018

A roof of a house is designed to protect the building from weather invasion like rain, wind, snow and hail and against falling objects. Without proper maintenance or a regular roof inspection, minor problems can become disastrous. There are many ways to cause a roof to leak or fail. Here are some common problems home inspectors fine that can affect roofs:

Flashing failure: Flashing problems can ha...

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A Home Inspector's guide to Painting your Home

JUN 14, 2018

As home inspectors we see it all the time, whether you are getting your house ready to sell or move into your new home, painting is top of the list of things to do. Let’s first talk about the seller. In this situation, people are typically painting their house as a low cost option to give it a fresh look and hopefully bring in some extra money on the sale of the home. If done properly it works li...

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Home Inspector Reminder - Check your Gutters

MAY 03, 2018

Spring weather is finally here and with it the rain. Most people don’t like the rain but we all know it brings with is good things, flowers, green grass, and all the things that make summer so beautiful. However, there is one other good thing rain can help with and that is letting you know if your gutters are working properly. After a long harsh Toronto winter with lots of snow and ice and gutters ...

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Spring Home Inspection Market 2018

APR 23, 2018

The home inspection market has completely turned around from last springs crazy real estate market. This time last year Toronto and the GTA saw the hottest real estate market ever and with every home getting multiple offers the home inspection market was anything but hot.

This spring, however, is a different story, with home prices falling it’s become a buyers market and that means people can once...

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Finding The Best Home Inspector or Home Inspection Team

MAR 11, 2018

Buying a new home is stressful enough and then add to the mix all the people who help you, your real estate agent, your mortgage agent, your lawyer, and your home inspector. Choosing the right people for the job can make a huge difference. Here a few tips to help you choose the best home inspector for your new home purchase.

Many people will have homes inspectors referred to them by their real e...

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Residential Home Inspector Tips For Preparing For Spring

MAR 03, 2018

As home inspectors, we see the first hand all the issues the come with the warmer weather. It’s important to prepare your home as much as possible. With temperatures set to start rising, the ice and snow that has built up over the winter will start melting and in some cases causing problems. Here are some tips on how to get ready for this without experiencing roof and basement leaks and other unfor...

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Winter Thaw And The Best Homes Inspector

FEB 23, 2018

Even the best home inspector cannot predict how a home will behave in extreme conditions. This rapid winter thaw has created flooding problems are across Ontario and basements everywhere that are normally dry are suddenly flooding with water. The rapid onset of warm weather melted the snow on top of the still frozen ground. This leads to extreme water pooling in places that water would not normally...

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Home Inspectors On Roof Maintenance

FEB 08, 2018

The roof of a home is one of the most important parts of the home. As home inspectors, we know that the home inspections is probably the only time someone will inspect the roof. He is an overview of the roof and some of the common problem they have.

A roof of a house is designed to protect the building from weather invasion like rain, wind, snow and hail and against falling objects. Without proper...

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Wet Basement Problems

JAN 24, 2018

Wet basements are a common issue especially in older homes. That damp feeling and musty smell are a sure indication of water infiltration and mold growth. Now, when I say water infiltration that doesn’t have to mean a giant crack in the foundation or a huge visible leak, although these things do qualify. The more common culprit are small cracks in the foundation or gaps between the foundation and ...

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Winter Maintenance Tips For Your Home

DEC 15, 2017

Is your home ready for winter? Snow, ice, and cold weather are part of life in Canada during the winter. Every year we prepare for winter, for ourselves, we break out our warm clothes and lip balms, for our cars we change over to snow tires and stock up on -40°C washer fluid, but what about for our homes?

There are a number of things big and small we can do to ensure our homes stay protected ove...

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Why Its Important To Change Your Furnace Filter

NOV 29, 2017

Air filters don't just help to improve the air quality in your home, they protect your heating system equipment from damage and improve its performance. It is the most important maintenance task for optimizing your heating system's energy efficiency. Energy savings, lower utility bills, and better indoor air quality are the three greatest benefits that you’ll enjoy when you replace your dir...

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Thousands of Condos, Millions in Repair Bills

OCT 27, 2017

This is a reader's digest version of an information website called kiteccrusader.ca regarding defective kitec plumbing products. Kitec is a flexible, plastic-wrapped aluminum pipe with brass fittings and can be easily identified by its bright color. Some popular brands for Kitec pipes are: Kitec, PlumbBetter, IPEX AQUA, Warm Rite, Kitec XPA, AmbioComfort, XPA, KERR, Controls, and Plomberie Amel...

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Is There Asbestos In Your Home?

OCT 02, 2017

Is There Asbestos In Your Home?

As home inspectors we see asbestos all the time. Infact homes built before the 1980’s are very likely to materials in them that contain asbestos. Asbestos can be found in a variety of products including but not limited to, roof shingles, siding, vermiculite insulation, ceiling tiles and coating, popcorn ceilings, Drywall and cement sheets, plasters, putties, caulk...

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I'm Just Venting

SEP 25, 2017

Proper ventilation of your homes attic and roof are very important for its health. Mold, ice damning, and water infiltration are all symptoms of poor ventilation. Most people think people think when it comes to proper ventilation more is better, but as can been seen in this picture too much venation can also cause issues too. All these extra protrusions can shorten the life of your roof, and increa...

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Home Inspectors Issue Cold Weather Alert!

SEP 22, 2017

Winter is coming and with it water damage. I see it every year, people forget to shut off and drain the water supply to their hose bibs. As seem in the picture a slow leak caused ice to build up and around the the hose bib. This can cause the pipes to burst and when the weather warms up the flooding starts. If you don't fix problems like this they can lead to major flooding in your home. As p...

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Home Inspectors with Thermal Imagers See More

SEP 22, 2017

While doing a home inspection in Keswick I noticed something strange on my thermal imager (see picture) you notice these things all to often during home inspections and it makes me wonder how home inspectors who don't use thermal imagers find problems like this. The floor in this case was not wet, in fact in was barely damp, but the cooling effect of water evaporating from the ground wasn't...