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Are you buying a meth lab? – Home Inspection Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody and Maple Ridge

 

I have been a home inspector in Vancouver for several years now and have seen the results that clandestine drug labs can have on a property. This is just one of the tell-tale signs that you may be unsuspectingly investing in a ‘drug-lab’. While this comes from an American government site, the signs and […]

By |August 13th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Renovation Experts- Asbestos testing in Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge

 

Summer is upon us and renovation season is underway. Did you know that as a homeowner you are responsible to ensure the safety of anyone that is on your property or in your house? Did you know that this includes contractors that you have hired? A lot of people are not aware that Work […]

By |July 28th, 2014|Home Maintenance, News, Safety Issues|0 Comments

Marijuana Grow- op identification – Home Inspection Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody and Maple Ridge

I have been a home inspector for several years now and have recently noticed a rise in the number of homes that are being listed for sale that have been used for indoor Marijuana Growing Operations or “grow-ops”.  I believe the change in government policy relating to medical marijuana supply to be the primary […]

By |July 22nd, 2014|News|0 Comments

WETT Inspection tips Port Coquitlam

 

Summer is upon us in beautiful B.C. and that has spurred me to think about air quality. The Fraser Valley air quality plummets when the heat wave of summer hits us. This is partly due to the high pressure fronts (and with them less wind) but also the summer travellers and the campfires that […]

By |July 15th, 2014|Home Maintenance|0 Comments

Radon Testing Vancouver- Vancouver Home Inspector

Radon Testing in Vancouver. Vancouver Home Inspector

Radon has been in the news recently and given that Radon is a proven carcinogen, more and more clients are requesting radon tests as part of the home inspection. Here are some quick facts about radon in B.C.

Radon is a known carcinogen, and is estimated to cause up […]

By |June 18th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Spring Renovation Show- Asbestos Containing Materials

Spring Renovation Show. Vancouver Home Inspections

If you are considering doing a home renovation this Spring or later in the year, you should consider attending the annual Spring Home Renovation Show brought to you by the Greater Vancouver Home Builder’s Association and FortisBC.

The annual event is full of great ideas and the latest trends. Homeowners […]

By |May 15th, 2014|Safety Issues|0 Comments

Mold Prevention, Mold Remediation

Mold Prevention

Further to my post on Understanding Mold, mold sampling and Air Quality testing, here are a few tips on how to prevent mold growth within your home.

Remembering that molds can grow almost everywhere and on any substance providing moisture, food and correct temperature range is present. Of the three inputs (moisture, food and […]

By |March 10th, 2014|Home Maintenance, News, Safety Issues|0 Comments

Understanding mold- mold sampling and air quality testing

Understanding mold- mold sampling and air quality testing

Cultured Stachybotrys (black mold) colonies obtained from drywall paper

Mold 101

Molds (or mildew) are fungi. Fungi are neither plant nor animal but, since 1969, have their own kingdom. The fungi kingdom includes such wonderful organisms as the delicious edible mushrooms, the makers of the “miracle drug” penicillin and […]

By |March 10th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Asbestos- What’s the problem?

Asbestos in houses

In a home, asbestos is most commonly assumed to be used as a covering for pipes and boilers. However, it was also commonly found in the following areas:

Exterior siding products (Asbestos cement (transite) board siding and under-sheeting and even stucco),
Window putty,
Downpipes can be made of asbestos cement,
Flooring (vinyl tiles and linoleum sheet […]

By |January 20th, 2014|Safety Issues|2 Comments

Maintaining Drainage Tile Systems

The importance of proper drainage

Proper drainage around a foundation is essential to ensuring a dry basement. Ninety-nine percent of basements will develop leaks if the drainage of rain water and ground water is not managed. The components involved in rain water collection and drainage are:

The roof and roof flashings,
the roof gutters,
the gutter downspouts and
the […]

By |January 10th, 2014|Home Maintenance, News, Safety Issues|0 Comments