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10 Most-Likely do-it-Yourselfer Mistakes The standard rule for do-it-yourself projects is that they will take twice as long and cost three times as much as you expected. Or maybe it's takes three times as long and cost twice as much. Either way, the reason is the same. DIYers make mistakes. Lots...
07/24/2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Use a Home Inspector for a Checkup Provides benefits of annual property check ups for homeowners. July 24th/ 2008 -- You don't have to be buying or selling a home to have a home inspection. A home inspector can assist you in giving your home an annual checkup. "It's like hav...
07/24/2008
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For termites in Toronto you'll want to call Aetna prior to your inspection their number is 416-469-4111.  Let them know you are doing a home inspection at such and such adr. and ask them if they could pls. check their database to tell you if that home or neighbouring homes have ever been treated ...
07/23/2008
During our inspection we will find a lot of floors that squeak, carpet, hardwood and resilient flooring will all at some time squeak. When this happens we will tell our clients about these screws that will tak care of this problem, here is the link to the web site and it does have videos on how t...
07/22/2008
Here is pretty good package of "free" info for continuing your education. Give it a look. You may wish to save this link in your files so you can retreive it later. As inspectors we are asked all kinds of questions and hopefully we can give our clients what they need.  http://www.free-ed.net/free...
07/22/2008
Renovating your home at age 30 What to expect. RENOVATING AT AGE 30 Up to age 30, houses are fairly predictable because of the standardization of building techniques and the predicted life expectancies of the major components of the house.  A knowledge of life expectancies is helpful but you are ...
07/22/2008
 This is on a large wall print in our office, so for those of you that sometimes think of giving up read this.                                                                                                                                                                                           ...
07/21/2008
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So when you have time you should block some time for building your biz. Reading good books on this is a great way to start. The ones that I read and enjoyed are The EMyth Revisited by Michael Gerber, and Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, starting The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield,Mark Victo...
07/18/2008
 I have sent this letter to many, it is not meant to bust anyone's ballon, just a wake up note. Hope it helps. Chuck.  I think this is a very frustrating and difficult career to get into. Wonder they the colleges are not cranking out more inspectors?Let me see if I can sum up the ideal requiremen...
07/18/2008
                            Accessory Dwelling Units and the Ontario Fire Code What You Need to Know About Retrofit Section 9.8   Accessory Dwelling Units can contain some dire pitfalls for a new owner and anyone involved in the sale of such a unit.  It's one more thing to be concerned about, bec...
07/18/2008
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