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Routine Maintenance of Attics

Attics on the pacific west coast can be prone to organic growth (mold/mildew) on the roof sheathing.  The main cause is high relative humidity and usually inadequate ventilation.  You should also check the attic for evidence of roof leaks. Watching out for these deficiencies enables minor repairs to be completed before they escalate, and become […]

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Five great reasons for selecting a licensed home inspector who belong to the Home Inspectors Association BC

#1: Puts safety first Your new home should be a haven – a place that provides comfort, functionality and safety for the entire family.  Why put the wellbeing of you and your loved ones at risk if you can avoid it? At House Sound Home Inspections Inc, we take your safety very seriously.  That’s why […]

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Unfinished Basements and Crawlspace Inspection

Routine Preventative Maintenance for Unfinished Basements and Crawlspaces If your home has an unfinished basement or crawlspace, a good preventative maintenance activity after winter is to check it for water ingress and look at the systems visible therein (plumbing – waste and piping, heating ducts etc).  Houses that are built on hillside lots, or those […]

asbestos home inspection - Vermiculite under glass fibre attic insulation (grey granular material). Not all vermiculite contains asbestos. If found, all vermiculite should be laboratory tested for asbestos.

Asbestos Home Inspection

Homes built before 1990 are more likely to contain asbestos products.  The only method to confirm the presence of asbestos is by means of a laboratory analysis.  This is beyond the scope of a visual home inspection. Asbestos is only a health hazard if it becomes friable (airborne) and this will only become problematic if […]

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What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Home Inspector in the Sea to Sky Corridor?

Congratulations! You are about to put an offer on a new house. But before you sign on the dotted line, you will want to do all that you can to make the best property purchasing decision possible. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or an experienced investor, here are the top reasons to hire […]