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This page will guide you through nearly 40 sections regarding the maintenance of your home

You will find expert answers, tips and valuable information on a wide range of topics such as mould, foundations, heating, building permits and insurance issues with your home.

Note: The files below were provided to me to use on my site and have been authorized by Amerispec and all of these files are pdf files

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  • EnerGuide >> Info and links to Canada's Energuide for Houses Program.
  • Inspector Qualifications >> General requirements, Amerispec requirements.
  • Insurance Issues >> Older homes; fuel storage, wiring, plumbing.
  • Permits >> Responsibilities, time durations, costs, requirements, penalties.


  • Chimneys >> Information on chimney maintenance.
  • Electrical Capacity >> Electrical requirements, ungrounded outlets, scorched wires.
  • Fuel Storage >> Fuel oil tank regulations, insurance issues.
  • Furnace >> Increasing efficiency, underground fuel oil storage tanks.
  • Heating >> The efficiencies of different kinds of gas furnaces.
  • Plumbing >> Plastic and lead water distribution, galvanized distribution systems.
  • Roofs >> Info on life spans, layers of shingles, ice build-up.
  • Septic Systems >> What to know about septic systems.
  • Ventilation >> Requirements, natural ventilation, mechanical types.
  • Water Quality >> Factors affecting rural property considerations.
  • Wood Burning Systems >> Info on features, installation, maintenance.


  • Air Sealing >> Common causes of high heating bills, drafts.
  • Asbestos >> Info about asbestos and health considerations.
  • Costing >> What you should know about quotes and agreements.
  • Decks >> Info on Deck supports and building permits.
  • Electrical Capacity >> Electrical requirements, ungrounded outlets, scorched wires.
  • EnerGuide >> Info and links to Canada's Energuide for Houses Program.
  • Fire Safety >> Tips on dryer vents, basement apartments and smoke detectors.
  • HRV ERV >> Info on Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilation Systems.
  • Foundation Concerns >> Understanding a Home's structure before buying.
  • Pests >> Typical pests, health and safety, building damage.
  • Preparing the House for Inspection >> Info and tips for home owners.
  • Roofs >> Info on life spans, layers of shingles, ice build-up.
  • UFFI >> About Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation.
  • Vermiculite >> What it is and how to treat it.
  • Water Heaters >> Info on conventional, tankless, solar and water heaters.
  • Wet Basement >> Unfinished basements, older homes, conflicting repair costs.
  • Windows >> Condensation, older wood windows, window types.
  • Wood Burning Systems >> Info on features, installation, maintenance.

 

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This GUIDE TO HOME INSPECTION was prepared by the
leading network of property and home inspection services in North America, AmeriSpec of Canada. For further information, please visit us at
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The home inspection benefits all parties involved in the real estate transaction. For further information or to arrange an inspection with a qualified home inspection company, consult your local real estate professional.
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