Thursday, 8 January 2015

BC Tightens Inspection Standards for Better Coquitlam Home Inspection

The ministry for housing began a consultation between the public and industry stakeholders in 2013 and identified numerous consumer issues regarding the home inspection industry. These issues include higher training requirements for inspectors, higher minimum standards for inspection, and clearer information for clients to know what to expect. To avoid such mistakes when attaining services from home inspectors in Coquitlam, first make sure that they are licensed. As of the moment, licenses are obtained and renewed by passing regular examinations set by four different associations that regulate the home inspection industry in the province, including the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors. There are currently 440 licensed home inspectors in the province, and it’s imperative to hire only the services of reliable Coquitlam home inspection companies such as Firstclass Building Inspections under registered home inspector Steve Beliveau.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Learn More about the Ins-and-Outs of a Home Inspection in Burnaby

Your home is important to you. Whether you’ve just purchased a new house, or have been living in your current residence for many years, it is essential to have it checked for any signs of damage to guarantee that it is safe, in good shape, and suffers no reduction in resale value. Every part of your house, from the interior to the exterior, should be assessed by a Burnaby home inspection company. The walls, for instance, should be checked for any cracks, holes, or any signs of damage. The walls’ thickness can indicate how well the house is built. The roof is yet another important exterior element as it shelters you from the elements. Over time, the roof may get damaged due to weather disturbances and consequently sustain water damage, cracks, or mold.