November 3rd, 2021

What is a hidden defect?

When you buy a house or a building, the words "hidden defect" may come to mind and scare you. It is therefore important to understand what a hidden defect is and, above all, to know...More >>

October 1st, 2021

How much humidity is optimal for the house?

The room temperature in a house and its relative humidity is very much influenced by the weather outside. This is not a surprise, of course. Naturally, when the seasons change or when doors and windows...More >>

September 16th, 2021

How to measure the air quality in your home ?

During the warm season, our home windows are often open and we spend a lot more time enjoying the weather outside. It is rarely during this season that we worry about the quality of the...More >>

August 24th, 2021

Thermographic inspection: what are the advantages?

Infrared thermography technology can be very useful when it comes to inspecting a building. It can indeed detect problems invisible to the naked eye, such as heat loss problems in the roof, for example. It...More >>

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July 4th, 2021

How a heat wave affects indoor air quality

On average, Canadians spend 90% of their time indoors. And during uncomfortably high temperatures and summer heat waves, people and pets are driven indoors in search of cooler air. It’s no wonder, then, that indoor...More >>

June 10th, 2021

What assurances does a building inspection bring?

Buying real estate may be the single biggest transaction of your lifetime. It may also be the biggest financial risk you’ll ever have to face. Having a building inspection completed is one way to help...More >>

May 5th, 2021

When to do an air quality or mold test?

People are thinking about safe and clean air more than usual during the pandemic. And while particles of the COVID-19 virus take the spotlight, there are other common pathogens that should be top of mind...More >>

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April 14th, 2021

What are the risks related to fungus and mould present?

The presence of fungus and mould in any building is a serious matter for three main reasons: They pose serious health threats They never go away on their own The risks grow exponentially over time...More >>

March 23rd, 2021

Is it a good idea to have your home inspected BEFORE you put it up for sale?

When selling your home, you have the option to be proactive and conduct a home inspection prior to putting it on the market, or letting the homebuyer hire their own inspector after you have accepted...More >>

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