I go through and inspect each of these items when performing a home inspection:
- Flashing's and trim Gutters and downspouts
- Roof penetrations
- Eaves, soffit and fascia grading
- Foundation and crawlspace
- Water penetration and foundation movement
- Heating systems
- Cooling systems
- Main water shut off valves
- Interior plumbing fixtures
- Electrical service line and meter box
- Main disconnect and service amperage
- Electrical panels
- Breakers and fuses
- Grounding and bonding GFCI and AFCI Breakers and Outlets
- Insulation and ventilation
- Garage doors
- Safety sensors and openers
- and more...
When performing a mold inspection, we utilize three techniques:
The primary purpose of the air sampling is to determine the type and amount of airborne contamination in a building/home.
Air sampling may be necessary if there is a presence of mold, allergens or toxins is suspected. (i.e. musty odours, allergies) but can not be identify by just visual inspection.
When air sampling is performed, both the indoor air and outdoor air are sampled. So the results can be compared to see if a problem exists.
Tape / Swab sampling
Tape / Swab samples are usually collected from visible moldy surfaces. This type of sampling is used to identify specific mold types.
Post-sampling recommendations and laboratory results
Once we have performed the mold inspections and air quality testing, an action plan can be put in place to clean up and prevent future contamination. Based on the evaluations and sampling lab analysis results, we will be able to provide a digitized report.
The majority of drowning and near drowning in residential swimming pools and spas involves children under 5 years old. Drowning kills more under the age of 5 years than any other cause. Unsafe fences, latches and gates combined with lapses in adult supervision are directly responsible for most drowning in this age group.
Our checklist will help you to see if your swimming pool or spa area (indoor or outdoor) meets basic safety and condition requirements. Swimming pool or spa contractors / installers can help you with more technical information or a safety inspection to ensure your pool meets the legal and bylaw requirements.