Archive:  February 2019

29
Feb
2016

How to Choose a Home Inspector in Vancouver

February 29th, 2016 | by Paul Friesen | in Inspections |    0   

Since January 2009 home inspections in Vancouver have been regulated by the consumer protection agency of BC.  This requires that licensed inspectors maintain membership in good standing in a designated professional association and carry


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18
Feb
2016

A Thorough Evaluation: What a Home Inspector Looks For

February 18th, 2016 | by Paul Friesen | in Inspections |    0   

There are many sound arguments for getting a professional to inspect your home, perhaps the most compelling of which are keeping the structure sound to protect your investment from everything from wood-rot to fire, and avoiding the health problem


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21
Feb
2015

My Home May Contain Asbestos, Now What?

February 21st, 2015 | by Paul Friesen | in Inspections |    0   

As a professional home inspector I often inspect homes that were built before the 1980’s that contain some form of possible asbestos material.


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16
Feb
2015

What Is Polybutylene?

February 16th, 2015 | by Paul Friesen | in Inspections |    0   

If you home was built in between 1978 and 1999 there is a good change your water pipes are PB material, but more so in the 1990’s here in British Columbia.


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06
Feb
2015

Is Aluminum Wiring Safe?

February 6th, 2015 | by Paul Friesen | in Inspections |    0   

If you have not changed an electrical outlet or opened the panel to your electrical distribution system you may not know what kind of electrical wiring is in your home.


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01
Feb
2015

Popcorn Pops, not Drywall

February 1st, 2015 | by Paul Friesen | in Inspections |    0   

Quite often I am asked: “what is that hole in the ceiling?” or “should I be concerned with the nail sticking out the drywall?” These are legitimate concerns.


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01
Feb
2015

Prep Your House for Your Home Inspection

February 1st, 2015 | by Paul Friesen | in Inspections |    0   

As a home inspector I am often faced with many items that prohibit a thorough home inspection. There can be many obstacles that a home inspector must overcome to thoroughly observe or test a system.


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