Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is now considered part of the professional home inspectors regular service. A professional home inspector, equipped with a thermal imaging camera and properly trained and certified in its use, can find problems with a house that a normal home...

Your Homes Heating and Air Conditioning System

There are many different types of standard heating systems. Central heating is often used in cold climates to heat private houses and public buildings. Such a system contains a boiler, furnace, or heat pump to heat water, steam, or air, all in a central location such...

Painting Tips for Home Owners

Sequence for painting a room is from top to bottom: Ceiling first, then walls, then windows, doors and finally baseboards. Great interior painting is as easy as one-two-three There are many reasons why interior painting is the nation’s most popular home...

Unusual Water Leak Discovered

Water is one of the most common reasons that damage occurs to most homes. The exterior is especially vulnerable to the onslaught of water and moisture, the slow but sure deterioration of a homes cladding, windows and foundation if not properly maintained. I have...

Caulking 101 – by the Orillia Home Inspector

Picking the right caulk can be the hardest part of any caulking job. Most hardware stores carry dozens of different products, each promising better results than the other. If you use the wrong caulk, the joint will fail long before it should, which means that...