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KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA—(Marketwire-November 15, 2012) – The Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors of British Columbia – CAHPI(BC) – is pleased to announce the commencement of a formal collaboration with the University of British Columbia (UBC) on a research program to develop more rigorous proficiency testing for home inspectors that is more accurate, more […]
CAHPI(BC)’s Charity Fund chair, Lorrie Jacobson, along with Tony Kazoleas, proudly presented Variety Show of Hearts children a cheque for $2000. at the February 2012 annual telethon. This donation was made on behalf of the generosity of our CAHPI(BC) members regularly making contributions to our Charity Fund. Thank you CAHPI(BC) members!
There is nothing that will ruin your day faster than a burst hose in your home. Recent personal experience reinforced this for me, and I wanted to pass on a warning to all my clients, contacts, and friends to help you avoid a similar situation. Both the issues outlined here are designed to help you […]
In most BC homes built prior to 1990, the presence of some building materials with asbestos is almost always present. It was commonly used in office buildings, public buildings and schools. It insulated hot water heating systems and was put into walls and ceilings as insulation against fire and sound. It has also been found […]
Source: Lynch Building Inspection Services Ltd. of Nelson, BC. Originally appeared in The Nelson Express. Every winter during the colder stretches the eaves on the roof of our house get a thick layer of ice build-up. This year I noticed water stains on the inside of our living room wall right where the wall meets […]
Source: Lynch Building Inspection Services Ltd. of Nelson, BC Originally appeared in The Nelson Express During a recent heavy rainfall I found water coming in under our foundation wall. We have figured out how to stop it, but the water has spread under interior walls, carpet and cabinets throughout our basement. We’re concerned about the […]
Source: Lynch Building Inspection Services Ltd. of Nelson, BC. Originally appeared in The Nelson Express. My home has a crawlspace under it. I know I’m supposed to be opening and closing the vents but I don’t know when. Here are a few tips that will help keep your crawlspace healthy. Open the vents in early […]
Source: Lynch Building Inspection Services Ltd. of Nelson, BC Originally appeared in The Nelson Express I think I have vermiculite insulation in my attic. Recently I heard that it is a health hazard and I’m wondering if I should remove it. What is your opinion? First, it is a good idea to positively identify that […]
CBC News Rick Vandekerkhove performs inspections on properties criminals have damaged due to marijuana grow ops. (CBC) The Manitoba government has a plan to protect people from unknowingly buying homes that were formerly used as marijuana grow ops. It wants to attach that information to a property’s land title and make it fully accessible to […]