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CAHPI(BC) Spearheads Research Program to Develop Exacting Home Inspection Examination with the University of British Columbia

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 […]

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Thank you CAHPI(BC) members!

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!

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Reminder to check hoses

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 […]

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Information about ASBESTOS

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 […]

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Flooding in basement

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 […]

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Opening and closing crawlspace vents

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 […]

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Health issues related to vermiculite insulation

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 […]

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Manitoba eyes protection from grow ops for homebuyers

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 […]