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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 […]

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Couple’s dream home turns out to be bat cave

VANCOUVER – Miles Nurse and his girlfriend Jennifer Plomt thought they had purchased a dream downtown penthouse, only to discover they’ve moved into a bat cave. By The Vancouver Sun July 14, 2007 VANCOUVER – Miles Nurse and his girlfriend Jennifer Plomt thought they had purchased a dream downtown penthouse, only to discover they’ve moved […]