Hiring a Home Inspector from Baseline Inspections to perform a pre-purchase inspection ensures that you have an independent and objective assessment of the systems and conditions of the home.
New Home Pre-Delivery Inspection
A new home Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) is your opportunity to discuss missing, incomplete, damaged or non-functionality issues with your builder prior to the close of your home.
Thermal Imaging Assessment
A Thermal Imaging Assessment is one of the best non-destructive methods for a home buyer or seller to more accurately investigate these concerns.
1st Year Home Warranty Inspection
Having a home inspection completed prior to the first anniversary of your new home purchase is strongly recommended by The Ontario New Home Warranty Program.
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Insulating Your Home While previous generations may have been content to live in drafty houses, most people now want comfortable warm houses. A healthy house today is well sealed, well insulated and properly ventilated. A well-insulated house is a bit like dressing for the weather. A wool sweater will keep you warm if the wind[…]
Learn How And When To Use A Fire Extinguisher (NC) Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home? And as importantly, do you know how to use one? What good is a fire extinguisher if you don’t actually know how to use it? Unfortunately, most people don’t know how to use them and are unclear[…]
Do you have a checklist for your Fall home maintenance? Well you should. But in case you don’t have one on hand, Baseline Inspections is here to provide you with the best parts of your house to tackle this Fall. Chimney: Have your chimney cleaned and inspected. Creosote buildup can lead to a chimney fire.[…]
With the increase in use of sites like Airbnb.com and VRBO.com, renters and property owners are connecting all over the globe! Renting your vacation home or cottage can be a great way to help cover some of your ownership costs but….. Are you insured? In some cases insurance companies will not insure you if you[…]
We know about Spring Cleaning, but what about Spring Home Maintenance? The best time to repair or replace caulking around exterior windows and doors is spring or fall, when the width of the joint is halfway between it’s seasonal extremes. This will help keep out heat and humidity in the summertime. Clean out your eaves[…]
Take A Little Extra Time To Determine If You Need A Building Permit With the arrival of warm weather, some of us find ourselves charging the cordless drill and dusting off the tools. So many outdoor projects, so little time! Taking just a little extra time to determine if you require a permit for your project[…]
Anatomy of a Standard Dehumidifier When the snow starts melting, and the spring rain has the birds singing, our thoughts quickly turn to spending time outside, readying our home and yard for spring and summer. Take a minute to tend to your basement, and protect yourself and home from the many problems associated with moisture.[…]
Are your windows old and in need of replacing? Don’t put it off any longer than you absolutely have to. The damage you can’t see will far exceed what you can see. Let’s look at the most common problems and solutions… Newer windows? Make sure air is allowed to circulate either passively or mechanically throughout[…]
We often think of home maintenance as something to be done in the warmer months. Here are a few items to check off the list while Jack Frost has us thinking about hot, sunny days. KITCHEN STOVE EXHAUST FILTER Wash it to remove grease and you’ll increase the efficiency of your exhaust vent, plus, in[…]
Icicles….Don’t be fooled by their glittery appearance! Hanging from the eaves of a house, icicles may look beautiful, but they spell trouble. When an icicle catches your eye, you can bet there’s something ugly hiding behind it. Ice damming. Ice dams are caused when solar heat from above, and heat loss from beneath, warm a[…]