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NOTE: When the real estate agents hire us for their friends and family, we must be doing something right!


Thank you very much for the quick report!

We are very happy with the quality of your work and will be recommending you to my clients in the future.

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Riina (Sales Rep) and Kevin

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Thanks a lot Rick, so nice of you for your prompt complete report.
My friend likes your professional approach and way you explain each and every thing.
ONCE AGAIN THANKS A LOT.

Irshad
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Thanks again for the fantastic job on the house, my father and Steve can't stop raving about how thorough you were, and how great it was to have the top-of-the-line equipment there. In the words of Steve, "I wish Rick did more so we could hire him for everything!"
We'll be recommending you to everyone who asks!

Natalie & Stephen

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STRUCTURE

We inspect: structural components including visible foundation, roof structure and framing by probing a sample of structural components where deterioration is suspected or where clear indications of possible deterioration exist. Probing is NOT required when probing would damage any finished surface or where no deterioration is visible. We will describe in your report the foundation, floor structure, wall structure, ceiling structure, roof structure. We will report on conditions limiting access to structural components. We will report on the methods used to inspect the under-floor crawl space, methods used to inspect the attic.

EXTERIOR SYSTEMS

We inspect: exterior wall covering, flashing and trim all exterior doors, attached or adjacent decks, balconies, steps, porches, and their associated railings, eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level.
Vegetation, grading, and surface drainage on the property when any of these are likely to adversely affect the building. Walkways, patios, and driveways leading to dwelling entrances. Landscaping structure attached or adjacent to
the building when likely to adversely affect the building. Attached garage or carport, garage doors and garage door operators for attached garages. We will report the methods used to inspect and any limitations noted during the inspection (storage, lack of access, furniture etc).

ROOF SYSTEMS

We inspect: readily accessible roof coverings, readily accessible roof drainage systems, readily accessible flashings, readily accessible skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations. We will walk on the roof when safe to do so.

PLUMBING SYSTEMS

We will inspect: interior water supply and distribution systems including all fixtures and faucets, drain, waste and vent systems including all fixtures, water heating equipment and associated venting systems, fuel storage and fuel distribution systems, drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping. We will report the methods used to inspect and any limitations noted during the inspection (storage, lack of access, furniture etc).

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

We inspect: service drop, service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways, service equipment, main disconnects and service grounding. Interior components of service panels and sub panels, distribution conductors, overcurrent protection devices, a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles, ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) (if appropriate) and arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCI) (if appropriate). We will report the methods used to inspect and any limitations noted during the inspection (storage, lack of access, furniture etc).

HEATING SYSTEMS

We inspect: readily accessible components of installed heating equipment, vent systems, flues, and chimneys, fuel storage and fuel distribution systems and air flow at duct work throughout the home. We will report the methods used to inspect and any limitations noted during the inspection (storage, lack of access, furniture etc).

FIREPLACES AND SOLID FUEL
BURNING APPLIANCES

We inspect: system components, vent systems and chimneys. Wood buring fireplaces are not inspected. This should be completed by a WETT certified inspector and the entire chimney should be cleaned. We can recommend a company if required, cost is about $300, includes chimney clean. We will report the methods used to inspect and any limitations noted during the inspection (storage, lack of access, furniture etc).

AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

We inspect: and operate when outside temperature allows, permanently installed central air conditioning equipment. We will report the methods used to inspect and any limitations noted during the inspection (storage, lack of access, furniture etc).

INTERIOR SYSTEMS

We inspect: walls, ceilings, and floors, steps, stairways, and railings, a representative number of countertops and installed cabinets, a representative number of doors and windows, walls, doors and ceilings separating the habitable spaces and the garage. We will report the methods used to inspect and any limitations noted during the inspection (storage, lack of access, furniture etc).

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INSULATION AND VAPOUR BARRIERS

We inspect: insulation and vapour barriers in unfinished spaces, Attics, basments, crawlspaces etc. What type of insulation is present and the absence of insualtion. We will report the methods used to inspect and any limitations noted during the inspection (storage, lack of access, furniture etc).

MECHANICAL AND NATURAL
VENTILATION SYSTEMS

We inspect: ventilation of attics and foundation areas, mechanical ventilation systems (fans, HRV's), ventilation systems in areas where moisture is generated such as kitchen, bathrooms, laundry rooms. We will report the methods used to inspect and any limitations noted during the inspection (storage, lack of access, furniture etc).

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Our Equipment

  • Infrared Camera
  • Mould Detection Dog
  • 31', 26', 16' and 13' Ladders
  • Remote Pole Camera
  • See Snake camera
  • Digital Moisture meter
  • Mould Air Quality equipment
  • Mould lab testing
  • Water softener testing equipment
  • Air velocity meter, measure air flow at duct work.

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Service areas, Acton, Brantford, Burlington, Cambridge, Elmira, Elora, Fergus, Guelph, Kitchener, Listowel, London, Milton, Mississauga, New Hamburg, Oakville, Paris, Rockwood, Stratford, Waterloo, Woodstock and surrounding areas.

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RICK CLAYTON OWNER/RHI CMI

REGISTERED HOME INSPECTOR

 

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Rick Clayton RHI CMI

Registered Home Inspector

Certified Master Inspector

Ontario Building Code OBC-2006

Water Restoration Technician

Applied Microbial (Mould) Remediation Technician


In 2014 Rick Clayton became the third inspector in Ontario to have earned both the RHI & CMI status.

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