sunshine coast home inspection: Home Inspection - Little things that make a difference! - 04/08/17 12:11 PM
In the home inspection business there are some things that just stand out. I recently inspected a single-wide mobile home with a stick-built addition, which effectively turned it into a double wide. On its own lot. The single wide was manufactured in the 1970's. 
The sellers had moved out and got on with their lives in another city. They left the home with a fresh coat of paint and in as pristine condition as possible.
It made my inspection easy as my investigation was not hampered by furniture or storage. But there was one item deliberately left behind by the sellers that really … (4 comments)

sunshine coast home inspection: Of Mice and Men - A Mickey Mouse Inspection - 04/03/17 07:03 AM
Death, taxes and rodents are always with us. EKAN Home Inspections always looks for signs of rodent infestation because of the associated risks to health and building component damage. Left unattended, the damage always gets progressively worse with time and can make a grown man or gal break down and cry in frustration. Like the ad says "Just do it!", take corrective action immediately when Mickey Mouse is in the house. Here's a case study for those who store vehicles for extended periods of time. More
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sunshine coast home inspection: Home Inspection Diary: Eugene's Believe It or Not! - 02/12/17 10:24 AM
Here's a 120 Volt receptacle with a 240 Volt supply behind the faceplate. I would not have spotted this as it was in the garage behind an appliance. The owner had stated that they had plugged in the garage fridge and burned out the motor. No wonder. 
At some time in the past the outlet was used for 240 Volt service, likely for an appliance that came from an off-shore household move.
A very dangerous situation that required immediate correction. As this inspection was also in advance of the building's two year construction completion anniversary, it was included in the list of defects … (2 comments)

sunshine coast home inspection: Sick House Mystery: Dehumidifier Episode - 02/08/17 07:18 AM
Yesterday I received a call from a client for whom I did a Langdale home inspection last year. As I recall the house was maintanined in pristine condition by the original owner. My client, the buyer, was renting the property and now had a problem. Apparently the tenant was complaining about the cost electricity to run the dehumidifier. According to the tenant, if he did not run the dehumidifier, then there would be mold growth and so owner should reimburse his excellent tenant for the electricity.
Hmm. A lot of info to review.
First, how much would a dehumidifier cost to operate? From … (0 comments)

sunshine coast home inspection: Home Inspections: Rental Suite Planning - 12/11/16 09:01 AM
Just completed a home inspection in Gibsons BC. House was 6 years old, nearly 3000 sq.ft. with superior custom construction. All the interior and exterior finishes were well executed. The ground floor was unfinished but prepared for future suite potential.  In my business I have seen many in-law suites, unauthorized accomodations and mortgage helpers. In this post I summarize what I consider important design considerations for any homeowner to think about when planning for a rental income.
Legal. Check with municipality to see if secondary accommodations are acceptable for this particular community. Determine if this is going to be a legal or … (0 comments)

 
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