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Old or New All Properties Need an Inspection!

Happy Tip Tuesday Everyone! Be sure to make that small investment and get an inspector in that has your best interest in mind. New or Old all homes require an experienced set of eyes with the right tools and equipment to help you see the overall picture of that home...

4 Ways to Keep a Healthy and Safe Home

4 Ways to Keep a Healthy and Safe Home

Whether you have just moved into a new home or have lived in your house for a while, you want it to be safe. There are various hazards that may exist throughout your home which may pose a risk to the health and safety of your family. Let’s look at some ways that you...

The importance of working with a team

  Happy Tip Tuesday Everyone! Don't go it alone! We are grateful for all the teams we have the pleasure to work with and their continued support.As you begin your property search be sure to take some time to look at who is part of your team to assure your questions...

Is having an inspection really that important?

Happy Tuesday Everyone! I am inspecting a brand new side by side duplex with legal basement suites and there are renovations that are still occurring. Now, let me show you something that is undergoing with this renovation. You will notice that the builder has elected...

Bath Fan

​Happy Tip Tuesday Everyone! What are you tackling on your to-do list? With more time available to us as Homeowners and investors its a great opportunity to take a closer look at the maintenance items that you have not had the time to address! When was the last time...

COVID 19

Happy Tip Tuesday Everyone! Are you wondering if you should possibly skip the home inspection on a property you are currently pending on? Or are you considering skipping your 11-month warranty? We want all of you to know some of the steps we are taking in relation to...

Happy Tip Tuesday from Overview Property Inspection!

Happy Tip Tuesday from Overview Property Inspection! Check out this video for a chance to win a free sewer scope with your next property inspection! We are inspecting a relatively old property today and are wondering who might know what the device showed in the video...

Why you should choose an elevated roof vent!

Check out this video and see the benefits of having elevated roof vents and see why you may have moisture intrusion if you do not! Right Tools! Right Training! The Right Choice! Pierre Papineau CPI Overview Property Inspection

What type of roof vents do you have?

Happy Tip Tuesday Everyone! I find myself in the attic today as when we were doing a thermal image scan we noticed elevated moisture reading inside the secondary bedroom. The root cause is the roof vent that has been used. That is a perimeter roof vent to allow the...

Should I get an inspection and sewer scope on a new build?

Hey, everyone, it is Pierre with Overview Property Inspection we are doing an inspection on a brand new house as the clients elected to have an inspection done and also a sewer scope, I am sure glad they did and this is the reason why. This is a brand new property and...

Hot Water Heater Maintenance Tip

Hey everyone it's Pierre with Overview Property Inspection I want to remind you guys to maintain your hot-water heaters some of you guys may be scratching your head saying what hot water heaters have maintenance to do of course and I'll tell you why, it's not uncommon...

Who do you hire as a home inspector when it is not regulated?

Do you know what you are buying fellow Ontarians? Have you found someone that you can trust to inspect your future home and/or property investments? Without the same regulations and requirements as herein Alberta, it leaves the risk much greater for surprises and not...

Do you have an over the range microwave?

Hey everyone its Pierre with Overview Property Inspection we are updating one of our rental units inspection and I want to talk to you guys about over the range microwave okay we've got this new kitchen and I want to be clear with this okay this is a filter that is to...

11 Month Warranty Inspection

Hey everyone, it is Pierre, with Overview we are inspecting an attic space above a garage and I want to show you a few things. In your honest opinion is this properly insulated with all the gaps of course not. How about this portion what is the outlier here? If you...

Downspouts Discharging Under the Snow

Hey Everyone, it is Pierre with Overview Property Inspection, we are doing an inspection and unfortunately, this homeowner is experiencing water in their basement. Now, this is a common concern I see and can be avoided with proper downspout placement. Now when I talk...

Another Important Reason to get an Inspection

Hey, everyone, Pierre, with Overview Property Inspection, I am pretty sure that I just saw a UFO. Hey, let's have a look for yourself what are those lights on that roof? what's that sound, it sounds like a nailer pretty sure it isn't UFO'S pretty sure that's a...

Importance of Having the Roof Inspected

Happy Tip Tuesday Everyone from Overview Property Inspection. Importance of having the roof inspected! We did an inspection of a magnificent house that was listed at 1.5 million. No matter the sale price, all properties need an inspection. At Overview Property...

Have You Taken a Look at Your Exterior Exhausts this Winter?

Hey, everyone, it's Pierre with Overview Property Inspection we are doing an inspection today and it is crisp so I'm going to keep this video short and sweet my tip today I want to make sure that everyone pays close attention to their exhaust for their high-efficiency...

The Importance of Having a Sewer Scope Completed

Hey everyone its Pierre with over property inspection we are doing an infill here in the heart of the city and we are doing a sewer scope for the client now we often get asked is should we be doing a sewer scope inspection let me show you why you should be we do a lot...

Maintenance Tips Prior to the Winter Season

Hey everyone it's Pierre with Overview we are approaching winter time and so a couple of maintenance tips you are going to want to do prior to the snowfall number one you want to winterize your exterior hose bibs if you have an older property you want to make sure...

Importance of a Property Inspection

Hey everyone it's Pierre with Overview we are approaching winter time and so a couple of maintenance tips you are going to want to do prior to the snowfall number one you want to winterize your exterior hose bib if you have an older property you want to make sure that...

Downspouts Discharge

Hello everyone, Pierre, with Overview Property Inspection while performing an inspection today we came across a common issue you'll notice that the downspout is discharging next to the foundation, as a result, it has created a settlement of the slab you will want to...

Importance of Getting Inside Your Attic!

Good morning everyone, Pierre, with Overview property inspection I wanted to recap on last week's post regarding downspout placement and so I wanted to share with you guys and bring awareness where is your downspout discharging as you see here on this home it's...

Sump Pumps

​Hey everyone, it's Pierre, with Overview Property Inspection we are performing an inspection today and I want to show you guys a few things to look out for. Does your basement have white efflorescence along the perimeter or on the basement slab one thing you want to...

Thermal Imaging

Does your property inspector use thermal image on every inspection? Are you getting the most out of your inspection to assure your investment whether it is commercial or residential is protected? Feel confident with your purchase with a thorough inspection! ​Hey...

Tips When Moving a Hot Tub

Hey everyone, Pierre with Overview Property Inspection, We are doing an inspection on the south side of Edmonton and I wanted to show you guys something it is pertaining to hot tubs. I want to make sure that if you are moving and you remove your hot tub from your...

Post Inspection

Hey everyone, Pierre with Overview Property Inspection we are doing a post inspection for client that bought these skinnies behind me and so I want to recap from last couple weeks ago so originally, we had the overhead service in direct contact with the roof of course...

New Construction Home Inspections Are Very Important

Hey everyone its Pierre, with Overview Property Inspection, I wanted to share with you guys an inspection that we did last week, so a young couple hired us to perform an inspection for them on a brand new home and so upon completion, we had a deficiencies list of 32...

Lets Talk About Spray Foam

Good morning everyone, Pierre, with Overview property inspection today I wanted to talk to you about Spray Foam, their different characteristics, how to identify them, and the advantage of using one over the other.

Attic Rain

Good afternoon everyone, Pierre, with Overview Property Inspection we are performing an inspection we are inside the attic and I just wanted to show you guys a condition that we see in particular with newer builds when you got it a condition called attic rain so if...

Downspout Placement

Good morning everyone, Pierre, with Overview property inspection I wanted to recap on last week's post regarding downspout placement and so I wanted to share with you guys and bring awareness where is your downspout discharging as you see here on this home it's...

Overview Property Inspection Tip Tuesday

Hey everyone, Pierre, with Overview Proper Inspection here we are performing an inspection and we are walking the roof covering of a Two Story home I want to ask guys does your home inspector walk the roof surface? It's very important that he does it helps you...

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