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                 Knob and Tube Wiring Information
-Myths, facts and home insurance considerations for homes with Knob and Tube wiring

Aluminum Wiring  

Aluminum Wiring in the Home
- History, Identification and Safety considerations associated with Aluminum wiring systems   



Tankless Water Heaters - Information for "On-Demand" Water systems - before you buy & maintenance

Orangeburg Drainage Pipes

Orangeburg Drainage Pipes - Information on these old style drainage pipes that may spell trouble for your home.


                    Forced Air Furnace

Furnace Facts - What you need to know about your forced air furnace.



Wet Basements - Avoiding a wet basement, common causes and what to watch for in your home

sump4 Foundation Cracks - When are they a concern?


Sump Pumps   - Avoiding a flood, proper testing and maintenance



Energy     - Quick and Easy tips to Save Energy in your home, reduce your footprint and lower your bills


Backyard Projects  Outdoor Projects - Tips and Tricks to ensure your backyard project is done right

Rooftop Concerns  Rooftop Concerns: What to Watch for - Know when you need a professional

Safety Features                                                                                                                                                        


Carbon Monoxide Detectors - Keeping your family safe with the proper use of CO Detectors


Smoke Detectors     - What you need to know about Smoke Detectors in your home

Fireplace Safety

Fireplace Safety     - What you need to know about keeping your fireplace and home safe

Inspection Checklist                                                                                                                                                                   


Get Ready for your Inspection     - Tips to preparing for a home inspection on your house


Ten Items you can Inspect Yourself     - get ready for your inspection with a few items you can inspect for yourself

Why Choose Lighthouse?                                                                                                                                                                                                            

1.    All our inspectors are well qualified, committed full time inspectors

2.    All inspectors carry full errors and omissions insurance

3.    We offer free follow up service and direct phone access to your inspector

4.    We adhere to a strict code of ethics and standard of Practice from both NACHI and Lighthouse

5.    Make an informed decision on the home before purchasing

6.    Know any safety concerns, maintenance items or other concerns about your home before you sell

Included In Your Inspection                                                                                                                                                                      What we look for in your inspection

• roof, vents, flashing and trim;
• eaves, soffits and fascia;
• gutters and downspouts;
• roof penetrations;
• decks, stoops, porches, rails and walkways;
• grading and drainage;
• foundation, basement and crawlspace;
• heating system;
 •cooling system;
• water shut-off valves;
• plumbing fixtures and faucets;
• drainage sump pump (with accessible float);
• electrical service line and meter box;
• main disconnect and service amperage;
• electrical panel, breakers and fuses;
• grounding and bonding;
• GFCIs and AFCIs;
• kitchen cabinets, drawers and major appliances;
• bathrooms;
• floors, walls and ceilings;
• fireplace damper door and hearth;
• insulation and ventilation;

• garage doors, safety sensors and openers;


Helpful Links

Canada Mortgage and Housing: InfraredScanofYourHome

National Association of Certified Home Inspectors:

Realtor Information:

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