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How to Get Your House Market-Ready

Posted on Oct 31, 2023

When you’re putting your house on the market, you want to ensure you’re attracting the best potential buyers so you can get the most value out of your property. To ensure that your house presents as an attractive and welcoming home or investment property to prospective buyers, it’s recommended that you eliminate any harmful...

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Where Are Designated Substances on Your Property

Posted on Oct 13, 2023

Designated substance surveys in Ontario are an essential prerequisite for construction, renovations, and demolition. The process was created to help identify harmful or potentially hazardous substances prior to beginning work. By conducting a designated substance survey with an experienced service provider like Inch By Inch Inspections, you can...

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Why Use Infrared Thermal Imaging for Building Envelope Inspections

Posted on Sep 25, 2023

When it comes to property maintenance, the building envelope is incredibly important. Experienced inspectors use infrared thermal inspections to assess the protective shelf consisting of walls, roofs, windows, and doors, shielding the interior from the elements. The building envelope is vital for maintaining structural integrity, energy efficiency,...

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How Designated Substance Surveys Streamline Construction

Posted on Sep 12, 2023

Construction projects often face numerous challenges. Among these, ensuring the safety of workers and adhering to environmental regulations is essential. This is where designated substance surveys play a pivotal role. These surveys, mandatory in Ontario before renovations or demolitions, are instrumental in identifying hazardous materials, with...

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What Can You Detect From Infrared Thermal Inspections

Posted on Aug 28, 2023

Good air quality in your home is essential in creating a safe and comfortable space. You probably spend all your downtime at home to relax and unwind from a long day's work. If you suspect an irregularity in your home or are planning a significant change/renovation, an infrared thermal inspection or asbestos inspection can provide substantial...

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What is the Purpose of Designated Substance Surveys?

Posted on Jul 07, 2023

There are certain substances highlighted in designated substance surveys that are often found indoors that can pose a serious health risk; most of the time, occupants of a building are not aware of these contaminants. Depending on the substance itself, they could be the result of the natural environment, or they could have been used intentionally...

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Why Thunderstorms Put You at Risk for Exposures

Posted on May 23, 2023

While thunderstorms are expected in spring and summer, however, what is unexpected is exposure to dangerous contaminants. Air pressure changes, leaks, flooding, and even property damage from severe thunderstorms may expose us to harmful substances lingering in and around our homes. For instance, if there’s property damage from a thunderstorm,...

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How DSS Reports Reduce Liabilities

Posted on Jan 27, 2023

When conducting a renovation or construction project, you want to ensure that the work environment is safe and free of all dangerous substances. To avoid any unnecessary risks, a Designated Substance Survey Report is required. A DSS Report ensures that all construction projects are completed without risk of exposure to hazardous substances and...

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Get Ready for Your 2023 Renovations with a DSS Report

Posted on Dec 30, 2022

If you have renovations planned for 2023, such as an extreme demolition in your current home or revamping an old commercial or residential property, you’re likely experiencing both excitement and stress. Undergoing major projects require tedious steps, like submitting a DSS Report. A Designated Substance Survey Report, often called a DSS...

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What Commonly Encountered Contaminants Must Be Recorded on DSS

Posted on Nov 18, 2022

Before beginning any construction work on a project, Ontario laws and regulations require a designated substance survey to be provided to all potential contractors. The purpose of the survey and home air quality tests prior to beginning demolitions, renovations, and rebuilds is to identify the concentration and location of potentially harmful...

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5 Issues Infrared Thermal Imaging Can Reveal in Your Home Inspection

Posted on Jan 14, 2022

For decades, the buyers' decisions on moving into a new house depended on visual inspection. But with the advancement in age and technology, new tools used for condition assessment of a home have been manufactured. Infrared thermal imaging offered by Inch By Inch Inspections is an example of such tools commonly called thermography. It helps in...

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Building Owners Responsibility Around Designated Substance Surveys

Posted on Jan 01, 2022

Whether you are living your own property or renting it, you need to know if it is safe and free of toxic substances as the homeowner. Getting a Designated Substance Survey (DSS) for your Toronto home is the first step on that way. The DSS report provides you with preliminary information on the presence of asbestos and other hazardous substances in...

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