Links & Resources
Use the below links to be directed to useful and informative webpages:
Nik Tanaka of HammerHead Inspection Services is certified with ASTTBC as an Applied Science Technologist (AScT). Certification is voluntary, and requires qualification and experience which exceeds the requirements of Certified Home Inspector qualifications (below).
Nik Tanaka, principal of HammerHead Inspection Services is certified with ASTTBC-PI, as a CHI: Certified Home Inspector
The best way to retain the value of your home is to maintain it.
ASBESTOS click here
Thinking of doing some renovations? Is your home built before 1990, or is the possibility of asbestos noted in your Home Inspection Report? Read for important information about your health and the health of your family, occupants and workers helping with your renovations.
OIL TANKS AND REMOVAL http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/remediation/fact_sheets/pdf/fs32.pdf
Significant costs may be associated with removal of oil tanks.
HOME BUYER'S INSURANCE http://www.homeownersinsurance.ca/exclusions/
Some items in a home may increase insurance rates, have a higher than normal deductible or cause outright denial of insurance. Discuss with your insurance provider. Some items which may be red-flagged by certain insurance policies may include (but not be limited to) certain types of chimneys, alum wiring, poly B piping and existence of oil tanks.
CONSUMER PROTECTION http://www.consumerprotectionbc.ca/component/content/article/106-home-inspectors-news/794-home-inspections-in-bc-what-consumers-should-know
What consumers should know about home inspectors in British Columbia.
MOULD Don’t be alarmed at the word Mould by itself. The often misinterpreted word is usually associated with harmful spores which cause illness. The fact is, harmless mould spores exist in everyday life and are constantly being breathed in; however, harmful mould spores can cause respiratory illness and other health problems. The best defense is education.
DEPRECIATION REPORTS http://www.housing.gov.bc.ca/pub/stratapdf/Guide12.pdf
Information on what is required per the legislature of British Columbia.
Note: The links below are a helpful tool for anyone to review and acquire professionals which may have been recommended for further review in a HammerHead Inspection Services report. HammerHead Inspection Services does not endorse or recommend any specific company or individual included in the links below, and recommends the client do their due diligence to make an informed decision.
ROOFING CONTRACTORS http://www.rcabc.org/membership.html
Find a roofer qualified by the Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia (RCABC)
WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE INSPECTOR http://www.wettinc.ca/search.html
Find a qualified Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT) inspector.
Find a Professional Structural Engineer (P.Eng) or Geologist (P.Geo)
Find a builder or renovator