The Silent Killer

Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon Monoxide Continued exposure or high concentrations may cause severe headaches, brain damage, breathing difficulties, cardiac problems and even death. What is Carbon Monoxide? CO is a colourless, odourless, tasteless gas. It is a by-product of incomplete combustion…

No Home Is Perfect

No home is perfect

In Search of the Right Home for You The inspectors of James Dobney Inspections have conducted over 55,000 home inspections and we haven’t found a perfect house yet. Since perfection is not an option, what should you expect?…

Global TV Ask An Expert – James Gives Advice On Finding a Home Inspector and Answers Caller’s Questions

James gives some tips for finding a home inspector that is right for you.  He also answers callers questions and gives suggestions to a caller about using a pellet stove for heating their home, he gives suggestions for…

Appearance on Global TV – James Dobney talks about starting an addition

James talks about starting an addition and things to start to think about before you start an addition. James also answers caller’s questions about cement forms, when a roof needs to be replaced

Why to Inspect Brand New Homes?

As a professional house and building inspection company, one of our primary jobs is answering questions. One of the most common questions we get is “Should I have my brand new house inspected?” It’s a fair and honest…

Home Improvement Cost Estimates

The following costs are intended as ballpark estimates for repairs and/or improvements to a typical three bedroom home. The costs are based on information obtained in across Canada. In various geographical areas these figures may differ. The life expectancy of…

Vermiculite (asbestos) Insulation. What Is It? Is It in Your Home?

If you have never seen vermiculite insulating an attic, you may have seen it in potting soil. Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral worldwide. When heated rapidly to high temperatures, this crystalline mineral expands into low density, accordion-like, golden brown strands….

Tips for Successful Repairs

Let’s start by differentiating between a home improvement and a home repair. A home improvement, as the name implies, means improving something. It is usually a renovation to create more space, change the layout of the house, improve…

What is a Home Inspection?

Since we opened our doors in 1986, James Dobney Inspections has taken a very liberal approach with clients who are unhappy with our service. But over the last few years, we have seen a steady shift in clients’…