Len Inkster

Len is an accomplished consultant with a strong background in root-cause-analysis and education. Coming from both an Information Systems Security and Construction background Len is an all-rounder. Len's Inspection skills range from Home Inspections to Mould, Radon, and other Indoor Air Quality consultancy services, as well as Asbestos identification and sampling services. Although fully capable, Len has consistently refused to provide remediation services on the basis that to provide inspection services and remediation services is, in his eyes, a serious conflict of interest. You can call Len at (289) 214-7531 or email him at leni @ fppi.ca

Len Inkster

Why a professional trade is not always the best person to ask

Background I recently asked to perform a Tarion 1-Year Warranty Inspection.  During the Inspection of the Kitchen, I was met by the Builders Electrician who had been called in to service the Cooker Exhaust Hood. As I was inspecting, I noticed that the island receptacle was less than 1m away from the island sink.  As is …

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Facebook for marketing

If you have a business and an audience on Facebook, you probably understand the importance of engaging your fan base.  But here’s a question for you – are you utilising your social media presence to its fullest potential? The chances are you’re missing the mark by under utilising at least one tool at your disposal …

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Safety tips for a safe and happy holiday season

Before you begin shoveling the snow, warm up your muscles for approximately ten minutes by doing stretches or other light exercisesWith Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza and a number of other regional festivals coming up, it’s time to focus on keeping our homes and families safe, so here’s a few tips from the Professional Home Inspector members …

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Radon Awareness Month

November is almost upon us, and unlike last year the push to make Canadians aware of the dangers of high levels of radon concentration in their home is gaining momentum. Once again, Health-Canada has announced that November is radon awareness month in Canada. We may have seen the headlines: “Radon is the second biggest cause …

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Are you breaking the law when performing a roof inspection?

Roof Inspections of a property have always been a topic of concern for Home Inspectors and for their clients.  Indeed it is known that a large amount of complaints about Home Inspections come from the inspection of a roof. Viewing from the ground Many Home Inspectors choose to view the roof from the ground, using …

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