A Calgary home owner is suing the tenants of his home
for more than $105,000 after the home was raided by police and found to be a marijuana grow operation, according to CBCNews.
The owner has stated the courts only required those charged to pay back a small fraction of the damage caused by the marijuana grow operation. A total of 200 pots growing marijuana were removed from the building.
This is a small case, said C4U Inspections chief inspector, Lloyd Kenzle.
Marijuana grow operations cause thousands of dollars of damage to many homes across this region every year.
In fact, C4U Inspections was recently called to inspect the damage and help with the clean up of a very expensive property in the Okanagan Valley that was all but destroyed because of a major marijuana grow operation.
Take a look at this set of images we have prepared. This is how the landlord found his million dollar property after a marijuana grow operation. These professionals decided to make major renovations to this rented property for their professional marijuana grow operations. Obviously, this home was destroyed beyond repair.
In actual fact, this is the case of obvious damage caused by a marijuana grow operation. Smaller marijuana grow operations can still cause a massive amount of damage, says Lloyd.
Landlords might not even be aware of the damage caused their home. In most cases, marijuana grow operations lead to massive mould damage. A home can be completely infested with mould. A clean up of the walls and ceilings can cover up this damage. But in actual fact, mould is still growing inside the walls and throughout the structure. It could take months until the mould resurfaces to where it is visible.
If you are buying a property, home inspections are absolutely necessary. If you suspect a home has been subject to a marijuana grow operation, having it expertly inspected for mould is the only option. Home's infested with mould are a serious problem and in many cases they need to be destroyed.
If you just want to ask our chief inspector, Lloyde Kenzle, a question on anything to do with home maintenance, repairs and home inspections, he is more than happy to oblige.
Ask any question you want. C4U Inspections information service is free of charge and at no obligation -- in other words, you don't have to be asking about something that is directly related to us giving you a service.
Want to know how much a service will cost?
While it is difficult to set a fixed price for home inspections and home maintenance programs, Lloyd is very good at providing a reliable quote online -- if you can provide the information required. The more information you provide helps Lloyd with an instant and accurate quote C4U Inspections will stand by.
Generally speaking, C4U Inspections has a set minimum fee for each type of certified inspection -- with additional conditions, such as the size of the building, the age of your home, and the amount of built-in appliances, for example.
Want to know how much home repairs will cost and how much you should be paying?
Lloyd has years of experience. If you are wondering how much repairs should cost, he's a great resource and a great way to know if you've be quoted a reasonable fee. As a licensed home inspector in BC, Lloyd must adhere to a strict code of conduct. All and any advice provided is only speculative and for information purposes only.*
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