The Fire Guy

Home Inspection
73 Gray Cres. Toronto ON M6N 4S7
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AnthonyM in York
AnthonyM in York
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Secondary suite fire code review

As a first time home buyer the option of having a secondary suite to rent out for additional income was an important decision in making my purchase. However I was a little hesitant when the unit was not of legal status, as is the case with 90% of the secondary suites in Toronto. Although it seemed to be very close to meeting all requirements getting Paul to inspect the house, and advise on required changes, gave me peace of mind that I will be able to do the necessary upgrade to legalize the unit. Thank you very much Paul for your service and quick response time (inspection was booked and completed in under 2 days). Would recommend his service for anyone concerned about secondary suites.

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Adam in Toronto
Adam in Toronto
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Fire Safety Inspection for Basement Apartment

We moved into our first house this summer and had to bring the basement up to the safety standards of the Ontario Fire Code in order to rent it out to tenants. Paul really knows his stuff and gave us a detailed report on how to do exactly that. He answered all of our follow up questions and guided us to the right products and services to meet our needs and budget. We can now sleep easy knowing that we're up to code and have created a safe, comfortable home for our tenants.

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Randall M.
Randall M.
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Firecode evaluation for new basement suite

This is the second time I have used Paul and he really knows his stuff. He provided a thorough report and was available on several occasions to answer follow up questions. Thanks so much Paul.

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Natalie C in Toronto
Natalie C in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Fire Code Retrofit audit

Before renting our basement apartment, we tried to interpret the Fire Code ourselves. We found it really difficult to do, and didn't find any straightforward guides to help us. Our real estate agent recommended Paul. He thoroughly inspected our basement apartment, and answered all our questions while doing it. He was extremely knowledgeable, and offered practical solutions about how to address the problems. In the past when we worked with a home inspector, it was a bad experience because the inspector refused to comment on the scale of the problem or to give any solutions. Paul was the exact opposite, and very friendly! We also appreciated that he printed the report on the spot and gave us an electronic copy. We would recommend him to anyone who wants a clear understanding of where their unit is not up to code, and how to fix it. Thanks Paul!

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Company Response

Thanks for the excellent referral. Paul

Percy E.
Percy E.
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Fire retrofit audits

Paul provides fire retrofit audits and he's a great sounding board for fire safety issues and fire code/OBC compliance. Timely, responsive, and cost-effective solutions. Highly recommended.

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Company Response

Thanks for the great review.
Paul

blake
blake
1 review Minden, ON
10/10

Inspection of multiplex

Paul was right on time and inspired 4 units quickly and thoroughly
His interaction with the tenants was awesome
I appreciated his insight and suggestions as to overcoming some of the challenges we faced
I highly recommend him

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The Reno Coach Toronto
The Reno Coach Toronto
9 reviews North York, ON
10/10

Fire retrofit/building inspection

Called Paul The Fire Guy in for re renovation inspection on a 4 unit res building to be converted to 3 unit.
Paul responded fast to my requirements and came out for inspection within 2 days and provided written report 3 days after.
His Report has saved the client from making wrong decisions on a number of Fire code regulation for the renovations
which where not addressed by Architect or Engineer on the project costing well over $10K.
The Reno Coach highly recommends The Fire Guy and will use in future projects.

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Company Response

Thanks for the great review.
Paul

Marianne in Rosedale
Marianne in Rosedale
1 review ,
10/10

Fire Safety Assessment

I bought a home in October 2007 and asked The Fire Guy to assess it prior to the Fire Marshall's visit. The level of attention and detail to the house vis `a vie the fire code has given me peace of mind in regards to keeping my house safe and up to the fire code standards. Also, The Fire Guy is extremely responsive and gives you a detailed report that he reviews with you and makes sure that you understand. He's also there for follow up issues that you may or may not have with the Fire Marshall. I would recommend The Fire Guy highly.

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More about The Fire Guy

Fire Code Retrofit, Retrofit Inspections, Toronto Fire Codes Paul Schuster worked in the fire service field for over 37 years. He is a graduate of the Ontario Fire College and worked as a municipal Fire Prevention Officer for over 20 years. He left the fire service as Captain of Fire.
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The Fire Guy owner and inspector Paul Schuster with over 40 years experience gained from the ground up, starting as a firefighter and working in fire prevention for the last 17 years, and 18 years as The Fire Guy. Learning the causes of fire and what causes it to spread, naturally led into the prevention of fire and the development of the codes we use to-day and our Mission:
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"To offer the very best in an advisory capacity to the public in all matters of fire safety and to ensure the highest degree of life safety in all our affairs."
We have been providing fire safety solutions to the residential and commercial industry since 1985 and through our active affiliations with such organizations as:
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The Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Association
The Ontario Building Officials Association Inc.
Ontario Fire Marshals Office
Municipal Fire Departments
The Landlord's Self Help Centre
Past Director and Chairman of the Second Suites Committee
Canadian Real Estate Investment Group
Affiliate advising Real Estate investors on Fire Code Issues

CATEGORIES
Home Inspection
SERVICES
Providing independent Fire Code and Retrofit inspections with written reports for the owner OR prospective purchaser of multiple unit dwellings.
WEBSITE
http://www.thefireguy.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1996
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, Cheque and e-transfer
MEMBERSHIPS
Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Association, Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
Graduate of The Ontario Fire College
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
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