Why Your New Home Needs to Be Inspected
Building a new home is an exciting and stressful time. Many people think that if they are building they can forgo a inspection but that is a common misconception. Permits are required and inspections are completed throughout the build. Still many things are overlooked and many inspectors find that new builds are often more time […]
Maintain Your Landscaping to Help Protect Your Investment
Well maintained landscaping not only provides enjoyment but also adds to the longevity of your property. To get the most of your property monitor the following: Plants, Trees and Shrubs In the spring take a look to check the condition of your trees and shrubbery. Those that are overgrown will need to be trimmed or […]
Spring Home Maintenance
With the spring melt finally upon us; it is a great time to take a look around your property and take care of some spring home maintenance. It is easy to see where water is running and pooling. The ground around your home should slope away on all sides. This is also very important near […]
Smelling gas in the home? Take action
Repeatedly we encounter minor to moderate natural gas leaks. I have even entered a home with a know leak for over one year time. Anytime you suspect Natural Gas do not delay, know who to contact in your jurisdiction. For this article we will refer to ATCO Gas in our great city of YEG Edmonton Home Inspection.
What You Should Know About Radon Poisoning in Alberta
Alberta is a western province in Canada and is its fourth most-populous province. The “Energy Province” as it is often known for being a world leader in oil and gas industry can also very soon lead in Radon exposure. As per the Canadian Government survey, at least 6.9% of Canadian homes have a radon exposure
Fire Extinguisher Inspection Tips And Maintenance
Fire safety around the home or business is normally a process that is not thought about till it is too late. Taking a small amount of time today to plan and prepare for a fire emergency will pay huge dividends in your future even if no fires happen. Safety awareness is more about prevention than being proactive. Once you become safety aware you start to be aware of potential safety issues before they happen.
Electrical Insurance Inspections In Edmonton
Home insurance companies are becoming more and more stringent on issuing home insurance policies without a electrical inspection. Even if you have lived in your home for years or you are just buying a new home to live in or for investment purposes.
An electrical insurance inspection is a inspection of your electrical components of your home. This includes but is not limited too the electrical mast, power meters, service panel, breakers, wiring, sub panels, outlets, switches and light fixtures. An electrical inspection will determine what components you have, the type of the components/materials used and their condition.
Recommended Air Sampling Methods for Mould Inspections In Edmonton
Taking air samples during a mould inspection is important for several reasons. Mold spores are not visible to the naked eye, and the types of mold present can often be determine air sampled through laboratory analysis of the air samples. Having samples analyzed can also help provide evidence of the scope and severity of a mold problem, as well as aid in assessing human exposure to mould spores. After remediation, new samples are typically taken to help ensure that all mold has been successfully removed.
Where To Find Your Sump Pump, Test It And Know Why It Is So Important
The sump pump is a water pump located in a sump pit that is connected to the weeping tile that goes around the foundation of your home. Its purpose is to keep water away from your foundation to prevent settling and cracking and potentially collapse of the home. It is important to make sure you not only have a sump pump but know how to test to make sure it is functioning properly.