Taking Care of Your Roof
This time of year we are all thankful for the roof over our heads. To ensure that it keeps us protected from the elements you will need to monitor it throughout the year. Your roof is not waterproof but is water resistant which means that at some point you may experience a leak. Our harsh […]
WETT Inspection? What’s that?
WETT Inspection? What’s that? We recommend WETT Inspections by qualified professionals PRIOR TO USE of a wood or pellet burning fireplace. For your SAFETY a WETT Inspection should be a complete inspection of the chimney and fireplace. We do not recommend an inspection less then a Level 2 Inspection; which is a comprehensive inspection […]
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.
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.
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.
Energy Audit Edmonton -10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home
Why make your home more energy efficient? Here are a few good reasons:
Federal, state, utility and local jurisdictions’ financial incentives, such as tax breaks, are very advantageous for homeowners in most parts of Canada and the U.S.
It saves money. It costs less to power a home that has been converted to be more energy-efficient.
It increases the comfort level indoors.
It reduces our impact on climate change. Many scientists now believe that excessive energy consumption contributes significantly to global warming.
It reduces pollution. Conventional power production introduces pollutants that find their way into the air, soil and water supplies.