Managing Water Around Your Property
It has been a wet summer so far with no end in sight. You may be noticing signs of water intrusion in your property or looking for ways to ensure that your property stays dry and comfortable. Your home is constantly being tested by the elements and can use hundreds of gallons of tap water […]
How to Make your Home More Energy-Efficient
With energy efficiency in the news it is a hot topic and can make your home more comfortable and save you money. The most common misconception is that drafts are the biggest contributor to energy loss when in reality attics and basements are usually the biggest contributor. Warm air rises and can be lost through […]
Protecting the Exterior of Your Home
The exterior of your home is constantly exposed to the elements; the wind, rain, sun and changing temperatures help to age your home. To ensure that your home stands the test of time you will need to monitor building exterior for wear and damages. Exterior Wall Coverings There are many exterior wall coverings that […]
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 […]
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.