Helpful Home Spring Maintenance Tips

Welcome Warmer Temperatures with this Helpful Spring Maintenance Checklist!

Each season presents its own to-do list for homeowners. Following a regular home maintenance schedule is the easiest way to stay on top of this list and ensure you’re protecting your investment as well as your family’s wellbeing. Whether you take care of a few tasks at a time or several all at once, it’s important to get into the …

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Have You Filed Your Kitec Plumbing Claim?

With just a year left to file a claim for compensation related to Kitec plumbing issues in your home, a settlement lawyer says only a fraction of eligible applicants have sought reimbursement. A recent CBC article reports that $97 million (78%) of the $125 million class-action settlement has yet to be claimed since the funds became available in January 2012. …

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This Winter Maintenance Checklist Will Keep Your Home in Good Order!

Inspecting your home on a regular basis and following good maintenance practices is the best way to protect your investment. Whether you take care of a few tasks at a time or several all at once, it’s important to get into the habit of completing these checks annually leading up to each season. With winter well on its way, it’s …

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Are You an Entrepreneur at Heart?

Have you been thinking about starting your own business and becoming your own boss? While self-employment isn’t for everyone, there are several key traits that successful entrepreneurs share. Five beliefs and behaviours that are vital to the success of any business owner, include: Motivation Vision Creativity Collaboration Decisiveness Likely the most important characteristic is motivation. If you’re a self-starter who …

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Does Your Home Have “Graspable” Handrails on Stairs & Decks?

Anyone who has ever personally experienced an accident – or has watched a loved one adapt following an accident – knows that they can be life-changing… and often come with long-term consequences. One important way to help prevent slip and fall accidents in and around your home is to ensure “graspable” handrails are installed on all stairs and decks. This …

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How Will Marijuana Legalization Impact Homebuying?

October 17th, 2018 will be a day many people will remember – and not just because it’s legal to smoke marijuana across Canada, but also because it can be legally grown for personal consumption in every province or territory except Manitoba and Quebec. And, although Nunavut has not banned growing at this time, the provincial government will regulate whether plants …

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Our Home Inspection Fee is Money Well Spent!

Everyone likes to save money, but the old adage that ‘you get what you pay for’ is so true when selecting a professional home inspection company that will ensure your property receives a thorough examination. At the end of the day, home inspections are an exercise in risk reduction. Their true value is in alerting you to big-ticket issues within …

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A Home Inspection Franchise is a Smart Investment

If you’ve been thinking about changing careers or becoming a business owner, the home inspection industry is a great choice. For starters, being your own boss certainly has its advantages, including controlling how much business you bring in based on the number of hours you’d like to work and, as a result, how much income you generate. The sky’s truly …

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Could You Benefit from a Spring Home Maintenance Inspection?

With spring officially upon us, now’s the perfect time to consider scheduling your annual home maintenance inspection. A lot can happen to a home’s exterior over the course of a year, particularly when it comes to extreme winter weather conditions such as wind, freezing rain, ice and snow. Equally as important is ensuring the mechanical systems within your home are …

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Exploring Foundation Cracks

When most people think about foundation cracks, basement flooding/moisture intrusion comes to mind. Homeowners and homebuyers alike begin worrying that their most prized possessions could be ruined by water making its way indoors, and they could face a large out-of-pocket expense. But, what people fail to realize is that the impact of a foundation crack could be way worse than …