How to Stay Cooler this Summer – Even in a Heatwave!

We’ve pretty much experienced heatwaves from coast to coast already – and there’s a lot of summer left!   If you have central air conditioning, be sure to have it serviced regularly – and especially if it doesn’t seem to be keeping your home cool. (View our Summer Home Maintenance Checklist to ensure your entire home remains in top shape.) Tips …

Building a Deck this Summer? Here’s What You Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen more people than ever spending money in their own backyards to create a safe space to unwind and eventually spend time with extended family and friends. Decks have been particularly popular, but there are so many considerations to keep in mind when building the type of deck that best meets your needs and budget. That’s …

Protecting Your Family with Smoke & CO Alarms

Ensuring your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are properly installed in your home and remain in good working order should be part of your regular home maintenance routine to make sure they protect your family and home when you need them most. Fire deaths are preventable Home fires kill eight Canadians a week according to Fire Prevention Canada. And …

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Tips for Avoiding Roof Collapse this Winter

Let’s face it – we encounter pretty severe winter weather in most parts of the country at some point during the winter. Whether precipitation arrives in the form of snow, freezing rain, ice or all of the above, it’s important to know how to ease the weight on your roof to help prevent disaster from striking. Signs of stress on …

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Is Your Water Heater Well Maintained?

Having hot water in our homes whenever we need it is definitely a luxury many of us wouldn’t want to live without. That’s why it’s important to ensure our water heaters are regularly maintained to safely provide hot water on demand. As a homeowner, the first thing you want to do is visually inspect your water heater to ensure there …

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It’s Time to Tackle Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

As much as many of us are reluctant to admit, fall is in the air. And with it comes some important checks to complete in and around your home to ensure you have everything in order before temperatures really start to drop. Your seasonal homeowner to-do list includes completing regular maintenance checks and balances to help prevent the most common …

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Bring on the Heat! Here’s Your Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Summer’s here! Be sure to get out there and live it to the fullest, as it’ll be over before we know it.  Summer is among the easiest seasons to take care of your homeowner to-do list as well. And that includes completing your regular maintenance checks and balances to help prevent the most common – and also costly – problems …

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Why Using a Mortgage Broker is Invaluable to Homebuyers

Buying a home is one of the most exciting – and often overwhelming – experiences of a lifetime. It’s also among the largest financial investments you’ll ever make. That’s why it’s essential to have a knowledgeable professional on your side walking you through each step and answering questions throughout the homebuying and mortgage processes. There’s way more to a mortgage …

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Wood-Burning Systems Should be Inspected by a WETT Certified Expert

Is your current home or the house you’re looking to purchase completely or partially heated with wood? If so, it’s in your best interest to have all wood-burning appliances inspected by a Wood Energy Technical Transfer (WETT) specialist. A WETT Inspection will ensure that your system is correctly installed and operating properly, and that it poses no threat to your …

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Get the A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections Family Working for You!

When you enlist an ABCHI inspector to protect your home – likely the largest financial investment you’ll make throughout your lifetime – you actually receive expertise from an entire team. ABCHI is comprised of industry-leading home inspectors operating in local markets across Canada – and internationally, in fact. We support each other and learn together through best practice sharing and …