Radon Inspection

How to Reduce Radon Levels in Your Home

Testing for radon in your home about every two years is a proactive measure to ensure that levels are safe and the health of your family won’t be compromised. Virtually every home in Canada and the US has some radon, but the levels vary from home to home even if they’re situated next door to one another. Radon is an …

Troubleshooting Your Heating & Cooling System Before Scheduling a Service Call

There are a few simple issues that can occur with your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system that you can often alleviate yourself. Service calls can be expensive, so before calling in a professional, following are five checks you can perform on your own to determine if the problem is a quick fix or serious enough to require …

Here’s How to Show Your Home Some Valentine’s Day Love

We all know that home is where the heart is, so why not show your home some love this Valentine’s Day by taking care of projects on your to-do list? Not only will you feel great about it, but your home will love you too. You can also get the whole family involved in making your home even cozier while …

How to Check Your Roof for Damage Following a Hailstorm

Hailstorms can wreak havoc on your roof, not only impacting your home’s curb appeal, but also causing concern for weakened shingles, which could shorten their lifespan. But, worst of all, if hail damage to your roofing goes unnoticed, it can provide water with a direct pathway to your roof decking – ultimately leading to leaks that can severely damage interior …

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How Do I Protect my Home from Flooding in a Storm?

Whether you’re in the market to buy a property or you’re thinking of staying put for now in your existing home, protecting among the largest financial investments of your lifetime from flood damage is a big deal. It’s hurricane season, and while most of us won’t have to deal with the full impact of this damaging force of nature, many …

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When’s it Okay to DIY?

There are so many speciality renovation shows these days that many people are falsely assured they can tackle pretty much any project on their own and save a wad of cash. But, as we know from just as many disaster do it yourself (DIY) shows, a little knowledge can be extremely dangerous. As always, common sense plays a big role. …

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Key Indicators for Spotting Water Damage

When you set up an inspection appointment for the home you’re planning to buy, one main component our inspectors are trained to look for includes signs of water damage. That’s because drips, leaks and flooding can cause major structural damage if not addressed properly and/or in a timely manner. Catching potential issues like this before buying a home can save …

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Make Sure Your Renovations are Completed Properly

Renovating your home is both an exciting and stressful undertaking – particularly if you remain in the home throughout its transformation. Whether you’re planning a major restoration or minor remodeling, what begins as a dream design can quickly turn into a nightmare. We’ve all seen those TV shows that showcase different types of disasters as they unfold when home renovations …

Highly Trained Home Inspectors at Your Service

When hiring a home inspector to help ensure your property selection is sound while making among the largest financial purchases of your lifetime, it’s important to know you can place your trust and confidence in a professional, regardless of whether he or she is licensed. Did you know that the only jurisdictions in Canada that mandate home inspector licensing are …

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Dispelling 3 Common Home Inspection Myths

Hey – have you heard the one about the home inspector who could predict the future? We hope not! While our home inspectors are highly trained and knowledgeable, they aren’t fortune tellers. This is just one of many popular myths we often hear while going about our daily inspections. It’s important to understand both what a home inspector does and …