Keep Mice Out

Keep Mice Out

Dreaded Intrusion: Keep Mice Out As the song goes, ‘Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful’. That’s the reason why the onset of winter is when we find many outdoor pests trying to invade our space. They may not be planning on...
Fireplace Safety

Fireplace Safety

Cozy or Careless? Fireplace Safety Autumn, with its cool, brisk breezes and shorter days, is back. For many Canadian homeowners, that means it’s time to build a fire and let its warm glow chase the chills. Perhaps it is a throwback to our cave-dwelling ancestry,...
Mould

Mould

Hidden Dangers Lurking Overhead There has been a lot in the news in the past few years concerning mould in our homes and what to do about it, particularly with the summer floods in Toronto and Alberta. As a result, we have become better educated about mould’s...
Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Every house needs at least one. In some cities, it is the law, in others, it is just good sense. Carbon Monoxide may seem like a relatively new issue to some, but its been around for a long time. It is a byproduct of burning fuels – initially...
Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detectors

Mandatory Smoke Detectors We have all heard a fair amount about the smoke alarm laws having that came into effect March 1, 2006. In Ontario it is now the law that all residential buildings have working fire alarms on every level and violators are facing some pretty...