Vermiculite Insulation

Vermiculite Insulation

Vermiculite Insulation Information Vermiculite is a type of insulation material that was installed in Canadian homes from as far back as the 1920's until around 1990. It is odourless, extremely fire resistant, lightweight, easy to install and has excellent insulation...

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Energy Savings

Energy Savings

Saving Energy in your Home Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and with the rising costs of energy, we have compiled this list to help save you in the long run. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can...

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Foundation Cracks

Foundation Cracks

Foundation Crack Concerns As a qualified home inspector, I can tell you that cracks in foundation walls are not an unusual sight. In fact, most homeowners have discovered minor cracks in their basement walls or in stone or brick work, whether they own a home that was...

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Wet Basements

Wet Basements

Wet basements can lead to quite a few headaches, no matter which side of a deal you represent. The purchaser, seller and Realtor all have a dog in this fight. The wrong home inspector can turn a simple, easily fixed leak into a deal breaker or worse yet, overlook the...

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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 sitting in...

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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, but...

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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 impact...

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