call us: 613-968-5654
November, 2015

Preparing for Winter

OK, let’s start with the basics of making sure you have heat when you need it. The time to check that is in the fall, no later than the end of October. Give your system a test run through and make sure all systems are “GO”. Heating System Checklist   Test Run: Turn the thermostat […]
Read More

Sump Pump Operation and Inspection Guide

Sump Pump Operation and Inspection Guide Sump pumps are self-activating electrical pumps that protect homes from moisture intrusion. They are usually installed below basement or crawlspace floors to remove rising groundwater and surface runoff before it has a chance to seep into the home. Accumulated water can cause interior damage and encourage the growth of […]
Read More

Three Deadly Mistakes Every Home Buyer Should Avoid

Three Deadly Mistakes Every Home Buyer Should Avoid   Deadly Mistake #1: Thinking you can’t afford it. Many people who thought that buying the home they wanted was simply out of their reach are now enjoying a new lifestyle in their very own homes. Buying a home is the smartest financial decision you will ever […]
Read More

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

This was taken from the Ontario Associations of Fire Chiefs. With it being law in Ontario since 1 April 2015, I am still inspecting houses that have not added them yet. You can be fined, or worse your family could suffer from the negative effects of CO2 poisoning.   Carbon Monoxide Please be advised that […]
Read More

The Importance of an Anti Scald Valve

Anti-scald valves, also known as tempering valves and mixing valves, mix cold water in with outgoing hot water so that the hot water that leaves a fixture is not hot enough to scald a person. Facts and Figures Scalds account for 3% of all burns. More than 1500 Canadian children are scalded each year, mostly […]
Read More

Do You Have These 15 Basic Tools in Your Home?

Do You Have These 15 Basic Tools in Your Home?   The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.   1. Plunger A clogged sink or toilet is one of […]
Read More