Home Inspection Blog

  • Sometimes it is worth it to get WET!

    July 10, 2017

    Rain: During the next heavy rainstorm WITHOUT lightning, grab an umbrella and go outside. Walk around your house and look around at the roof and property. A rainstorm is the perfect time to see how the roof, downspouts and grading are performing. Observe the drainage patterns of your entire property, as well as the ... Read More
  • Cold Weather vacation Tips

    January 9, 2017

    I think many people in Calgary are looking for a break from the bitter cold…..are your bags packed???? What most people don’t know, is that you’ve made a promise to your insurer – that you will do certain things in the event you leave home for four or more days. In essence, if you will be away ... Read More
  • Frost In Attics

    December 22, 2016

    Ventilation in a Canadian attic does very little to remove moisture when the temperature in the attic is below freezing. During that time, the moisture is in the form of Ice and the passing air simply won’t remove it — whether you have passive vents or power vents. When things warm up, if the collection ... Read More
  • Winter is coming…how is your attic insulation?

    November 2, 2016

    Heating and cooling costs can be slashed by up to 30% per year – by properly sealing and insulating your home.  Insulating the attic should be your top priority for preventing heat loss!  As heat rises, a critical amount of heat loss from the living areas of the home occurs through a poorly insulated  attic.  Call ... Read More
  • Why You Should Have a Pre-Listing Inspection

    August 29, 2016

    As the seller, many people think that only the buyer has a home inspection – upon buying the home. However, you as the seller can benefit from a pre-listing inspection because it avoids unnecessary problems down the road.  If you are selling your home, consider getting pre-listing  home inspection services.  See my website or call me for ... Read More
  • Get the Most out of Your Air Conditioning!

    July 4, 2016

      Summer is officially here, and the warm weather we had last weekend gave homeowners with air conditioners a chance to make sure their systems were still operating properly.  If your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home the way you expect it to, check on these simple maintenance items before calling out a professional to ... Read More
  • First day of summer!

    June 20, 2016

    OK…we have had above average temperatures and it has “felt” like summer in Calgary (which I LOVE!)  However, the first true day of summer is today. The day of the summer solstice is the longest day of the year.  The length of time elapsed between sunrise and sunset on this day is a maximum for the ... Read More
  • Crazy Things You See On The Job!

    May 16, 2016

    When all else fails with your flush mechanism – all you need is some tape and a toilet brush!   Read More