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  • What a week….

    May 11, 2016

    In the past week – Fort McMurray has been in the headlines all over the world.  Fires have created unbelievable impact and damage – both physically and emotionally.  Yet every day, I read another positive and/or heart wrenching story, coming out of this tragic situation.  Firefighters, volunteers, neighbors, family, friends, co-workers and perfect strangers – coming together to do whatever is ... Read More
  • Know What You Are Getting – When You Hire a Home Inspector!

    April 25, 2016

    It is very important, that before you hire a Home Inspection Company, that you ask for these credentials. All inspectors must have completed a minimum level of education. The regulation also sets out the requirements for home inspection contracts – and for the inspection report – that the inspector provides to the consumer. Home inspection businesses must ... Read More
  • Not Every Roof Needs to be Replaced

    April 20, 2016

    A Roofing “Tune-Up” is something every home owner should know about! Having routine maintenance performed each year is essential to maximize the life-span of your roof.  During the summer, your roof takes a beating from heat and UV rays, which break down the composition of roofing components that repel water.  It is during these hot summer ... Read More
  • Barbeque Safety

    April 12, 2016

    So the weather is awesome – no more snow in the forecast….and most Calgarians are busy putting out the deck furniture and turning on the grill!!!!! Whether you are the people who BBQ all year long….or like me…think that it is “seasonal” – it is never a bad time to think about Barbeque Safety. During barbeque season, ... Read More
  • Frequently Asked Questions – Hot Water Tanks

    April 4, 2016

    I get a lot of different questions during a home inspection. Here is ONE of the most frequently asked:  How old is my hot water tank and can it be serviced? In the City of Calgary – the average life span of a hot water tank is 10 – 12 years, however I have seen ones MUCH older! Maintenance ... Read More
  • Spring 2016 – Time to get Busy!

    March 28, 2016

      Nobody can say it hasn’t been an amazing early spring in Calgary 2016!  Flowers are blooming, snow has melted… time to tackle those “must-do” home maintenance items around the house.   Gutters – clean to extend the life of your gutters and keep the basement/crawlspace dry.  Be careful on the ladders. Air-conditioning system – have it serviced BEFORE turning ... Read More
  • 20 Things to Do in Calgary Under $20

    March 2, 2016

    Finding it tough right now?  Money tight?  I get it!!!! You don’t have to break to bank to experience Calgary’s hallmark attractions. Here are 20 activities in Calgary to do for under $20.00: http://www.where.ca/alberta/calgary/20-things-to-do-calgary-under-20/   Read More
  • The only FLIR-embedded (thermal) smartphone!

    February 22, 2016

    When Caterpillar launched its first Android smartphone, the B15, back in 2013, it was unclear just what the company expected out of a product so foreign to its traditional yellow iron segments. Was it simply a stab at a licensing success (such as Cat boots and apparel), meant to gauge demand for that CAT logo ... Read More