Dangers Linked To Asbestos

Asbestos is a hazardous material as many of us are well aware, however, how much do you really know about asbestos and why is this important?  If any of you are thinking about renovating an old home yourself, it’s possible you could encounter asbestos so having a...

What Condition Is The Chimney In?

Regular maintenance of the house is the key to keeping the homes occupants safe as well as avoiding costly home repairs due to neglect.  One area of the home that may not receive a lot of attention is the chimney, however, if not properly maintained, a chimney could...

Why Should I Have A Pre-listing Inspection Performed?

There are many costs involved in selling and buying a home so naturally you will be looking for ways to economize.  If you are in the process of selling your current home, perhaps you’ve been told that a pre-listing inspection would be a good idea to have done.  But,...

Stubborn Tobacco Odor

Have you just moved into a new home where the previous occupant was a smoker?  It can be a real challenge to remove the stubborn odor that results from tobacco so, here are a few suggestions to help you deal with this annoying problem:   Nicotine leaves behind a...

Would You Take On A Property “As Is”?

We have more choice than ever these days when it comes to the different types of property we can buy.  One option that might appeal to many, because of its generally lower price, is a property labelled “as is”.  But, what does this mean? And, is it a good idea to...

Ten Tips to Speed Up Your Home Inspection

Speed up your home sale by preparing your home ahead of time using the following tips. Your home inspection will go smoother, with fewer concerns to delay closing. Confirm that that the water, electrical and gas services are turned on (including pilot lights). Make...

Electrical Safety

Electricity is an essential part of our lives. However, it has the potential to cause great harm. Electrical systems will function almost indefinitely, if properly installed and not overloaded or physically abused. Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 485...

Protect Your Home From Water Damage

Water may be essential to life, but, as a destructive force, water can diminish the value of your home or building. Homes can suffer water damage that results in increased maintenance costs, a decrease in the value of the property, lowered productivity, and potential...