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Types of Sump Pumps

When it comes to sump pumps, there are a lot to choose from. So which is right for you? See the 3 primary types below to help you make the right decision: Submersible – Resting underwater at the lowest point of the trench, these are designed to make very little noise....

Tobacco odor in your new home…. What you can do

Are you about to move house? You may have found a home that perfectly matches your needs. The only issue with it is that the prior owners were smokers and there is that strong, lingering smell of tobacco. What can be done to start the process of eliminating stubborn...

Galvanic Corrosion

We often talk about corrosion that you may see around the house referred to as ‘galvanic corrosion’.  In order to prevent this problem properly in your home you’ll have to know where to...

Power Strip Safety

So many things in our home nowadays are electric, from kitchen appliances to iPads and phones, everything requires an electrical outlet. In many older homes, there are simply not enough outlets, so a power strip seems the obvious choice to keep up with the demand, but...

Why should my home be tested for Radon?

When buying a home, it is important to make sure that a radon test has been performed. A certified home inspector usually does this as part of the seller’s home inspection. You might ask yourself, though, what exactly is Radon? How dangerous is it? How common is it?...

What should I know about Closing Costs?

Buying a home can sometimes feel rather overwhelming.  Once you have finally found your home, you then need to deal with all those extra fees you incur, which are referred to as closing costs.  These costs can really add up, so here are just a few things you can...

Aluminum Wiring – Know the dangers

If you are thinking of buying an older home, you might want to consider that it could possibly be wired with aluminum wiring. Is this something you should be concerned about? Here are a few factors to consider:​ Aluminum has been shown to have certain weaknesses which...

Are your home’s air pathways airtight?

In the Summer and winter months, one area of our home under constant use is the HVAC system. Since the air we breathe is so important it would be good to take a moment and think about the installation of the ducts in our home. One detail of their installation to be...

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