Must You Be There For Your Home Inspection?

Are you currently going through the home buying process? Is this the first time that you are purchasing a home?   We know how stressful this can be, with so many things to think about. When it comes to the very important step of getting your...

Inspections For Fire Damaged Homes

In previous blogs we have discussed the constant need for fire safety. But what about if you are looking to purchase a home that has a previous fire history?   Caution is needed, because even if the home looks like its in good condition, there may be problems not...

Ladder Safety Pointers

This month is a busy one for many. Its also a time when many will be getting their ladders out to put up lights etc. Ladder accidents are responsible for approximately 164,000 injuries each year. With this in mind, we thought it was a good time to give a few safety...

Some basics of fire prevention in the home

We have been hearing of a lot of different fire disasters lately, and naturally, you may be thinking of your own home and what fire prevention could exist. One important aspect of your home is the firewall, a firewall is meant to be a barrier to prevent the fire from...

The Price Of A Home Inspection

Buying and selling a home is fraught with all kinds of stresses.  You may find yourself facing all sorts of hidden fees and costs that you weren't bargaining on.  You may even be looking for ways to save money and trying to figure out if you should skip a few steps. ...

Ways To Protect Yourself When Composting

In our last blog, we discussed the fact that while composting can be a very good thing to do, we must also use caution, at the same time to avoid the health related hazards that come with it. There are a number of precautions we can take to ensure our safety when it...

Compost….. Could It Pose A Health Risk?

Composting is generally known to be positive thing. It is something we can do to act responsibly toward the environment. Composting is not only good for the environment as a whole but can also be very beneficial for our soil. Are there, then, any negatives 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...

A consideration of low-E windows

If you have considered installing new windows in your home you may have come across one type of window that is on the market called "low-E windows". A first look at these windows may seem like buying or installing them is a "no-brainer", but the advantages aren't the...

How to prevent backflow

Backflow in a water system can happen very easily and ensuring that it won't happen to you, in your water lines is a key step to having safe water to drink and to use in your home. What is Backflow? Backflow is a term referring to the backtracking of normal water,...