Signs Your Furnace Is Failing
With the winter weather settling in, the prospect of your furnace failing is a scary one. Having to be stranded in the cold for a day or two while you wait for a service person to come in and check it out, and then either have to fix or replace it is not something you […]
Pipe Check! – Basic pipes, what they’re called, and how they’re used.
While we all know what pipes are–the things that snake through your home and bring water to your sink and sewage out of your house–the average Joe would be hard-pressed to name any of the pipes (did you know they have names?) or describe how different pipes serve different functions. As a homeowner, it can […]
4 Habits To Keep Your Walkway Safe This Winter
Slipping and falling might be a year-round issue, especially for those of us who are a bit more clumsy than the average person, but winter tends to bring out even greater challenges. Suddenly it is less about stepping off a stair wrong and it is more about painfully face planting onto the concrete as your […]
Hard or Soft? How to Tell What Kind of Water is in your Home
Do you know if you have hard or soft water in your home? If you’re like 85% of the population of Canada, you likely have hard water. But what does that mean? There are a lot of myths out there about both hard and soft water, so it’s difficult to know what’s the truth and […]
How to Prevent Mold in the Bathroom
Sorry to break it to you, but no matter what, your bathroom will always be a haven for mold. Since humidity is the culprit of mold growth, the best prevention is to control humidity levels in your bathroom. Mold is pretty common, actually! But, for health reasons, it’s extremely important to prevent the breeding of […]
Pipe Up – What your waterflow is telling you
Very few things are as frustrating and disappointing for a homeowner as low water flow and a sad, trickling shower. If your water mists gently through the showerhead, it’s a sign that something is wrong. Then again, if water thunders through your pipes with the force of a thousand hurricanes, that isn’t any better. Has […]
Shower vs Sink: What Are the Differences in Plumbing?
Have you ever stepped into a hot shower, hoping to relax a little after a hard day’s work, but those annoying and intrusive thoughts stop that from happening? You just want to wash away the stress of the day, but you can’t help but wonder if there is a difference in the plumbing of your […]
Homeowners Inspection – How to check your plumbing, A/C, and heating units!
Buying a new home can be an exciting experience as it marks a new chapter in your life. However, it can often be stressful as tasks and projects build up. Keeping up with your day-to-day activities can be challenging, and sometimes, people neglect proper inspections of their new home. Properly inspecting your new home is […]
These Fumes Are Making Me Dizzy – Dangerous signs to look out for with your heated home!
Winter is coming! Have you thought about your heating? Now is prime time to make sure that your family is warm while also keeping the energy bill as even (and as low) as possible. What if your heating system needs repairs? What signs should you look out for? It’s important to act quickly if any […]
Wood you Rather? – Wood walls vs. Gyprock, which holds in heat better?
Since the 1950s or 1960s, most homes have had interior walls finished with drywall, also known as Gyprock. This relatively inexpensive engineered material was developed as a replacement for plaster and lath walls. It provides a smooth, paintable wall for a fraction of the effort of plaster and lath, and once correctly finished, textured, and […]