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GETTING READY FOR WINTER

GUTTER CLEANING & ROOF MAINTENANCE

There are many things on a homeowner’s to-do list when it comes to home maintenance. Some of the tasks are menacing but something you should take seriously to keep your home from a significant problem that can cost thousands to remediate. Let’s talk about one of…

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NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION

DOES A NEW HOME NEED A HOME INSPECTION?

One reason a buyer might be moved to buy a new construction home is the expectation that it will be free from issues found in aging houses — like outdated plumbing or electrical, and even cosmetic flaws. But even though a home is brand new, it can still hav…

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IN-FLOOR HEATING

Cozy Toes Anyone?

Do you love the feeling of walking on a warm floor in winter? If so, you're not alone. A lot of people enjoy the comfort and convenience of heated floors. You are probably wondering, is this an option with all types of flooring? What about the typical cost and maintenance? Keep …

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IS THAT MOLD IN MY ATTIC?!!

IT CERTAINLY LOOKS LIKE MOLD

Maybe you poked your head up into the attic lately and then quickly closed the attic hatch in horror after seeing what appeared to be mold all over your attic insulation. Or perhaps you went into your attic a few years ago and have been afraid to go back up there …

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BASEMENT EFFLORESENCE

WHAT IS EFFLORESCENCE?

Chalky white stains on the basement walls or floor are called efflorescence – a sign that you have moisture in the basement. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a crisis, but it is something that shouldn’t be ignored until you have had it looked at by a qualified …

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Differences Between Aluminum & Vinyl Windows

Homeowners who are thinking about updating their windows have more choices in materials, finishing, and style today than ever before...

There are many things to consider, such as energy efficiency, price, availability and style. While in the past homes in Canada were constructed with mainly woode…

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ASBESTOS IN YOUR HOME?

WHAT IS ASBESTOS?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that resists exposure to fire, sound, water, and chemicals. It is composed of millions of fibers, which bind together to create a light yet virtually indestructible material. Asbestos is mined from natural deposits around the world. Once…

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What's All the Fuss About Poly-B Plumbing?

 

What Is Poly-B?

Type 1 Polybutylene plumbing, or Poly-B as it is more commonly known, is a grey plastic-type of plumbing that is common all over North America. It’s popularity was based on the ease of installation and the lower cost point than traditional copper plumbing. Poly-B was int…

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RADON - Is It A Concern On Vancouver Island?

WHAT IS IT?

Radon is a gas that occurs in the environment when the radioactive element uranium, breaks down naturally. Uranium exists in exists in all rocks and soil and as a result it regularly and harmlessly escapes from the ground, dissipating in the air. However, when we build homes over rock…

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The Ultimate Home Inspection Guide - It's NOT Pass or Fail!

 

So what happens during a home inspection and what exactly do they do in a home inspection?

In this guide, we’ll show you how home inspection works and answer all questions you might have regarding the most important financial decision of your life— that is, having a Home Inspection done…

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