Winter is coming, unfortunately. 😟 So it's almost time to shut off our exterior water valves. Here are two common mistakes:
1. The so called "Frost free" valves are a great product but still require an interior shut off valve. If they fail to close fully, and they do, water can still pass and freeze.
2. Garage valves, To close or not to close? The garage is exterior, unconditioned space so the answer is yes, they must be closed in the winter. In this case , the shut off valve is inside the garage, which completely defeats the purpose.
A valve that may cost $20 can save you thousands of damage costs, if the pipes freeze and burst. ... See MoreSee Less
This dryer was on only for 5 minutes and it is already over 40 C. This is why the plastic flex ducts are not allowed to be used anymore
This specific pipe was a PVC pipe with no markings on it. If it is a furnace or water heater approved vent pipe then there is no issue, as they are designed for some levels of heat. Being that we don't know what type of pipe it is , we recommended replacment with metal flex. ... See MoreSee Less
Another busy month with Pre-Listing Inspections. More and more Realtors use the Pre-Listing Inspection as part of their Listing Packages. Avoid Last minute re-negotiations with a trusted Pre-Listing Inspection Report by a Professional Certifed Master Inspector. ... See MoreSee Less
One of the home builders in my neighbourhood left big gaps on all of the railings on the 3 story townhouses. Whenever I walk my dog it makes me sick to my stomach seeing kids on those balconies and how easily they could slip through!!! I don’t know how building inspectors are letting these pass
If you ever wonder what these square stains on the 2nd floor ceiling are, the answer is very easy, and the issue is very easy to solve.
Thermal Imaging shows a bright yellow square, which in summer time means heat. Looking inside the attic, there is insulation missing in that location.
In the winter, the heat from the bedroom, escapes in the cold attic and condensation is created. The condensation gets trapped between the vapor barrier and the drywall and overtime it creates the discolouration on the drywall.
June was busy with Pre-Listing Inspections. More and more Realtors are adding a Pre-Listing Inspection in their Full Service packages or explain the advantages of a Pre-Listing Inspections to their clients who are selling their home.
In Toronto, Vaughan, Brampton and Tottenham or anywhere else, Pre-Inspections have many advantages and help make the selling process much smoother. ... See MoreSee Less