Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Spring season is a great opportunity to get outdoors and fix up your home after a long, cold winter. There will be parts of your home, both inside and out, that need some TLC, especially if you want to keep your home nice and prepare it for a buyer. Spring cleaning...

Keeping your Fireplace Safe for the Winter Season

Is there anything more wonderful this time of year than a mug of hot chocolate, a good movie on the Television, with a warm and cozy fire burning nearby? Not hardly! Yet, it is not uncommon at this time of year for us to hear in the news that some unlucky family has...

Winter Home Maintenance Tips

As winter approaches, your home is susceptible to more hazardous conditions. This includes pipes freezing, damage from the cold weather, and high heating costs. If the home is not prepared properly, the value of the home can decrease due to wear and tear. Staying...

Basement apartments licensing starts in early 2014

What does this mean for Mississauga Home Inspections? Basement Apartment Licensing coming into effect in Mississauga. I am sure all other cities in GTA will follow suit if they do not already have it in place.  Read this article posted on Mississauga.com...

Gas Fireplaces

Source: CMHC Nothing is nicer on a cold winter night than curling up beside a warm fire. Gas fireplaces can offer a clean burning option with a convenient click of a button. A recent survey of household energy use found that 23 per cent of Canadian single- and...

Wiarton Willie Predicts Early Spring

CTV Article: Groundhogs throughout Canada are split in their spring predictions, with some shadows suggesting six more weeks of winter while others have forecasted an early spring. Canada’s most celebrated groundhog, Wiarton Willie, is predicting an early end to this...

Is your Home Protected from Catastrophic Water Damage?

In the wake of the terrible damage throughout the eastern third of the US caused by hurricane Sandy, it is necessary to stress the need for flood insurance for homeowners. While it is true that such a massive storm is rare, occurring perhaps once in a lifetime, the...

Ontario home values up 18 per cent since 2008

The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, Sep. 25, 2012 2:27PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, Sep. 25, 2012 3:03PM EDT PICKERING, Ont. — Ontario homeowners will see the determined value of their houses rise 4.5 per cent in each of the next four years — and may face...

Three Deadly Mistakes Every Home Buyer Should Avoid

By: Internachi Deadly Mistake #1: Thinking you can’t afford it. Many people who thought that buying the home they wanted was simply out of their reach are now enjoying a new lifestyle in their very own homes. Buying a home is the smartest financial decision you...

Household Hazards

By: International Association of Certified Home Inspectors This list of terms covers most of the common household dangers likely to be encountered by InterNACHI inspectors. algae: microorganisms that may grow to colonies in damp environments, including certain...