Posts By: Terra

Filters, Energy Efficiency and Fires

If you’ve ever had trouble with one of your favorite kitchen appliances, like your dishwasher, only to learn that it needs to have a filter cleaned or replaced, you might know the importance of changing filters first hand. But did you know that this also applies to lots of other areas in your home, and… Read more »

Spring Thaw and Ice Dams

Even though spring brings with it higher temperatures, the rising mercury could lead to problems with your home. One issue, in particular, that could cause quite a bit of damage is ice dams, which can form on the roof of your home or business. As you already know, snow accumulates on the roof all throughout… Read more »

Identify Heat Loss and Drafts Easily in Winter

As homeowners, we do what we can to keep bills down. That’s why when the price we’re paying to heat our homes goes up, and the utility rate hasn’t changed, it’s a sign that your home is losing heat somewhere. Now that winter is here, it is the perfect time to have thermal imaging done… Read more »

Value of an In-Depth Inspection Report

When you are looking into purchasing that dream home, the most important step you can take is getting a full-scale home inspection from a company you trust. A property inspection is much more than just a simple walk through. It covers a wide range of concerns, creating a detail-filled account of everything going on at… Read more »

Scariest Finds from Home Inspections

It’s that time of year again! Put on your costumes, unwrap that bag of candy corn and listen to some of the scariest, spookiest, bone chilling tales! At Accurate Home Inspection, we have been saving up our scary stories all year – scary home inspections, that is! You know that it’s important to have your… Read more »

Chimney Liners: Protecting Your Home

Nearly every home in Calgary features a chimney, whether it’s for a wood-burning fireplace or an exhaust for the home furnace or other appliances. While chimneys are common, taking proper care of them is anything but. At Accurate Home Inspection, we routinely find chimneys without chimney liners or with liners that are completely worn out… Read more »

Preparing Your Roof for Fall

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, we are looking to come into a cold and snowy winter, and although you may be used to this kind of extreme weather, your roof may not be up to the challenge. The fact is that if you have even slight or moderate damage to your roof, it could mean… Read more »

Fun Household Tips for Spring

With winter winding down, that means spring – and of course, spring cleaning – isn’t too far away. While it’s no secret that spring cleaning can be mundane, you can spice things up a bit with a few games for you and your family to play that will add some fun into your home maintenance…. Read more »

Leading Causes of Home Fires Are Preventable

Cooking accidents and heating equipment-related incidents make up nearly one-third of all home fires in a number of Canadian provinces, including Alberta, according to the last home fire statistics available at a September 2011 safety summit held right here in Calgary. Cooking, in particular, tends to be the most problematic for homeowners, causing as much… Read more »