Posts By: Terra

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 »

Thermal Imaging: Looking Behind the Surface

Learning everything there is to know about a house can be quite an undertaking, especially when some of the most important details aren’t visible to the naked eye. Fortunately, technology like thermal imaging allows home inspectors to reveal so much more. Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits of using thermal imaging… Read more »

Understanding Freezing Pipes

With winter now here to stay for the next couple months, cold weather-related issues such as frozen pipes are back as well. However, most people are under the impression that simply keeping the home heated during the winter is enough to prevent issues like frozen pipes from happening, but this isn’t entirely true. There are… Read more »

Inspections for Sellers – What Are the Benefits?

You’ve heard of paying to have a home inspected before you buy it, but what about having it inspected before you sell it? There are some benefits to doing an inspection even before you put your home on the market that could end up saving you time and money in the long run. A potential… Read more »

Window Condensation in the Winter and What to Do About It

It seems like with our varying cold climate here in Calgary that window condensation in the winter is purely unavoidable. When you do notice a bit of condensation forming in the winter, you have a few options: cross your fingers that damage will not be done, accept your fate and let the damage happen or… Read more »

Get Your House Ready for Autumn

The crisp, cool temperatures of fall are settling in, so it’s time to prep your home for the autumn season – and the winter months ahead. Here are some tips to keep in mind as the thermometer falls to ensure your home is ready for the season ahead! Caulk the Corners Now is the best… Read more »

Get Ready for Winter this Fall

Now that we’ve moved into September, full-blown fall is just around the corner, with the flurries of winter lurking just beyond the foliage, hopefully without another Snowtember event. With that in mind, now is the time to make sure that your home is prepared for the colder months ahead. Here are five areas to check… Read more »