Newer Homes Burn up to 4x Faster than Older Homes

On average, those who live in a home built 30 years ago have 14 more minutes to escape in the event of a fire compared to those occupying newer homes. That amount of time can truly mean the difference between a close call and a devastating incident. So what’s the cause? It all comes down… Read more »

Controlling Window Condensation During Extreme Cold Weather

When it gets extremely cold outside, it’s not uncommon for condensation to build up on the inside of the windows in a home. Condensation typically forms when warm air inside of a home, which is often filled with moisture, comes into contact with the much cooler surfaces of windows. Window condensation can lead to mold… Read more »

Home Improvement Projects that Pay Off

Home improvement projects are a great way to increase your home’s overall value. How much value you add to your home over time can heavily depend on your investment into home improvement projects. Typically, the more you spend, the larger your return on investment will be down the road.  However, small budget-friendly projects have the… Read more »

Routine Home Maintenance: How to Keep Your House in Shape

It is no secret that a house will degrade over time if not taken care of properly, and because a home is a major investment, it’s important to care for it. Routine home maintenance is required to keep your house in shape and to preserve its value. Performing routine home maintenance tasks can save you… Read more »

Winterize Your Home

Winter is coming’ they say, not just in Game of Thrones, but also in Calgary, and this year it seems it is coming a little early.  It is important that homeowners take steps to add comfort and prevent or minimize damage to your home during winter. Below are several steps that you should take to… Read more »

Four Things that Affect the Cost of Your Home Insurance

Owning a home is a major investment and major investments should be protected. Luckily, home insurance protects our home, and our belongings inside of it, against unforeseen damage and emergencies but comes at a cost. A variety of circumstances can result in the price of your home insurance increasing and Accurate Home Inspections has highlighted… Read more »

Vital Steps Homeowners Should Take After Closing

When you’re looking to purchase a new home, several professionals are actively involved in helping make the process as easy as possible. From a real estate agent to a reliable home inspector to a mortgage broker, there are several professionals that guide you through the process of purchasing a home and making sure you take… Read more »

Understanding Garage Door Safety

Understanding proper garage door safety is essential for any homeowner that has one. Terra Snyder of Accurate Home Inspections was again featured on “Home and Lifestyles,” this time to talk about garage door safety, a relevant topic for home owners that is rarely discussed. By understanding how your garage door works, you can prevent potential… Read more »

5 Inexpensive Ways to be Energy Efficient in Your Home

There are many things around the home that drain energy without us even noticing. That is, until we get the power bill at the end of the month. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to cut those costs and make your home more energy efficient. Save energy when doing laundry The majority of energy… Read more »

Advantages of Switching to an On-Demand Water Heater

Calgary homeowners have two options when it comes to heating their water; they can choose either a traditional tank water heater or the tankless version, otherwise known as an on-demand water heater. Over the years, on-demand water heaters have become increasingly popular, and at Accurate Home Inspections, we can understand why. In fact, our very… Read more »