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 »


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 »


Make Sure to Have Your Townhouse Inspected

Are you wondering if your townhome needs an inspection before you close the deal and move in? We discussed previously the need to have condos inspected, so you may not be surprised to hear that a townhouse needs an inspection that is just as thorough. Many new homeowners would expect a townhouse inspection might not… 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 »


Does an Apartment Condo Need an Inspection?

When buying an apartment condominium, it’s essential to know what you’re signing up for. Just like with any household, there are a number of factors to consider beyond just the location or layout before moving into the condo of your dreams, which is why it’s important to know the full story behind your prospective new… Read more »


Make Sure to Have Your Central Air Inspected

As we move into July and August – typically the hottest months of the year – many people turn to their air conditioning systems to keep them cool. Just like your home’s heating system, however, your central air equipment should be regularly maintained and inspected to ensure proper functionality and prevent potential issues or inefficiencies…. Read more »


Inspect Your Decks and Porches to Prevent Risks

With the warm summer air now bringing great days to be outside our way, spending afternoons lounging on your porch, patio or deck are becoming more and more appealing. However, when was the last time you had your outside space inspected? Just as with your home, your porch or deck structures can degrade over time,… Read more »