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Best Flashlight For Home Inspections

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A good flashlight is one of a home inspector’s most valuable tools. But what flashlight is the best one for home inspections? I have bought and tried a few over the years and am sharing my experience with you now.

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What You Should Know About Radon Poisoning in Alberta

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Alberta is a western province in Canada and is its fourth most-populous province. The “Energy Province” as it is often known for being a world leader in oil and gas industry can also very soon lead in Radon exposure. As per the Canadian Government survey, at least 6.9% of Canadian homes have a radon exposure

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Fire Extinguisher Inspection Tips And Maintenance

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Fire safety around the home or business is normally a process that is not thought about till it is too late. Taking a small amount of time today to plan and prepare for a fire emergency will pay huge dividends in your future even if no fires happen. Safety awareness is more about prevention than being proactive.  Once you become safety aware you start to be aware of potential safety issues before they happen.

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Electrical Insurance Inspections In Edmonton

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Home insurance companies are becoming more and more stringent on issuing home insurance policies without a electrical inspection. Even if you have lived in your home for years or you are  just buying a new home to live in or for investment purposes.

An electrical insurance inspection  is a inspection of your electrical components of your home. This includes but is not limited too the electrical mast,  power meters, service panel, breakers, wiring, sub panels, outlets, switches and light fixtures. An electrical inspection will determine what components you have, the type of the components/materials used and their condition.

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Recommended Air Sampling Methods for Mould Inspections In Edmonton

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Taking air samples during a mould inspection is important for several reasons. Mold spores are not visible to the naked eye, and the types of mold present can often be determine air sampled through laboratory analysis of the air samples. Having samples analyzed can also help provide evidence of the scope and severity of a mold problem, as well as aid in assessing human exposure to mould spores. After remediation, new samples are typically taken to help ensure that all mold has been successfully removed.

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Where To Find Your Sump Pump, Test It And Know Why It Is So Important

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The sump pump is a water pump located in a sump pit that is connected to the weeping tile that goes around the foundation of your home. Its purpose is to keep water away from your foundation to prevent settling and cracking and potentially collapse of the home. It is important to make sure you not only have a sump pump but know how to test to make sure it is functioning properly.

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Secrets Of A Mike Holmes Inspection

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Ask 10 different home inspectors about Mike Holmes Inspections and you will get responses varying from positive, indifference and outright hostility. Why…. you ask? Mike Holmes Inspections is a company under the Holmes umbrella and a new reality TV show starring Mike Holmes following up after another home inspector allegedly does not do a proper home inspection. While this make for good entertaining TV and good marketing for Mike Holmes Inspections it distorts the truth about how visual home inspections are performed.

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4 Reasons To Never Skip A Professional Home Inspection

You have months of searching, negotiating, paperwork and stress. Now you are just about to sign the final documents for your new home. Wait! there is one more important step to complete before you sign. A professional walk-through home inspection. A proper home inspection will verify that everything that is stated in the contract is true and there are no significant expensive issues that were missed.

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Three Myths Busted About Home Inspections and Condos

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I see this almost daily in my line of work as a home inspector. All the reasons why a home buyer doesn’t need to get a home inspection.

I have hired other home inspectors before and they did a very poor job
My house is new, it doesn’t need an inspection
Home inspections cost too much
I am a DIYer and I can recognize all the potential issues in a home
There are no home inspectors available when I was ready to purchase
My home is specialized, so a home inspector will not know what to do

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Energy Audit Edmonton -10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home

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Why make your home more energy efficient? Here are a few good reasons:

Federal, state, utility and local jurisdictions’ financial incentives, such as tax breaks, are very advantageous for homeowners in most parts of Canada and the U.S.
It saves money. It costs less to power a home that has been converted to be more energy-efficient.
It increases the comfort level indoors.
It reduces our impact on climate change. Many scientists now believe that excessive energy consumption contributes significantly to global warming.
It reduces pollution. Conventional power production introduces pollutants that find their way into the air, soil and water supplies.

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