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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New Report Shows Edmonton And Area Homes Steady But Sales Down 2016

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Home prices in the Edmonton area remained steady in September compared to a year ago, but sales continued to decline, a report by the Realtors Association of Edmonton shows.

While the average value of single-family homes is down slightly from the 2014 peak, condos remain the same and duplex row houses are up, association chair Steve Sedgwick said Tuesday.

“The real story here is how our average prices have remained virtually unaffected by the higher inventory and slowdown in sales,” he said.

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Six Things To Know When Hiring A Home Inspector In Edmonton

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Marchuk’s multi-year homeowner nightmare began when she noticed a puddle on the basement floor after a heavy rainstorm. That led to finding a crack under a work table. When the table was moved out of the way, there turned out to be a gaping hole in the foundation.

The more she looked for problems, the more she found them. Studs had rotted. The one wall in the basement that was covered in drywall when she bought the house turned out to be in even worse shape.

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