Things You Need To Know About Smoke Alarm Safety

As in real estate, location is important! Smoke alarms should be in installed every bedroom, outside every sleeping area, and on each level of the home. Alarms should be placed high on a wall or on the ceiling. It’s best to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for placement. High, peaked ceilings have dead air space at… Read more »

Things To Know About Plumbing Upgrades

Homebuyers and sellers often hear about “plumbing upgrades”, but what does this mean? Generally speaking, upgrading plumbing in the context of buying or selling a home refers to both fixtures and/or the plumbing system itself. Here are some basics to consider when referring to plumbing upgrades. Fixtures In bathrooms and kitchens, the faucet fixtures are… Read more »

Furnace: Efficiency, safety and maintenance

Furnaces in homes throughout North America are cranking up for a long winter season. It is especially important to have furnaces inspected and maintained to ensure that they run efficiently and safely now that the colder months are here. SIMPLE WAYS TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY By some accounts, home heating, especially gas furnaces, can represent half… Read more »

What You Need To Know About Radon

More and more homeowners are considering radon detection a “must” – and with good reason. Health officials have warned that exposure to unsafe levels of radon can cause an increased risk of cancer. In fact radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in North America, yet it is easily preventable. The… Read more »