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It's that time of year when we stop the clock for just a little while, to meet with friends, family and associates; to give thanks and to share our blessings.I would like to thank everyone for the goodwill and confidence extended throughout the year, and wish you all a full heart and a full cooki...
What is an air exchanger, and what is it supposed to do?An air exchanger, also known as a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) or energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is typically designed and installed to exchange the full volume of air in a home about four times every 24 hours. Modern air exchangers are ...
(NC) The first back-to-school sale catches you by surprise. Where did the summer go? With the return of shorter days and cooler temperatures, perhaps there are some neglected renovation projects that you can finally tackle.Even if it’s only painting the kitchen, here are a few tips to keep you an...
In February, Allan Spisak, Chair of The Professional Home & Property Inspectors of Canada (PHPIC) along with 4 other Inspection Associations met with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) to discuss Licensing and Regulation of Home Inspectors in Ontario.The draft Regulations wil...
Urine damages condenser coils Urine is acidic and will quickly damage your air conditioner, especially if the unit is running when your pet piddles on it. The fan will suck the urine through the coils and distribute it inside the cabinet, causing unseen damage.This kind of damage significantly af...
Install a bathroom anywhere!There are many reasons why homeowners renovate and one important consideration is the return on investment. Macerating toilet systems, like those by Saniflo ( are a great option for homeowners looking to maximize their return on a bathroom addition because o...
Ordinary sump pumps need electricity to operate, but water-powered sump pumps work without electricity - so they can pump water out of your foundation drains during a black-out, or if your primary sump pump fails.   Water-powered sump pumps:   Powered by your municipal water supply No electricit...
Why does condensation occur on interior surfaces?Condensation can occur on any surface that is below the "dew point" of the air with which it is in contact. The "dew point" is the temperature at which condensation will occur for a given humidity level.Inside Ontario homes in winter, the inside of...
The Ice Storm that hit eastern Canada in 1998 gave rise to extensive research into ice accumulation on roofs. Many of the techniques discovered are for skilled tradespeople only. No ice problem on a roof is serious enough to risk broken bones—or worse.And there is a delicate balance between remov...
It's been more than 400 years since the Bard asked, "What's in a name?" All these years later, Shakespeare's question remains an excellent one — especially if you ask it about home inspectors. Here's a list of questions you should be asking anyone before you hire them to inspect the house you’re ...

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