How to Prevent Water Damage this Winter

While it does seem more like spring here in the Lower Mainland, winter still might throw a few surprises at us. Water damage can cost a homeowner a lot of money. Most of us are aware that standard home insurance… Read More »

Signs of Gutter Failure that shouldn’t be Ignored

Gutters are important in protecting your home from water damage. Properly functioning gutters prevent expensive problems with your roof, foundation, and landscaping including soil erosion. Many gutter problems are preventable with regular home maintenance. But gutter problems often fly under… Read More »

Consequences of a Leaking Roof

Water damage can have a serious impact on your home, its structure, and the health of you and your family. One of the main sources of leaks, aside from obvious plumbing issues, is the roof. To complicate matters, roof leaks… Read More »

Pest Proof Your House this Winter

Pests are a nuisance. Eek factor aside, when pests invade a home they can spread disease, contaminate foodstuffs, and cause allergic reactions. You might think there would be fewer creepy crawlies in the winter months, but just like us, when… Read More »

Practice Good Home Maintenance Habits

Cleaning the gutters, organizing the garage, washing the siding – they are some of the necessary home maintenance tasks that keep your house functional, comfortable, and safe. But for many homeowners, it’s an uphill battle to make time for everything… Read More »

Should You Walk on Your Roof

A person might want to walk on the roof of their house for several reasons. While it appears to be the most efficient way to hang holiday lights or fix a leak or clear debris off the roof shingles so… Read More »

Home Maintenance Tasks to Do Before Winter

The days are getting shorter and temperatures have recently dropped to freezing overnight. Icy winds, heavy rainfall, and even snow will soon find us. Putting these simple chores on your home maintenance checklist will help you get your home ready… Read More »

Why Gutter Cleaning in the Fall is Important

Cleaning the gutters at least twice a year is an integral part of a home maintenance routine designed to protect your home from the elements. While cleaning the gutters in the spring removes blossoms, twigs, and leaves from the gutters,… Read More »

Gutters and Downspouts after a Storm

The Lower Mainland and other parts of the province have experienced extreme rainfall in the past 24 hours. Since it’s November, you know there’s more rainstorms on the way. While it’s dry and sunny today, inspect the gutters and downspouts… Read More »

Perform Your Own Home Inspection

Hiring a home inspector before purchasing your dream home, putting your house up for sale, or before embarking on major renovations is a smart way to protect your investment. What if you used a typical home inspection checklist to identify… Read More »