What is a Water Softener?
A water softener is an appliance that is typically used in a residential environment to remove the hardness from the water being used for drinking, bathing, cooking, and washing clothes.
(NC) When you buy a pre-construction house or condominium unit, you and your builder agree to a date by which you’ll be able to move in. For most homes, this date is referred to as the closing date. For others such as high-rise condominiums, it is known as the occupancy date.
“Walk and Talks” are becoming popular as homebuyers waive conditions in a frenzied market.
(NC) Renovating is great for increasing the value of your home, but regular home maintenance is the easiest way to preserve your investment. As the weather warms, it is a perfect time to do a quick inspection of your home and catch up on simple seasonal chores.
After a frenzied search in a competitive market you secured the house you wanted, however you had to make an unconditional offer to get ahead of other bidders – not always the best idea, but it’s the Roaring 20's and it’s what we sometimes have to do.
(NC) Why are more and more Ontarians with electric heating turning to heat pumps? Because they are one of the most economical ways to heat and cool a home.
(NC) With the winter weather here to stay, many of us are waiting out the cold in the comfort of our homes. Whether you're wishing for warmer days or enjoying your time with indoor activities, it is important to keep home safety top of mind. Here are a few important safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:
Jared and Alicia Galambos are the parents of 4 year-old Mason, who is living with Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS), an extremely rare genetic disorder also known as MCT8 deficiency. This young family's entire world came crashing down with Mason’s rare diagnosis. Caring for Mason is now an exhausting 24 hour-a-day job for his parents and comes at great monetary expense.
The following newsletter, directed to WETT wood heating professionals, provides some very sound advice regarding snow loads and chimney bracing.
(NC) While most people associate allergy season with the warmer months, many don’t realize that allergy symptoms and triggers can be even more prevalent as the weather cools. Colder weather means more time spent indoors, and therefore increased exposed to the number one cause of allergies in the home: household dust.
Gil Strachan is a professional home inspector, representing Electrospec Home Inspection Services in east-central Ontario since 1994.