Safety Issues

Renovation Experts- Asbestos testing in Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Maple Ridge

 

Summer is upon us and renovation season is underway. Did you know that as a homeowner you are responsible to ensure the safety of anyone that is on your property or in your house? Did you know that this includes contractors that you have hired? A lot of people are not aware that Work […]

By |July 28th, 2014|Home Maintenance, News, Safety Issues|0 Comments

Spring Renovation Show- Asbestos Containing Materials

Spring Renovation Show. Vancouver Home Inspections

If you are considering doing a home renovation this Spring or later in the year, you should consider attending the annual Spring Home Renovation Show brought to you by the Greater Vancouver Home Builder’s Association and FortisBC.

The annual event is full of great ideas and the latest trends. Homeowners […]

By |May 15th, 2014|Safety Issues|0 Comments

Mold Prevention, Mold Remediation

Mold Prevention

Further to my post on Understanding Mold, mold sampling and Air Quality testing, here are a few tips on how to prevent mold growth within your home.

Remembering that molds can grow almost everywhere and on any substance providing moisture, food and correct temperature range is present. Of the three inputs (moisture, food and […]

By |March 10th, 2014|Home Maintenance, News, Safety Issues|0 Comments

Asbestos- What’s the problem?

Asbestos in houses

In a home, asbestos is most commonly assumed to be used as a covering for pipes and boilers. However, it was also commonly found in the following areas:

Exterior siding products (Asbestos cement (transite) board siding and under-sheeting and even stucco),
Window putty,
Downpipes can be made of asbestos cement,
Flooring (vinyl tiles and linoleum sheet […]

By |January 20th, 2014|Safety Issues|2 Comments

Maintaining Drainage Tile Systems

The importance of proper drainage

Proper drainage around a foundation is essential to ensuring a dry basement. Ninety-nine percent of basements will develop leaks if the drainage of rain water and ground water is not managed. The components involved in rain water collection and drainage are:

The roof and roof flashings,
the roof gutters,
the gutter downspouts and
the […]

By |January 10th, 2014|Home Maintenance, News, Safety Issues|0 Comments

Determining the age of your hot water tank | Stonegate Home Inspections (778) 960-4357

This installment is aimed at home owners. The intention is to provide information on How to determine the age of a hot water tank or hot water heater.

There are several dozen manufacturers of residential hot water heaters in North America and they all have a date code so they can track warranty or production […]

By |January 9th, 2014|Home Maintenance, Safety Issues|0 Comments

SAFTY CONCERNS: Product Recall IKEA SMILA wall mounted lamp

Welcome to the Stonegate Home Inspections Ltd blogging website. The intention of this website is to provide useful information for homeowners, tenants, landlords and for the general public.

This installment is aimed at families with small children. It is important to know that every year there are product recalls and although you may have purchased […]

By |December 12th, 2013|News, Safety Issues|0 Comments