Mold In The Home

Mold In The Home

It can grow inside walls, below carpets, inside kitchen and bathroom cupboards and behind the tile in the shower. What can we do about it? How do we even know it's there? Should I be worried about the health implications?  What damage can it do to my home? These and other questions we will answer in this posting about Mold In The Home.

Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquake Preparedness

In the past year there have been more than 1,800 earthquakes in British Columbia.

Research shows that BC is meant to experience a large earthquake every 200 years. The last magnitude 9 earthquake we had was in 1700, so, the next big one is already over 100 years overdue.

Keeping your basement dry

Keeping your basement dry

There are two distinct drainage systems in the typical home. There is the wastewater (or sewer) system that collects water from toilets, sinks and tubs/showers, etc., which is taken to a treatment plant for processing before it is released back into the environment. The other system is the stormwater system. We will be discussing this system here.

Carbon Monoxide and CO alarms for your Home

Carbon Monoxide and CO alarms for your Home

What is Carbon Monoxide ?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, toxic gas that is produced whenever fuels are burned incompletely, including natural gas, propane, wood, tobacco and gasoline. Carbon monoxide interferes with the body's ability to transport oxygen through the blood to the body's cells.