Posts Tagged ‘Basement’
How to Save $10,000 on your Electricity Bill
Is your Hydro-Québec electricity bill putting a hole in your wallet? It might be time to fix the holes in your home… I recently had a gentleman ask me how his electricity bill could possibly be $1000 per month. He asked me to poke around his house to see if I could recommend any energy-saving solutions. It…Read More
Best Time to Test for Radon? First Snowfall. Here’s Why.
Each year, more than 3,000 Canadians die from lung cancer caused by radon—the second most dangerous cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon comes from uranium, a natural element found in the ground. When uranium breaks down, a radioactive gas is released, called radon. You can’t see it, smell it or taste it, but it’s…Read More
Spring Brought you a Leak in the Basement?
Smell something mouldy, mildew-y or sour coming from your basement or crawl space? Make no mistake: you’ve likely sprung a leak in the basement. Spring is a likely time of year for moisture problems to arise, and a good time to pay attention to how your basement is weathering the thaw. As snow melts, air…Read More
The 5 Minute Sump Pump Test Every Homeowner Should Know
Tulips still underground? Can’t smell the crocuses yet? Good! Because you want to make sure your sump pump works before spring showers are in full flood! This is a good week to check your sump pump. It’ll only take 5 minutes, and if there’s any problem, you’ll prevent water damage or flooding during the rainy…Read More
Basements are for Potatoes – not Couch Potatoes
Basements are for Potatoes; no, not couch potatoes. If that’s what you were thinking, then you’re not alone. Millions of Canadians use their basements as living space, thinking it’s the ideal space to set up a family room, games room, or even kids’ bedrooms. But in truth, it takes a great deal of careful design and…Read More