Home Inspection - Winter Ready?

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Winter N e w s l e t t e r 

November 2013
Dear Christine, 
Winter Preparation List!
Simple things you can do to save energy and repair costs. 
  1. Change furnace filter & A/C filters.
  2. Change batteries in smoke detectors & carbon monoxide detectors .
  3. Turn off exterior hose bibs and remove hoses
  4. Schedule seasonal maitanance of furnace.
  5. Clean all gutters of debris, ensure that downspots are directing water away from your home.
  6. GFCI electrical receptacles should be tested and reset to make sure they still work.
  7. Check window wells for debris of leaves and such, clear drains.
  8. Check exterior trim for flaking paint and loose open gaps in caulking.
  9. Check weatherstripping on doors for a tight seal.
  10. Check attic and crawl spaces for adequate insulation.
  11. Wrap exposed heating ducts and pipes with proper insulating materials.
  12. Perform a visual inspection of the roof from ground. Look for loose, curling and missing shingles.
What About That Old Furnace!
Those older style atmospheric furnaces may be dangerous, (the ones with a pilot light.) Over the years the metal heat exchanger inside these older machines tends to deteriorate and can potentialy develope a crack. If this were to happen then combustion gases are able to mix with heated air that is then blown into the home. Some brands in particular have a bad reputation for cracking, call me for more information on these problem furnaces. I got a call last year from the head office of one manufacturer to stop telling the truth about their older products. If in doubt have it checked by a licensed HVAC technician.
This is why a carbon monoxide detector is a must if you have an older forced air furnace!
So Why Choose A-Z Home Inspections?
I  Know that you already have your favourite inspectors however........
  • Quality inspections at Affordable prices.
  • Certified Master Home Inspector.
  • All appliances tested.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Flexible Scheduling.
  • The absolute best on site reports you can buy.
  • Clear and concise communication skills. 
  • Free check up on required seller repairs.
  • Licensed and Insured.
The reason that I became a home inspector is because I care about the clients. I want to see them happy in their new home and to proceed with confidence. I will always go above and beyond their expectations and explain everything in very clear terms and language. The defects are not usually the problem, its not knowing what the defects were before completion that upsets the clients.
Please allow A-Z Home Inspections the honour of helping you or your family and friends complete their next transaction.
Thank you.

Gary Ladwig CMHI
A-Z Home Inspections

778 888 4893

License # 51393

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