Recommendations for Homes with Poly-B Plumbing

Check out a video where your inspector Howard Crick guest stars in a talk about homes with Poly-B plumbing!

Barbecue Safety

We all enjoy a good barbecue and with Alberta’s world-renowned beef there’s no better way to eat alfresco so let’s do it safely. So first off make sure your barbecue is at least 10ft or further away from your building envelope ie your wall cladding. One common issue I see in inspections is melted vinyl […]

Maintaining Your Gutters and Downspouts

It’s that time of year to check out your gutters/eavestrough and downspouts So what’s the deal with gutters? Your gutters and downspouts are an important part of your water handling system. They are there to ensure rain/snowmelt discharges away from your building’s structure and prevents rot on facias and soffits, damage to the building envelope, […]

Britannia Home Inspections Kitchen Safety

Now that we’re spending more time in the kitchen during this pandemic we thought we’d share some tips for staying safe in the kitchen. Hospitals have seen a rise in knife and burn accidents during this lockdown so hopefully, we can make you a little safer while preparing delicious meals for the family. Knife Safety […]

Humidity Control in Winter

With a cold snap on it’s way next week keep an eye on your humidity levels in your home. Set your humidistat to 10-15% and gradually increase it when the weather warms up but keep it between 30-50% max. Keep your blinds up a couple of inches and window coverings open to let that warm […]

Preparing for a Home Inspection

A guide for sellers by Howard Crick CPI Ok so you’re selling your home and you’ve received an offer that your happy with and accepted it. Fantastic! Now what? That’s it sit back and relax? It’s a done deal right? Not quite you have to endure the HOME INSPECTION! The homes not ready! I told […]

Become Your Own Home Inspector

Owning a home is one of the great pleasures in life but it does come with strings attached and that’s called MAINTENANCE! Inspecting your home at various times of the year will pay off in $$ and peace of mind and catch any issues before they become serious not to mention your house will run […]