• Recall of Pellet Stove

    If you have an England's Stove Works Pellet Stove then please view this recall information regarding smoke build up and possible damage to the glass in the door to request a Free repair kit.http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Englands-Stove-Works-Recalls-to-Repair-Freestanding-Pellet-Stoves/ 
  • Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Recall

    York / Amana / Goodman Room air-conditioning units have an issue with the power cords. Overheating and subsequent fire can result.  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Goodman-Company-Expands-Recall-of-Air-Conditioning-and-Heating-Units/ 
  • Changes to The Home Inspection Industry

    Monday February 22, 2016 a bill was introduced proposing to mandate the Licensing of Home Inspectors in Ontario, and to require inspectors carry liability E&O insurance.Bill 165, the Licensed Home Inspectors Act is can be viewed at this link
  • Can I get a Subsidy to Pay for the Radon Remediation?

    Originally posted by Kathleen Cooper, Senior Researcher and Paralegal with Canadian Environmental Law Assn  - Jan 18, 2016Faced with a seemingly infinite number of environmental health issues to work on at CELA, we make choices. Guided by population health approaches, we focus attention on issues where the stakes are high and large numbers of people are affected. Radon qualifies
  • Estimates for Repairs

    The following costs are intended as ballpark estimates for repairs and/or improvements to a typical three bedroom home. Experience has shown that actual contractor quotations can vary by as much as 300%. Naturally, the quality of workmanship and materials will influence costs. The complexity of the job, accessibility and even economic conditions can also alter actual costs. 
  • More Recalls

    Carrier AC and Heat Pumps http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Carrier-Recalls-to-Repair-Packaged-Terminal-Air-Conditioners-Heat-Pumps-Previously-Recalled-Units/ Ceiling Fans http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Casablanca-Recalls-Ceiling-Fans/ Lutron Roman Shades 
  • Sewer Gases

    If you smell a nasty smell in your basement it could be coming from the floor drain. many new homes feed water to the drain U Bend (P trap) every time a close toilet flushes. Older homes do not and the trap may dry out releasing the odours from the drains to enter your home. Refill the trap with water and then add a small amount of cooking oil ( maybe a cups worth ) to float on top of the water and create a seal to prevent the evaporation.
  • CO Detectors

    CO Detectors: (Oct 2015) On April 15th 2015 it became mandatory to install CO detectors in up to 6 dwelling homes that have appliances that burn fuels and produce carbon monoxide. On Oct 15th buildings that have more than 6 dwellings now have to have them installed with the following stipulations:1: If there is a fuel burning appliance installed then a detector should be installed adjacent to the sleeping area or areas2: If there is a floor, ceiling or wall shared with a garage then a detector should be installed adjacent to the sleeping area or areas
  • Dishwasher Recall

    BSH Home Appliances Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazardhttp://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/BSH-Home-Appliances-Recalls-Dishwashers/Name of Product: Bosch, Gaggenau, Kenmore Elite and Thermador DishwashersHazard: The power cord can overheat, posing a fire hazard.Remedy: Repair
  • Recall Touchless Faucets

    Glacier Bay and Schӧn kitchen faucetsHazard: The battery box used to power the faucet’s sensor can short circuit, overheat and/or melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.Remedy: Repair Consumers should immediately unplug and remove batteries from the faucet’s battery box and contact Lota USA for a replacement battery box for the faucet.