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June 2013

Found 3 blog entries for June 2013.

Where does house mould come from?

The reproduction of mould occurs through tiny spores, that are present in outdoor and indoor air. The growth of mould indoors occurs when mould spores land on wet surfaces.

Can mould cause damage to my air quality and health?

Moulds can potentially be harmful to humans. moulds produce allergens, irritants and in rare cases, toxic substances. Depending on the sensitivity of the person, and the allergies they may have, mould and mould spores can cause a reaction.

What do I do if I have mould in my home?

If your home has mould present indoors, contact a professional to deal with the issue. Although there may be home remedies and do-it-yourself solutions out there, when you are dealing with an issue that can

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It's that time of year when your backyard becomes another living space. A lot of people will be building decks this summer, and if you're one of them, here are some helpful tips we came across to help you pick the right materials for the job

CHOOSING THE WOOD

Cedar resists moisture, rot and insect infestations.

Douglas fir is very strong, and handles to power tools well. It is also decay, mold and insect repellant.

Redwood is easy to work with, naturally decay-resistant and should avoid warping and splitting.

Exotic wood choices are the most durable but also more expensive. Most exotic options are environmentally-friendly as well.

CHOOSING THE FINISH

Clear water sealer  is a transparent finish that provides dampness protection for the wood

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Everyone has different reasons for wanting to sell their home, but I think we can all agree that you'd like to get most bang for your buck when you sell. With that said, here are three things you should do once you decide to sell, that will add value to your home before you list.

Renovate: this doesn't have to be a huge upgrade, but something as simple as a fresh coat of paint and updating old flooring can make a world of a difference to a prospective buyer. Before you do anything to renovate, it's probably a good idea to consult a REALTOR or other professional on what upgrades would do the most for your Northwest Calgary homes for sale.

Curb appeal: the first thing people see when they come to your home is the exterior, so you should definitely

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