mold in house

Yes, spring is finally here! But, we should not forget that with the anticipation of warmer weather this season, we will always be met with a lot of precipitation too.

With rain, hail or even snow (as much as we hate to admit it), comes moisture and moisture is never good for your home. When excess moisture goes unnoticed in your home, mold can form. To understand mold a bit more, let’s go back to the basics.

Where does house mold come from?

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

What does mold look like?

Mold can look like spots. It can be many different colors, and it can smell musty. If you see or smell…

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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


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.


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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