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Quick Tip – Layout is Important

It’s always a good idea to measure out your room before you select your tile because layout is important. You don’t just start in a corner and lay your tile, you have to see if that particular tile will work in the chosen room. Say in a show…

Interior Painting

Interior Painting: Should You Paint Your Walls, Ceiling or Kitchen Cabinets First?

Do Your Kitchen Cabinet Painting First Before you begin to paint any other area of your kitchen, you should remove your kitchen cabinets and paint them first. This is because they take up a large portion of visual space, and changing the colo…

Why we keep our clothes

8 REASONS WHY WE KEEP CLOTHES WE DON’T WEAR

One of the most difficult items in the house to get rid of is our clothing. We hold great emotional attachment to our wardrobe, and this is why many people keep clothes they do not wear anymore. I am not talking about special  …

Help! My Furnace Leaks Water When The AC is Running

Help! My Furnace Is Leaking Water When The AC Is Running!   While this sounds like a serious problem, most of the time it’s an indication of a clogged drain. Though usually not an expensive repair item, it still needs to be attended to. On…

Getting a Roof Renovation Estimate? – What Must Be Included

SO YOU NEED A NEW ROOF There are many roofing companies to choose from in most urban areas. Many claiming multiple years in business or to have the most expertise. That said, one will quickly discover that from one roofing company to the next…

Eco-Friendly Materials for Your Home Interior

Eco-Friendly Materials for Your Home Interior Renovation can be an ideal time to think more deeply about the types of materials you use in your home. Fortunately, one of the results of the modern environmental movement is that homeowners n…

The “A” WORD

This product can be found in a number of home finishes and should be dealt with care and by the expertise of The Professional. It is found in products like roofing, siding, drywall, tile, insulation, and boiler wraps. It was produced prior to…

Kitchen Renovation Ideas For Aging In Place

If you are thinking of staying in your home as long as possible, then you also want to consider what changes to make to ensure your home allows you to continue staying safe and independent. Bathroom renovations are commonly done to accommoda…

To flush, or not to flush, that is the question:

In a 2019 study conducted at Ryerson University. 23 “flush-able” products were tested. Only two of the single-use wipes even partially disintegrated, while the other 21 didnt break down at all.  Firstly, what makes Toilet paper an a…

Air filters

FURNACE FILTERS: TYPE & COST

In order to keep your furnace working optimally during cold weather periods, you need to change or clean your filter regularly. With multiple options available, choosing the right filter can be challenging. Read on to get a better u…

City Living vs Country Living: Tips for those planning to relocate

Big cities (aka concrete jungles) are full of high rises and condo living, while rural living is full of nature and wildlife.  There are many things you may not be aware of that can take a toll on a house or cottage and what responsibilities you…

Why Does My Furnace Make Loud Noises? – The Common Causes of Furnace Noise

Are loud furnace noises keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep? If so, it’s time for an inspection from Dunn Heating ClimateCare to have us identify the exact source of the problem. Ignoring furnace noises could lead to damaged parts…

Roof Top Snow Removal

Frequently Asked Questions Do you remove the ice from our eaves troughs? No. Most of today’s eaves trough are made of pre finished seamless thin metal. They are not designed to withstand prying or pounding and can be damaged with any a…

Inexpensive Bathroom Fixes

Winter can be an ideal time to tackle some mid-range projects, things that aren’t the flashiest or most inexpensive renovations, but that can nonetheless add a great deal to the livability of the home. And the bathroom, perhaps the most imp…

Fixing an Old House? 4 Hidden Problems that Lead to Major Spending

Are you thinking of buying a house at a cheap price? If so, you may already be envisioning modern finishes, top-of-the-line upgrades, magazine-worthy remodels, and a problem-free renovation. The reality of buying an old house isn’t so cu…

8 CONSIDERATIONS FOR FIRST TIME HOT TUB SHOPPERS

  Size This is a pretty basic first step in purchasing any hot tub. Will it be just yourself and maybe your partner in the spa? Do you have children who’ll be taking a dip? Do you plan on throwing hot tub parties (hot tub time ma…

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COVID-19

We are doing our best at Tranquility to keep our customers and employees safe during these troubling times.  We have instituted a paperless no-contact strategy while dealing with a homeowner.  We are only accepting online pay…

How Refacing Your Cabinets Can Transform Your Kitchen

Cabinet refacing can give your kitchen an instant update at a fraction of the cost. Here, we’ll break down the process of cabinet refacing and give you the information you need to know to transform your kitchen. What is Cabinet Refaci…

Nominate a Family in Need

During 2016, Blago Home Inspection is proud to have served customers all of over southern Ontario.  From London to Toronto, and even as far as Collingwood.  We are proud to be apart of the community that makes up our great provinc…

Why is my Furnace Filter Black?

A black furnace filter is a red flag that something could be seriously wrong with your heating system. While it may be that you haven’t changed the filter in a really long time, it could be a sign of more serious problems including: Inadequate…

Asbestos in the Home – Getting started with a DIY basement remodel

Although most of your free time might be spent on the deck or outdoor patio these days, summer is the perfect time to take care of a few indoor renovations. Instead of being trapped indoors with the mess of a remodel in winter, summer allows you…

Making Your Home Smarter

As technology continues to advance, it is clear that we are now living in the age of “smart” home, where various connected digital devices and applications can be employed to increase the efficiency, safety, and livability of your space. W…

How to Create the At-Home Office of Your Dreams

As more and more people are shedding their corporate personas in exchange for entrepreneurial pursuits, the self-employed workforce is faced with the dilemma of converting a bedroom or nook into an office that can suit their needs. But if…

UPDATING YOUR KITCHEN & BATHROOM

We’re almost through 2019 already, and we’re seeing some exciting trends for kitchen and bathroom fixtures, and renovations too! Dark, bold styles, high tech features, and eye-catching tile patterns are seeing a surge in popularity amo…

H20 – A Home’s Enemy

A home can be greatly compromised by the intrusion of water.  This issue can have an effect on our health, comfort, as well as damage our home and the contents within.  Quite often homeowners overlook several simple ways in which…