Do I Sweep Chimneys?

Do I Sweep Chimneys?

I have been asked if I sweep chimneys.. and the answer is yes.  In fact I did three this week. No it is not a full time job but I have been doing on weekends and part time since 1995;[...]

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Time To Get Outside And Think About Doors And Windows

Well summer temperatures are arriving, or at least warmer ones.  Making us all think about heading outdoors and working on tasks which have been waiting all winter long.   I am no exception, having moved into a century home last[...]

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I am totally discusted with some Home Inspectors doing WETT Inspections!

Time and time again I hear either directly or through the discussion with other Chimney Sweeps how Home Inspectors have messed up YET AGAIN on a wood stove inspection. Some of them are SO OBVIOUS.. and yet the Home Inspectors[...]

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Why We Need Licensing In Ontario

Fact is Home Inspection in Ontario is still a bit in the Wild West stage.  Frankly, anybody can call themselves a Home Inspector.. and without any previous real education or background.  Realistically, when I began in 1999 I was pretty[...]

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Random Acts of Kindness

On Wednesday May 25th, Penetanguishene and surrounding communities will celebrate the annual Random Acts of Kindness Day. At lunchtime The Rotary Club of Penetanguishene will be hosting a free BBQ lunch and everybody is invited to attend!! The BBQ will[...]

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Should I Get A WETT Inspection With My Home Inspection ?

Because you are asking this question; I am assuming you have a wood stove, fireplace or wood burning appliance in the home you are getting inspected. Perhaps your insurance company, realtor or even lawyer suggested you have a WETT inspection.[...]

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What Is A Proper WETT Inspection?

Well, some will try to argue.  But bottom line is what is the point in having a WETT Inspection unless it is done well. Few things to ask and remember. Is the rain cap pulled off and inside of chimney[...]

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Don’t Forget The Bayside Market In Penetanguishene

Opening June 9th; and open each Friday from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm throughout the summer (last week is September 1st).[...]

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Local SEO – The Hype

There are calls and messages every day about Local SEO, each spinning their story about how they can get you on the first page and how your keywords are not ranking. Well, for the most part this is a lot[...]

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Electrical Safety Bulletin

All Home Inspectors take front covers off of electrical panels, this is part of their training and Standards of Practice. Below is a Safety Bulletin covering this particular aspect of work.[...]

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