Home inspector Ontario-Holiday Home Safety Tips

Home inspector Ontario Safety Tips

The Home Inspector Ontario shows off Home safety Tips- Holiday season is on. Excitement and activity levels are high. With Black Friday, Christmas and New Year all coming back to back, it is a time of celebration, and that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and reluctantly an increased risk of fire and accidents.
It may come when you are away from home partying, flown off to a far off destination or even when you are at home. It is advisable to get your home inspected before leaving for vacations. You need to consider followings:

  • How to find a home inspector with home inspection license Ontario.
  • Such Toronto house inspector must be certified by Ontario association of home inspectors (OAHI) or Canadian association of home & property inspectors.
  • You must make a good research to find the best deal for lowest cost of a home inspection in Ontario. This would be important since it would be just one time inspection to make sure that everything is in order before you lock down your home to proceed on holidays.

Some Important holiday safety tips by your Home Inspector Ontario

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  • Use decorations made of flame-retarding, flame-proof, and non-flammable materials only.
  • Using candles to decorate Christmas trees is a bad idea. Keep candles away from combustible materials.
  • Replace old and damaged old light string items before putting on lights. If you have any questions about electrical safety, ask our home inspector Ontario during your scheduled inspection.
  • Do not overload extension cords in any event.
  • Don’t mount lights on damaged cord wire insulation. Don’t use nails to hold lights in place.
  • Keep your pets and children away from electrical decorations and light strings.overloaded extension cord
  • It would be completely inappropriate to make a combination of metallic trees and electric light. A crack in wire can be a serious electrocution hazard for any family member or guest who comes in contact with any part of the metallic tree.
  • Make sure to ground-fault circuit interrupters to avoid electrical shocks.
  • Turn off all lights before leaving the house or going to bed. Lights left on are one of major cause of short circuit related fires. There are regular reports in the media suggesting losses for property and life owing to such careless behavior.

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Cooking Hazards

  • Unattended cooking causes most fires anywhere in the world. Keep visual checks onToronto house inspector cooking your kitchen cooking range at all time. Food left unattended can burn, reach ignition temperatures and catch fire or even burst.
  • Make sure to adopt smoking related precautions ( a special notice alarm from your Home inspector Ontario ) by placing ashtrays and relevant smoking accessories at all such places where your guests or family members are likely to smoke.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are fully operational and fire escape exits are clear. It is pertinent to train your children in house fire drills and practicing them once in a while.


  • Before you light any fire, make sure to remove all greens and papers from fireplace area. Ensure that the flue is open.
  • Use “fire salts,” with care. They contain heavy metals that can cause intense irritation and vomiting if eaten. Keep them out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Abstain from burning wrapping papers in the fireplace. Wrapping papers burn instantly and Home Inspector Ontario smoke alarmcause a flash fire to the surrounding objects with their flying debris.

It is highly recommended to get your house inspected by a certified home inspector in Ontario before you proceed on holidays. Living in Toronto and The GTA you can guaranty your home against any accidental fires and other building related hazards just by calling us up at (647) 861-4499 and make an appointment with your Home inspector Ontario .

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Navid Aghili, a visionary P. Eng., and professional house inspector, certified by InterNACHI, he has worked his way into many a home within Toronto and the GTA and wishes to extend his trusted services to more residential homes regardless of type (from condo to townhouse). He leads a group of other similarly talented, experienced and certified only inspectors to complete his Inspecting Dream Team. His InterNACHI membership number: #NACHI15041619.