The Important Aspects of Wood Burning

The Important Aspects of Wood Burning

I have recently completed the WETT training and I’d like to take a moment to discuss some of the important aspects of wood burning. This topic is especially relevant due to the recent changes in the Comox Valley in regards to wood stove emissions. Mike Baker The...
Water management and perimeter drainage

Water management and perimeter drainage

The purpose of a perimeter drain system is to disperse the water collected from the roof surface away from the foundation wall of a house. The roof drainage system and the perimeter drain system need to work together to manage the water around a building. These are...
Tips for Winter Home Maintenance

Tips for Winter Home Maintenance

Here are a few tips for home maintenance in the winter.  There’s never a moment when home maintenance does not matter, especially when dealing with cold, wet weather. Mike Baker Serving Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, Campbell River, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum,...
What should you be looking for when viewing a home?

What should you be looking for when viewing a home?

Prospective house buyers should be on the look out for certain signs when they are viewing a house for the first time.  These are suggestions of what to keep in mind and why you should have a home inspector look at your potential new home. Mike Baker Serving...
Why you should hire a home inspector

Why you should hire a home inspector

Everyone deserves a thorough understanding of a home prior to buying it. I started Baker Street Home Inspection to make sure you “Get to Know the Home You’re Buying”. Mike Baker Owner / Home Inspector One of the most expensive and important purchases you will ever...
Polybutylene piping

Polybutylene piping

This is a plumbing supply and distribution piping that was commonly installed in houses in the 90’s. The piping has a bad reputation in the housing industry now because when they first started installing this material they used a plastic fitting any time they...