Edmonton Home Safety Inspections
When Residential Maintenance Services Inc. conducts
a safety inspection, we take care to confirm that any
safety equipment around your home is working
properly. This ranges from smoke detectors to
backwater valves to GFCI/AFCI.
A safe home is a happy home, so we are proud to offer
the following services to ensure that you, your family
and your home are safe and secure:
Detectors and Extinguishers
Every home should be equipped with fire extinguishers,
smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
To ensure that your family is kept safe, these components should be inspected on a regular basis to ensure that they are functioning properly.
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors should have their batteries replaced annually. Both of these alarm systems have a lifespan, so it’s important to inspect their age and change them when appropriate.
Fire extinguishers should be checked by a professional at least once a year to make sure they are operational.
Don’t leave your family’s safety to change - have one of our inspectors check these items in your home on a regular basis!
GFCI and AFCI Operation
Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets and arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are designed to reduce the risk of shock, electrocution and electrical fire in your home.
Because electricity will always try to find a way to the ground, it’s important to safeguard the wiring in your home to prevent arcing and ground faults.
GFCIs contain a sensor that monitors the flow of electricity and when it senses a ground fault, will shut off that flow to the outlet. Thereby, reducing serious serious injury to the homeowner These outlets are serviced, repaired and maintained by our expert team at RMS.
Ensure your AFCIs and GFCIs are functioning properly by having RMS inspect this component.
Backwater Valves and Sump Pumps
Sewage backups can easily happen, especially when heavy rains overload your home’s sewage system.
Backwater valves and sump pumps are useful pieces of equipment to keep excess water and sewage from coming back into your home.
However, if either the backwater valve or sump pump ceases to operate properly, the resulting flood of water and sewage can lead to a messy cleanup and costly repair.
Ensure your sump pump and backwater valves are functioning to their full potential by having one of our experts inspect their condition.
Overhead Garage and Man Doors
All garage doors manufactured after 1993 are required to have an automatic reverse feature. Known as a garage door sensor, this feature is designed to reverse if it senses an obstruction in the doorway.
Likewise, code in many areas requires an entry door attached to your garage to be “fire-rated” with a self-closing hinge. This helps to keep a garage fire from spreading into your home and ensures that the door closes fully thereby reducing any carbon monoxide from entering the house when a car is left running in a garage. These life-saving and injury-avoiding technologies are great - when they work.
Keep your home up-to-code by having your garage door and self-closing hinges inspected by our team at RMS.
SMART Home Monitoring Systems
SMART home systems are continually evolving. We have several options available today:
Pre Programmable mechanical systems
Programmable lighting systems
All of these systems are designed to keep your home safe and comfortable. But as with all new technologies comes the challenge of maintaining them to ensure that they work as designed.
Ensure that your SMART home functions as it was designed by having our experts at RMS inspect your system and home.
Major inspections on the roof and electrical system need to be performed every 5 years to ensure that they are protecting the home as they were designed. Our team at RMS ensures that these major inspections are performed when required. Because there are many underlying issues with both roofs and electrical panels that most homeowners are not aware of, it’s best to leave these inspections to the professionals!
A Custom Plan to Suit Your Home
RMS offers a pre-scheduled service program that allows our technicians to service these items proactively, thereby identifying minor issues before they become major repairs.
We understand that every Edmonton property is different, so we are proud to offer bespoke plans based on your requirements!
Quarterly: These services are performed four times per year on a seasonal basis and include a comprehensive list of items requiring attention.
Semi-Annual and Summer: This hybrid program offers twice-yearly service of your home’s most important interior items in the spring and fall as well as a summer inspection of your home’s exterior.
Semi-Annual: Best suited for townhouses and similar homes, this package includes twice-yearly services performed at spring/summer and fall/winter intervals.
Condo: Our condominium program includes twice-yearly services on a made-to-measure basis performed at spring/summer and fall/winter intervals. This package only includes interior and emergency services.
Let’s Get in Touch!
Are you ready to have your home inspected and serviced?
Get in touch with RMS today to ensure all the components of your home are in working order!
Have an emergency? We can help with that too! Our Emergency Call Centre is available to subscribing RMS homeowners 24-7 to dispatch the right personnel to your home when the need arises.