Ottawa, Gatineau, Chelsea and Surrounding Areas


Published Articles


"The Low Down" (to Hull and back) is the local regional newspaper for Chelsea, Wakefield and Low Quebec.

Peter Weeks has a regular monthly column on Home Inpection issues and General Home Maintenance.

(After writting Fifty Five Articles for the Newspaper, Peter has decided to move on to different interests. He will still be available to answer any questions you may have either by phone or by email.)

These articles are not for distribution, display or publication elsewhere without the expressed written concent of the author, Peter Weeks, RHI. 
Any unauthorized use will be punishable by the full extent of the law....in other words, if you are going to use this materiel please ask my permission!!



  • January - Attic Insulation
  • February - Electrical Plug and Joist Hangers on Decks
  • March - Hot Water; Sink vs Bathtub - Shingle Repair from Snow Damage
  • April - Pre-Listing Home Inpsection



  • January - Little Gizmos that Save Lives
  • Letter to the Editor - Smoke Detectors
  • February - Ice Dams
  • March - Spring Thaw Maintenance
  • April - Long Winter ... Summer's Coming
  • May - Oriented Strand Board ( OSB )
  • June - Water in Eavestroughing
  • July - Houses Need to Breath
  • August - Roofs ... Metal Over Existing Shingles
  • September - Wood
  • October - Spooky Attics
  • November - Cracked Pipes
  • December - Pressure Treated Wood Foundations


  • January Winter issues; furnace exhaust pipe; water line heater
  • February Drains not draining properly
  • March Air Exchanger, often referred to as an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator)
  • April Carpenter ants
  • May Air Conditioners
  • June Protecting Basement from Water Infiltration
  • July General Home Maintenance
  • August Chimney
  • September Proper Fire Wood Storage
  • October Roof Vents and Duct Tape
  • November Front Door Issues
  • December Insulation


  • 2006
  • January Hot Water Tanks
  • February Roof Shingles and Ceramic Tiles
  • March Dryer Venting
  • April Animals as Pests
  • May Deck Supports
  • June Roof Soft Spots and Air Conditioning Efficiency Ratings (SEER)
  • July Country Water Pump Failures
  • August Log Home Efficiency
  • September Exterior Wood Stains and Parging
  • October Bathroom Venting and Roof Repair
  • November Oil Tank Age, Water Pressure and Window Headers
  • December GFCI’s For Christmas Light and Hot Water Tank Temperature



  • January Home Inspectors in General
  • February Re-shingling
  • March Ceramic Tiles
  • April Bathroom Exhaust in Attic
  • May Clothes Dryer Venting
  • June Replacement of Shingles/Signs of Deterioration
  • July 20 amp fuses in 15 amp Circuits
  • August Latex Paint over Oil Paint
  • September Sump Pumps and GFCI's
  • October Staining verticle Cedar Siding
  • November Sewage Smell Coming from Floor Drain - Outdoor Christmas Lights
  • December Snow Depressions on Roofs. Melting Snow.




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Box 74006 - 5 Beechwood Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1M 2H9

Phone: 613-290-3697

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