Safety First: Our various safety checks will give you piece of mind that you and your family are protected from hazards of the home

As an experienced Property Inspector and Consultant, the top priority for Glenn Duxbury has always been, and always will be, the health and safety of our valued clients. One important way we address this is through various safety checks performed in the home/property.

There are several different safety checks that can be done, either professionally or you can perform them yourself using our guides and tips.

Electrical Safety

With the recent cold snap in the Lower Mainland, electrical safety should be front of mind. We all know freezing weather brings on more energy demands and electricity use to keep us warm. This can lead to some dangerous situations, but if you follow some simple rules, you should be able to prevent such a disaster from occurring in your home.

Click here to read our full Electrical Safety Checklist.

Deck/Balcony Safety

Do not take deck/balcony safety for granted. Here is just a small sample of items to check each year before risking your family’s well-being. Safety first!

  • Split or decaying wood
  • Cracked concrete
  • Insufficient or deteriorated flashings
  • Loose or corroded fasteners
  • Failing ledger boards
  • Improper joist hangers
  • Much more!

For the full list of items to check and further details on each subject, click here.

Fire Safety

Similar to electrical safety, fire hazards can occur under similar conditions, when the weather is colder and people are in need of heating their homes.

Two key factors in combatting potential fire hazards in the home are smoke alarms and fire sprinklers

Regular maintenance of each are imperative to making sure you and your family are protected.

Click here to read more about smoke alarms and fire sprinklers.

Miscellaneous Hazards

There are also potentially many other hazards that you should be aware of in your home. These include:

  • Gas leaks
  • Garage doors
  • Pools/spas
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Fireplaces
  • Much more!

For a more general breakdown of the items listed above, as well as other hazards, click here.


When it comes to our clients and their families, safety is the most important thing to us, so that’s why we are so invested in your well-being.

We are always thinking of your safety!

If you have any specific questions about electrical safety, fire safety or winter maintenance, please contact Glenn at Duxbury & Associates for a site visit today!


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About Glenn Duxbury

Duxbury & Associates Building Inspection and Consulting Ltd. has received the 2004 Douglas College Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the ‘Consulting’ category for persistence and pursuit of excellent service delivery to clients by providing very thorough and professional Inspection Reports and dedication to those involved in buying / selling / building / renovating and maintaining uncompromised customer focus.