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    A plumber, it turns out, is a lot like a doctor or auto mechanic: you hope to never need their help – but when you do, you want an expert. And just like with a doctor, an ounce of prevention all year long can go a long way to keeping your plumbing healthy. […] Read More


  Spending your hard-earned money to repair or replace your furnace is one of the last things any of us wants to do. But, often, investing now can save you much more down the road. Before you make any decisions, however, find out how serious your furnace's problems are and whether you can get by […] Read More


  Furnaces tend to pick the worst part of winter to fail. That's why with the harshness of Canadian winters, you don’t want to find yourself with an old furnace that simply can’t make it. If you are considering purchasing a new furnace before winter hits, here are some things to consider before making your […] Read More


  Without annual preventive maintenance, your furnace could be exposed to more wear and tear. This could result in excess strain on your home heating system. Scheduling just this one appointment each year could help your furnace last longer and limit repair costs in the long run.      What you can do Before scheduling […] Read More


    Just about every homeowner has a few essential tools on hand to deal with minor plumbing problems – for instance, usually a little elbow grease and a plunger for a clogged toilet or plugged drain do the trick.   However, many plumbing problems can only be resolved by a professional and trying to […] Read More

Autumn Leaves in the Gutter and on a shingled roof of a house.

Cleaning, trimming and tuning up: Here's your sure-fire autumn checklist While we long for summer while we're in the depths of winter, the truth is, for many of us, it's autumn that's our favourite season. Comfortable days, crisp evenings, technicolour foliage, Thanksgiving, Halloween… we can't get enough! Autumn though is also time to get ready […] Read More

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A dripping faucet

  Trickling toilets. Dripping taps. Leaky household appliances. Water leaks in your home are all too common and can lead to needlessly high water bills as well as costly structural issues other possible damages if they're not fixed right away. Here are three of the most common water leaks and some helpful suggestions:   1. […] Read More

Repairmen works on a home's air conditioner unit outdoors. He is checking the compressor inside the unit using a digital tablet.  He wears a navy blue uniform and his safety glasses.

So your heating and cooling system needs to be repaired – or maybe even replaced entirely – but where do you turn? How do you know if the HVAC contractor is qualified and reliable? And is it someone you can trust? These are all $64,000 questions, especially when you don't want to spend $64,000 – […] Read More


  If your home suffers from uneven cooling, you’re not alone. Many people find that the temperature of the air in their home differs from room to room, sometimes significantly. Your living room may be completely comfortable throughout the day, but you end up tossing and turning in the heat of your bedroom at night. […] Read More


  Most homeowners know that there are dozens of different plumbing problems that can spring up around the house, sometimes without warning. Some of these problems are more common than others, and sometimes there’s a quick fix, while in other cases they require professional attention. As is the case with any potential problem around the […] Read More