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Moving? Protect your new home from these hidden threats

Tuesday Jun 2nd, 2020

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Moving into a new home can be an overwhelming process, but taking the proper safety measures can help you and your family rest easy in your new space. Here’s how to help ensure your home is protected from the following safety threats. Mould: Mould can grow behind walls and under floors, above ceiling tiles or behind shower walls, creating toxins that cause health issues such as chronic sinus problems, respiratory infections and asthma. In fact, studies link mould to the tripling... [read more]

Yes, even resale homes can come with a warranty

Sunday Sep 6th, 2020

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Are you looking to buy – or have you just bought – a resale house or condominium unit that is less than seven years old? If so, there’s a very good chance you still have some warranty coverage. That’s because the standard warranty on new homes in Ontario stays with every home even after it’s sold by the original owner.  Knowing how much coverage you have and how the warranty works will come in handy if you notice any issues. Read on for answers to... [read more]

April showers may bring water damage

Sunday Apr 19th, 2020

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Water damage is a real concern for Canadian homeowners at this time of year. Get ahead of the risk by taking the 3 following steps to prevent flooding in your home this spring. Inspect your roof. Once your roof is clear of snow, make sure you inspect it for any loose or missing shingles. If you’re not comfortable on a ladder, use binoculars to check from ground level. If you do spot damage, call your roofing company to replace shingles as soon as possible to avoid... [read more]

How to maximize a small living space

Monday Feb 3rd, 2020

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Small-space living is a choice and necessity for many city dwellers, and it poses some unique design challenges. Whether you’re looking to change your current layout or make technical tweaks, there are key tips to keep in mind for bettering and maximizing your space safely. Get creative with layout. If you’re living in a bachelor suite or looking to create multiple spaces within a room, consider shifting around your furniture to create divisions. You can do so with bigger... [read more]

Enhance home safety with fire extinguishers

Tuesday Nov 19th, 2019

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When a fire starts, every second counts. Fire extinguishers can help save lives when used quickly and effectively, making them an important part of maintaining a safe home for you and your family. Follow these tips on placement and usage to help ensure you are properly prepared in case of emergency: Compare features. Select home fire extinguishers that feature a metal valve and trigger, which offer the durability of commercial-grade extinguishers, as well as an easy-to-read... [read more]

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