Category: Repair and Maintenance

Ladder Safety Tips

Ladder Safety [video]

In this video, we cover tips to safely use a ladder for your residential DIY projects.

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Dealing with ants in your home

When Your Ant Comes To Visit

Mistaken Identity Carpenter Ants should not be confused with termites. Termites are white in color and are smaller than a…

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Stucco House

Synthetic Stucco Raises Some Concerns

With Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation, most of us pronounce it “you-fee” but some insisted on “u-fee.” In Canada “e-fiss” appears…

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Smoke detectors

Priority Maintenance for Home Buyers

There are so many home maintenance and repair items that are important; it can be confusing trying to establish which…

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How to undertake a home repair

Undertaking a Home Repair

Let’s start by differentiating between a home improvement and a home repair. A home improvement, as the name implies, means…

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Get an inspection before you renovate your home

Inspect Before You Renovate

A professional building inspection by a qualified engineer can help you separate the NEEDS from the WANTS. The time has…

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Snow on roof

Re-thinking Solutions to Ice Damming

As autumn approaches, leaves and temperatures are dropping. To the delight of skiers everywhere, snow will soon be accumulating. Snow…

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Basement Apartment Laws

Basement Apartments: Untangling the Web

Basement apartment, granny flat, accessory unit; no matter what it is called, there are many different reasons for having a…

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home improvement costs

Home Improvement Costs

The following costs are intended as ballpark estimates for repairs and/or improvements to a typical three bedroom home. Our experience…

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Fix winter window issues

Winter Window Woes

Did you know that extreme winter cold can place undue stress on your house? Consider your windows. A graphic example…

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