Easy Home Maintenance

The Top 5 Things New Home Owners Should Do Before It Gets Warm

Yup, spring is around the corner! And for those who just spent their first winter in a newly-purchased home, it’s time to think about all the maintenance that comes with owning your own abode. And in addition to ensuring your dwelling remains structurally sound, exterior spring maintenance further plays a pivotal part in promoting a more attractive curb appeal -- and can help you simply enjoy your new home…

Read More

8 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Roofer

When you need a new roof — we’ve already outlined the signs that you do — you generally need it dealt with right away. But getting the job done quick should never come at the expense of getting it done right. To that end, here are the questions you should ask to make sure you have all the answers when making a decision on something as important as your roof. Installing…

Read More

How to Keep Your Basement Dry For (Almost) Free

We could probably have a lengthy debate on what the worst cause for a flooded basement is. Broken water line? Seepage or flow through the walls or foundation floor — either from surface water sources or by a sanitary or storm sewer backup? Or how about big rains or rapid snow melts in the spring, which we’re willing to bet might be the most common issue around this time of…

Read More

4 Under-the-Radar Smart Devices to Complete Your Connected Home

Since we’ve already introduced you to the obvious benefits of smart home technology — as well as made you familiar with the best smart thermostats and standout smart security devices currently out there — we reckon it’s time to fly a little under-the-radar. After all, you’ve already got the basics covered! Now it’s time to complete your connected home. And while these items — be they garage door controllers,…

Read More

We Have an Exciting Announcement!

We are excited to announce that we’ve raised an additional $2.4 million (U.S.) in funding. Golden Venture Partners led the round, with additional participation from notable investors including Hedgewood and Two Small Fish Ventures. We will be using the funding to make Jiffy experience even better, and to bring Jiffy to more cities, including in the U.S. As the first step in our U.S. roll…

Read More

Getting ‘Smart’ Can Also Equal a More Secure Home — Here’s How!

When you first think of a smart home, we’re willing to bet the obvious come to mind: control and automation of lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, etcetera etcetera. But guess what? Certain smart home security devices can also make your home feel safer, too. From connected cameras to doorbells and locks, these devices exist to make it as easy as pie — and relatively affordable — to monitor your home…

Read More