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Jerry

Chief Home Consultant

What You Can Learn From 5 Commonly Requested Jiffy Jobs

At Jiffy we're always learning about Toronto homeowners. Especially the jobs that come up time and time again. This list, though not exhaustive, is full of tips on how to lessen the costs of these jobs and see our pros less. 1. Snaking a Clogged Drain | Plumbing About once a year (or more), homeowners will get their drains snaked by a plumber. Shower drains are particularly vulnerable - hair and…

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5 Father's Day Gift Ideas from Our Fave Local Startups

Toronto’s startup scene is booming, and local dads are totally hip with it. Fathers of all generations - from Gen Y to Baby Boomers - have readily embraced the amazing products and services that Toronto’s tech companies offer. For Father’s Day this year, why not support a local business that will conveniently deliver a thoughtful, dad-ready gift? If you're not getting your dad a Jiffy Gift Card*…

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Summer Home Maintenance for Newbs

Dear homeowners of the North, we have some good news. Of all the seasons, summer is the cheapest and least labour intensive in terms of home maintenance - the to-do list is short, the tasks are fairly chill, and costs are low. Kick back and take care of these 6 simple items by early summer, and life at home will be a breeze. 1. Service HVAC System & Change Air…

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Our Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

We developed this handy checklist so you can keep your home in great shape all year round. By staying on top of seasonal, annual and monthly home maintenance tasks, you'll prevent problems and avoid costly repairs. The list is downloadable and printable!…

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New House? Our Tips for Week 1

First-time homeowners make up a large portion of our client base. As a result, we hear a ton of stories about mistakes made in the early days of homeownership. Like the guy who uninstalled his old dishwasher himself, caused a giant leak, didn't know where the main water shut-off valve was, water-damaged his floors, and broke the dishwasher. A bit of a disaster, to say the least. There's a lot…

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Plumbing 101: Tree Roots & Drain Invasion

When tree roots grow into pipes, they cause blockages that prevent water and sewage from reaching city drains. For homeowners with older clay pipes still in place, the fix is often prohibitively expensive and requires digging up at least a portion of the lawn. What should you do if you have an old house, a big tree or two on your property, and deep-rooted anxiety about it? Here's what you…

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