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Live Out Of Town But Have A Toronto Or Ottawa Investment Property? No Problem.

Canada’s red hot rental market has opened the door to foreigners purchasing homes in Toronto and Ottawa as investment properties. This is obviously a great investment, but things can get tricky when maintenance is needed, tenant damage needs to be repaired, or small things break and need to be fixed quickly. (Need a job done in a Jiffy? Check out our 30+ home services) Small home maintenance jobs, easy…

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What Do You Do When Your General Contractor Can't Finish Your Job?

Home renovations can be a stressful undertaking since there’s often many moving parts that need to be coordinated. So then imagine if your general contractor has to drop out mid job... the chaos! (What do you need done around your home? Book a Jiffy professional today!) Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened for a homeowner in Ottawa - let’s call him Adam. Adam was in the middle doing…

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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring is finally in the air and with it comes lots to get done around the home! While the winter months are great for improvements to the inside, spring and summer are all about the outside of your home! (Book your spring Jiffy right now!) Once the kids are home from school and things like summer parties, weddings, and other family engagements take priority, you won’t have a ton…

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How to Avoid Spring Thaw Damage

We’re heading into the home stretch of winter! There’s probably only a few more big snow falls in our future, which means it’s time to start planning for spring - which is probably the most fun home maintenance season. (Book a Jiffy pro to help you prep your home for the spring thaw) However, one thing that often gets overlooked, with catastrophic results, is preparing for the…

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5 Common Mistakes When Hiring a Handyman (Or Any Tradesperson)

Handymen are the do it all types. They can fix, install, update, and remove lots of things from your home. Whether they are knocking down walls, replacing a faucet, or installing a light fixture - there’s always a risk when you let someone into your home to work on it. There’s a lot of room for error when you’re hiring someone to work on your home so…

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52 Tips & Tricks to Stop Wasting Money On Your Hydro Bill!

We've put together a thorough list of ways that you can save money on your hydro bills. Some of these money saving techniques are more expensive than others, but things like 'buy a new energy efficient fridge' didn't make this list since that's not always a practical solution. Hydro (or electric for the non-Canadians who are reading) is expensive and costs are only going up so if you implement only…

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