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Toddler + Yogurt + Toilet = Plumbing Emergency

Kids. We love them but sometimes they can be a bit destructive. Those of you who have had their toddlers create crayon murals on your walls or regularly get nervous when there’s silence in the other room… you know what we’re talking about. One Toronto family recently experienced a bit of this destruction when their toddler flushed their plastic yogurt tube down the toilet around 8 a.m.…

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Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing this Winter

Winter is here! The temperature has gone below freezing a few times already this winter and it’s only going to happen more and more. (Book a licensed Jiffy plumber for all of your plumbing needs!) The freezing temperatures can cause the pipes in your home to freeze, which can bring severe damage. When water freezes, it expands - and can cause your pipes to burst. This can cause extensive…

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5 Home Improvements to Improve Your Health

On average, you spend ⅓ of their life sleeping. That means more than ⅓ of your life is spent in your home. For the health of you and your family, you should consider your home a sanctuary. There are small things you can regularly do that will help to keep you healthy - especially as cold season approaches. Get rid of the allergens, dust, and mold in your house today to keep…

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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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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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