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17 Fall Home Maintenance Must Dos

Fall is in the air and soon the temperature will start dropping. Before you know it, there will be snow on the ground and your heat will be on. Will you be ready for it? Now is the time to start prepping your home for the fall and winter. Doing this prep work will not only make your life easier come next spring, it could also save you thousands of…

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Update Your Outdoor Lighting Today!

The summer is coming to an end, which means it’s getting darker earlier in the evening. Before you know it, the sun will be down by the time you’re getting home from work at night. For that reason, it’s important to make sure the lights outside your house are working and are placed properly for optimal safety. If you’ve just moved into your home and have…

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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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Spring Home Maintenance For Newbs

The backyard looks like a mud pit, the windows are caked with dirt, and the basement is all damp and dingy, but at least it's spring.... right? When a house comes out of winter hibernation, it needs a bit of TLC. Winter elements are harsh on even the most durable building materials, which can crack and wear down when exposed to repeated fluctuations in temperature. Think of all those strange…

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1st-Time Homeowner Hacks: The Winter Edition

What are the home maintenance responsibilities that people just don’t tell you about? Jerry and the Jiffy team asked Toronto homeowners what mistakes they made in their first year of homeownership, and what they learned along the way. This list of tips will help you avoid expensive, annoying mistakes as a new homeowner in the winter season. 1. You are required by law to shovel your sidewalk: Most neighbourhoods…

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