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Plumbing

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…

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Are You Wasting $1000s on Your Water Bill?

What do you do when you get a $1000 water bill from the city? You call Jiffy! A few months ago, a Jiffy customer (let’s call her Sandra) received her water bill from the city. It was uncharacteristically over $1000 for a single month - clearly there was something going on in her house. She had previously downloaded Jiffy after a friend recommended it to her and this seemed…

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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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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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