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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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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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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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Realtors Tell All: 5 Quick Updates to Sell Your House for More

When prepping a home for sale, small updates and fixes can go a long way toward increasing a home’s value and making it more attractive to potential buyers. For the most part, buyers want a home that’s move-in ready. If a house has a number of overlooked maintenance issues and outdated features, it can be taken as a sign of homeowner neglect and scare buyers away. The less…

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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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