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Spring Thaw: 3 Tips for Checking Your Plumbing When the Weather Starts to Change

Your home’s plumbing system undergoes changes with the seasons. You probably know your pipes freeze during winter. Once you’re certain below-zero temperatures won’t be coming around for time, do some checking and maintenance. You should check for leaky pipes, test the functionality of your sump pump and check the water heater as part of yourContinue Reading …

Water, Water Everywhere: Is Your Home Ready For Spring Showers?

Spring is finally here, and while that may mean the end of chilly climes for some, it doesn’t necessarily indicate that it’s all sunshine and blue skies from here on in. The weather is more unpredictable than ever, and when the spring arrives, you’re never too far from an unexpected shower. If you’re on aContinue Reading …

Four Signs Spring has Almost Arrived

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Looking out my window I am still seeing snow as far as the eye can see. However I did drive into the city today and saw some grass. So there is hope! We canContinue Reading …

Cleaning Up Your Yard Before Spring Arrives

Spring is almost upon us, and that means pretty soon we won’t have to stay stuck inside our homes. Replacing days of sitting inside watching the snow fall are picnics at the park, or barbecues in your backyard. But before that can happen, you might need to clean up your yard. The Winter weather hasContinue Reading …

4 Things to Expect From an HVAC Maintenance Call

You should schedule HVAC maintenance once a year for your air conditioner and furnace. Plan to have your air conditioner serviced in early spring and your furnace tuned up in the fall. This will help you avoid peak HVAC service seasons and get your systems in shape before you have to rely on them forContinue Reading …

Celebrate all the Moms in your life this Mother’s Day with Hallmark! #LoveHallmarkCA Giveaway

I first became a mom in 94 on Mother’s Day weekend. Up until that day, I had always celebrated my mom and grandma as the mother sin my life. I was a young mom, scared and excited without a clue of what was ahead. What I did know was I loved this baby more thanContinue Reading …

Get your Lawn Ready for Summer

Canadian winters really do a number on our lawns! I was walking the yard this morning and noticed it was a real mess. Rocks, holes and patchy spots mixed in with mud is making me dread the Spring and all of the needed maintence. Clean up is going to be a long and slow processContinue Reading …

Spring Thaw Travel Deals

As I look outside my window, I see trees without leaves blowing in the wind. I see mud everywhere around my house and small signs of Spring off in the distance. I look forward to the next few weeks as we see new life, flowers growing and hear birds chirping more and more. Hopefully theContinue Reading …