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Have A Plan: Be Prepared for Emergencies

Few people would argue against having an emergency plan for their family, home or small business. So why do so few people have one in place? Rather than procrastinating under the adage of “that’ll never happen to me” we suggest that you nominate someone in your family or workplace to take[...]

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Keeping Ahead of Basement Water Leaks

There are a lot of things to love about rain. It washes away dirt and debris, it nourishes your garden, and it keeps your grass looking fresh and green. Another thing rain, especially a good heavy rain, can bring is basement water leaks. Flooding in your basement is never a good surprise. Excess[...]

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Stopping Bed Bugs in Their Tracks

It wasn’t too long ago that there was a bed bug outbreak. It was all over the television and it was written about in newspapers. However, bed bugs are nothing new. In fact, they’ve been roaming the earth for about as long as we have. A bed bug is a small insect that feeds on [...]

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In-Place Drying

You didn’t mean for it to happen, but it did. Whether your washing machine, tub, dishwasher, or another portable source in your home leaked fresh water, chances are things got pretty wet. The carpeting, pad, and everything else was soaked, too. The last thing you want is for mould to begin to grow[...]

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Better Ways to Dispose of Paint

A lot of us have had leftover cans of paint lingering in our basement or garage. It often isn’t something we think twice about, unless we’re wondering how we can properly dispose of it. After all, it seems like it can’t be as easy as simply throwing the leftovers into a nearby dumpster. You[...]

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National Bike Day

Bike Day in Canada (http://www.canadabikes.org/activities/bike­day­in­canada/) is being held May 25, 2016. It’s the second annual Bike Day in Canada and serves as an opportunity to tout the various benefits of cycling as well as cycling development. It’s also a chance to encourage more people[...]

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Better Home Security Starts with Seven Simple Steps

We all want to feel safe and secure in our homes. In fact, most of us do feel that way. However, when you watch the news or hear a frightening story from a neighbour, it’s sometimes difficult to not worry. We understand. That’s why we’re dedicating an entire blog to better home security.[...]

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Keeping Fruits and Vegetables Fresher, Longer

We all know that fruits and vegetables are part of a balanced diet. As the temperatures grow warmer, fresh fruits and vegetables are available in supermarkets, at roadside stands, and even at farmer’s markets. It’s tempting to pick up a handful of berries or vine ripe tomatoes, but something[...]