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5 reasons to have professional carpet cleaning ahead of Christmas

Christmas is coming up fast and, with it comes a slew of to-dos to make the perfect event for friends and family. Professional carpet cleaning may not be high up on your list but, here are five good reasons why you might want to get it booked. During the holiday season, our homes are under scrutiny from friends and neighbours popping over with gifts, but more so, from ourselves. We love to make our homes look perfect throughout the holiday season. This year, look at the tasks that will...


WHAT IS IN STORE FOR FALL AND WINTER WEATHER

What weather does fall and winter of 2021/22 hold for Canada? Experts have predicted this will likely be another La Niña year, which is typically cooler and snowier than neutral or El Niño years. Another major factor is the overactive Atlantic hurricane season, which at the time of writing, has seen 8 named storms, 3 of which have become full hurricanes. This, on the heels of record-breaking heat and drought through the west and northern Ontario resulting in wildfires, is sure t...


HOW DOES SMOKE DAMAGE AFFECT THE CONTENTS OF YOUR HOME?

Even after a fire has been extinguished, a surprising amount of damage can occur in areas of your home that were untouched by flames. Smoke, soot and ash residue can cause devastating damage that can continue to harm your home and property even after the flames are out. Not only is smoke inhalation the primary cause of death from indoor fires, smoke conducts high temperatures from the fire, and the corrosive acidic nature of smoke, soot and ash cause further damage that worsens over time. ...


How to keep your store COVID-safe through the retail season

The holiday retail season is fast approaching; a time of plentiful profits, excited customers, flat-out days, and headaches for business owners on how to keep their store COVID-safe through all the festive hubbub. Here's a quick guide that will help you mitigate the germs in your store while also avoiding too many restrictions for your customers. The festive retail season usually means jam-packed stores and queues around the block, but in a COVID-focused world, keeping your custo...


TOP 10 FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE COST OF WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION

Many factors need to be considered in making an accurate estimate of what water damage restoration will cost for your home. Each situation is unique, and obviously larger and more complicated jobs require more resources and time, and will therefore cost more. Depending on the situation, water cleanup and water damage restoration can sometimes be difficult and complicated. Use the following guideline from the experts at ServiceMaster Restore to help you understand each factor that...


FIRE PREVENTION WEEK IS OCTOBER 3 to 9, 2021

  Do you have a fire safety and prevention plan in place? Most of us know the importance of making sure your smoke detectors are working, and flammable material is kept away from sources of heat, but there is a lot more that can be done to ensure fire safety in your home. Making a proactive plan is much easier than being reactive in the case of an emergency, and there are resources to help you make that plan. Visit the Canadian Red Cross website for a comprehensive list of recommendat...


Fire Safety Checklist: Safe home, safe family

With the colder months setting in, you may be starting to spend more time indoors. We turn up the heating, start lighting fires and often put heavy demands on our electrics. Use this fire safety checklist to make sure your home is safe this Fall and Winter. The season change can involve drastic temperature fluctuations and an increase in evenings at home. The transition can put extra demands on our homes, so it is a crucial time to check that everything is up to code and as fireproof a...