WINTER HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS

Winter is hard on houses. You can however, reduce your risk of property damage from the hazards of cold weather with these home maintenance tips from Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). 鈥淲ith an increase in extreme weather events causing more property damage, it鈥檚 important to follow a home maintenance schedule all year round. In winter,…

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Common sump pump problems and what you can do to avoid a wet basement

1.  Power Failure A sump pump is no different than any other electric appliance in your house — without power, it is completely worthless.  As a safeguard, invest in a high quality back-up power of some sort or battery powered back up sump. 2.  Switch was Stuck There are several different types of sump float switches. Vertical…

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Does your foundation or basement seem musty or moldy?

Basement mold or mildew is a common problem in homes. If you basement smells moldy or musty and you can see visible mold growth, it鈥檚 possible that you could have a mold infestation that can effect the health of your family. Even if you can鈥檛 see it, mold could be hiding behind finished walls, ceilings…

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Fall Lawn Care

Interestingly enough, fall is the best time to get your lawn in shape and ready for the winter season. Now is the season to develop a lusher, greener, healthier lawn. This is the time for aerating, the critical time for fertilizing, and mowing shorter than usual. Plus, even though the grass is entering its big…

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Re-directing downspouts on your home

We all know that downspouts from eavestrough should be re-directed away from our foundations. The volumes of water that come off a roof can be quite substantial during times of rain, when you consider it will be concentrated at the discharge point in two or more corners of the foundation. The main challenge with this…

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What makes a good Waterproofing Company?

Wise Cracks庐 loves helping people and we鈥檙e passionate about. This shows from our first contact with the client to the clean up after the job. The health of your home starts in your basement! So, how can you tell what makes a good basement waterproofing company? We wish homeowners would call and ask questions (ask…

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