Month: February 2017

Spring Cleaning Checklist

March 20th marks the first official day of Spring, which means it’s time to get ready for Spring Cleaning. It’s always good to be prepared, so this year instead of scrambling once the first sight of spring is here, start booking your spring time jobs now. We’ve put together a...

/ February 27, 2017

Ontario Best Of 2017 Award Winners Announced

Every year HomeStars goes over the thousands of companies in our database to find those who have gone above and beyond in their industry to be the best. These companies made the list of Best of 2017 based on their Star Score ratings and reviews from the homeowners that hired...

/ February 27, 2017

Plumbing Maintenance Tips

It’s no surprise that the kitchen and bathroom are the most frequently used rooms in any home. Being high traffic rooms that are used every day by each member of the household, it’s important to keep them well maintained. To avoid common plumbing issues, we’ve got some easy tips to...

/ February 27, 2017

Bathroom Renovation Q&A with 310 Reno

Thinking of starting a bathroom renovation? There’s a lot more to consider than just what kind of tile and sink to pick out. We spoke with Charles of 310 Reno Design & Renovation to find out what you need to know before you start designing that dream bathroom. 1. What should homeowners...

/ February 20, 2017

Basement Waterproofing to Protect Your Home

Effective basement waterproofing is essential for the health of your home and your family. Without it, rainwater and/or sewage can wreak havoc in two very different ways: 1) A flood is an emergency that must be fixed ASAP as it can cause immediate property damage to fixtures and furniture, or...

/ February 20, 2017

Adventures in Condo Carpet Replacement

When I bought my condo a year ago, I had neither the funds nor the time to replace the worn carpets that were covering both bedroom floors. What I didn’t realize is that I would soon become so grossed out by the 10 year old carpets that had served two families...

/ February 17, 2017

Condominium Insurance And Flooding – What You Need To Know

It’s not uncommon for a condo owner to suddenly find themselves calling their insurance company because their unit has been flooded. Whether or not the fault lies with you or with another party, knowing your rights and what kind of insurance to buy is key in remediating the situation. According to Darren...

/ February 17, 2017

Giving Back Award Winners 2017 – Alberta

The HomeStars Giving Back Award was created to recognize companies who go above and beyond to help out their communities. The following companies gave more than just monetary donations, they put in their time, effort and labour to give back in any way they can. HomeStars would like to congratulate...

/ February 15, 2017

Giving Back Award Winners 2017 – British Columbia

The HomeStars Giving Back Award was created to recognize companies who go above and beyond to help out their communities. The following companies gave more than just monetary donations, they put in their time, effort and labour to give back in any way they can. HomeStars would like to congratulate...

/ February 15, 2017

Giving Back Award Winners 2017 – Ontario

The HomeStars Giving Back Award was created to recognize companies who go above and beyond to help out their communities. The following companies gave more than just monetary donations, they put in their time, effort and labour to give back in any way they can. HomeStars would like to congratulate...

/ February 15, 2017