Category: Cleaning Services

Best of 2014 Winners

We have traveled across Canada to award the country’s best home improvement companies. Tonight we are wrapping up awards season in Toronto. This is our seventh year awarding contractors who have done outstanding work, based on homeowner reviews. Check out the winners in your region! Toronto’s Best of 2014 award...

/ February 2, 2015

Eavestroughs 101

In the lastest edition of HomeStars U, North Shore Eavestroughing’s Darren Perry shares his advice on the installation of eavestroughing. The following are common problems many eavestroughing systems face. 1. Overflowing eavestroughs: Improper eavestroughing can lead to overflowing water, which can leak into your basement. Can create rot against the...

/ May 28, 2014

Dealing With Flood Damage In Toronto

On Monday, July 8th, 2013, the city of Toronto experienced its wettest day in recorded history, with more than 100mm of rain falling, the equivalent of one month’s worth of rain, in just three tempestuous hours. The storm caused the flooding of major arteries, roadways and homes, as well as shutting...

/ July 10, 2013

Fall Home Renovation Projects

Each season provides the perfect opportunity for home projects and renovations. Fall is no exception. Take a look at these Fall Home Renovation Projects from an Investopedia article. Winterize the Deck   Decks get a lot of use during long summer days. By the time fall comes around, they can look...

/ September 6, 2011

7 Great Kitchens (As Posted By Our Reviewers)

Every now and then we take some time to go through the many reviews posted on our site. Not only do we find great contractors (and some to avoid), but through reviews we find great design ideas. Here are a three trends in kitchens from the past few months. A...

/ August 24, 2011

Summer Traffic Report & Search Word Forecast

I took a look into both the search words and queries that bring people to HomeStars and the words and queries that are used once someone reaches the site, to get a better idea of what to expect in the coming months. Some of the most popular searches, no matter...

/ July 7, 2011

It’s Summer — Take the Steps to Enjoy Your Vacation Home

  Some call it a cottage. To others, it’s a cabin. It’s your vacation home and if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to open it for the season. Unlike your primary residence, your vacation home doesn’t receive your year-round care and attention.  It’s important to follow some steps to make sure...

/ June 16, 2011

Writing a Review Can Be Very Rewarding

Review writers on HomeStars help others in their community make the right decision when it comes to home contracting, but this isn’t the only way you can give back (or get a little something) when you write a review.  There are currently several charitable promotions available in communities across Canada...

/ May 23, 2011

Infusing natural light into your home

Of the three types of lighting (ambient or general, task, and accent) ambient, particularly when it’s natural light, truly makes the most of your living and work space. Ideally, the best way to get natural light throughout the day would be to have a rotating home. Villa Girasole is an...

/ May 11, 2011

Changing spaces

This year I have taken spring cleaning to new and unprecedented levels, and have taken on  repainting some areas in my home. I work from home, and my old office space was very small with no natural light. I began to feel as though I was working in a cave,...

/ May 2, 2011