Category: Plumbing

Project Winter Survival – let's help the homeless in our community

A few months ago, I heard Jody Steinhauer, founder of the Bargains Group, speak at an event about Project Winter Survival. She launched this program 14 years ago and her company keeps expanding their charitable work not only in her community, but in other cities in Canada. I was so...

/ March 7, 2013

It's A Christmas Miracle! Holiday Home Improvement Stories

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring……… Well……… For a while, until a bathroom pipe burst and started raining Christmas agony and frustration on our previously confident and content family’s kitchen, that is. Sound familiar? For the lucky majority of us, it does...

/ December 22, 2011

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

Homestars makes PROFIT Magazine’s PROFIT HOT 50 for the second year in a row!

We are very excited about our growth over the last year, with a record number of reviews coming in each day from all corners of Canada and the US. People are seeing the value in reviews and reaping the benefits of their research by choosing reputable home service professionals! For...

/ September 1, 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

A Tribute to Father & Son Companies

Many companies on HomeStars are family run businesses. The father and son duo is a common one and there is something comforting about the tradition of a father teaching his son about his trade, passing on his wisdom of the business and eventually handing down the company he has built....

/ August 19, 2011

When the Condo floods…

HomeStars team member Shannon didn’t know what was happening. As she tried to work from her condo, the drilling and the grinding from the floor above was driving Shannon to distraction. Just as she was thoroughly cursing her upstairs neighbours, there was a knock at the door.  There was the...

/ August 18, 2011

Trusting the Home Inspector

Being a Home Inspector is no easy task. You have to have A LOT of knowledge about A LOT of different things to do with the home. Plumbing, electrical, construction, building codes etc, must all be your areas of expertise. In  Canada, one can’t blame realtors and sellers for fearing...

/ August 17, 2011

Lawn and Garden Watering

Summer is in full swing, and with that comes the tasks of lawn upkeep, including regular watering.   The heat wave that has daunted Toronto and surrounding areas has made it mandatory for all to keep on top of the thirsty lawns to make sure they don’t end up looking...

/ July 26, 2011

Homeowner Test: Maintaining Your House

So you own a home – but how much do you know about maintaining your house? Think you know everything there is to know about dealing with weeds in your yard? Have you mastered the maintenance of major appliances? Maybe you believe yourself a plumbing whiz? Take our quick Home...

/ July 12, 2011