Category: Safety

GBA Winner: New Age Security Alarms and Video Surveillance

HomeStars would like to congratulate New Age Security Alarms and Video Surveillance for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of Vanessa Lachman, “All churches & Non-Profit Organizations are graciously given a 10% discount. Participated in a ‘Pay it Forward’ campaign for donations and non-perishable food items to the...

/ February 16, 2016

GBA Winner: Haystack Home Inspections

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards (GBA) to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015.  HomeStars would like to congratulate Haystack Home Inspections for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner Chris Thompson, “We donate 25% of every inspection fee in...

/ February 16, 2016

Fall Maintenance Checklist

Here’s a list of things you should do this fall to prepare your home for winter:  Must-dos: Furnace servicing: change filter, humidifier panel Shut off outside taps Drain garden hoses Clean eavestroughs/gutters and downspouts to avoid flooding Check flashing along eavestroughs and the roof to ensure water cannot seep through...

/ October 9, 2015

Why hiring a gardener for fall is even more valuable than the spring

The spring tradition of gardening is linked to a time when it was more common for people to plant annuals in their flowerbeds and vegetable gardens. Perennials benefit greatly from being planted in the fall and even though today they are now commonplace in most gardens, the tradition of spring...

/ September 3, 2015

Our Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Forget long-stem roses and chocolates! Get your Valentine something they’ll appreciate year-round. Here are some truly thoughtful and creative gift ideas for your sweetheart! 1. Handyman Services: Kill the honey-do list. 2. Junk Removal: What’s more romantic then giving up something for the one you love? 3. Closet Organization: Take...

/ February 13, 2015

Best of 2014 Winners

We have travelled 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

Mod Lighting: Making sure the electrical work in your home is safe and beautiful

Some homes need electric work so badly that they may not even be eligible for insurance coverage. Brian Wilson from Captain Electric provides tips on upgrades that will keep your home and family safe. Brian Wilson of Captain Electric: 1. Permits An ESA Permit is required for all new wiring...

/ September 30, 2013

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

Be The First To Review & Hiring A Home Inspector

We recently launched a new promotion on our site. When you are the first Homeowner to review a company that no one else has reviewed, we will send you either a $10 Indigo or $10 Amazon gift code! Homeowners in less reviewed cities in Canada can really benefit from this promotion so spread...

/ May 13, 2013

Great Meet & Greet at Melrose in Calgary!

Last night we had a terrific venue for the HomeStars Meet & Greet – our way to kick off the Calgary Home Show that starts today. Everyone loved the Atrium room where the venue was held, and the food was awesome! Thanks to David and Brandon of Melrose Cafe &...

/ September 20, 2012