Category: Plumbing

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How to Avoid Burst Pipes

Have you ever filled up a water bottle and placed it in the freezer overnight, only to find that it broke through the plastic the next day? Water has a unique ability to expand when it turns into ice, which is literally very cool for a science experiment, but a...

/ February 13, 2018
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What to Do When Your Kitchen Sink Won’t Drain

Many of us have experienced something like this: one minute you are washing a pile of dirty dishes, and the next you hear a strange gurgling sound coming from the mechanical depths of your kitchen sink. The water is staying put, perhaps even changing colour and starting to rise; suddenly...

/ January 25, 2018
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How A Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System Works

There are many options for keeping yourself hydrated around the home, but nothing is simpler than filling up your glass directly from the tap. If you’re skeptical of the cleanliness of tap water, however, then a reverse osmosis water filtration system may be the ideal solution for you. What Is...

/ August 3, 2017

Flood Watch: What To Do When A Storm Hits

It’s been a very wet spring in Eastern Canada, especially over the past few days in early May. This has led to swollen lakes and rivers and with it, a heightened risk of flooded basements. In a special weather statement on May 2nd, Environment Canada stated, “With the ground already...

/ May 6, 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 keep...

/ February 27, 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

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

2017 Master Bathroom Trends

Who among us hasn’t dreamed of having their own fabulous ensuite master bathroom? If you’re one of the lucky homeowners who is undertaking a master bathroom renovation this year, read on for some real-life makeovers and info about upcoming trends in bathrooms as seen in our most recent homeowner reviews. You...

/ February 3, 2017

Top 6 Kitchen Renos of 2016 – Editor’s Pick

The kitchen is the heart of the home; the place where family and friends gather to eat, drink and enjoy being together. This could be one of the reasons why a kitchen renovation is considered one of the best investments you can make in your home. We see thousands of kitchen renovations...

/ December 12, 2016

HomeStars announces Giving Back Award winners

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015. We received over 200 entries and selected the 78 most deserving companies listed below, who went ‘above and beyond’ in giving back to their communities. The winning companies listed below...

/ February 16, 2016