Living in a big city like Vancouver and its surrounding neighbourhoods can bring with it a lot of safety concerns for homeowners. Canadians might be a friendly bunch, but we’re not immune to crime and natural disasters. It’s important to keep your home and your loved ones safe. Here’s a list of items you should consider to ensure everyone you love is prepared in case of an unexpected emergency. (more…)
If you’re thinking of moving to a new home in a different Vancouver neighbourhood, you should consider a few things during your research process. Things like livability, the environment and of course affordability should play an important role in your ultimate decision. Here are five things to consider when choosing a neighbourhood to move to. (more…)
Be it a gentle mist or the much more dreaded rain that is coming at you sideways that makes you scared to leave the house rain is a fact of life in Vancouver. You do your part to keep your home dry during rainstorms. If your gutters are clean and well maintained your home should be dry. They will move water away from your property and into the street. Here it meets rain gardens and storm sewers maintained by the city.
Usually they will be in good shape. Sometimes they can get blocked by debris like leaves that litter the streets during the fall and that water begins to pool. Storm drains can clog creating havoc for the homeowners nearby. If the water has nowhere to go it can damage your property. (more…)
When it comes to cleaning and maintaining your house the occasional reminder or piece of advice can help make the process easier. No more forgetting about routine maintenance. Need advice on how to do something or what to do next. There’s an app for that.
Having all of this at the touch of your finger and in your pocket makes it even easier. Here are seven of the best free home maintenance apps. (more…)
Windows are an important part of your home. When they start getting gross and streaky it’s time to clean them. Interior windows can be cleaned relatively easily. Exterior windows can be trickier. Some are difficult or dangerous to get to. Others are awkward. On a beautiful weekend afternoon you’d rather be out enjoying life than thinking about the grime on your windows.
Professional window cleanings offer a number of benefits including saving you time and the ability to get to hard to reach areas. (more…)