10 Things You Might Not Know About Ottawa

Ottawa has been Canada’s official capital since the Confederation of 1867, and has since developed into one of the country’s most important political, technological and cultural hubs. If you live in Ottawa or are considering a move to the area, there is plenty of interesting information to learn about this city. Here are ten facts, […]

8 Tips For Moving With Pets

Moving can be an exciting and stressful time for everyone – including your pets. Routine and familiarity are important to animals, and you want to keep that in mind as you prepare to move into your new home. Here are 8 tips to help make moving day a relaxed and happy time for you and […]

Cleaning Hardwood Floors….This CAN work!!!

Often wonder how best to clean hardwood floors? Try a mix of alcohol (60 ml) white vinegar (125 ml) and 4 liters of water. Use a sponge or mop work on a small area at a time and dry immediately after cleaning with soft towels.  

Home Security

Home security inspections allow community members to take an active role in making their homes less susceptible to criminal activity. Based on proven crime prevention principles, residents learn how to make their homes safer. At your request, police representatives visit your home (house, condo, apartment, etc.) to provide a safety audit -assessing ways to make […]

Power Outage Information at your Fingertips

Hydro Ottawa recently launched a power outage map on their website. Now, you can access power outage information by visiting in addition to calling their outage reporting line at 613-738-0188.

Maintaining your investment – spring home maintenance tips

• Tune up air conditioner • Check roof shingles, flashing, and remove any debris • Check for loose or leaky gutters, and clean too! • Extend downspouts to ensure water is draining away from the foundation • Door & window check (seals, weatherstripping) • Chimney check, and have the flue cleaned • Check outside hose […]

Home upgrades that pay off

Painting Paint provides dramatic results with little investment. It may give people joy and the sense that brighter times are ahead. Building a deck Buyers see a deck as offering a seamless transition from inside to out. Updating the kitchen You really cannot go wrong with remodeling your kitchen, which can net up to 83 […]

Measuring humidity in your home

We need humidity for our comfort and health. Instead of guessing whether or not you have a humidity problem inside your house, purchase a small, inexpensive, and easy-to-use instrument called a hygrometer (humidity sensor). Humidity is normally measured as relative humidity (RH). RH is a percentage that indicates the amount of moisture in the air […]

Eager to start enjoying warmer weather?

Give your barbecue a safety check! – Maintain your barbecue according to the manufacturer’s instructions. – Clean and check hoses for cracks, leaks, and damage. Never use a match or lighter to check for leaks. Repair all leaks before use.   As well, change the batteries in your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms.

A few tips

With the cold weather here, these are a few ideas to help prevent your pipes from freezing. 1. Open the cupboards under your sinks to let the warm air inside 2. Open your attic hatch, again, to let the warm air into your roofspace 3. Do not close interior doors – it is important to […]

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