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Stay safe during hot summer days

With summer finally showing its face in Southern Ontario, it’s time to take a look at how to stay safe during these hot times. Heat exhaustion, dehydration and heat stroke are all common issues and can be particularly bad for the very young, the elderly and those with persistent health issues. Here are some things […]

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Barbeque safety starts with you

Patio grilling is one of the best parts of summer life. There’s nothing better than some flame-kissed food to round out a tough day. One important thing to remember when grilling is that, like any other piece of equipment, a barbeque needs to be maintained and treated with respect. This will not only lend to […]

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Carbon Monoxide in the Summer

Carbon monoxide is a big issue for Canadians. We have some very intense winters here in the Great White North and as a result need to use indoor heating during the cold months. The largest amount of carbon monoxide poisonings happen during this time, mostly due to faults in a home’s furnace ventilation system. This […]

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Barbeque Maintenance – The Basics

Grilling is a cultural imperative in North America, and flame-kissed foods will be making their way onto our plates more often as the weather gets warmer. Burgers and steaks (an even some portabella mushrooms or grilled asparagus for our veggie-loving friends) will become a summer staple for patio eating. One thing that can ruin all […]

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Natural Gas Barbeques are Hot!

So you’re buying a new barbeque? Good for you! Summer is made for sizzle and you are ready to join the league of great outdoor chefs. One thing you need to consider before the grill even leaves the store, though, is what kind of fuel you would like to use. There are many options to […]

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now Mandatory

CO Detectors are now mandatory As of today, carbon monoxide detectors are mandatory in all Ontario homes … and we think this is a good thing. Actually, we think this is fantastic. Carbon monoxide kills around 50 people every year in Canada and sends many more to hospital. A lot of these deaths could have […]

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Common Spring Renovations

Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about home repairs! A lot of Canadians wait for the warmer weather to begin their renovations, but are there some renos that take place in the spring more often than others? Here are five popular springtime home repairs/ renovations: Building a deck – […]

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Carbon Monoxide – Common Questions and Answers

WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE? Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odourless, colourless gas created when fuels such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane do not completely dissipate when burning. WHY IS CARBON MONOXIDE DANGEROUS? CO enters the body through breathing. CO poisoning is often confused with […]

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