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Home Control on a baby registry?

Diapers, mobile, onsies, home control system?  Yes, you read that right.  Every new parent should have a home control system on their list of must have items for baby’s arrival.  Why?  Simple.  Home control si…

Bryan Baeumler – There’s more than one way to insulate a house

Having less-than-ideal attic insulation is, essentially, another way of burning money. Chances are you know this, and have packed your uppermost level like a sardine can full of insulation. But that may still not be enough. Our 1 1/2-stor…

Worksite Safety Compliance Centre August Report

Worksite Safety Compliance Centre – August Report If you are interested in learning more about The Worksite Safety Compliance Centre or to register for courses, please visit https://baeumler.online-training.ca/ Ticks All…

The Importance of Testing Your Pool Water

The acidity of the water is tested and measured on a scale of 0 to 14. PH below 7.0 indicates acidity and a PH of 8.0 or higher indicates the water is basic or alkaline. Water where the PH levels get too low, becoming acidic causes harm to swimmers…

How do you know you are hiring the right contractor?

When it comes time to replace your roof, it is something that must be taken seriously. It is one of the most important components of your home and protects your entire investment. One item that is the most important is the workmanship! Are the…

HOW IS YOUR INDOOR AIR QUALITY?

Indoor air quality refers to the air in and around a building and the health and comfort of the occupants. With so many of us spending most of our time indoors, up to 90%, between school, home and office. That’s why IAQ (indoor air quality) has b…

Spring For These 5 Bathroom Renovation Ideas

Once you’ve decided to undertake a bathroom renovation, there are a few things to keep in mind when planning in order to make sure the end result is exactly what you wanted.  Working with a professional contractor who has experience with bat…

Energy Savings with Home Control

     Energy savings is certainly a hot topic right now.  With the cost of hydro rising rapidly, everyone is concerned with cutting energy costs and saving money.  Most people know about the simple fixes such as u…

Bryan Baeumler – Venting bathrooms, stopping leaks, sloping drains

Hi, Bryan. We bought a 1-1/2-storey, post-war home in East York, flipped, about 18 months ago. The flippers put in a three-piece bathroom at the top of the stairs. There is no window and the fan is controlled by the light switch. The towels don…

A Fuse to Breaker Panel Upgrade May Be Just What Your Home Needs

If you currently have a fuse panel in your home, there are a variety of reasons you should consider upgrading to a breaker panel. Simplicity If you have a blown fuse, it can be difficult to determine visually which fuse has actually blown. Wit…

Protecting Your Roof Before and After a Storm

1.Trim Away Trees A common problem during major weather events is falling debris from nearby objects, particularly trees. A small branch or twig may not present a problem, but larger limbs can cause serious damage. As part of your regular m…

Why put up with hard water any longer?

Other filters can be installed such as iron filtration systems for rural areas with high iron , ultraviolet light in a case where bacteria may be present in the water system, and sediment filter if larger particles or odor is present. Any one…

How to Prep Kitchen Cabinets for Painting

Painting cabinets is a quick and affordable way to refresh your kitchen. All you have to do is grab a roller and get started, right? Not so fast. This is a job where preparation is the key to success. In fact, prepping should take longer t…

Renovation Ideas That Maximize Storage And Minimize Clutter

If you are wondering what you could possibly add to your home to maximize storage and minimize clutter, you may be surprised to know just how many options exist!  Closet organizers. Building custom shelving in your closets is very effec…

Tips for hiring a Contractor

When you make the decision to do a renovation it’s an exciting time and no one would fault you for wanting to jump in with both feet.  Before you do hire the first contractor that comes up as result on your Google search though, ther…

Bryan Baeumler Answers your Questions

Hi, Bryan. I just saw an old episode of Disaster DIY where you used faux tin ceiling tiles. I was wondering who would carry a good selection of these tiles. We have a popcorn ceiling in our front foyer which has been poorly patched over the years…

Not Every Kid Learns The Same Way

After spending the afternoon in a workshop about setting up successful strategies for kids that have difficulty functioning in an organized manner, I’m here to tell you, where there’s a will there’s a way. Common complaints are ” I have eve…

How do Sewer Systems Work?

WHERE DOES SEWAGE WATER COME FROM? Sewage water comes from homes, where water is being used in kitchens and bathrooms, as well as from commercial and industrial buildings. This waste flows through pipes attached to sinks, toilets, and bat…

5 TIPS FOR MOVING IN THE WINTER

Moving in the winter can actually be… advantageous. Winter months are usually less busy when it comes to moving, and this also results from lower home purchases. Historical data shows that houses have the highest average days on market and…