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A Winnipeg Summer to Remember

September 16, 2017 /

What a summer!  Can you remember a summer so sweet and blessed with endless warm and sunny days and virtually no mosquitoes.   Festivals, patios, events and conditions perfect for summer activities.  And cottage owners couldn’t have asked for anything better.  For me it was a whirlwind of activities that included my son’s wedding, my mother’s memorial, a host of sibling gatherings and the purchase of a new home.  Yes, we’re moving to Charleswood.

I did have the opportunity to work with several cottage owners, watering their parched outdoor plants, checking their properties and keeping in touch to make sure there was noting amiss at home while they enjoyed the benefits of cottage life.

Many Winnipeggers are now making plans for their winter getaways,  Whether you are a long term snowbird or simply want a  reprieve from winter, I can make sure you have piece of mind while you’re away.


Flooded Basement during the Winter. The Horror.

Here's a scene you would never want to experience.  In this case the homeowner couldn't even pump out the water because the furnace was flooded and inoperable. High efficiency furnaces have a sensor on the outside exhaust pipe that will shut down the furnace if the...

Keep your home safe the SMART way

While you're away, do you sometimes suffer the nagging feeling that something isn't quite right back home?  New "smart" home devices can help you stay current on everything from household temperatures, sump pump activity, air quality or home deliveries. Here's a few...

How Long Does a Hot Water Heater Last?

Two appliances that are the most common problem for homeowners who are away for an extended period of time are the furnace and the hot water tank.  They both seem to cause problems during the most inconvenient time.  Let's deal with the hot water tank first. It's good...

Testimonials are Satisfying

I never ask for testimonials, but when they are recieved unsolicited, it certainly is satisfying.  We  try to treat our client's homes like it was our own.  The trust people put into our hands is acknowledged and we want to ensure their time away from home is...

Furnace Issues in Extreme Cold

Most homeowners have upgraded their furnaces to high efficiency models.  These typically come with an exhaust exit pipe at the side of the house. During winter with an abundance of snow and very cold temperatures, this exhaust pipe can be buried in snow or severly...

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