Category: Home Maintenance

Snow shoveling, grass cutting, leaf raking, general maintenance services by other community agencies, safety tips and advice

Need help with your lawn and leaves?

There are several community agencies across the GTA that offer light home maintenance such as: grass cutting, raking leaves, odd yardwork and eavestroughs cleaning.  Prices are usually more affordable than private help and the agencies are non-profit or funded in part by the government. Unfortunately, not all services are available in all parts of Toronto and…

2016 Lawn Care Services @HumberSeniors

The snow will go away eventually and the lawn care season is fast approaching.   One of the many reliable options in the west-end is provided by Humber Community Seniors’ Services. The service is available between May 1 and November 30. Your lawn will be cut every second week – weather permitting. Hedges will be…

Keeping Warm on a Budget

Heating a home can be expensive and not everyone lives in one that is 100% efficient.   Below are a few tips to help save money in the colder months ahead. Consider installing a programmable thermostat. It will turn the heat up before you wake, turn the heat down when you leave home and back up…

Snow Removal Services

DO YOU REMEMBER LAST WINTER? Humber Services for Seniors (HSS) will keep your home’s sidewalks, driveway and walkways safe and clear of snow this winter at an affordable and competitive fixed price. Their snow service works like this: Between Dec. 1, 2014 & April 1, 2015 they will automatically come and clear your snow (no…

Lawn Care Service

There are several community agencies that offer Home Maintenance in the summer. This service usually includes mowing the lawn, light garden work and raking leaves in the fall. Each agency may have different rates and only service a portion of west-end Toronto. Please call them for details. York Fairbanks Centre for Seniors (416) 651-8300 CANES…

Snow Removal

There are other options to have your snow  removed near or on your property.   The  services can vary from each neighbourhood and not every option will be available or may not apply to everyone.   City of Toronto Some of the sidewalks in Toronto are cleared of snow within 36 hours if the accumulation is…

Preventing Frozen Pipes

If you don’t have heat for your home and the temperature drops to well below freezing, consider leaving a tap open enough for a trickle of water so there is some movement of water in pipes that might be vulnerable to freezing. If you are leaving your home because of no heat, you can shut…

Keeping Warm in your Home

As we begin the new year and look forward to warmer weather, we  provides some additional insight into dealing with the cold and persistent snowy weather of late.  Temperatures have been colder than usual and you’ll find some tips and tricks to help make your home a warmer without adding significant costs. Blackouts such as…