Resolutions for 2016

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Front Door Entrance

6 Home Improvement Resolutions You Can Stick to in 2016

Some home improvement projects make a much larger impact than others. New windows and siding, for example, change the entire exterior appearance of your home. Today’s economic hardships make it difficult for some homeowners to tackle major projects, but we’ve put together a list of six home improvement projects that will make a big impact without breaking the bank.

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Deck Repairs

deck repairs

Is Your Deck Peeling? Here are a Few Possible Reasons

Is Your Deck Peeling? Here are a Few Possible Reasons

A deck is a thing of beauty, but it can become an eyesore if you neglect the maintenance. Tasks like staining and refinishing the deck can make great do-it-yourself projects, but you can quickly become overwhelmed.

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Laundry Room Ideas

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Laundry Room Improvements

10 Ideas to Turn Your Existing Laundry Room into an Amazing Mudroom

Ontario homeowners are no strangers to winter weather and a muddy spring thaw. As homeowners ourselves, we understand the frustration of having muddy feet and paws run through the house multiple times for a drink or a snack.

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Home Surge Protection

Surge Protection

Surge Protection

What is a surge protection device?

A surge protection device is designed to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes caused by a variety of events, including downed power lines, lightning strikes, faulty electrical wiring, sudden changes in electricity usage nearby, and the cycling “on” and “off” of energy-sucking devices in your home such as air conditioners, refrigerators and electric dryers.

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Water Damage

Water Damage

downspout extension

Water damage in our homes can cost a great deal of money, be time consuming for homeowners and can ruin personal property. Yet there are ways to prevent water damage or reduce the damage and cost should it happen. Not to mention that some house insurance does not provide full coverage for water damage.

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Basement Flooding

basement flooding

sump pump

As we get into the spring thaw many homeowners will have problems with basement flooding. There are two main reasons for water to get into the basement. Either the walls leak and need to re sealed or the weeping tiles need a sump pump to clear water from the base of the foundation.

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Dryer Vent Cleaning

dryer vent cleaning

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Is your dryer taking twice as long to dry your clothes? Are they so hot when they are done that you can’t fold them? Does your dryer heat up the whole laundry room? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, you may have a clogged dryer vent or a lint-clogged dryer. Clogged dryer vents can lead to house fires, higher utility bills and wasted time on laundry day. It might be time for a little preventative dryer vent cleaning.

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Home Renovations For Seniors

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home renovations for seniors

As we age our thoughts often turn to how to remain safe in our homes.   Safe from falls and other mishaps.  Whether it’s installing grab bars or handrails, non-skid flooring or levered door handles there are many ways to do home renovations for seniors.  At HSA our years of home renovation experience will help you live life to the fullest in your own home.

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Project designer

Project designer

kitchen renovation

Would you consider hiring a project designer for your next renovation? What kind of questions will you ask? The following information is provided to help you decide whether or not to hire an interior designer for your next project.

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Kitchen Renovation

New Kitchen

kitchen renovation

Many of our clients call with questions about their kitchen renovation. There are so many different ways to answer that it can be a real challenge to help homeowners over the phone. The most asked question is “what will it cost”, followed by “how long will it take”? Meeting clients in their homes is the best way to begin to answer these questions about a kitchen renovation.

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