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Prevent vermin from entering your home this fall

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Now that the cold weather is fast approaching, we love to take refuge in the comfort of our own home. But we’re not the only ones! Indeed, unwanted critters sometimes want to be able to enjoy the warmth of our home too. Before you need to call pest control, start with prevention. Here is a short vermin-proof guide designed to help you see things more clearly. Continue →


The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Wood Stove Maintenance

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Fall is the ideal time to get a fire going. In addition to heating your home, a wood stove will help you get through increasingly colder and rainy days by providing a cozy atmosphere. However, before lighting the fire, it is necessary to conduct an annual inspection of your wood stove in order to ensure that it does not put your safety at risk and that of your loved ones. It would be a shame to have to call the fire department as you get ready to sink into your favorite book. Here’s how to avoid this situation.

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Help Mr. Gutter, my Gutters are Overflowing!

Gutter-CleaningAs part of the Alu-Rex team, I am now known as the gutter “specialist” among my friends. It was thus no surprise to me when I got my first text message some time ago about a friend dealing with clogged gutters. Without a moment’s hesitation, I went on location to complete this first assignment at a small house in the northern part of Québec City. Continue →


Disturbing Noise in a House: Quick and Easy Solutions!

Open-exteiror-dorr-whiteAmong the most common problems encountered in a home, disturbing noise really does it for homeowners. Fortunately, here are several simple solutions to remedy the problem.

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2 Tricks to Remove Moisture from your Basement

Wet_humid_ceiling_water_infiltrationProblems caused by moisture in the basement can become major issues if not addressed promptly. Indeed, moisture that goes unnoticed in the basement can result in unpleasant odours and warped floors. Here are a few tricks to avoid this problem.

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Reduce your Electric Bill Right Away!

Electricity-counterWith our cold Canadian winters, electric and heating bills are getting higher and higher. Here are a few tricks to help you keep them low when the mercury drops.

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Clean Your Gutters, Even If It’s Already Snowing!

snow-ice-melting-inside-eavestroughsFall is coming to an end, but there are still chores on your to-do list? No problem! There is still time to clean your gutters even if the first snow has come and gone.

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6 Things to Do Before the End of Fall

Clogged-rain-gutter-eavestroughDue to Canada’s drastic seasonal changes, a certain amount of preparation is required. Because the winter cold and snow can cause problems, here are a few things to do before the end of fall.

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How to Hang Holiday Lights When you Have Gutter Guards!

Soffit-clip_Christmas-lights-installedInstalling the T-Rex continuous hanger or the Gutter Clean System does not have to mean the end of holiday lighting for your home. Here are some helpful tips:

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Getting Your Paving Stone Ready for Winter

Pool-pavementAlthough paving stone patios requires very little maintenance, you still need to prepare them to ensure they make it through the winter unscathed. Follow these five easy steps to have a beautiful interlocking stone patio come spring.

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