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In May 2000, bacterial contamination of the municipal water in Walkerton, Ontario led to one of the worst public health disasters in Canadian history. Nearly 2,300 people became ill, and at least 7 people died, as a result of unclean drinking water. Lab results identified the...

Your opinion of boilers may include the “out of sight, out of mind” philosophy. However, you can avoid repairs and replacements to your boiler by keeping it in good condition. Not to mention, you will save money by cutting down on energy bills with an...

You did it: you bought your first home. It’s a true milestone and deserves celebration. Walking through the newly painted hallway, though, you notice a sound. It's that dreaded tell-tale drip . . . drip . . . drip that keeps many homeowners up at...

Remodeling your bathroom is a great choice when you want to update a commonly used area in your home. However, remodeling involves a lot of hands-on work and you might not have experience in this area. Before picking up a hammer and tearing down tiles,...

Toilets in some form have been around for a long time. The earliest type of flush toilets appeared in a Neolithic village around the 31st century AD, where waste washed away via a drainage system. Today, of course, the toilet has become much more advanced,...

As a homeowner or landlord, it’s up to you to maintain your home and property. You are in charge of keeping your home safe and up to code, and you must do everything you can to ensure your residents have adequate heat, water, and electricity. Because...

When you live in the country, your lifestyle is far removed from the average city dweller’s hustle and bustle. You have wider spaces to explore, and you live life on your own terms. You also can’t afford to take your plumbing and septic systems for granted....

Plumbing replacements can sometimes be costly, especially if left for too late. When it comes to your home plumbing system, it’s easy to forget to maintain it. After all, out of sight, out of mind, right? This temporary peace soon disappears when your main line...

The harsh winters of Winnipeg mean icy driveways and front steps, but you may not have considered the impact on hoses outside your home. Even if the water is turned off for the season, leaving hoses and nozzles outdoors could result in freezing, damage and...

The long winter in Winnipeg leaves many people adjusting their thermostat to stay warm. Most of us get comfortable changing settings to keep our furnace running as the snow falls, but few really know what pushing those buttons does in our home. The thermostat is...