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There seems to be no break in sight for the extreme weather this year. The harsh winter, to the ice storm, to the extreme heat, and now all this rain! With the ground already oversaturated, where is the rain still on its way to go? Heavy flooding is expected in many areas of South Western Ontario. So we want to help you be prepared for the rising waters and impending wetlands. Try these tips before the flood really hits to help save your home and keep you warm and dry. Clear debris away from down spouts, gutters, drains, and eavestroughs. Move valuables like electronics and fu...
Posted: 8/9/2018 9:34:39 AM by Tiffany Asselstine | with 0 comments

Summer is here, yay! Humidity is here, nay. Still it is what is and we need to find some ways to beat the heat and stay cool this summer. It is more important than ever to be sure you are being safe while in the sun. No sunburns, heat stroke, or dehydration wanted. But how does one do their best to remain calm and cool when it is above 30 degrees? Here are some ways you can keep your temperature chilled out.1. Drink lots of water It may sound cliché and you have heard it over and over, but it is 100% true. The more water you drink the more hydrated you will be and the cooler you wil...
Posted: 6/29/2018 8:47:29 AM by Tiffany Asselstine | with 0 comments

Did you know that a car’s internal temperature can get so high on a hot day that it is able to bake a cookie (Sutherland, 2015). So why would you leave a child or pet in there? It may seem obvious, but children and pets are often left to sweat it out in the extreme heat. It is critically important that this message makes its way to everyone. Already this year, there has been one infant death from hyperthermia – the result of being left locked in a car on a hot day with no ventilation. Unfortunately, multiple deaths have occurred in Canada from children or pets being left in a...
Posted: 5/30/2018 9:56:28 AM by Tiffany Asselstine | with 0 comments

It felt like it would never happen with this ice storm and never-ending snow. But here we are we have made it to the warm months and sunshine filled days. Hooray! Who else is here with us? Bugs, lots and lots of bugs. Don’t worry skunks and raccoons are hanging out too. So what can you do to help keep these critters away from and out of your house this summer? Lots actually!1. Oil in a tin If you are finding your home, garden, or outside area covered in ear wigs or similar pests a good way to help control them is oil in a tin. Using canola, vegetable, or olive oil fill an empt...
Posted: 4/25/2018 9:35:56 AM by Tiffany Asselstine | with 0 comments

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