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Ottawa Public Health: Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small, brownish insects about the size of an apple seed.

They typically come out at night to bite. Anyone anywhere can get bed bugs.

Bed bugs can be brought into a home on used furniture and used clothing.

The Best Septic Safe Household Cleaning Products

Household septic systems are something we don’t think about until there is a problem. And when there is a problem, it is usually an expensive and messy one. More than 25 percent of the homes in the United States use a septic system to process household plumbing waste.

‘It’s always been a problem’: Cleaning up the Rideau Canal, one bristle at a time

It’s time to sweep up after the sweepers.

The Ottawa Riverkeeper is asking volunteers to lace up their skates and hit the ice Feb. 7 for a Rideau Canal clean-up with the goal of gathering blue bristles left behind by the ice-sweeping equipment that maintains the skateway.

Editor’s picks

Cleantech Group Names Axine Water Technologies in Global Cleantech 100

Industrial wastewater treatment provider Axine Water Technologies was named by Cleantech Group in the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100.

The Global Cleantech 100 is an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. It features the private, independent, for-profit companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges.

Regina man finds $18,000 comic book while cleaning home

Alan Neumiller says he almost donated the comic to Salvation Army
The last thing Alan Neumiller expected to find when he was rummaging through old stuff was a comic book worth $18,000.

“It was a fluke, I guess you could say,” Neumiller told CBC Radio’s Saskatoon Morning.

‘Uber of house cleaning’ app launches in Edmonton

‘No one has really touched cleaning. Maybe it’s not sexy or maybe they don’t understand it’
A new Edmonton-based app aims to become the “Uber of house cleaning.”

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Top Dog Cleaning Co.

Top Dog Cleaning Co.

HIGHLIGHTED PRO  We are a customer service company specializing in cleaning. Top Dog Cleaning Co. is committed to providing a Top Quality Cleaning Service with Environment and Community in mind. We now offer carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, area rugs as well...

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SSC Cleaning Services

SSC Cleaning Services

HIGHLIGHTED PRO SSC Maintenance Services Inc. was established to provide high quality cleaning services to Ottawa & surroundings area residents and businesses. We take great pride in what we do; therefore, we direct our attention to details and reliability when...

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Highlighted Pro HOME template

  Want to stand out on Find A Contractor Ottawa? Well this the a perfect way to get noticed and let the community know more about what services you offer. Here you can let people know about your experience and why they want to hire you or your company.  Below you...

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Highlighted Pro HOME template

Highlighted Pro HOME template

  Want to stand out on Find A Contractor Ottawa? Well this the a perfect way to get noticed and let the community know more about what services you offer. Here you can let people know about your experience and why they want to hire you or your company.  Below you...

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Disposing of CFL Bulbs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps)

When an incandescent light bulb burns out, the proper disposal procedure is to throw it away for standard household trash collection. Simple enough. But this is exactly the wrong way to handle a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) when it burns out. And incorrect disposal is more serious than you think.

Canadian asbestos rules

Proposal prohibits use, sale, import and export of toxic material, products
Canada is moving ahead with its promised asbestos ban by proposing the prohibition of the use, sale, import and export of asbestos and products containing the hazardous material.

Flood cleanup: keep in mind indoor air quality

After a flood, it’s important to restore your home to good order as soon as possible to protect your health and prevent further damage to your house and belongings. In an emergency situation, the indoor air quality in your home may appear to be the least of your problems. However, failure to remove standing water or water damaged materials can present serious long-term health risks.

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How to Get Paid for Recycling Your Old Unwanted Goods

If you recycle, you probably feel good about yourself and what you are doing for the planet every time you stash boxes, bottles, and plastic in the recycling bin or give old clothes to your favorite charity.

A Guide to Plastic Recycling

Our world and our oceans are saturated with plastic, so plastic recycling is more important than ever. Here are some basic facts about recycling plastic, and how to reduce the impact that plastics have on the environment.

products

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Review

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are highly effective on many surfaces including walls, ceiling vents, baseboards, blinds, bathtubs, and many other places in the home.

The Magic Eraser is a miracle worker for crayon and marker colored onto walls.

A Review of the Febreze Plug Air Freshener

Febreze Plug is a scented oil plug-in air freshener that alternates between two complementary scents. It was originally sold as the Febreze Noticeable, but has since been renamed.

Top 5 Rubber Gloves for Dish washing and Household Chores

Keep Your Hands Protected With These Top-Rated Rubber Gloves.
Rubber dishwashing gloves come in handy when we want to protect our hands from household chemicals, staining, hot water, or icky substances that need to be cleaned.

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Carpet Steam Cleaning: Professional vs. DIY

Having your carpets cleaned is a chore that usually falls into the same category as spring cleaning: not very fun to do but necessary, and should occur at approximately the same level of frequency.

HELPFUL HINTS ON CLEANING AND MAINTAINING YOUR WASHER AND DRYER

Laundry machines have changed drastically over the years but one fact that still remains is that you need to ensure you clean your machines to ensure they are always at their best. Whether you have top-loading or front-loading laundry, here are a few helpful hints that are recommended to be done at least once a month.

How to clean a refrigerator

During the moving season, many people find themselves facing an essential task: cleaning the refrigerator. Whether you own a new or used refrigerator, this important cleaning should not be taken lightly!

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Things You need to know to Pass Your Home Inspection!

Have A Home Inspection And Eliminate Nasty Surprises!
Just when you think it’s safe to go back in the water, some shark opens its cavernous mouth and gobbles up a meaty chunk of profit.

How Do I Keep My House Staged?

You are going to want to do some research to make sure that you are working with a qualified stager, someone professionally trained in the area of staging. Remember, staging isn’t just decorating and de-cluttering

5 Tips for Stress-Free Moving with Kids

When you finally decide to take a big leap and move, it can be one of the most exciting and stressful periods of your life. And if you’re a parent, double that excitement and stress based on the number of children you have.

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HOW MURPHY’S LAW AFFECTS HOME SELLERS

Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Glitches in any real estate transaction are inevitable. If you are prepared, you won’t be so shocked when they do.

Price Right, Sell Fast

You’ve made the decision to sell your Ottawa home. There are lots of reasons to sell; you may have decided to move to a better neighborhood or to buy a larger home with more amenities.

Should You Co-Sign Your Mortgage?

Total household debt exceeded $2 trillion, with 65% of that amount locked up in mortgage loans. With the price of property in cities like Toronto skyrocketing, it has creating a worrying situation for policymakers.

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The Fantastic Four: 4 Essential Home Staging Activities

There’s something fresh and energetic about this time of year. After another long, cold winter, spring season has finally settled in. Perhaps, like many other Canadian homeowners, you are ready to get your house prepared for a sale.

5 Best Reasons to Declutter

Most of can agree that our homes could use less clutter, but making the time to declutter is a little like getting to the end of the rainbow.

Here are the five best reasons to declutter that will make your life greatly better in all kinds of ways.

Surprising Ways Home Decor Can Boost Your Happiness

No matter where you live, careful design can turn your space into a sanctuary. Elements like room layout, sounds from the street, even the color of your throw pillows come together to determine the character of your home. And that includes much more than looks—design influences your mental and physical health in surprising ways every day.

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The Best Septic Safe Household Cleaning Products

Household septic systems are something we don’t think about until there is a problem. And when there is a problem, it is usually an expensive and messy one. More than 25 percent of the homes in the United States use a septic system to process household plumbing waste.

Keeping Your Truck Clean for Health and Wellness

Your truck is your home away from home and it is important to keep it clean for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, you spend a lot of time in the truck, having a clean and tidy work and sleep area will help you feel better and make it a lot easier to stay organized in this cramped space.

Antibacterial Soap? You Can Skip It, Use Plain Soap and Water

When you buy soaps and body washes, do you reach for products labeled “antibacterial” hoping they’ll keep your family safer? Do you think those products will lower your risk of getting sick, spreading germs or being infected?

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