Posts Tagged: condo maintenance

Should I Buy a Nest Thermostat?
Should I Buy a Nest Thermostat?

Should I Buy a Nest Thermostat?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s trendy, it’s sleek, it uses wifi and it could be yours. It’s a Nest Thermostat. Should you get one? MyFirstCondo received a complimentary third generation version to review, so we thought we’d put it to the test. If you’ve recently bought a condo, you’ve likely seen the Nest Thermostat touted in home listings. Its…
Freeze-Proofing Your Condo
Freeze-Proofing Your Condo

Freeze-Proofing Your Condo

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s still winter and the Alberta Clipper and the Polar Vortex have not yet retired for the year. Protecting your condo’s pipes from freezing should be still on the top of your mind when another cold snap hits.  In the northern areas of the country, we can still get freezing nights in early May! Burst…
All About Roofs: An Infographic
All About Roofs: An Infographic

All About Roofs: An Infographic

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored post Your roof. It’s arguably the most important structure of any home.  Every condo owner should know some basic facts about roofs in order to understand if a problem might be developing that needs attention. Did you know that a standard roof is made from up of 13 different components? The first word, or…
Spring Condo Indoor and Outdoor Maintenance Checklist
Spring Condo Indoor and Outdoor Maintenance Checklist

Spring Condo Indoor and Outdoor Maintenance Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Ahhh, the sunshine and fresh air of spring are returning! With all your new-found pizazz and energy, there are a few things you can do around your condo that will freshen up the place, maintain it after the winter season, and prepare it for the coming warm months. INDOOR Aerate your indoor spaces! Open as many windows and doors…
5 Renovations You Should Never Try to DIY
5 Renovations You Should Never Try to DIY

5 Renovations You Should Never Try to DIY

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you consider yourself handy around the house or you’ve just got a weekend free, a DIY project to spruce up your condo can be a creative and profitable use of your spare time. Unfortunately, not all renovations are DIY. Below are five such projects that qualify as too tricky, too dangerous or both. 1. Demolition It might…