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Planning your spring BBQ or playoff hockey parties takes time, organization and knowing the right ways to get stuff done will make the difference between getting overly stressed and making it the best party ever. Alcohol, beer and liquor delivery has been a great service in Ottawa for some time now and it’s for good reason. Our lives are so busy and the hours we work and our commitments don’t always line up with the hours the Beer Store, LCBO or other alcohol retailers and with a provincial monopoly there are definitely not a lot of other options.  Add in the fact that you probably have a lot of other errands to run on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening and hitting the Beer Store by 6PM or 9PM can be almost impossible.

Calling an established alcohol delivery service in Ottawa is definitely the best option for cutting down on your list of errands prior to any type of party or get together your hosting. Knowing what type of alcohol and the quantity you need in advance will be helpful. You can usually call, let them know and you’ll have it delivered whenever is most convenient to you – usually right away or when you get home from work.

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Either way, you should always verify the full cost of your alcohol including delivery charge before getting it delivered. Many shady beer delivery services may have a per-item surcharge past a certain amount which can really make the premium you pay questionable. Ideally find a company that can get your beer and liquor to you ASAP and with a flat rate that is reasonable.

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One of the most common issues that will force you into a laptop upgrade whether you like it or not is a cracked, broken or malfunctioning screen. Given the price drop over the past few years, dependable laptops for surfing the net as well as basic word processing functions can be had for as little as $300-350 most people will simply buy a new machine and just move on if they break a screen or run into any major hardware issues like charging ports or screen hinges. What they may not know though, is that replacing an LCD screen on your two year old laptop is actually more affordable and convenient than you may think.

Finding A PC Repair Shop Here In Brampton, ON

Most PC repair shops here in Brampton keep a healthy stock of 14-17″ laptop replacement screens and despite what you might think most of these parts are not very expensive and usually OEM. This basically means that the 15″ display on my Acer laptop is the same hardware that can be found on your HP laptop so finding specific parts is not quite as hard. Furthermore, installation is relatively straight forward so you don’t have to be without your laptop for long – usually a few hours depending on which shop you bring it to and how busy they are with other customer’s jobs.

Don’t bring your broken laptop to us or just anyone in Brampton though – thorough online research can save you time and weed out the potentially shady businesses who you should probably avoid. Just like looking at Yelp reviews before going to a restaurant, looking online for past customer experiences can give you peace of mind and ultimately avoid a painfully inconvenient experience. In terms of pricing, we always recommend checking out eBay or give us a call for the pricing of your specific laptop repair just so you have a general idea of how much the parts themselves cost. Of course you can always buy the parts yourself and find a tutorial online – many people have done this successfully and saved themselves the price and time involved in the labour. However if you want the convenience of a warranty and professional laptop repair technicians working on your machine go ahead and call up your local Brampton computer repair shop. Add to this that your service and parts are covered by a full warranty in most cases, and the obvious decision is to stay local and get the job done quicker.

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A broken iPhone screen is the stark reality for anyone that is or has been a daily user of their smartphone and finding a solution can not only be confusing but expensive. There are several options and this post will hopefully educate you on the pros and cons of each. We’ll also look into other iPhone hardware issues that commonly occur and how to solve those as well.

Local Ottawa iPhone Screen Repair Options

In terms of a broken or cracked LCD, you’re going to need the same solutions – an entirely new front display. You have two options in the market as of now, and that is third party repair or the official Apple Retail store.  The differences are that often times the people at Apple cannot replace the screen itself and will often just sell you a refurbished phone. When you consider that third party repair options are often under $100 and don’t require a brand new phone and the inconvenience of moving all your data over. Of course on the other side of the coin there are many shady iPhone and iPad repair businesses who will install lower quality parts which may break faster and cost you more in the long run. The decision is up to you, but do consider that most non-Apple screen repairs can be done in as little as one hour, or even on-site for an additional fee which can be quite convenient for those that need their phone fixed as soon as possible.

Other issues that are best fixed by a trusted local iPhone repair business in Ottawa include dead batteries, charging issues, water damage and even sticky buttons. If your home or power button is requiring you to hold it down several times to get a response – end the frustration and just get it fixed. These are generally pretty easy repairs to complete if the local business you choose has an experienced technician on hand.

Probably the least straight forward repair process your phone can need to go through is water damage. Often time’s people kill their chances by turning the phone on and off which can cause the circuits to fry. Our technicians recommend turning the phone off, keeping it off and bringing it to your local iPhone repair business for a quick dry out. This is the best way to maximize your chances of getting your device and data recovered.

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If it’s happened to you, you likely know the scary feeling of dropping your iPhone in water and thinking your totally screwed. Whether it’s slipped into the toilet or you jumped into the lake without checking your pockets, there are a few different solutions to the problem, however none that are 100% foolproof. Firstly, it’s important to realize that water itself is not the problem, more so the corrosion it causes to internal hardware components. So our first tip is to definitely turn off the device before those drops of water makes it to the logic board, headphone jack or any other electronic component.

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Secondly, you may have heard of the old bag of rice trick people are using to get their phones dried out. The premise is that placing your iPhone in a bag of rice will allow the rice to soak up all the excessive moisture and make it more likely that your phone will turn on. The flip side of this is that small grains of rice can easily get lodged in external components such as charging or headphone ports whicha can cause even more problems down the road. We recommend that if you do this you fill in the smaller areas with charging cables or earbuds so nothing gets lodged in there. Visit our website for more pricing details on getting your iPhone fixed today.

In terms of the next step, there is little that you can do from home without taking apart the phone, so we recommend taking it to a professional iPhone repair business in Winnipeg. What these technicians will usually do is take apart the phone entirely a dry out each component individually. If there is any specific area that has excessive damage. Depending on how much exposure your phone had to water, this is usually either the battery or LCD digitizer. Luckily, these are pretty easy to replace and most businesses in this area do dozens a day. The only area that cannot get wet and is essentially fatal to your phone is the actual main board. If this is damaged, you’re better off getting a new phone, as a new logic board is pretty expensive and unreasonable.


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Tax time is one of the most stressful times of the year for Ottawa residents, whether you are a student and excited about getting a little bit of a refund, or you’ve experienced the biggest growth in your business yet and are feeling anxiety over how much you’ll have to remit to the government we all feel the pressure. Most people will end up handing over a random assortment of receipts and other financial records over to a halfway experienced part-time Ottawa accounting franchise. This may have been suitable when you were a student and making almost no money, but for young professionals or new business owners trying to establish themselves one small error can make a big dent on your earning potential. CRA punishes filing errors severely and it’s definitely something you want to avoid.

Hiring a dedicated accountant is the easiest way to leverage your own time and keep your focus on other aspects of your business. Retaining one on a monthly basis is our best recommendation as it’s best to keep your bookkeeping records and needs handled and dealt with as they arise. This is much more affordable and efficient than dumping boxes of receipts on a stressed out accountant in the midst of him dealing with a dozen other business clients.This ensures that when the rush of other clients come running you have your spot locked in with your Ottawa bookkeeping service and they have the previous 11 months of your records so they can expedite your filing with the CRA and depending on your situation, some will offer an instant tax refund.

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Additionally, keeping your local Ottawa bookkeeping firm on board the entire year will help you expand your business effectively. Not only can they advise you on the best way to get the most tax deductions possible, but if you are in a position to invest or exapand your offering the tax implications can be explained in detail.


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Breaking any part of your iPhone, whether it be the back casing, screen, or even any of the ports (headphone or charging), can seem like a hopeless situation. Many people would instantly assume their phone is broken beyond repair, or even shell out hundreds and ship their phone off to Apple’s factories overseas, however this is not always the case.

With the popularity of iPhone’s, many hobbyists have taken time to de-assemble the device, and as such have learned how to repair basic hardware components. While having a supposedly random person repair your phone off the internet may seem sketchy, it isn’t as risky as some may think. You can find reputable Edmonton iphone repair specialists through popular sites such as Kijiji and Craigslist. The key however, is to do your due diligence and make sure whoever you do business with is professional, has recent references as to their mechanical ability, and a post-repair warranty. Most professional repair centres that have been around for several years and offer a lifetime guarantee on their repairs (or at the very least, 90 days). You’ll also want to either meet the iPhone repair specialist in either a well known public space like a coffee shop, or better yet their own location. Once the device has been repaired, be sure to get the guarantee in writing, and a specific receipt showing the services rendered and amount paid.

Lastly, but not least of importance it is critical to understand what parts of the broken iPhone can be replaced, and what parts cannot. Here is a quick rundown;

  • Front screen (glass overtop LCD, and the LCD itself)
  • Back casing (aftermarket, chrome/coloured cases can be swapped out easily)
  • Battery (easiest replacement ever, if your phone does not hold it’s charge, get this done to solve that).
  • Charging port (if your pins are bent or out of place, this can easily be replaced inexpensively)

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If you are in the market for any type of moderately sized construction job, whether it be your basement, kitchen, bathroom or even a landscaping overhaul you definitely need to check out edmonton construction contractors. These gentlemen offer quite an array of professional construction solutions tailored to the average Edmonton resident. For example if you want your basement transformed into a mancave, you can call up your bros and get in finished over the course of a couple months, missing tons of Oilers games, or you can hire the best edmonton home builders and get the job done for a bit more, but in a fraction of the time it would normally take.

When compared to doing the job yourself you are saving quite a bit of cash and not to mention limiting your liability. Edmonton residential contractors always have full liability insurance, so if someone hits their thumb with a hammer in your basement, its never your fault – how cool is that?

If you need any further information, feel free to check this website out


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iPhone repair providers have already been created to assist you fix your iPhone when it smashes or failures. Lacking to cover the price of the completely new unit is a lifestyle saver for many and allows your existing unit to be kept by you in immaculate state. If you evaluate the purchase price of fixing your present unit from the expense of purchasing a brand new one, you’ll discover that you can conserve almost 100 bucks even if the harm for the system is considerable.

iPhones are extremely costly items but even the finest digital systems can not endure continuing exploitation. You require to comprehend that you have alternatives accessible, if some thing is going incorrect together with your iPhone. The numerous fix stores accessible on the web nowadays might assist your unit to be got by you right back to 100% performance. Fixing your iPhone may conserve a great deal to you of cash and assist you get your iPhone back to its first situation. Several repair facilities actually provide a guarantee using their function. The repair specialists are generally consistently favorable, useful, and accessible to correct your iPhone regardless of when it smashes. You may rely on repair stores which have been operating for a lengthy time to understand how to mend your thing right the first-time and provide you the info and guidance you require to create the greatest choice. Of course, your best choice is always iphone repair ottawa

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Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to freshen up your properties exterior or interior look? Before you splurge on that chic (but horribly expensive) sectional or patio set from Ikea be sure to consider a fresh coat of paint instead. Many think this is the ‘cheap’ way to re-invigorate your house, but house painting can not only be fun if undertaken as part of a weekend project, but also a breeze if you choose the right company.

Whether you want a bold crimson to convey the passion of certain rooms of your house, or a subtle neutral tone that will last for years to come and allow more flexibility in terms of interior design, house painters Edmonton are prepared to advise you on the best colour and paint type. With literally hundreds of thousands to choose from, be sure to consult a professional so you can at least get an alternate opinion.

Depending on your budget you may want to get the entire property re-done, or just a high traffic area that’s time has come. Regardless, be sure to do your due diligence and make sure the painters you hire are bonded, insured and come with lots of references. Insurance is especially important because in Alberta you can be held legally responsible for any injuries that occur on your property while there are workers present.

Finally, if you do decide to paint the area yourself, we highly recommend investing in the right supplementary supplies. By that, we mean canvas-poly drops (not the plastic stuff, that can get slippery), as well as mole hair brushes (they last longer and result in a more even brush stroke), and finally, a quality paint that will not require multiple coats. Acrylic paints are best known for this, and while they can have a strong scent, you’ll be done faster anyways so don’t worry about it!

Hopefully your painting project goes off without a hitch, and be sure to visit our website for further home improvement tips and videos!

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With spring right around the corner, many in Ottawa are looking forward to getting the salt and muck off their vehicles and outdoor areas in order to enjoy as much sunshine as possible. While the classic bucket of soap and warm water is not necessarily a bad choice, there are several other benefits to pressure washing you may want to consider.


Environmentally Friendly

Unlike other cleaning methods, pressure washing does not rely on harsh and abrasive cleaning chemicals to drive away the salt and dirt left behind from winter. The extreme pressure of the water does this alone, and needs no chemical aids. The effect on the environment is unmistakable – soap and other cleaning agents eventually find their way into the groundwater and can do incredible harm to the species that rely on clean water to live.


Not only is pressure washing a much quicker process than that of scrubbing down each inch of your deck, siding, or vehicle, a pressure washing Ottawa company can be hired relatively inexpensively and have the work done in a fraction of the time it would take someone to rent a machine, learn how to use it and get the job done. Regardless of which option you choose, pressure washing is a time saver all around, no matter what the size and scale of your project.

Level of cleanliness

An industrial pressure washer puts out enough PSI to quickly and effectively blast away dirt and grime, some of which would take multiple attempts to get off when scrubbing with warm water and disinfectant. While using a machine with too high an output of pressure can definitely damage the area your cleaning, this can normally be adjusted by you, or the Ottawa pressure washing company in order to avoid such a problem.


No matter how you choose to clean your deck, vehicle, siding, or patio this spring, be sure to do your due diligence in terms of looking at reviews of local businesses and ask for local references from your neighbors. Check with sites like the BBB to see if there are any recent complaints, or comments that should worry you. Finally, if you are serious about refreshing your property this year, inside and out, consider contacting Ottawa residential painters for a quick and easy quote on any painting job, interior or exterior, small or big.