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Trusted Regina welcomes it's newest partner Regina Plumbing and Heating to the directory of excellence

It is always a pleasure to welcome a new Trusted Regina Air conditioning, Furnace partner to the directory, it is particularly exciting to welcome a partner that has amazing values and stands by their work like Regina Plumbing and Heating does.  


Have you ever asked yourself, what ever happened to good old fashioned service?  

For Regina Plumbing and Heating, providing service like they had in the good ole day's is what they work hard to achieve each and every day. They genuinely believe that customer service is the heart of their business.   Phrases like honesty, accountability, quality and integrity aren't just buzzwords, they are guiding principles at Regina Plumbing and Heating.  It is also what set's them apart and makes them a great Trusted Regina partner.

On top of their amazing service, they also are locally Regina owned, have over 150 years of combined experience and a diverse workforce.   With staff like Jason, Chris, Mike, Ian, Ellie, Brent the boiler whisperer, Ellie the estimator and more,  they have all of the bases covered!  The experience and education list goes on and on with many staff having more than one certification.  Combined they have several Journeyperson certifications including;  Plumbing, Sheet metal, Refrigeration, Commercial plumbing and gas fitters, Boiler tech's and HVAC techs and more.  


Whatever size of job you have from commercial boilers of any size to installing a new heating or air conditioning unit, natural gas upgrade or right down to the tiniest water leak they have the experience and knowledge to get the job done right.

Regina Plumbing and Heating are veteran's in their industry, delivering results based on expert experience, care and proven results is a huge portion of what makes them a great Trusted partner. Let them take you back to old school with quality workmanship and service you can depend on.  Find them on the Trusted Regina directory today under the Regina air Conditioning and Furnaces Category.  Regina Plumbing and Hearting are Trusted Regina Heating and cooling pros 



Full Throttle Furnace & Duct Cleaning Inc. is the proud sponsor of the Regina Humane Society's Pet Therapy Project.

Full Throttle Furnace & Duct Cleaning Inc. is the proud sponsor of the Regina Humane Society's Pet Therapy Project.


When I sat down with owners Clint and Tania Orr and asked them why they chose to sponsor this particular charity they explained:

"We have two rescue dogs and a cat ourselves.  Also all of our staff are animal lovers, one is even a dog trainer.  This provided a great way for us to show support to our staff members, our many pet owner customers, and the community.  Animals are a part of our lives everyday and this sponsorship is just a great fit.  We are so proud to be a part of it."



Now Officially named The Regina Humane Society’s Full Throttle Furnace & Duct Cleaning Inc. Pet Therapy Program.

The program matches community volunteers with homeless animals at the Shelter who then visit senior care homes and

rehabilitation facilities in the City of Regina. The benefits of this program to all involved is immense –

animals benefit from increased social interaction and human contact, seniors and residents benefit both in

terms of physical and mental well-being and volunteers express great personal satisfaction from seeing

firsthand the interactions between all involved. By supporting the Pet Therapy Program, Full Throttle

Furnace & Duct Cleaning Inc. is helping to ensure the great work this program does will continue.

The Pet Therapy Program has been dispelling loneliness and bringing joy for over 25 years. Over 100

committed volunteers complete an average of 450 pet assisted therapy visits each year; involving Shelter

cats, dogs and rabbits specifically selected for their temperament. Forty unique locations including senior

residential facilities and rehabilitation facilities benefit from these day brightening visits.

“The uncomplicated affection and unconditional acceptance a companion animal offers is a wonderful

way to reduce anxiety and ease depression” said Lisa Koch, Executive Director of the RHS. “Studies

show that interaction with animals lowers blood pressure, improves physical and mental health,

and provides a sense of well-being. We’re honored to be able to partner with Full Throttle Furnace &

Duct Cleaning Inc. to ensure this important program continues to be offered at no-cost to the facilities and

residents who benefit from it”.


About Full Throttle Furnace & Duct Cleaning Inc.

Full Throttle Furnace & Duct Cleaning Inc. is proudly owned by a husband and wife team, Clint and Tania

Orr, who truly take pride in building a business built on good old-fashioned customer service. Regina

residents have been letting them into their homes to clean their furnaces, ductwork, air conditioning coils,

air exchangers and dryer vents for more than six years and they say it’s time to start giving back to the

community they love. With a staff full of animal lovers, having two rescue dogs themselves (and a cat),

and understanding the joy the animals bring to the lives of people, they thought this program would be the

perfect fit.


About the Regina Humane Society

The Regina Humane Society is a non-profit registered charity which respectfully serves animals and the

community. Since 1964, the Society has passionately encouraged responsible pet ownership and

humane policies, legislation, and progressive animal welfare programs. We provide clean, healthy and

safe facilities to unwanted, lost, abused and neglected animals. We offer compassionate, professional

and caring adoption, cremation, and animal protection services, and educational and public safety

programs.


Clint Orr, the owner of Full Throttle Furnace and Duct Cleaning is extremely professional and very knowledgeable.  To find out more about them you will find them in the Regina Cleaning service Category.  

Trusted Tip How to hire a local qualified contractor for your Regina home improvement or renovation project.

As homeowners we all wonder what questions to ask a contractor to avoid a potentially horrible situation.  We have all heard  nightmare stories of home renovations gone wrong but how can anyone be sure this wont happen to them?   At Trusted Regina we believe we can help.  Trusted Regina was formed to help the public find local businesses you can TRUST.  In this article we share some of the ways we research businesses to ensure we have the best local contractors.  Giving you peace of mind knowing you have hired someone you can TRUST to do the job right.  

 

Requesting proof of insurance is one of the first steps in searching for a quality and Trusted Regina contractor.  

Are they Insured ? Any good contractor should carry liability and worker’s compensation Insurance this is something you should always require a contractor to have.

Contractor Liability Insurance

This will protect you if a contractor creates damage to your home, neighboring properties or injury to a third party that may occur during the renovation.  Ask to see a Certificate of Insurance; it should state the name and address of the contractor, the amount of general liability, including coverage for bodily injury and property damage, and the effective and expiry dates of the policy as well as the date of issue of the certificate.  Once you know the contractors liability coverage take it to your Insurance provider to ensure you are fully covered during the renovation as a renovation may require you to increase your coverage for a period of time.   

Workers Compensation

Except for single-person companies, Contractors are required by law to pay WCB premiums on behalf of their employees in the event of a workplace injury. Hiring a contractor that is not in compliance makes YOU the homeowner the project manager and liable for ANY injuries occurred during the renovation. Request a letter of good standing to ensure their premiums are paid up.  

Ask for references 

When anyone applies for a job they are required to provide references.  Why should a contractor be any different!  At Trusted we ask for so many references it's borderline obscene... it is A LOT and we call them all!. We don't anticipate you calling the number we do but we do think it is always a good idea to request references and that you call them.  Typed references or letters of recommendation are ok but a voice and a person are always best. 

There are two types of references you should request.

Client References:

Gaining a list of people who have used there service is extremely helpful and an indication of the amount of jobs they have done.  Asking if they did a good job is not always a good indication of the quality of their work and dedication to customer service.  Dig deeper. here are some suggested questions. - How did you find the contractor? how many jobs have they done for you?  Would you hire them again?  Would you recommend them to a family member? Did they finish the job on time?  Did they charge you the price quoted?  We have the 5 Trusted Guarantees and all of our contractors have to uphold them these are only some of the questions we ask. 

Supplier references

Though not always foolproof, supplier references are very important and help give some insight as to weather or not the contractor pays it's suppliers on time.  Which may in turn help you protect yourself from creditor liabilities.  Builders lien's are something you should know about and try to avoid!.  Here is a great article on how to avoid a builders lien.  

Check their online rating and memberships 

Another way to check and see if a contractor is worth hiring it to check sources like Trusted Regina to see if they have been put through a process of ensuring that they are who they claim to be. This is also are a very strong indicator of a company's commitment to professionalism. You should also search to see if any complaints have been made about them online and how they dealt with those complaints.  From time to time mistakes can happen.  But it is how a company deals with those mistakes that can show a great deal about how they would deal with you.  

Experience, education and certification 

Trade licencing requirements 

A contractor should easily be able to tell you how long they have been in business and have a valid business licence.  Beyond that there are other things you should ask.  Depending on the type of work you want done there are licencing requirements for different trades in Saskatchewan.  Ensuring that each trade has the proper licencing can prevent major issues down the line.  In Saskatchewan there are four compulsory apprenticeship trades. Electrician, Plumber, Refrigeration Mechanic and Sheet Metal Worker. To work in a compulsory apprenticeship trade you must have a journey person certificate or be registered as an apprentice with the SATCC. If one of the trades your contractor has working on your project claims to be a professional in this area ask for their certification. 

Ask for Examples of their work

Most contractors have tons of images of work they have done in the past.  See examples of their work can give you a good indication of the type of work they can do.  We do caution you however that sometimes that though they may be very lovely images you can't always be sure of the quality of the underlying work!

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We hope this article helps you find the right contractor for your renovation project. We always hope you choose one of our Trusted Regina Contractors for any of your projects.   

If you are looking for more information about hiring a contractor we have several other articles that can help steer you in the right direction.




Universal Plumbing and Heating a Trusted Regina Heating professional shares a tip on sink drain smell

Colin and Jason, the owners of Universal Plumbing and Heating Inc are proud to call Regina, Saskatchewan home, and they really pride themselves on offering the best possible customer service experience! The Canadian HVAC industry is notorious for bad service, and the guys at Universal started their company with the intention to do everything possible to create a good, solid reputation! They are in demand from both home owners and home builders alike.

Universal Pluming & Heating Inc are Trusted Regina Air Conditioning & Furnace professionals.

How to get rid of sink drain smell?

One question I have been asked a lot in the past few weeks.

My bathroom sink smells like really musty water, and the stink only happens when the water is running. But the water itself doesn’t smell. The sink doesn’t appear to be clogged.

                                                


The only thing that has worked temporarily is pouring bleach down it.  

  • Take out the drain plug or stopper and look down the drain pipe for gunk.  Clean it out with a coat hanger if possible. 
  • Pour bleach down the drain and overflow to kill anything growing in there.

                                             

  • Get a large bowl or bucket. Fill it with water. Quickly pour all the water down the drain. at once. The goal is to fill the basin and displace all/any water in the overflow drain and trap. Sometimes there can be nasty things in there that float so they don’t go through the trap, and this forces them out the drain pipe.  
                                                           

Try these steps if smell persists all the time you may need to call a professional. You could have a venting issue that will have to be repaired by a qualified plumber.

If you are looking for Air conditioning and Furnace contractors you can trust in Regina, look no further than Universal Plumbing & Heating Inc. Call them today to book your service call or install! 


                                                         

Universal Plumbing and Heating a Trusted Regina Heating professional shares a tip about furnace maintenance.

Colin and Jason, the owners of Universal Plumbing and Heating Inc are proud to call Regina, Saskatchewan home, and they really pride themselves on offering the best possible customer service experience! The Canadian HVAC industry is notorious for bad service, and the guys at Universal started their company with the intention to do everything possible to create a good, solid reputation! They are in demand from both home owners and home builders alike.

Universal Pluming & Heating Inc are Trusted Regina Air Conditioning & Furnace professionals.

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