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A Trusted Regina Air Conditioning and Furnace experts share a tip on Basement Flooding

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.

Here they share a tip on Basement flooding

Basement Flooding due to sewer backup is an all too frequent occurrence in certain areas during heavy rainstorms. Many people are not aware that they can modify the plumbing in their houses to help prevent sewage from entering their basements. Three different approaches are common and the one you choose depends on the piping layout of your house.

Determine what plumbing arrangement your home has:  

In the most basic type of basement plumbing, the basement drains are joined directly to the sewer pipe before it leaves the house. This plumbing is found in many older homes with basements and no sump pumps. Both sewage and footing drain water enter the sanitary sewer. Excessive footing drain flow from a residence may or may not cause flooding in that particular home. The footing drain flow contributes to any sewer or basement flooding that may occur. Your home may also have one of the fol lowing basement plumbing enhancements. Whatever your current plumbing arrangement, there usually are further steps that can be taken to prevent basement flooding. 

Upgrade #1: Add a Sump Pump  

A sump pump is needed as part of any corrective measure. The sump pump removes the footing drain water from around the basement wall and discharges it to the surface of the ground, a ditch, or a storm sewer, depending on the surface grading around the house. Many communities require that new homes include sump pumps. Sump pumps can discharge to the sewer system, or directly to the outside. 

To protect a basement from flooding due to sewer backup, the plumbing fixtures and floor drain in the basement also need to be protected. 

Upgrade #2: Add a Sump Pump and Valves 

If a sump pump is not sufficient, a check valve and a shut-off valve can be installed to provide a good measure of protection from basement flooding. These valves can isolate the house plumbing from the public sewer in the street. The check valve includes a flapper that shuts when water level in the public sewer is high enough to flow back into the house. The shut-off valve can be manually closed as an added measure of protection. The shut-off valve will also need to be closed if debris becomes lodged in the check valve preventing its full closure. 

The homeowner will need to discontinue or, at least, sharply curtail the use of the sanitary facilities while the potential for flooding exists. During this time, showers, the clothes washer, and dishwasher cannot be used.


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! 


                                                         

Invisible Fence your Trusted Regina pet fencing solution experts share a tip on their Invisible Fences

Invisible Fence® Brand systems Saskatchewan are invisible boundary systems for your yard and home! It keeps your pet out of harm's way and prevents unwanted behaviors throughout your home and yard. The systems are safe, humane, and highly recommended by Veterinarians, Behaviorists, and pet experts.

Over the last 40 years, they have helped more than two million pets and their owners lead safe and harmonious lives together, and their exclusive training program allows dogs and cats to learn their boundaries without fear, distress, or behavioral harm. Their proven P.E.T. Approach™ training method ensures the success of their products every time, with any pet, and in every household. The result? An unparalleled success rating (over 99%) and the most effective solutions in the industry! Freedom and convenience for you & your pet...and the system has a lifetime warranty. That’s an OWNERS lifetime warranty!

Invisible Fence Saskatchewan are Trusted Regina Pet fencing solution experts!

Here they share a tip on their Invisible Fences:

 

 

 

Recommended by vets and installed by professionals, our customizable solutions will keep your pet happy and out of harm’s way in your home and yard.

Your pets are family to us too. That's why our pet specialists are certified in our renowned Perfect Start™ Plus Pet Training methods.

  • Proven, trusted experience
  • 99.5% success rate
  • Professional installation
  • Certified training programs
  • In-home® & outdoor solutions
  • Create safe areas & protect furniture, landscaping
  • Works with all breeds, sizes, ages, temperaments

 

 

Find Invisible Fence online at http://saskatchewan.invisiblefence.com/your-local-dealer/home and in the Regina Vets and Pets Catagory on the Saskatoon DIRECTORY of Excellence...they are your Saskatoon Pet Fencing Solution Experts!

 

 

Reed Security a Trusted Regina Alarm and Security Expert CONSUMER WARNING: Just Say NO To AGGRESSIVE Door to Door Salespeople

Reed Security believes when you become a client you will be entering into a relationship – one they want to grow and become long term...they work hard to meet all your Regina Alarm & security needs from day one!

Here they share CONSUMER WARNING: Just Say NO To AGGRESSIVE Door to Door Salespeople:


 

 

Consumer tips:

1. Security Systems are Never FREE and are not worth $1500.

2. ALWAYS get 3 quotes.

3. DO NOT install the system within a few hours of signing up. Give yourself some time to do some research.

 

Consumer Warning:

It's that time of year when you will be getting pressured by door to door salespeople. They would like to sign you up to "limited time offer" that expires "right away". And before you know you know it you're on the hook for thousands of dollars. (This happens several thousand times each year).

For more information do a Google Search and type "Alarm Door to Door". Thousands of people have been duped.

The Pressure:

  • Sales person won't leave even when you tell them to "Leave"
  • Sales person won't leave when you tell them "No Thanks"
  • Sales person won't leave when you say "I Already Have Your Products or Service"
  • Sales person name drops the name of your neighbor and makes it sound like "they signed up" or "they bought one" or "they referred me to you"
  • Sales person comes to the house more than once

 

 

The Solutions:

1. Put Up Your Hand and "Say NO". Immediately close the door and the sales person will eventually leave.

2. Tell them "You are Trespassing" and that you will call the BBB Better Business Bureau, Consumer Protection Branch and the Police if they do not leave.

3. Always Get 3 Quotes for whatever you consider purchasing. This gives you the time to gather information and to check if the "deal" being presented to you is the best option.

4. Never Accept Quick Delivery of a product or service. This gives you a cooling off period and more time to gather facts.

5. If you did proceed with the offer You Have 10 Days to Change Your Mind and CANCEL (and get a full refund). It's the Law in Saskatchewan.

6. Don't Forget - You may already be in a contract for the products or services being offered to you.

 

If you would like more information on how Reed Security can help you or customize a security solution for you Click Here
 

Find Reed Security online at www.reedsecurity.com or check out their listing here in the REGINA ALARM & SECURITY Category on the REGINA directory of excellence. Virgil Reed and his team are YOUR Trusted commercial security experts!

 

 

Wheatland Fireplace your Trusted Regina BBQ Store share 5 Tips For Designing Your Outdoor Kitchen

Your first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace showroom will help you understand why Wheatland Fireplace has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted Regina.  

This really is where your REGINA Outdoor living and appliance and Fireplace dreams meet in spectacular surroundings! Wheatland Fireplace REGINA is a TRUSTED Saskatchewan company that sells products that make your life better. Wheatland Fireplace services and installs their high-quality fireplaces, barbecues (bbq), grills and smokers from industry leading manufacturers. They love their customers and as a result,their customers love and TRUST them. Wheatland Fireplace are your Exclusive Trusted REGINA FIREPLACE and Appliance store and they are Trusted REGINA OUTDOOR LIVING & RECREATION Experts. 

Here they share 5 Tips For Designing Your Outdoor Kitchen:

Designing the perfect outdoor kitchen is a lot like designing the perfect indoor kitchen. There are, however, a few additional thoughts that need to be considered before the putting your design into construction.

 

Where is the smoke going to go?

Saber Grills, as with most grills today, vent out the back of the grill when the lid is closed. Not all grilling is done with the lid closed, but enough is done that it is important to consider the placement of the grill. In what direction does the wind blow? This just might be one of the most overlooked variables in outdoor kitchen designs by both professional and DIYers. Try to figure out which direction the wind blows, most often, to avoid having your guests move because they are being smoked out. Or, will the smoke from the grill blow towards open windows in your house? You cannot always avoid the smoke, but with a little careful consideration you can limit the discomfort the smoke can cause. Also, if your outdoor kitchen is under a patio roof or other solid cover do your best to push the back of the grill as close as possible to the edge of the roof line to allow the smoke to escape.

One alternative is an outdoor kitchen venting or hood system. If your design just will not allow for the best case grill placement, there are great outdoor venting systems, just as there are in your house, to help make the smoke go away.

Side Burners

The side burner just might be one of the most under-utilized appliances in your outdoor kitchen. Choosing the right side burner for your outdoor kitchen will make your outdoor cooking experience even more enjoyable than it already is. When deciding if a side burner is a necessary addition to your outdoor kitchen, don’t just think about what you’ve cooked on the side burner in the past, instead think about what you can cook on it that you don’t. A good side burner will allow you stir-fry your veggies in a wok, or how about some fajitas on a cast iron griddle?

The side burner isn’t just for warming up the beans or cooking ears of corn. How about breakfast outdoors? The side burner is perfect for cooking bacon, eggs and pancakes outside. During the summer months, why not take more meal preparation outside? The side-burner will allow you to do that. Or the next time you’re planning fried chicken or catfish, do the smelly frying outside in your outdoor kitchen and save everyone from knowing what your cooked two days earlier.

 

Stay Out Of My Space

Bigger isn’t always better. But when designing your outdoor kitchen, the amount of space needed to keep the guests, host/hostess and most importantly, the grill master, comfortable and happy is critical. Where you place the outdoor cooking appliances will make all the difference in the world.

For example, as discussed above, why you included an outdoor refrigerator to your kitchen is an important consideration. If the main purpose is to hold drinks for your guests, then make sure the refrigerator is placed towards the ends of the island and not directly next to the grill. Not having the refrigerator near the grill will help keep the active hands of children away from the hot grill. Proper placement of the appliances will also help to keep the grill master in control of his/her space.

Refrigerators

When deciding if a built-in refrigerator is necessary in your outdoor kitchen think about what, exactly, you are planning to use it for. If you are planning on keeping a few drinks for both kids and adults as its main use, maybe using a decorative patio ice cooler makes more sense. A slide out insulated drawer is an option, as is a counter top ice cooler. If the plan is to use the refrigerator to store perishable foods or side dishes before serving, then the refrigerator makes sense.

Outdoor kitchen refrigerators can vary in price from a couple of hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. The purpose of having an outdoor kitchen refrigerator needs to be one of the major considerations when thinking about outdoor kitchen design. Pay close attention to whether your refrigerator is outdoor rated.

 

Trash and Recycling 

Consider a slide out for both trash and recyclables. Having built-in containers makes for a cleaner look and keeps stand-alone trash cans from cluttering up walk ways and the space inside the kitchen. 

 

Visit the Wheatland Fireplace' showroom at or see their listing in the REGINA OUTDOOR LIVING & RECREATION and in the REGINA Home appliance & fireplace category. They are your Trusted REGINA FIREPLACE Experts! 

 

 

Trusted Regina Spa answers some great questions - Part 3

Trusted Regina Spa 

Great questions - Part 3:

Q: Kim Korktie Hartsook: Is it important to use skin care products from the same line or can you mix and match from different product lines?

 

A: The important thing is that you are indeed following a home care regimen for your skin! The strength and active ingredients in professional products can differ, therefore I would not suggest combining products without consulting a professional first. Some ingredients may counteract each other and hinder the purpose of the product. Some could even cause adverse reactions. Your skin care professional will generally suggest using a home care regimen from one particular line to ensure the best results are achieved.

 

 

 

Q: Marjorie Smith: If my babysitter cancels, is it taboo to bring my baby along while I get spa services?

 

A: Although some spas may be set up to allow proper space for mom and baby, I do not suggest it. Spa time is generally a very precious time for mothers (or fathers) to enjoy some time away from their little people. To maintain the tranquil, calming experience a spa is designed to offer all of its guests, many spas have restrictions for babies or small children. Having children in the spa could also be a safety concern. Most spas house hot wax, sterilizing and disinfecting chemicals, sharp medical instruments, and even unsupervised pool areas. To experience the best spa visit you can, I definitely suggest finding a helpful sitter and enjoying your relaxation time in peace and quiet! After all…don’t busy moms deserve a little me time too?

 

 

Q: Sonja Jan: Am I supposed to be naked for a massage and will the massage therapist be there when I undress?

 

A: Every massage therapist may differ from spa to spa, however, the comfort of their client should always be of the utmost importance. I suggest requesting a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) to ensure your service provider is qualified and professional.  Gnerally, your therapist will step out of the room for your privacy while you undress and make yourself comfortable on the treatment table. You may choose to undress fully or keep undergarments on if this makes you more comfortable. Your therapist should always knock upon re-entering the room to perform your massage and will continue to keep you draped appropriately through your treatment to avoid any discomfort. Following your treatment, your therapist will leave the room for you to re-dress and enter only when you have completed.

 

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