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CLEANING SUPPLIES Trusted Expert gives us a Great TRUSTED TIP

How much do you know about the cleaning products you use in your home every day? With a growing trend of all sorts of products making "green" claims, it is now harder than ever to be sure you are making the best choice. 

Magic Melt is truly a Magical Product!!

If you haven't tried it out yet ... then what are you waiting for? Magic Melt is an absolutely fabulous ice melter unlike most you'll ever see on the store shelf! This product can be spread with a shaker bottle or a fertilizer spreader to ensure the product covers evenly. You use a third of what you would normally use for other products you buy retail. Anything more is a waste! Shovel your walk or driveway as normal. Then sprinkle Magic Melt on any areas with a snow buildup or icey areas. Keep it light - you don't need much!

IN fact ONE kernel of Magic Melt will melt up to 300 times it's size in snow or ice! What happens is when it connects with ice or snow it creates a reaction that produces heat! This heat is very fast and hot. It melts away even the most stubborn ice situations. Heavier ice build ups may require an additional application. What you will really like is that the water created by the melt will not last long and it's gone - it does not refreeze and leave you another future ice patch to slip and fall on. And it leaves an invisible film on your driveway or walk that makes shovelling even easier after the next snowfall!

It also helps prevent blowing snow from sticking as well. And one of the best things is that when applied correctly it all disappears with the snow and ice! Nothing left to track into your home or business!! And it works to -40 degrees - just what we need for Saskatchewan winters!! Most other products only work to -20 or -30! Magic Melt can be applied to all concrete surfaces without worry of damaging your concrete when used properly. Most rock salt and ice melt products can leave your concrete pitted and ugly. After a couple of years crumbling and an ice sore resulting in costly repairs or replacement. They also risk major damage to nearby vegetation or will kill nearby grass and shrubs. Magic Melt contains some extra help to promote regrowth of nearby vegetation so even if you over apply there is very little risk to vegetation. And it is very pet friendly!! Unlike rock salts that can burn or damage paws ... Give it a try for yourself and tell us if you don't agree that Magic Melt is the best ice melt product you have ever tried!

 

 

 

 

Find  our TRUSTED SASKATOON CLEANING SERVICES  EXPERTS or go to their listing here on www.trustedsaskatoon.com ..THE Saskatoon directory of excellence. They are YOUR Trusted experts right here in Saskatoon!

Trusted SASKATOON PAINTING CONTRACTOR provides a Trusted Tip on what to expect from a Professional Painting Contractor

 
7 Things to Look for in a Quality House Paint Job
You often hear when you're told how to find the right painting contractor to ask about the quality of the contractor's work. The definition of quality can be somewhat subjective. Yet, there are definite parameters that define whether you received a quality house paint job or not. You should be familiar with these seven things before you hire a painting contractor.
Paint Quality Tip #1-Proper Protection from Paint
In most cases, a painting contractor isn't working with an empty house. If the painting contractor is going to be working inside your home, you want to be assured that your furniture and floors don't end up with paint all over them. You also don't want paint on light fixtures and doorknobs. You want paint to be where it belongs and nowhere else.
Paint Quality Tip #2-Proper Pre-Paint Preparation
A paint job will not last if proper pre-paint preparation techniques are not used. Things like silicone, wax, polish, grease and dirt will prevent the paint from adhering properly. Things might look okay for a short while, but when bad weather arrives, it becomes apparent that pre-paint preparation was sloppy. Before new paint can be applied, it's important that all dirt and grime, mold and mildew and chalking or peeling paint be removed. This is important whether the painting is in the interior of the home or on the exterior.
Paint Quality Tip #3-Caulking
You have the right to expect a painting contractor to caulk holes, window frames and other trim areas that typically require caulking. One of the goals of painting your home is to protect it from the environment. Caulking prevents water from seeping in behind trim and causing extensive damage. On the inside of the home, caulking eliminates the home many bugs would like to make behind your trim work or cabinets. Caulking is all part of doing a quality job both inside and out.
Paint Quality Tip #4-Clean Lines between Separate Paint Colors.
We've all seen painting jobs where the junction between the ceiling and the walls looks messy because color from the walls slopped up onto the ceiling. No professional should walk away from a paint job where the lines between ceiling and trim, or ceiling and wall aren't straight and clean.
Paint Quality Tip #5 - Neat Painting Around Windows, Doors and Trim.
A painter who does quality work spends time masking. You have the right to expect windows without paint on them. If you use a different color to frame the trim around your windows and doors, you have the right to expect that color to only appear on the trim. You should never have paint on doorknobs or hinges either. Only amateur painters fail to mask these typical door features. The same goes for light and electrical fixtures.
Paint Quality Tip #6 - No Drips
A professional never leaves a drip running down the wall. Any drips should be sanded down then retouched with another coat of paint.
Paint Quality Tip #7 - Even Coverage
The color of the paint should be consistent and even everywhere. You shouldn't see any evidence of a previous color showing through. If it takes three coats of paint in some areas to accomplish this goal, that's the responsibility of a professional painter. To ensure you're happy with the level of coverage, you want to inspect the paint job under bright light. Daylight is usually the best, but bright artificial lighting is also useful. If you can inspect the paint job under both conditions, it's a good idea before you pay that contractor.
Now that you know what to look for in a quality house paint job, you can use these tips as a checklist.....
 
 
 
 
 

Reed Security our Alarm & Security Sytems expert provides a TRUSTED TIP on Home Security Tips for the Holidays

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 Alarm & security needs from day one!

Home Security Tips for the Holidays

1. Use Common Sense.

• If you lose a key, get the locks changed.

• Ask all strangers for identification.

• Never hide an extra key outdoors - especially underneath a mat or on top of a light fixture. This is the first place the bad guys look. Leave an extra house key with a friend or a neighbor.

2. Make it Difficult.

• Door chains are easy to bypass. Install deadbolts.

• Install a stopper or stick on all sliding doors and windows.

• Install window bars on all basement windows.

• Install exterior motion lights.

3. Break-in's Occur When You Are Away.

• Make sure all doors and windows are properly locked.

• Keep your premises well lit at night. Install timers that turn lights on at different times. This gives the appearance that someone is home.

• Test your alarm system regularly.

• Make sure your alarm is Armed when you leave.

• Consider installing alarm.com by Reed Security.

• If you are travelling, have someone look after things such as collecting your mail and newspapers, cutting your lawn and shoveling your driveway.

• Advise our Rapid Response Monitoring Station you will be away.

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

 

Trusted Saskatoon Real Estate experts TRUSTED TIP on Avoiding Common Buyer Errors

A TRUSTED Saskatoon Real Estate TIP   

Avoid Common Buyer Errors

Shopping for a new home is an emotional experience. It is, however, also a business transaction, and must be treated as such. Three of the most devastating things that can go wrong are:

• Paying too much

• Losing a dream home to another buyer

• Buying the wrong home

When you have a systematic plan before you shop, you’ll be sure to avoid these costly errors. Here are some tips on making the most of your home purchase:

Get the information you need

What price do you offer a seller?Is the seller’s asking price too high? Is it a deal?Your own research is important, as is the assistance of a Realtor®. A professional Realtor® can offer an unbiased opinion on the value of a home, based on many factors and a great deal of information. Without knowledge of the market, your offer could be too much. Or worse, you could miss out on a great buying opportunity. Hire the right person and trust that person to represent your interests.

Buy YOUR home

What do you need and want in a home? Sounds simple, but clearly identifying your needs and bringing an objective view to home shopping leaves you in a much better position. How much space do you really need? Too small and you may feel like you live in constant clutter. Too big and maintenance may become too daunting. Outline all of your priorities, and work on finding not just a great home, but a great home for you.

Check the title

 Before you sign any document, be sure the property you are considering is free of all encumbrances. As a part of his or her services, a Realtor® can supply you with a copy of the title to ensure there are no liens, debts, undisclosed owners, leases or easements against the title.

Update the survey

Before the purchase is completed, an updated survey is essential. This report will indicate boundaries and structural changes (additions to the house, a new swimming pool, neighbor’s new fence which is extending a boundary line, etc.), and will guarantee that you are indeed getting what you pay for.

Minimize the unexpected

For $300 - $500, a professional inspector will conduct a thorough inspection of the home. Their expertise can mean the difference between uncovering major flaws before or after you own a home. Make the final contract subject to the report’s findings.

Get pre-approved

It only takes a few days to get financing pre-approval. When you are shopping for a home, this gives you more power. A seller is more likely to consider an offer from a serious buyer.

Remember additional costs

Besides the funds for the purchase of a home, you’ll need funds for items such as loan fees, insurance, legal fees, surveys, inspections, etc.

Take a deep breath

Before you sign, ensure that all documentation clearly reflects your understanding and conditions of the transaction.

Has anything been forgotten?

Don’t rush. You could lose money, financing, or even the sale if you attempt to push things through too hastily.

Check out Trusted Saskatoon Realtors  listings here in the SASKATOON REAL ESTATE Category on THE Saskatoon directory of excellence. 

 

 

Trusted Health Expert provides a TRUSTED TIP on Costa Rica medical tourism

 

Costa Rica An Abundance of Beauty and Cutting Edge Medical Practitioners! See the image of Clinic Biblica San Jose, Costa Rica below...

When seeking health and dental services, people connect, compare and communicate to book the services of the best healthcare practitioners in locations all over the world. Regardless of the type of medical procedure you require - from major surgery to dentistry to cosmetic improvements - there are multiple medical travel destinations that you might consider, but ultimately, the destination choice is entirely yours to make.

 

COSTA RICA: An Abundance of Beauty and Cutting Edge Practitioners! With its majestic natural splendour and warm climate, Costa Rica has become a rapidly popular destination for medical tourism with a wealth of high-grade medical facilities, world-class medical professionals and a World Health Organization acclaimed healthcare system on par with Canada and the US. Costa Rica's Hospitals and International Standards of Care offer an abundance of cutting edge practitioners, general health professionals and specialists, with western-standard facilities and high-grade hospitals accredited by the industry standard Joint Commission International. Popular medical specialties include cosmetic surgery, dental, orthopaedics, multiple sclerosis treatments and bariatric surgeries associated with permanent weight loss. It is a favoured destination for medical tourism because of its positive reputation and top eco-tourism destination.

Consider the following healthcare facts: The World Health Organization ranked Costa Rica's health system as one of the top three Latin America countries, ranked even higher than United States and New Zealand. The World Bank ranked Costa Rica as having the highest life expectancy, at 78.7 years. This figure is the highest amongst all countries in Latin America, and is equivalent to the level in Canada and higher than the United States by a year. Costa Rica the Country Costa Rica is located in Latin America. Costa Rica’s capital is San Jose with a population of 2.1 million people. The currency used in Costa Rica is the Costa Rican colon. While having a population of 4.5 million individuals, Costa Rica is an extremely diverse country governed by a democratic republic. Costa Rica’s environment contains everything from dormant volcanoes, rainforests, tropical beaches, and mountain cloud forests. One of the country’s greatest attractions is its beautiful natural environment which holds wildlife refuges, private reserves, and national parks such as Manuel Antonio National Park. Costa Rica offers something for every kind of traveler. Vacationers can enjoy activities such as surfing, snorkelling, rafting, hiking, canopying, and zip-lining. Environmentalists can enjoy the wide array of tropical plants and animals that Costa Rica has to offer. Language Costa Rica’s official language is Spanish with English being the second most commonly spoken language. Religion Roman Catholic 76.3%, Evangelical 13.7%, other 6.8%, none 3.2%. Climate In Costa Rica the rainy season goes from May to November, while the warm dry season is from December to May. Since Costa Rica is a very diverse country different regions have different climates year round. In the Central Valley the region has spring like climates year round, while the coastal regions enjoy much hotter and humid temperatures.

Clothing It is important to pack the proper clothing for the right time of year when visiting Costa Rica. Lightweight cottons and linens are great for the majority of the year, although waterproof clothing is essential during the rainy seasons.

Mobile Phones In 2010, Costa Rica’s electricity institute came out with Costa Rica’s first prepaid cell phone. Email You can access e-mail and internet while visiting Costa Rica through internet services that is available at most of Costa Rica’s leading hotels. Cyber Cafes are also becoming popular at many of Costa Rica’s tourist attractions.

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