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Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath Share Their Eight Favourite Fireplace Tips

Your first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath Saskatoon showroom will help you understand why Wheatland Fireplace has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted Saskatoon as your exclusive Saskatoon fireplace store.

8 Fireplace Tips You Need To Know 

Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath loves their customers and as a result, their customers love and TRUST them. In their latest tip, they share 8 surprising tips for your fireplace.

1. What to Do if You Don't Have a Fireplace Match

To light a fireplace without a fireplace match, or even to light hard-to-reach wicks at the bottom of jar candles, use an uncooked strand of spaghetti. Light the end of it, then use it like a fireplace match.

2. Fireplace Quick Clean

Cleaning out a fireplace is easy when you line the bottom with aluminum foil. Just wait for the ashes to cool, fold up the foil, and lay a fresh layer out.

3. How to Deep-Clean Your Fireplace

If you’ve been burning a lot of fires this winter, get your brick fireplace nice and clean with a simple household solution. Take 3 cups vinegar, 3 cups ammonia, and 3 cups borax, mix the ingredients thoroughly and scrub the bricks clean. This will work for any bricks inside or outside your home. 

4. The Easiest Way to Make Kindling

If you have a fireplace in your home or a fire pit outside, making kindling out of logs is an important skill to master. Luckily, it’s easy with a straight-claw hammer. Turn a log on its side, with a cut end up. Smack the top of the wood near the edge with the straight claw of the hammer, and the kindling will split right off.

5. Orange Peel Kindling

One of our favorite household items to use as kindling? Orange peels! Orange (and lemon) peels smell delicious when they burn, and they contain oils that not only make them burn longer but help ignite the wood around them. Finally, they produce less creosote than paper, which will help keep your chimney clean.

6. Dryer Lint Kindling

Instead of throwing away lint you’ve cleaned out of your dryer’s screen, use it as kindling for your fireplace. It lights quickly and can be stuffed places paper can’t. Place it in toilet paper tubes or a cardboard egg carton (which can also be stuffed with receipts or other paper!)

7. A Place for Firewood

Instead of buying an expensive container to hold firewood and kindling next to your fireplace, use a ceramic flower pot instead. They’re cheap and easy to find in tons of different designs, and they’re perfect for firewood because they’re hearty yet porous.

8. Put Out a Fire Without Water

You’re ready to go to bed, but the fire you started a few hours ago is still crackling and glowing with its last few embers. Instead of making a mess with water, throw some salt over anything that’s still burning. It will snuff out the flame and you’ll end up with less soot than if you let it smoulder. Not only that, it will make it easier to clean the soot from your chimney. As an added bonus it will also make your fire burn a cool yellow color!

Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath are successful for a reason! This really is where your outdoor living and indoor fireplace, bathroom & kitchen dreams meet in spectacular surroundings! Wheatland services and installs high-quality fireplaces, Visit their website or stop by their showroom to feel the warmth and comfort of their amazing selection.

"Better Living Begins Here... At Wheatland, it is ALL ABOUT YOU!"

Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath Is Your Trusted Saskatoon Fireplace Store 

Trusted Celebrates Amazing Local Business's Who Have Been Trusted Saskatoon Partners For Over 5 Years's 10th Anniversary year is coming to a close here in 2021. We celebrated with a huge contest, where we face away over $20,000 in prizes from our Trusted partners here in Saskatoon. We added new features, welcomed more fantastic local businesses to the growing Trusted Saskatoon community, and we have taken the time to recognize Trusted Saskatoon partners who have been with us for many years of our journey, some for over ten years! Our mission continues to save you time, money, and stress when choosing locally-owned businesses that serve Saskatoon and the surrounding area. This article celebrates and recognizes the latest Saskatoon Businesses that Saskatoon partners have trusted for at least five years!

Saskatoon Pilates Centre, Trusted Saskatoon Pilates Experts for over eight years!

Kathy Bond has been Saskatoon Pilates Centre's passionate owner and operator since 1999. She has over 50 years of experience as a dance teacher and fitness instructor and has taught Pilates for decades. Kathy celebrated her 75th birthday in 2021, but you wouldn't know if you met her! She has a zest for life and so much knowledge and joy to share,  and she's still at her studio every day because of her love of people, their health, motion, and overall wellness. 

The relationships she has forged are a massive part of her business, as some of her clients have been with her for over 20 years and have become dear friends. 


Kathy also dedicates her success to her team of excellent instructors over the years, who support their clients' journeys to achieve optimal well-being through movement, fitness and a deeper awareness of their body/mind connection. She couldn't have come this far without them. We are confident that she and her team can help you get fit, get healthy and have your body move and feel as it should, with ease of motion and no pain! 

As her tagline states…

Every Body Matters’

Find out why Kathy Bond is the most respected and trusted Pilates instructor in Saskatoon and across Saskatchewan; we couldn't be more proud to promote Saskatoon Pilates Centre as Your Trusted Saskatoon Pilates Centre!

Invisible Fence Brand of Saskatchewan was brought to Saskatchewan by Solange Bosse in 2015. She has been helping families and their furbabies gain freedom and safety all over the province ever since! Solange is passionate about helping pets and pet owners, and she has been a committed volunteer for wildlife rescue for over 25 years!

Every week, Solange and her team travel the province, providing outstanding support and service for this wonderful product that has applications that work in urban yards and for rural properties on acreages and farms. No farm is too large, and no yard or home is too small for Invisible Fence Solutions! Their products have helped hundreds of pets and their families lead safe and harmonious lives together. She should know, as she has two wonderful dogs: an incredible Dane named Sophie, a cockapoo named Alvin, and a crazy cat called Steve. Oh yeah, Solange and her daughter also have a beautiful horse named Koda. Solange is proud to offer its proven P.E.T. Approach training method that ensures an unparalleled success rating of over 99%. She doesn't just sell you the equipment and go on to the next clients; she helps to educate you and help train your pets, making it an easy transition for all. Invisible Fence Brands of Saskatchewan is our province's number-one choice for pet fencing solutions. The Trusted team is proud to promote the Invisible Fence Brand Of Saskatchewan as your Trusted Saskatoon Pet Fence Expert for over five years. It looks forward to supporting them and encouraging them for many more years! Congratulations Solange!

Burnt Orange Solutions Trusted Saskatoon I.T. Professionals For 5 Years!

Burnt Orange Solutions is a locally owned and operated Saskatoon I.T. company, and the team has been helping area businesses and consumers for over ten years. Gareth Mckee, an immigrant from the U.K.,  initially joined Trusted Saskatoon in 2013. After a few years, he relocated the family and the business to Biggar, Saskatchewan, where his wife Alison, a family doctor, was working. When they returned to Saskatoon in 2017, they wanted to rejoin the Trusted Saskatoon community. 

Whether you are dealing directly with Gareth, Kay, or any of his dedicated team, they aim to reply and address your I.T. concerns as soon as possible. They are proud to offer a one-hour response time…who else can do that? Gareth has a massive passion for I.T. & data security. he owned an I.T. in the U.K. before moving to Canada and served in the British Army. Gareth keeps himself up to date with everything happening in the I.T. Industry; he is constantly learning and updating the skills of his team. In turn, he is committed to educating his clients on best practices. Gareth provides the Trusted Saskatoon team with regular I.T. Tips and helpful data security articles for our Saskatoon Trusted Tip Library.

Be assured Burnt Orange Solutions will do the best job it can for you. This is true 'I.T. Support You Can Trust and Understand.' After all, honesty and trust in a professional I.T. security firm are tremendous for your private and confidential data on your own I.T. systems. At Burnt Orange Solutions, they take pride in their artistry and fix each system as if it were their own. 

We are honoured to have them as Trusted Saskatoon partners. Burnt Orange Solutions really is the best Saskatoon I.T. company! will save you time, save you hassle and save you money. Our local Trusted Saskatoon team is committed to finding outstanding businesses like the ones highlighted above. Be assured that ALL the companies featured on our Saskatoon directory have been checked verified, and are annually contracted to uphold the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service! 

5 Trusted Guarantees

  1. Provide the service and quality promised.

  2. Complete the job on time.

  3. Charge the price quoted with NO surprises.

  4. Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs.

  5. Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind.

Trusted Saskatoon was founded on the principle that great local businesses deserve the promotion. We know they are out there; we have found many already and work hard to find more. Please help us by nominating your favourite Saskatoon businesses here.

Trusted Saskatoon IT Pro's at Burnt Orange Explain Antivirus Mechanisms and Attacks

Gareth McKee and his Trusted Saskatoon IT team at Burnt Orange Solutions promise to have a one-hour response time for all your IT support needs. Honesty and respect are important to them. They pride themselves on ensuring their clients understand IT concerns by providing a straightforward and reliable solution with exceptional service. 

Burnt Orange Solutions are your Trusted Saskatoon IT Experts.  In their latest Saskatoon IT expert tip, Gareth shares why antivirus is useless against modern attacks. Antivirus software identifies malware and detects threats. However, now that attacks have evolved, today’s threats are able to get around Antivirus mechanisms.


Antivirus Software (AV): Signature-Based Approach

Antivirus software identifies malware based on signatures. These signatures are like fingerprints, and each malware has a unique pattern. Antivirus software contains the memory of each signature that it uses to identify malicious threats. Each time antivirus software recognizes new malware, antivirus companies add the signature to their blacklist. These blacklists contain the signatures that are denied access to your system. Thus, Antivirus protects your system by blocking these specific signatures from attacking.

Why Antivirus Software is Not Sufficient

This signature-based approach worked for detecting older malware that had already been identified and labelled. In the past, provided the malware was known, and your antivirus company’s signatures were up to date, you were protected. Unfortunately, threats have evolved and malware is not the only concern. Specifically, today’s threats include targeted attacks using unknown malware variants, file-less malware attacks, and exploits that leverage unknown software vulnerabilities. As a result, these persistent threats and ransomware attacks can all bypass antivirus detection. 

Another concern is that malware development has shifted. Attackers now test their malware against antivirus programs to ensure it can bypass them. In addition, attackers invent new malware at a faster rate. Thus, antivirus companies are unable to keep up with blacklisting all the signatures. Also, new types of malware can now go undetected by signature. New malware is hard to detect because it is polymorphic, meaning it changes as it spreads. Overall, as threats grow, Antivirus is no longer sufficient. 

Why Keep Using Antivirus If It Is Useless Against Modern Attacks?

The bottom line is antivirus software is necessary for legal and compliance purposes. For example, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requires up-to-date antivirus software for organizations that store, process, or send credit card information. Not to mention, a lack of antivirus protection makes companies appear irresponsible. This jeopardizes a company’s ability to collect insurance if a breach or lawsuit should occur. 

Though antivirus cannot detect modern threats, it does provide a certain degree of protection. As long as your current antivirus program can identify and block even half of the malware signatures, it is worth using. However, it must not be the only line of defence. 

Overall, as threats grow more advanced, an antivirus alone is not enough to protect your company. A more comprehensive IT strategy is a necessity. Contact the IT experts at Burnt Orange IT Solutions. We can help your business mitigate risk, and be prepared for any IT-related emergency. 

We hope this article gave you some insight. If you want to ensure your business’s IT security, contact the Trusted Saskatoon IT professionals at Burnt Orange Solutions and we can take IT worries off your plate.

Trusted Saskatoon Furnace Experts at JOB Heating and Air Conditioning Explain Why Your Furnace is Blowing Cold Air

JOB Heating & Air Conditioning Saskatoon is eager to provide the best possible customer experience. Their aim is to be a professional resource for our clients before, during, and after the sale! Their team takes pride in service knowledge of modern equipment and training. They are recognized by peers and offer sales, service, training & installations for residential, and commercial Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing systems in Saskatoon and the surrounding area. JOB Heating & Air are Trusted Saskatoon Furnace and Air Conditioning Experts. In their latest article, they discover reasons why your furnace is blowing cold air.

Is Your Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

This may be a sign that your furnace requires attention. Read on to discover reasons why your furnace is blowing cold air.

Your Furnace Has Not Warmed Up

Whenever it is the beginning of a heating cycle, you will get a blast of cold air when you turn on your furnace. Much like when you first turn on a faucet, cold water is going to flow out at first rather than hot. As your furnace warms up, it must first push out the cold air before warm air will blow out of your vents. If your furnace blows cold air briefly, this is likely the explanation. However, if warm air does not follow the cold air after a few minutes, it is time to call in an expert. 

The Thermostat Setting Is Incorrect  

Ensure the thermostat is set to “AUTO” instead of “ON”. When the thermostat is set to “ON”, the fan will continuously run even when the furnace is not in a heating cycle. This means that the fan will blow cold air throughout your home, instead of warm. The thermostat should always be on “AUTO” to ensure that the fan will only blow during a heating cycle. 

The Flame Sensor Is Dirty

The flame sensor detects whether or not your furnace’s gas burners are lit. A dirty flame sensor will keep the gas burner from staying lit, and cause the burners to shut off. This results in cold air blowing from the vents, as the furnace does not have a heat source. Unless you are familiar with furnaces, a dirty flame sensor should always be cleaned by a professional to restore heat. 

Your Furnace's Pilot Light Is Out

Especially if your furnace is older, cold air is a sign that the pilot light is out. If you are comfortable doing so, follow your furnace’s instructions on how to relight it. If the flame goes out again after a few minutes, contact a professional as technical work is likely necessary. 

Your Furnace's Air Filter Is Clogged

When the air filter is clogged, airflow is restricted. Restricted airflow can cause your furnace to overheat. When your furnace overheats, this shuts down the burner resulting in cold air. Always replace a dirty air filter to ensure your furnace is functioning properly. 

These are a few possible reasons why your furnace is blowing cold air. Be sure to schedule your routine furnace maintenance to ensure your furnace is safe to operate this winter. If you need any assistance with your furnace or home heating equipment, do not hesitate to contact our team at JOB Heating & Air Conditioning.

JOB Heating & Air Conditioning are Furnace and Air Conditioning Experts. They show up on time, deliver on budget, and leave the work area cleaner than when they arrived! They take pride in their work in this city and surrounding area, so nothing means more to us than testimonials from their clients as their preferred plumber in Saskatoon.

‘Your Comfort is Our Concern!’

JOB Heating & Air Conditioning are Trusted Saskatoon Furnace and Air Conditioning Experts

Trusted Team Brags About Breathe Better Indoor Air Quality Specialists, Trusted Saskatoon Furnace, Duct and Vent Cleaning Experts

The Trusted Saskatoon team is thrilled to brag about our newest Trusted Saskatoon partner. Breathe Better Indoor Air Quality Specialists is a Trusted Saskatoon Furnace, Duct, and Vent Cleaner!

David Dram has been involved in the furnace and duct cleaning industry since 2014, and he is passionate about what he does, especially the benefits he brings to his customers' health and wellness. After gaining knowledge and expertise with a few other companies and learning both the good and bad of the industry, he recognized it was time to go out on his own. He wanted to do things differently, with his vision, purpose, and a goal to provide unparalleled service and professionalism. 

We all know there’s always "a guy or gal that can do it cheaper," but we all know when you compromise on price, you generally compromise on quality. So David wanted to change that perception and offer honest and friendly service, great quality work, all at a fair price for Saskatoon consumers.

Breathe Better Indoor Air Quality is truly a family-owned and operated business. In addition to running a growing and successful business, David has four children! 

David is also the Commanding Officer of the #300 Fisher Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in Biggar. He has been involved as a CAF officer for 10 years, taking command last October. Although David was born in Flin Flon, Saskatoon has been his home since childhood, and he strives every day to make a difference in indoor air quality and personal health for residents and businesses of Saskatoon and the surrounding area.

We are so fortunate to have David raising a family and growing their business in Saskatoon, and we are happy about their decision to join our Trusted Saskatoon community. Now, our team will do what WE are most passionate about… Promoting and spreading the word about this locally owned family business and sharing the news about the honesty, integrity, and long-term approach to business they are committed to! You can definitely trust them for your residential or commercial projects, from furnace, duct, and vent cleaning, they clean old homes, businesses and new builds, they are the professionals to call in an emergency or just because it’s time to clean your home thoroughly. 

When we were speaking to some of Breathe Better’s customers, as part of our Unique Trusted verification process, we continually heard the same positive comments about David, and the feedback was nothing short of excellent. Read some of the real personal testimonials from recent customers below.  

“We are extremely satisfied with the services provided by David with Breathe Better Indoor Air Quality. David was flexible, reasonably priced, organized, kind, and a pleasure to be around. Very satisfied with the work done. I would highly recommend his business.” - C.S., Saskatoon

I found David through Facebook as I always love to support the smaller, local guy. I’ve had ducts cleaned before and you never meet the owner and are always up-charged. David was super transparent with price and service and very professional. I would definitely have Breathe Better Indoor Air Quality Specialists back again and will suggest him to family and friends looking for someone to clean their furnace, ducts and vents!” - Mitch Kurylyk, Saskatoon 

Contact David at Breathe Better IAQ for honest, great quality work! They are very knowledgeable and will offer you a free consultation!

"Indoor Air Quality Specialists Helping You To Breathe Better!"

You can read more fantastic client testimonials and see all the services and products they offer by checking out the Breathe Better Indoor Air Quality Specialists listings in both the Saskatoon Air Conditioning and Furnaces Category AND the Saskatoon Cleaning Services Category.

Breathe Better Indoor Air Quality Specialists are Trusted Saskatoon Furnace, Duct, and Vent Cleaners!


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