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Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath Recommend Converting to an Amantii Electric Fireplace

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. Wheatland loves their customers and as a result, their customers love and TRUST them. In their latest fireplace tip, they recommend converting to an Amantii electric fireplace. 

Covert to an Amantii Electric Fireplace

Now it’s easier than ever to convert an old wood or gas fireplace into an electric fireplace. Even brick fireplaces are easily converted to the clean look of an Amantii insert. The beauty of having an insert is that you can use Amantii inserts any time of year, with or without heat, to create the desired mood.

Choosing the Right Model

Ensuring your customers get the right model for their home/office is simple. Explain to your customers that an electric insert is basically a retrofit of their existing fireplace. Find out how wide and how high their opening is. These two measurements are critical when picking the right insert. Then take into account the size of the room and help them choose the best insert for their needs. There are six styles to fit almost any dimension.


Amantii's TRD Inserts

Amantii’s TRD inserts have a contemporary clean look and are available with three or four sided trim kits. Unit sizes are 26”, 30”, 33”, and 38”. All Amantii TRD inserts are rated for indoor and outdoor use.

The beauty of an Amantii insert is they come with state-of-the-art Fire and Ice® flame sets. Your customers can change the look of their flames from traditional red to more contemporary colours like blue, violet, purple and rose. They also have realistic birch logs to give the look and feel of a freshly lit fireplace.

Amantii’s TRD inserts can produce up to 1200W 4096 BTU heat. The two-stage heater comes with a cord and is hard-wire ready. The heater itself is located inside, on the top of the unit, which allows heat to cascade down the glass. Hidden venting creates a true, clean appearance.

When heat isn’t required, a simple click on the remote control turns off the heat, leaving the room bathed in firelight without heat. Something that can’t be done with a wood or gas fireplace.

Sierra Flame INS Inserts

The INS-FM-30 and 34 electric inserts have the same surround as the TDS series; however, the black sheet steel overlay is larger. This style’s heavier look is versatile and can go with almost any room size, decor, and furnishings. Customers love the look of the gradient flames and the realistic traditional log set.

Flame height and intensity are controlled via remote control with the heat vented upwards and can heat up to a 500 sq ft. room. This series has no grills and the latest LED light technology with four-stage front and four-stage back internal backlighting. Like the Amantii series, these Sierra Flame inserts operate with or without heat and are controlled by the remote. It’s an easy and effective way to convert to an electric fireplace.

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 are your Trusted Saskatoon Fireplace Store 

Trusted Team Brags About Backyard Living Center, Your Trusted Saskatoon Hot Tub Store!

The Trusted Saskatoon team is thrilled to brag about our newest Trusted Saskatoon outdoor living and recreation partner, Backyard Living Center, your Trusted Saskatoon Hot Tub Store!


Sheryl and Matthew Harras are the proud owners of Backyard Living Center, a local, family-owned and operated Saskatoon hot tub store. They are passionate about helping citizens of Saskatoon and the surrounding area find the best hot tub, or outdoor furniture to meet their needs without the high-pressure sales tactics. They really do care and go the extra mile to find out what will work best for you and your family, whether it’s a new hot tub, supplies or chemicals, or just honest advice and tips. They also have amazing customer service, as many of their customers have raved about their personable attitude and dependability. When dealing with Backyard Living Center, you’re not dealing with just any staff members… you’re personally dealing with the owners… and they are owners who care!


Sheryl suffered from painful back issues after several unfortunate vehicle accidents. After seeking relief in many places, much to her surprise, she found that hot tub hydrotherapy really helped! She was never interested in hot tubs, but when one came with a new house the family purchased she decided to give it a try, and here she is years later a hot tub convert who has excellent advice to share!   


This couple is striving to be the best in the hot tub industry. So after gaining years of knowledge and expertise with a few other companies, and noting both the good and bad of the industry, they feel confident that they can provide unparalleled service and professionalism along with friendly and honest advice, to those looking to purchase a hot tub. Not only do they have a great selection of Canadian-made hot tubs and spas, but they can also look after your service and repair needs, hot tub and pool water care, and even hot tub and pool financing. In addition, they are introducing luxury outdoor furniture this coming spring!! 


“Remember, they don’t just sell hot tubs and spas, they are here to help you with Emotional Wellness, Physical Wellness and Relational Wellness. Did you know that hot tubs are hydrotherapy for your entire body, and can help with headaches, sports injuries, back pain, knee pain, tight muscles and sciatica?"


We are so fortunate that Sheryl, Matthew, and their daughter Sara moved to Saskatoon to establish and grow their business, and we are thrilled about their decision to join our Trusted Saskatoon community. They saw Saskatoon as the perfect place, with the right demographics, the right economy, and the right people to create their dream business. But no matter where you live in Saskatchewan, the team at Backyard Living Center will try their best to assist you.


Community Support Is Important


Making a difference in our community in various charitable ways is a real heartfelt mission of Backyard Living Center. Above is a recent photo of owners Matthew and Sheryl, and below is a photo of a local hero Owen and his Mom. Thanks to their customers for shopping local, the company was able to give back to this young local hero by donating funds so that Owen could get a fin for his amputation and enjoy some swimming lessons.



As part of our Unique Trusted verification process, where we speak to real customers and suppliers, we continually heard the same positive comments about Sheryl and Matthew and the feedback was nothing short of excellent. 


“I heard about Sheryl and Matthew from someone else, and when she had mentioned they were going to open up their own store I waited to deal with them, and I’m so happy I did! They have gone above and beyond my expectations, from purchasing, to installation to solving my water and ph problems, I have not experienced any problems whatsoever. I would definitely rate them a 10/10 and have already referred them to friends and family.” - Ryan McIntyre, Rural SK


“I first met Sheryl Harras when she was employed as the Sales manager for a very successful and long established Pool and Spa company based in BC. I myself have been associated with the Pool and Spa industry for 30 years, so I was surprised that after just one meeting I was immediately impressed with her level of professionalism and knowledge. For the next 2 years we developed a mutually beneficial relationship. Her enthusiasm and salesmanship ensured that her store soon became one of my largest customers and still is to this day. More recently, when Sheryl advised me that she was planning to move to Saskatoon and start her own Hot Tub retail store, I was fully committed to help in any way possible. I know with her track record, it will only be a matter of time before Backyard Living Center becomes one of the most successful Hot Tub stores, not just within Saskatoon but within all of Western Canada. H2O Spas is proud to partner with Sheryl and Matt Harras and they can be assured of our support as they continue to grow their business.” 
Sincerely, Mark Owen, H2O Spas


See their selection of in-stock H2O Canadian-made premium spas at their showroom on Brodsky Avenue, or visit their website for more choices and information on hot tub supplies, hot tub care and maintenance and service. Take it from us… you will not be disappointed!!!

Your Backyard Oasis is Waiting For You!

You can read more amazing client testimonials and see all products and services they offer by checking out the Backyard Living Center’s listing by clicking on the link below. 

Backyard Living Center is Your Trusted Saskatoon Hot Tub and Outdoor Furniture Store!

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



TrustedSaskatoon.com’s 10 Year 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 10years! Our mission continues to be saving you time, money and stress when choosing locally owned businesses that serve Saskatoon and the surrounding area. This article is to celebrate and recognize the latest Saskatoon Businesses that have been Trusted Saskatoon partners for at least 5 years!

Saskatoon Pilates Centre Trusted Saskatoon Pilates Experts for over 8 years!



Kathy Bond has been the passionate owner and operator of Saskatoon Pilates Centre since 1999. She has over 50 years of experience as a dance teacher and fitness instructor and has been teaching Pilates for decades. Kathy celebrated her 75th birthday in 2021, but if you met her you wouldn’t know it! 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 their overall wellness. 

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

WOW THAT IS INCREDIBLE!


Kathy also dedicates her success to her team of wonderful 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 her 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 tag line  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, and she has been helping families and their furbabys 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, , as well as 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 of her own, a great 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 their 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 the number one choice for pet fencing solutions in our province. The Trusted team is proud to promote Invisible Fence Brand Of Saskatchewan as your Trusted Saskatoon Pet Fence Expert for over 5 years and look forward to supporting them and promoting them for many more years! Congratulations Solange!

Burnt Orange Solutions Trusted Saskatoon IT Professionals For 5 Years!


Burnt Orange Solutions is a locally owned and operated Saskatoon IT company, and the team have been helping area businesses and consumers for over 10 years. Gareth Mckee, and immigrant from the UK,  initially  joined Trusted Saskatoon back in 2013. After a few years he relocated the family and the business to Biggar,Saskatchewan which is where his wife Alison, who is a family Dr. was working.When they moved back 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 back and get your IT concerns addressed as soon as possible. They are proud to offer a  One Hour Response Time…who else can do that? Gareth has a huge passion for IT & data security, he owned an IT in the UK prior to moving to Canada , and before that he served in the British Army. Gareth keeps himself up to date with everything happening in the IT 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 IT Tips and helpful data security articles for our Saskatoon Trusted Tip Library.
 

Be assured Burnt Orange Solutions  will do the best job they can for you. This is truly ‘IT Support You Can Trust and Understand’. Afterall, when it comes to your private and confidential data on your own IT systems, honesty and trust in a professional IT security firm is huge. At Burnt Orange Solutions they take pride in their workmanship, and fix each system as if it were their own. 


We are honoured to have them as Trusted Saskatoon partners, Burnt Orange Solutions really are the best Saskatoon IT company!

Fitness Solutions Trusted Saskatoon Fitness Equipment Store Since 2012! 


Fitness Solutions is a Saskatoon fitness equipment store operated by Gary and Carrie Banerd, an amazing Saskatoon couple who have a passion for fitness and helping others achieve optimum wellness!. They talk the talk, but also walk the walk, as they both have a background in sports and fitness and have carried that over to their two young girls and all their staff, who have a love for healthy living and physical activity.

Fitness Solutions is not like the big box stores that just sell you something without knowing you and your personal goals. They take the time to educate and evaluate your needs and know that when you walk out the door you will be 100% satisfied that what you bought will work best for you. They have literally thousands of satisfied clients, and when they speak of personalised service and caring for the individual, not the bottom line, they mean it. They know that a happy customer will not only be returning, they will also spread the word to their family, friends and colleagues…that’s the best way to build a successful business! 

They believe

‘Fitness is Not a Destination, It Is a Way of Life !’ 

And as such they provide regular fitness tips and articles to foster health and wellbeing in the community. You can find many of them here in the Trusted Saskatoon Tips library fitness Solutions section.  

The Trusted Saskatoon team is proud to be working with, and promoting, Fitness Solutions, your Trusted Saskatoon fitness store since 2012.


Sunset Bay Resort Your Trusted Saskatoon Lake Resort For Over 5 years!

Sunset Bay Resort has been owned and operated by Lawrence and Sonnia Minshull since 1986 when Lawrence, then in his early 20’s wanted a change from the construction industry that was taking up all his time and energy! Over the following decades they have thoroughly enjoyed their time as resort owners, serving customers from all over our province and from across Canada, making lifelong friends in the process.

Everyone that stays at Sunset Bay Resort speaks so highly of their personal service and how the entire Emma Lake resort , which has cabins, a lodge, a bar / restaurant, a laundrette, RV Park, a gas station, small grocery/ ice cream store, activity equipment rental and Emma Lake’s only marina ( phew!)  is so clean and well kept. That's truly a compliment to these dedicated owners who always want to make your stay a memorable one…in a good way! 

Sunset Bay Resort is a beautiful four season lake resort less than two hours drive north of Saskatoon. Make plans today to visit this lovely resort, and let Lawrence, Sonnia and their caring staff look after your every need. You and your family will not be disappointed, after all, their motto is 

FAMILY - FUN - LAKE - SUN. 


They recently made the decision to list the resort for sale, and we hope to help them find great buyers who will cherish the property and uphold the high standards as well as they have over the decades. 

We are so proud of them and what they have created, and so happy to have Sunset Bay Resort as your Trusted Saskatoon lake resort, cabin and accommodation partners for over 5 years


 

Trustedsaskatoon.com will save you time, save you hassle and save you money. Our local Trusted Saskatoon team is committed to finding outstanding businesses like the five we have highlighted above. Be assured, ALL the businesses 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 we 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.

WHY ANTIVIRUS IS USELESS AGAINST MODERN ATTACKS

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.


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