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Trusted Saskatoon Contractor Magnus Construction Is Your Partner for Healthier Buildings

Magnus Construction Services offers quality you can feel! They offer you the best specialists from demolition to complete renovations. You can trust Magnus for your residential or commercial projects, including spray foam, insulation, roofing, asbestos abatement, basement renovations, attics drywall, and finishing. Magnus Construction is a Trusted Saskatoon Contractor Specializing in asbestos safety. In their latest Trusted Saskatoon contracting tip, they discuss the dangers of asbestos and what to look out for.

Magnus is Your Partner for Healthier People and Buildings Throughout Saskatchewan

As part of Magnus's social purpose, we strive to create more awareness about the danger asbestos represents for public health. These materials are still present in millions of homes and commercial buildings today in Canada. This is why we have been working along with the mesothelioma center to fight against its threats.

Did you know that asbestos could cause cancer?

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumour caused by inhaled asbestos fibres, it appears not only in the lungs but heart and abdomen. The life expectancy is approximately 12 months.


Here we have some tips to avoid contact with asbestos, and also where you could find it at home or in your commercial business.


AT WORK

For decades, workers and homeowners had no idea asbestos exposure could lead to big issues and diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. We are glad that more companies are aware of the danger and they are implementing processes and policies to remove asbestos in a safe way.

  • We strongly suggest you never perform asbestos if you are not trained and certified, call MAGNUS Construction Services, your expert to do this

  • Ask your employer about any asbestos exposure, health risks in your workplace

  • In case you have contact, never sweep, dust, or vacuum asbestos debris with a regular vacuum cleaner. Use wet cleaning methods

  • Offer respiratory protection if exposure limits are exceeded


AT HOME

The only way to tell if your house contains asbestos is by getting a test by a professional, a certified laboratory for testing. 

The danger appears when homeowners perform renovations that release asbestos dust into the air. You may think it is a normal process, but drilling, sawing, cutting, scraping into the walls, ceiling or floor create a health risk.

PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM ASBESTOS IN YOUR HOME

  • Before buying a house ask your realtor or inspector if there is asbestos in your home. Ask them for a report you can review

  • If your house is more than 30 years old, don’t perform any DIY renovations if you are not sure whether you have asbestos or not.

  • Never attempt to remove asbestos without help from MAGNUS Construction Service. We have all the know-how, licenses, talent, and machinery to do a safe job.


Where can we find asbestos?
  • Old Batt Insulation

  • Vermiculite insulation

  • Texture paint

  • Ceilings

  • Heat source covering

  • Door Gaskets

  • Duct Linings

  • Wall gaskets and linings

  • Recessed lighting

  • Wiring insulation

  • Fuse boxes

  • Outlets

  • Old fridges and freezers

  • Range Hoods

  • Wood Stoves

  • Clothes Dryer

  • Fireplace Logs

  • Roof membrane and shingles

  • Window caulking and glazing

  • Cement asbestos board


If you think your buildings may have asbestos contact Magnus for a free consultation, or if you feel any symptoms connect with a Doctor.



We encourage you to visit Magnus Construction's listing in the contractor's category on the Trusted Saskatoon directory to see all their services and to find their contact details. 

Questions? 

Simply reach out to Conrad or Eduardo in person about your situation. They are here to help, they don’t speak construction language on technical concepts, they are very knowledgeable and will offer you a free consultation!


“Your One Partner Solution for Healthy, Efficient, and Durable Buildings!”



Magnus Construction Services are Trusted Saskatoon Contractors Specializing In Asbestos Abatement


The Trusted Saskatoon team brag about Panko Collaborative Law & Mediation

Panko Collaborative Law & Mediation is a settlement firm focusing on family law and offering a supportive environment for families in transition or conflict. Using a holistic approach, the team at Panko Collaborative Law and Mediation walks with their clients through whatever legal issue they are involved in, empowering them to problem solve out of court. Panko Collaborative Law & Mediation is a Trusted Saskatoon Law Firm Specializing in Family Law! 

A Fresh Perspective On Dispute Resolution from The Trusted Team at Panko Collaborative Law & Mediation  

It is safe to say that not many lawyers specialize in alternative dispute resolution and mediation when it comes to resolving client disputes. What the team at Panko Collaborative Law & Mediation offers is certainly different,  and we are eager to share what they do, why they get the thumbs up from Trusted Saskatoon and what makes them stand apart from the crowd!  



The first thing to note is that the goal at Panko is NOT to go to court! 


This is a rather surprising goal for a law firm, so to understand why it helps to learn how the company came to be in the first place. We sat down with Dominique Panko, a mediator at the company, to find out more about the history, the people and the philosophy of the firm. 

Dominique's mother, Charmaine Panko is the founder and principal lawyer at the firm. To say Charmaine is a trailblazer is an understatement. She was invited to study law at the University Of Saskatchewan and eagerly commenced her studies in 2000. Charmaine was a mature student and she had already started her family. Understandably she found the workload combined with mothering nine children intense, so she petitioned the University to allow her ( and other mothers) to study part-time. They agreed, and in 2005 Charmaine graduated with a Batchelor of Law (with distinction). After law school, she joined Miller Thomson, where she was a collaborative lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, and trainer, before leaving to start her own company, Panko Collaborative Law & Mediation in 2015.

When Dominique was sharing her mother's story,  it became clear that Charmaine has a talent for problem-solving,  and that she actively seeks out unique ways to overcome objections and tackle roadblocks encountered. Now a mother of 11, Charmaine is an entrepreneur overseeing a successful family-owned and operated Saskatoon law and meditation firm, where Dominique and 3 of her other children also work.   

A Commitment To Doing Things Differently 


"We will not go to court- there are ways to go your own way that aren't so hard and ways that don't have to be a road to misery. Our goal is to get former adversaries to work together" - Dominique Panko
When asked what being trusted means to the team at Panko, Dominique replied that confidentiality was paramount, clients have to be able to trust them and they must trust the process - to do that they need to feel safe. 
The process is very different from what people are used to when struggling with disputes in the emotional areas they deal with. They specialize in mediating family law, divorce and separation, wills and estate disputes. They offer holistic support and their team is invested in finding a way to an amicable resolution for their clients. Hear what their peers have to say...

" As a fellow attorney, I'm scrupulous about who I send my friends and family to. Charmaine is a seasoned attorney who works to achieve the very best results without destroying families. Charmaine's training in mediation and collaborative divorce help her to guide families through the transitions of separation and divorce without the high cost (and emotional toll) of litigation." Carrie Luelling

Panko Collaborative Law & Mediation has several pathways to achieve a successful outcome, including:

Collaborative Law
In this process, each person involved has their own specially trained lawyer. Both lawyers commit to resolving all matters between the people involved without fighting in court. Sometimes in this process, the lawyers might suggest the inclusion of other collaborative team members such as separation coaches, child consultants, or divorce financial experts. The video below explains the process in detail. 


" Collaborative Law was able to work around my busy schedule while guiding me on the proper sequence of everything involved in a separation. There were quick responses to any and all of my questions. When it came time to have a face-to-face meeting, I found it to be a comfortable experience. Which was nice, as I was nervous about mediation, to begin with. I found everyone in the office to be very professional." A Harrison


Mediation
A process using a neutral third party to facilitate negotiations and conversation for people in disagreement to reach a mutually satisfactory solution.


Kitchen Table
Working through the agreements that need to be made in an informal way, perhaps through conversations at your kitchen table.

Do It Yourself Separation / Divorce
They can teach you the steps to ensure your separation story is a successful one by taking the CommonSense Separation Course

" We refresh our mission statement every year to ensure it remains relevant. Our role is to empower people through difficult transitions - we go where ever there is conflict and we approach challenges with a fresh perspective. We give our clients tools that they can use for the rest of their lives" - Dominique Panko, Mediator

The team at Trusted Saskatoon is extremely proud to promote and support the wonderful team at Panko Collaborative Law & Mediation. It is clear that they are passionate about helping people find a better way. The situations they are involved with are amongst the most painful, emotional and challenging times in their clients' lives. Charmaine, Dominique and the Panko team authentically care, they are actively involved in offering new ways and they are passionate about petitioning for much-needed change in family law and the justice system so it works better for all involved, but especially for the children! 

Panko Collaborative Law & Mediation Is A Trusted Saskatoon Law Firm Specializing in Family Law and Mediation 




The Trusted Saskatoon team brag about Books N Billing Bookkeeping & Tax Services

Books ’N’ Billing offers full-service, cloud-based, bookkeeping services to sole proprietors, limited liability partnerships, and small corporations within Saskatchewan. Are you a small business owner? Save yourself the stress and let Shelby Prescesky the owner of Books 'N' Billing help you get your business's books in order.Books N Billing is a Trusted Saskatoon Bookkeeping & Tax Services Specialist 

Meet Shelby Prescesky Of Books N'Billing


Whether you sell handmade soap, own a coffee shop, or drive a truck for a living, there are two things we can guarantee about your business: you earn money and you spend it. Bookkeepers are the ones who help you keep track of all that. We sat down with Shelby, the owner of Books N Billing, to find out why she decided to be a bookkeeper, what she enjoys about the job and who would be an ideal client for her. 

Shelby has always enjoyed numbers, in high school she earned University credits for pre-calculus, a subject that makes most people shudder. Shelby however, enjoyed the challenge and she elected to take an additional accounting class, it didn't take her long to decide that this is what she wanted to do for a living! 

Shelby gained her Bachelor of Commerce ( B.Com), which is an undergraduate degree in commerce and related subjects. The course is designed to provide students with a wide range of managerial skills and understanding in streams like finance, accounting, taxation and management. After finishing school, her first job on her chosen career path was with The City of Saskatoon. Shelby really enjoyed the job and the people she worked with. The role was a great experience, and she was able to learn about many different industries and see how a huge organization operates. Shelby started off doing payroll for the Police Department, and later moved into the Planning and Building departments, where she learned about the construction process and dealt with everything from books to permits!  

What Does a Bookkeeper Do? 

A bookkeeper is someone who prepares your business accounts, documenting daily financial transactions. Bookkeepers have been around as far back as 2600 BC—when records were tracked with a stylus on slabs of clay—making bookkeeping, not the oldest profession, but pretty darn close. Today any bookkeeper worth their beans uses some kind of software platform to track finances, and Shelby takes pride in always being up to date with the latest industry news and technology. 

Shelby comes from a family of female entrepreneurs, both her Mother and Grandmother operated restaurants and catering businesses, so she knows what it takes to be her own boss. Shelby is not afraid of hard work, and she decided to start her own business in 2021,  just after the birth of her 2nd child. As she said, motherhood is great preparation for entrepreneurship, and she enjoys the flexibility of setting her own work schedule at home, around the needs of her young family.

We asked Shelby what the benefits are of hiring a bookkeeper if you have a small business. She shared that her clients tell her that the peace of mind knowing that their books are in order and that filing isn't an annual scramble, cannot be overrated! Shelby makes sure to bring her expertise to the table for her clients. She prides herself on her expertise and she wants to be seen as a valuable part of her client's team. Her biggest driver is helping people,  and her enthusiasm for that is infectious! 

We asked Shelby what being trusted means to her. 

" Trust means reliability - giving your business details and accounts to someone who’s a total stranger is a risk, so it is important to operate with integrity and have ethics at the centre of all I do. I strive to be a valuable resource for clients. " - Shelby , owner Books N Billing   


As one of her clients said so well when we spoke to them as part of the unique Trusted verification process ...

" Shelby is wonderful to deal with, she answers all my questions and breaks things down in real speak. if she is not 100% sure of the answer she will go off and find the information before committing. I highly recommend Books n Billing if you are small business in need of a trustworthy bookkeeper!"  

When asked who would be an ideal client for Books N' Billing. Shelby shared that her ideal niche is small to medium businesses with less than 20 employees. She really wants to focus on serving local businesses in Saskatoon, Warman, Martensville and surrounding areas. Shelby has a wealth of experience to offer, and in particular, she has done a lot of work for clients in the trucking industry, she knows the industry well as many family members are truckers! 


Shelby's mantra and the business tagline is one most small business owners can get behind...

Running your own business can be exciting… managing your own books can steal your joy.


If you need a second opinion, or you are at that stage in your business where you are ready to hand over the bookkeeping to a professional contact Shelby at Book N Billing today! 

 Books N Billing Bookkeeping Services Include: 

Books N Billing is a Trusted Saskatoon Bookkeeping & Tax Services Specialist 








Trusted Saskatoon Plumbers at Perfection Plumbing Tip Explaining How To Unclog A Toilet

Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd. is a premier provider of quality drain cleaning and plumbing services in Saskatoon, SK. They are the company of choice to handle all of your plumbing concerns including drain cleaning service, water heater installation, plumbing repair, and more.  Perfection Plumbing is a Trusted Saskatoon Plumbers on the Saskatoon Directory. In their latest tip, they explain how to unclog a toilet without a plunger! 



Perfection Plumbing's Experts Explain How To Unclog Your Toilet


It’s one of the worst feelings in the world after you flush the toilet, the water doesn’t go down, but it actually starts coming back up and now you need to deal with how to unplug your toilet. Congratulations, you have clogged the toilet and your reward is going to be the awkward struggle of figuring out how to make things work again as quickly as possible.

 So let us tell you how to do it with no fuss, no muss, and no plunger. 

You’re going to need three things for this job: 

1. Hot water

2. Dish soap/liquid 

3. A little bit of time. 

You also may want some towels to put around the base of the toilet before attempting this job, or maybe just at least have some towels ready. 

The first step is to squeeze about a cup of dish liquid directly into the bowl. You’ll see it’ll eventually sink to the bottom of the bowl, where it’ll start to lubricate, whatever is causing the clog and the pipes around the clog. 

Next, add in as much hot water as you can, without overfilling the toilet, and allow that to help the dish liquid to do its job even better. Remember good things come to those who wait so we’re going to spend the next 15 to 20 minutes doing something else. While this magic potion does its thing (it’s been about 20 minutes), you’ll notice the water level has probably sunk quite a bit, this is a good thing, but resist the urge to flush. 

Fill your bucket up with hot water and dump it down the toilet again. The reason you want to do this is to help restart that water cycle and to further push that clog right down the pipe. Then you can flush and then you can move on with your day.


~Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd. disclaimer: Clogs can be serious business if they are bad enough or deep enough into the system. You might need a plunger or a specialty drain product or even a professional plumber, to help you unplug your toilet. But hopefully, it won’t come to that.


For all the plumbing problems in your home, don’t hesitate to contact Perfection Plumbing for help.


Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Store Palliser EQ3 Showcases the EQ3 Brand

Palliser Rooms is an independently owned business proudly serving Saskatoon and the surrounding area. Their experienced, friendly sales consultants are dedicated to ensuring your shopping experience is positive. This effort extends to their professional, courteous delivery team and onsite service department.  Their furniture brands are carefully chosen for their style and value with an emphasis on custom choices. In their latest Saskatoon furniture store article, they shine a spotlight on the EQ3 Brand. Palliser EQ3 is a Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Store!

 


EQ3


EQ3 designs produce and sell affordable, modern furniture for every room in your home. As a Winnipeg-based company, EQ3 was established in 2001 under the direction of President and CEO Peter Tielmann. Having grown up in Europe, Peter recognized the lack of modern furniture in North America. Today, EQ3 is a vertically integrated company specializing in modern design for everyday life with simple, clean and functional design. Customize with fabric or leather, finishes and legs for a style all your own.

CONSIDER WHERE IT'S MADE 


EQ3 does not make pieces limited to seasons, they make things to last. Because of this, they believe in finding the best materials and the best partners. So, although their products might not always be made in Canada, they are always made in consideration: of the quality, of the process, and of its place in your home.

CHOOSE CUSTOM BECAUSE YOU CAN

 

Leather or fabric, you decide. Choose from a curated selection of materials in a rainbow of colours and shades, to customize your piece your way. And if you desire an opinion or designer’s eye to help guide your decision, Palliser EQ3 staff are here to help.


Palliser EQ3 in Saskatoon is an independently owned business perfectly suited to those who appreciate modern design. Innovative, customized options and affordable pricing allow you to create upholstery as individual as you are. Their sales consultants have the experience and design know-how to help you find exactly what you're looking for!

Palliser EQ3 is a Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Store!


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