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J & S Picture Frame Warehouse Share Picture Framing Display Tips

The J & S Picture Frame Warehouse team believes that your pictures deserve the best! Locally owned and operated, they constantly strive to bring their customers the best materials, advice, and workmanship for all of your framing needs. They simply offer the best selection of materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes, and works of art in Saskatoon. J & S Picture Frame Warehouse are your Trusted Saskatoon Picture Framers. In their latest tip, they share picture framing tips to help you create a beautiful display.

Picture Framing Tips to Help You Create a Beautiful Display

  1. Choose the Right Frame: Consider the style, colour, and material of the frame. It should complement the artwork or photo while also fitting with the overall aesthetic of the room where it will be displayed. It’s main purpose is to protect the artwork or the object that you are framing

  2. Matting: Adding a mat can enhance the presentation of your artwork it also lets your artwork or needle work breath. When you use matting it lifts the glass off of the artwork of needle work.Use acid-free mats to prevent yellowing and damage over time. The designer will help and advise you on the size of the mat in poportion to the artwork and the size of the finished piece. Mounting: Use acid-free mounting materials, such as archival photo corners or acid-free tape, to attach the artwork to the backing board. This helps to keep it in place without causing any damage.

  3. Conservation Framing: If you have valuable or irreplaceable artwork, consider conservation framing. This involves using acid-free and UV-protective materials to prevent fading, discolouration, and deterioration over time.

  4. Proper Handling: When framing, we make sure to handle the artwork with clean hands or wear cotton gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints or smudges. Be gentle and avoid touching the surface of the artwork directly.

  5. Hanging Hardware: We ensure that your frame has appropriate hanging hardware, such as D-rings and wire or wall buddies that are securely attached to the back. This will make it easier to hang the frame evenly on the wall.

  6. Display Location: Consider the lighting conditions and environment where the framed picture will be displayed. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can cause fading. Also, keep the artwork away from areas with high humidity or extreme temperature changes.

  7. Level and Placement: Use a level to ensure that your frame is straight when hanging it. Consider the height and placement of the picture on the wall, keeping in mind the surrounding decor and furniture.

  8. Grouping and Arrangement: If you have multiple frames to hang, experiment with different arrangements to create an appealing display. You can try arranging them in a grid pattern, a gallery wall style, or in a staggered formation.

  9. Cleaning and Maintenance: Never spray a glass cleaner onto the glass in the frame. Spray your cloth and then wipe the glass. Regularly dust your framed artwork with a soft, lint-free cloth to keep it clean. If needed, use a non-abrasive cleaner specifically designed for frames or glass.

Remember, these tips are general guidelines, and the specific requirements may vary based on the type of artwork, size, and personal preferences. It's always a good idea to consult with our professional framers at J & S Picture Frame Warehouse if you have valuable or delicate pieces that require special attention.


As always, you can find out more about the knowledgeable team at J & S Picture Frame Warehouse your TRUSTED SASKATOON FRAMING EXPERTS by checking out their listing on Trusted Saskatoon or visiting them in store!

Congratulations to Preferred Collision and Glass -celebrating 10 years as a Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body Shop


TRUSTED SASKATOON RECOGNIZES OUR PARTNERS WHO HAVE BEEN TRUSTED FOR OVER 10 YEARS!

In this series of articles, we continue to shine a bright spotlight on the businesses that have been Trusted Saskatoon partners for over ten years. This year, we recognize the Trusted Saskatoon Partners that joined us in 2013. We want to thank them for TRUSTING our team, and we are identifying each of them individually for providing ten years of OUTSTANDING service to the citizens of Saskatoon and the surrounding area! The latest article celebrates and recognizes Preferred Collision & Glass Repair. 


Three Decades of Outstanding Service and Dedication!  

In the north end of Saskatoon on 51st,  a shining example of exceptional auto body and glass repair service has been quietly and consistently serving the community for a remarkable thirty years. Preferred Collision & Glass Repair is a testament to dedication, expertise, and a commitment to excellence, making them a perfect Trusted Saskatoon auto body & collision repair partner.

A History of Excellence

Preferred Collision and Glass Repair's journey began in 1993. There have been a few name changes since then. In 2008, it became Preferred Collision and Glass when two individuals with a shared passion for the auto industry and a vision for unparalleled customer service joined forces. Russ and Doug brought their wealth of collision repair experience and industry knowledge to create a Saskatoon auto body shop that would set new standards in quality and customer satisfaction.

Since its inception, the business has steadily grown from a modest workshop to a state-of-the-art collision repair center while preserving the core values defining its success. With a dedication to continuous improvement and staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in autobody and Collision repair, Preferred Collision has consistently evolved to meet the changing needs of its clients and the industry.

Their unwavering commitment to outstanding service is What sets Preferred Collision and Glass Repair apart. When a client's vehicle enters their facility, it is met with the utmost care and attention. Their team of skilled technicians, armed with years of experience and industry certifications, ensures that each repair is executed precisely and perfectly. Preferred Collision & Glass is your best choice when filing an insurance claim. They work with SGI and other insurers every day. If you are paying for repairs yourself, they help their customers by presenting alternatives to save them money.

Preferred Collision's commitment to excellence extends beyond the repair process. The facility boasts a welcoming and customer-friendly atmosphere where clients are treated respectfully and transparently. The team understands that navigating the complexities of insurance and the auto body and glass repair can be overwhelming, and they go the extra mile to explain each step of the process and answer any questions, allowing clients to make informed decisions about their vehicle's repair. Check out the full range of services offered on the website here: https://preferredcollisionandglass.com/services


The Russ and Doug Experience

At the end of the day, people buy from people, and at the heart of Preferred Collision and Glass Repair are Russ and Doug. Their combined expertise and shared passion for automobiles has been instrumental in shaping the company's success. With decades of experience in the auto body industry, they bring a unique blend of technical knowledge and personal dedication to the table.

Russ and Doug's hands-on approach ensures that their values are woven into every aspect of the business. Their experience has taught them the importance of building lasting relationships with clients, and they take pride in being actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the repair center. Their presence not only instills a sense of trust but also serves as a reminder of the genuine care and commitment that underpin Preferred Collision's services. Doug is generally handling the reception and always meets you with a big smile; they understand their customers' stress, and their main goal is to be proactive, not reactive, throughout the repair process. Doug and Russ are also proud supporters of the Children Wish Foundation and have supported many of their fundraisers and events over the years.  



A Decade of Trust

As Preferred Collision and Glass Repair celebrates ten years of dedicated service as a Trusted Saskatoon Autobody shop, they can look back with pride on a decade filled with success stories, repaired vehicles, and satisfied clients. From minor dents to major collision repairs, Preferred Collision has consistently delivered results that exceed expectations. Their reputation as a Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body and Glass repair partner is well-deserved, and it's a testament to the values of excellence, transparency, and customer focus that Russ, Doug, and their team uphold. We have not received any complaints about them in their ten years as Trusted Saskatoon Partners!

What Preferred Collision and Glass Clients Say...

"This is a great place to go! I went in to see about replacing my windshield, and they got me in the next week! Half a day, and my SUV was done! From when I first walked in until the job was finished, it was excellent service. 5 Stars in a heartbeat! Congratulations to you and your team! I definitely recommend! Thank you for the speedy service Preferred Collision and Glass 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟" - Nathan Lepp
" ONE OF THE BEST!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If I could give this business 10 stars, I would.
Very good service. The staff are incredibly friendly. They were all incredibly professional and very easy to deal with. They did the paint repair job for my car, and after they performed the repair, the car looked like it never happened.
Pricing is also very, very competitive compared to others!!!
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Preferred Collision to anybody who is looking for vehicle body repair or painting! " Anna Anna

A Message From Doug and Russ About What It Means To Be Trusted 


"With new ownership in 2008, we have been striving to change people's experience with collision repair.
We continue improving all aspects of our business and your experience with us. We are not perfect, but we learn, grow and improve on those past errors to make us better and your time with us the best experience possible. With our focus on customer care and satisfaction, we have implemented programs to facilitate the ease of what any customer must face to have vehicles repaired.
In the auto industry, few things are as valuable as trust. This sentiment holds particularly true in the auto body industry, where individuals and businesses entrust their vehicles to professionals for repair and restoration. From minor scratches to major collisions, the trust between customers and auto body shops is a cornerstone of success. With our Customer for Life philosophy, we want to make your repair process as easy on you as possible, and your future needs for your vehicle care." 

A word from Sara, the Trusted Saskatoon founder, about her personal experience with Preferred Collision & Glass



" Unfortunately, I have had reason to be a customer at Preferred Collision & Glass several times over the last ten years. When a vehicle sustains damage due to an accident, weather-related incident, or a simple parking mishap, owners often feel stressed and anxious; in such situations, trust in an auto body shop is crucial for preserving peace of mind. Preferred is a reputable and trustworthy shop. The experience is painless as Doug and Russ alleviate worries by assuring me that my vehicle is in capable hands. They communicate clearly, explaining the extent of the damage, the necessary repairs, and the estimated costs. This open dialogue has helped me make informed decisions, and it fosters a sense of confidence.  Trust within the auto body industry is closely tied to ethics and integrity. Customers can trust Preferred to accurately assess the damage and necessary repairs without any hidden agendas. As a  reputable shop, I am confident Doug & Russ will always prioritize the customer's best interests." 






In an industry where trust is paramount, Preferred Collision and Glass Repair have repeatedly proven that they are more than just a repair center – they are a partner Saskatoon residents can rely on. As they embark on the journey ahead, it's clear that Preferred Collision's dedication to outstanding service and their clients' well-being will continue to drive them forward for many more years to come. The team at Preferred Collision and Glass look forward to serving you in the future for whatever your vehicle collision repair, painting or auto glass needs.

"FIXING THE WORLD ONE RIDE AT A TIME"


Preferred Collision and Glass is a Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body Shop & Collision Repair Expert 




Trusted Saskatoon Salon Hairstyle Inn Explain how to properly care for your hair

Hairstyle Inn Salons in Saskatoon is a family run business with 3 generations of artistic hair design. The design team members have trained thousands of stylists and they are regularly used by major manufacturers to showcase their color, cut and texture design techniques. Also, impressively, the artistic design teams work has been featured in movies, theatre, hair shows, commercials, fundraisers, TV & Awards. Hairstyle Inn are Trusted Saskatoon salons. In their most recent blog, they discuss how to properly care for you hair to keep it healthy. 

How To Properly Care For Your Hair 

HSI Tips and Tricks to keep your hair healthy 

Proper hair care is essential to maintain healthy and beautiful hair. Here are some tips to help you take care of your hair and make it amazing:

  1. Wash your hair regularly: Find a balance between washing your hair too frequently, which can strip away natural oils, and not washing it enough, which can lead to a buildup of dirt and oil. Generally, washing your hair 2-3 times a week is sufficient for most people, but adjust based on your hair type and personal preference.

  1. Use the right shampoo and conditioner: Choose hair care products that are suitable for your hair type and concerns. For example, if you have dry hair, opt for moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. If you have oily hair, use products designed to control oiliness. Additionally, avoid using excessive amounts of styling products as they can weigh down your hair and cause buildup.

  2. Condition your hair regularly: Conditioning helps to keep your hair moisturized, smooth, and manageable. Apply conditioner from mid-length to the ends of your hair, focusing on the areas that are prone to dryness. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing thoroughly or in some cases you may need to leave it in.

  3. Protect your hair from heat: Limit the use of heat styling tools like hairdryers, straighteners, and curling irons, as they can damage your hair. When you do use them, apply a heat protectant product to minimize heat damage. Additionally, allow your hair to air dry whenever possible to reduce heat exposure.

  4. Be gentle when handling wet hair: Wet hair is more vulnerable to damage, so avoid rough towel-drying or vigorous brushing when your hair is wet. Instead, gently squeeze out excess water with a soft towel and use a wide-toothed comb or a brush specifically designed for wet hair to detangle it.

  5. Protect your hair from the sun: Prolonged sun exposure can lead to dryness and damage to your hair. When spending time outdoors, protect your hair by wearing a hat or using hair products that contain UV filters. You can also apply a leave-in conditioner with SPF for added protection.

  6. Trim your hair regularly: Regular trims help to prevent split ends and keep your hair looking healthy. Aim to get a trim every 6-8 weeks, or as needed, to remove any damaged or split ends and promote hair growth.

  7. Maintain a balanced diet: Good nutrition is essential for healthy hair. Include foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and legumes, in your diet. Drinking an adequate amount of water also helps to keep your hair hydrated.

  8. Avoid excessive brushing and tight hairstyles: Brush your hair gently, starting from the ends and working your way up to avoid unnecessary breakage. Avoid tight hairstyles that pull on your hair, as they can lead to hair breakage and traction alopecia.

  9. Listen to your hair and your hairstylist: Pay attention to how your hair responds to different products and treatments. Everyone's hair is unique, so what works for others may not work for you. Experiment and adjust your hair care routine based on what makes your hair look and feel its best.

Remember, consistency is key when it comes to hair care. By following these tips and establishing a regular hair care routine that suits your hair type and concerns, you can maintain healthy, vibrant hair.


Your hair is your #1 fashion accessory!

Hairstyle trends change like the weather, but Shelley, Laddie, and rest of the Hairstyle Inn team are always keeping up to date! For the best Saskatoon salon experience and Trusted customer service call Hairstyle Inn salon> today or get more Hairstyle tips Inn in our Trusted Salon Tip Library.



Getting Your Outdoor Space Ready For Fall From Trusted Saskatoon Wheatland Fireplace

Your first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace Saskatoon showroom will help you understand why Wheatland Fireplace has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted Saskatoon. Wheatland loves its customers and as a result, their customers love and TRUST them. In their latest outdoor living tip, they share how to get your outdoor space ready for fall. 

Getting Your Outdoor Space Ready for Fall

Back to school. Leaves falling. Pumpkin picking. Fall is here and getting your outside space ready for the changing season should be a priority. Whether you’re wrapping up the outdoor season or settling in for a long fall, these tips will help you prepare your deck, porch, patio, or backyard for fall.


Deck Décor

Cooler nights call for warm lighting, fires, and cozy furniture. Decking your furniture out with big, fluffy pillows and blankets can help set the cozy tone in your backyard. While in the summer months, blankets likely aren’t needed, having a variety of indoor/outdoor blankets available for guests can be a great way to keep them warm and extend your evening. For an extra pop of fall colour, use reds, oranges and yellows in your pillow and blanket choices. Also, adding fall wreaths, pumpkins, mums, fall foliage or gourds can amp up your décor game. 


An Element of Fire

Another great way to keep warm this fall is with a fire pit or table. Wheatland has several great options that will fit nearly any type of backyard setup. Stay cozy and warm with any of our options this fall. Have specific questions about how to take care of your fire table in the fall and winter? Contact Wheatland today!


Light It Up

Lighting is an inexpensive addition you can make to your backyard to make it feel warm, cozy and inviting. String lights put off the perfect amount of lighting to give a warm ambience to any setting. Candles are another great way to add warm lighting but try a flameless option to keep your yard and home safe.


Cover It Up

Buying a cover for your patio furniture, including your fire pit table, is a great way to protect it from wind, rain and the impending winter weather. Durable, weather-resistant covers will help protect your investment and keep snow, leaves and other elements out of your fire pit table.


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 Outdoor Living Store 

Trusted Saskatoon Plumbers at Perfection Plumbing Discuss What to Do When Your Hot Water Runs Cold

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 discuss what to do when your hot water runs cold. 


When Your Hot Water Turns Cold

Let’s delve deep into the frustrating problem of running out of hot water mid-shower. We’ll explore the most common reasons for this unwanted surprise and provide useful information to better understand the inner workings of your hot water system. From outdated tanks to high demands, we’ll explain what to expect and suggest practical solutions to avoid the dreaded cold shower. So trust us, by the end of this post, you’ll feel confident in understanding the culprits behind your lukewarm or ice-cold water, and be one step closer to enjoying uninterrupted steamy showers.


Understanding the Common Culprits

Does your shower run cold sooner than it should? Or does the water refuse to heat up altogether? Before you panic and shell out money on a new water heater, it’s worth investigating some common culprits that cause heating issues. Sediment buildup in the tank is the most common cause of faulty water heaters. As water is heated, mineral deposits settle at the bottom of the tank, insulating the water from the burners and heating element. This causes your water heater to work more than it needs to and eventually damages its ability to heat water. Typically, it’s not the heating equipment that fails but wear and tear on the tank itself. A faulty thermostat can also cause issues leading to a lack of hot water.


Sediment Buildup in the Tank

One of the most common culprits of water heater problems is sediment buildup in the tank. Over time, minerals and debris can accumulate at the bottom of the tank, causing various issues. This sediment buildup can lead to reduced efficiency, heating problems, and even damage to the tank. One way to prevent sediment buildup is to flush the tank regularly. This involves draining the tank of its contents to remove any debris that has settled at the bottom. If you notice odd noises or fluctuations in water temperature, it’s a good sign that sediment buildup might be an issue.

Ignoring sediment buildup can lead to inconvenient and costly repairs. It’s essential to schedule routine maintenance to avoid any problems with your water heater. A well-maintained water heater system will operate efficiently and last longer.

If the problem persists, it’s best to call in an expert to take a closer look. A professional will assess the situation, and provide the best solution for your specific water heater needs. Don’t ignore sediment buildup in your water heater – regular maintenance or a quick call to a professional saves time, money, and frustration down the road.


A Faulty Thermostat

If you find that your water is lukewarm or cold despite an adequate power supply and size, a faulty thermostat might be the culprit. The thermostat works by regulating the heating element, which is responsible for heating the water in the tank. A common cause of a faulty thermostat is the age of the water heater. Over time, thermostats wear out, resulting in inaccurate temperature readings. Another source of malfunction is the accumulation of sediment around the thermostat. This insulation makes it difficult for the thermostat to read the water temperature accurately. Sediment buildup is often the result of not flushing the tank regularly.

Not detecting such a glitch may lead to wasted energy. The heating element could remain on longer than required, contributing to a higher electrical bill. Moreover, it could cause the heater tank to overheat, increasing the risk of leaks or complete failure.

It’s essential to schedule regular maintenance to avoid such issues. Sometimes replacing the thermostat or cleaning it is all that’s needed. For such tasks, you might require a knowledgeable professional, particularly if you lack technical expertise.


A Malfunctioning Heating Element

A Malfunctioning Heating Element: A malfunctioning heating element is a common problem that water heaters encounter. This issue could result from corrosion due to sediment buildup or general wear and tear. A faulty heating element can cause the water heater to stop delivering hot water altogether or reduce the heat supply to a large extent.

If your water heater has a malfunctioning heating element, you may notice signs such as a drop in water temperature, strange noises, or a foul odor emanating from the hot water. Replacing a heating element requires technical expertise and should be done by a qualified professional.

Ignoring a malfunctioning heating element could lead to more significant issues such as leaks, a total breakdown, or accidents. A replacement may be the best solution, especially if the heating element is susceptible to recurring problems. Regular maintenance of your water heater can prevent a malfunctioning heating element and other issues. Ensure your heating element is checked during these routine checks, and any problems are dealt with effectively.


Issues with Electrical Components

Issues with electrical components are another frequent source of problems with water heaters. Faulty wiring, loose connections, and damaged elements can all cause serious issues that affect the function and safety of your heater. In some cases, electrical problems can even lead to dangerous situations like fires and electrocution.  To avoid problems with electrical components, it’s important to have your water heater wiring and elements inspected regularly by a professional. They can not only identify issues before they become serious but also help keep your heater running efficiently and safely.


Improperly Sized Water Heater

One of the most common reasons for water heater malfunction is a unit that is improperly sized for the household’s needs. Bigger is not always better when it comes to water heaters, and a unit that is too large will not only be wasteful but costly. A water heater that is too small, on the other hand, will struggle to keep up with the household’s hot water demand. This can be particularly frustrating during peak usage times such as during the morning rush to get ready for work or school. It’s important to match the size of the water heater with the household’s hot water usage to ensure maximum efficiency. When in doubt, consult a professional to determine the correct size for your needs. Investing in the right-sized water heater will save both time and money.



Preventative Maintenance

Keeping your water heater in top shape via preventative maintenance is crucial to ensure that your water heater remains in excellent working condition. Regular inspection and servicing can identify and fix minor issues before they turn into significant problems that could end up costing you a lot in repairs or replacements.

One of the easiest things you can do to maintain your water heater is to flush the tank regularly. Sediment buildup leads to reduced efficiency and shortened lifespan. Flushing the tank will remove any accumulated mineral deposits, ensuring that your water heater can operate optimally.

Another important preventative maintenance step is to check and replace faulty valves, such as the temperature and pressure relief valves. These valves regulate pressure and temperature, so if they aren’t functioning correctly, your water heater could be at risk of becoming over-pressurized.

It’s also essential to check and replace anode rods. Anode rods are sacrificial rods that attract bacteria and minerals, preventing them from corroding your tank walls. By periodically inspecting and replacing them, you can extend your tank’s lifespan and avoid expensive replacements.

Finally, remember to check for leaks regularly. Even if you don’t notice any visible signs of leaks, such as water pooling around the tank, it’s possible for leaks to occur inside the tank, leading to rusting and corrosion. As you can see, preventative maintenance is crucial to ensure that your water heater runs smoothly and efficiently. By taking these easy steps towards the health of your heater, you’ll enjoy hot water in your home for a long time to come.


Calling in a Professional

If you have tried all the usual troubleshooting methods, but your water heater is still malfunctioning, it is time to call in a professional. An experienced and knowledgeable technician can diagnose the root cause of your water heater’s problems and provide the best solution. They will inspect all elements of your system, from the thermostat and heating elements to the electrical components and sediment buildup. Technicians also have specialized tools and equipment to easily diagnose and repair any water heater issues. Additionally, a certified professional can help you determine whether it is more cost-effective to repair or replace your current water heater. Remember, trying to fix a water heater on your own can be dangerous, so it is essential to call in a professional for any complex issues.

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