JOB Heating & Air Conditioning’s wonderful staff will be more than happy to provide you with an estimate for any home comfort improvement that you have in mind. They also offer training classes at your personal site for maintenance and they also offer home heating tune-ups. JOB are Trusted Saskatoon Furnace experts and they can also help you with all your Saskatoon plumbing needs! If your heating system is beyond repair, or if you just want to upgrade or update, our team will be more than happy to provide you with an estimate for any home comfort improvement that you have in mind. We are an independent Lennox Dealer and we offer training classes at your personal site for maintenance and home heating tune-ups. We can also help you with all your Saskatoon plumbing needs too! You can be assured that JOB Heating & Air Conditioning will be there to help. In this Saskatoon furnace article, Jeff Bolton, owner of JOB, highlights how important it is to be aware of the threat of carbon monoxide and he shares some winter safety tips for your home.
What does that do and why does it matter?
I was recently in two Saskatoon residences with gas inspections to investigate the source of carbon monoxide in the homes. Thank heavens both homeowners had carbon monoxide detectors, that in my opinion, saved their lives. Both days I went home and checked my CO detector.
When was the last time that you checked your CO Detector?
Go do it now then come back and finish reading…
So how this works is usually the fire department or Sask Energy get a call, then they visit the home with their carbon monoxide meters to assess the level and then, if reading show and issue they red tag the furnace unit and shut off the gas. The Red Tag program provides a consistent means for gas utilities, propane distributors, gas contractors or others deemed appropriate by the chief gas inspector to report unresolved gas-related deficiencies or identify reoccurring design flaws. The issuing of red tags is only done by a licensed gasfitter.
What to do when you have a red tag.
The homeowner should then call us to come to correct the problem. We will go through the furnace and water heater with a fine-tooth comb to attempt to find the source of the carbon monoxide.
Sometimes it is a crack in a heat exchanger, however, sometimes the furnace and water heater are working exactly as they should. It is then incumbent upon us to investigate why the carbon monoxide is present in the home. In these locations we often find that the homes are drawn into negative pressure, what that means is that the homes are exhausting more air than fresh air coming into the home. As you may remember from science class, areas of high pressure always go to areas of low pressure. So what happens is the high pressure outside finds a way into the area of low pressure (inside the home) through any possible route. If the doors and windows are closed then the only other hole in the home is the chimney. Air begins to flow down the chimney to replace the air that’s being exhausted out of the home. So why is that an issue? This becomes a problem when the furnace or water heater begins to fire and there is no draft up the chimney. This then results in the products of combustion (carbon monoxide) being vented into the home.
What can homeowners do to prevent this from happening?
There are items in your home to prevent this from happening. In most cases, the insulated vent that runs from the outside of your home into the furnace room brings what we call combustion air. The combustion air helps to regulate the pressure of your home preventing your home from getting into a negative air pressure situation. This is also the air that is used when the furnace or water heater are firing up and sometimes this air supply can become blocked. On occasion, we have found that homeowners will purposely block the intake because they don’t like the cold air coming in.
I need to stress how important this is and that by blocking this you are putting yourself and your family at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. So please don’t block this or if you have, open it up immediately.
Another more common problem is that the air intakes themselves become blocked. These intakes appear from the outside like exhaust vents but when you bend over and look up inside them they are in fact air intakes with a screen that needs to be clear of all debris. A good rule of thumb is to walk around the perimeter of your home and look for these vent/intake hoods. Look up inside them and clean them up. This is a simple 10-minute job and this will help to protect you from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Do your intakes look like this?
- Go outside today walk around your home and clean these intakes.
- Check your carbon monoxide detectors
- Check your smoke alarms.
These 2 devices save lives every day you just don’t hear about it. If you don’t have a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector buy them and put them in your home today. I promise you they save lives.
Then have us come out and do a furnace tune-up. We test the furnace and ensure it is functioning as it should be, in addition, we clean the parts of the furnace that you cannot.
JOB products and services include:
We can't tell you how many calls and requests we have had over the years for a Trusted Saskatoon handyman, so we are thrilled to announce we found one!!
We are excited to welcome Wes Doerksen, AKA Mr Fixer to the Saskatoon Directory of Excellence in the Saskatoon Contractors category!
In addition to his handyman skills, Wes also offers a wide range of expertise in general contracting services to Saskatoon, Warman, Martensville and the surrounding area. With over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry Mr. Fixer is able to handle any of your small or medium sized jobs from Plumbing to Drywall, Electrical to soffit & fascia repair, Wes excels in all aspects of home maintenance, repairs and improvements.
It is very evident that Wes prides himself on fast, friendly service. As we have verified as part of the Trusted application process, he carries all relevant licenses and insurance so this offers his customers peace of mind. His decades of professional experience provide a level of expertise and flexibility that means he is an expert in small or medium jobs. Wes is passionate about what he does and he strives for both quality workmanship and outstanding communication.
But don’t just take our word for it, read what happy customers had to say when we spoke to them as part of our customer survey stage:
"I hired Wes to reinforce my deck as well as repair my sump pump. He had fair pricing and did great quality work. I was impressed with his responsiveness and how tidy he worked. I found him very easy to talk to, honest, and trustworthy. I will definitely use his services again." Steph Sim, Saskatoon
“I was so please by the work Mr. Fixer did for me. He is easy to talk to in fact he kept open communication with my through my whole project, I found this to be a step above others I have dealt with. I was pleased with how well Wes managed his time and how accommodating he was, he will be the first one I call when I have another project that needs doing.” Carol
“Wes has helped us out more than we’d like to admit! First with our bathroom where we demolished everything down to the studs.Wes drywalled, taped, mudded and sanded for us and did a great job, Then he helped us again when we ripped apart our front entrance! He’s saved us so much time and we are so happy, Highly recommend!” Suzy McCracken, Saskatoon.
Eliminate the hassle and get things fixed with Mr. Fixer!
If you are a frustrated homeowner too, we recommend Wes, he is determined
to make home maintenance an honest, easy and pleasant experience.
Lia Reese Canada offers a full range of skin care products for multiple skin types & conditions!
Lia Reese Botanicals and Asher Ty For Men products are fragrance-free, paraben free, use natural botanicals and 100% pure essential oils. Our traditional formulas feature result-focused ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid (plant derived), Retinol, Alpha & Beta Hydroxy Acids, and Vitamins & Botanical Extracts! Lia Reese Cosmetics are paraben free, allergy tested, hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. Most importantly all products are also sensitivity tested, non-comedogenic (pore-clogging) and NOT tested on animals and Lia Reese is Canada Made, Saskatchewan Inspired!
Lia Reese is a Trusted Saskatoon Skin Care and Cosmetics Store!
Lia Reese is Made In Canada & Currently Not Sold In China - What that Means To The Canadian Consumer
Did you know that currently, the Chinese government requires tests on animals for all imported cosmetics and any special use cosmetics, regardless of where they were manufactured.
Why does that matter to Canadian consumers?
In 2012, PETA exposed the fact that some formerly cruelty-free companies ( Brands such as L’Oreal, MAC and Nars, to name a few examples) had quietly started paying the Chinese government to test their products on animals in order to sell them in that country. Thankfully, the Chinese government has recently announced that, by 2020, these long-contested laws that made animal testing compulsory will finally be lifted. The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) has announced that the Chinese government has approved nine non-animal based methods, with the new legislation coming into play in 2020.
Lia Reese Canada Announced as the Official Beauty Partner of the 2020 JUNO Awards!
Lia Reese can be purchased online, or in-store through Just For You Day Spa and Gift Studio. Lia Reese Products include:
The Trusted Saskatoon directory team are thrilled to brag about our newest partner in the Saskatoon General Contractors category, Geransky Bros Construction. A family-owned and operated company, they have been in business for over four decades. Over that time they have committed to an increased emphasis on industry-wide, safe work practices.
The Geranskys have a great reputation for customer service and they excel at problem-solving, which is a vital skill in the construction industry. In addition, they promote safe work practices as standard and recently implemented a 21-Day Safety Challenge (April 2019.) aimed at putting a fresh perspective on workplace safety training.
They deserve all the kudos, as they truly go the extra mile to provide excellent service and quality work as standard.
Geransky's Community Support.
With a 40 year history and belief that it is important to give back to the community that they live and work in, each year Geransky Brothers Construction commit to providing funds and time to various local causes and non-profits such as:
Each year they commit to donating funds and time to various causes, both big and small. Such as, helping build a new skate park in Martensville and sponsoring local sports teams.
40 Years Of Excellence
Geransky Brothers Construction was founded by Ed & Irvin Geransky in 1975, with their brother Dennis Geransky joining the business by 1977. As the proud owner and CEO today, Dennis’s active involvement and his senior management team beside him, Geransky Bros Construction will continue to not only be a success but will continue to thrive in an ever growing community. What began as three brothers creating a family business, has expanded to employ over 45 experienced professionals in their field with over half of these employees having been with Geransky Bros Construction for at least ten years.
“Geransky Bros. Construction is in the business of satisfying customers, and we believe our skill and innovative ideas such as footing keyways and crack control joints in walls make Geransky Bros Construction a leader in the business. Our full-time office personnel with radio and GPS dispatched units save you, the consumer, time and money.”
When we were speaking to Geransky's customers as part of the Unique Trusted verification process we consistently heard great things. Read some of the first hand experience below.
"When I come across a home with foundation issues or have questions about a properties concreat I can call Geransky Bros, they will send someone out to take a look right away. They are a well run buisness with good pricing and great quality work." Kal Montana (Montana Homes)
"I have been dealing with this company for more than 10 years now and I will never look back, great people, great workmanship, great prices and always new equipment." Kelvin Mah
“Prompt and professional and accommodated all our needs. They helped us with demolition of an old house and building the foundation for our new infill. Would highly recommend for any constructions needs.” Ryan Holowaty.
In the Trusted Saskatoon community, we all have our parts to play to ensure we maintain the standards and high level of integrity we promote. To ensure that our partners are upholding these guarantees, we have a MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM, where we ask people in Saskatoon to share their experience by filling out a report to tell us about their experience with a Trusted Saskatoon Partner! Our latest business to be mystery shopped was HomeQuarter Coffeehouse & Bakery Trusted Saskatoon Caterer & Bakery. This particular mystery shop was conducted by twin 11year olds Eden & Esmé who took the mission very seriously! Enjoy!
TRUSTED PARTNER: HomeQuarter
Name of Shoppers: Eden & Esmé T- Aged 11yrs
MYSTERY SHOP CHECKLIST
- How was the greeting/ welcome/ call answered? The man at the counter was very nice and helpful
- Product/industry knowledge of staff? The offered Mom lots of different coffee options, she likes coffee and said it was really good coffee.
- If a quote is required is the quote well laid out/ clear? All the prices were on the menu board above the counter
- Did they ask where you found them? No
- Was the place well presented? clean and tidy? The cafe is very nice inside - they have lots of glass and many different places to sit. There is a place for little kids to play, booths to sit in and even an upstairs part which was more private. They also had lots of places to plug in our chargers so we could use our phone and they had free wifi. It was very clean.
- Overall experience 1-10. 9.5
- Would you return as a customer/ recommend them to close friends? Yes, we have been back and want to go again as there are lots of nice things in the bakery cabinet we would like to try.
- Did anyone stand out as exceptional? If so who? Why – The person that makes the cakes and pastries as they are very very good and the man that made Mom's coffee and our chai lattes is very talented at making nice patterns on top of the drinks. Our Step-Dad tries to do them at home but don't look as nice as the ones at HomeQuarter.
Refer to the Trusted Guarantees- Did they live up to expectations?
- Provide the service and quality promised. - YES
- Complete the job on time. – YES
- Charge the price quoted with NO surprises- YES
- Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs- YES
- Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind – Nothing went wrong
Please share any other comments relating to your experience with the company.
"The scone, the cinnamon bun and Mom's sandwhich were all very tasty - the cinnamon bun was the best though, it was perfect. The Chai Latte was the 2nd best we have ever had. My Mom asked what the best was and we told her it was from a little place inside the Farmers Market a while ago . Mom started laughing because this was the place that used to be inside the Farmers Market - so really they have done the 1st and 2nd best chai lattes ever!
HomeQuarter also offer catering - based on what you have tasted would you like HomeQuarter to cater an event for you?
If we had a birthday party that was catered or if we could order from HomeQuarter on Health Hunger at school we would be really excited! We are sure the catering is as good as the food and drink we have had. They are very good at everything they do.
Congratulation Lee, Grace and the team at HomeQuarter! and you have proved once more that you deserve the PROMOTION, ENDORSEMENT and KUDOS that we love to heap upon you. Great Saskatoon and area businesses like yours deserve the promotion
MOST importantly the public in Saskatoon can feel confident that when they choose a Trusted business from The Saskatoon Directory of experts
they will be glad they did!! No risk..no stress...just Trusted businesses at their fingertips waiting to serve them!