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Devin Tremblay with Power House Electric Ltd.: 1st Quarter Customer Service Trade Partner

Posted by Bob L. on Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Pacesetter Homes would like to recognize Devin Tremblay with Power house Electric Ltd. for his outstanding customer service commitment and support.  Devin showcases an attention to detail and strives to make things right, whether it be a service call or everyday work practices.

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Solving the mystery of the frozen lock

Posted by Joel S. on Sun, Jan 12, 2020

QUESTION: My son and his wife have a relatively new house, about five or six years old, and every winter their front door lock freezes so you cannot put a key into it.

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Quick Tips To Pay Down Your Debt

Posted by Matt D. on Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Being debt-free has a number of benefits, especially when you’re trying to buy a home. Lower debt tends to increase your credit score, which means that you’ll qualify for better mortgage rates. Reduced debt payments can increase the amount of money the bank will lend you for your home. And eliminating your debt gives you more financial freedom with your budget.

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Keep An Eye On Trees

Posted by Curt K. on Sun, Jan 5, 2020

Big snowfalls can settle onto tree limbs, making them heavy and more prone to breaking — which can be especially dangerous if a tree is within reach of your house. Ease the burden on your trees by brushing off snow after each snowfall, using a broom to extend your reach. Don’t shake the tree to remove snow, since this can cause brittle limbs to break. Proper tree maintenance in the fall, paired with regular snow removal, should help prevent breakage — but if a limb does fall during winter, have it removed as soon as weather permits.

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Trade Safety Tip:  Radon Gas

Posted by Bob L. on Fri, Jan 3, 2020

What is Radon? 

Radon is a colourless, odourless and tasteless radioactive gas that is formed naturally in the ground by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rocks and water. Radon gas breaks down further to form radioactive particles “progeny" that can be breathed into the lungs. As a gas, radon is slowly released from the ground, water, and some building materials that contain very small amounts of uranium, such as concrete, bricks, tiles, gannet, and gyproc.

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