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Grill Safety

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We are well into the spring months and you can start to smell the savoury scent of grilled BBQ and burgers in the air. Even though it is not officially summer yet, this hot and sunny weather makes us want to get our grills out and enjoy the outdoors. As June is National Safety Month, we thought we would share some grilling safety tips to help us prepare for any risks involved. We think everything tastes better when grilled and knowing these guidelines will help us make the most of our grilling. Here are our top 5 safety guidelines to guarantee a fun and safe barbecue party.

• Read the owner’s manual
The simplest, yet often forgotten, guideline is to read the instructions first. Typically, there are also safety guidelines included in the manual that can be helpful in ensuring your safety and the people around you.
• Grills are for outside only
Grills are never for indoor use and when setting up, make sure your grill is in an open area and away from walls or any combustible objects that could easily catch fire or melt, such as dry leaves or vinyl siding.
• Keep grill stable
It is important to keep the grill on even ground. This will ensure the hot grill is stable and will not be tipped over. Never attempt to move a hot grill. It is easy to stumble or drop it and could result in serious burns.
• Materials to use
Use barbecue utensils with long handles to avoid burns and splatters. In terms of clothing, make sure you are not wearing shirts that have hanging tails and your apron strings are properly tied to avoid catching fire. Don’t forget to use flame-retardant mitts to protect your hands from the heat. Also, consider placing a grill pad or splatter mat beneath your grill to protect your deck or patio from any grease.
• Be ready to extinguish flames and never leave a grill unattended once lit
When setting up your grill, make sure you have easy access to a garden hose or fire extinguisher. You can also use baking soda to control a grease fire. Just make sure you never leave a grill unattended once lit to ensure you can respond quickly in case of a fire.

Being cautious and prepared for any risks involved with grilling ensures you’ll get the most fun out of your grilling. So get those grills out, call your friends and have a fun and safe barbecue party!

June 7, 2022

Spring Cleaning

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Spring is in the air after a long winter season. It is time to put away those thick winter coats, breath in the fresh air and give your home a good clean and declutter in the process. This can be a really overwhelming task if you go at it without a plan and you might miss little things that shouldn’t be ignored. As a reminder, we have come up with a spring cleaning list that you shouldn’t forget when tackling this task! So open the windows wide, let in the fresh air, pop the radio on loud and let’s get started!

1. Wash seldom-cleaned linens.
This is really simple yet we almost always forget to do it. Take all the curtains in your home and load them into your washer. While waiting, you can wipe off your blinds or start cleaning a different area in your home.

2. Let in the light!
The sun is out and it is gorgeous! One way to ensure that you’re letting in all the light is to clean the windows really well, inside and outside. This can also be the perfect time to dust off your light fixtures if you don’t regularly do that. When the sources of light in your home are all clean and clear, you’ll find it brighter and more inviting!

3. Pay attention to nooks and crannies.
So important yet so easy to miss! Cobwebs in ceiling corners and dusty baseboards can often be ignored when doing your regular cleaning. Make this a fun task by getting your kids to help you with wiping the lower areas. Keep it easy by running a Swiffer dry sweeper along the tops of the baseboards.

4. Perform longer-term maintenance.
If you have leather couches, spend more time conditioning them. If your home is carpeted, give the carpets a good clean. Carpet cleaning is an important routine that you must never miss as it is expensive to constantly change it. Simply cleaning it regularly and giving it a good-steam cleaning once in a while will help you save money in the long run.

After cleaning, make your home smell delicious and lovely by diffusing essential oils or baking something wonderful. Invite friends over for brunch or host a fondue night. Share your clean, bright new home and make some new memories!

For a more detailed spring cleaning checklist, feel free to download our Spring Cleaning Checklist to get your home into top-notch shape inside and out!

March 21, 2022

2018 Trades of the Year

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North Ridge’s sub-trades are vital to our business in providing quality products and services. Many of our primary trades including electrical, plumbing and heating have been working with us for over 25 years. Long-term relationships as such are the result of their commitment to quality, overall performance, and after-sales service.

Each year, we acknowledge the trades and suppliers that go above and beyond by exceeding our expectations and aligning with us and our corporate mission, vision, and values.

Together – we are building a better tomorrow!

This year, we would like to congratulate the following trades, for each winning the 2018 Trade of the Year for single-family housing and also for large projects: Ireland Roofing and L & L Heating and Cooling.

We would also like to congratulate the following two Clutch Performers of the Year: ASL Paving and Freezen’s Framing.

 

April 2, 2019