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Rainer Lippman has been the local

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With over 20 years Experience Uwe Heyde and

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To be certified by the Passivhaus Institut, a Passive

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Love Your Yard

Article supplied by James Palmer - Grajax Contracting Ltd.

In 2016 James Palmer and his family made the decision

to leave the lower mainland in search of a better family

life in Kamloops. It was a place he spent a lot of time

visiting growing up as his uncle and grandmother lived

there. They would go on family snowboarding trips to

Sun Peaks resort. After arriving he quickly noticed the

major housing boom going on at the time and started

Grajax Contracting Ltd. James had 22 years experience

in the road construction industry including 20

years as a member of the International Union of Operating

Engineers. This was his opportunity to finally live

out his dream of being his own boss.

Grajax Contracting is a landscaping company specializing

in Fencing, Retaining walls, Paving stones, Excavation,

Asphalt, Concrete, and Snow removal.

What sets GRAJAX apart is their Custom Built Cedar

Fence Panels which are made to order and never

bought from a big box store. These panels are almost

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James is also a Certified Allan Block Wall Installer and

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“We are very excited about a new product we just

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Getting to Know Debby

Always with eye on helping others and an interest in

Nursing as young lady Debby Tomich pursued the

health and first aid life as a career. She has over 15 Years

experience in first aid support work. She spent 16 years

as a Paramedic with BCEHS, thus forming the foundation

or her company Guardian First Aid. While raising 3

children she had an eye on her own and others, Debby

is blessed with 7 grandchildren but remains a busy

tireless support for the communities she serves.

What Guardian Does

Guardian First Aid Service has been working in British

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Their clients have been with coal bed methane, pole

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Why Choose Guardian

Guardian carries a wide assortment of supplies and

equipment which enables us to treat minor wounds

to critical injuries. All small companies, Organizations

and large families should invest in not just supplies but

accredited first aid training. That is what we do!

Guardian ensures reliable communication between the

Attendant, and the work areas to the nearest Medical

Center. Guardian will supply a EMERGENCY TRANS-

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REAL HOME ADVICE 9


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energy and make use of it. With the use of solar panels,

this abundant energy from the sun can be converted

into electricity. Once the energy is converted, it can be

stored for later use, or it can be coupled with the grid for

immediate use.

Eclipse Power Generation specializes in the design, supply,

installation, and maintenance of residential, commercial

and industrial power generating systems. We

got our start when we teamed up with Cummins Power

Generation by becoming a full-service dealer for their

residential and commercial backup power generators.

We noticed that there was a hole in the market with this

style of generator as there wasn’t anyone offering sales,

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We have since found other areas to expand on our power

generation business. We have seen a large interest

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Fun fact: Did you know that the sun showers the

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We have had the opportunity to help numerous customers

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and maintenance of various systems including backup

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Our most recent project was an off-grid system for a

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Paying down my mortgage or

saving for retirement

Juggling finances is often challenging, especially when you’re faced with competing priorities – paying the bills, budgeting for

a vacation, setting aside money for education, and contributing to an RRSP.

Canadians are split when it comes to deciding whether to pay down the mortgage or save for retirement:

Each Canadian’s financial situation is different.

Many want to pay down their mortgage as quickly as possible now, so

that they can use their home equity to help pay for their retirement. That

might not be the best way for you to go, since you can’t be sure how

much your home will be worth in the future. And will that home equity

provide enough money to pay for the retirement lifestyle you want to

live?

There is no standard answer, since each option has its advantages:

Pros: pay down mortgage

• Interest costs over the term of your mortgage become lower.

• You pay your mortgage off faster.

• The overall cost of your mortgage is reduced.

Pros: invest in RRSPs

• Contributions are tax deductible, which saves you money.

• Money grows tax free in your RRSP.

• Your retirement savings will grow more quickly.

Get the best of both worlds!

Another thing to keep in mind as you decide is that an RRSP directly reduces the amount of taxes you pay in the year you

make a contribution. As a result, most people can expect to receive a tax refund. While it’s tempting to spend this money,

there are strategies you can use to get an even bigger benefit from your refund cheque.

• Contribute to an RRSP and use the tax refund to pay down your mortgage. This strategy will give you all the advantages

associated with paying down your mortgage and investing in an RRSP.

• Contribute to an RRSP and use the tax refund to contribute more to your RRSP. This strategy maximizes the long-term

compounding of RRSP assets and helps build a solid capital base to fund your retirement.

In the end, choosing the “right” thing to do depends on your particular financial

situation and your long-term goals and objectives. But don’t lose sight of your retirement.

More Canadians are living longer. That means retirement income needs to

last a long time – 20 or 30 years, or even longer. I can show some strategies to you

that meet both goals.

“Canadians face more years of saving, work as chief actuary increases life expectancy,” Financial Post, April 16, 2014.

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Life’s brighter under the sun

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REAL HOME ADVICES PAINTNG PARTNER SINCE ISSUE #1

WATTERS PAINTING:

We are proud to share that Watters painting has been an advertiser and supporter of Real Home Advice since

our First issue in September of 2016. Kyle Watters the owner very early on saw the advantage we offered with

our Exclusive and Semi-Exclusive Advertising packages. As Kyle said, “I did not feel like I was in the Yellow Pages

with 20 or 30 other Painting companies”. Kyle stopped by our booth at the Home Show in 2017 and shared

that he had received direct business from his ads with us.

ABOUT WATTERS PAINTING:

With 18 years personal experience, Kyle and his 5 Qualified Staff have been serving Kelowna and area for

over 10 years. Attention to detail and only using top of the line paint is a trademark of Watters painting.

Kyle is a member of the BBB and has been a member of the Local Chamber of Commerce.

Kyle and his team focus on Residential Interior and Residential Exterior Projects in and around the Kelowna

region.

As Kyle says: “If I wouldn’t put this Paint in my House, why would I put it in Yours?”

2 SIMPLE TIPS FROM KYLE:

1. Always do the “pre walk” with the Painter and ask questions

2. Never try to do the prep work or primer without consulting your painter

DID YOU KNOW?

Over the years Kyle has been involved in the Children’s Ministry at the EVANGEL CHURCH in Kelowna. Kyle has

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12 Tips

To Protect Your Credit Score

From

Written by Brian Summefelt

President and CEO of MetCredit

Identity theft. We continue to hear of fraudsters hijacking

someone’s ID to access money or get credit. The victim is

burdened with proving “that wasn’t me!”

Identity theft also destroys one’s credit score, so you

can’t get a mortgage, vehicle loan or credit card until you

resolve things—a process that takes endless frustrating

hours. It’s not just negligent or careless people who have

their identity stolen.

It even happened to me. A photocopy of my identity

documents was compromised by a hotel administrator: an

inside job by a trusted professional. Having been a victim

despite my hyper-vigilant nature, I know the frustration

and vulnerability that accompany being targeted.

Prevention is key. These 12 tips will help reduce your risk

of identity theft:

1. Use biometric wallets like Apple Pay, a hardware-secured

payment system that uses one-time tokens rather

than credit card numbers and codes. Face and fingerprint

recognition safeguard against unauthorized use.

2. Remove any ID from your wallet or purse that you don’t

often need, and lock it away.

3. Swipe or tap your own payment cards on readers. Nearfield

communication (NFC) information used by contactless

cards can be scanned and later replicated.

4. Don’t open suspect emails or click on links within them.

Never open an unexpected attachment, no matter who it

appears to be from.

5. Be on guard for phone calls, visits, texts or emails from

strangers asking for personal information. Never give

out your date of birth, bank account number, or personal

information.

6. Refuse copying of your ID (at hotels, for instance) and

offer less invasive means of confirmation.

7. Shred all private and financial documents before discarding.

8. Update all financial institutions of any change to your

contact info.

9. Routinely check your credit reports, bank statements

and credit card bills line-by-line. Report anything suspicious.

10. Subscribe to a credit monitoring service, especially if

your identity might be compromised.

11. Look for the “https” (with an “s” for Secure) and padlock

icon beside a website’s URL indicating information is

encrypted in transit.

12. Never store your credit or debit PINs anywhere near

the cards. Use an encrypted password app.

If you suspect your identity has been compromised, get

help.

Contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, both national

credit bureaus and your local police. Together we can

reduce everyone’s risk of identity theft.

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Maintaining The Quality Of

The Floors In Your Room

Floating floor boards are usually used in the

surface mediums; that’s why it is more prone

to liquids and warps. Mopping is never recommended

if you have this kind of flooring.

How to clean your floor properly

Sweep and vacuum the floor regularly and

use a dust mop to get rid of any accumulated

dusts.

Use a damp cloth and a mild cleanser to clean

any stubborn dirt or spills on the floor. Never

use any abrasive scrubber on your floor boards

because it can damage its quality.

As much as possible, never spill any water on

the floor because it will result to any damage.

If ever this accident may happen, immediately

use a sponge or a dry cloth to get rid of the

water.

If ever there are paint, food stains or nail polish

spilled on the floor, use a rubbing alcohol or

a nail polish remover to get rid of the stains.

Wipe out the debris and never scrub the floor.

If wax is spilled on the floor, wait for it to dry up

and cool. Gently scrape the wax away and later

on use a sponge to wipe the area.

If there is a chewing gum stuck on the floor,

you an ice to harden it and scrape it away like

the way you did on the wax. Again, wipe the

area with a sponge to clean it.

Always check the manufacturer on how to

clean the floor boards. Some manufacturers

may want you to use specific brands to help

you maintain the cleanliness of the floors.

Tips for your floor boards

Do not let the floor have long periods of time

directed by sunlight, it can cause discoloration

of the floor or fade its colour. Use protectors

underneath your furniture to prevent any

scratches on the floor.

Place doormats on every door to trap the dirt

immediately and reduce it going to the floor.

If you have petsComputer Technology Articles,

always trim their nails so that they won’t

scratch your floor.

Don’t wear a stiletto heels when on the floor

because it can also scratch the floor.

Remember that a floor board that is constantly

cleaned can have a longer life and can maintain

its beautiful quality. Make sure that you

exercise good judgement in every stain that

might incur.

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International Remodeling Company Lands in Canada!

Though Smith & Sons Remodelling Experts may be a

new name in the Great White North, our business and

experience are far from that! Founded in 2008, Smith &

Sons has seen exceptional success across Australia and

New Zealand and there are now 90 Smith & Sons offices

across three countries. The success comes from a combination

of factors, not least of all our unrivalled service.

We thought we’d continue our ‘tried and tested’ traditions

and first-class systems and bring Smith & Sons

to beautiful Canada, officially putting down roots in

2016. To get acquainted with what we’re all about, we

thought you might like to know just a little about the

man behind it all, our CEO in Canada – Max Peterson.

Born and raised in Australia, Max married a lovely Canadian

girl named Liz in 1995 and together raised SIX kids

(two girls, four boys) all leading an active life in the hills

of the Okanagan Valley.

Generous with his time and efforts, Max admits he has

certainly learnt a lot from raising six kids and doing

business at the same time, “I definitely understand

the importance of completing a client’s project with

minimal disruption to home and family life. That’s part

of what we do differently, we really make a big effort

there.” But to achieve that you have to be supported by

the best systems, processes and professional people

who understand our clients’ needs. We love to hear our

clients’ comments at the end of a project:

“Smith & Sons built a garage extension for me as well as

replacing the siding on the existing garage and shop. They

did a very good job and were very professional. Unfortunately

they did such a good job my wife wants them to do

some work on the house next.”

It’s delighted clients like this that give us satisfaction

and the passion to continue to achieve the high standards

for which Smith & Sons are known. Though he’s

off the tools these days, Max is a 30-year construction

veteran and has high standards when it comes to

executing a ‘concept to completion’ build or remodel,

which is exactly why he’s our driving force behind Smith

& Sons Canada. “As a business that relies so strongly on

repeat customers, we have to make sure our design,

plan and construct process is flawless and our people

are good people and excellent builders.”

Max’s heart for Smith & Sons Canada is to add value

for every client on every project by giving a first-class

service that results in a beautifully finished home that

can be loved for years to come. It becomes a very personal

thing and Max believes firmly in the Smith & Sons

culture and the almost ‘obsessive’ work ethic it demonstrates.

“We start well and we finish strong.”

They say “Choose a job you love, and you will never

have to work a day in your life”, so when it comes to

Smith & Sons Max explains, “I enjoy the creativity in the

design, plan and construct process, whether it’s a renovation

or full build. A renovation is always a great challenge

because it takes some extra creative navigation. Now I’m

enjoying running a Canadian business with a system and

culture I believe in.”

Max loves a chat; give him a call

about your upcoming project

ideas that need a little help to

take shape…

Max Peterson

CEO

Smith & Sons Remodeling Experts

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Scout Out the Correct Kitchen & Bath Faucets

One of the best quality significant effects of life is

Faucet plumbing in your home. And the only way in

order to ensure you to start and end your day right your

faucet has to be very durable and reliable.

Now these are the way to Scout Out the Correct Kitchen

Faucets

In order to make your kitchen decor themes as well

accommodate your available space, current plumbing

capabilities, and the kitchen sink, your kitchen faucets

as to suit. Cold gauges and separate hot and the faucet’s

nozzle also be three drilled holes of the Two-handle

kitchen faucets.

Cold and hot gauge and nozzle piece together; the

all-in-one fixture, are from the Single handle kitchen

faucets, and this is also very convenient.

The most greatness for all your rinsing and cleaning

tasks is the classic pull out kitchen spray faucet, plumbing

within your walls to accommodate the faucet, is

mostly required for kitchen faucets.

Flexible hose and a retractable revolutionizes the

kitchen faucet experience, and you may want nothing

else but a pullout spray kitchen faucet. Pot filler faucets

are mounted near the range and do double duty as pot

fillers and cold-water dispensers. Remember to check

out bar faucets for your home bar when you are trying

to entertain.

Essential to your way of living are your faucets. Rely on

top faucet brands such as Franke to bring the best into

your home at a value that is unsurpassed or Kohler,

Moen, Delta, American Standard.

A range of styles is offered in a countless selection of

finishes to suit your kitchen’s décor and your personal

tastes.

The way to Scout out the Correct Bathroom faucets

they are the certain things you need to take notice

whenever you are shopping for one. Because bathroom

faucets are very necessary. A crucial consideration

when adding a faucet or changing an existing one.

They are countertop space and accommodations and

Existing plumbing capabilities. Why sinks come with

pre-drilled holes, so are would like advice to make sure

you get the right faucet for the corresponding sink.

In a case like this, there are different faucet sizes available,

and the conventional ones 8’’ center set faucets

and 4’’ widespread style faucets. Install basin faucets

that consist of separate hot and cold-water spouts in

order to be truly vintage look And These two types

of faucets require 3 holes in the countertop or sink in

order to be installed properly.

In impressive modern designs with multiple water jets

that turn the shower into a real luxury, you have to

remember to check out a full range of shower faucets,

available. Note many tub faucets come with separate

hand showers for a convenient way to bathe because.

Check out tub and whirlpool faucets. Has to be also

taken to work as well. Too traditional and to Victorian in

countless finishes Bathroom faucets are surely available

in styles.

When you talk in the line of accommodation Vessel filler

faucets are tall faucets that accommodate the unique

vessel style sink; faucet and a vessel sink offers a trendy

accent and an original for your bathroom.

They resemble the widespread bathroom style faucet-

Science Articles, but mount on the wall; Note when to

accommodate a wall mount bathroom sink. You will

need plumbing available within your walls.

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Article written by : Jack MacKenzie VP National Business development

Getting to Know

Our Roofing Partner

in Kelowna

Real Home Advice is proud of all of our Ad partners

and we are especially proud of our Roofing Partner

Sean Schwemler the owner of Elevation Roofing in

Kelowna.

Getting to Know Sean and His Team

Sean was incorporated and has been serving the

Kelowna Market for 7 years. They service Kelowna and

the surrounding area. Sean has 15 Years of Roofing

Experience and has 5 Roofing Specialist on his staff Full

Time along with 15 Seasonal workers to round out his

team.

Our Scope of Work

Elevation Roofing is a Residential and Commercial

Sloped Roofing expert. Our work portfolio includes

many Strata Communities (Apartments/Townhomes),

High End Homes, and even a home in Greece. We

quote all jobs big and small. Our Expertise is dedicated

to Roofing

Sean’s Home Owner Tips

Always get three quotes, call suppliers for references

on companies, and pick the best fit for you! Suppliers

won’t say anything negative of course, but they keep

a close eye on everyone in the industry and can guide

you in the right direction as far the best fit for your

needs.

Sean’s Company and Community Vision

“Our main goal is to support growth for the laborers

and skilled tradesman in our industry and to provide

the best future for both them and the industry as a

whole”. “My main goal in starting this company was to

try our best to change the typical image of the roofing

industry” We strive to be community friendly, supportive

and a reliable trustworthy company that does it

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As our foundation grows so will our community involvement

with organizations like the YMCA, Kelowna

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BRITISH COLUMBIA BUSINESS DIRECTORY

To Our Valued Readers and Advertisers

Real Home Advice is proud to continue in 2019 the Business

Service Directory for our readers in British Columbia.

Our main objective continues to be providing current and

reliable information to our readership in the areas of home

trends, renovations, services, decoration and real estate.

Our readership has come to rely on our updated and relevant

editorials. The body of the magazine has evolved over

the last few years. We focus on the Editorial content first

and ad content second. This has allowed us to have exclusive

and prominent ad spaces in the magazine and allows

for better visibility. Our readers told us they still would like

a directory of companies and services…. We listened…

The directory allows our readers to easily access services or

products in one area. We have selected the companies for

the section to ensure our readers are getting good services

and products. As with ALL our ad Partners in the magazine

Big or Small, we like to partner with the ‘Best”.

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Business & Service Directory

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a call today at 780.406.6441 or email adcopy@realhomeadvice.ca

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