Home Repair Clinic - August Newsletter

posted by Jim Salmon - 

The "dog days of summer" actually has nothing to do with dogs. It has to do with the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun. It's generally associated with the time period from July 3 to August 11.

 WHAT??   

Nothing at all to do with actual dogs?!  Wishbone has gone 'surfing' for pictures to prove otherwise. It's undecided if it actually proves otherwise but we must admit he has found some very cute pictures! 

        

       

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Do your landscape beds look as nice now as they did in the spring when they were brought back to life?  Landscape wear and tear from the weather, the pets, and even the kids is natural by this time of year.  That's what summer is all about and you wouldn't want to change it.  But if summer has taken it's toll and the beds are looking a bit worse for the wear you could always call John Welch Enterprise Inc. and have his crew refresh them.  There are not enough times in life that we get a do-over but this is one of them, give John Welch Enterprise Inc. a call and "do-over" your landscape to enjoy for the rest of the summer and throughout the fall.     

     Fresh mulch makes it beautiful again!

1723 State Route 444 Victor, NY 14564-9331 Telephone: 585-924-4488

You can remodel your home until it sparkles and shines and has the very best, the very top of the line of everything...but when you lie down at night all that seems irrelevant if you cannot sleep because your pillow is terrible!  How many pillows have you tried?  Most people have spent an inordinate amount of money buying pillows and not being able to use them.  Or return them.  And how can you know until you've tried it?  We can't help you.  At least we can't tell you what pillow to purchase.  But we can give you some pillow education!

Down Pillow Filling:

Down pillow filling is malleable and holds its shape well so therefore is a good support for your head and neck.  A down pillow is also light and  durable.  However, down pillows can retain your heat and become too warm and they tend to be on the more expensive side.

Feather Pillow Filling:

Feather pillow filling is a bit less expensive but is also light and malleable.  However, feather filling can become flat and quite uncomfortable.  Like down, a feather pillow retains heat.

Polyester Fiberfill Pillow Filling:

Polyester fiberfill pillows are reasonably priced and therefore very popular.  These pillows are lightweight and easy to clean.  On the down side polyester fiberfill pillows become lumpy, retain heat and are potentially hazardous due to the chemical ingredients used to make the polyester fibers.

Memory Foam Pillow Filling:

Memory foam filling (also shredded memory foam fill) is malleable, offers support and doesn't lose shape.  However, there can be an "off-gassing" odor.

Buckwheat Hull Pillow Filling:Buckwheat hull filling offers a unique ability to perfectly conform to the shape of your head and neck, is eco-friendly, and promotes air flow which keeps the pillow (and you) cool.  The down side is that buckwheat hulls make a rustling noise when shifted and can take a while to get used to as well as that the pillow is extremely heavy.

You've determined that your window(s) have lived their full life, and maybe then some.  You've come to the place that it is no longer a question of if but when.  The next step is to find the best contractor for the job. 

When it comes to replacement windows choose Comfort Windows.

Replacement windows are a significant investment that will pay you back in increased comfort, energy savings, and home value. 

Visit www.comfortwindows.com and read why you should choose them.  They offer a compelling list of reasons and JimSalmon.com agrees.  Comfort Windows.  Only Comfort Windows!

1380 Scottsville RdRochester, New York 14624 Phone: 585-235-7839

Memphis Barbecue Sauce - A mixture or sweet and vinegar with a hint of heat. 

We came upon this recipe at www.thespruceeats.com and think it would be a nice addition to add to a bbq rib feast!

1 cup ketchup1/2 cup apple cider vinegar1/2 cup water1/4 cup pureed onion2 tablespoons minced garlic2 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons molasses2 tablespoons brown sugar1 tablespoons prepared mustard1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1/2 tablespoon paprika1/2 tablespoon mild chili powder2 teaspoons dried oregano1 teaspoons dried thyme1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Melt butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add onion and saute for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add garlic and cook for 15-20 seconds or until it becomes fragrant.  Do not let the garlic burn or it will cause the sauce to become bitter. Add remaining ingredients (vinegar last), reduce heat and simmer over low for 12-15 minutes. Stir every so often.

2. Remove sauce from heat and let cool for 20 minutes.

Use right away or store in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week after preparation.  

3. Rewarm sauce for 30 seconds at a time until it reaches room temperature. Serve on the side.

4. Use sauce on any meats and vegetables.  This can be served as a side sauce or table sauce.

Services include HVAC / ductwork cleaning, mold testing and remediation, IAQ Testing, whole house air exchange systems, and air purifier equipment and products.  And don't forget Indoor Air Professionals is the place to go for the much talked about Kanberra All Natural Air Purifiers!

Rochester 1344 University Ave Rochester, NY 14608 585-427-8020 

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There is nothing better than a clean vehicle.  The only thing that comes close is having a Buckmans Gift Card in your wallet!  Purchase a Buckmans Gift Card for all the gift giving occasions coming up and while you're at it purchase one for yourself too!

Buckmans Car Wash Gift Card value can be used towards the purchase of services at any Buckmans Car Wash location:

34 North Winton Road Rochester 14610 585-442-4468 

6273 Brockport-Spencerport Road Brockport 14420 585-637-5595 

2234 Chili Avenue Rochester 14624 Phone: 585-247-1727 

Ridge Road West and Long Pond Road Rochester 14626 585-723-1540 

40 Nichols Street Spencerport 14559 585-349-1795

Order your gift card online here!

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Harman Hardwood Flooring Co. far exceeds any other hardwood flooring company around.  Not even close!  The folks at Harman Hardwood Flooring Co. go so far above and beyond, just take a look at their website and you'll see what we mean.  The Hardwood Wizard is such an awesome tool!  And the information they share on their blog?  It almost feels like insider information!!

You know when a company cares as much as they do that the product and service will meet and go above every expectation you have.  That's why we love Harman Hardwood Flooring Co. and that's why you will love them too!

Working with Harman Hardwood Flooring Co. is a gift!   Contact Harman Hardwood Flooring Co. at 585-546-1221.

29 Hebard St. Rochester, NY 14605 

Just sayin.

Knucklehead Craft Brewing426 Ridge Rd. Webster, NY 14580585-347-6236

And for the ADULTS: 

The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

 

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