2017-07-27 / Neighbors

Ask the Experts

Casco Bay Ford

The most common inquiry we receive is “My check engine light is on. Is it safe to drive?

In most cases the answer is yes. If the check engine light is not flashing and the vehicle is performing normally you can continue to drive. The check engine light is tied to the vehicles emission system sensors and components and is an indication your vehicle is not complying with the emission standards. Although it is safe to drive with the light on don’t ignore the light completely.You should have the vehicle checked by a qualified service technician. The technician will scan the onboard computer system for diagnostic trouble codes and determine which component is causing the check engine light to come on. After the completion of the diagnosis service the proper repairs can be performed.

Veterinary Quick Care at Mill Creek

Puppies Puppies Puppies, and kittens…Is there anything more adorable? But how about when the puppies has a face full of Porcupine Quills, or the kitten is in the litter box just howling in pain because it hurts to pee. That’s what Veterinary Quick Care is for. That’s why they go to work every day. They use their love of our furry friends as motivation, combined with the science and math of medical school and art of animal handling to provide the best medicine and service possible.

With caring and experienced Veterinarians and Technicians, and state of the art equipment, they are an asset to any pet owner in the area. Located in Mill Creek next to the Shaws Grocery store in SoPo. and plenty of onsite parking, finding quality care for your pets is now easy and convenient. And, perhaps most importantly, no appointment is necessary as they are a walk-in clinic only.

So, when you get home and find your dog is vomiting and the trash is scattered all over the place, or your cat comes home with a giant cut on his face, think local, think convenient, think Veterinary Quick Care at Mill Creek. Check out their Facebook page for more information as well as information on discounts and upcoming events.

Marc Cardullo - Coldwell Banker

Marc Cardullo is a Lifetime New Englander and LOVES helping people buy and sell condominium units and Single Family homes. Marc got his start in Real Estate as a Mortgage Banker and although he loved working wth the numbers and giving his clients top tier honest service, he soon realized he wanted to be in the trenches with the Realtors. Marc has just made a an agency change to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Cape Elizabeth and looks forward to speaking with you about selling or buying a home or condominium. He has a wealth of experience and information on how to help. Call Marc today (See ad for contact information).

Nellie’s Tea CompanySouth Portland is “all about tea”

Nellie’s Tea Company in South Portland is “all about tea”. Named for the British grandmother of owner Marianne Russo, what started as a dream of owning a “little English tea room” has developed into a passion that seeks to celebrate the many cultures of tea. Recently celebrating 13 years in business, our goal is to help interested community members learn more about this diverse, ages old leaf, to provide a place and atmosphere which celebrates the civility of tea, and to share our passion for learning and tasting. In addition to offering retail tea and related accoutrements and gifts, we frequently host in-house tastings and classes, tea events throughout the community, education to community groups, as well as catered tea parties.

We welcome you to stop in for a quiet cup of tea in our casual setting, or can arrange a full tea party by reservation. Marianne is the only Certified Tea Specialist in the state of Maine and is eager to help you find a tea you enjoy. The truth is, green tea does not have to taste awful! Let us help you find one. Open Wed through Fri. 10-5; Sat. 10-3; other times by appointment. www.nelliestea.com

Home Snuggers answers your questions about RetroFoam Insulation:

1) How much will it cost? It depends on your home’s size, age, and configuration. The average is about $4,500 and Efficiency Maine pays about $1,200 of that for most customers. 2) How long does it take? Usually no more than a day or two, and it’s usually applied from outside. 3) How much will I save on my heat bill? That varies between different homes. We find 30% - 40% is common. 4) How does RetroFoam work? RetroFoam goes into the enclosed cavities and hidden gaps. It reduces outside drafts and increases thermal resistance / R-values. 5) WhatelseshouldIknow? RetroFoam is eco-friendly, odor-free, a Class 1 fire material, pest-resistant, and sound dampening. 6) Where does it come from? It’s made in Scandinavia. We import it from Norway. 7) How can I be sure that it’s well sealed? First, our technicians are highly trained. We check everything with a thermal imaging camera and the post testing by the Efficiency Maine Certified Energy Auditor gives you and us another level of quality control.

A Buyer’s Guide To Windows From A-B.E.S.T. WINDOW

Why is it important to buy local?

A-B.E.S.T. Window is the only company in the state of Maine that manufactures, sells, and installs their own windows. Studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business, rather than nationallyowned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms - continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community. Buying from a locally-owned company allows the business to hire more local people. How many years have you been in business?

A-B.E.S.T. Window has been in business since 1985. By choosing A-B.E.S.T., you’re choosing a proven company that has a demonstrated record of quality, integrity, and excellence for 32 years. Can I clean this window from the inside?

Both sashes of an A-B.E.S.T. double hung window tilt in for easy cleaning of all glass surfaces from the inside. No need to go outside or get on a ladder. How long will the installation take?

With their team of factory-trained, experienced, window installation specialist, the installation of an A-B.E.S.T. vinyl replacement window should take either one or two days. A-B.E.S.T. windows are custom made to fit the exact size of the window it’s replacing. Don’t be fooled by new construction windows which only come stock size and necessitate costly carpentry, inside trim, outside trim, plaster, sheetrock and paint. Why do some window companies insist on pressure selling me into a decision instead of letting me do some comparison shopping?

At A-B.E.S.T. Window they are so confident in their product, installation, service and price that they encourage customers to comparison shop. The reason other companies are willing to give you such a “great deal” tonight and only tonight is because they know if you comparison shop you will find a better deal. Insist on comparison shopping and don’t be pressured into quick decisions.

If you have any additional questions regarding replacement windows, please feel free to contact us at 799-6771 or sales@abestwindow.com.

At Jiffy Car Wash “It’s all about taking care of your car!”

Life in Maine can be challenging at times especially for your car.

Jiffy Car Wash & Detail Center is the leading choice for car wash and auto detailing services throughout the Portland, ME area.

Our team is committed to providing customers of the community superior service that includes a dedication to details. By the time we are done cleaning your vehicle, it will be spotless. We can clean a wide variety of vehicle including cars, SUVs, vans and trucks!

Our new Unlimited Wash Plans are the way to go starting at just $17.97 per month. Wash as often as you like for one low price.

Stop by Jiffy Car Wash & Detail Center in South Portland today and let Jiffy work their magic on your car!

Heirloom Consignment Walks You Through From the Beginning to The End!

Answers to All Consigners Questions

Without Asking! 1. Bring in your small items any time I’m open, I’ll evaluate them, assign a consignor number to you and have you sign for your inventory. 2. Most of our consignors follow their accounts online or you can call to check on sales too.

When there is money in their account they can come in anytime I’m open to receive a check or use it as store credit. 3. After your first visit you can drop off items as long as your contact information is attached. I’ll go through them and email your inventory sheet to you. Drop and run! 4. Furniture and items too numerous or bulky to bring in can be evaluated by picture sent by email or text. Some consignors bring in their phone or tablet, even their cameras for me to look through. 5. All items need to be picked up on the 90 through the 95th day or they become store property to sell or dispose of as need be. Exceptions could be consignors that have moved or have incurred cost to get them to the store. Those arrangements are made at the time their items were brought in to us.

Hour Glass Company

For over 5 years, Hour Glass Company has been committed to providing quality glass products and fast, dependable service at very competitive prices! We are local, family owned and operated, whose mission is to give you and your project the kind of attention that you deserve. We take a personal interest in your satisfaction and continue to grow by your recommendations. Unlike the larger glass companies we don’t carry a large overhead, so – we really do sell for less!

Our prices are fantastic, but our over the top, friendly service will keep you coming back!

Although Custom heavy glass shower surrounds and shower doors have evolved into our specialty, call us for ALL your glass needs! We do anything glass related – from auto glass and windshields, to residential glass replacement, custom mirror work, vinyl replacement windows and doors, to commercial doors, small storefront projects, and everything in between. Glass To Go....

Hour Glass provides affordable cut glass service- window glass, thermal glass replacement, tabletops and more. Safety Glass, frosted, etched and specialty glass is available. We even do screen repair! Heavy Glass Shower Enclosures & Shower Doors....

Hour Glass/Hour Shower excels in the installation of better quality shower enclosures & doors, in various styles, while catering to all budgets. Our team has designed and installed hundreds of shower enclosures from start to finish, from standard to fully custom enclosures. We also work with builders and architects to maximize space and bathroom functionality.

Deja Lett Team of Keller Williams Realty

The Deja Lett Team of Keller Williams Realty is the local one stop shop for all of your real estate needs! Whether you are buying, selling or investing, the Deja Lett Team is here to work for you. Here are some frequently asked questions:

• I have to sell my house before I can buy, is this even possible?

• What does it mean when people say it’s a “Sellers’ Market”?

• I’ve never bought a house before, how do I start the process?

If you’ve been searching for answers to these, or any other real estate questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Between our Listing, Buying and Administrative divisions, we have the systems, expertise in problem solving, and commitment to excellent customer service to ensure that your real estate goals are fulfilled!

207.553.2602 www.MaineHomeAdvisors.com


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