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In a Pandemic, Grow your Own Carrots

Here is a little something not related to business, but I just have to say.

So these days, people are talking about growing your own foods, your own produce, even doing your own hunting for meat. Well, to me this sounds a lot like Farming. And absolutely no disrespect to any Farmer, as I fully understand and appreciate their hard work and what it takes to “Farm” and to get the food to the grocery store.

Growing produce in my backyard is no different then life on the Farm.

Not for Me!

I discovered quite young that farming was definitely not for me.  Every summer when I was young, we would wind up at my Aunt & Uncles farm for a week. 

  • Picking berries?  sounded great, until I found out you had to deal with all the nasty bugs first.  And there were a dozen rows of berries to pick, or they’d go bad.
  • Feeding the cows & chickens?  ok, didn’t sound too bad, until I lost my shoes in the muck crossing over to the chicken pen.
  • Milking the cows?  never worked for me until the one time I ended up with a face full of cow milk. 

How about fresh farm food?  Sounds great!

  • you get fresh cow meat to eat… Great!  until the 1st time I woke up in the morning and walked into the basement bathroom where I was nicely surprised by a dead cow in the bath tub.  I’ll take my fresh beef from the licensed meat market, thank you very much.
  • fresh range chickens… Awesome, except we had to pluck, clean & gut our own chickens!  And don’t forget the “sack” inside.  And, yes, the first few times I did this, I broke the sack and ended up an absolute mess, and the chickens were no good to eat.  And don’t mention the plucking of the feathers.  I truly hated dealing with wet sticky feathers, and worse, if we didn’t get the whole feather, we ended up with prickly chicken to eat.
  • your own garden fresh vegetables… plowing seeds in the hot sun, baking for days or weeks as you deal with bugs and weeds, sweaty as you picked the vegetables that were good for eating.  Sorry, but I love my grocery store where it is cool and bug-free in the produce section.

And don’t forget the smells of the pig pen, decay, manure, dead bugs & the constant smell of fermenting animal from the basement. 

Oh, how I love my grocery store!

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RBA Mechanical Inc has been in operation for over 20 years. 
We have full WCB employee coverage in good standing, and full liability insurance.

Our Technical Qualifications:
  • Journeyman Masters Degree
  • Journeyman Class A Gasfitter (with inter-provincial red seal)
  • Journeyman Plumber (with inter-provincial red seal)
  • Cross Connection Control Tester
  • Cross Connection Control Device Repair Technician
  • Member of the Canadian Hydronics Council for Hydronic Installer

For heavy commercial & industrial plants:

  • OSSA Elevated Platform
  • OSSA Fall Protection
  • OSSA Confined Space Entry & Monitor
  • SCBA Certified
Our Qualifications
RBA Mechanical Inc has been in operation for over 20 years. 
We have full WCB employee coverage in good standing, and full liability insurance.

Our Technical Qualifications:
  • Journeyman Masters Degree
  • Journeyman Class A Gasfitter (with inter-provincial red seal)
  • Journeyman Plumber (with inter-provincial red seal)
  • Cross Connection Control Tester
  • Cross Connection Control Device Repair Technician
  • Member of the Canadian Hydronics Council for Hydronic Installer

For heavy commercial & industrial plants:

  • OSSA Elevated Platform
  • OSSA Fall Protection
  • OSSA Confined Space Entry & Monitor
  • SCBA Certified

Our Qualifications
Our Safety Program
RBA Mechanical has been using a safety program since it's development in 1998. The use of our program by all our employees has shown to be very effective, as we have had no health or safety claims in our 20 year history.

NOTE: this edition has been updated to include our new "Public Health" safety policy.

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RBA Mechanical has been using a safety program since it's development in 1998. The use of our program by all our employees has shown to be very effective, as we have had no health or safety claims in our 20 year history.

NOTE: this edition has been updated to include our new "Public Health" safety policy.

Click here to view.

Our Safety Program

Our store is dedicated to supporting local, so everything listed in our store is available to Sherwood Park and Edmonton locations only. Contact us for an estimate, if you are located outside these areas.

Discounts and coupons cannot be combined on any one purchase invoice.

All equipment must be fully accessible.

You will be contacted to book your appointment within 2 business days.

  • All service work is completed by a qualified Journeyman.
  • We follow all COVID 19 rules & regulations to ensure your health and safety.
  • We remove all our packaging & debris from work site.
  • All work will be completed as specified in your service description.
  • When work is completed, you will receive your official invoice with full service description, for your records.
  • All prices are based on flat rate pricing with NO hidden fees. See Additional Fees for exceptions.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have placed your order, there is no cancellation of service.
If you have a question regarding a product, service, or availability, please contact us PRI OR to placing your order.

Payments

  • Credit card payments - we accept all major credit cards online through the Stripe platform.  We accept visa and master card payments over the phone.
  • Online E-Transfer payments - an email address for automatic deposit will be provided to you.
  • We also accept G Pay and Apple Pay payments online or through your invoice.
  • Po / invoice payments - you must hold an established Account with RBA Mechanical. All 1st time clients are required to pay by credit card or e-transfer payments.

Warranty

Our service warranty is 90 days on workmanship. All parts & equipment is based on Manufacturers’ warranty policies and may range between 6 months or 1 year. If you have questions regarding a product warranty, please contact us PRIOR to placing your order.

Testing or examination services: Testing & examinations are based on the time of test or examination, and there is no warranty implied on such services.

Backflow device repair warranty is limited & is based on causes or conditions.

Additional Fees

If any of the following conditions apply, please contact us PRIOR to placing your order to book an on-site survey.

  • If any equipment or part is unaccessible, hidden, or is difficult access.
  • If holes may be required through concrete or cinder block, concrete coring may be required.
  • If equipment is higher then 10 ft from floor level, a scissor lift may be required. 
  • If equipment is in a mobile home, additional fees may apply.

Onsite conditions that may involve additional fees:

  • AC Service / Leak detection: Access ports / valves. Central air conditioners & roof top units come with access ports / valves, if they are missing, additional fees to install access ports / valves will be required.
  • Any hidden or unforeseen conditions that hinder a repair or installation.

Terms

Our store is dedicated to supporting local, so everything listed in our store is available to Sherwood Park and Edmonton locations only. Contact us for an estimate, if you are located outside these areas.

Discounts and coupons cannot be combined on any one purchase invoice.

All equipment must be fully accessible.

You will be contacted to book your appointment within 2 business days.

  • All service work is completed by a qualified Journeyman.
  • We follow all COVID 19 rules & regulations to ensure your health and safety.
  • We remove all our packaging & debris from work site.
  • All work will be completed as specified in your service description.
  • When work is completed, you will receive your official invoice with full service description, for your records.
  • All prices are based on flat rate pricing with NO hidden fees. See Additional Fees for exceptions.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have placed your order, there is no cancellation of service.
If you have a question regarding a product, service, or availability, please contact us PRI OR to placing your order.

Payments

  • Credit card payments - we accept all major credit cards online through the Stripe platform.  We accept visa and master card payments over the phone.
  • Online E-Transfer payments - an email address for automatic deposit will be provided to you.
  • We also accept G Pay and Apple Pay payments online or through your invoice.
  • Po / invoice payments - you must hold an established Account with RBA Mechanical. All 1st time clients are required to pay by credit card or e-transfer payments.

Warranty

Our service warranty is 90 days on workmanship. All parts & equipment is based on Manufacturers’ warranty policies and may range between 6 months or 1 year. If you have questions regarding a product warranty, please contact us PRIOR to placing your order.

Testing or examination services: Testing & examinations are based on the time of test or examination, and there is no warranty implied on such services.

Backflow device repair warranty is limited & is based on causes or conditions.

Additional Fees

If any of the following conditions apply, please contact us PRIOR to placing your order to book an on-site survey.

  • If any equipment or part is unaccessible, hidden, or is difficult access.
  • If holes may be required through concrete or cinder block, concrete coring may be required.
  • If equipment is higher then 10 ft from floor level, a scissor lift may be required. 
  • If equipment is in a mobile home, additional fees may apply.

Onsite conditions that may involve additional fees:

  • AC Service / Leak detection: Access ports / valves. Central air conditioners & roof top units come with access ports / valves, if they are missing, additional fees to install access ports / valves will be required.
  • Any hidden or unforeseen conditions that hinder a repair or installation.

Terms
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