• Preparing Your Home for the Fall Preparing Your Home for the Fall

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    Preparing Your Home for the Fall

    Unfortunately, the summer season is over.  The days are getting shorter and the weather is starting to change.  This is the perfect time to complete the housework that you have been putting off until now.  Not only is it the perfect time to wrap up the loose ends from the summer, it is also time to be preparing your home for the fall and upcoming winter season.

    Proper fall home preparation is especially important if you are looking at putting your home up for sale.  Here are some important tips in preparing your home for the fall.

    Indoor

    Make sure to check all doors and windows for air leaks.  Improperly sealed doors and windows can really drive up your energy consumption and heating bills as the temperatures drop.  Make sure to replace all worn weather stripping or add more weather stripping to close gaps.  For doors, look at adding a door stop to the bottom of the door for a better seal.

    It is also a good idea to have your heating system checked and cleaned. A properly running furnace is not only for safety, it will also ensure lower energy bills this fall.  Make sure to book early to avoid this busy season and lengthy wait times.

    Unfortunately, the summer season is over.  The days are getting shorter and the weather is starting to change.  This is the perfect time to complete the housework that you have been putting off until now.  Not only is it the perfect time to wrap up the loose ends from the summer, it is also time to be preparing your home for the fall and upcoming winter season.

    Proper fall home preparation is especially important if you are looking at putting your home up for sale.  Here are some important tips in preparing your home for the fall.

    Indoor

    Make sure to check all doors and windows for air leaks.  Improperly sealed doors and windows can really drive up your energy consumption and heating bills as the temperatures drop.  Make sure to replace all worn weather stripping or add more weather stripping to close gaps.  For doors, look at adding a door stop to the bottom of the door for a better seal.

    It is also a good idea to have your heating system checked and cleaned. A properly running furnace is not only for safety, it will also ensure lower energy bills this fall.  Make sure to book early to avoid this busy season and lengthy wait times.

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  • Beautify Your Front Yard Beautify Your Front Yard

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    Beautify Your Front Yard

    The front of your home is the first thing that potential home buyers will see and first impression is key. Below are some easy tips on how to beautify your front yard.

     

    Trimming and Pruning

    The first step to beautify your front yard is ensuring that you’re taking proper care of the plants, trees and flowers that you already have planted in it. So get out the hedge trimmer and pruning scissors at the start of spring and every few months until winter to make sure that everything is looking neat. Oh, and don’t forget to weed your flower beds.

    Creating an inviting path to the front door

    The second step to beautify your front yard is creating an inviting front walk path to your door. This can be something as simple as planting flowers or shrubs or placing solar lights along an existing path to create a beautify look in the evening. Replace dying plants in your yard and tend to areas where grass may be sparse. These things often stand out and are among the first things that someone looking at your home will spot. On that note, be sure to remove and replace as necessary.

    Lawn Maintenance

    The third step to beautify your front yard is maintaining your lawn. If your lawn is browning and worn, it can affect one’s overall impression. It is essential to put down fertilizer at least twice a year, and it is also recommended to regularly aerate your lawn to ensure...

    The front of your home is the first thing that potential home buyers will see and first impression is key. Below are some easy tips on how to beautify your front yard.

     

    Trimming and Pruning

    The first step to beautify your front yard is ensuring that you’re taking proper care of the plants, trees and flowers that you already have planted in it. So get out the hedge trimmer and pruning scissors at the start of spring and every few months until winter to make sure that everything is looking neat. Oh, and don’t forget to weed your flower beds.

    Creating an inviting path to the front door

    The second step to beautify your front yard is creating an inviting front walk path to your door. This can be something as simple as planting flowers or shrubs or placing solar lights along an existing path to create a beautify look in the evening. Replace dying plants in your yard and tend to areas where grass may be sparse. These things often stand out and are among the first things that someone looking at your home will spot. On that note, be sure to remove and replace as necessary.

    Lawn Maintenance

    The third step to beautify your front yard is maintaining your lawn. If your lawn is browning and worn, it can affect one’s overall impression. It is essential to put down fertilizer at least twice a year, and it is also recommended to regularly aerate your lawn to ensure...

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  • The Importance in Having a Periodic Home Maintenance Guide The Importance in Having a Periodic Home Maintenance Guide

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    The Importance in Having a Periodic Home Maintenance Guide

    Your Periodic Home Maintenance Guide

    Taking care of your home requires time and effort and you may realize that there is a lot to keep up with. That being said, the importance of maintenance and upkeep of your home is real. In essence, taking good care of your home will ensure that your family has a safe and comfortable roof over their heads.

    With that said, we have broken the key steps of home maintenance to give you an idea to what your periodic maintenance guide should resemble. Bear in mind that this is not an exhaustive list and it does not include your house chores!

     

    Monthly

    Clean Kitchen Sink Disposal

    Our go to method for cleaning our kitchen sink disposal is dropping a cup of ice into the kitchen sink disposal together with a half cup of rock salt. Keep the kitchen sink disposal running for about a minute to get all the gunk out. Once this is done, pour a cup of vinegar and half a cup of baking soda and let it sit for fifteen minutes. With this process, the solution will kill bacteria and the best part is, it will remove any odors all with a simple natural cleaner. Don’t forget to scrub the rubber flaps too!

    Clean Range Hood Filters

    To clean out your range hood filters, we recommend using a degreaser from an auto parts store. Take the filter off the hood. Mix...

    Your Periodic Home Maintenance Guide

    Taking care of your home requires time and effort and you may realize that there is a lot to keep up with. That being said, the importance of maintenance and upkeep of your home is real. In essence, taking good care of your home will ensure that your family has a safe and comfortable roof over their heads.

    With that said, we have broken the key steps of home maintenance to give you an idea to what your periodic maintenance guide should resemble. Bear in mind that this is not an exhaustive list and it does not include your house chores!

     

    Monthly

    Clean Kitchen Sink Disposal

    Our go to method for cleaning our kitchen sink disposal is dropping a cup of ice into the kitchen sink disposal together with a half cup of rock salt. Keep the kitchen sink disposal running for about a minute to get all the gunk out. Once this is done, pour a cup of vinegar and half a cup of baking soda and let it sit for fifteen minutes. With this process, the solution will kill bacteria and the best part is, it will remove any odors all with a simple natural cleaner. Don’t forget to scrub the rubber flaps too!

    Clean Range Hood Filters

    To clean out your range hood filters, we recommend using a degreaser from an auto parts store. Take the filter off the hood. Mix...

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