Tuesday, June 11, 2019 / by Dixie Simon
You've just finished spring cleaning, and summer is approaching quickly. Summer means longer days and later nights, and usually more traffic in your home. With playdates, game nights, and bonfires, there are likely to be more guests in and out of your home than usual. While fun is the priority, safety should be as well for children and pets especially. To Create a safer haven, follow these steps so you can enjoy a safe summer (as well as all the other seasons):
1. Protect your belongings
If you have items that are important to you and could easily break, it is best to store them away, so they don't get damaged, and no one gets hurt from the broken item in the process.
2. Make off-limit areas
If you want to prevent children and pets from going places you don't want them, consider installing safety gates. Placing gates in front of staircases and rooms with more breakable items can prevent both children and pets from falling or ...
Saturday, April 27, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
When you are checking out homes in pursuit of purchasing on, it is a a great idea to make observations with all five of your senses. This may seem silly... but the nose KNOWS!
The nose is sometimes under utilized. Your sense of smell can help you detect issues that could cost you money if gone unnoticed until later.
If you notice these odors and are still considering a purchase, you may wish to hire a professional who can come in and identify the cause and give you an estimate for fixing the problem.
* Cigarette smoke:
Heavy smoke odors can nearly be impossible to remove from carpets, walls, cabinets, and wood trim. AND even this can be hazardous to your health!
A pungent stale smell could be a problem stemming from moisture issues or even hidden m_ _ _ (bio-organic materials... EEK!) This can be a problem to people with allergies and asthma.
A rotten egg smell may indicate a dangerous gas leak somewhere in the house.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 / by Dixie Simon
Eliminating bad odors from your home is incredibly important, and you want to make sure you've removed them before putting it on the market. Often times, the first thing buyers notice upon entering your home is how it smells. If there is an odd odor, it will instantly put them off. No matter how beautifully staged and presented it is, strong odors or stale air can make your home unappealing to prospective buyers. Opening windows and exhaust fans will only go so far in removing foul odors and generally won’t eliminate them completely. To ensure you don't lose potential buyers, follow these odor eliminating tips to ensure your home smells and feels fresh and new.
Don’t Use Artificial Freshening Sprays
Don't make the mistake of spraying artificial room freshener sprays in hopes that it will remove the bad odor. Deodorizers will quickly fade, and only mask the smell, sometimes in an overwhelming way. If a buyer walks into your home, your air freshener can cause a ...