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Your Home Will Thank You!

Categories: Tips & Secrets | Posted: November 18, 2011

There are everyday things you can do to keep your home healthy and maintained, that will save you time and money in the end. Two things everyone could use more of these days it seems like and with the holidays right around the corner, who doesn’t want their home looking its best? We hope you find this interesting and helpful!

Have your carpet professionally cleaned.

With your kids and pets treating your carpet as their daily canvas vacuuming and spot cleaning can only do so much to erase stains. So get your carpet professionally cleaned before friends and family arrive for Thanksgiving. The carpet cleaner will use special equipment to get rid of even the, “I don’t remember what that is” stain. These regular cleanings will enhance your carpet’s visual appeal and help remove allergens that have become trapped in your carpet. Find a great local carpet cleaner here.

Trim landscaping that is too close to your house.

Take a look at the outside of your home. Are there any shrubs or trees that touch the side of your home or overhang your roof? If the answer is yes, they should be trimmed. Tree limbs should be pruned so they are not in the vicinity of your home. Shrubs should be clipped back far enough to allow someone to easily walk between them and your house. Keeping trees and shrubs trimmed back improves your home’s curb appeal, prevents damage from falling limbs and makes it harder for rodents and other unwanted visitors to gain entry. Also, a word of advice regarding any major tree trimming or landscaping…hire a professional. Pruning a foot high shrub is one thing, but a 3 story tree is quite another.

Check grading to make sure any rain and snow melt is moving away from your home.

Are you ready to bail some water? If the soil near your home’s foundation isn’t properly graded you may be dealing with a flooded basement this winter season. Soil near your home’s foundation should slope away from your home. If it doesn’t, rain and even snow melt will get stuck next to your home where it will deteriorate your foundation and seep into your basement. This is a problem NO ONE wants to deal with or pay for.

Dylan Hawkins

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