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Don't Make These Four Home Care Mistakes!

March 6, 2018


There are many tips and trick for homeowners, buyers and sellers to keep their property in tip top shape. Follow along below for some helpful tips to keep up with your home care techniques!


1. A common mistake made by home cleaners is using a glass cleaner on a mirror. Although this may seen like a common thing you should  be doing, spraying these glass cleaners on a mirror actually does far more harm that good. Once the liquid is sprayed and running on the mirror, it has the opportunity to seep beneath the glass backing, creating the black edges on the sides of the mirror. Rather than using a glass cleaner, it is recommended to use a warm water and a microfiber cloth to keep your mirrors from staining. 


2. There are various types of caulks you can use in your house. The common misconception is being able to find the right caulk for the right home improvement situation. The best tip is to visit a home improvement store to check the various types of caulks to make sure you are in fact using the right caulk for the right surfaces. 


3. Many home care mistakes also involve over-mulching.  It is important to remember not to get carried away by applying the mulch too thick. This could cause suffocation to the plants by preventing the water to reach the roots of the plants. The best advice is to apply at max 3 inches of mulch to keep your plants healthy. 


4. The last common mistake being made is leaning firewood against an exterior wall of a house. Although this may seem harmless upon first glance, leaving firewood next to your house highly increases your chance of obtaining termites. It is recommended to put your firewood at least 20 feat away from your home to avoid any termite related problems. 

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