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4 Cleaning Tips to Make Your
New Home Move-in Ready

If you want to be comfortable in your beautiful new home, you need to clean it. Even if the home was cleaned before you bought it, giving it a good, thorough run-through with your own cleaning techniques will help you get rid of any lingering allergens or pollutants that were missed by the previous homeowners. Poorair quality in your home can take a toll on your health, causing fatigue, allergies, and headaches. At the same time, certain strains of bacteria and mold spores can make your family sick if left unchecked. Here's how to tackle airborne pollutants and lurking germs before settling in to your new home.

1. Don’t Let Allergens Move in With You

Before you start cleaning up your new home,

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Fresh, Clean and Green: Eco-Friendly Tidy-Ups for Your Home

Eco Friendly Tips

 A tidier home can help you feel more relaxed and organized, but what do you do with all the things   you’re ready to part with, and how do you deep clean in a way that is kind to the earth?  Thankfully,   you can declutter and refresh your home in ways you can really feel good about.

  Big and bad.  Decluttering is a wonderful thing, but in the process of paring down, there are some items that can be downright cumbersome.  If you leave them for the trash company to pick up, they will likely end up in a landfill.  Landfills are dangerous, and not just to future generations.  Many people realize items in landfills don’t break down properly and that they are piling up instead of being

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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR ROOF GUTTERS

Roof gutters are a small part of construction but are nonetheless an important and an essential part of a house. Most home owners often neglect the value that a roof gutter adds to a house. The roof gutters however funnel water away from the roof and away from the house which protects the sides of the house, the windows, the doors and most significantly the foundation of the house. In addition, there are risks and damages that come as a result of clogged, leaking or broken roof gutters. For instance, when the gutters aren’t performing at their optimal level rain water might run off to the sides of the house and create poodles of water near the foundation. Heavy rains may create a whole of problems. Cleaning the gutters

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10 REASONS TO PICK ME AS YOUR AGENT

Getting the right real-estate agent or what we refer to as a realtor can be quite the daunting task but look no further as I am what you need if you require an upbeat candidate. You might find it to be quite challenging to entrust a realtor acquired online but be of good faith as many of the professionals can substantiate their expertise physically if required. I am the best of the best real estate agent and here are the reasons why you should opt for my finesse when it comes to purchasing or selling your home at a good price and in a timely manner:

  •          Experience

I have worked in this industry over a decade and have grasped the finer details of real estate at my fingertips. I have delved much deeper

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The Ultimate List of the Most Reliable Air Conditioning Systems

Air Conditioners                                                                                                     

 

 

So you have finally found a home that you like. You like the overall design, the interior, the fixtures, and its proximity to good schools and commercial establishments. The only thing that’s stopping it from becoming the perfect home for you is its air conditioning system. More often than not, the AC systems that come with an existing home have already some years behind them. While AC systems are built to last long, some of those that come with a house are already old enough to be near the end of its rope.                           

Then again, because you love the house

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10 Tips for a Stress-Free Summer Move

Summer moveThe summer months are a busy time for realtors in Denver, as the summer is one of the most popular times of year to choose to look for homes for sale as well as move in. Once you’ve found the right Denver real estate, it’s amazing how quickly your move can take place. If you’re preparing for a summer move then now is the time to get organized in order to make it as stress free as possible. Here are 10 top tips for a stress-free summer move:

1. Choose Reputable Experts

From your Denver realtor to your conveyancing lawyer to your removal company, it is important to choose the right team in order to make your move as stress free as possible. Where possible get recommendations for experts like Kenna Real Estate

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Five maintenance resolutions for your home

We may be a little removed from New Year’s Day, but it’s not too late to make some new resolutions for your home.

  1. Start a home repair slush fund: Things in your home are going to break and need to fixed. It’s just a fact that comes with home ownership. Rather than letting expensive repairs take you by surprise, start planning for them. Set aside some money each month that you can eventually draw from when an appliance breaks or unexpected.
  2. Inspect your fireplace: Even if you have a gas fireplace, you should still inspect the valves and ceramic logs yearly to ensure that everything is operating safely and correctly. If you have wood fireplace, hire a certified chimney sweep to do
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Denver Roof Leaks

Roof leaks are one of the leading causes of preventable property damage. A leaking roof can be disruptive and costly, and can eventually cause mold, damage to interior finishes, and even structural damage.

Older Roofs in Denver

While it's true that older roofs or those in disrepair are at greater risk for leaks, one of the most common causes of roof failure is poor workmanship during installation. This is not always readily apparent because it often takes a few years for a poor installation to manifest itself as a leak. Using a licensed, qualified roofing contractor for any installations or repairs is always recommended.

Let's take a look at some of the factors that affect how a roof handles water and what they can mean

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Roof Questions

Several questions need to be answered when determining the approximate lifespan of a roof that has been correctly installed. To start, one must examine the type of a roof. Whether the roof is sloped or flat, it has two basic elements: the roof deck and the wood planks, plywood, or oriented strand board, otherwise known as particle board. These elements are usually used in residential construction and have a weather-resistance or waterproof finish. A sloped roof can be finished with asphalt composite shingles, wood shingles/shakes, clay tiles, metal, or slate tiles. A flat roof's membrane typically includes several layers or plies of felt with a coat of tar between each ply.

Different types of roofs

The surface of the roof

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What to do in a Power Outage at Your Denver Home

Power outage

What to do if you experience power outage in your Denver home

It can happen right? Suddenly you lose all power in your home. Strong storms, grid failure, and frayed wires can all result in power outages. What you should do depends on the cause of the outage, the type of outage, and the season. The following guidelines cover all common situations, so that you can have your power back as quickly and easily as possible.

  1. If you’ve lost power, the usual culprit is the weather. First, however, check to make sure you haven’t blown a circuit breaker or fuse. If not, inform your utility provider of the outage—chances are, yours isn’t the first call and the utility company is already working
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