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Beware of These Summer Home Care Myths

Hello Summer!

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, now’s a great time. We’ve shared some safety tips if you’re thinking of selling. There are also some summer home care myths you should be aware of to protect your lawn and save on your electric bill.

Whether you rent or own your home, be sure you aren’t falling for these common home care myths.

Mowing your grass shorter will save time.

Mowing your grass too short can actually expose the grass roots to too much sun, which can burn your grass and encourage weed growth. The time you save mowing the lawn less often could end up going to weed control and attempts to repair your damaged grass.

Save energy by turning off the AC while you’re away.

Turning your AC unit off during the day and back on when you return home can actually put more stress on your cooling system and cost you more in electricity as your system works harder to decrease the temperature of your home. Instead, try turning the thermostat up a few degrees while you’re away or invest in a programmable thermostat that can automatically make the change for you each day.

You should water your lawn in the evening so the soil can absorb the water.

Watering your lawn in the evening allows the water to sit on your plants’ roots all night, which may lead to mold, fungi, and unwanted pests. Instead, try watering your plants and lawn between 6 am and 10 am as needed.

Thinking About Selling Your Home?

The safety of yourself, your home, and your family should always be one of your top priorities when thinking about selling your home. Make sure you take care of the following items before you invite the first potential buyer into your home.

Clear your desk.

Whether you work from home and have sensitive information lying around or have a home office for managing your bills and calendar, be sure any information you don’t want others seeing is locked away.

Check the locks.

Some people may incorrectly assume that a home that’s on the market is unoccupied and attempt to let themselves in. Whether they just want to look at the house or have worse intentions, you can prevent many crimes of convenience by making sure your door locks are engaged and in good working order.

Secure personal items.

Make sure any weapons, medication, identifications, and valuables are properly stored so that visitors cannot access them. This will help prevent theft, injury, and identity theft.

There are a lot of precautions you should take when buying or selling a home. Let us help make your journey less stressful. Give us a call to discuss your next move!

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