Monday, October 4, 2021 / by Ryan Huemmer
October Home Maintenance Checklist
Leaf Removal And Lawn Prep
Winter is coming, mid-to-late October will be the last mow of the season. You’ll want to help ready your lawn for the long winter ahead with a shorter than normal cut length and removal all leaves.
Change Direction Of Ceiling Fans
Changing your ceiling fan to go clockwise, you can save money on your utility bills. On most fans, allow you to switch the setting between clockwise and counterclockwise.
Clean Out The Fireplace.
Wood-burning fireplaces require a professional chimney sweep annually to inspect and remove creosote inside the chimney. A hires professional can also inspect the outside of the chimney to make sure everything is in good working order.
Store Outdoor Furniture
Your outdoor summer furniture will look much nicer next spring if you take the time to clean them and store them properly over the winter.
Drain Garden Hoses
Before the temps dip into the below freezing levels, you’ll wan ...
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 / by Ryan Huemmer
Housing market statistics for Dane County, Wisconsin.
August home sales in Dane County continue to surge due to record low mortgage interest rates and an inventory shortage. Dane County's median home price was $360,000 in August, which was up 10.80% from last August.
This chart shows increased median home values, month over month, for the previous 5 years. Dane County is showing super strong levels of appreciation with continued growth year over year too.
Dane County had 886 homes sold in August which was down from total homes sold last August of 896. A decrease of 1.11% compared to last year.
As buyers continue to battle over limited listings in Dane County, home prices continue to soar. Median home prices went from $316,500 in January to $360,000 in August of 2021. We fully expect the demand to exceed the availability of homes the entire year. Which will result in rising prices throughout. The 30 yr fixed stayed around 2.75% over the last month. Many buyers are concerned ab ...
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 / by Ryan Huemmer
Dust All Fans & Blinds
Give your fans and blinds a good wipe down. Dust can pile up very quickly on fans and blinds so doing regular maintenance prevents having to spend more time.
Caulk Bathtubs and Showers
Hard-water buildup, mildew and age can deteriorate the caulking around your tub, so be ready to replace it to keep things safely sealed and prevent potential water damage.
Set Up Work Places For School Aged ChildrenA comfortable, attractive and well-organized work space will help encourage good homework habits. Having a dedicated project table or large desk surface to keep the necessary supplies at hand will reduce distractions.
Maintain Washer & Dryer
Dryer vents need to be regularly and more deeply than just a quick swipe of the lint. Washing-machine hoses can deteriorate and leak over time and cause costly damages to your home. Cleaning the dryer vents and washer hoses will help prolong your equipment's use time.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 / by Ryan Huemmer
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Monday, August 2, 2021 / by Ryan Huemmer
Clear The Gutters
Summers in Wisconsin bring some heavy rain and thunderstorms. Muck and debris can cause water to collect and overflow when clogged. Eliminate the possibility of water damage and get those gutters cleaned out.
Deep Clean Carpets
Warmer weather allows for windows to be open and a breeze through the home to help dry the wet carpet. Fresh clean carpets are always good for a clean smelling home.
Clean Bathroom Exhaust Fans
The bathroom fan helps remove moisture, humidity and odors. Shower steam encourages dust to accumulate on the vent and inside the fan. Removal of dust will ensure the fan works at its greatest capacity.
Siding can buckle, bubble and slide. Plus be susceptible to mold and mildew, which can lead to problems. Make sure to inspect all your siding annually and complete the necessary repairs as needed.
Reverse Ceiling Fans
If your fans spin counterclockwise, it pushes the air straight down to keep your home nice ...