How to Clean Gutters & Downspouts

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With summer 🌤️ almost over and fall rain ⛈️ on the way; now is the time to clean and inspect your gutters and downspouts. Make sure to flush them with a hose to ensure they are draining properly, and find and seal all leaks 💧 especially at the joints. Taking this step each fall 🍂 will help to protect your roof, eaves, and foundation from water damage.
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Clean gutters and downspouts

How to Clean Your Smelly Garbage Disposal

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Is your kitchen suffering from a smelly garbage disposal? No problem! Here’s how to cure and prevent it using simple, inexpensive ingredients you have in your kitchen – in 3 easy steps.

  1. Get about a dozen ice cubes and a half cup of course, rock, or Kosher salt. Put these in the disposal and turn it on. Let it run for about a minute. Turn on the hot water and let it run for another minute.
  2. Next, get a cup of white vinegar and a half cup of baking soda. Pour the baking soda into the garbage disposal and then add the vinegar. Let it fizz for 10 – 15 minutes. Put the sink-stopper in and fill the sink with hot water. Remove the stopper and turn on the garbage disposal while the water drains out to give it a good flush.
  3. Make your smelly garbage disposal smell fresh using the peel of your favorite citrus fruit. Peel a lemon, lime, orange or other citrus fruit and grind the peel in your disposal with the water running.

Enjoy!

Smelly Garbage Disposal

Exterior Caulking Tip

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Summer 🌞 weather is ideal for exterior caulking. Caulking prevents rain 🌧 from seeping in and causing rot. Start by removing caulk that is cracked, crumbling or pulling away and replace it.  Also, choose exterior caulking that is made to take paint if you are thinking about painting.
Exterior Caulking