10 Ways to Save on Energy Costs This Winter

Tips to reduce energy consumption and maintain comfortable temperatures in your home.

Your Islandia lease agreement matters!

It is important to be aware of changes to real property law and contract law. Perhaps what is more valuable is to have a lease reviewed by a lawyer who specializes in landlord/tenant law. Our management professionals always make use of a carefully worded Islandia, New York lease agreement that has been reviewed by an attorney.

Dirty Dishes After Every Cycle? Here are some dishwasher tips.

A few tips on getting your dishes cleaner out of your dishwasher:

1. Make sure the water heater is set between 120-125 degrees
2. Purge your water in the sink before running the dishwasher. Make sure the water is hot so the dishwasher water will be hot from the beginning of the wash cycle. This is important since the hot water helps break down any stuck on particles, it also prevents clogs.
3. Every so often wash your dishwasher. Use 1 cup of white vinegar and run an empty cycle. This will get rid of soap and calcium build-up.

5 Tips to Help Your Home Stay Clean Longer

Here are a couple little tips on how to help your home stay cleaner in between cleanings.

Some Gardening Tips

There are many levels of gardening and landscaping that can be done.. a couple different budgeted ways to garden are:

For free you can clean up existing plant beds. Remove the weeds, dead plants and overgrown plants. Prune the shrubs, just remember not everyone likes square bushes! Trim tree branches that hang to low and discard any that can create a danger.

The Importance of Curb Appeal

Underestimating the importance of curb appeal to the perceived value of a property is a big mistake many homeowners make. Landscaping can add 7-14% to your homes value. Exterior light fixtures when strategically placed can go a long way, they can highlight not only walkways but landscaping too. Upgrading front doors, door hardware, mailboxes and even some cool house numbers can make a difference. Washing the exterior of the property not only looks better but can make the siding last longer.

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