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Landlords: Do You Know the Difference Between Normal Wear Versus Tenant Damage?

As a landlord, you have the responsibility to keep your property clean and in good condition. When a tenant moves out, you may have considerable costs in getting your space ready for the next tenant. You can use the tenant’s security deposit to pay for damages done that are beyond the scope of normal wear and tear. The question then becomes, what exactly is considered normal wear and tear, and what damages are you able to pay from the tenant’s security deposit? You want to be fair and just to your tenants, but if they have committed damage to your

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Home Staging for Success  

What is staging and why does it matter to homeowners? In essence, staging is the process of preparing your home for sale by appealing to the mass market. It’s one of the final steps in real estate preparation and well worth the effort. We at Lightning Carpet Care hear this time and time again from real estate agents, and we’d like to share our tips for successfully staging your home for sale. Front Door Makeover If you’ve ever heard of curb appeal, you know that first impressions matter. Making over your front door means impressing potential buyers from the moment

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How to Choose Low-Maintenance Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors can be a beautiful and long-lasting investment to a house, but some types will last longer, offer more durability, and need less maintenance. Homeowners with young children need to be especially mindful of durability and maintenance because, as parents know, youngsters can be rough when playing. Even those who just want to get the most out of their investment with the least amount of maintenance can benefit from a little bit of deliberation. Here are a few things to consider when purchasing your hardwood floors. Hardness of Wood You might go to the store and find yourself falling

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9-Step Guide to Keeping Your House Clean While Working from Home

Everyone knows the first step to getting some productive work done while working from home is to clean your house, right? First, you start clearing a small area so you can work, and then you notice all the other places that need cleaning, and it’s hard to get back to your work. So here are the facts: you are working from home and probably will be for the foreseeable future. You will notice more areas in your home that call out for attention. It is going to drive you crazy and distract you from what you are supposed to be

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Is Your Carpet Harming Your Health?

Your home’s carpets soon become part of the everyday scenery, and apart from a quick vacuum every week or so, you might not pay them very much attention. But that could be a mistake with negative impacts on the health of you and your family. Even regularly vacuumed carpets can harbor some serious health risks unless they’re thoroughly cleaned, and here are six of the most common problems you could face. 1) Irritations and Allergies If you find you often have unexplained rashes, itches, and other skin irritations, or your eyes start streaming for no apparent reason, your carpet could

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5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Carpets Clean

Since replacing carpets in your home can cost thousands of dollars, it makes sense to take care of them to avoid this expenditure for as long as possible. This scenario especially applies when financial constraints exist. Protect this investment by using the following easy-care instructions to increase the lifespan of carpets. Use Mats at Entryways Keeping carpets free of outside dirt helps them look better longer. That’s because dirt can turn to grime when left alone. To protect from this hazard, place a strategic combination of indoor and outdoor mats at the doors. Encourage visitors and family members to use

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