Home Carpet Care

In the home, quality carpeting adds interest, visual appeal, and warmth to décor. Carpeting is available is an endless array of weaves, materials, textures and colors. Carpeting, when given proper care and maintenance following the manufacturer’s directions, lasts for several decades. To help keep your new carpet sparkling clean and looking its best, just follow these simple tips.

Install An Oversized Entrance Mat

In a large number of cultures worldwide, it is customary to remove footwear before entering the home. To encourage this practice in your home, provide an entrance mat outside the front door and a stool or small chair to make it easy for guests to shed footwear. Inside the home, a basket of one-size-fits-all washable slippers is available for guests.

An entrance mat constructed from cocoa matting or a durable natural material is best for trapping oil, grease, and soil and preventing stain-causing materials from being tracked indoors.

Vacuum Often

Tracked in grit and sand can damage or cut carpet fibers. Frequent vacuuming will help prevent a traffic wear pattern from appearing on your carpet, removing dander, dust, and debris before they are ground into the carpet surface. Vacuuming will also extract dust and dander that can provoke allergic reactions.

Stains And Spills

Accidents happen. It does not matter how careful one is, sooner or later something is spilled on the carpet that can cause a potential stain. Always immediately blot up liquids as soon as possible with a paper towel. Cover the area with several layers of clean toweling rags. Place a heavy weight such as a stack of books on the toweling to absorb any remaining liquid. The sooner you can blot up the spill, the less likely it is to be able to penetrate to the carpet pad.

When cleaning up spilled liquids, do not rub or scrub the stain, as doing so will cause the offending liquid to penetrate deeper into the carpet and the pad.

Pet Stains

If you find your pet has had an accident that has soaked through into the pad, blot up all liquids with paper towels and then cover the spot with a heavy application of baking soda. The soda will absorb remaining liquids and can be removed readily by vacuuming. Baking soda also helps remove offensive urine odor from the carpet.

Steam Clean Carpets Only

To preserve the life of your carpet, avoid any type if chemical carpet cleaning product that can fade colors or damage fibers. Today’s carpets crafted from man-made fabrics, are designed for high traffic and easy steam cleaning. Soil and stain resistant carpets will remain fresh, clean, and beautiful with semi-annual professional steam cleaning.

Select An Established Professional Carpet Clean Service

Your home’s carpeting represents a significant investment in your home’s décor. Do not entrust the care of your carpets to anyone other than a bonded and licensed professional carpet cleaning company. Choose an established local company that can provide references from other satisfied clients.

Open house on 3/18/2017 at 42 L St Hull, MA 02045


Date: 03/18/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  
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Walk to beach… Charming Colonial with 4 corner bedrooms, Jack and Jill Staircase and Large Wrap Around porch. New Granite-Stainless on White Kitchen. New stone Driveway, just added. Gorgeous Hardwood throughout. Cozy Fire-placed Living Room with built-ins, crown molding and recessed lighting. Large formal dining Room with bay window and crown molding. Playing field nearby.. A Cherished Family home, add your personal touches and make this your own!!*****

Open house on 3/19/2017 at 4 Electric Ave Somerville, MA 02144


Date: 03/19/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  
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Turn key Philly Style 2 Family. Fully Renovated with 7 total bedroooms (3/4) and 5 1/2 Baths. Walk to Davis Sq Red line and Tufts U.. Nothing to do but Collect Great Rent! Ideal 1031 property..

Open house on 3/19/2017 at 4 Electric Ave Somerville, MA 02144


Date: 03/19/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  
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Freshly Renovated 3 Bedroom 2 bath Philly style duplex. Short walk to Davis Square and Redline. Modern floor plan with gorgeous hardwood. Great closets. Open kitchen with peninsula exclusive deck and yard space. Large basement storage. Low condo fee. Garage parking and much more..

Open house on 3/19/2017 at 4 Electric Ave Somerville, MA 02144


Date: 03/19/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  
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Freshly Renovated 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Philly Style duplex Condominium, Walking distance to Davis Square and Redline Train. A New 2 unit association on a corner lot. Modern floor plan with gorgeous hardwood.Front and back walk out exclusive use porches. Sunny open kitchen with peninsula. Spacious bedrooms. Private yard space. Garage parking. Large basement storage and more….

Multi-Family – 4 Electric Ave Somerville, MA 02144 is now new to the market!

Turn key Philly Style 2 Family. Fully Renovated with 7 total bedroooms (3/4) and 5 1/2 Baths. Walk to Davis Sq Red line and Tufts U.. Nothing to do but Collect Great Rent! Ideal 1031 property..

This property features 13 total rooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, 7 bedrooms, 0.11 Acres, and is currently available for $1,599,900.

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Condo – 4 Electric Ave Unit 2 Somerville, MA 02144 is now new to the market!

Freshly Renovated 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Philly Style duplex Condominium, Walking distance to Davis Square and Redline Train. A New 2 unit association on a corner lot. Modern floor plan with gorgeous hardwood.Front and back walk out exclusive use porches. Sunny open kitchen with peninsula. Spacious bedrooms. Private yard space. Garage parking. Large basement storage and more….

This is a 2/3 Family style home and features 7 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, and is currently available for $849,900.

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Condo – 4 Electric Ave Unit 1 Somerville, MA 02144 is now new to the market!

Freshly Renovated 3 Bedroom 2 bath Philly style duplex. Short walk to Davis Square and Redline. Modern floor plan with gorgeous hardwood. Great closets. Open kitchen with peninsula exclusive deck and yard space. Large basement storage. Low condo fee. Garage parking and much more..

This is a Detached/2/3 Family style home and features 6 total rooms, 2 full baths, 3 bedrooms, and is currently available for $749,900.

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How to Start a Compost Bin

If you keep a garden but find yourself throwing away leftover food, you’re probably missing out on the opportunity to reclaim the nutrients of that food through composting. When you compost, you’re essentially speeding up nature’s process of breaking down organic matter into fertile soil. The compost can then be used to nourish the soil of your garden or lawn. Today you’ll learn how to make a compost bin, mix the compost, and then spread it into your lawn and garden so you can make the most of the extra waste you have at home.

Making a compost bin

There are endless ways to make a compost bin. In fact, a bin isn’t even necessary to make good compost, and some people choose to just keep a pile that they turn throughout the year. Making a bin has many advantages, however: it keeps the compost pile warm and moist (two essential elements that speed up decomposition), it keeps pests out of your compost, and it keeps your neighbors happy who might not want to smell decomposing food when they go outside.

Compost bins are commonly made from wood, chicken wire or plastic. Some towns even subsidize compost bins to encourage people to compost rather than throwing their compostable waste in the trash. Old wooden pallets are a great product to build compost bins from.

Adding compost to your bin

People who are new to composting often worry about what can be composted. Once you get started, though, you’ll soon realize that almost any organic matter will break down in a compost bin. Beginners often stick to vegetables, coffee grounds, grains, and materials from your yard.

Greens and Browns

Compostable materials are often broken down into greens (nitrogen-based materials) and browns (carbon-based materials). Your compost bin doesn’t need a perfect balance to be effective, but using some of each type of organic matter will produce the best results.

Too much brown matter in your bin will be hard to decompose. Too much green matter will make the compost slimy. Here are some examples of great carbon and nitrogenous materials to put in your bin:

Brown:

  • dry leaves
  • straw
  • newspaper
  • sawdust
  • wood chips

Green:

  • fruits and vegetables
  • weeds from the yard
  • fresh grass clippings
  • flowers
  • coffee grounds

Maintaining the compost pile

To create a good environment for decomposition you’ll need three things: heat, moisture, and air. This makes compost bins relatively low-maintenance, but here are some tips to speed up the decomposition process:

Heat

In the spring and summer, nature will provide this for you, but having an enclosed bin that receives plenty of sunlight will help you out.

Moisture

The bacteria that are doing the composting in your bin require water to live. But too much water will make your bin a slimy mess. Shoot for moist, not wet.

Air

A compost bin needs to be aerated to blend the ingredients together. You don’t need to turn it often; once every two to three weeks is fine.

 

Now that you know all you need to about making great compost for the lawn and garden, it’s just a matter of mixing it in and reaping the rewards. Mix compost into garden soil and lawns early in the spring and in the fall after harvest to keep the soil healthy year-round.

Open house on 3/12/2017 at 42 L St Hull, MA 02045


Date: 03/12/2017 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  
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Walk to beach… Charming Colonial with 4 corner bedrooms, Jack and Jill Staircase and Large Wrap Around porch. New Granite-Stainless on White Kitchen. New stone Driveway, just added. Gorgeous Hardwood throughout. Cozy Fire-placed Living Room with built-ins, crown molding and recessed lighting. Large formal dining Room with bay window and crown molding. Playing field nearby.. A Cherished Family home, add your personal touches and make this your own!!*****