A healthy home is a happy home. We all know that owning a home requires constant upkeep and that any given moment something can go wrong. While we do our best to maintain our homes and our properties but we can do always strive for better.
A greener landscaper. We use landscapers to keep our lawns green and well groomed, trim back hedges and get rid of precarious tree limbs. If your lawn is being treated, ask your landscaper if he uses organic matter if he’s treating your lawn. By using environmentally products you need not worry about all the toxins affecting your greenery, but more importantly, the toxins that come in contact with your pets and children. Kabel Brothers Landscaping and Masonry, 203-268-5314. Serving Fairfield and Southport.
- Gutter cleaning. It’s important not to overlook your gutter, especially if your home is surrounded by trees. When gutters fill up they become clogged and overflow. During the cold winter months they can cause ice dams that force water inside your house. When not cleaned they could get so heavy that they’ll pull away from and damage your house, rot the trim and siding. Decaying debris is a welcome invitation to carpenter ants and mosquitoes. Frank Pruner, CT 203-426-3103. Services Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton
Chimney Sweep. A clean chimney is a safe chimney. A chimney sweep will remove soot, blockages and built-up creosote. It takes just a small accumulation of creosote to create a potentially disastrous chimney fire. Creosote is a highly flammable substance that builds up inside your chimney or liner. The rate of accumulation varies and different types of wood create different amounts of creosote when burned. Creosote can also reduce the draw of the fireplace and reduce efficiency. Summer and fall are the best times to get your chimney inspected and cleaned, so get this taken care of now! August West Chimney Sweeps, Weston CT 203-226-0416
Carpet Cleaner. Your home’s rugs and carpets suffer from more wear and tear than any other item in your house. Traffic from pets and dirty shoes goes deep into crevices and fibers. Even if your family typically removes your shoes prior to entering your home, dust and dander settle deep into carpets and are leading causes for allergies and asthma. A regular vacuum will help, but a regular dry cleaning done by a professional will remove all dirt and allergens and will greatly extend the life of your rugs and carpets. Triple S Cleaners, and Lighthouse Chem-Dry, serving all of Fairfield County.
- Pest Control. Pests are more than annoying. They can be downright dangerous to your family and your home. Mice, termites, silverfish and swarming bees and wasps can cause significant damage. Only a qualified person can identify and treat termites. Termites can cause thousands and thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home. It is never wise to try to remove a beehive on your own. A contract with a pest control company will not only remove unwanted pests, but help to keep them at bay. Do ask about environmentally friendly options when applicable. Orkin, 203-763-4710, Serving all of Fairfield County