Wednesday, November 3, 2021 / by Melisa Kern
Here are a few tips for preparing your home for winter:
Protect Your Pipes
Depending on the region of the United States you're in, you'll need to protect your pipes from bursting this winter.
Time to Weatherproof
Weather stripping or installing storm doors and windows will prevent cold air from entering your home or heat from escaping it, which will reduce your power bills. Door sweeps are also an effective and easy way to keep the cold out.
Clean the Gutters
Cleaning your gutters is an important part of winter prep. A good rule of thumb is to have the gutters cleaned as soon as the last leaves have fallen in the autumn. To prevent clogging, inspect and clean the gutters of leaves and other debris. Clean gutters will also allow melting snow to drain properly.
If you want to avoid gutter cleanings, consider gutter guards. They can be made of stainless steel or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and will help keep out leaves, pine needles, roof sand grit and other debris from your gutte ...
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 / by Melisa Kern
What happens if your toilet overflows? Or the water line ruptures and floods your kitchen?Homeownership is a big step, and comes with a lot of responsibility. Here is a list of basic things every homeowner should know.
How to Fix a Running Toilet
If your toilet is running water nonstop, it’s a must-fix situation or else your water bill will wash you away. So it’s a good idea to get acquainted with what you see when you lift the top of the toilet tank (it’s called the flush valve assembly, by the way). Sometimes the fix is as simple as repositioning a part of the assembly, but if that doesn’t solve your problem, you may need to replace it.
How to Unclog a Drain
Harsh, pricey chemicals shouldn’t be your first option when a sink drain gets clogged — better to keep a small plunger and a drain snake on hand to work out the problem mechanically. After you’ve removed the primary clog, clean out the smelly gunk by putting a cup of; ...
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 / by Rachel Dickerson
Here are 5 Valentine's Day Activities Happening in Greenville this Weekend:
1. Valentine's Chocolate & Beer Tour
A certified beer maker and professional dessert maker have come together to create this tour! The Brewery Experience owner Gary Glancy, a Level 2 Certified Cicerone, and Chef Kristen Grissom, head of Culinary Institute of the Carolinas at Greenville Technical College, team up this year to bring you the 5th Annual Chocolate and Beer Tour. This is an all-inclusive, three-stop brewery tour. It concludes with a decadent chocolate and beer pairing featuring vastly different beer styles from light to dark, and a variety of chocolates and truffles.
Date: February 13, 2021
Location: Tour around Greenville
Phone: (828) 216-1343
Price: $75 per person
2. Valentine Couple Surf and Turf
Wine and dine your sweetheart at The Cook's Station! Your meal begins with strawberries and bubbles, followed by scallops, sirlo! ...
Thursday, December 10, 2020 / by Rachel Dickerson
The Holidays are looking a little different this year...
Christmas is a special time of year! Typically, you would be attending large family gatherings, cooking/baking with family and friends, or maybe joining crowds at the mall to get the Holiday deals. Luckily, being social is not something you have to miss out on this year. You can still do traditions with your family and friends, it might just have to be virtual!
“Because of the technology available to us today, we actually have the ability to speak to and see our family and friends in real time. While it may feel weird to use video instead of being in person, it truly can make you feel closer together during this season,” said Dr. Berson- Prisma Health.
Here is a List of 10 Socially Distant ideas for Your 2020 Holiday season:
1. Send Your Holiday Cards
2. Decorate a Gingerbread House
3. Christmas Movie Night
4. Take a Drive around Greenville to see Holiday Lights
5. Send 1 ...
Thursday, October 8, 2020 / by Rachel Dickerson
Fall is the new spring… at least for real estate. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live and has introduced what everyone is now calling “the new normal.” And it seems like the new normal (for this year at least) is an active fall real estate market. Fall usually sees the beginning of the slow down for real estate markets nationwide, as markets are usually hottest during the spring and summer months. But this year has been different.
As we venture into the fall months, it’s important to understand what trends will look like for the fall real estate market 2020. So what will the year’s last quarter hold for the fall housing market? Join us as we delve in.
What Are the Predictions for the Fall Real Estate Market 2020?
And what trends will dominate in the upcoming months?
While it’s been challenging to make precise predictions this year, we’re already seeing clear trends for the fall real estat/ ...