Posted by Sandra Tessier on 1/30/2018

You may not think much about your hot water heater. Unless of course, your hot water heater ends up breaking down. Hot water is so important in our homes, yet we take this resource for granted. Hot water does a lot in our homes from clean our laundry to disinfect our dishes to heat up our showers. We use it without thinking about it.  


If you neglect your hot water heater it can cause some costly damage to your home. Your basement could end up flooded. Pipes can burst. You can be without the use of hot water for days- even weeks- if youíre not vigilant about taking care of your hot water heater. 


Once water is gushing from the source, the best course of action is to simply shut the water off to your home. Before you even get to that point there are some tell tale signs of damage to your hot water heater that can be detected before major issues arise. First, if you notice any type of water around your hot water heater, you should get it checked out. Donít look at it as ďno big deal.Ē Any type of moisture or water stains around the water heater itself are a sure sign that something isnít right with the unit.


As a homeowner, you should know just how old your hot water heater is. Usually, the installation date on the heater is noted somewhere along with the serial number. The typical hot water heater lasts about 9-11 years. If you live in an area with hard water, this number can vary.   



The Cleanup


Once the damage is done to your hot water heater youíll likely have a large cleanup project on your hands. Youíll need to call water extraction services that will help dry out the area and clean up any baseboards that can become hazardous. Sometimes, these projects can get a bit bigger than youíd ever expect. After the water is pumped out, the cleanup has only just begun.  


Why Hot Water Heaters Fail


The minerals from water tend to build up (especially in the case of hard water) and cause the unit to rust out form the inside. While the inside of the tank contains glass, it does have metal pieces that can rust. You can replace certain parts of the hot water heater from time to time to keep it in good working order, the best prevention is to replace your water heater when the time is right. Donít let the unit sit until way past its expiration date.


Being The Homeowner


As a homeowner, you probably wonder if something like a broken water heater were to happen if your insurance would cover the cost of the damage. The insurance will cover the cost of cleanup and repairs. The insurance will not cover the cost to replace the hot water heater or any labor costs. The only way the entire cost would be covered is if you have a home warranty. 


A simple thing that you can get to help alleviate major damage to your home from a hot water heater is to get an alarm. This little device is inexpensive and will alert you when any water hits near the areas of the alarm. This could save you a lot of costly damage and repairs. The most important thing that you can do in your home to prevent major damage from a hot water heater is to stay vigilant and keep on top of maintenance and replacement timelines.           





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Posted by Sandra Tessier on 1/23/2018

Especially if youíre starting in a room from scratch, it can be hard to figure out where you should place everything in a room. Your bedroom can be one of the most challenging rooms of the house to decorate. If you break down the room into small pieces, you can create a bedroom thatís right for you. Bedrooms need to hold more than just a bed. In todayís world, a bedroom can become a very multipurpose room.  


Think Of The Components Of The Room


Bedrooms tend to be more of a multi-functional in a home due to the shifting nature of families. You do everything in there from sleep to watch television to get dressed in the mornings and evenings. This means that youíll need some or all of the following in your bedroom:


  • Storage for clothing
  • A comfy bed
  • A media Center  
  • A chair
  • Home office supplies
  • Bookshelf
  • Television stand

Whatever purpose that your bedroom has to serve is what youíll need in the room. This all depends upon the size of your home. Youíll have to arrange the room accordingly after these parameters are set. Your bedroom should feel personal; a place of self expression and comfort. Your bedroom is the place where you can display little pieces of your life. These should include personal photos, antiques, and all of your favorite things. This helps to make your bedroom your own. It will become a peaceful sanctuary that you love.  

  

Focus On Function


If your bedroom is well-lit and well arranged, the room undoubtedly will be more comfortable. The easier it is for you to find things and use the room the way it needs to be, the more comfortable youíll be. While your bedroom should look nice, itís yours to use. Your bedroom is the room of the house that should provide the most comfort for you. 


Get Creative


When it comes to the way that you arrange your bedroom, you can get as creative as you want. If youíre short on space, donít hesitate to push the bed against a window. If youíre tired of the same old same in the bedroom, shuffle the furniture around. If you ensure that you have adequate lighting and seating in the room, you can do anything with it!


Donít Multipurpose The Room If You Donít Have To


Although itís nice to have access to everything in one room, bedrooms work best when they are singularly purposed. Youíll sleep better and get more rest if you keep things like computers and televisions out of the bedroom. You can easily arrange a bedroom when you keep your own desires at the heart of the design.




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Posted by Sandra Tessier on 1/19/2018


417 Tarrytown Road, Manchester, NH 03103

Land

$90,000
Price

The property site is a 2-family building lot. This property has an uninhabitable building sited on it. The building is a "tear-down". This property is being sold "as is". Because of the deteriorated condition of the building, any and all persons wanting to enter the building, must endorse a release of liability prior to entry.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






Tags: Manchester   Real Estate   Land   03103  
Categories: Price Change  


Posted by Sandra Tessier on 1/18/2018


417 Tarrytown Road, Manchester, NH 03103

Land

$90,000
Price

The property site is a 2-family building lot. This property has an uninhabitable building sited on it. The building is a "tear-down". This property is being sold "as is". Because of the deteriorated condition of the building, any and all persons wanting to enter the building, must endorse a release of liability prior to entry.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses






Tags: Manchester   Real Estate   Land   03103  
Categories: New Homes  


Posted by Sandra Tessier on 1/16/2018

Just as you would take certain precautions in your home if you had a new baby, you should take the same measures when you have a new dog. Without taking some steps to make your home safer for your pets, serious consequences could be suffered. Your dog could have access to things that could harm him like medicines, chemicals, and other hazardous substances. Save your pet and save on unnecessary vet bills by doing your part to keep your dog safe. A few simple precautions can go along way. The same devices that are used to protect children can be used to protect your dog as well. The best part is that theyíre easy to install and fairly inexpensive. Some of your options are:


  • Baby gates
  • Electrical outlet covers
  • Covers for power strips
  • Safety locks for cabinets
  • A device to contain electrical cords


Thereís other specific precautions that you can take to keep your dog safe and out of trouble: 


Get A Dog Proof Trashcan


Most dogs love to rummage around in the trash. Theyíre searching for food, of course! If your dog can knock over the trashcan or jump to get the lid off the can, theyíll have access to the trash. Pull-out trashcans are probably your best option. If you canít install this type of trash receptacle in your home, think about elevating the trashcan on something like a step stool. It could be multi-purpose for both storage and safety.


Limit The Dogís Access


When youíre not home, close the doors to bathrooms and bedrooms. This way, the dog cannot get into different rooms and destroy anything or eat anything that heís not supposed to.  


Clutter Is A Danger


If you have a dog that is bound to chew things, youíll want to put everything away in its place. If your shoes are put away, the dog wonít have easy access to chew them. When chemicals are kept in the cabinets, the dog wonít have access to dangerous things. Not only will putting your things away help you to stay organized, it will keep your pet safer too!


Keep Your Dog From Mischief


If a dog is left alone in an empty house, they have an opportunity to get into a lot of trouble. Youíve probably heard stories from friends where dogs have destroyed furniture, books, and other valuable things. If you keep your dog in a crate while youíre gone for long periods, theyíll learn their boundaries and stay out of trouble while youíre away. 


Dogs are a part of the family too! Itís important to do what you can to keep them safe in your home.




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