AUGUST HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS

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Programmable ThermostatForget about it? Not if we can help it!  There are things we all forget to do around the house to keep it in top condition.  Now that the kids are back in school and you may find yourself with just a little more time on your hands, we thought it might be a great time to share a few of those important tasks we often forget about.

REFRIGERATOR: Clean the condenser coils on the back or underneath your refrigerator with a thin vacuum nozzle.

SLOW DRAINS:  If have a slow-drain, try a homemade drain cleaner (equal parts salt, baking soda and vinegar—wash it down with boiling water) or a store bought cleaner to keep your pipes clean and clear.

GROUT: Clean or replace tile grout. You can use hydrogen peroxide, TSP, vinegar or a grout cleaning solution. It should be cleaned monthly to ward off mold and mildew.

FURNACE: Have your heating system inspected for the upcoming winter. We realize it may be 90 degrees today, but the cool weather is definitely ahead, and being proactive can help us determine and tackle any problems before our heating system is actually needed.

AIR CONDITIONER: Clean the air conditioner grill and register to keep the air flowing freely. This is especially this time of year, as your unit has been running most of the summer.

DETECTORS: Dust and test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors (twice a year) and replace batteries once a year.

THERMOSTAT:  Now is a perfect time to install a programmable thermostat.  Setting custom temperatures for specific times of day can not only make your home more comfortable, but results in less energy waste and lower energy bills.

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Michael Carr

Michael Carr is America’s Top Selling Real Estate Auctioneer. He has been an auctioneer since 1991 and has sold billions of dollars in auto, heavy equipment, land, commercial and residential properties. Since becoming a licensed real estate agent in 1994, Michael has been actively involved in the sale of over 78,000 homes and licensed in as many as 27 states in the continental U.S. as a broker and an auctioneer. Overall, he has conducted over 8,400 auctions throughout the last 28 years. Michael is a former Senior Vice President of Brokerage for Auction.com and personally conducted over 2,000 auctions during his tenure there. He resigned from that post in order to continue to expand his own companies, focusing on a more customer service oriented direction. Michael Carr & Associates, Inc. was founded in 2000 and serves as the umbrella corporation for his auctioneer practice and real estate company. He currently spends part of his week traveling to consult investors or conduct auctions, while balancing the rest of his time at his Jefferson, Georgia headquarters. Michael also co-authored a marketing and personal branding book called ”BrandFace® for Real Estate Professionals (Be the Face of Your Business & a Star in Your Industry), and is currently scheduling a book and speaking tour. See www.BrandFaceRealEstate.com for more information. He is available for interviews and appearances on the subjects of real estate investment, real estate management, real estate marketing and auctions. View the video below to learn how Michael Carr got started, and what keeps him motivated to stay on top and continue his passion for his craft after 28 years as one of America’s premier auctioneers.