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Saturday, April 27, 2019   /   by Connie Tracy

The Nose Knows... Smelly Homes Can be a Sign...

When you are checking out homes in pursuit of purchasing on, it is a a great idea to make observations with all five of your senses. This may seem silly... but the nose KNOWS! 

The nose is sometimes under utilized. Your sense of smell can help you detect issues that could cost you money if gone unnoticed until later. 

If you notice these odors and are still considering a purchase, you may wish to hire a professional who can come in and identify the cause and give you an estimate for fixing the problem.

* Cigarette smoke:

Heavy smoke odors can nearly be impossible to remove from carpets, walls, cabinets, and wood trim. AND even this can be hazardous to your health!


A pungent stale smell could be a problem stemming from moisture issues or even hidden m_ _ _ (bio-organic materials... EEK!) This can be a problem to people with allergies and asthma.


A rotten egg smell may indicate a dangerous gas leak somewhere in the house.

*Urine ...

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019   /   by Dixie Simon

Eliminate Pet Odors In Your Home

Eliminating bad odors from your home is incredibly important, and you want to make sure you've removed them before putting it on the market. Often times, the first thing buyers notice upon entering your home is how it smells. If there is an odd odor, it will instantly put them off. No matter how beautifully staged and presented it is, strong odors or stale air can make your home unappealing to prospective buyers. Opening windows and exhaust fans will only go so far in removing foul odors and generally won’t eliminate them completely. To ensure you don't lose potential buyers, follow these odor eliminating tips to ensure your home smells and feels fresh and new.

Don’t Use Artificial Freshening Sprays

Don't make the mistake of spraying artificial room freshener sprays in hopes that it will remove the bad odor. Deodorizers will quickly fade, and only mask the smell, sometimes in an overwhelming way. If a buyer walks into your home, your air freshener can cause a ...

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Thursday, April 18, 2019   /   by Jody Lee

What does your home smell like? Lets keep it smelling Great!

Have you ever walked into someone else’s home and were overwhelmed by how incredible it smelled? Or maybe you couldn’t wait to leave because there was a not-so-great scent as soon as you entered? Often, we become so accustomed to the way our own home smells that we don’t notice if the scent is bad or good. It can be frustrating to wonder what others think about the scent of your home. If you feel like your house doesn’t always smell fresh, follow these steps to make sure that it smells amazing all the time.



Empty garbage cans regularly

Clean out your refrigerator once a week

Sprinkle baking soda or carpet deodorizer before vacuuming

Open the windows when the weather is nice

Invest in an air purifier

If you have pets, brush and bathe them often

Get rid of old musty towels

Use a daily bathroom cleaner spray to prevent mildew smells

Pour a little drain cleaner in your sinks on a wee ...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019   /   by Dixie Simon

Smoking Kills!

Smoking cigarettes once was a symbol of sophistication and style. Classic black and white films featured glamorous movie stars in a dreamy haze of smoke, making one think it was mysterious and sexy. Who remembers how hot the Marlboro Man was??? Who wouldn’t want to smoke? However, now we know the health risks involved, and in spite of the dangers, many people still choose to light up.  

Smoking Kills your home’s resale value as well. You can have the same house as the one across the street; they do not smoke, your home is a smoker’s home. Your value is automatically 30% less. Yes, you heard me right---30% less. It is a permanent stink. So, while smoking is undoubtedly bad for your health, it is incredibly detrimental to your home’s health as well.

If you Google how to get the smell of smoke out of your home you could be on the computer for hours with remedies that range from rebu ...

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Thursday, March 21, 2019   /   by Doreen Huntoon

Spring Cleaning....Selling your home!

I can't believe it's almost April. Time sure does go fast! If you are thinking of selling your home, now is the perfect time for spring cleaning.  Here in Spokane we still have a little snow lingering around but you can get started on the inside of your house and if you can see your yard, now is a great time to clean up all the surprises that our wonderful fury friends left us all winter.
Cleaning, organizing and decluttering are the first steps in spring cleaning.  Here are some spring cleaning tips:

1. Have your carpets professionally cleaned - Clean carpets with eliminate odors and make them look new(er)
2. Open the windows and let some fresh air in. - Their is nothing better than the smell of spring air
3. Deep clean bathrooms and kitchen - Including cupboards, trim, light fixtures
4. Wipe down the walls and around light switches
5. Wipe down all the door knobs
6. Clean your windows inside and out
7. Change light bulbs so that your house is nice and bright for s ...

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