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Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

Thanks for stopping by my website. My name is Annabelle Collins. My husband and I live in a large house with our two teenage children. We’re fortunate in that we’re able to have a cleaning service come and clean on a weekly basis. In the past, I found that it was difficult for me to exert myself when it came to hiring and communicating with our cleaning service. I’ve never been very authoritative, and that shone through in a not good way. I wanted things to be done in a certain way, but found it difficult to ask for what I wanted. I have come to realize that in order for the service to do the job I want to be done, I have to ask for it to happen. I doubt that I’m alone in the fact that this is difficult, and want to share my experience and growth.


Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

Three Reasons to Seal Up Your Home Before the Winter

by Vicki Burns

Before it gets cold, it's smart to have someone come out to seal up your home. Depending on how old your home is and whether you've had this done before, there might be a lot of work that has to be done for your home to be sealed up. However, sealing up your home this winter is a good idea.

1. Keep Mice Out

One thing that a lot of people worry about during the winter is the possibility of mice and rats getting into their homes. Along with the embarrassment of having mice in your home, you also have to worry about them creating unsanitary conditions in your home. Mice will eat up your food, chew up your wires, destroy your walls and flooring, and cause a ton of other damage in your home. Sealing your home to prevent mice is a great way to deter the mice that might be looking for a warm place to create a nest and for a great food source.

2. Prevent Your Home from Being Too Cold

If your home is too drafty and there are too many air leaks, then your home is probably going to feel chilly on cold and windy days,  regardless of whether or not have your heat running. You don't want to worry about your home not being a safe haven from the cold weather outside, and you want your family to be comfortable. It's possible to prevent your home from being too cold, both when your heating system is running and even when it's not, by having your home sealed up to get rid of air leaks. 

3. Help Your Heating System Heat Your Home

If your home is sealed well against the cold weather, you can help your heating system do its job. This will help you reduce how many hours out of the day that your heating system has to run. In turn, this will help you reduce how much heating oil, gas, or electricity that your system uses. Plus, your energy bill might go down if it doesn't have to use as much fuel. Additionally, if your home is well-sealed against the winter weather and your heating system does not have to work as hard, you will not have to worry about your heating system wearing out as quickly, either. This can help you preserve your heating system and can help it have a longer lifespan.