Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem

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Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem

Five years ago, I decided to start my own side business. Along with keeping my job as a construction worker, I decided to use my savings to purchase an older residence. The plan was to fix up the place and then sell it at a profit. It didn't take me long to figure out that while my side business would take up most of my free time, it would make me a lot of money. Today, I still flip three or four houses a year. My strategy developed through trial and error, and I've learned how to evaluate the potential of a property first, then buy second. I know what must be done in the way of exterior painting, making the place secure, and ultimately finding the right buyer. If you are thinking about trying this kind of sideline, read on. What I've learned will help you a lot.


3 Ways To Prevent Cat Stains And Odors On Your Carpet

Is your home's primary flooring type carpet? If it is and you are a cat owner, you have likely run into or may have experienced cat urine accidents inside of your home. Not only can these accidents cause unpleasant stains in your carpet, but these stains can produce horrible, lingering odors. This can be very embarrassing if you like to entertain. So, you might want to consider removing both the stains and odors yourself by using at-home solutions like these:

White Vinegar

Using a solution like white vinegar is a great option, as white vinegar contains acetic acid, which will fight against any odor and stain in your carpet. Not only will this help lift the stain off from your carpet, but this will eliminate any odor that it may have caused; thus, you won't have to constantly mask the odor around the accident area.

Baking Soda

If your cat has just gone to the bathroom on your carpet and the area is still wet, then you may want to consider using an option like baking soda. Baking soda is great for fresh accidents, as you can apply some around the accident area and let it sit. The baking soda will absorb a good amount of the urine, which will prevent a stain from setting or odors from lingering in your carpet. Also, this is a great option because it is easy to clean, as once the baking soda is dry, you can just go ahead and vacuum it and be done.

Liquid Dish Soap

Dish soap isn't only good for cleaning your home's dishware, but it can also be very effective for carpet stains. The oils in the soap will help fight against urine stains. Along with blocking stains from setting, the scent in your liquid soap will help take over and cover up the smell that the urine accident has caused. 

Tips like these won't only help remove potential stains from your carpet, but they can reduce and eliminate smells that are left behind. If you have allergies, these cleaning remedies are vital for your health. So, rather than spend too much on harsh cleaning products each time that your cat makes an accident, consider using products that you already have in your home. If you work a lot and don't have time to do DIY methods, talk with a place like H & L Janitorial Service for some advice. A professional service can come in and steam clean and vacuum your carpet to effectively remove, dander, fur, and hard-to-remove stains.