Three Common Mistakes of New Homeowners

Dated: September 7 2022

Views: 3

If you are a new homeowner, make the most of your ‘do it yourself’ attitude by avoiding these common mistakes;

 1.     Relying on chemical drain cleaners.  Too much hydrochloric acid, one of the primary ingredients in commercial drain cleaners, could erode your pipes.  Try a plunger or snake drain first, and then call a plumber if needed.

2.     Stacking Firewood too close to the house.  Dark, damp wood is a breeding ground for termites and other pests.  Keep wood at least 20 feet away from the house, and store it off the ground so it can dry out.

3.     Putting lemons down the garbage disposal.  The acidity from citrus can corrode metal and lemon peels can damage your disposal. To get rid of odors, try running cold water while the disposal is on and dump ice cubes down the drain. It will be noisy, but the ice cubes dislodge buildup, which helps eliminate unwanted smells.

Blog author image

Brian Ripp

Helping clients with their Real Estate needs; buying or selling.Successfully listing and selling residential real estate in the East Bay since 1985.510-710-4905 Brian has been a full-time, profes....

Latest Blog Posts

Three Common Mistakes of New Homeowners

If you are a new homeowner, make the most of your ‘do it yourself’ attitude by avoiding these common mistakes; 1.     Relying on chemical drain cleaners. 

Read More

Five Ways to Improve Your Credit

1.       Pay your bills on time.  Payment history accounts for roughly 35% of your score.  So paying bills on time is the most important thing you can do.;

Read More

Transform the area under the stairs

Extra Storage:Add a freestanding cabinet to use as a linen closet or install built-in shelves for extra pantry items.  Play Area:Consider transforming the empty space into a fun place for the

Read More

Real Estate Investment Buying Tips

Foreclosures and bank REOs are pulling a new wave of novice investors into the market, some of whom are just a little clueless.They see the price and they say, wow! I can buy that house and turn it

Read More