Havasu Haunted Home Fixes
What is it about this time of year?Â HalloweenÂ seems to amplifyÂ every creak, crack and pop in your Havasu home.Â Don't worry, though.Â The chances that your home is haunted by something other than age is pretty close to nil.Â Â When it comes to selling your Lake Havasu home, youÂ want your property in tip-top shape.Â Here are some quick Havasu haunted home fixes that will help you identify and/or get rid of those mysterious sounds and ominous odors.
That Un-Dead Odor
Odors can come from many sources.Â Make sure trash is put in your outside bin on a regular basis.Â Chop up limes, lemons, oranges or grapefruits into small pieces and feed them through the garbage disposal to freshen it up once a week.Â Pets should stay outside to keep their dander and smell inside your Lake Havasu home to a minimum.
While these are relatively innocuous, some smells may require a professional's help.Â If you find a rotten egg smell that is not related to garbage, you may have a natural gas leak.Â While natural gas itself is odorless, the gas company adds the foul stench to alert residents of a leak.Â Â Common places to investigate for a gasÂ leak include your stove, dryer, fireplace and water heater.Â If you suspect a leak, open up all your windows and call the gas company right away.
Things That Go Bump in the Night
Almost every Lake Havasu home is made up of wood in some way, shape or form.Â With a change in temperature, wood expands and contracts.Â As the weather begins to cool, you may hear some creaks or popping noises coming from within your walls.Â While there is nothing you can do about this, you can at least rest assured that this is common and perfectly normal.
CrackedÂ panes, ripped screens, loose shutters and dried sealant can create aÂ cacophony of sound from your windows when the wind kicks up.Â Dried, peeling caulking is easy to replace and can save you moneyÂ on your energy bills by eliminating a draft.Â If you have a fireplace in your Havasu home, check the damper to make sure it is closed up tight to keep the wind out.
When it comes time to sell, you don't want to scare away potential buyers.Â These Havasu haunted home fixes can change a nightmare listing into a sold listing in no time flat.Â Happy Halloween, Havasu!
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Brenda & Willie Gonzalez, RE/MAX Prestige Properties, Lake Havasu real estate
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Originally posted on our Lake Havasu real estate blog here: http://lakehavasulifestyle.com/havasu-haunted-home-fixes/.