Cheaply Increase the Value of Your Home

139445633_e2fabef491Need to increase the value of your home but don???t have much money? Start here for some ideas to get you started!

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Are you looking to increase the value of your home while staying within your budget? Full remodels, even for one room, can cost many thousands of dollars, and while the cost may be worth it if you’re planning on staying put, most remodeling projects increase your home’s value by at most 80 or 90 cents for every dollar you invest. If you’re looking to sell your home right away, or if you’re buying and selling a home for profit, you want to keep your improvements simple and cheap. Here’s how.

Clean and Declutter Your Home
1. Do a basic cleaning
2. Get rid of clutter
3. Do a deep clean
4. Eliminate odors

Easy Do it Yourself Projects
1. Spruce up the yard
2. Add a fresh coat of interior paint
3. Put up fresh curtains and blinds
4. Install modern light switches and outlet covers
5. Up the wattage
6. Check the square footage
7. Add wood trim and cornice for a cheap and easy do it yourself idea that can add tons of wow factor to the look of your home

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Baton Rouge Dryer Vent Cleaning Company Honored As Associate of the Year


Associate of the Year - Baton Rouge Apartment AssociationBaton Rouge Apartment Association, recognizes Jeremy Leake, of Dryer Vents Plus, for his outstanding contributions to the local community.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana February 2013??In recognition of his contributions to the advancement of the Baton Rouge Apartment Association, Mr. Leake and his company, Dryer Vents Plus, were awarded the prestigious Associate of the Year award.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized for this award, and I look forward to continuing our close relationship with the Baton Rouge Apartment Association for many years to come,” noted Mr. Leake.

The Associate of the Year award is given to an associate member who “conducts business in highest professional standards, has sound business practices, and encourages the constant improvement of the quality & quantity of products & services to improve the multi-housing industry”.

Dryer Vents Plus is a locally-owned, Baton Rouge, Louisiana based company who’s mission is to help our customers solve potentially dangerous and costly problems, in a professional manner. The company’s main business focus is on inspecting and fixing clogged dryer venting issues in a timely manner.

To schedule an interview or request additional information, contact Jeremy Leake at 225-612-7752 or by email at

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Increase the Value of Your Home

classic-houseEvery homeowner is always looking for new ways to increase the value of their home but most of them don???t know where to start or where to focus their efforts. We found this article with tips that we think should help you a lot.

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Tip 1: Spend an hour with a pro.
Invite a realtor or interior designer over to check out your home. Many realtors will do this as a courtesy, but you will probably have to pay a consultation fee to a designer.

Tip 2: Inspect it.
Not every home improvement is cosmetic. Deteriorating roofs, termite infestation or outdated electrical systems you can’t fix it if you don’t know it’s broken. Hire an inspector to check out the areas of your home that you don???t normally see.

Tip 3: Paint, paint, paint.
One of the simplest, most cost-effective improvements of all is paint! Freshly painted rooms look clean and updated and that spells value.

Tip 4: Find inspiration.
An alternative to hiring a designer is to search for remodeling and decorating inspiration in design-oriented magazines, books, TV shows and websites.

Tip 5: Cut energy costs.
The amount of money you spend each month on energy costs may seem like a fixed amount, but many local utility companies provide free energy audits of their customers homes. They can show you how to maximize the energy efficiency of your home.

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Maintaining Your Home is Important

woman-cloth-window-washing-outdoors-590jn032910Every homeowner knows that it’s important to maintain their home but most don’t know what needs to be done or when it should be done. We found this article that should help you out.

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Home maintenance is one of those things that’s easy to forget or put off, because many tasks only need to be done once in a while or a few times a year. If you’re not careful, though, you can end up being that house in the neighborhood with the overgrown yard, peeling paint, and a list of expensive, but possibly could-have-been-prevented repairs.

So the problem is knowing what you need to do to maintain your home and when. Our solution: A one-click-to-subscribe Home Maintenance Calendar that lays out all the most common, necessary home maintenance tasks so you won’t forget.

What to do in the fall

-Take down window screens to store (label them for quickly putting up in the spring, and repair or replace now, if needed). After you wash your windows, replace with storm windows.
-Seal windows and doors with weatherstripping and also check caulking (you can save as much as 15% on your heating bill, according to This Old House). Replace seals as necessary.
-Check roof for leaks, damaged or missing shingles, and pests hiding in vents.
-While you’re up there, check chimney for leaks, bricks and mortar falling apart, and, again, pests.
-Yard cleanup! Trim trees and shrubs closer than 3 inches from your house.
-Check your outdoor faucet for leaks, then drain and turn them off. Store hoses.
-Clean gutters and downspouts. Bob Vila will tell you how. Gutter covers of some kind can also help keep debris out of your gutters.
-Clean, oil, and store garden tools. (You could also store them in a bucket of sand to prevent rust.)
-Clean and store patio furniture (or cover with weatherproof material).

-Check smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace batteries, if needed. Also check fire extinguishers. This is a good time to do fire drills and review your emergency documents.
-Remove air conditioners or protect with weatherproof cover (if applicable).
-Check attic for insulation, leaks, hiding squirrels, etc. A simple attic inspection is easy to do when you know what to look for.
-Flush out water heater to get rid of the sediment.
-Bleed radiators if you have hot-water heat. Don’t do this when the system is use, because the water will be hot.
-Vacuum and clean refrigerator coils.
-Inspect kitchen and bath fixtures and cabinets for leaks, and prevent water damage by re-caulking or re-grouting counter tops and tiles in the kitchen or bathroom as necessary.

What to do in the spring

-Wash windows and replace storm windows with screens.
-Check gutters and downspouts and clean if necessary.
-Check outside walls for damage or deterioration (e.g., brick work or siding repairs, peeling paint)
-Check your deck for water damage or stains. A pressure washer can help rid your deck of mold and moss.

-Check smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace batteries, if needed.
-Check basement for cracks or leaks, dampness and mold.
-Inspect kitchen and bath fixtures and prevent water damage by recaulking or regrouting countertops and tiles in the kitchen or bathroom as necessary.
-Check clothes dryer vents and rid them of lint.

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Clean Out Your Dryer Vents – Avoid a Fire

inspect-dryer-ventSome people are aware of the fire dangers of not cleaning out their dryer vents but some are not. ??We found this article that should shed some light on the issue for homeowners.

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Think your clothes dryer is free from needing maintenance? Think again.

This blog is going to describe a simple, cheap maintenance task that could save you from a house fire.

Do you know what do you probably have in your home or apartment that is annually responsible for around 15,000 fires, 20 deaths, over 300 injuries and more than $80 million in property damage?! And if you have an electric clothes dryer, did you know the chance of fire is 250% greater than if you have a gas dryer?

Answer: Your clothes dryer.

It bothers me when I find out after the fact that I was supposed to do maintenance on something that I did not know I was supposed to do. Don’t think you are alone in being surprised in what I’m going to tell you. There is probably an unbelievable amount of dangerous lint lining the walls of your dryer ducting and inside your dryer right now that you need to clean out. It does not matter that you regularly clean out the lint filter in your dryer, “lint happens.” Loads of clothes taking longer and longer to dry is a classic sign of lint build-up.

In this detailed and photo intensive tutorial called Dryer Vent Cleaning, I will show you what is probably lurking in your dryer venting and how to get rid of the lint which causes the fire risk in your home. You’re my reader and I want you safe, so please read this tutorial and spend a few hours and $15 to make your home safe.

If your think your dryer vents might be clogged give us a call today!

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