Hay Hill Services
Q: What is the new backyard trend?
A: Artificial turf! Everyone wants a perfect yard but maintaining a perfect yard takes a lot of time, money, and effort. For its clean, crisp look, year-round color, low maintenance, shade/heat tolerance, pet friendliness, and bug/pest-free qualities, homeowners all around Columbia are installing artificial turf. Artificial turf can’t solve all of your problems, but it can help with a lot of them!
Home Advantage Realty
Q: I want to buy a new home, but I feel overwhelmed.
A: As we turn into the new year, we exhale as holiday decorations come down and a sense of order is restored, an ideal time for setting goals. If finding a new home is one of your goals, set a clear path forward early in the year and consult with a trusted REALTOR® and mortgage broker for step-by-step advice tailored to your specific needs.
Gateway Supply Company
Q: What do homeowners look for when picking out a kitchen faucet?
A: When homeowners are choosing their kitchen faucet, there are many options with design styles to choose from. Functionality is the first factor to discuss because the design style can really change the functionality that the homeowner desires. You can choose from a single hole faucet, a bridge style faucet, a wall mount faucet, and one with a side spray. The most purchased kitchen faucet is the single hole faucet because it is an all in one. You have the high gooseneck of the faucet that allows you to fill larger pots and a single handle that is easy to use. Most manufacturers today are also adding technology to the faucet to make it even easier for you to use in your everyday life.
Sox & Freeman
Tree Expert Company
Q: What are the reasons for maintaining healthy trees in the landscape?
A: Trees provide many benefits that homeowners often overlook. On top of adding to a property’s value, trees can reduce home energy costs by reducing the need for air conditioning in hot climates. Mature trees also play a vital role in limiting water runoff, which helps control erosion. A certified arborist can assess the trees in your landscape, so that you can enjoy the benefits they provide for years to come.
Q: How do you know when the quality of your water is affecting your home?
A: Depending on the potential contaminants in your water, your home could experience the following issues. Chlorine in your water source can affect the rubber seals and gaskets in every water fixture throughout your home, including toilet flappers. Calcium and magnesium deposits in your water produce scaling and hard water deposits on your shower walls and sinks. Mineral deposits of iron can leave rust-like staining on your toilets, sinks, bathtubs, and even clothes. pH-imbalanced water can corrode any rubber and metal that your water supply runs through and potentially leave patina style stains. Contaminants like these in your home can not only affect your home, but also your body.