Posted on March 30, 2015 in Disasters by ShannonNo Comments »

We often talk of all the issues that happen in the winter from the furnace failure to pipes bursting.  But often times we forget how many things can happen any time of the year.  Recently we had a house get ‘skunked’.  That is right, a skunk let loose under the deck and stunk up the entire house.

Imagine if the owners had come in late one night and arrived to a house full of skunk smell.  So much for your nice holiday!  Because the smell was identified early and a series of steps taken.  The house will be aired out before the owners and guests arrive.

We had pest control over right away to make sure the skunk was gone – and assist him in moving on if necessary.  Because he stunk up the crawl space in the house we had issues with the skunk smell in the furnace and duct work.  Contact with the furnace company and discussions on how best to get rid of the smell ensued.

With daily trips to the house for airing out we have almost eliminated the smell.  Laundering of bedding and some clothes was necessary to eliminate the smell.  But with a little elbow grease, time and patience the smell will be eliminated.

So when the owners arrive next week, all should be good.  Just another disaster that was avoided with regular home wellness checks.  It is nice to know that our clients will have a relaxing stink-free vacation.

If you don’t want to worry about your Central Oregon home when you are away, contact Home Fridays and we can take care of you as well.

Skunk!

Skunk!

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Posted on March 14, 2012 in Disasters, Winter by ShannonNo Comments »

    Not much fun to come home to this in your private driveway.   A windy couple of weeks here in Central Oregon and not all the trees survived.  Home Fridays to the rescue!  We do extra house checks during this crazy weather – finding all the issues and getting them corrected.  This tree will be chopped up, cleaned up and out of the way by the weekend.   And so begins some of the post storm cleanup….

Concerned about your house?  Give us a call and we can check on your home as well.

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