Monday, December 30, 2013

toilet bombs - an idea for those ultra handy owners.

Green and easy and cheaper than store bought.

Would you make these and give them to your tenants?

... toilet bombs that are made from eco-friendly ingredients. With a little patience, things should be running smoothly in no time. Using the degreasing wonders of dish soap, the helpful disks also help clean your toilet while busting through tough clogs.
Keep reading for the directions.

What You'll Need

2 cups baking soda
1/4 cup Epsom salts
8 to 9 tablespoons liquid dish detergent
Muffin tin
Muffin liners

These helpful disks are so easy to make and come together in minutes. The patience part is waiting for them to dry overnight! Mix together the baking soda and Epsom salts in a mixing bowl, stirring to break up any clumps. Baking soda naturally attacks buildup, while Epsom salts dissolve and help break up clogs.
Now slowly add the dish soap one tablespoon at a time. Stir while adding until the mixture resembles wet sand.
Fill your muffin tin with liners. You can use paper or silicone, but silicone liners make it really easy to pop the finished bombs out. Press the mixture into the muffin tin, packing tightly. Let it dry overnight.
Carefully release the bombs from the molds and store in a sealable container. The next time your toilet is clogged, place a bomb in your commode and cover with 4 cups hot water. Let sit for a couple of hours or overnight, and try flushing. Things should be moving smoothly!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

How to Screen Tenants

This is a good overview for new Property Owners

Of course I recommend hiring me to manage the building and take all the stress away.  I've been doing this for years and have seen many tenants that hide issues.  Reading the reports is a tricky thing as well. Being responsible for all that private data and having locked file systems and shredder etc. etc.

Personal Privacy of the applicants is the business person's responsibility too!  And we have to ask for that stuff.  But please be careful with it.  Email me if you want info on that new side of the information age and privacy protection steps we as landlords need to be prepared to take.

Good luck Renting.

Good luck finding Good Tenants.


Keith Lambert