Spring is here and Nixon is ready! Are you? If not, then he has some great tips for you to help you get your home ready for spring.
Sweep Out the Fireplace Fireplaces get grimy and dusty after months of use. Close it down for the warmer months by using a shop vac to clean out the soot and ash, and then shut the damper. Has it been a while since you've had your fireplace inspected? It never hurts to have it looked at once a year to make sure it's in safe working over. Let us know if you need a chimney sweep. We would be happy to recommend one!
Clean Out Your Gutters Climb up on that ladder, and grab your gloves! It's time to get your hands dirty, and dig all the leaves and sediment out of your gutters that have been accumulating since the fall. Don't put it off too long! Avoiding this kind of maintenance can cause basement flooding, insect infestations, and rotting wood.
Check Your Roof Cold weather wreaks havoc on everything, especially on your roof. Now is a great time to look for any missing or damaged shingles, visible underlays, and areas where vents, chimneys, and skylights may not have sufficient sealing.
Check and Clean Your AC System You know how Spring is in DC...one minute it's in the 50s, and before you know it, summer is here and it's time to turn on the AC. Don't wait until the warmer months to have someone come out to inspect your system. Do it now before everyone is booked up!
Caulk Around Your Windows and Doors
Over time, caulking can get worn down. Keep water and bugs out by re-caulking around windows, doors, and anywhere else where you might find a little hole or space for unwanted things to sneak in.
Queens of Egypt The first of March marks the start of Women’s History Month, and National Geographic is giving you an opportunity to “get to know some of its lesser-known leaders—Egypt’s mighty queens.” With over 300 artifacts, a 3D tour of one of the most well-preserved tombs, and countless other wonders of the ancient Egyptian Empire, this exhibit is worth the trip.Learn more about the exhibit here.
Environmental Film Festival The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital is back for it's 26th year. From March 14th-24th, choose from over 100 different films being featured in venues all over DC. Films such as Sharkwater, that takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world’s shark populations. Or Revolution, a film that is inspiring humanity to change the world and save our planet. The only problem is trying to see them all. Check out the full schedule here!
Flower Child If one of your 2019 resolutions was to eat healthier, and you’ve been looking for a new restaurant to add to your rotation, then look no further! Whether you’re a vegetarian, meatatarian, or you just like fresh food and local beer, DC’s newest addition, Flower Child, will satisfy the most pickiest of eaters.
Welcome home to this cozy, top floor, light filled, one bedroom, one bath condo in the boutique building, South of the Park. This home features hardwood floors, a modern kitchen, tons of storage, in-unit laundry, central heat / air conditioning, and a super low condo fee. Perfectly situated just off Lincoln Park, this little charmer is within blocks of grocery, restaurants, entertainment, public transport, highways and new development. Cute common spaces at both the front and rear provide opportunities for entertainment and grilling.
Welcome to the Stella Condominium! As one of DC's newest luxury buildings, you'll be delighted by modern convenience, chic design, and regal appointments. From its hotel inspired bathroom equipped with marble, chandelier, mosaic titles and rainfall shower to the cascading island and multidimensional backsplash in the kitchen, this home screams WOW! Other finishes include hardwood floors, central heat and air, two full bedrooms, Bosch washer and dryer, high-end appliances, and includes parking! Just a stone's throw from RIA DC, the "centerpiece of the revitalized Rhode Island Corridor", boasting a 20-acre mixed-use development that will bring new retail, housing, restaurants and public spaces to the area; close to rail/bus, grocery, and entertainment.