Are you taking care of your home? Are any of your home maintenance methods doing more harm than good? Find out if you are making any of these home maintenance mistakes!
- Overusing chemical drain cleaners: When most people get a clogged drain, they turn to a drain cleaner instead of paying a plumber, but is that always a good choice? Drain cleaners and even baking soda and vinegar can break down and deteriorate pipes over time. A drain snake or a $2 tool called a Zip-It may be a better way to go in the long run.
- Sealing countertops too often: Natural stone, glass, butcher block, and concrete counters only need occasional sealing while laminate, Quartz, and Corian are best without a sealer. Sealing a counter too often can result in a streaky and cloudy appearance. A good rule of thumb for knowing when to re-seal is to put a small amount of water on the countertop; if it doesn’t bead up and stay that way for 15 minutes, it may be time to re-seal.
- Using too much bleach: Bleach can be useful around the home but using too much of it can do more harm than good. Did you know that bleach can discolor laminate and colored grout, fade acrylic tubs, actually dissolve vinyl flooring and more?
- Improperly storing firewood: Many homeowners keep firewood piled outside the home and against an exterior wall. While that may be an easy storage spot, it can cause a huge problem. Keeping wood against the house invites termites to live there. Instead, keeping wood stored at least twenty feet away from the home will keep termites at bay.
What makes Shorewood Illinois special? Do you know how the town started out? Check out these fast facts on the history and amenities of this great town!
- Did you know that Shorewood was originally a cottage town and summer destination until the 1940’s when people started staying in Shorewood year round? Every summer, families would stay in cute cottages nestled along the DuPage River. The town would dam the river and people would be able to use rafts and go swimming. These same cottages can still be seen today along the river among the Oaks. The town was eventually incorporated on November 27, 1957.
- Shorewood features numerous restaurants and shops as well as many running trails. With a population of approximately 16,500 this beautiful area has a small town feel but with the amenities of a larger town.
- Check out my current Shorewood listings:
1008 Ridge Road Shorewood, Illinois
128 Ryan Lane Shorewood, Illinois
24843 W Wildberry Court Shorewood, Illinois
25104 Old Oak Lane Shorewood, Illinois
Capri Sogno is an amazing downtown Plainfield restaurant that is just one of the many gems found downtown. Check out these quick facts about Capri and see what some of their weekly specials are. Next time you find yourself downtown, check out this popular eatery!
- Capri Sogno is a great Italian restaurant found in the heart of downtown Plainfield. Widely known for their delicious food, Capri Sogno features great cuisine and a large wine list. Aside from being a great place to enjoy a meal, they also can host private parties and they offer catering as well.
Check out their weekly specials
- Sunday: Sunday plate
- Monday: Sunday Gravy Ragu
- Tuesday: Chicken Cacciatore
- Wednesday: Italian Style Meatloaf
- Thursday: Braciole
- Friday: Baccala and Polenta
- Saturday: Ossobucco
24102 W Lockport Street
Plainfield, Illinois 60544
Check out these upcoming Shorewood Events!
- The Shorewood police department will host National Night Out 2017 on Tuesday, August 1st from 5:30-8:00 pm at the police station located at 903 W. Jefferson Street. This fun annual event will feature a DJ, moon jump, “touch a squad”, food and refreshments, taser demonstration, raffles, a Matt Whilhem BMX show, and more. For more information, call 815-725-1460.
- 41st Annual Shorewood Crossroads Fest is scheduled for August 4-6th at Cene’s Four Seasons Park. This awesome annual event features a carnival, music, local food vendors, car show, beautiful baby contest, craft and vendor expo, Kid Zone, fireworks, bags contest, pie and hot dog eating contest, and a parade at noon on Sunday. For more information including event schedules call 815-725-2900.