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Valentine's Day and Home Improvement, our argument for the romance of it all!

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Valentine’s Day ideas for the Home: Home is where the heart is. Below are some home improvement projects to upgrade your castle and set the mood
Baltimore, Maryland- For many of us at EFynch, Valentine’s day is more than just trying to impress someone. The Holiday is about the mutual enjoyment of spending time with that person. We spend most of our time together in our homes so why now take the opportunity to work together and improve it?

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to splurge and add a few accessories around your home that will add to the year-round ambience. Talk to your partner about this- instead of buying each other a small gift- maybe a “gift for the house” could be a great addition? Maybe the Valentine’s night can last a little longer with the right upgrades!

Below are some ideas which we think are relatively easy and add to home comfort.


Sound:

For many, sound is one of the ultimate ways to stir up emotions. Whether you want to reminisce about a past vacation or crea…

Clearing Your Home's Sidewalk and the truth on Rock Salt.

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CLEARING YOUR HOME’S SIDEWALK:Does Salt really hurt? By EFynch, homeowner advice

Baltimore, MD- Does salt really hurt the concrete around your home?

The short answer, yes. The old fashioned rock salt is cheap and plentiful but in most cases can damage your concrete driveway, patio and sidewalk. Concrete is porous and when salt is applied it can be absorbed, freezes, etc.- causing flaking and cracking. If the concrete was done properly, the chances of this happening are reduced however in our estimation (based on gut feelings and not facts), 90% of the concrete that we see may be subject to salt degradation!

There are also cases where too much salt can be applied to correctly cured concrete so therefore no sidewalk is immune- we recommend avoiding rock salt in any case where concrete (or pets) are present.

As an alternative, you want to find a product which contains Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium Chloride or (the more expensive) Glycols as the main ingredient. There are several “hybrid…