Free Photos with Santa – Dec 03 2017 10 am – noon

I would like to invite you and your family to come and join Santa and I on Sunday, December the 3rd at the Owl Cafe in Carleton Place!  I am hosting this FREE family event is in appreciation of present and future business the community has provided me over the last decade. This is the second year of the event, last year was a great success, the kids had a lot of fun and we raised some money for the Owl Cafe also! The Owl Cafe is a great local resource in our community which offers not only great coffee and treats but is also an employer, meeting place and resource centre for people on the Autism spectrum. All money from the booking, food and gift basket giveaway will support their continued efforts.   The place is always well decorated for the holidays, it supports a great cause and is a perfect location for this venue.  This is a free event for you and your family, any donations you wish to make to the cafe can be made on site.

This annual family event is great for the kids, they will have the opportunity to make a beautiful Christmas picture frame craft for your Santa photo, there will be snacks and refreshments, a draw for a Christmas basket and of course Santa himself!  I have hired  local photographer Dalene Gallo of Picture it Studio to take all the photos which will be made available to you after the event.

I hope to see you all out, bring the kids, grand-kids and come on down to the Owl Cafe Dec 3rd 10 am-noon!

Please click here to save your spot to attend this event. Register soon as spots may be limited! If you have any questions you can contact me at 613-371-6024 or info@chantalnephin.com

Coming soon – 213 William St. Carleton Place

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Two story home on a large fully fenced lot, with no rear neighbours.  3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, hardwood floors….keep an eye out for this one to hit the market, at $190,000 you won’t be disappointed with all it has to offer.

Dealing With Dampness in Your Home

As we approach the spring many homes experience dampness from the excess water caused by a combination of greater rain fall and the melted snow. When dampness is present in your home it can cause a musty undesirable smell.

If dampness is not taken care of it also produces mold on hard surfaces, mildew on soft surfaces, and can lead to health issues. The best way to tackle any problems with dampness is to detect  it, deal with it, and avoid it in the future.

Identifying the dampness

The climate where we live is a predictor for dampness in our homes. The Ottawa valley has high humidity and increased rainfall during this time of  year. That coupled with the melting snow and ice often causes an influx of water from the outside coming in.

Even in ideal climates you can also experience dampness from increased humidity from showering, drying clothes, and cooking. It may not always be obvious where to locate the source of dampness issues. When water is entering your home from the outside, you may be able to determine where by looking for water stains on painted walls or white salt deposits (called efflorescence) that show up on brick.

Dealing with dampness

When your home is showing signs of dampness, it is important to deal these issues quickly so they don’t lead to increased damage or personal health issues. The first thing to do is locate the source of the problem. Look at the most common problems such as blocked eaves-troughs  missing shingles, objects stacked against exterior walls, leaking water pipes, or damage to your roof or foundation.

If you cannot find the source of the issue hire an expert to help. Depending on the complexity and severity of the problem, there may be some solutions you can take care of yourself (e.g. caulking around windows to keep moisture out, cleaning the gutters), whereas others may be better suited for a professional (e.g. fixing leaky water pipes or fixing foundation problems).

Avoiding dampness

Prevention is the key to keeping a damp free home. Here are some tips you can take to keep dampness away from your home:

  • Keeping windows and doors closed during humid weather prevents moisture in the home.
  • Use climate control devices such as an air conditioner and or a dehumidifier to keep humidity below 60%.
  • Use exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms to control humidity.
  • Ensure all kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans are clear and connected directly outdoors and not into the attic.
  • When possible, consider limiting the boiling time of water, covering your saucepans when cooking.
  • Position the downspout runoff of the eaves-troughs so they are directed away from the foundation of your home.
  • Make sure the yard has proper slope which directs water away from the home and that the foundation has a proper drainage system in place.
  • Increasing or improving the insulation of your home and around pipes.
  • Make sure that the home has a proper vapor barrier present.
  • Limit the amount of indoor plants you have in the home and store firewood outside or in the garage.

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