Every Home Sold, A Pet Adopted

realtor gives back to shelter

I am SO excited to announce…

In honor of kicking off my 2nd year in real estate, I have decided to sponsor a pet’s adoption fee EVERY time I close on a property!

I always hate to see all of those sweet faces in the shelter and I obviously can’t adopt them all, SOOO this was the next best thing for me to help give back and support our local shelter.  Due to the circumstances we are dealing with today, I am unable to go to the shelter and video the animals to show you how adorable they all are BUT one day I will be doing that as a part of this decision.

I am SO excited to start volunteering my spare time and sponsoring adoption fees from my commission from selling real estate for the animals at the Franklin County Humane Society! 🙂

Spread the word and help me help those sweet animals by using me as your REALTOR®!

Get Rid of Mold in Your Home

mold in bathroom

Check out this article below from houselogic as it relates to mold and getting rid of the pesky stuff!

Mold. UGH. Soooo Gross. Here’s How to Kill It Forever

By the way, bleach doesn’t work. And don’t try to scrape it off, either.

Ugh. Mold. It’s ugly. It’s tenacious. It’s the uninvited guest that keeps visiting — no matter how rude you are to it. But, unwittingly, you may be setting up the perfect conditions for mold’s return: a food source, lots of moisture, and a pleasant temperature.

“You’ve got to eliminate one of those three legs of the stool so mold won’t grow,” says Pete Duncanson, director of system development for ServiceMaster Restore. “And it’s always easier to prevent than to remediate.”

Assuming you like warm showers and a comfy thermostat setting, there’s not much you can do about the temperature mold loves. But you can get rid of mold — and permanently prevent it — by controlling the other two factors: food and moisture. Here’s how.

Starve It Out

Mold is a horror flick cliché. It’s everywhere. It’s alive. It spreads by spores floating in the air. And it can grow on any surface — porcelain, plastic, copper, silicone — as long as that surface is coated with organic matter.

“Mold doesn’t live on your shower walls or the grout or caulk; it actually lives on the deposited skin cells and soap residues (which have your skin cells in them),” Duncanson says. So. Gross. So, yes, if you want to get rid of mold you gotta break out the cleaning bucket. There’s no way around it. But the good news is that you don’t need toxic cleaners. Soap and water works just fine with some elbow grease, says Bob Justewicz, a director at the National Association of Mold Professionals. But two warnings:

  1. Don’t bleach it. Online chat rooms and myriad websites might have you believe that bleach kills mold. Both professionals say it’s not true. “Bleach or peroxide removes the stain, but they don’t kill the mold,” Duncanson says.
  2. Don’t scrape it. Remember, mold is alive (it’s ALIVE!) and reproduces through microscopic spores. “If you brush [mold spores] with your hand, they just go into the air and look for new places to colonize,” Duncanson says.

What about those daily shower sprays? Will they work? They are of some benefit, says Duncanson, in that they help push mold’s food sources down the drain. But as a solo act, no, they won’t keep your bathroom clean.

Dry It Out

How? Use your exhaust fan. “Running the fan any time the bathroom is in use is a good idea,” Duncanson says. “Then leave it on for 30 minutes after or at least as long as the shower ran.”

But make sure your fan actually exhausts outside through the roof or a side soffit and not into the attic. “If it’s going into the attic, you’re causing moisture to go into an unconditioned space, and you can cause mold growth there.”

No exhaust fan? “Any movement of air will help dry out the bathroom,” says Justewicz. “Even a desk fan on the vanity will help.”

After a shower, use a towel or squeegee to wipe down shower walls. Open the shower curtain to let it dry. Mop any water spills on the floor and counters. Avoid piling in too many shampoo and body wash bottles. They’re a perfect place for moisture and mold spores to hide.

Make It Stay Away

Here are a few more tips if your bathroom mold seems especially strong-willed:

Re-caulk. Mold adores crevices — probably because it knows you can’t reach it there. If lots of mold has built up on your caulking, it’s probably because it’s spread deep into unseen spaces behind it. If so, re-caulking may solve the problem. Just be sure to follow these tips to keep the problem from getting worse:

  1. Once you’ve removed the compromised caulk, be sure to thoroughly clean and dry the area before putting down new caulk.
  2. Use caulk labeled specifically for the bathroom, which means it will be mold resistant.
  3. Let it cure for at least 24 hours (or as long as it needs to) before taking a shower or bath. If it’s not dry, it’ll allow moisture to creep back in, undoing all your hard work.

Check everywhere for mold. If it keeps coming back, it may have a colony somewhere you haven’t found. Check behind the toilet and under the sink. Moist drywall and wallpaper are tasty treats for mold.

Install a humidity monitor. Affordable at around $10, they can let you know when moisture is building before it turns into an indoor rain forest.

Know when to get help. If it keeps coming back, or you see areas of mold the size of a quarter or bigger you want professional help. “You’re dealing with excessive moisture or a food source that needs to be controlled,” Duncanson says.

How to Get Rid of Bathroom Mold

  1. Use soap and water, not bleach. Bleach only discolors it; it does not get rid of mold.
  2. Keep your bathroom as dry as possible. Use squeegees on shower walls and doors. Use an exhaust fan religiously. Wipe wet areas with dry towels.
  3. Recaulk your tile if necessary. Be sure to get caulk that is meant for humid and wet areas, like bathrooms.
  4. Get a humidity monitor to let you know when moisture is building up to mold-friendly levels.

Happy National Farmers’ Market Week

Local Farmers markets KY






National Farmers’ Market Week is Here

I absolutely love a farmers’ market!  What’s better than purchasing local products and supporting your farmers?  Knowing where my food is coming from gives me such peace of mind, too.  Our farmers work their tails off providing food for our communities and we as consumers need to step up and support their hard work by purchasing from them.  Remember the “meat supply shortage” a month or so ago?  Well, our local farmers never stopped working hard for our communities.  See this article for more information.  We just need to be informed on where to find them!  Check out the list I compiled from KY Proud to find your local farmers’ market:

Anderson County

  • Anderson County Farmers’ Market, Located The Old Depot, 3 miles North of Walmart
    1505 US Hwy 127
    Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
    (JUly 11, 2020 – October 31, 2020)
    Saturdays: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bourbon County

  • Indoor Market located at the corner of High Street & 8th Street
    720 High Street
    Paris, KY 40361
    (January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020)
    Mondays: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Tuesdays: 11:00 Am – 6:00 PM
    Wednesdays: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Thursdays: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Fridays: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • OUTDOOR Market located at the corner of High Street & 8th Street
    720 High Street
    Paris, KY 40361
    (March 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020)
    Saturdays: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • OUTDOOR Market located at the corner of High Street & 8th Street
    720 High Street
    Paris, KY 40361
    (May 1, 2020 – October 31, 2020)
    Mondays: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Wednesdays: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fayette County

  • Bluegrass Farmers’ Market, Loacted in the Liquor Barn Parking Lot
    1837 Plaudit Place
    Lexington, KY 40509
    (April 25, 2020 – October 10, 2020)
    Tuesdays: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Saturdays: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Chevy Chase Farmers’ Market, Located at the Apostles Angelican Church parking lot
    200 Colony Blvd
    Lexington, KY 40502
    (April 22, 2020 – October 31, 2020)
    Wednesdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Located at Cheapside Park @5/3 Pavilion
    215 West Main Street
    Lexington, KY 40507
    (December 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021)
    Saturdays: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Located at Rupp Arena parking lot on Maxwell Street
    Maxwell Street
    Lexington, KY 40507
    (April 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020)
    Saturdays: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Located on Southland Drive
    398 Southland Drive
    Lexington, KY 40503
    (April 1, 2020 – October 31, 2020)
    Sundays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • The Hill/Rupp: Located in the gravel parking lot at the corner of Maxwell and Broadway
    399 South Broadway
    Lexington, KY 40508
    (May 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020)
    Tuesdays: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Thursdays: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Located at the Gardenside Shopping Center near the bus stop
    1801 Alexandria Dr
    Lexington, KY 40504
    (June 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020)
    Wednesdays: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Located at Health Department on Newton Pike
    650 Newton Pike
    Lexington, KY 40508
    (TBD – TBD)
    Wednesdays: TBD
  • The Summit at Fritz Farm near Honeywood Restaurant (only meets June 18 & 25, July 19 & 23, August 14)
    110 Summit at Fritz Farm
    Lexington, KY 40517
    (June 2020 – August 2020)
    Thursdays: TBD

Franklin County

  • Located at River View Park Market Pavilion
    404 Wilkerson Blvd
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    (April 18, 2020 – December 12, 2020)
    Saturdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Located at River View Park Market Pavilion
    404 Wilkinson Blvd
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    (May 5, 2020 – September 29, 2020)
    Tuesdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Thursdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Located at CHR Department for Public Health
    275 East Main Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    (TBD – TBD)
    Wednesdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Stamping Ground Farmers’ Market, Located in Stamping Ground City Park- Buffalo Square
    3270 Main Street
    Stamping Ground, KY 40379
    (June 5, 2020 – October 3, 2020)
    Fridays: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Scott County

  • Located at the Georgetown City Parking Lot at the corner of North Broadway and Washington Street
    North Broadway
    Georgetown, KY 40324
    (May 9, 2020 – September 5, 2020)
    Saturdays: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Shelby County

  • Located on the Shelby County Fairgrounds at Coot’s Barn
    1531 Midland Trail
    Shelbyville, KY 40065
    (May 9, 2020 – Mid October 2020)
    Saturdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Simpsonville Farmers’ Market, Located at the Wiche Pavilion
    106 Old Veechdale Rd
    Simpsonville, KY 40067
    (May 16, 2020 – October 17, 2020)
    Saturdays: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Woodford County

  • Saturday Market
    525 Versailles Road, Lexington Road Plaza
    Versailles, KY 40383
    (May 2, 2020 – October 24, 2020)
    Saturdays: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday Market
    525 Versailles Road, Lexington Road Plaza
    Versailles, KY 40383
    (June 3, 2020 – October 28, 2020)
    Wednesdays: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Located at Darlin’ Jeans Parking Lot
    204 N Gratz St
    Midway, KY 40347
    (6/1/2020 – 10/26/2020)
    Mondays: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Located at the Millville Community Center
    6715 McCracken Pike
    Millville, KY 40601
    (April 19, 2020 – October 2020)
    Sundays: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • KY Heartwood Music Festival located at the Millville Community Center
    6715 McCracken Pike
    Millville, KY 40601
    (July 25, 2020 – July 25, 2020)
    Saturdays: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Hillbilly Daze Festival located at the Millville Community Center
    6715 McCracken Pike
    Millville, KY 40601
    (September 12, 2020 – September 12, 2020)
    Saturdays: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Don’t see your county?  Shoot me a text/email and I can help get you the information you need 502.320.7750 cassidy.nexthome@gmail.com!