(Note: I think it’s important to know the terminology and words used when learning any new business including mobile home investing. I came up with ‘Terminology Tuesday’ as a way to go over the terminology used in the mobile home business. It’s important to know the terminology when talking to people in the business so you’re all on the same page).
**** Tricks of the Trade is a new series I have started that will be included with“Terminology Tuesday” posts. The goal of this series is to share with you the “tricks of the trade” I have learned in the mobile home business.
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One of the first things I do whenever acquiring a new home is to make sure it is rid of all insects (i.e. cockroaches, ants, etc). This is a precautionary measure as I do not want to encounter any surprises from the animal kingdom when getting a home ready on the market!
(Note: Believe it or not, there are so many places insects can hide within a home. It’s better to be safe by taking care of these pesky critters before doing any work to the home!)
Since I had to fog a home I recently acquired, I’ve decided to share this technique with you step by step. I actually learned this technique from one of the park managers (another reason to have a good team!).
Before fogging a home, the first thing to do would be to open up all of the cabinets and drawers in each room. This way all hidden areas are now exposed. Here’s some pics of what I had to do recently:
Once all the drawers and cabinets are opened, the next thing is to take some newspaper and spray and place them in each room. There are a lot of different sprays on the market to remove unwanted insects and animals.
I use one that is automatic meaning once the spray is enabled it will continue to spray the entire area. It shoots the spray up in the air filling the room. Here is the spray that I use:
After the newspaper and spray are placed in each area of the home, then enable the spray on each can first starting with the farthest area from the front entrance and working your way back to the front door.
(Note: Before you start the spray, make sure the lights are off as well as well as the stove and air conditioning. Also, be sure to check all of the windows are closed.)
Once the spray is enabled, leave the home and lock it up. Give it a day or two to come back. Usually, I wait a few days.
To give you a better idea of how to prepare a home to be fogged, check out this video I did awhile back (7:00):
I hope this “Terminology Tuesday” post has been helpful and has given you some useful information – it definitely has for me.
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