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3 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make

Whether you’re a new or seasoned homeowner, you know ownership comes with its own set of unique opportunities and challenges. Are you performing basic tasks to keep your home looking and functioning its best? Don’t neglect these essential homeowner tasks.

Common Homeowner Mistakes

Misusing Your Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal is a wonderful invention, but its power has limits. With the holiday season approaching, make sure your guests aren’t depositing turkey bones or other hard substances in your sink. The same goes for grease or eggshells. Treating your disposal as you would a trash can is a common household mistake that can cause issues. When in doubt, put it in the garbage.

Flushing Baby Wipes

Unless a product specifically states it’s safe to flush, throw it in the trash. Over time, baby wipes, paper towels, and tissues can clog your pipes and cause issues with your plumbing. If you have children or pets, you may have already committed this common household mistake. If your toilets seem to function fine, don’t worry – just avoid any unnecessary flushing in the future.

Ignoring Maintenance

Perhaps the most common household mistake a family can make is neglecting routine maintenance. Caring for your exterior can improve your curb appeal, while regularly checking systems like your heating and cooling can boost your home’s value. Keeping on top of your plumbing can also keep your kitchens and bathrooms in tip-top shape. Don’t shirk your maintenance duties this year!

If you have any questions about our home remodeling services, we invite you to contact us.


Harry Hink is the owner of HB Services, LLC. He has years of experience in the home improvement field and brings an unparalleled enthusiasm to his customers. HB Services is known locally for their continued support of local communities, schools and businesses.

Harry is active in many organizations to include the Medical Care of Children Partnership(MCCP) which is a community partnership dedicated to providing medical and dental services to children of the working poor of Fairfax County who otherwise are ineligible to receive healthcare offered through Medicaid or other private and public sources. Harry is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, a certified United States swimming coach and, most important, a husband and father.

Owner Harry Hink’s philosophy is timeless and simple – do for our customers what we would do for ourselves. Our staff will listen to your ideas, offer insight suggestions and come up with a design that fits your lifestyle and adds value to your home.


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