Make These 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Murphy, NC Home

The New Year’s arrival brings renewed resolutions to lose weight, get a new job, learn a new skill…and the list goes on. Chances are, you’ve probably compiled your own list of self-improvement projects for the year ahead. But have you resolved to refresh your home and property this year? If not, here are five easy-to-implement ideas for giving your Murphy, North Carolina house a new lease on life – and you can begin right now.

Smart Home Thermostat

You’re probably familiar with a programmable thermostat. This handy device helps to knock down your heating and cooling costs by turning your HVAC system on when you intend to be home. When you plan to be elsewhere, the system remains off so you don’t pay for climate control when you’re not there to enjoy it.

A smart home thermostat takes this capability a step (or two) further. First, this versatile little box enables you to create custom heating or cooling schedules for each day’s differing needs. The thermostat can also detect when you’re actually at home, and therefore doesn’t provide heat or air conditioning for a non-occupied space.

Latest-generation smart home thermostats contain sensors that you can place in rooms in which you spend the most time. So, the thermostat heats those rooms while ignoring spaces such as hallways, unused bonus rooms, or laundry areas.

Home Security and Safety Enhancements
Keeping your home secure involves consistent attention to your physical environment and potential risk factors. Although security cameras seem to get the most attention, several other devices can also contribute to your family’s safety.

Smart Remote Lockbox: When you lock yourself out of the house, and your spare key is on the kitchen counter, how can you unlock the front door? The days of safely leaving a key under the doormat are long gone, but now you can gain remote access via a new smartphone app.

This new Smart Remote Keybox can use a custom Bluetooth key to provide you (and other designated keyholders) with remote access to your home. Or, choose personalized PIN codes that expire in just a few hours or stay active for weeks. Providing permanent access for family members is also an option. And, you’ll have a readily available access log so you can get date-stamped details on everyone who enters your home.

Smart Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms: Chances are, you’ve had carbon monoxide and smoke alarms installed in your home for many years. These important devices can alert you to imminent, life-threatening danger, allowing you and your family to safely escape the house. Hopefully, you’ve kept the devices operational by changing the batteries regularly, typically on the Daylight Savings Time start and stop dates.

However, your typical carbon monoxide or smoke alarm has one major limitation. Although it might emit an ear-splitting shriek to let your family know about a carbon monoxide leak or fire, you won’t know about the emergency if you’re not home.

To remedy that situation, a smart carbon monoxide or smoke alarm combines an audio alarm with a smartphone alert, so you’ll quickly learn about the emergency. You can also program an alert transmission to other authorized contacts, such as a neighbor or nearby relative. Some smoke alarms also feature an emergency light that can assist you in navigating your way out of a smoky home.

New Year’s Deep Cleaning Service
Cleaning your home regularly will help to improve its overall appearance. Vacuuming, dusting, and getting clutter under control goes a long way toward achieving that goal. And, banishing the dog hair and dust bunnies, and keeping filters cleaned, will help family members who deal with respiratory issues.

With your busy schedule and multiple commitments, however, your cleaning schedule has suffered (along with the house). So, start the New Year with a clean slate by treating your home to a deep professional clean from top to bottom. Afterward, you’ll find it easier to knock out those basic cleaning and decluttering tasks on a daily or weekly basis.

Although each cleaning service has its own definition of the term, a “deep cleaning” frequently includes services such as mopping or vacuuming floors, descaling bathroom fixtures, cleaning behind appliances, and washing all interior windows.

In other words, a “deep cleaning” removes all the dirt and grime that you don’t have time to tackle. By hiring a professional cleaning service to “deep clean” your home every six months, you can stop feeling guilty, and create a workable cleaning schedule for the New Year.

Home Lighting Fixtures Upgrades
After the holiday season’s colorful decorations and lively festivities, the gray and brown landscape and shorter days can really give you a case of the winter “blahs.” To send that negative mood packing, and give your house a fresh new look, redo (or replace) your home’s lighting fixtures.

If your budget allows, create a coordinated lighting scheme that you can carry throughout the home. Buy new lighting fixtures that integrate with your decorating style (e.g. contemporary, French country, or rustic). Big box stores and specialty lighting shops will likely have lots of varied options.

Let’s say your budget is really stretched, but you’d still like to make some lighting upgrades. First, visit lighting stores and other retail outlets, and look for appealing floor samples. If you’re really cash crunched, give your existing fixtures a fresh coat of spray paint (with proper ventilation, of course).

Switching to energy-efficient LED light bulbs will also pay off in the long run. Although these pricey bulbs will initially take a bigger dent out of your wallet, they require less energy to operate, and their longer life span will actually save you money over time.

Winter Landscape Maintenance Work
Quite surprisingly, winter is an ideal time to wrap up past-season landscaping maintenance work. By hiring a reputable lawn care/landscaping maintenance service now, your property will be ready for the spring planting and gardening season. And, you’ll beat the spring landscaping maintenance rush at the same time.

Eliminate Those Pesky Weeds: Super-hardy weeds, such as Common Chickweed, can survive even in very cold weather. In fact, this annoying plant has been known to hang on even in near-zero temperatures. Even worse, weeds can keep multiplying all year ‘round. Ask the landscapers to banish last season’s leftovers, and invite the crew back when the weeds get a foothold again.

Rake Up Yard Debris and Leaves: Stubborn yard debris and windblown leaves can threaten to take up permanent residence in your yard. Even if you did a thorough fall landscape cleanup, some trees can shed leaves throughout the winter, and you could get the blown-over leaf remnants from your neighbor’s yard. And yard debris isn’t just an annoyance – it’s a hiding place for rodents (which could then find their way into your house). To minimize this hazard, ask the landscape crew to deposit the debris and leaves in a more suitable location.

Complete Winter Pruning Work: Because shrubs and other plants are dormant during winter, it’s an ideal time to trim them back before they begin to grow again during the springtime. If you don’t prune them at all, you can negatively affect the plants’ flowering ability. During the same visit, ask the landscape crew to remove dead plants and flowers from the garden.

Now that your Murphy, North Carolina home is enjoying several New Year’s upgrades, start gathering ideas for additional projects to tackle in the spring. Your local home improvement and hardware stores, garden centers, and specialty shops are excellent places to begin.

The Poltrock Team – REMAX Mountain Properties – Murphy NC – www.ILoveMurphy.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

7 Simple Tips for Winterizing Your Home in Murphy, NC

Fall’s cooler weather and shorter days mean winter’s frigid temperatures are just around the corner. And when it’s really cold (and maybe snowy or icy) outside, you want to stay warm and cozy inside your Murphy, North Carolina mountain cabin. To ensure that your house is nicely buttoned up against the elements, here are seven easy steps for winterizing your home and property. And here’s the best part: you can prepare both large and small homes using the same guidelines.

Add Insulation in Strategic Spots
Adding insulation to your home can make the house feel warmer during the winter months. This is especially important in the attic, where beefing up the insulation prevents warm air from migrating to your roof, where it can lead to ice dams. Throughout every season, this extra insulation can help you conserve energy and save money, according to the United States Department of Energy.

While you’re focused on insulation projects, take steps to protect your water pipes and water heater. This is most important if your water pipes are routed through an unheated or very chilly basement, potentially leading to frozen pipes during super-cold weather. Taking time to winterize the pipes and water heater now can help prevent expensive repairs down the road. Continue reading “7 Simple Tips for Winterizing Your Home in Murphy, NC”

5 Frequently Asked Questions About Real Estate Closings

Completing a Murphy, North Carolina real estate closing is like attending a stage play premiere. In both cases, the players have prepared for weeks (sometimes longer), perfecting their roles and working smoothly with other ensemble members. Support personnel scurry behind the scenes, handling endless details and the inevitable snafus that threaten to derail the production. Despite the obstacles, however, the big day arrives as planned, and everyone eagerly awaits a reward for their hard work.

If you’re buying or selling your Murphy, North Carolina home, land, commercial building, or investment property, you (and your realtor) want a smoothly executed outcome so you can begin the next chapter in your life. For a general real estate closing overview, including the roles played by buyers and sellers, view this snapshot of the players and the process. Continue reading “5 Frequently Asked Questions About Real Estate Closings”

Odor Hog Stops Septic Gas Smell From Around My Home

My wife, Jessica, and I recently completed building a new home. It’s not the first we’ve built, but the first for us personally. Septic systems reign supreme in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Truth be told, they are excellent at disposing wastewater. While most professionals recommend annual to semi-annual maintenance and pump out, many homeowners choose not touch them until there is a problem. I know of endless scenarios where owners haven’t touched their system in a decade plus.

When we finished construction, we had a unique scenario I’ve never come across in over ten years of being a real estate agent. Brand new system, brand new home, septic system stench in the driveway. It was awful. There were days you could walk outside and it smelled as though the septic tank lid was open in front of you.

I researched to learn this is a fairly common issue. New septic systems vent, or breathe, from the vent stack in your home that normally vents through your roof. Essentially, it is a straight line to the septic tank itself. During low pressure systems in the atmosphere, it can push septic gasses down to where you live and play. Also, our home is built against the bank of a mountain. That, too, can cause downward air flow and cause those gasses to linger against your home.

We found a solution. After much research, we realized this is not uncommon at all. I’d never come across it in selling hundreds of homes. We found a company, Odor Hog, that produces a product that slips over your pipe vent on your roof and filters it using a replaceable carbon bag. It can provide 10 years of service, which was impressive. The reviews were spectacular, yet I skeptically ordered one. 

It works. Through a compression fitting requiring no tools, it slips on and immediately starts working. We’ve not smelled it again, not once, since we installed it. I highly recommend if you find yourself with this apparently common, but still unique, problem, you should buy one. Visit their website below and watch a miracle happen!

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New Year’s Resolution #2 for Your Home: Improve the Air Quality

As 2017 gets underway, you’re becoming well acquainted with New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you concocted a personal resolution (or two). Or, you decided to focus on getting your Murphy, NC house shipshape this year. If that’s the case, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. First, let’s assume you’re taking steps to minimize your home’s hazards. That’s certainly a worthwhile way to spend your time and resources.

However, you might not realize that your home’s indoor air can also leave much to be desired. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency has designated indoor air quality as a primary environmental health hazard. Think about it: your home’s air contains dust, pollen, mold spores, and maybe even viruses. You’re especially at risk during the winter, when your doors and windows are tightly closed to keep out the cold. But here’s some good news: by adopting four easy-to-follow home maintenance strategies, you can greatly reduce dangerous lung irritants and improve your home’s air quality.

Keep Your HVAC System Maintained
Your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) System just seems to run itself. When you flip a switch or adjust the thermostat, the heat pump jumps into action and provides you with heated or cooled air on demand. In other words, you expect a lot from this essential home system.

Just like your car or truck, maintaining your HVAC system will help to protect this expensive piece of equipment – and might help to improve your home’s indoor air quality. So, change your system’s furnace and/or air conditioning filters regularly. In fact, during the peak heating and cooling months, change your filter every month. Stock up on filters so you can keep the preventive maintenance on track.

Use Adequate Ventilation Systems
When you cook up a batch of bacon, or fry some chicken for dinner, you don’t want to smell those leftover cooking fumes for hours. An above-the-stove range hood fan should vacuum up those smells and remove them from your kitchen. Next, quickly (and safely) dispose of the used bacon grease or cooking oil (but don’t wash it down the sink). Finally, wash or soak your frying pan and/or cooking pots so the smell of cooked food doesn’t linger in the house.

In the bathroom, install a powerful exhaust fan to remove unpleasant odors and unwelcome humidity. Ensure that the fan (and all ventilation systems) transport air to the outdoors – and not into your attic crawl space or gaps between ceiling joists. Note: If you aren’t comfortable installing the fan yourself, hire an experienced professional to complete the project.

Burn Real Firewood (not Synthetic Wood)
When you crank up your fireplace or wood stove, you look forward to soaking up the rustic ambience while you watch a show or enjoy a hot drink. Warming your toes would certainly be an added bonus.

Although you might be tempted to burn some super-convenient, low-debris pressed wood logs, make the decision to burn real firewood instead. By putting several nicely seasoned hardwood logs on the fire, you’ll avoid exposure to formaldehyde, a hazardous substance often found in synthetic wood products.

Stick to Low-VOC Interior Paints
If your remodeling plans include painting your home’s interior, plan to put low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints on your materials list. VOCs are harmful chemical substances emitted by varied gases and solids, including paints and lacquers. As you might expect, you should minimize your exposure to these nasty compounds, which have been linked to respiratory illnesses and memory problems.

To find low-VOC paints, browse the paint aisle in your local hardware and/or home improvement store. Chances are, you’ll see low-VOC products from several manufacturers. To make a better-informed buying decision, research your favorite brand’s paints before visiting the store.

Now that you have a plan to improve your Murphy, NC home’s indoor air quality, you’ve taken a step toward improving your family’s health. As an added bonus, you’ve also made your home a more pleasant place to live.

The Poltrock Team – REMAX Mountain Properties – Murphy NC – ilovemurphy.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

New Year’s Resolution #1 for Your Home: Decrease the Hazards

imagesThis time of year, the New Year’s resolutions are flying thick and fast. You’ve seen them all before. Lose weight, get your finances in order, and snag a better job. And while the resolutions are easy to make, they’re often much tougher to keep. So for 2017, why not switch gears and resolve to get your Murphy, NC house in better working order? If that grabs your attention, consider making resolutions that apply regardless of your home’s size or operating budget.

For starters, you certainly don’t want to live in a home filled with health and fire risks. To reduce your chances of a negative outcome, follow these five preventive strategies applicable to any home.

Detect the Carbon Monoxide: Your home’s smoke detectors can alert you to developing fire danger. To increase your protection factor, install a carbon monoxide detector on every floor that contains a bedroom. This affordable little device can alert you to a blocked or leaking furnace vent or chimney flue. Without this detector, either malfunction can cause carbon monoxide to collect in your house and kill you and your family.

Find the Radon: This odorless, colorless gas can trap radioactive particles in your lungs, potentially leading to the development of lung cancer. To learn if your home has elevated radon levels, buy an inexpensive test kit at your local hardware or home improvement store.

Reduce Potential Mold: If your bathroom and/or attic aren’t vented to the outdoors, you greatly increase your home’s chances of becoming a mold factory. If you can’t easily install the vent(s) yourself, hire a competent professional to do the job.

Dig Out All the Dryer Lint: Although you frequently clean the dryer lint trap, highly combustible lint can also collect in the ducts and vents behind the dryer. Clean these areas often to knock down the fire hazard.

Older Home Remodeling Reminder: If your home was built or remodeled before 1978, you could be living with asbestos flooring and/or lead paint. If that’s the case, and you have future remodeling plans, handle these harmful substances carefully when removing them. If you don’t feel comfortable doing the job yourself, hire a specialist who will bring the proper gear.

While some projects just require a one-time effort, plan to change your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries on a regular basis. Develop a dryer lint removal schedule, too. By working to reduce your Murphy, NC home’s hazards, your house will be a healthier place for you and your family.

The Poltrock Team – REMAX Mountain Properties – Murphy NC – ilovemurphy.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Winterizing Your Home in Murphy NC

 

It’s that time of year again, the leaves are changing and the temperature is dropping. Winter is right around the corner. Don’t let that mean you have broken pipes and damage to your house. This is the perfect time to start thinking about winterizing your home, and if this doesn’t apply to you feel free to share this with somebody that it could be helpful to.

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Dress Up Your Kitchen When You Sell Your House with Stainless Steel Magic!

Stainless Steel MagicIt is true what they say, the kitchen is a big selling feature of any house. If your appliances work great but need to not look outdated, there’s no need to spend thousands of dollars to replace them. You can put a facelift on the ones you already have for a fraction of the cost.

Stainless steel is a big seller today. To get the look without the cost, we have found two great options. The first is stainless steel paint and the second is stainless steel film. Prices generally range from $25-$100 depending on the size you need. All you need to do is go to your local hardware store or Amazon.com and search “Stainless Steel Appliance Film” or “Stainless Steel Appliance Paint” and your options will come right up. Research which one you think will work the best for your application, order, and install! Voila! Your kitchen just received an instant facelift.

This article is thanks to Andy and Margaret. Great idea and suggestion! Hopefully this will help a few others.

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Electrical Tips from an Electrician in Murphy NC

Over the years, we’ve put together a great list of recommended contractors and share them with you on our Gotta Guy list. In fact, it’s one thing that many of our clients and customers have said they love about us in our testimonials! One of those guys is our Electrician, Hugh Orr. He’s a great guy and owns his own company. I’ve used him personally a number of times and am always happy with his service, prices, and good work. He gave me an article he wrote intended for us and our customers. So here it is! I thought I’d share it with you and perhaps it’ll help someone out there  🙂

Need an electrician in Murphy NC? Call Hugh Orr! He can be reached at 828-835-8430

Power loss

If your power loss is complete, then call the power company. If it is a loss of lights or power to outlets affected by more than 1 breaker, then call the power company. While it could be an internal problem which would need to be addressed by an electrician, I find it is better to call the power company first for these kinds (I call system as opposed to circuit) of outages to save a service call cost. If the power loss is affected by only one tripped breaker then try to re set the breaker. PUSH THE BREAKER TO THE OFF POSITION FIRST AND THEN TO THE ON POSITION. BREAKERS CAN’T BE RE SET TO THE ON POSITION FROM A TRIPPED POSITION WITHOUT CUTTING THEM OFF FIRST.

If you followed the proper procedure for re setting the breaker and it still trips, unplug everything plugged into that circuit. After doing that and it still trips, it could be a problem in the wiring or a bad breaker. I recommend calling an electrician at this point. DO NOT CONTINUE TO TRY RESETTING THE BREAKER. A breaker that may reset at a later date does not mean that the problem is resolved. It usually means that maybe you unplugged a problem appliance or heater, or it may mean that the problem connection in your electrical system just cooled down and it will heat up (sometimes gradually) again and either trip or worse case melt something or cause a fire.

If you have a breaker that trips occasionally, it could be a marginal breaker, an overload situation (like space heaters), or a problem in the wiring. Circuits DO NOT fix themselves. While it could be that it just needs a new breaker or you need to manage how much you are plugging into the circuit, problems in the wiring circuit can be dangerous and have the potential to cause a fire.

Bad connections are, in my opinion, the most dangerous electrical issue in home wiring. If a receptacle feels pretty warm to the touch without anything plugged into it, I would have it looked at. If a cord plug does not plug snuggly into the receptacle where it feels loose or like it will fall out, it needs to be replaced. It is not legal to replace the old “2 prong” outlets with the newer 3 prong outlets. This gives the impression that a the newer grounding conductor is in the outlet box. The use of the 3 prong outlet without other measures provides a false sense of protection and serves no function. There are ways of doing this but I recommend calling an electrician at this point.

Lights flickering or dimming

If you have significant flickering or dimming on a single circuit (meaning controlled by a single breaker), it could be a bad breaker, a bad switch, or problem in the circuit. I recommend calling an electrician at this point.

If the flickering or dimming is momentary and not significant and related to a large power user like a space heater or a air conditioning or heating appliance,  a power saw or large motor like a well pump this may be normal. All these devices use a good amount of power when they first cut on.  You can think of it like a car starting off in first gear.

If the dimming is significant and is affecting more than one circuit (more than one breaker) then it is what I call a system problem and not a circuit issue. This usually means you need to call the power company. Many times I find it to be neutral connections at their connections. These can be at the meter base or top of the service mast or house service drop attachment, at their transformer location or even sometimes an UG service that is nicked or corroded.

ARCfault

These are relatively new devices that are currently breaker only devices. While there are some products in the works that would function much as the GFCI receptacles, ARC fault breakers are the only real option at this time for the typical home electrical system. These devices provide another layer of protection. They function similar to GFCI’s, in that, they provide protection “downstream” to other receptacles and/or lights and if they trip the devices they protect “downstream” lose power.  Power can be restored (unless there is a problem in the circuit) by pushing the resetting the ARCfault breaker (or ARCfault receptacle when they are available) These are designed to sense arcing which can reach over 1800 degrees and cause fires.

When they first came out they where just for any 120 volt device in a bedroom. Currently newer code requirements dictate that they are used extensively in new homes and new installations/additions.

These breakers and the circuits do protect against fire but they can be very finicky. Their are cases where vacuum cleaners and other devices cause nuisance tripping. They can be very difficult and time consuming to troubleshoot. If one of these devices is tripping I recommend calling an electrician at this point.

Space Heater

I see people using space heaters quite often. Many times they are 1000. 1200, 1500 watts ratings. A 1200 watt heater pulls 10 amps. A typical home lighting circuit is 14 gauge wire with a 15 amp breaker. If the total (add the amps or wattage) of electrical items on one circuit (meaning everything on a circuit controlled by a single breaker) like a space heater totals more than 15 amps it will trip your breaker. If a receptacle is loose (meaning when you push in the plug it is loose and may actually fall out sometimes) it should be replaced as a loose connection can heat up and cause problems. It can get hot enough to melt the plastic. I mention the lose connection (plugs) with the use of space heaters because the problem can be  much more pronounced when combined with heavier demands (higher amp) of a space heater.

One way to minimize the nuisance breaker tripping related to the use of space heaters, is to find out which outlets are on which breakers. By “managing” the load through not plugging multiple space heaters on the same circuit (breaker) you can minimize nuisance tripping and the possible creation of more serious and costly electrical problems.

I find many times in older homes that a combination of spaced heaters and “back stabbed” receptacles may cause circuit problems (heating, partial loss of circuit, or tripped breakers). It has been an option for years for electrical installers to connect receptacles and switches either by bending a loop in the stripped (insulation removed) wire and securing it under the appropriate screws or by stripping the wire and sticking it in the designated holes (back stabbing) in the back of the devices. I never use the back stab method and feel it is an inferior connection that can be a problem over time.

This is not an imminent fire danger or anything (although I can show you some examples I saved from troubleshooting many homes), I just like to make people aware of this issue, particularly in older homes.

Miscellaneous

Many of us can use more or better lights here or there. It is important to remember that our light fixtures are usually rated at 60 watts or less. Most every light fixture comes with stickers that identify the maximum wattage for that fixture. Exceeding this rating can cause the plastic portion of the bulb base to become brittle and crumble over a period of time. It can cause a marginal connections to become a problem connection do to excess heat. It can bake the insulation to the point that it cracks, can short out and potentially cause a fire in the fixture box and canopy. Depending on the fixture it can actually over a period of time cause the Sheetrock under the light canopy to breakdown to point where you can stick your finger through it as it crumbles (I have personally see this).

By using the new compact fluorescent bulbs we can go to higher equivalent wattage because they don’t have nearly the heat factor of incandescent bulbs. Recessed can lights are a good place for using these. If you use a higher wattage bulb that exceeds the recommended wattage in recessed can lights, a special heat sensor in them may cut off the light. Once it cools it would then work again but would eventually wear out this sensor cutting off and on and the light would stop working completely.

While common sense should prevail, I would ask you remember that much of the construction trade work can be troublesome and/or expensive, improper electrical work can result in loss of life and/or property and is best left to trained trades people. Just because something works does not make it safe. I find improper (and many times dangerous) work completed by either homeowners, unskilled, or unscrupulous individuals very often when I am called for my electrical services. I am not trying to drum up business or needlessly alarm people, I am just trying to make people understand that even seemingly simple electrical work done poorly or improperly can be dangerous.

The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Where do I take my trash to in Murphy NC and Cherokee County?

Trash disposal is a must no matter whether your are in Murphy NC, Cherokee County, or anywhere in the U.S. for that matter! We get this questions often, so to help make life easier on you, here’s a map provided by the Cherokee County Mapping Department we wanted to share with you. Click the below link to download the map from our Drive.

The map will should you the location of the sites. The landfill is located in Marble, NC. There are several trash sites in Hanging Dog, Granny Squirrel, Peachtree, Martins Creek, Caney Creek, and the Mountain Folk Center.

We hope this information helps!

Cherokee County Trash Disposal Site Map

The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team