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Mildew after the Storm? Here are helpful removal tips.

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent   For those of you who have experienced recent flooding during the storm, it is important that you make sure you clean up properly.  Excess moisture in… Read More

Electrical Systems and Appliances – Cleaning and Odor Removal

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent An electrician or another person competent in electronics should check your electrical system and appliances before you try to use them.  You can ask your power supplier… Read More

Helping Children After a Disaster

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent   A disaster can make a child afraid, more afraid than you. A child can mix up real fear and make-believe fear. This is okay  .How can a… Read More

Cleaners and Disinfectants

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Household cleaners help remove dirt.  Disinfectants help stop the growth of disease-causing microorganisms  carried in flood water.  Powdered or liquid cleaners and disinfectants are more practical and much less expensive than… Read More

Cleaning Household Linens and Furnishings

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Beds:   Due to the complex construction of modern mattresses, renovation is usually not possible. It is best to buy a good used mattress or a new mattress. If a… Read More

Cleaning Household Utensils and Metals

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Cleaning, & sterilizing dishes and cooking utensils:  Before using any dishes, pots, pans or cooking utensils that were in contact with flood water, wash and sterilize them. Any… Read More

Home Clean-Up and Renovation – Building Damage

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent   Check walls and foundations for damage. Much can be done to reverse the effects of high water and to restore even heavily water damaged buildings. Make sure to… Read More

Salvaging Household Furniture

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Before starting to salvage damaged furniture, decide which pieces are worth restoring. Such decisions should be based on: Extent of damage, cost of the article, sentimental value, and cost of restoration. Consider each piece individually…. Read More

Eliminating Odors from Your Refrigerator

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent After your power has been restored, you will need to clean and deodorize your refrigerator. Here are some helpful tips on how to do this. Remove all drawers, racks and shelves… Read More