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Electrical Systems and Appliances – Cleaning and Odor Removal


August 24, 2012

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

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: After The Storm, Cleaning, Community, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

Cleaners and Disinfectants


August 24, 2012

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

Cleaning Household Linens and Furnishings


August 24, 2012

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 mattress ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

Cleaning Household Utensils and Metals


August 24, 2012

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

Home Clean-Up and Renovation – Building Damage


August 24, 2012

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

Category: Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension

Salvaging Household Furniture


August 24, 2012

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Wakulla County Extension

Home Clean-Up and Renovations – Walls


August 24, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Walls must dry from the inside out. The interior framing of walls should be allowed to dry thoroughly. Sometimes this process takes weeks or even months. To release water ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla Extension

Compact Fluorescent Lighting


July 20, 2012

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FYCS/EFNEP Agent II According to the EPA, in 2007, Americans saved $1.5 billion by switching to ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs. The energy saved could light all the households in a city ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: CFLs, Energy Star, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Fixtures, FYCS, Green Living, Light Bulbs, Lighting, Saving, Saving Energy, Shelley Swenson, Sustainable Living, Wakulla County Extension

Changes in the Way We Light Our Homes


January 5, 2012

The Green Scene By Shelley Swenson Oh the far reaching effects of our government. Were you aware of the Energy Independence and Security Act which became law in 2007? The law mandated new efficiency standards to be set for appliances which ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Bulb, CFL, Changes In The Way We Light Our Homes, Energy, Energy Saving, Environmentally Friendly, Families & Consumers, Fixtures, Fluorescent, How To Choose The Right Light Bulb, LED, Light, Sustainable, Sustainable Living, Watts

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