Category: Home Management

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

Home Clean-Up and Renovations – Walls

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

Compact Fluorescent Lighting

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

Changes in the Way We Light Our Homes

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… Read More