Tag: Family and Consumer Sciences

UF/IFAS Specialist Weigh In On Lean, Finely-Textured Beef (Pink Slime)

Shelley Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences/ Expanded Food and Nutrition Program UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Meat Science Specialists felt that they should respond to the controversial Pink Slim issue that surfaced several months ago on the national news. … Read More

Tempted to Get A Tattoo? Learn How to Reduce Your Risk of Infection

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FYCS/EFNEP Agent II Tempted to get a tattoo? Learn how to reduce your risk of infection Tempted to get a tattoo? Contaminated tattoo ink can cause potentially serious infections. Even if… Read More

Replacing Lost or Damaged Documents

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Birth Certificates Florida Birth Certificates 1. The process for applying for a birth certificate can be found at the Florida Department of Health (DOH) website. Access online… 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

Drying Books and Family Papers

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Dry books and papers slowly. If books and papers are damp, sprinkle cornstarch or talcum powder between pages to absorb moisture. Leave powder on for several hours and then… Read More

Cleaning Flood-Damaged Carpets and Rugs

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent When to Discard, Clean, or Call a Professional When faced with flood-damaged carpeting and rugs, your options will depend on the source of flooding. If floodwater consisted of clean… Read More

Home Clean-Up and Renovations – Floors

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Warped and De-laminated Floors:  Not all warped wood flooring can be repaired. The extent of damage will depend partly on the kind of material used in the floor. Different… Read More

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

Tips to Avoid Fraud and Deception

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Victims must be cautious about employing strangers to remove trees and do repair work on their property. Every agreement and credit contract should be read carefully and evaluated before it… Read More

Cleaning Flood-Damaged Carpets and Rugs

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent When to Discard, Clean, or Call a Professional When faced with flood-damaged carpeting and rugs, your options will depend on the source of flooding. If floodwater consisted of clean basement seepage… Read More