Household Tips and Tricks

Free household tips and tricks for home owners: cleaning, moving, yard work and do it yourself information.

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Proper AC maintenance is a must if you want to avoid expensive energy bills. By properly maintaining your A/C unit, increases the efficiency of your system and Panama City Real Estate | household tipsprevents costly repairs.

Here are a few mistakes you want to avoid to remain cool all summer long!

Size Requirements

AC units are sized based on the cubic feet of area they need to cool.

This is particularly important when you are purchasing a new AC unit, replacing a unit or renovating your house.

If your area to cool is larger than the rated A/C unit, the A/C unit will have to work harder to cool the air. Consequently the unit will wear out more quickly and not be able to meet the demands of the temperature set on the thermostat.

Likewise if your area is smaller than the rating

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Bug bites are often more annoying than dangerous. They can itch and/or they may be painful!.panama city real estate | home remedies

Fortunately, there are some home remedies for bug bites that are relatively easy to obtain and apply.

Here are just a few to try the next time you get bitten.

Aloe Vera Gel

This comes from the Aloe Vera plant.  I have one growing on my back porch that I use all the time! It's very helpful with sunburn!

This gel soothes inflamed skin and may serve as a moisturizer as well. In addition, Aloe Vera extract has antibacterial properties which may help keep insect bites from becoming infected.

To Apply:

Simply dab some gel on the bite site. Either by breaking off a piece from a plant, the gel is inside, or directly from a store bought container.

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Here is the final installment in my series on the necessity for home inspections. Remember to check back often for more home owner posts.

When purchasing a home, it is highly advisable that buyers obtain a home inspection from a qualified and licensed home inspector.

Why?

Well, the following are just a few issues found during normal home inspections... ( Photos and images generously provided by Structure Tech)

 

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What’s a TPR Valve?

Not willing to be outwitted by a water heater, Billy Joe Bob decided that the TPR (temperature, pressure relief) valve should only drip when he wanted it to drip. A TPR valve is an important safety feature, and the photo shown is NOT an appropriate solution!

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The protection of our families is of utmost importance to us all. So when the wind starts blowing and the waters begin to rise advanced precautions and panama city real estate storm preparednesspreparations will go a long way to ensuring our families safety!

Here are just a few tips on Storm Safety.

Get a Glow in the Dark Flashlight

Easy to find glow in the dark tape wrapped around a flashlight makes it easy to find the light when the power goes out.

Leave it or mount it somewhere readily available in cases where it's needed quickly

Be aware of Lightning and Electrical Storms

During an electrical storm it is highly advisable to stay indoors.

However, here is something you may not be aware of.... Lightning can still get to you indoors by following the conductive paths within

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Panama City Real Estate SalesAs we're now in another Hurricane season, I thought it prudent to remind my customers, friends and family about a few things you want to avoid during a power outage.

In no particular order, here are just a few things to avoid during a power outage...

AVOID...

Lighting Candles

While many believe this is the first thing to do, in actuality it is something to avoid. While candles are certainly a mood enhancer and has it's place, they can cause a fire. They don't really provide strong lighting where as a lantern or flashlight would be more preferable as a light source.

Letting Your Phone's Battery Die

Playing on your phone or other wireless device for hours might seem like an appealing option to wallow away the time during a power outage.

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Here is another installment in my series on the necessity for home inspections. Remember to check back often for more of these goodies over the next few days/weeks.

When purchasing a home, it is highly advisable that buyers obtain a home inspection from a qualified and licensed home inspector.

Why?

Well, the following are just a few issues found during normal home inspections... ( Photos and images generously provided by Structure Tech)

 

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Follow the Arrows

It never hurts to double check the arrows when you install a new filter. Life’s easier if you go with the flow rather than against it.


 

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Leaning Porch

Can you imagine trying to trim this thing? Or shut a

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Here is the next installment in my series on the necessity for home inspections. Remember to check back often for more of these goodies over the next few days/weeks.

When purchasing a home, it is highly advisable that buyers obtain a home inspection from a qualified and licensed home inspector.

Why?

Well, the following are just a few issues found during normal home inspections... ( Photos and images generously provided by Structure Tech)

 

Home Inspections that sting
Home Inspections in Panama City FL

Leaking Faucet

That’s the definition of “hard water.” On the plus side, the water spraying out should soon melt the icicle. Might be time for a new faucet and maybe to install a freeze detector in the house. What do you think?

 

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Here is my latest series on the necessity for home inspections. I'll be presenting this series over the next few days/weeks in several easy to digest posts so as not to overwhelm you.

When purchasing a home, it is highly advisable that buyers obtain a home inspection from a qualified and licensed home inspector.

Why?

Well, the following are just a few issues found during normal home inspections... ( Photos and images generously provided by Structure Tech). After seeing these real-life home inspector photos (and picking your jaw up off of the floor), you'd have to wonder what these homeowners were thinking!

 You can "Right click" and select "View Image" to see larger images.

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With the oncoming hurricane of Michael, here are some guidelines and Hurricane preparedness procedures posted by the state of Florida - Just in case some of our visitors and residents are unclear of the proper and safe procedures during a storm such as this:

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Panama City Real Estate 32405 | Spring MaintenanceIf you are a new home owner or even if you are an experienced "old timer" such as myself, there are always home items that need to be maintained and Spring is the time of year many of us home owners use tackle these chores. Here is a short list of Spring maintenance repairs you may want to undertake for your home...

  1. Re-Paint the Front Door

    This might be a good time to give your front door a fresh coat of paint.  The best way to accomplish this is to remove the door from the hinges and remove all the hardware. Clean the door well so the paint will adhere properly.  Scrape off any buildups of paint or areas where the old paint is chipping. When the door preparation is complete, use a high-quality brush (not one of those $1.99 specials) to edge in
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