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Your "Z" Team Tip of The Day!!!

by Scott Zeller

January 21, 2014

Today's Tip from Bruce Lubin & Jeanne Bossolina- Lubin from the book"Who Knew? 10,001 Easy Solutions to Everyday Problems

"Dishwasher Done!"

Soap film coating your dishwasher? Run it on an empty cycle using vinegar instead of detergent. It will be sparkling clean, and your next load of dishes will be too.

Your "Z" Team Tip of The Day!!!

by Scott Zeller

January 20, 2014

Today's Tip from Bruce Lubin & Jeanne Bossolina- Lubin from the book"Who Knew? 10,001 Easy Solutions to Everyday Problems

"Clean Knives"

We used to throw knives in the dishwasher with everything else. Problem was, "gunk" (scientific word for stuck-on food left from chopping onions, raw meat, and tomatoes) would still be on the sides. Luckily, there's a neat trick for cleaning knives without dulling their edges-a cork. Simply dip one in vinegar and use it to rub off the gunk, then wash by hand with a soft cloth. No scrubbing necessary!!!!

Your "Z" Team Tip Of The Day!!!!

by Scott Zeller

January 17, 2014

Today's Tip from Bruce Lubin & Jeanne Bossolina- Lubin from the book"Who Knew? 10,001 Easy Solutions to Everyday Problems

"Make Pots Like New"

Remove the stains in clay and plastic flowerpots with vinegar. Just fill the kitchen sink with two-thirds water and one-third vinegar, and soak the pots. In an hour, they'll be good as new!! Make sure to wash with soap and water before re-using. 

Your "Z" Team Tip Of The Day!!!!

by Scott Zeller

January 16, 2014

Today's Tip from Bruce Lubin & Jeanne Bossolina- Lubin from the book"Who Knew? 10,001 Easy Solutions to Everyday Problems

"Ease Wasp Stings"

Stung by a wasp? Apply apple cider vinegar to the area with a cotton ball and the sting will subside.

 

Your "Z" Team Tip of The Day!!!

by Scott Zeller

January 15, 2014

Today's Tip from Bruce Lubin & Jeanne Bossolina- Lubin from the book"Who Knew? 10,001 Easy Solutions to Everyday Problems

"Get Rid of Swimmer's Ear"

If your children are prone to swimmer's ear, a bacterial infection of the ear canal, take this precaution when they've been in the pool: Dab a solution of one part vinegar and five parts warm water into each ear three times a day. The vinegar will ward off bacteria and keep your kid's ears pain-free.

Your "Z" Team Tip of The Day!!!

by Scott Zeller

January 13, 2014

Today's Tip from Bruce Lubin & Jeanne Bossolina- Lubin from the book"Who Knew? 10,001 Easy Solutions to Everyday Problems

"Help For Sunburned Skin"

You had a great day on the beach, but now your back in burned to a crisp. To help ease the pain of a sunburn, rub vinegar on the affected area with a cotton ball or soft cloth. You may smell a bit like salad dressing, but your skin will immediately feel cooler.

Your "Z" Team Tip Of The Day!!!!

by Scott Zeller

January 8, 2014

Today's Tip from Bruce Lubin & Jeanne Bossolina- Lubin from the book"Who Knew? 10,001 Easy Solutions to Everyday Problems

"Power Shower Spray"

Save at least one fight in the morning by keeping this daily shower spray within easy reach of all family members. Mix one part vinegar with 10 parts water in an empty spray bottle and you're ready to go. Bonus: You don't have to worry about a toxic cleaner hitting the baby's bath toys.

Your "Z" Team Tip Of The Day!!!!

by Scott Zeller

January 2, 2014

Today's Tip from Bruce Lubin & Jeanne Bossolina- Lubin from the book"Who Knew? 10,001 Easy Solutions to Everyday Problems

"Label Remover"

If you're having trouble peeling off a label or sticker without leaving a gooey mess behind, trying applying white vinegar until it's saturated. It will peel right off!!! 

Did you know that a lot of homes built prior to 1978 had lead paint? Here is a quick review, FYI.

 

All sellers with homes built prior to 1978 are required to fill out a lead-based paint disclosure form and provide you, the buyer, with a lead-based paint educational booklet in any sale. Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes.

Lead may cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children 6 years old and under are most at risk, because their bodies are growing quickly.

On the other hand, there are millions of homes with lead paint out there, and many have been painted and repainted several times so the lead paint is well covered up. If in doubt, have the paint tested and evaluated either at a local laboratory, or with one of the home test kits available at your local hardware store.

Some older homes have plumbing issues. Here are a few things to be aware of. Call me if you need anything.

 

You will spot several different types of plumbing systems in any housing market, including our own. Copper, galvanized, rigid plastic, polybutylene, and soft plastic are but a few. Certain systems are more prone to having certain problems.

Galvanized water pipe is most prone to rusting on the horizontal surfaces (such as under a floor) versus vertical surfaces (running up a wall) and it corrodes from the inside out. Some rigid plastic systems have been recalled, while others have fared very well.

The most reliable types seem to be made of copper, but again there can be issues to check: are the hangers plastic lined? Are there any lead solder joints? A good home inspector can help you identify any problem areas before you buy. There are several reputable inspectors in our area that I would be happy to refer.

 

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