Here's an overview of this week's three-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery
Notes from the Nursery with Jay Harper! Talking #TreesShrubs&Vines. Make sure your precious trees, shrubs, and vines are ready for winter! Even if winter might be drier and warmer than normal, some cold snaps can catch you by surprise.
On The House Topic: Bio Film – It's Not The Filmstrip From Biology Class
Thanks to the coronavirus, we have become more educated about viruses and bacteria than ever before. We know that just because a surface looks clean, it probably isn't. It is likely full of all sorts of microorganisms – some that are harmless, some that make us mildly sick, and some that are deadly. Antimicrobial surfaces are in high demand because they contain an antimicrobial agent that inhibits the ability of microorganisms to grow on the surface of a material. Such surfaces are becoming more widely investigated for possible use in various settings including clinics, industry, and even the home...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
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Waterproof & encapsulate your #SlideOuts | If you find that you can't find things in your cabinets, it may be time to add slide out shelves to your kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. You can make them yourself, buy prefab sets, or hire a contractor to make and install them. Continue Reading >>
Jay Harper of The Farms Choice has noticed with more time at home there is more gardening than ever! Great time to plant and maintain winter vegetables (roots, stems, leafy greens).
Where to find local compost for community gardens, raised gardens, some using those hard plastic kiddie pools.
Jay's tips to create barriers to deter pests like rabbits and birds to protect your garden. And how spending time observing your garden can lead to less maintenance.
Jay Danik of West Coast Turf were the originators of "Bob Sod" for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jay discusses the advantages of rye grass that once established can use less water to maintain. And the possibility of year round rye grass lawns.
CALLER: Has a Rainbow? Eucalyptus tree planted 6 years ago thats gets a fair amount of water. Its developed brown branches that looks like its dying. Is that normal?
CALLER (Not Aired): Has an oleander hedgerow along the property line. Part of the hedgerow is imbedded near a gas line. They want to remove those oleanders near the line. Its been blue staked. What steps to take to safely remove them?
Two things to remember: Have the gas company shut off the line. A certified plumber can repair and replum gas lines.
Discussion to consider the red push pistache tree for your next tree.
CALLER: Suggestion to keep a green ficus tree from producing berries.
TEXT: Wants to know the growing cycle of citrus trees.
TEXT: Suggestions to keep winter grass (rye) from clogging up the lawnmower.
TEXT: Replacing oleanders. Asking for Jay's opinion of what to plant out of hopseed, fruitless olive or rosewood?
Tom James of Hospitality Bio Cleaners (HBC) is back to explain how their Bio 360 Plus procedure can disinfect your home to operating room standards. And introduce their Bio Defender Film coating.
Tom explains the company's background in the hotel restaurant construction business that evolves around cleanliness. What led to working with experts on science based technology service to the home thats constantly evolving.
How disinfecting the home before and after visitors is really effective. Example with realtors.
How long does the treatment last?
The difference between cleaning, sanatizing and disinfection. Cleaning what you can see and the function of a luminometer for the unseen particles.
Explaining 'Dwell Time' of keeping the surface wet. Why its important and how you are likely using those cleaning wipes the wrong way.
Explains HBC's 'Bio 360 Plus'. The 5 step process of proof, not promises of disinfecting your home. Luminometer to measure germ count, mechanical bio disinfectant, UVC light, HEPA air filtration system and electrostatic spray. Add the education on maintaining a healthy environment. Up to 90 day kill rate.
Explains the Bio Defender Film Coating that can last up to 2 years of protection and how it works with ionized silver. History of using silver as a natural preservative.
Explains the Bio Defender Sanitizing Solution that can extend your cleaned enviroment for up to 90 days.
HBC is constantly working on two things: Efficacy (constantly working to achieve the desired results) and Duration (making it work as long as possible).
Discussion the creation and application of the Bio Defender Sanitizing Solution and how safe is it to use.
Discussion of a number of topics. If I let a building inspector into my home, will he look for unrelated problems? How code requirements might have inspectors looking at unreleated areas.
Moving a gas pipe height in a home requires a plumber. Solar installation before the end of the year for the tax credit. Roofing contractor scams.
Rosie Remodeling has a new website. City of Buckeye has a cooking oil recycling program. Never flush 'flushable wipes' down the toilet. Christmas tree permits for Tonto National Forest and the new, improved E-Store!
The Most Asked Question Of The Week: Whats the difference between watts and lumens on a light bulb? How to determine how much light its producing?
Most expensive zip code in Arizona for home properties.
CALLER: The air conditioner unit quit. Called his long time maintenance person. For 3 hours they diagnosed the unit and could not find anything wrong.
CALLER: Can feel cold air coming thru the vents without the heater on. Also has an evap cooler turned off and wonders if that could be why.