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January 2019 Newsletter

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Yes, Your Refrigerator Can Actually Explode – Here’s What You Need to Know

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I wanted to share this article from CookingLight. I had never heard of this before but it’s good to know!

 

All of the most terrifying stories begin with “a Florida man,” and this one is no exception-earlier this month, one West Palm Beach resident woke up to a bed-rattling noise and rushed into the kitchen to find his four-month-old refrigerator in pieces. The explosion not only blew his kitchen into disarray: it rattled and cracked his ceilings, walls, and blew out windows in different areas around the home, according to a Realtor.com report.

In all seriousness, the man was lucky to be uninjured, as fridge explosions have caused dozens of deaths in the United Kingdom over the last few years. While the circumstance is rather uncommon, home cooks could be living with a faulty fridge and not be aware of it-which turn into a life-threatening situation if left unresolved over a longer period of time.

How does a refrigerator explode, anyway?

While the cause of most of these infrequent disasters can’t always be calculated, Neil Everitt, former editor of ACR News, a business-based air conditioning and refrigeration publication, says that’s what makes them so dangerous. Everitt noted a toaster or stove fire can usually be caught by a fire alarm, but refrigerator explosions happen in a matter of seconds rather than minutes, so there isn’t any time for a warning.

The problem typically begins in the compressor, which is located in the back of your fridge. The compressor functions like a car radiator, Everitt explains, absorbing all the heat in the freezer and fridge, and cooling the interior to keep your groceries at perfect storing temperatures.

Sometimes, the rear of the fridge can get extremely hot, as the gas that cools down the fridge returns through the compressor and becomes trapped inside. That trapped gas, stuck within the fridge’s compressor, leads to a pressure build up silently-and, eventually, an explosion.

 

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Source: www.cookinglight.com

 

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Have you joined the PGI Civic Association?

The Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association is a great organization and if you’re new to the area, it provides a lot of valuable information about how to become more involved in the community.

Click here to view a copy of the latest PGICA Commentator, a monthly publication where you can find information about our area and the multitude of community activities available to you, as well as info about how to join.

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November 2018 Newsletter

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October 2018 Newsletter

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The Everything Guide to Selling Your Home

How to figure out exactly what you want, and how to work with the experts who’ll help you get it.

 


Know, Exactly, What You Want

First things first: You need to know what you want (and what your partner wants) in order to sell your home with minimum frustration. Why are you moving? What do you expect from the process? When, exactly, should you put that For Sale sign in the yard?

Do Your Research

Unless you bought your home last week, the housing market changed since you became a homeowner. Mortgage rates fluctuate, inventory shifts over time – these are just a few of the factors that affect the state of the market, and every market is unique. Educate yourself on what to expect.

Interview and Select an Agent

This is the most important relationship you’ll form on your home selling journey. Pick the right agent and you’ll likely get a better sales price for your house.

Price Your Home

How much is your home worth? That’s the … $300,000 question. Whatever the number, you need to know it.

Prep Your Home for Sale

Today, home buyers have unfettered access to property listings online, so you have to make a great first impression – on the internet and IRL. That means you’ll have to declutter all the stuff you’ve accumulated over the years, make any necessary repairs, and get your home in swoon-worthy condition.

Market Your Home

Home buyers look at countless listings online. The best-marketed homes have beautiful photos and compelling property descriptions, so they can get likes – which can amount to buyer interest – on social media. Some agents are even using videos, virtual tours, texts, and audio messages. It’s time to consider how to promote your property.

Showcase Your Home

One of the best ways to get buyers in the door is to have an open house. This is your chance to show off your home’s best assets, and help buyers envision themselves living there. Know how your agent will organize, advertise, and host the event to ensure it’s a success.

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August/September 2018 Newsletter

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21 Simple Hacks to Clean Your House

Cleaning your house can take a lot of time, but it doesn’t have to be a hassle.  Here are some house cleaning hacks to make your job easier. Thank you to Sarah Harris of Electric Saw HQ for providing these tips!

Use Lemon to Clean a Stinky Garbage Disposal

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Source: ​TheHungryHousewife​​​

Is your garbage disposal giving off an unpleasant odor? The solution is simple and happens to be one of my favorite cleaning tips for the kitchen. Toss a few slices of lemon into the disposal and turn it on! It cleans and deodorizes at the same time. The scent given off is so pleasant. Try using it before guests visit!

 

Easy Way to Clean the Dishwasher

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Source: ​TipHero​​​

It is easy to forget that we need to clean the appliances that clean our items. Dishwashers are no exception! One of the top house cleaning secrets is to use vinegar and baking soda to clean your dishwasher! On the top rack, place a container filled with white vinegar. Run on its hottest setting with nothing else. Then, add baking soda on the floor of the dishwasher and run a short hot cycle. You are going to love how clean it is now!

 

Quicken Drying Time

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Sometimes, we cut our laundry too close, and we need to quicken the drying time. One of the fastest ways to reduce how long it takes to dry wet laundry is to put a clean, dry towel into your dryer. It has to go in with your wet clothes. Doing so will allow the towel to absorb extra moisture in the dryer. Soon, your load will be dry.

 

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Source: ElectricSawhq.com

 

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