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Alternative Uses for Steel Wool

Today’s Tip: Alternative Uses for Steel Wool

If a screw is too loose, stuff some steel wool into the hole and then replace the screw. The steel wool will give the screw threads a new surface to grip and the screw will stay nice and tight.

Push steel wool into gaps around the foundation of your house, and around pipes and vents. Critters like mice and squirrels can’t chew through the steel wool so it will keep them outside where they belong.

Steel wool is also perfect for removing the gloss layer from paint and stain finishes when you want to prime, so you don’t need to sand the entire piece.

SWF Home Inspections Receives 2013 Best of Venice Award

Swf Home Inspections Receives 2013 Best of Venice Award

Venice Award Program Honors the Achievement

VENICE December 3, 2013 — Swf Home Inspections has been selected for the 2013 Best of Venice Award in the Real Estate Inspectors category by the Venice Award Program.

Each year, the Venice Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Venice area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Venice Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Venice Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Venice Award Program

The Venice Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Venice area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Venice Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

another useful trick

“Another useful trick: Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily. Place one around the jar lid and another around the middle of the glass. The rubber provides friction to prevent your hands from slipping.”
Photo: "Another useful trick: Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily. Place one around the jar lid and another around the middle of the glass. The rubber provides friction to prevent your hands from slipping."

Monday morning motivator Dec 2 2013

Greetings!

Welcome to the SWF Home Inspections Monday Morning Motivator!

We hope that these motivators will jump start your weeks!

Please feel free to submit comments and or suggestions!

Monday Morning Motivator!
Build a foundation, not a wall…

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.”
~Sidney Greenberg~
American Rabbi

It is easy for people to comment from the sidelines! Don’t let the comments stop you from moving forward!
Bob
About Us
Why you’re receiving this message…. While attending a conference it occurred to me that one of the most important, most beneficial reasons I attend these is the inspiration I get from people just like me who are working hard every day to build a better reality. It also occurred to me that we all could really use a little inspiration on a regular basis.

Please don’t keep SWF Home Inspections a Secret.
The greatest compliment we can receive is a referral from you! We are Committed To Your Success!

Bob Massanova
General Manager
SWF Home Inspections

another good one

Another good one:

Transfer leftover paint from large cans to small airtight resealable tubs. Make sure to affix a label to the container; note the color and the room where the paint was used.

Photo: Another good one:

Transfer leftover paint from large cans to small airtight resealable tubs. Make sure to affix a label to the container; note the color and the room where the paint was used.

Do It Yourself Weed Killer

DIY weed killer. 3 gallons for around $4.00. Supposedly works as good as the store bought stuff, but I haven’t tried it yet. If anyone does this, let me know the results!

1 gallon apple cider vinegar
1/2 c table salt
1 tsp. Dawn
Mix and pour into a spray bottle and start spraying.

Home tip: how to locate a stud

Locate a Stud

Start at a corner, where there’s always a stud. Or take the cover plate off an electrical outlet and find out on which side it’s mounted to the stud. From there, measure 16, 32, 48 inches, and you should hit a stud at each go. Eliminate all guesswork by using a thin bit to drill a test hole at the top of the base molding, which you can easily repair with a dab of caulk.

It is our goal to provide you helpful information every other week to allow you to easily, efficiently and cost effectively enjoy your home.

If there are ever ANY questions about maintaining your home, feel free to call me directly. We are afterall, “Your property consultants for life”

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