Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Farm Fresh with Arizona Farm Bureau
Julie Murphree with the AZ Farm Bureau joins us with special guest Selwyn Justice of Justice Brothers Farm Stand & U-Pick in Waddell AZ. Discussing the Farm Fresh #Lemons&Citrus they grow on their locally owned ranch and how you can purchase them!
On The House Hour: Underperforming Appliances May Only Need A Simple Adjustment
So, your washing machine or dishwasher doesn't work as well as it HASSAR logo 640wdid years ago. Don't run out to buy a new one so quickly. You just may not be allowing the machine to run as designed, using the wrong amount of detergent, or have hard water. All three could be the issue, too. Life goes on even when your washing machine or dishwasher is out for service and HASSAR is here to help...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #RosieApp | Do you have a filing cabinet drawer or two, or three or even a few three-ring binders full of receipts for appliances, big purchases, and work done on your home? We've got the solution for you: HomeZada
Selwyn Justice of Justice Brothers Ranch & U-Pick is joined by Julie Murphree of The Arizona Farm Bureau.
Family owned since 1928, its the longest, continuous operated citrus orchard in Arizona. Selwyn discusses its history.
Explains how they began the U-Pick a few years ago and the family customers who enjoy the experience. Plus the Farm Stand open year round.
Selwyn explains the grafting process to come up with various varities of citrus. And some of his favorite citrus. Some are unique.
Facts about citrus production in Arizona.
Selwyn explains what it takes to run a farm thats open to the public. Keeping the customers safe to enjoy picking.
Lemons has many useful purposes especially when it comes to citric acid. Including the lemon's part of the first medical trial in the late 1800's.
Discussion of the bergamot orange. And the other varities of grapefruit on the farm.
Romey discusses a way you can blend various oranges and citrus for different flavors.
Some of the questions customers ask when visiting the orchard.
Anthony Chavez, Jeremy Crosby and Arthur Coleman of Honest Appliance Service Sales And Repair (HASSAR) discusses appliance maintenance and more!
Discussion about dish washers. Are there dish washers you can place dishes in without scraping/rinsing them? Can they efficently clean and sanatize?
The secret additive for dish washers using hard water is a citric acid detergent. Anthony explains. (Using Lemi Shine). Also discusses rinse aids (Jet Dry) and how they work.
Arthur explains proper temperatures for dish washers.
Discussion of dish washers sanatizing feature. Water temperature difference in rinsing and sanatize cycles. Proper way to place sharp knives in the dish washers.
CALLER: Dishwasher keeps going out. Its not the thermofuse. What could the problem be?
Discussion of cleaning the back of the refrigerator. It needs to be done. They explain why it needs to be done, how to do it and when to do the maintenance.
Discussion on garbage disposals. Their favorite brand names. Suggested horsepower. Why run the water 30 seconds after you turn it off. Running ice cubes to clean, sharpen blades. Biggest cause of odors.
Discussion of front loading and top loading washing machines. How the proper amount of detergent and fabric softeners makes a difference in efficency and reduce odors. Liquid or power detergent?
Recap on dishwashers, refridgerators, washing machine maintenance.
Rosie talks about a recent survey tracking surprising trends for home ownership. Including a feature lost long ago coming back in style.
CALLER: Termite damage along the window sill of a 1950's home. Explains in detail the carpentry involving in the repair.
Comment about our Home Maintenance Calendar and how useful its been to a homeowner.
HASSAR Offer only good that day.
E-MAIL: 18 year old refridgerator bottom freezer is freezing items in the fridge.
TEXT: Dishwasher is no longer heating.
Rosie's discovery of a bit holder that prevents electric shock. Apex eShock Guard Bit Holder
More comments about our Home Maintenance Calendar.
CALLER: Has a solar panel for a hot water heater on the roof. Before they put in a new roof, what can they do to find out if that panel works?
Thoughts on bathroom remodeling for more countertop and storage space.
CALLER: Looking to build a reasonably priced RV structure for mulit purpose use. Looking for other suggestions beside the stick build estimate they received.
Most asked question this week is will 7-UP extend the life of a Christmas Tree?
Another comment on the Home Maintenance Calendar.
Romey's story on repurposing old grain silos.
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