Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour Driven by Sanderson Ford
Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we chat with CEO Dan Green of R.I.M. Training! Discover the many different classes offered that could help prepare you for incidents such as common home trauma cases, what to do in regards to first aid and much more! They also cover topics such as what to do if there is an active shooter and corporate defense. Get ready with Rosie on the House!
Tune-in to find out something new and interesting - sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!
Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Homeowner Topic: Who's On Your Team When You Buy or Sell a House?
If you are looking to buy or sell your house, you might want to contact a few people first such as a financial expert, a home inspector, and of course a realtor. Learn more about how each of these parties can help you when selling or buying your next home.
Daniel Green & Scott Garzuzi of R.I.M. Training. Reactive Imminent Medical Training
Teaching trauma intervention, defending yourself in chaotic situations, CPR, First Aid and more for police, firefighters and civilians.
Sessions include medical and tactical specialists. Reacting quickly to protect and save lives.
Explain what is involved in the courses they teach and is covered under 'The Good Samaritan Law'. In addition to certification courses.
The difference between trauma and First Aid.
Discussion of accidents that can happen around the home. Ladder accidents, power tool accidents. They talk about a story of a power saw accident and how they reacted.
Why you should have and the proper use of a tourniquet.
Discussion of impalements and lacerations. Do you leave the object in or out? What to do next, especially if it involves and artery.
Discussion of suicide injuries.
Discussion of building a First Aid trauma kit. Tourniquet is the #1 item. Get them from an approved medical supplier. Airways, bandages, quick clot to stop or slow bleeding.
In an active shooter situation its a natural human response: run, hide or fight.
Jay Harper of The Farm Choice talks about this perfect time to plant winter gardens. Leafy greens, root crops, trees, shrubs, cool season color flowers in landscapes.
The special way and look perennials make your home inviting and relaxing.
Rosemary plants natural deterrent to bugs and flies.
Proper prep for trees in case of a freeze or colder weather.
Discussion of care for poinsettias. They're a tropical plant. Moist, warm and dry place. Don't let them sit in a foil wraper.
Christmas cactus. A succulent, not a true cactus.
TEXT: Recommendation of a good vine for a brick wall. Jay has a favorite.
Winter lawns care. Proper mowing and fertilizing to keep it green and protect from frost.
Tips on cutting your own Christmas tree in the forest (Must have a permit).
Tips on planting a late winter lawn. Cooler weather takes grass seed longer to germinate.
CALLER: Has 3 citrus trees that have produced in the past but this year there's no fruit. What happened?
CALLER: Has an area where old bermuda grass has sprouted up. Wants to use a herbicide to kill it and not hurt the soil so he can plant in the spring.
CALLER: Has a jacaranda tree with chutes growing at the base. Wants to know if those are cut off, the tree will grow faster.
CALLER: Had a sisoo tree cut down except for the stump. Used root killer on it but still getting growth. Suggestions on removing it.
CALLER: Question about using manure. Buy from a store or fresh for fertilizing.
CALLER: Has a ocotillo fence and wants to know how often to water it.
CALLER: Describes a 1961 home with no insulation. If they replace the windows and insulate walls and ceiling, how long would it take to recover savings.
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CALLER: Looking for a new heat pump/AC. Suggestion on what brands to look for and about a technique of a light that shines on the coils to help them last longer.
Continuation of the previous caller looking for a heat pump/AC. Calculating the type of unit based on the square footage of the 40 year old home. And a manuel j calculation.
CALLER: Has an old brick courtyard that looks like it hasn't been cleaned in a long time. Is it OK to power wash without damaging the brick.
CALLER: Building an energy efficient home with sustainable materials. Found some polyiso foam on Craigslist but can't find the R-Value on it.
Randy Hotchkiss explains the process of pre-qualifing for financing a home mortgage including a discussion on FICO scores.
Joelle Kahn discusses what she considers most when buyers are looking for a home starting with a price point. Plus the current market conditions regarding the most popular price point that could lead to a bidding war.
Dave Woityra gives some great tips to consider when inspecting a home.
Look at the outside first before walking in. Look at drainage patterns.
Carry a flashlight for dark corners, garages, laudry rooms and such.
Inspection reports aren't good or bad. Using the information to make a timely informed decision. Including if your major systems need repair or replacing.
Dave's recommendation for a first time buyer: Observe and learn.
Joelle's biggest issues on a home inspection are roof and A/C units.
Negotiating between buyer and seller helps with a good realtor.
Inspections are just as important for new builds than existing homes. And a good realtor is a must looking at new builds and resales.
Arizona law says you're allowed to bring your own home inspector on a property for sale.
Inspectors are an advantage looking at rough construction on new builds.
Randy talks about home equity, staying in your home for a long period of time and want to update or add on living space.
Randy discusses the reverse mortgage as a tool that can work for some individuals.