|
|
|
The Shawnee News-Star
Information to help you around your home, yard, garden or acreage.
Healthy House Principle #1
email print
About this blog
By Sonya McDaniel
Sonya McDaniel I have been an OSU Extension Educator for over 10 years providing individuals and families with information about healthy cooking and eating, simple money management tips, steps to making housework and daily routines easier and how ...
X
OSU Extension's Green Acres
Sonya McDaniel I have been an OSU Extension Educator for over 10 years providing individuals and families with information about healthy cooking and eating, simple money management tips, steps to making housework and daily routines easier and how to deal with daily life issues. I live on a small working ranch in Pottawatomie County with my husband, dogs, cat, sheep and cows. We enjoy growing a small garden and turning the produce into yummy treats for the rest of the year. Although I grew up a city girl from Missouri, I enjoy the simpler life of country living with the suburban flare of Shawnee. My joys in life are: watching young kids learn new skills and be successful, singing at church every Sunday, watching things grow (other than weeds!), and hanging out with my friends and family.
Recent Posts
July 7, 2014 1:02 p.m.
July 3, 2014 11:23 a.m.
June 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.
June 18, 2014 12:01 a.m.
June 11, 2014 12:01 a.m.
By Sonya McDaniel
Jan. 4, 2013 12:01 a.m.



Keep it Dry

One call I recieve a lot is about mold or mildew in closets and cabinets.  Once a home owner sees the effects of moisture, most of the time damage has already occured.  One of the first and best methods for a healthy home is to keep it dry so this common problem doesn't happen to you.

Moisture in the home can lead to biological growth (ex. mold and mildew). It can also damage your furnishings and home!

How do I fix a mold problem?

In this order…



  • Find the source of the moisture and fix it


  • Dry the area out


  • Discard damaged materials


  • Clean what you can




Prevent water from entering your home through leaks in roofing systems, rain water from entering the home due to poor drainage, and check your interior plumbing for any leaking.

Information provided by Dr. Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Housing Specialist – 7 Principles of a Healthy Home Workshop Series.

Recent Posts

    latest blogs

    • Community
    • National