Tuesday, November 17, 2020 / by Vanessa Saunders
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By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Bet you never thought your home septic system could be ruined by pandemic "Stay and Home" orders. Guess again.
Stay-at-home orders to fight the Covid-19 coronavirus have affected us all. But there’s one part of your home right under your nose that you may be putting at risk without even thinking about it. If your home is not connected to a public sewage system, you probably use what the industry calls a Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment System. You probably know it as a septic system.
These systems use soil to treat water, eliminating disease-causing viruses and other organisms so that the water that re-enters the natural water table doesn’t harm our natural drinking supply.
However, your septic system can only do this so long as it isn’t overloaded with too great a workload. An overworked septic system can be prone to all kinds of problems,. ...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 / by Vanessa Saunders
April 8, 2020
From Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
For many years we owned Bunbury's Coffee Shop in Piermont, NY. My husband Tim used to make a very simple, very effective disinfectant to sanitize cooking surfaces, utensils and dishware. The Rockland County Health Department held a seminar on food handling and food service safety procedures, and recommended this formula as a way of ensuring safe food prep conditions. In this day of empty store shelves and a need for healthy practices and supplies, we would like to share it with our readers.
The formula is simple: Bleach and water. Yup. Good old Clorox, which is still available in most stores.
Now before you start using bleach everywhere, it's important to know that bleach is caustic and can emit potentially lethal fumes.1 That's why it's important to dilute your bleach and ensure that it's not used at full-strength and not mix it with other solutions and chemicals. Different surfac. ...