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Old 03-06-2012, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by On-da-Beach View Post
Great advice right there!
RODENTS! They gotta go! Whatever steps you need to take to rid your property of them...do it! While you're gone they can take over the home and do an unimaginable amount of damage. They'll literally chew up the PVC which includes the water lines under the floor and then you'll have water damage, too. Call a professional if necessary.

If you have a septic tank, I'm not sure that putting bleach in it is a good thing.
With a septic you are not supposed to use bleach at all. You can't use cleaners with bleach or even use bleach in the laundry because bleach kills the organisms needed to work in the septic. Throw some yeast in the toilet and drains every month or so is what we were told by our plumber
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:25 AM
Location: Ormond Beach Fl
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We have used this recipe for 25 years with no problems. I usually did this every couple of months.

  • 2 packs of active dry yeast
  • 1 lb of brown sugar
  • 4 cups of warm water
What to do:
  • Mix everything in a container
  • Let the mixture rest somewhere warm for around 15 minutes
  • By this time, the yeast would have bloomed and what you’ll have is a foamy mix
  • Flush it down the toilet bowl

Last edited by DodgeGirl78; 03-08-2012 at 05:26 AM.. Reason: add
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:49 AM
Location: Florida
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If no air, crack a window or two. Go to the dollar store buy alium pans and cheap kitty litter, set
4 or 5 pans filled with kitty litter around the unit, kitty litter will absorb the moisture, it will keep most of the mold at bay. Uncover your furniture and don't put plastic on the windows, bad idea.

When you return, give the litter to someone who has a cat.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:33 AM
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I, too, have a mh that is closed from May - Jan. I have the main home procedures down but I am trying to get suggestions for my auxilary side. I have an add-on room (over the driveway) with laundry and storage rooms. This area is not part of the central air/heating. I do have a window air unit but unplug it when I leave. Problem is that side room gets very hot and moldy. Just put tile floor down and have no furniture in there yet. Would like to put daybed and rattan furniture with tv. The window air unit has no thermostat. What would you advise?
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:20 PM
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I left my a/c on 86 is that to high for Florida around Sebring ?? I did spray around outside of unit with Home defense
Cover toilet
filled drains and plugged
Shut Fridge off and left doors open
cover bed and furniture loosely with plastic drop cloths
shut off breakers all but ac
shut water off at main outside
shut off water at washer
put hurricane protectors down
closed all other blinds
I have never had to summarize always winterized here in the North anything I may have missed this was all done last month I am going to try to get to Fl next month to check on things
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:19 AM
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Do I need to strip my bed linens when I close up our mobile home in South Florida for the summer months? Do I need to put plastic on bed and furniture?
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