July 2016 (66 )
Overhaul For A Hero: 
  The Garcia Project
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Hear Officer Garcia's story, watch a community work together to improve the Garcia's lives, see the transformation of the their home.

For Jim Dutton, the over 25 companies, and hundreds of volunteers, it was a privilege to help the Garcia family. The sacrifices that Officer Garcia and first responders across the country make are tremendous and we hope Overhaul For A Hero can be an inspiration to others to help in their communities.

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Your Questions -  Jim's Answers

Rusty Tub Fix
Estelle's tub has rust eating away at the finish near the drain. Jim describes how to fix it and what products to use.

Stained Concrete Floors
Chris is considering a stained concrete floor in his home built in the 1980's. Jim talks through options and his own preferences.

Household Hazardous Waste

Protect Your Home.
Protect Our Planet.
Some leftover or used household products contain chemicals that can present safety concerns if not managed properly. These products are often called household hazardous waste (HHW) and can include items like:
  • Corrosive cleaners (such as drain cleaner and lye-based oven cleaner)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs (including CFLs)
  • Fuels (gasoline, propane, diesel)
  • Mercury
  • Paints (oil-based or some anti-mildew latex)
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chlorine and acid
  • Wood stains or varnishes
  • Batteries
Many communities in Texas either have HHW drop-off facilities or hold HHW collection events for their residents. 

Find your local HHW management programs:
To protect both yourself and the workers who accept your HHW at a collection site, follow some basic guidelines and tips for storage, transportation, and care of your material:
  • Keep products in their original container and make sure labels are readable. This ensures you know which products you have and so do the workers who accept and sort your HHW.
  • Store and transport your chemicals upright, not on their sides. Make sure if you are taking HHW to a facility or event, that you have secured it in your vehicle and it is not leaking - it can be dangerous if leaking containers of incompatible chemicals mix.
  • NEVER mix products together. This can be dangerous, even deadly.
  • Keep chemicals in a cool, dry place out of reach of children and pets.

Keep it out of the landfill - Recycle it!
Awesome resource to find out what you can recycle and where... cell phones, batteries, motor oil, lightbulbs, computers, TVs...and so much more.

Thanks for listening!

Jim Dutton

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