Call your exterminator and have him fog for the types of bugs that you are concerned about. Take his advice for how often your home should be treated. In Panama, it’s around once every 3 months or so.

Turn down your hot water heater. By turning down your hot water heater to 112 degrees, you will save 5-10% per month. This temperature will leave you plenty of hot water for showers, laundry, and dishes.

A little maintenance and forethought can go a long way. Every area of the world has different concerns. But, most of these tips are appropriate anywhere it rains. The timing of it might vary a little.

There are some simple measures you can take to rid your home of mold. A regular household product such as vinegar is very useful at eradicating mold. Spray a vinegar solution into problem areas such as the shower head or cubicle, faucets or grout between the tiles. Mold can grow anywhere in the home where the conditions are right, so it is essential to check all areas in your home. An example of an old cupboard where there is plenty of dampness, humidity and rotten food is a perfect place to find it.