Carpet care It seems everybody has recommendations for cleaning a carpet. Suggestions from friends, family, or neighbors offer a variety of methods for cleaning and spotting carpets. However, good intentions are not always blessed with the best results. For the do it yourself person wanting to remove stains here are a few suggestions to think about. For stains, dab the stain with a cleaning solution and blot it with paper towels, sponge, or a clean cloth. Always blot from the
Don’t panic….let’s talk. Let’s find out if its mildew or mold. There is a difference. First of all mildew is a type of mold that has a flat growth often appearing as white or gray splotches that become dark brown or black as it grows. You will find mildew is easier to remove. Mold on the other hand can grow on food, inside walls, damp surfaces, and can cause structural damage. Both are a hazard to your family’s health. Mildew when inhaled can cause headache, sore throat, coug
Don’t you hate clogged shower drains? Me too. Here are a few suggestions to take care of that messy job. Let’s start with the simplest idea. Pour boiling water down the drain. Didn’t work? Ok, try baking soda and vinegar. No? Often a plunger will do the job. You can add water to the shower until it covers the plunger…..and plunge. Still plugged? Take the drain cover off using a flathead screwdriver, straighten a wire coat hanger with the hook slightly bent to fit, and hook o
Pet Stains Pet stains….ugggh. Pets will have accidents. (Or not. Depends on training) Anyway, stuff happens. Use a spray bottle of organic cleaner, spray a small amount on the stain. Scrub as needed. Wipe up all with a towel or cloth. Or, sponge up the stain, then using half water and half-white vinegar mixed in a bowl, pour the solution on the stain and firmly blot it using a paper towel. Another method is to use a one-quarter teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and mix
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