Cleaning

How To Clean A Microfiber Couch: Tips and Tricks

April 23, 2013

Keeping your microfiber couches and upholstery clean can be quite a task if you have your hands full with children or pets. Let's face it, its not worth it to pay a professional every time some disaster happens (which is probably more often than you'd like to admit). Since this accurately describes my household, I thought I'd share with you the best way I have …

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DIY Cleaners: Cleaning Clothes With Borax

April 1, 2013

Did you know you could replace just about all your cleaning supplies with a few household items?

I won't lie and tell you that natural and non-toxic cleaners always clean as quickly or effectively as harsh chemicals, but a lot of the time, they really do. Keep some white vinegar, bicarbonate of soda (baking soda), borax and castile soap in your cupboard and you can …

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Garbage Disposal Repair and Cleaning Tips

March 28, 2013

Do you have a garbage disposal that is starting to smell? Does your garbage disposal have problems grinding up food? An older garbage disposal will need to be replaced. There are some simple things you can do each week or month to extend the lifespan of your garbage disposal.

Do Not Over-Use a Garbage Disposal

In many cases, a garbage disposal will stop working because …

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3 Tips On Dealing With Mold

November 5, 2012

Mold is any homeowner's nightmare, yet occurrences of mold infestation, happens so frequently. So many homeowners have had to deal with the horror of noticing the ugly bluish black streaks characteristic of mold on their walls and the hassle that comes with cleaning it. The following are some simple tips you can follow to make sure it does not happen again.

1. Know how to …

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Portland Mold Removal!

November 5, 2012

Mold and mildew are harmful elements which can greatly affect the health and well-being of those who have been exposed to them. These elements typically occur on homes after flooding, as the moisture allows for optimal growth conditions. Mildew and mild are dangerous to human health because of the spores that they release into the air as they grow. Such spores have the potential to …

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How To Clean A Flooded Basement

November 5, 2012

Having an indoor swimming pool would be a nice luxury for anybody to have. You can swim indoors during inclement weather, you have more privacy, and you don't have to worry about cleaning out autumn leaves or pesky bugs. Toward the end of the year swimming can only be done indoors in most states.

Some people like to have their own pools installed for private …

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How to Clean A Clogged Shower Drain

October 18, 2012

You've worked on growing your hair out since high school and you consider it one of the prettiest and best things about your look. You just redid your bathroom so that it is gorgeous and you spend extra time on the lighting so that it can reflect your natural beauty and the natural beauty of your newly remodeled space. It is a dream come true …

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What Is Black Mold and How to Remove It

October 18, 2012

Black mold is often fueled by damp condition and can exist anywhere from homes, schools, and offices. Exposure to mold often increases the risk of asthma, allergies, and other respiratory problems. This makes it important to understand the hazards of black mold.

Where it Grows

Mold can grow almost anywhere that is warm and humid. Places like cabinets, basements, crawl spaces, or areas that are …

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Flood Water Damage Repair and Prevention

October 18, 2012

Preventing Potential Flood Problems

Have you ever witnessed a serious flood? Perhaps you watched news reports as water control barricades such as dikes and levees were breached in certain cities and water poured into city streets, homes and businesses. Those same reports likely showed teams of stalwart individuals working hard to scrape, scoop, and load the mud from places such as homes and business facilities. …

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Monthly Home Maintenance Schedule

September 22, 2012

Here is a monthly home maintenance schedule that can help you take care of overlooked home maintenance chores.

January: Inspect your water heater's anode rod.

The easiest way to inspect your water heater's anode rod is to smell the water located near the anode rod. If the water smells like rotten eggs, it's time to replace the rod.

February: Lubricate your home's door hinges.

A …

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Clean Your Gutter With a Gutter Mesh

September 22, 2012

The most common problem associated with having gutters is the accumulation of debris and mulch especially when the rainy season starts. If you are not in the habit of cleaning your gutters on a regular basis, you can face hours of shoveling and flushing debris off your gutters while standing on a ladder, a few feet off the ground. Of course, you can always have …

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