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Garlic to Kill Ticks

Garlic to Kill Ticks

Each time you let your cat or dog out of the house, you risk the pet bringing ticks into your house. Ticks live in areas with a large amount of weeds and wooded areas. Garlic won't kill ticks, but it does repel the ticks and keep the pests away from your home.......[Read More]
How to Clean Scuff Marks Off Trex Decking

How to Clean Scuff Marks Off Trex Decking

Composite decks, often called Trex decking, require some basic care and maintenance to keep them looking good. Although composite decks require less work than standard wood decks, certain things can still leave stains or marks, such as scuff marks from shoes. Cleaning scuff marks from Trex decking i......[Read More]
How to Remove Fresh Motor Oil From Carpet

How to Remove Fresh Motor Oil From Carpet

Motor oil spills can be very damaging to carpet. If not cleaned up immediately, set-in oil stains may be impossible to remove. If a stain is treated while the oil spot is still fresh, however, saving the carpet is a possibility. Though extreme care and some elbow grease are required, removing oil st......[Read More]
How to Kill Smoke Odors

How to Kill Smoke Odors

Smoke leaves an odor regardless of the source. The smell of cigarette smoke can soak into walls, carpets and furniture. Other commons sources of smoke odor include small kitchen fires, burning food and fireplaces. Smoke can even come in from the outside and stink up a room. The amount of cleaning yo......[Read More]
How to Gauge Snowfall

How to Gauge Snowfall

Unlike measuring rain, gauging snowfall presents challenges. Snow mixes with rain or sleet, blows into drifts or melts, and all these factors can inhibit an accurate measurement. For these reasons, the National Weather Service recommends two low-tech ways to gauge snowfall: measuring snow with a yar......[Read More]
How to Remove Walnut Stains From the Hull When It Gets on Your Hands

How to Remove Walnut Stains From the Hull When It Gets on Your Hands

The juice from an unhulled walnut can leave a dark stain on your hands. This type of stain is called a tannin stain, which is a plant-based stain. Other tannin stains include berries, coffee, ink and juice. Tannin stains are known as some of the more difficult stains to remove. While you might becom......[Read More]
How to Clean a Whirlpool Refrigerator

How to Clean a Whirlpool Refrigerator

Like any object that comes into contact with food, refrigerators require cleaning. Dirty refrigerators are a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, so it is important to your well-being that you keep up on the interior maintenance of your refrigerator. If you own a Whirlpool refrigerator, there is ......[Read More]
How to Remove Mold Stains from a Refrigerator Interior

How to Remove Mold Stains from a Refrigerator Interior

Mold is often associated with growing in warm, moist locations. Although the inside of a refrigerator doesn't offer these same conditions, the moisture and lack of air circulation contribute toward the growth of mold. Whether the mold begins to grow on food or directly on the refrigerator's surface,......[Read More]
How to Remove Deep Stains From Wood Floors

How to Remove Deep Stains From Wood Floors

Wood floor finishes are tough, but they eventually wear out, and if you leave water standing on an old finish, it can seep into the wood and create an unsightly stain. You can usually get surface stains off of a wood floor without removing the finish, but once the wood has become discolored, there's......[Read More]
How to Successfully Clean to Remove Pet Odors

How to Successfully Clean to Remove Pet Odors

Rubbing a bit of baking soda through pets' coats can help as a last-minute fix before guests arrive, but long-term pet odor removal requires routine care and upkeep of both the pet and the home. This need not be a time-consuming endeavor. Add a few small tasks to your daily routine and go for deeper......[Read More]
How to Clean Leather With Home Solutions

How to Clean Leather With Home Solutions

Leather is a durable surface that requires little maintenance aside from an occasional cleaning when dirt and residue accumulates. Leather cleaning and conditioning treatments are costly and not always within your budget when it comes to buying cleaning products. Save money by making your own homema......[Read More]
Solutions for Removing Odors

Solutions for Removing Odors

Something unfortunate everyone must face at one time or another are strong or persistent odors. These unpleasant smells can be found in various places in the home and on clothes, and can often be irritating and embarrassing. There are certain solutions available to help remove odors or prevent them ......[Read More]
How to Remove Spray Paint from Fabric

How to Remove Spray Paint from Fabric

If you accidentally get spray paint on your clothes or other fabric, your chances of being able to remove it are much greater if you deal with the paint before it dries. If the paint has already dried, you or may or may not be able to remove it.......[Read More]
Which Elements Besides Boron Are in Laundry Detergent Powder?

Which Elements Besides Boron Are in Laundry Detergent Powder?

Laundry detergent powder may contain several ingredients that impact the user and the environment. The Household Products Database, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides product information gleaned from product labels and the Material Safety Data Sheets prepared by manufa......[Read More]
How to Clean a Concrete Tile Roof

How to Clean a Concrete Tile Roof

A sturdy, manmade material used in building since ancient times, concrete tile can give your roof an expensive tile look without the high costs. Concrete tile roofs are made to last for the life of your home, requiring minimal maintenance aside from cleaning. Dust, dirt, debris, moss and algae are a......[Read More]
How to Remove a Metal Towel Hanger

How to Remove a Metal Towel Hanger

Towel hangers cling to walls with the use of screws, glue or brackets. You may be able to remove the hanger using your hands, or you may need tools, depending on how the hanger attaches to the wall. A screwed-in towel hanger is the easiest to remove and leaves the least amount of mess, while a glue......[Read More]
How to Resurface Terrazzo Floors

How to Resurface Terrazzo Floors

Terrazzo flooring dates back to the Roman Empire, and its reputation for beauty and durability still lives on in many homes today. A mixture of marble and concrete, Terrazzo flooring is porous by nature and without the proper protection can be susceptible to damage brought on by dirt and staining. R......[Read More]
How to Clean Old, Outdated Studio Apartments

How to Clean Old, Outdated Studio Apartments

An older apartment, although outdated, does not have to be dirty. A proper cleaning not only makes an area smell and look better, it can make it more organized and easily used. When choosing cleaning products, select cleaners with pleasant smells as they will add to the overall ambiance of a clean a......[Read More]
Flammable Storage Safety

Flammable Storage Safety

When working with flammable substances, there is always the risk of fire, explosions, and other injuries. There are a variety of flammable substances found in the home and workplace that include gasoline, paint thinners, welding gases, cleaning chemicals, and heating gases. When dealing with these s......[Read More]