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10
May

Since preventing soap scum build-up is a lot easier than cleaning it, squeegee water off shower walls and doors after every use or wipe them down with a towel. For tile walls or frosted shower doors, apply a light coating of lemon oil periodically to help prevent build-up.For a porcelain tub, apply a light coat of boat or car wax to the sides (never the bottom) of the tub.If it's too late for prevention, use a degreasing agent and lots of elbow grease. Get a good alkaline soap scum remover at a janitorial supply store or dissolve a handful of automatic dishwasher detergent in a bucket of warm water.Cover the affected area completely and let your cleaning solution soak for at least 15 minutes.

10
Apr

Most cabinets are factory manufactured and finished, and even wood cabinets have enough varnish or other protective coating so that you can use a cleaning solution. The oil slick that builds up on cabinets - especially around the handles - is a combination of kitchen grease, food smears, skin oil and hand lotion transferred to the cabinet. All-purpose cleaners aren't equal to the challenge. If your cabinets are plastic laminate (Formica or other plastic), metal, painted metal or glass, you can wash them all over with a strong alkaline cleaner, which is available at a janitorial supply store. Or use a heavy-duty cleaner from the supermarket. Mix according to directions and apply the solution with a sponge. Let it sit a minute or two, then take

13
Mar

Fireplace hearth Cleaning the face of a fireplace is a project that demands patience. Fireplace stone and brick may be hard, but they're also porous. This means it has plenty of tiny holes for soil to accumulate in. First, make sure the floor around the fireplace is well covered with drop-cloths. Mix a solution of high-alkaline cleaner and one ounce of chlorine bleach per gallon of warm water. Wet the surface of the fireplace well with the solution, but don't use so much that it runs. Dirty water running down the face may cause hard-to-remove streaks. Then scrub the solution in with a brush. You should see the suds getting dark and dirty as the buildup comes off. Rinse well. If the surface is shadowy, a light cleaning with a phosphoric acid cleaner may be enough to brighten it the rest of the way. Don't

10
Feb

The best way to clean windows, or any large expanse of glass, is with a squeegee. It does a faster and better job. You need a professional-quality squeegee and a window wand. If you'll be cleaning high windows, you also will need an extension pole. The basic process is simple - apply the cleaning solution with the window wand and pull the dirt and water off with the squeegee. Detailed Review 1. Mix a capful of ammonia or five drops of liquid dish detergent in two litres of water. Resist the urge to use too much detergent; that causes streaking. 2. Dip your window scrubbing wand or a sponge 3/4 of an inch into the solution, picking up just enough water to wet the window without flooding it. Wet the entire window then go

07
Jan

For all odours, the first thing you should do is to remove the cause of the odour. To remove smoke film from washable surfaces, use a solution of heavy-duty cleaner or degreaser. A dash of water-soluble deodorizer from a janitorial supply store added to the solution will help neutralize the odour. For smoky windows, add one part prophylaxis alcohol to five parts window cleaner to help cut the oily film. Smoke on porous surfaces is a tougher proposition. Light smoke film on acoustic ceiling tile can be removed by professional ceiling cleaners, but heavy buildup usually requires painting or replacement of the tile. Upholstered furniture, draperies and carpeting can be wet- or dry-cleaned, as appropriate, after a thorough vacuuming, with water-soluble deodorizer added to the cleaning solution to control residual smoke odour. If you smoke in

24
Dec

When you break the washing machine are angry, but few people remember about it by maintaining it properly.  Here are some tips on how to maintain a washing machine had served us long. Step 1 Regularly clear the filter and possible settlements in the chambers of the detergent tray.After the clean laundry in the door gasket, door, enamel Wipe the outside of the cloth Step 2 If the washing machine has adjustable legs after each check or money still well ahead. Step 3 When the washing machine does not work off of the contact and make sure that seeing off the pipe water is not folded or damaged. Step 4 If a centrifuge is not working or washing machine water not released seeing off make sure that the water pipe is not folded. Step 5 If you need to clean the washing machine poured filter, be

18
Nov

Some tasks build your self image as you make a home for your family. Removing soap  scum is one of those tasks that, if most of us had our way, wouldn't be on the list. Whether you use a commercial cleaner, a homemade vinegar mixture or scrape it off with a single-edged razor, it's one of the most stubborn substances to deal with in the pantheon of yucky stuff. And those use them every time you shower cleaners only work if everybody uses them. You still have to clean the shower every weekend. Short of assigning the pursuit of soap scum to your kids  as a chemistry problem (they'll tire of the adventure in a few weeks), invest a little time in learning how this stuff gets stuck on your shower door and learn to use its