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flooring

How to Clean Different Types of Flooring in Your Home

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Confused about which cleaning method is best for you floor? Some cleaning solutions can work wonders on one kind of floor and wreak havoc on another. We thought we’d make it that little bit easier. So whatever your floor type, check out our top tips on how to keep them ship-shape. Carpets and Tiles Regular vacuuming is essential for carpets, as it prevents loose dirt and grit from working into the carpet pile where it will damage the fibres. Upright vacuum cleaners are best, especially those with revolving brushes to dislodge embedded dirt. Use the suction head for loop-pile carpets,…

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wet-dry vacuum

Benefits Of A Wet-Dry Vacuum Cleaner

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The vacuum cleaner is perhaps the best all-around cleaning tool that we can avail of today. Some vacuums are designed to clean wide spaces in a short period of time while other vacuum cleaners specialize in cleaning narrower spaces easily. Some can store a huge amount of dirt in one cleaning while some can be easily stored and carried around. Some have multiple cleaning heads that you can replace according to what area you are cleaning and some have long extensions that you can use to reach the dust up there in the ceiling. Some can thoroughly clean hard floor…

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darker color carpets

Advantages of Darker Color Carpets

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Carpets are available in all types of colors in the market. There are lighter colors as well as darker ones. Lighter color carpets include colors of blue, light brown, golden etc while darker colors comprise of maroon, dark brown and all other darker shades of any color. All these types of carpets have their unique characteristics and all look beautiful and elegant when used with good creative decorative surroundings. Decorative surroundings include, the furniture, curtains and other decorative material which you like to put on the carpets. Among all these colors, people mostly use dark colors in carpets due to…

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spinach dip stains

Cleaning Spinach Dip Stains From Your Carpet

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Cleaning the stains and spots on your carpet can be a very big challenge for many homeowners. It is really tough to do this yet it is very important if you want to preserve the way that your carpet looks. Stains on the carpet happen for a number of reasons but the main issues that homeowners are dealing with come from food stains. Spilling food on the carpet can be a major pain so knowing how to clean it up properly is essential. One kind of carpet cleaning problem that homeowners don’t want to face is getting spinach dip stains…

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carpet odors

How to Remove Spoiled Milk Smell

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The odor of spoiled milk is traditionally very difficult to remove. Fortunately, there are some relatively simple and inexpensive solutions. The sooner you clean the smelly spot, the greater your chances of restoring a fresh scent to your room, house, refrigerator, and house-on-wheels. Aside from that, the smell of spoiled milk can be quite hard to remove on your clothes, especially your baby’s clothes, since babies have frequent access to milk and are most likely to spill milk on their clothes. Baby clothes can be expensive and the kids grow out of them before they can possibly wear them. Often…

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furniture

Indoor Furniture, Outdoor Furniture – What’s the Difference?

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In the world of furniture manufacturing, there are companies that specialize in indoor furniture, outdoor furniture and between the two there is a limited amount of crossover. Outdoor furniture is built differently than the indoor variety, and while you can always use outdoor furniture inside, the opposite is not always the case. If you are debating moving some furniture for outside for a party or a much longer period of time, know what should and shouldn’t be used, and what can be made over to better handle the elements. Outdoor materials need to be sturdy enough to withstand variant temperatures,…

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carpet cleaned

How Soon Should You Have Your New Carpet Cleaned?

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Let’s say you buy a new pair of jeans and start wearing them every day. How soon should you wash them for the first time? If you normally wash a particular pair of jeans once-a-week, should you wait one month before washing the first time? Of course not. So why do people wait two or three years or longer before getting their carpet cleaned for the first time when normally they have their carpet cleaned every year or two? I’m glad you asked because I know the answer! Back in the 1960’s, professional carpet cleaners used high ph shampoo to…

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vacuum cleaner

The Importance of a Vacuum Cleaner

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One definite requirement to cleaning the house is and always has been the vacuum cleaner. Believe it or not, there is a more effective cleaning system than the same vacuum which has been around for so many years. It is the central vacuum cleaner and they are becoming common in a lot of homes. It has a stronger suction that provides a greater cleaning ability. With the central vacuum, dust and debris are sucked into the unit because it is located in the central position of the house. The bag isn’t being carried around with the unit like the portable…

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pickle smell

How to Get Rid of Pickle Smell

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Cucumber pickling remained widespread across the Levant and Maghreb regions, where it is still very popular today. Pickled cucumbers became popular in the United States due to the influence of the cuisine of Eastern European immigrants. In any case, as beloved as pickles are, the stench that these brine-preserved vegetables can cause to your jars, cupboards, fridges, cars and your entire home is almost enough for many to wish that this so-called treat had vanished along with Ancient Rome and Greece. How can you get rid of the odor of the pickle juice spilled on your sofa or eliminate the…

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spaghetti stains

Removing Spaghetti Stains From Carpet

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Spaghetti sauce is one of the most difficult stains to remove. Most people have probably ended up with spaghetti stains on their shirt and pants. The problem with spaghetti sauce is the acidic red color from the tomatoes. Although, this is a natural dye it can be quite difficult to remove from just about anything. Most clothing is made from natural materials (cotton, wool etc…) and will soak up the dye in tomatoes. This applies to more natural carpet fibers (wool carpet) and will be more difficult to remove. The bottom line is that natural dyes adhere to natural fabrics,…

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