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Removing Set In Carpet Stains With An Iron

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Did you know you can easily remove set in carpet stains only using an iron and a simple to make cleaning solution that you can make from common household items? Here’s how to do it. Ingredients: White Vinegar Water Spray Bottle Old Light Colored Towel Add 1 part white vinegar to 3 parts water in a spray bottle, mix it up good. Spray the stain with the solution then lay an old, light-colored towel on top of the stain. Apply the iron, on the highest steam setting, over the towel and watch the stain transfer from your carpet to your…

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carpet odors

How to Fix a Smelly Carpet

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Does your house smell like a locker room or dirty sweat socks? Whether your whole house has smelly carpet or just a room or two, the odor can be overwhelming. Common carpet odors range from cat urine and smoke odors to mildew and that oh-so-pungent sweaty sock smell. Steam cleaning the carpets oftentimes makes the smell worse, especially if the water isn’t properly extracted during the process. In fact, your carpet may not have been overly smelly until after a water mishap. Wet carpets are generally smelly carpets. If you think about it, all the dirt, debris, spills, and pet…

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Cleaning Up Spilled Vinegar On The Carpet

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Vinegar can be used in a lot of different ways inside your home. It is primarily used as a kitchen ingredient to help make some dishes nice and flavorful. It is also sometimes utilized to remove stains and spots on your clothes or fabric as it can be a really good substitute for commercial cleaning agents. Sadly, if you spill vinegar on the carpet, it can create a spot and leave behind a strong smell which will be unflattering for your carpet. While vinegar is good when combined with water and some other household items to create a cleaning solution,…

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DIY Ways to Dry a Wet Carpet

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When our homes are plagued by flooding, leaking and other disasters which lead to the unwanted entry of water, we find ourselves weighed down with the problem of having a wet carpet. Having a wet carpet is a big inconvenience. After all, the presence of water in the carpet can be very destructive. Since the material from which carpets are usually made is absorbent, the moisture stays in there for a long time. This can encourage the growth and reproduction of molds and mildew. To avoid the further deterioration of the carpet, it is important to dry the carpet right…

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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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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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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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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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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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