Find out how to clean Plexiglas windows. Learn why cleaning them with Windex will cause an irreversible reaction that turns them cloudy. Instead, get tips on buying a special Plexiglas cleaner from your local home center.
Do you need a facelift underfoot? Vacuuming regularly is all well and good, as is deodorizing. But there’s more you can do in the carpet maintenance department. Add new life to your carpets with this simple tip. Loose or wrinkled carpets can be remedied with restretching, a process that tightens the material and removes wrinkles and dangerous …
Is your dishwasher not cleaning the way it used to? Does it smell, have stains or leave residue on your dishes? You need Glisten Dishwasher Magic, the #1 selling dishwasher cleaner. Dishwasher Magic removes performance-robbing buildup and disinfects as it cleans.
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, or HVAC, is an essential system to any home. However, it’s also one that needs very consistent maintenance. By its very nature, HVAC systems can build up combustion deposits on burners, or clog coils with duct and if not maintained, can become inefficient, fail, or at worse even become very …
Paint alone won’t get rid of the foul odor left behind from cigarettes. Learn how to prep walls before repainting, and how to treat and clean carpets and floors to permanantly get rid of that tobacco smell.
Home safety for kids begins with child proofing cabinets, couch covers, stoves, blinds, and windows, and kid-proofing anything that could cause trouble including outlets, shelves, and plastic bags that can cause suffocation.
Powerful, compact and long lasting, professional belt drive power washers from Generac feature a belt drive system for longer pump life than direct drive models and a compact lightweight design for easy mobility around the jobsite. Roxanne Piagentini, senior channel marketing manager for Generac Power Systems, joins Money Pit hosts Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete at the 2015 National Hardware Show to share more about the product.
Spring-cleaning can save space in your home, but did you know it could do the same thing for the environment? You can dispose of all paint, thinners, motor oils, kerosene and dangerous cleaning solutions at your local recycling center. Empty spray paint and solvent cans by inverting them and depressing the button until nothing remains. …
Learn How to beat back dust and stay healthy in your home. Dust mites live in house dust and are an irritant that can cause allergic reactions.
Find out the best and worst home products for the bathroom and kitchen, as well as the best and worst cleaning products, with these tips from Consumer Reports
Have you heard chickens clucking contentedly in your neighborhood? How about a hen proudly announcing her egg? These sounds are no longer relegated to rural farmsteads. Referred to as “city chickens” they’re becoming more common in urban & suburban areas around the country. Keeping backyard chickens has become a popular hobby and an important part of the ‘slow food‘ …
Learn the benefits of using solar panels to power your home. Find out maintainence tips for keeping your solar panels in top shape.
Learn about safe cleaners for hardwood floors. Find out that Pine Sol is safe for hardwood floors, and how it's important to keep the mop damp but not wet when cleaning hardwood floors.
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Get tips on cleaning stains on your leather furniture. Find out the best methods to clean stained leather and how to not ruin the leather while removing the stain.
Learn why concrete floor discoloration is likely due to mineral-salt deposits rather than mold or mildew. Find out how to remove the deposits using a vinegar-and-water solution. Get tips on sealing the concrete using an epoxy paint to prevent moisture from being drawn up through the concrete.
What product's best for cleaning copper? Are there any natural, chemical-free ways to get the job done?
We recently had water leaking from the ceiling of the first floor in our house. It turned out the water was coming from a shower on the second floor. The water was leaking through a space between tiles on the wall, about 3′ above the floor. There is a window located directly above the tile …
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Get tips on how to clean your fireplace stone. Use an oxygenated bleach or TSP to remove dingy stains from your fireplace stone.
Find out how to clean an oil stain from a concrete driveway. Learn how TSP – trisodium phosphate – can help deal with stubborn stains.
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