Archive for September 2009

Dry Clean Carpets –Reduce Allergans, Environmentally Safe

Whether your carpets need spot cleaning for a stain or a full cleaning throughout the house, you are likely interested in using a product that is safe for kids or pets and is environmentally friendly. HOST® is the leading dry extraction carpet cleaning method that will meet all of these requirements! HOST is Green Seal…

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Surprise! Wood Floors Under the Carpet! Wax or Urethane Finish?

Pull back the old carpet in your home and, surprise… old wood floors! Condition is good overall but in need of cleaning. What’s the most cost effective way to get the floor looking good? How can residue, left by the carpet pad or backing, be removed? Is this a DIY project? Will messy sanding and…

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Top 7 NEVERS for a Hardwood Floor

To keep your Hardwood Floors looking great NEVER…1. Sweep with a stiff bristled broom. Use only soft, fine bristle broom to avoid scratching the surface. Sweep often to keep dirt from being ground into the floor’s finish.2. Use hard rubber brush or plastic vacuum attachments to clean your floor. Use only a soft brush attachment.3.…

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Clean Soap Scum/Mildew from Natural Stone & Grout in Bathroom Shower

How do I clean soap scum and mildew from the natural stone and grout in my bathroom shower? For tough bathroom soap scum and mildew DuPont™ StoneTech® Professional KlenzAll™ Cleaner is an excellent solution because it will lift difficult stains without etching or damaging the stone surface. Use a sponge or microfiber cloth to apply…

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When to Apply Sealer to Stone Surfaces

The type of stone and application change but the question remains the same, “How often do I need to seal my marble floor (or granite counter or terrazzo bath)?” The answer to this question depends on a few factors- how the surface is used, routine maintenance and interior or exterior application. Before answering this question…

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Remove Oil Stain from Stone

If you’ve ever spilled cooking oil on your granite (or other natural stone) countertop you know that it can leave a deep-set dark stain. The good news- there is something you can do about it…with just a bit of patience and a few supplies. First clean the area so all dirt and finishes are removed…

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