Cleaning & Restoration

How To Make your own Laundry Detergent and Save Hundreds of Dollars

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    Saving money is on everyone’s mind lately and there are a lot of things we can do without too much effort to keep money in our pockets. In some of our how tos we will look at learning how to can your own food, cook a great pizza so you don’t have to order out and buy in bulk to save money on other items.

    Today we are going to look at making liquid …

    How To Supply 80 Percent of your Cleaning Products for Almost FREE

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      Everyone is looking for ways to save money today and this is a good practice. Whatever you save you don’t have to earn and that means you can purchase something else that you need or save some money for when we get older.

      Having a background in chemistry having attended a technical school and studied in college I can tell you that most of the chemicals we use as cleaners are just about the same product but …

      How to clean mold fungus and dirt from your exterior vinyl siding

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        If you own a home with vinyl siding the maintenance factors are pretty low in comparison to other options like brick, stone and light weight artificial stone products. Vinyl is produced to last your home about 30 years give or take and the amount of time that it will last depends on how well you keep it clean and the UV Rays that break it down over time.

        If you are like most home owners …

        How To – Removing That Musty Smell From Your Clothes Washer

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          Have you ever opened your washing machine to do a new load of wash only to be met with a musty moldy smell? Well you aren’t alone and this problem is something you can take care of yourself.

          Unfortunately it seems that even the strongest spin cycle won’t remove every last drop of water from your washing machine. When this water is allowed to sit for a few days or a week it can …

          How To – Cleaning and Restoring Work and Dress Boots

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            Taking care of your boots means they will last longer and look better but it also increases your comfort and that can make your work day a whole lot easier.

            Whether you work at new construction sites or like to wear boots as a main footwear choice there are some pretty easy steps to take from the time you first buy your boots.

            Many high end stores will or at least use to offer to seal …

            How To – Cleaning your Barbeque and BBQ Grates the Easy Way

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              For many of us the reason we don’t cook out as much as we would like is the time involved in cleanup. Gas fired Barbeques have reduced some of the work associated with cleaning of ash that is left behind but the overall task of maintaining your bbq is still a chore.

              If your barbeque isn’t clean then your food isn’t going to taste as good.

              Depending on how often you use your outdoor grill you …

              How To – Maintenance Tips for Mold Free Composite Deck Materials

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                Composite Deck Materials used for Deck Surfaces, Railing, Balusters and Steps have been in use for more then 15 years in the United States and although they are low care product they are not maintenance free.

                Because composite materials use a high content of plastics they are less prone to absorb water. Wood decking that is pressure treated has a chemical injected in it that treats the wood to reduce its breakdown when molds, fungus …

                How To – Obtaining Permits For Flood Repair Can Mean Special Considerations

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                  In many locations that have been hard hit by floods the permit process for flood repair requires additional notification to your building official before work can be completed and you can live in your home safely.

                  Normally a home owner can perform general maintenance and some upgrades without the need of a permit. In cases where plumbing, electrical or framing is being modified or added a permit is almost always required in normal conditions. For …

                  How To – Getting Rid Of Home Project Waste Materials & Site Cleanup

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                    In this howto we will look at site maintenance and waste removal.

                    When you are improving your home with moderate sized projects like adding a deck, replacing windows and doors or remodeling a basement or garage there is going to be a lot of waste materials that you need to get rid of.

                    Good management of your project means that you remove the waste from your work area at the end of every day.  The reason …