Cleaning & Laundry : Home & Garden
Accidents happen---you forget you were cooking toast and suddenly your bread has turned from golden brown to a charred black. Unfortunately the smell of burnt toast can linger in the room long after you've dumped the evidence. The key to removing the odor is a combination of using odor neutralizers
When dinner is over and the casserole dish is empty, you find yourself faced with piece of glass bakeware marked by burned-on food. Simply washing the bakeware won't remove the burned-on substance and its unsightly appearance. Yet, instead of scrubbing aimlessly at the burned-on food, or possibly sc
Jet-Dry Rinse Agent is used in your dishwasher to get rid of residue from food, water and detergent that is often left behind on your dishes. Without using Jet-Dry Rinse Agent in each dishwasher cycle, you may find your dishes appearing cloudy or spotted. Use Jet-Dry Rinse Agent properly so each loa
"Wite-Out," sometimes spelled "White Out," was created in 1966 by George Kloosterhouse and Edwin Johanknecht. It was the first correction fluid for photostatic copying paper. In 1992, Wite-Out Products, Inc. was acquired by the BIC Corporation. While Wite-Out remains an effective method for correcti
Even though you cannot see the colors in light, when it is bent by another element, paricularly glass or water, the colors separate to create a rainbow effect. A prism is typically made from glass or plastic and allows the light to separate. Hanging a prism in your window can create a rainbow effect
A microwave oven is often the go-to appliance in the kitchen. Whether you want to reheat last night's dinner or pop a bag of popcorn, the microwave will get the job done quickly. Unfortunately, when food items are overheated in the microwave, they can leave a burnt smell inside the appliance. This s
Tea stains can make the cleanest plastic cups look dirty. They also tend to be fairly immune to traditional methods of cleaning, like scrubbing and heavy soap. Of course, if you are dealing with white plastic you can always bleach it, but colored plastics will suffer from this treatment. Instead of
If you were able to stop a kitchen fire and salvage some of the items in your kitchen, you might still be left with a scorched and smoke-covered kitchen ceiling. If the ceiling shows any physical damage, contact a professional carpenter to replace the ceiling material. If not, clean the smoke damage
As counterintuitive as may seem, you may find yourself in the position where you actually have to clean soap off of a jacket. On those rare occasions, however, take comfort in knowing that you can easily remove those soap streaks with common items found at any grocery store. So grab that jacket; it'
While they give a beautiful appearance, tile walls and floors in a shower room can be high maintenance when it comes to cleaning. Regular exposure to moist conditions and dirt, combined with the porous surface of tiles and grout, create an ideal situation for stains and mildew. Improper cleaning sup
Mildew is a type of mold that has a heavy, musty odor and is caused by damp, warm conditions. Mildew will also eat through fabric and other materials if not treated right away. To prevent the growth of mildew in your home, keep poorly lit areas dry and well-ventilated. Articles such as shower curtai
A fuel made from refined petroleum, gasoline is a flammable liquid that features pungent fumes that are themselves flammable. Excessive contact with gas and its fumes can cause dizziness, fatigue, nausea and headaches. When gasoline spills on surfaces, removing it improperly can be a dangerous job.
Operating problems on the Stihl 041 vary widely in complexity and in their symptoms. It is helpful to classify these problems into three separate engine functions--spark, compression and fuel-related problems. But most "it won't start problems," according to M & D's article on small engine repair, a
When you're painting drywall and put an excessive amount of paint on your paintbrush or roller, it may result in paint drips on the wall. Wet paint drips look like raindrops cascading down a window. Dry paint looks like raised bumps on the surface of the drywall. You can remove both types of paint d
Gypsum powder compressed and sandwiched between two pieces of paper makes up Sheetrock. People often find wallpaper notoriously difficult to remove from Sheetrock, which is also called drywall. Because some wallpaper includes more than one layer, removal can be difficult and time-consuming.