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How to Vacuum Cushions

A vacuum cleaner can remove dust and pet hair from furniture cushions much better than lint rollers or fabric brushes because the suction draws particles from inside the cushions into the vacuum. Fabric cushions not made from delicate materials tolerate vacuuming well. Deep clean your furniture with

How to Clean Water Stains From Granite Tile

Granite is a durable, beautiful stone that is popular for countertops and floors. It is highly resistant to stains, making it a great choice of stone to use in both kitchens and bathrooms. It's important to clean granite properly and regularly to keep the beauty of the stone. Granite can be a porous

How to Get Rid of Towel Odor

Towels are created to be absorbent. Unfortunately, this absorbency also means moisture gets trapped in towels and, especially if damp towels are left in a warm area, they easily become a breeding ground for stinky mold, mildew and even odor-causing bacteria. In an ideal world, we'd all have ti

How to Remove Black Mold From a Basement

Basements are one of the best places for black mold to grow in your home because they are dark and usually humid. If you have noticed a musty smell in your basement, you might have a mold problem. Black mold can be dangerous to both pets and humans. If ingested, black mold spores can cause mold pois

How to Resurface Cracked Concrete

Over time, concrete surfaces can crack due to settling of underlying soil, extreme temperature fluctuations or normal wear and tear. Resurfacing the concrete will repair the cracks as well as provide a more attractive surface. Many homeowners or do-it-yourselfers fear doing the repairs themselves an

How to Paint Concrete Fireplaces

You can easily freshen up the look of your living space by painting your concrete fireplace. Painting concrete is very similar to painting brick, cinder block or concrete walls and floors. Before deciding on a paint color, be sure to select paint that's specially formulated for use on fireplaces. Fi

What Are the Dangers of New Carpet?

The smell of new paint and carpet can make a room or a home smell like a brand new structure. Before savoring the smell, a person should be aware that new carpet can pose dangers to one's health. (See Clean Sweep)

About Mold Removal

If your home was flooded by a severe storm, a leaky roof or a broken pipe, mold spores could begin to spread due to the excessive moisture. Having mold present in your home causes a musty odor and is hazardous to your health.

How to Get Out of a Mission on "Wizard101"

"Wizard101" is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) intended for young children and adolescents, who play the role of wizards in a world facing an amassing evil. While training along the way, wizards complete quests to increase in level and gain equipment and rare i

Plans to Make a Sword Display Case

Whether you have just purchased your first sword or have been adding to your collection for years, you have probably given some thought to making a sword display case. You want to make sure the way you display your swords reflects the care you took in choosing which swords to purchase, and protects

How to Remove Cockroaches From Furniture

Cockroaches. The very word produces skin-crawling disgust in most people. Cockroaches can spread disease, contaminate food and are a common source of allergies and asthma attacks in sensitive people. If you see cockroaches on your furniture, do not automatically reach for a can of bug spray. While i

How to Get Rid of Stains on Fiberglass Tubs

Fiberglass tubs are easy to install and affordable, making them common in homes. To keep the fiberglass looking its best, you want to remove stains and residue as they develop. This means you need to clean regularly to prevent residue from turning into stains, plus incorporate a stain-removal routin

How to Repair Water Stains on a Mahogany Table

Mahogany's rich, dark color adds a classic touch to your table. When you protect your mahogany surface with a thick pad or tablecloth, you're able to prevent most stains from occurring. But if a water stain occurs, leaving that telltale white ring or spot, it can detract from the appearance of your

How to Clean Plastic Toys

Cleaning plastic toys is important, especially if the toys are for young children. Germs tend to spread from child to child and do get on the toys they play with. Here's how to keep plastic toys clean.

Nutone 450 Instructions

The Nutone CV350 is a built-in vacuum system that you can use in your home. It has a replicable bag filtration that holds as much as 6 gallons of waste. It can handle homes up to 6,000 square feet in size. With its 2½-horsepower motor, it far exceeds what the average vacuum cleaner can do. On

How to Dust Mop a Gym

Whether you are dust mopping a home gym, a private gym or even a school gym, you will quickly realize that dirt accumulates constantly on the flooring. To keep the gym clean and presentable, you must dust mop every few days, if not daily, depending on the amount of dirt accumulation on the gym floor

How to Use Diatomaceous Earth for Lawns

Control unwanted pests in your lawn with an all-natural, safe product known as diatomaceous earth (or "DE"). Diatomaceous earth forms from the remains of a class of algae found in freshwater and marine environments. This silica substance, when finely ground, has tiny razor-sharp edges that cut the b

How to Clean View Master Reels

View-Masters were first sold in 1939. The first reels began as custom blue ring reels. These early reels are hard to find as they were produced in orders of 24 at a time. Production of the View-Master reels grew in number over the years, along with the public love for the View-Master. Today, View-Ma