Cleaning Tips

Cleaning a Spa Filter

Do you love your spa? It is relaxing to sit back in the bubbling water and let your daily stress melt away. Whether you have just installed it or are cleaning out a pre-existing spa, there are some important steps you must take to insure the safety and sanity of your spa.

After six months your spa filter will become clogged. The pores will enlarge and become distorted. This will reduce the filter media’s ability to filter out contaminants. Dirty worn out filters will not trap debris and this will put strain on the spa’s pump system.

Household Soaps

Safe Cleaner for Granite

Granite is, of course, one of the most durable of substances found naturally; so the choice of product you use regularly in your home for cleaning surfaces will most probably all be suitable as a safe cleaner for granite. However, there are some domestic cleaners that you can buy from general and DIY store that won’t be safe cleaners for granite surfaces. These are ones that are highly acidic or caustic for removing oils and grease stains, or ones that are strongly abrasive.

How to Remove Mildew from Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is usually regarded as a low-maintenance choice for siding homes, but that is not entirely true. While vinyl siding almost never requires re-painting, it does need some maintenance. Every year to a year and a half you should thoroughly wash your vinyl siding.

Vinyl siding often collects dirt, mildew and mold. This is especially true in areas of your home where there is little sunlight and where shrubs and trees brush up against the siding.

Exposure to Elements

How to Clean a Dishwasher

cat in dishwasher Removing the racks prior to cleaning will allow for easier access to the interior of your dishwasher. It will also give you the opportunity to properly clean them. Scrub the racks with hot soapy water. You may need to use an old toothbrush or scrub brush to scrub the silverware baskets. After washing rinse well and lay flat to air dry while you clean the rest of the dishwasher.

1. Clean the Seal

How to Clean an Iron

Bottom of Black and Decker Steam IronCleaning your iron is very easy and much cheaper than replacing it. Unfortunately many people today choose to replace their iron instead of cleaning it because they simply don’t know how or are afraid that it is more complicated than it actually is. We'll tell you step-by-step how to clean an iron yourself. (Its is also more environmentally-friendly than pitching it where it will end up adding more waste to our already overflowing land fills.)