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Ultimate Checklist for Keeping a House With Pets Clean

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Stain Removal Tips: Beverages

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 1:58 PM Comments comments (6)
To remove: Mixed Alcoholic Drinks, Beer, Coffee or Tea, Fruit Juice, Chocolate Milk, Cola/Soft Drinks, Milk, Wine

Step 1:
With a clean dry cloth or paper towel, blot the area. Apply small amounts of cold water. Blot several times until all or most of the moisture has been blotted out.

Step 2:
In a spray bottle, Mix 1 cup of lukewarm water with 1/4 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent into 1 cup of lukewarm water. Spray the stained area with the mixture. Use enough of the mixture to saturate the stained area. Using a cloth, gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away.

Step 3:
Rinse out the spray bottle and ensure there is no dishwashing solution in it. Fill the bottle with lukewarm water. Spray the stained area lightly. Blot the wet area until as dry as possible. Continue to spray with lukewarm water and blot until dry until the stain is removed or improved, and there is no longer any detergent residue on the carpet stain.

Step 4:
Let the area dry completely.

Step 5:
If the stain is still visible, you will need to use a proper carpet cleaning solution

Stain Removal Tips for Household Items

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 1:57 PM Comments comments (0)
To remove: Iodine, Acetone, Ballpoint Pen Ink, Car/Floor/Furniture Wax, Chalk, Charcoal, Felt Tip Marker, Pencil, Red Clay Soil, Shoe Polish, Soot, Tobacco, Water Soluble Ink, White Glue (Wet)

Step 1:
With a clean dry cloth or paper towel, blot the area. Apply small amounts of cold water. Blot several times until all or most of the moisture has been blotted out.

Step 2:
In a spray bottle, Mix 1 cup of lukewarm water with 1/4 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent into 1 cup of lukewarm water. Spray the stained area with the mixture. Use enough of the mixture to saturate the stained area. Using a cloth, gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away.

Step 3:
Rinse out the spray bottle and ensure there is no dishwashing solution in it. Fill the bottle with lukewarm water. Spray the stained area lightly. Blot the wet area until as dry as possible. Continue to spray with lukewarm water and blot until dry until the stain is removed or improved, and there is no longer any detergent residue on the carpet stain.

Step 4:
Let the area dry completely.

Step 5:
If the stain is still visible, you will need to use a proper carpet cleaning solution. For best results, use the Activating Pretreated Carpet Stain & Odor Remover with Shark®.

To remove: Adhesive/Glue, Candle Wax, Crayon, Dried Paint, Oil Based & Water Based Paint (Wet)

Step 1:
Apply 1 tsp of rubbing alcohol to a clean cloth. Gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away. Continue until the stain is removed or improved.

Step 2:
If the stain does not improve, pour some carbonated water onto a clean cloth. Gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away. Continue until the stain is removed or improved.

Step 3:
Let the area dry completely.

Step 4:
If the stain is still visible, you will need to use a proper carpet cleaning solution. For best results, use the Activating Pretreated Carpet Stain & Odor Remover with Shark.

To remove: Non-Water Soluble Ink

Step 1:
Apply 1 tsp of rubbing alcohol to a clean cloth. Gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away.

Step 2:
Continue until the stain is removed or improved.

Step 3:
If the stain does not improve, pour some carbonated water onto a clean cloth. Gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away.

Step 4:
Continue until the stain is removed or improved.

Step 5:
Let the area dry completely.

Step 6:
If the stain is still visible, you will need to use a proper carpet cleaning solution. For best results, use the Activating Pretreated Carpet Stain & Odor Remover with Shark.

To remove: Gasoline

Step 1:
With a clean dry cloth or paper towel, blot the area. Apply small amounts of cold water. Blot several times until all or most of the moisture has been blotted out.

Step 2:
In a spray bottle, Mix 1 cup of lukewarm water with 1/4 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent into 1 cup of lukewarm water. Spray the stained area with the mixture. Use enough of the mixture to saturate the stained area. Using a cloth, gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away.

Step 3:
Rinse out the spray bottle and ensure there is no dishwashing solution in it. Fill the bottle with lukewarm water. Spray the stained area lightly. Blot the wet area until as dry as possible. Continue to spray with lukewarm water and blot until dry until the stain is removed or improved, and there is no longer any detergent residue on the carpet stain.

Step 4:
To neutralize the odor, mix a solution made up of 50 percent white vinegar and 50 percent warm water. Mix well and use in a spray bottle. Spray the stain lightly with the solution and then blot.

Step 5:
Let the area dry completely.

Step 6:
If the stain is still visible, you will need to use a proper carpet cleaning solution.

Stain Removal Tips For Kids Stuff

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)
To remove: Chalk, Felt Tip Marker, Pencil, White Glue (Wet)

Step 1:
Remove as much of the play dough as possible using a spoon. Anything with a sharp edge (like a knife) may damage the carpet. Then vacuum remaining debris.

Step 2:
Apply 1 tsp of rubbing alcohol to a clean cloth. Gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away. Continue until the stain is removed or improved.

Step 3:
Let the area dry completely.

Step 4:
If the stain is still visible, you will need to use a proper carpet cleaning solution. For best results, use the Activating Pretreated Carpet Stain & Odor Remover with Shark.

To remove: Crayon, Dried Paint

Step 1:
Apply 1 tsp of rubbing alcohol to a clean cloth. Gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away. Continue until the stain is removed or improved.

Step 2:
If the stain does not improve, pour some carbonated water onto a clean cloth. Gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away. Continue until the stain is removed or improved.

Step 3:
Let the area dry completely.

Step 4:
If the stain is still visible, you will need to use a proper carpet cleaning solution. For best results, use the Activating Pretreated Carpet Stain & Odor Remover with Shark.

To remove: Play Dough

Step 1:
Remove as much of the play dough as possible using a spoon. Anything with a sharp edge (like a knife) may damage the carpet. Then vacuum remaining debris.

Step 2:
Apply 1 tsp of rubbing alcohol to a clean cloth. Gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away. Continue until the stain is removed or improved.

Step 3:
Let the area dry completely.

Step 4:
If the stain is still visible, you will need to use a proper carpet cleaning solution.

Pet Stain Removal Tips

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 1:54 PM Comments comments (0)
To remove: Blood, Dirt/Soil, Feces, Grass, Mud, Red Clay Soil, Urine, Hairball, Pet Body Oil

Step 1:
With a clean dry cloth or paper towel, blot the area. Apply small amounts of cold water. Blot several times until all or most of the moisture has been blotted out.

Step 2:
In a spray bottle, Mix 1 cup of lukewarm water with 1/4 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent into 1 cup of lukewarm water. Spray the stained area with the mixture. Use enough of the mixture to saturate the stained area. Using a cloth, gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away.

Step 3:
Rinse out the spray bottle and ensure there is no dishwashing solution in it. Fill the bottle with lukewarm water. Spray the stained area lightly. Blot the wet area until as dry as possible. Continue to spray with lukewarm water and blot until dry until the stain is removed or improved, and there is no longer any detergent residue on the carpet stain.

Step 4:
Let the area dry completely.

Step 5:
If the stain is still visible, you will need to use a proper carpet cleaning solution.

More Stain Removal Tips

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 1:53 PM Comments comments (0)
To remove: Blood, Dirt/Soil, Grass, Mildew, Mud, Rust

Step 1:
With a clean dry cloth or paper towel, blot the area. Apply small amounts of cold water. Blot several times until all or most of the moisture has been blotted out.

Step 2:
In a spray bottle, Mix 1 cup of lukewarm water with 1/4 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent into 1 cup of lukewarm water. Spray the stained area with the mixture. Use enough of the mixture to saturate the stained area. Using a cloth, gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away.

Step 3:
Rinse out the spray bottle and ensure there is no dishwashing solution in it. Fill the bottle with lukewarm water. Spray the stained area lightly. Blot the wet area until as dry as possible. Continue to spray with lukewarm water and blot until dry until the stain is removed or improved, and there is no longer any detergent residue on the carpet stain.

Step 4:
Let the area dry completely.

Step 5:
If the stain is still visible, you will need to use a proper carpet cleaning solution. For best results, use the Activating Pretreated Carpet Stain & Odor Remover with Shark.

To remove: Feces, Urine, Vomit

Step 1:
With a clean dry cloth or paper towel, blot the area. Apply small amounts of cold water. Blot several times until all or most of the moisture has been blotted out.

Step 2:
In a spray bottle, Mix 1 cup of lukewarm water with 1/4 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent into 1 cup of lukewarm water. Spray the stained area with the mixture. Use enough of the mixture to saturate the stained area. Using a cloth, gently pat the stain from the edges and work your way to the center. Once at the center of the stain, gently tug upwards as if pinching the stain away.

Step 3:
Rinse out the spray bottle and ensure there is no dishwashing solution in it. Fill the bottle with lukewarm water. Spray the stained area lightly. Blot the wet area until as dry as possible. Continue to spray with lukewarm water and blot until dry until the stain is removed or improved, and there is no longer any detergent residue on the carpet stain.

Step 4:
To neutralize the odor, mix a solution made up of 50 percent white vinegar and 50 percent warm water. Mix well and use in a spray bottle. Spray the stain lightly with the solution and then blot.

Step 5:
Let the area dry completely.

Step 6:
If the stain is still visible, you will need to use a proper carpet cleaning solution.

Stain Removwel Tips

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 1:51 PM Comments comments (0)



Cleaning a Greasy Stovetop With Just Soap and Water

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 10:57 AM Comments comments (0)
How To Clean a Greasy Stovetop With Just Soap and WaterWhat You Need
Materials
Sponge or cleaning cloth
Dish soap
Scrub brush
Kitchen towel
Instructions
1. If you can remove the grates and knobs, do.
 
2. Soak the knobs in soapy water while you wipe down the stovetop.
 
3. Squirt a very small drop of dishwashing liquid onto a sponge or cloth. Wet, then squeeze out most of the water. You need some soap to cut the grease, but you don't want swimming pools of water dripping into crevices.
 
4. Wipe and scrub away the grease splatters and spilled sauces, rewetting and re-soaping your sponge if necessary. Don't worry about soapy residue. This step is for loosening all the dirt.
 
5. Rinse your sponge so that the water runs clear (no cloudy, greasy water, which can stick around).
 
6. With long strokes, wipe away the soap. Rinse the sponge as often as necessary, so you're left with a clean surface.
 
7. Use a clean, dry kitchen towel to buff away the water streaks. If you have stainless steel, wipe in the direction of the grain.
 
8. Buff, buff, buff the shiny surfaces until they are streak-free, getting all water out of the corners.
 
9. Use a soapy scrub brush to clean the grates in the sink. (We don't do this every time we cook, maybe once every couple of weeks.) Rinse and let dry completely.
 
10. Scrub the grease off of the knobs that have been soaking. Rinse and let dry completely.
 
11. Wipe down the oven handle; grease lands there, too!
 
12. Replace the knobs and grates on the stovetop when dry, and you're done!
Additional Notes:
You can also remove the gas burner covers, but we find that they're hard to clean (the intense heat must really solidify those stains) and not worth the trouble. Plus, we fear getting water where it doesn't belong near those clicking gas starters.

How to Clean Electric Stove Burners

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 10:54 AM Comments comments (0)

Wait for the burners to  completely cool (we can't stress this enough!), then remove them from the stove top. Most should slide out with a gentle tug and lift from the connection point, but if you have questions, refer to your manual (or find your stove's manual on).

Using a cloth and a bit of mild dish soap and water, rinse any residue from the burner coils. Take care not to get any part of the the electrical connection wet, and don't submerge any part of the burners.

If there's any cooked-on food residue that won't come off with the soap-and-water mixture, use this method: Make a paste from baking soda and water, then apply it to the tough spot. Give it about 20 minutes to sit, then scrub and rinse the burner.

Make sure the burners are completely dry before you try to replace them.

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