Hardware Tip of the Week: Shower Door Show Biz And Bonus Tips For Cleaning Grease And Carpets

By / Hardware Tips / الأربعاء, 02 تشرين2/نوفمبر 2016 04:00

Sponsored by:
ISLAND TRUE VALUE TACKLE & HARDWARE
801 N. Lake Park Blvd.   Carolina Beach, NC  28428 Phone: (910) 458-3049  
Fax: (910) 458-0988
www.islandtacklehardware.com

There’s something you can do if you have shower doors with grunge and grime and a soapy film that you rather not anyone see. Here’s a few cleaning tricks to help clear things up.
• First scrub down the glass with lemon oil polish and a scouring pad (it may take some effort to cut through the goo).
• Another good rub-a-dub scrub is sodium carbonate sold in pure form by swimming pool dealers to increase the pH.
• For particularly stubborn mineral stains that may have built up over a long period, tackle one small section at a time by suspending a vinegar-soaked rag from mall suction cups (with clips or hooks) so it hangs up against the film covered glass.
Once it softens the mineral deposits can be removed easily.
Then scrub and re-position the rags to another area.
• Finally, when you’re all through, keep things clean by using a squeegee to remove excess water from both doors and walls after each shower to make your bath a worthy showplace once again.
Bonus Tips:
Clean Grease Stains:
Do your driveway and garage floor look like an ad for grease?
If so, it’s time for one of the True Value formulas for cleaning greasy stuff. First, grab some cat litter and spread it around on the grease. Then grind it in real good, walking and twisting around on it.
Sweep it up, and open a cola beverage. Spread the drink around on the floor. Wet the grease stains thoroughly. Work it in with a stiff broom, but don’t let it dry. Once the cola quits fizzing, rinse it with water, then whiten up the remaining gray stain with a solution of 1 cup of liquid chlorine bleach and 1 cup of powdered laundry detergent in 1 gallon of very hot water.
Vacation: Nothing ruins a great getaway like coming home to realize you’ve had unwelcome house guests. To help avoid being burglarized take the following pre-vacation steps:
1. Call the post office to stop mail and suspend newspaper delivery
2. Get a few timers to turn several lights, the TV or radio on and off during the day and night
3. If you have a second car, park it in the driveway
4. If you’ll be gone long, ask a neighbor to put some of their trash in your garbage cans
5. Ask a friend or neighbor to house sit by dropping by regularly and checking up on things and picking up junk mail and flyers that can accumulate.
Remember to describe this house sitter to your neighbors, so burglars can’t claim to be house sitting and house sitters don’t get arrested.
6. If you have a baby monitor, leave the monitor with a neighbor and the base unit turned on at your home.
If the security or smoke alarms go off, or if your neighbors hear something they shouldn’t, they can immediately call 911.

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