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Monday, November 30, 2009

Tips for Removing Soap Scum

Everyone needs a little help now and again. One of the areas our new clients have a tough time with is removing soap scum from their tub and shower.

Soap scum will build up when you take shower after shower and can be difficult to clean if not cleaned regularly. It's not just soap but minerals from the water, body oils, sloughed off skin and bacteria.

When you realize this, I don't think it's something you want yourself or your family bathing in.

Get Rid of Soap Scum

Ammonia and Water
Mix one part household ammonia with two parts water in a spray bottle. Spray on the location and wipe clean. Rinse the area thoroughly.

Spray white vinegar directly onto the soap scum and allow it to work for a minute or so. Wipe clean.

Dryer Sheets
Rub a dryer sheet onto the bathtub or shower walls to help remove the soap scum.

Heavy Duty Cleaning

Borax is a scouring powder and a cleaning agent. Wet a sponge and sprinkle on the borax. Scrub the scum off. This is safer than other chemicals on the market. Rinse thoroughly with hot water after cleaning.

Baking Soda

Make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Apply and scrub. Rinse thoroughly.

You can also use the baking soda all by itself. I have done this after getting out of the shower while the tiles are still wet. Either sprinkle on a sponge or the walls and scrub.

Removing and Preventing Soap Scum

Cleaning the Shower

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Removing Berry Stains

Fresh berries. Mmmm, there's nothing better than eating fresh berries or using them in a pie or as an ice cream topper.

The downside of these wonderful little delights is the tough berry stains you get on your hands, you know how the stains work in and around your fingernails, and your clothing when the juice drips on your shirt.

For tips on removing berry stains, visit Mrs. Clean USA.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cleaning Your Shower Curtain

If you're like I am, you have out-of-towners sharing your home during the holidays, and one of the places I spend the most time cleaning is the guest bathroom.

I mean your guests should have a clean and fresh bathroom to use, right?

I remember when I used to get my dirty clothes on, put my hair up, get my scrub brush and cleaning solution just because I knew I'd be cleaning the shower curtain.

I'd spray on the cleaner and either get in the tub or lean over the tub to scrub that yucky mildew and soap scum from the bottom part of the shower curtain with the scrub brush. It wasn't easy, I'd get splattered on and a kink in my back.

Well those days are long over and they can be for you too!

We have some easy cleaning solutions for cleaning your shower curtain, so it doesn't have to be a pain in your back!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cleaning your Silver

Why does silver tarnish? When silver is exposed to air - it tarnishes. Silver will also tarnish more quickly when it is exposed to damp/humid air and therefore should be kept covered.

Silver; whether it is jewelry or serving pieces, is not something we think to clean very often until it's time to break them out for a special occasion.

There are many things to keep your silver from coming into contact with. Here are a few:

  • Rubber
  • Table Salt
  • Displaying Flowers or Fruit

The acids in these can etch and damage your silver.

We have some effective tips for cleaning silver. Cleaning silver can be easy and will keep it looking beautiful.

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