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The Best Ways to Clean a Stainless Steel Grill

The Best Ways to Clean a Stainless Steel Grill

Stainless steel grills are coated with chromium oxide, which reduces rust. Over time, unattended dirt can inhibit the power of chromium oxide to block corrosion, leading to blemishes and rust spots on your stainless steel grill. That's why regular cleaning of the exterior is important.
How to Control Humidity in Closets

How to Control Humidity in Closets

Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air. Closets, due to their small size and generally poor ventilation, are particularly prone to high humidity. High humidity, in turn, leads to mold and mildew growth, insect infestations, wood rot and other problems. Just as there are ways to control humidi
How to Remove Rust From Metal Furniture

How to Remove Rust From Metal Furniture

While metal furniture makes an attractive patio decoration, over time it can start to rust. Leaving furniture outside exacerbates this problem. Repainting won't solve your problem. Instead, you need to convert the rust to a harmless substance using a rust converter or work by hand to remove it. Once
How to Care for a Solid White-Oak Table

How to Care for a Solid White-Oak Table

Solid white-oak tables are available in a variety of sizes and styles including ones with decorative trim and removable leaves. The tables, like other surfaces, need regular cleaning and care to remove dust, dirt and grime buildup. Failure to clean your solid white-oak table properly can lead to deb
How to Cut Holes in Plexiglass

How to Cut Holes in Plexiglass

Plexiglass is a name-brand transparent plastic material also known as acrylic glass. Substituting Plexiglass for glass provides a shatter-resistant window or surface. Although unrelated to glass, many homeowners make comparisons to glass when choosing Plexiglass over glass. Plexigass does not withst
Tips on How to Clean a Room Fast

Tips on How to Clean a Room Fast

Whether you have unexpected guests stopping by, a planned dinner party that you forgot about, or you are just running short on time, cleaning an entire room can seem like a never-ending process--but it doesn't have to be. If you follow a few easy steps, you can have one whole room in your house clea
How to Cook With the Sunbeam Rotisserie

How to Cook With the Sunbeam Rotisserie

The Sunbeam Rotisserie rotates your poultry or other meat as it cooks. Cooking your meat in a Sunbeam Rotisserie helps to seal in the meat's natural juices, while the unwanted fat drips into the pan below. This helps your poultry to stay moist and flavorful on the inside, while the outside skin beco
How to Clean Vertical Blinds While They're Hanging Up

How to Clean Vertical Blinds While They're Hanging Up

Vertical blinds are a practical alternative to curtains. Blinds allow more control over how much light filters into the room, and how much privacy the room has. Keeping blinds clean is usually easy, if you remember to dust them regularly. If you get busy and forget to do this, grime will accumulate
How to Clean Upholstery With Oxyclean

How to Clean Upholstery With Oxyclean

Cleaning your upholstered furniture is cheaper than throwing it out and buying new. If you don't already own one, you should rent a steam rug cleaner that comes with furniture-cleaning attachments. It will make your life so much easier. Also, using OxiClean to clean the upholstery almost guarantees
How to Repoint a Basement Wall

How to Repoint a Basement Wall

Basement wall mortar joints may need to be repointed to increase structural integrity or simply to make the walls look nicer. Fixing cement block mortar joints isn't difficult but does take practice to perform the job neatly. A note of warning: If your basement walls are common cinder or concrete bl
How to Get the Smell Out of a Used Mattress

How to Get the Smell Out of a Used Mattress

While the benefits of obtaining a used mattress are evident in your pocketbook, you may have inadvertently introduced a new problem to your home in the form of a used mattress with an unpleasant smell. A used mattress with a disturbing odor can disrupt otherwise good sleep and create overall problem
How to Get Pet Stains & Odors Out of Carpet

How to Get Pet Stains & Odors Out of Carpet

Owning pets comes with cleaning up the occasional pet stain. When your pet has an accident on your carpet, no matter what type of accident it is, you want to remove the pet stain and accompanying odor completely. A pet stain that's removed but leaves behind a lingering odor will signal to pets that
Windsocks Information

Windsocks Information

Windsocks were invented to serve a specific purpose: to help aviators know the direction and speed of the wind. However now they can commonly be seen hanging outside of people's homes on flag poles. Decorative windsocks come in a variety of whimsical shapes, bright colors and holiday themes.
How to Tape Durock Joints

How to Tape Durock Joints

If you're installing tile on a wall or a countertop, you'll need a base beneath the tile that will hold up to moisture without losing integrity. Cement board, available in 4-foot by 8-foot panels, is standard for use as a tile backer board. Durock, a name brand cement board manufactured by USG Corpo
How to Clean a Jet Bath Tub

How to Clean a Jet Bath Tub

Jet bath tubs are found in many households, as this type of tub allows you to take a traditional bath or you can lounge awhile and have your own spa experience in the privacy of your bathroom. The bath tub jets work similarly to those of a hot tub, shooting out water streams that relax the muscles a
Steps to Remove a Whirlpool Built-In Oven

Steps to Remove a Whirlpool Built-In Oven

Built-in wall ovens can free up space in an otherwise crowded kitchen. These ovens are recessed into a wall or cabinet, with only the oven face and control panel showing. However, they can also be in the way if you decide it's time to expand your kitchen. When it comes time for a change, no matter w
Mylar Film Removal

Mylar Film Removal

Mylar film is a type of plastic film sheet. It is a thin polyester film or plastic sheet made from the resin of polyethylene terephthalate. While is has many different applications, including computer displays and LCD screens, Mylar film is often found on computer printers. Over time, the Mylar film
Dry Vs. Wet Carpet Cleaning

Dry Vs. Wet Carpet Cleaning

When you have your carpets cleaned, most likely it will be with a wet method. However, a category of cleaning known as low moisture, often referred to as dry cleaning, offers consumers an alternative. Both wet and dry cleaning methods offer benefits and drawbacks.
How to Get Crayons Off of Wood

How to Get Crayons Off of Wood

Kids love playing with crayons, but they are not necessarily too discerning about where those crayons go. As a result, crayon marks end up all over the place including on wooden floors, furniture and woodwork. Crayons contain paraffin wax for cohesion and pigment to create color and both present an
Types of Blue Mold on Basement Walls

Types of Blue Mold on Basement Walls

Many homes across the country experience mold growth in areas where dampness is an issue, especially in basements. It can be visibly seen on walls and floors or hidden behind or beneath them. It comes in many standard colors like blue, green, black, white and gray, or it can be a combination of thes