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Natural Odor Elimination

The odor eliminating products are made by Fresh Wave and they are great. They are available at Bed Bath and Beyond, Ace Hardware, Whole Foods, The Container Store and on their website. I think you will like them as I do. They are made of plant extracts that remove...

Vinegar in Toilets

FOR FLUSHING ISSUES Turn off the water to the toilet, flush the toilet to minimize the water in the bowl, and pour in a gallon of vinegar to remove scale and mineral deposits. Leave the vinegar in the toilet for 24-48 hours. This may improve the flushing. The goal is...

Cleaning Bird Dropping Stains

I suggest using a deck cleaner and use it during or after a good or long rainfall. A deck cleaner will do a little better job than Simple Green but the soaking from the prolonged rain is the real help. Soaking, like soaking stains in laundry detergent, will help much...

Ductwork Cleaning, How Often?

I suggest you decide according to how dirty the ductwork interior appears, how fast your filters fill with dust, or how dirty your house is from a dust standpoint. I suggest that a relatively clean house, as your sounds, have the ductwork cleaned about every 5 years....

Toilet Bowl Black Streaks

You have a lime-like mineral build up from the many little holes under the toilet bowl rim where the water flows during flushing. These water paths have left a mineral residue over the years and that residue is now holding moisture where mildew can form. The black is...

Cleaning Vinyl Siding & Decks

Any surface that stays moist will grow mold. I suspect the moldy vinyl siding gets little or no direct sunlight and the wind does not freely circulate around these moldy spots. This is like moss growing on the north side of trees in a forest, the sunlight never shines...