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cleaning hints and tips

Cleaning Windows
Cleaning Walls
Cleaning Floors
Cleaning Bathrooms
Cleaning Chopping Blocks
Cleaning Cabinets and Counter Tops
Cleaning Mildew with Bleach

Cleaning Windows

Lightly Soiled Windows:
1 cup of vinegar
1 gallon warm water

Extremely Dirty Windows:
1 tablespoon household ammonia
3 tablespoons denatured alcohol or vinegar
1 quart warm water

To save money and get good results dry and polish glass with crumpled newspaper—but do not use this method on plastic glazing.

Cleaning Walls

Painted Interiors: Clean with a mild solution of detergent and water, rinse. If uncertain about washability of paint, check on an inconspicuous place.
Glazed tile/Brick: Wash with soap and water solution. Remove discoloration with non-abrasive household cleaner.
Wood Paneling: Clean with commercial wood cleaner; treat with linseed oil or special wax.
Mildew: To remove the fungus that causes it; use 3 tbsps. TSP and 1 ˝ cups household bleach in 1 gallon water. (Wear rubber gloves.) Allow several days before painting of papering.


Hardwood: Mop or vacuum and periodically use a paste wax. If excessively soiled, clean with mineral spirits or commercial floor cleaner, then wax.
Linoleum, Asphalt, Vinyl, Vinyl-Asbestos and Rubber: Sweep, mop, or vacuum. Clean with diluted detergent or recommended floor cleaner. Wax to protect. Use detergent or ceramic-time cleaner on tile.
Unpainted concrete: Clean with 4 to 6 tbsps. Of washing soda in 1 gallon hot water. Use special concrete sealers or paints.
Slate or Clay tile: Seal to prevent staining.
Carpeting: Vacuum regularly, avoid excessive moisture when shampooing.


Cleaning Chopping Blocks

Cabinets and Counter Tops

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