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Black Mold And Natural Cleaning Solutions During The Holidays :- Spic and span house cleaning service.

Cleaning mold up for the holidays is a task that everyone should take care of before the guests come to the house. Many times we don’t have enough time to clean up the house before our guests come. You may need to clean out mold in your refrigerator or you may need to clean mold in the bathroom showers, or even the sink to make sure everything is nice and neat for when your guests get here. How you clean these type of mold in the showers?

As we know, the holiday seasons is almost upon us. We will be having family members over for Christmas, Chaunaka and even New Years. How we have our houses cleaned so nice and neat for these special occasions. You will need to clean up the house, the bathrooms, your bedrooms and even the patios. You will always want to make a good impression on your guest so that way they keep coming back to your house for the holidays. There are many different ways that you can use to clean up your house. What if you have mold in your house and you cannot get rid of. We will tell you which mold removal products are safe and easy for you to use in your home or business.

Black Mold removal can be a hard task to follow if you do not have the right tools in your inventory. There are many other different mold removal products that use harsh chemicals that could cause fumes and danger to you and your family. If you do not use the right chemicals or mold solution, you may end up having a whole house full of fumes. The fumes may become toxic, and this is something that you do not want your family members or your pets to be in front of. Natural mold removal products are safe and easy, and sometimes — most of the times — do a better job.

Natural cleaning products are actually cheaper than some of the products that you find in the stores. There are many different mold removal products out there, you just have to figure out which ones are best for you, and which ones are best for your price range.

Make sure when buying these mold removal products, you find out which ones are most suitable for your needs. You can purchase small amounts of sprays or even large amounts that are gallons, depending on the problem and how big your mold problem is. Always choose the best thing for you and your family, and all these natural mold products do not require you to spend a lot of money. Some mold products can actually do the job cheaper than most of these name brand products. Reason why is because you’re paying mostly for the name instead for the product itself. The best natural mold removal products do not carry any bleach, and they only carry basically hydrogen peroxide. That’s safe for all materials and on your skin as well. When picking a natural mold removal product, make sure to pick the best one that’s suited for you.

Fran

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Natural Cleaning Products: A Simpler, Safer, (and Cheaper) Alternative



Natural cleaning has become a priority for us. Next time you go to the grocery store, take a slow stroll down the cleaning isle. And yes, it takes up a whole isle now. Pick up any of the products and read the ingredients.

Do you know what any of those ingredients are?

We know we don’t.

Our very basic rule for natural cleaning is that if we don’t know what an ingredient is, we don’t buy it and bring it into our home. This goes for food, cleaning products, anything. If it’s a word we can’t pronounce, chances are it’s a chemical and it probably isn’t good for us. Ever wonder how people in the 1920’s kept their homes clean? Did they do it with chemicals? Nope. They used homemade natural cleaning products, many of which are probably in your kitchen or pantry right now.

Naturally Cleaning Your Air

We don’t use canned or plug in air fresheners. These are chock full of chemicals. There are a myriad of natural options. Here are just a few.

Plants which reduce toxic materials are: Aloe Vera, English ivy, fig trees, chrysanthemum, spider plants, Chinese evergreen, bamboo palm, and lily. Decorate liberally with these plants and they’ll act as a natural air purifier.

Beth’s favorite air freshener is vanilla, which by the way was voted the number one ****** scent by males. Place 1 tablespoon natural (not imitation) vanilla extract in a ceramic bowl and place in a room. If the room is large you may want to use more than one. As the vanilla evaporates, a light, refreshing vanilla scent will waft into the surrounding air. Replace every day.

Josh’s favorite air freshener is eucalyptus, which leaves the whole house smelling fresh and springy. If you have a diffuser, you can put a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil in it and freshen the air for hours. We don’t actually own a diffuser, so we simply use an old sauce pan, with a little water in the bottom on low heat. Works the same way.

We write a lot about vinegar on our site. Along with Borax, vinegar is our favorite cleaner and so versatile. Mildly acidic white vinegar dissolves dirt, soap scum, and hard water deposits from smooth surfaces, yet is gentle enough to use in a solution to clean hardwood flooring.

As far as freshening your air, white vinegar is a natural deodorizer. It absorbs odors instead of covering them up. We use it to get rid of pet odors, like our dog Barlow’s bed, which needs a good natural cleaning quite often.

Clean Your House

The following recipe is my favorite of all time, and it’s not for food. It is a recipe for an alkaline all-purpose natural cleaning agent. We use it everywhere: in the bathroom, the kitchen, to spot clean the carpets, and to get that black gunk off the walls. It neutralizes odors, dissolves grease, and removes stains.

- 1 teaspoon or 40 drops antiseptic essential oil (thyme, sweet orange, lemongrass, rose, clove, eucalyptus, cinnamon, rosemary, birch, lavender, or tea tree)

- 1 teaspoon baking soda

- 2 teaspoons Borax

- 1 teaspoon liquid detergent

- 2 c hot water

Combine ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to blend before each use.

We’ve added up the cost of this natural cleaning solution. It costs 3 cents to make once you have all of the ingredients. A bottle of store-purchased, chemical-laden all-purpose cleaner costs around $4. We honestly think this works better than the store bought stuff too. Hmmm, tough choice here.

This is the best glass cleaner. Forget about what you buy in stores.

- 1 c rubbing alcohol

- 1 c water

- 1 tablespoons white vinegar

Mix in a spray bottle.

The Wonders of Borax

For those of you not versed in the magic that is borax, you need only take another stroll down your grocery store’s cleaning isle. In the laundry section you’ll find a medium sized cardboard box marked “Borax”. Also known as sodium borate, it is a complex mineral found in lakes and other evaporite deposits. It is a laundry booster, which has been around for over 100 years, but it works for so many other things as well.

If you have a flea problem, sprinkle it on your carpets, wait a day, then vacuum it up. The fleas eat the borax, it dehydrates them and they die.

We use borax most often as a carpet cleaner. Whenever we rent a wet carpet cleaner from the grocery store we use 1/2 cup borax to 1 gallon of hot water. Fill the machine up with this instead of the cleaner sold with the vacuum, which is full of chemicals. Borax deodorizes and disinfects. One half cup to 1 gallon of water satisfies a hospital’s germicidal requirements.

Stop Buying Drain Cleaner

Drain cleaners use incredibly powerful chemicals to eat away clogs in your pipes. These chemicals then find their way into our water systems. They are extremely expensive and we never use them. Try these recipes. If they don’t work, chances are a chemical drain cleaner won’t either. You’ll probably have to snake your drain or if all else fails, hire a plumber.

For natural cleaning of drains, pour 1 cup washing soda down them every week or so. Washing soda (sodium carbonate) is a chemical relative of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). It is soda ash that is processed differently than baking soda. It is caustic so wear gloves when using. It is available in the laundry section of the grocery store.

For clogged sinks, pour 1 cup washing soda into the water surrounding the drain, as close to the drain as possible. Within a minute, the water should go down. If water hasn’t yet backed up, or you don’t have any washing soda, pour 1 cup baking soda down the drain followed by 3 cups boiling water.
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Pet Stain Removal Tips



Pet stain removal can be quite an arduous job. A lot of us do not want to see any stains on our rugs and couches. Luckily, for us there are now enzyme cleaning products that are tough on stains. This product is a much better option compared to its chemical counterparts.

The enzymes work naturally and this is done by acting up on the stain itself. The process may not look great to look at but it gets the job done. The best thing about it is that it does not leave any chemical residue. It has become a popular alternative when it comes to pet stain removal.

Here are some tips on how to effectively remove the stains from your rug or carpet. It is a natural reaction to rub out stain but it only makes everything worse. Furious rubbing will only make the stain get more embedded. To successfully get the stain out, one should start rubbing on the outside and make their way in. This will help lessen the spreading of the stain itself.

I assure you that rubbing back and forth can only make it worse. The best way to attack this kind of situation is to stay calm. You do not want to worsen the problem by making the stain affect a larger area. Another way to remove the stain is to get a towel and soak it in hot water. Then cover the stain with the soaked towel for a few minutes. Try to apply pressure on it several times. This process will help soften the stain and remove it successfully. This may take a few repetitions before you can successfully clean the whole area.

Then you can dry out the area by using an electric fan or a blow dryer. Once the wet patch is dried you will notice that stain has been removed. You can master the whole process in due time. These are just a few of the process of pet stain removal which has been used by a lot of women in maintaining cleanliness in their household. Why not try it some time and you will be amazed of how much you can save from buying chemical cleaning agents.

Fran

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Bathroom Cleaning Tips – 3 Tips For Cleaning Any Water Challenged Area

Yves Juliaan asked:




The bathroom is the room which gets wetter than any other room in the house. Along with water comes several accompanying problems such as mold, mildew, lime and scale, soap scum, mineral buildup and clogs. Traditionally, these challenges are usually being dealt with using strong chemicals such as chlorine bleach and caustic lye.

A. Are we Using the Proper Cleaning Products?

These conventional cleaners undoubtedly attack the problems ferociously, but they also leave toxic elements. There are dozens of alternatives you can use to get the same result and it is a good thing to clean more environmentally friendly for both you and mother nature. Because, let us be frank, we are cleaning our bathroom to enable us to wash ourselves and be as healthy as can be. Are we not?

By choosing greener cleaning products, free of toxic elements, you gain several benefits:
You are ensuring better health for yourself and all inhabitants. You are saving money because you are using a green cleaner which is either cheaper to acquire or made by yourself at home. You are supporting the environment by reducing the use of toxic chemicals that would otherwise end up in the drainage system and inevitably in nature. You end up with the same and even better end results, compared to if you were cleaning with petrochemicals. You will have worked your way up towards a green mindset without much effort.

B. How to Clean Water Challenged Areas such as the Bathroom & Toilet

Since I do not see any reason not to promote green cleaners, let us have a closer look at these bathroom cleaning tips tackling various troublesome problems everybody encounters in the bathroom.

Bathroom Cleaning Tip #1 – How to Fight Mold, Mildew, and Other Buildup

Removing mold and mildew is crucial because it can lead to serious health issues. Chlorine bleach is conventionally used to tackle these elements. Instead of bleach use a spray bottle containing a very effective and health safe mixture of 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), and 1 full cup of water to keep mold and mildew at bay.

Note: Hydrogen peroxide is environmentally safe, readily available at drug stores, very effective for cleaning and dirt cheap.

Try to keep the bathroom and other areas at home as dry as possible. Make sure the air is circulating properly throughout the house or install a bathroom fan or dehumidifier to remove dampness and use it during and after showering.

Bathroom Cleaning Tip #2 – How to Get Rid of Soap Scum, Water Stains, Lime and Other Mineral Deposits

Here is a basic formula, a mild all purpose cleaner, that works on various objects such as tile, porcelain, metal fixtures, drain covers and more.

The Formula:
Mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 cup of water in a quart bottle or cleaning pail. Apply it onto the surfaces that need stain and/or dirt removed and wipe clean with a sponge or soft cloth.

For a bit more punch, increase it to a 1-to-1 ratio and if you would like, you can also add a squeeze of lemon juice for scent, given you remove the seeds and pulp and do not over exaggerate.

While this formula gently scours away dirt, stains and buildup, it also has a deodorizing effect making it the ideal solution for dozens of objects such as counter tops, tubs and floors – even baby and children toys!

Bathroom Cleaning Tip #3 – Flushing Away Dirt & Bacteria

For areas such as the toilet area, which is another hot spot for bacteria to manifest, you can also use the mixture mentioned under the bathroom cleaning tip 2 or you can create a mixture of 1/4 to 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 1 quart of water in a spray bottle.

One thing to be advised of though is to make a habit of using a paper towel to clean the outside of the toilet or make sure cloths and sponges you use for the toilet are not used in any other area but the toilet area.

Extra Tip: Put the disinfectant mixture you created into the toilet and let it stand while you clean the outside of the toilet. Then, simply brush with the swish flush.

C. Conclusion

There is a right and a wrong way to clean water challenged areas inside the house. Cleaning green is very easy to start with; you just need to know how. These 3 bathroom cleaning tips will surely help you on your way to clean environmentally friendly, ensuring better a cleaner house, lower costs and a healthier life!