Monday, February 22, 2010

Removing pet hair from your carpets and upholstery?

Upholstery
To remove pet hair from upholstery fabric.
1. Try purchasing a pet rake (a brush with straight nylon or rubber bristles)- velour brush, lint tape roller or even plain tape wrapped around your hand works great.
2. Use light, even strokes to remove the hair going right to left, left to right and up to down, down to up motion.
3. Another option is to try a slightly dampened rag (Not wet) as long as the dampness won't destruction the upholstery.

Carpet
To remove pet hair from carpet fibers.
1. To remove pet hair from carpet, use a vacuum with a good beater bars, brush or brush roll system. 12amp or higher, because regular vacuums won't generate enough lift to remove all the pet hair from the floor.
2. Use a broom to sweep the corners of the room, so the vacuum can do what it was designed to do.

To help pet hair from forming on the upholstery or carpet, regular grooming on your pets hair will help keep the hair problem under control, but want get rid of the hair.

Another option for both upholstery and carpets - especially at the edges where pet hair tends to collect and vacuums have a hard time reaching - is a "pet sponge." These sponges, which are used dry, are available at any pet supply stores.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The best way to remove hard-water spots on most surfaces...

Hard-water deposits are alkaline or calcium, so an acid-based cleaners are the best way to clean them. Phosphoric acid works well and is safe for most surfaces. Grocery store cleansers with phosphoric acid contain 4 percent to 6 percent acid. You can purchase lime scale removers at any janitorial supply stores which contain 8 percent to about 12 percent acid to get the job done faster. A higher concentration of acid is safe on most household surfaces as long as you rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of the acid. (Let the acid sit for 3 to 5 minutes to give it time to work before scrubbing the surface in need of cleaning.)

Tougher deposits may take more than one application and extra scrubbing. Scrub the areas with non-scratch nylon-backed sponge.


Before applying phosphoric acid solution to any surface in your home, making sure you read the manufacturer's warning label.