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How To’s

Build a Septic System

How to Build a Septic System the Right Way When you build a septic system, the main factors to consider are: Size of the lot (a small lot can make installing a regular septic system difficult, even impossible). The depth of the soil (in mountain areas you may only have 6” of top- soil and installing a regular septic is impossible). (more…)

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Iron Laundry

How to Iron LaundryThis article on how to iron laundry is broken down into 2 parts:How to iron clothes and other ironing tips.How to choose the best iron for your laundry needs.Always check the clothing care labels on your garments when you iron laundry. Using a setting that's too high won't just ruin your clothes, the garment may stick to the sole plate of your iron and ruin that too. (more…)

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Ink Stain Removal

Ink Stain Removal Some ballpoint ink stain removal can be accomplished by sponging clean using alcohol. If this ink stain removal technique doesn't completely remove the stain, try acetone (except on acetate). If acetone doesn't work, try amyl acetate. The other alternative is to use a bleach which is safe for the fabric. To remove a ballpoint ink stain from leather garments, rub petroleum jelly on the stain. Leave for several days, then wipe clean. (more…)

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How to Clean a Washing Machine

Cleaning a Washing MachineWhy is cleaning a washing machine important?The inside of your washing machine is constantly being subjected to dirty water, mineral deposit, detergent deposits etc. Every time you wash your clothes, hard water and detergents cause lime scale and rust to build up inside the tub, pump and hoses. This build-up reduces the ability of your washing machine to perform. Mineral build-up acts as an abrasive, increasing the wear on your clothes. Cleaning your washing machine eliminates these problems. Fortunately, we have valuable tips for doing laundry and taking care of your machines!Be aware that rusty spots on the washing machine barrel can indicate damage to that part. The only solution in that case is to replace the washing machine barrel (though it may be more cost-effective to replace the entire washer). Don't sand rust spots off of the inside of your washer. This will further damage the barrel. (more…)

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How to Hook Up a Washing Machine

This article discusses a very important but often overlooked aspect of how to hook up a washing machine: how to hook up your washing machine hoses. According to State Farm Insurance Statistics, washing machine hose failures cause approximately $170 million in damages to homes in the United States & Canada. The true figure may be even higher, as this amount accounts for reported claims only. Fortunately, there are some simple, quick and inexpensive steps that homeowners can take to eliminate the problem when they hook up the washing machine. (more…)

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Chocolate Stain Removal

Soak in cold water. Press detergent into the chocolate stain while wet. Use pre-wash stain remover and launder in hottest water safe for fabric. Pre-wash with product containing enzymes in warm water or treat with pre-wash stain remover. To remove remaining grease stain, sponge with cleaning fluid, let air dry. Rinse thoroughly. If the chocolate stain persists, sponge with hydrogen peroxide. rinse thoroughly. Launder using bleach safe for fabric. Oxygen bleach does a very good job removing chocolate stains.

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