Cleaning Archive

The exterior of your car is what everyone sees; it’s the face of your driving experience. If you want your vehicle to look good, you have to take care of it. Of course, you could take your car or truck to a professional detailer and spend a couple hundred for someone else to do it. But wouldn’t you rather save most of that money and remove the risk of a shoddy detailer not doing the job right or even damaging your paint? We’ve all heard the horror stories of what can go wrong when you get your oil changed at a random quick lube place. The same can apply with auto detailers. Nobody’s going to care as much about your vehicle as you are. These [&hellip

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A deck can look absolutely beautiful when it’s originally constructed. But gradually, the deck fades and turns gray. Even if the deck still serves its original purpose, you may miss its original beauty. Fortunately, there are ways to restore a deck to its original beauty. It isn’t difficult to learn how to refinish a deck. Before you begin a deck refinishing, you will need to make all necessary repairs. Look for portions of the deck that are in contact with the ground and repair these sections. These include posts, joists and stair stringers. Try to push a screwdriver through the portion of the deck that is in contact with the ground. If you are able to penetrate the screwdriver into the deck, this indicates that [&hellip

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Keeping your tools free of rust can be a chore, especially in humid zones. No matter where you live or how much hard use you put your tools through, there is a rust removal solution. Your options range from using harsh chemicals and lots of elbow grease to biodegradable rust removal. If you like to see science in action, there’s even a method that will show off your science skills. Evapo-Rust This solution is designed to dissolve rust by immersing the rusted item from 4 to 8 hours, but longer periods may be necessary with heavy rust. After soaking overnight, rust should wipe off, or scrub with a stiff brush. This is a safe, biodegradable alternative to harsh chemicals, but may require multiple applications for [&hellip

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Rodents are recognized carriers of disease and cause a lot of destruction to your garage and home. Whether you have mice, rats, squirrels or other critters, getting rid of them can result in tremendous savings. It is also important to understand that time is not on your side, since rats and mice can begin breeding within 60 days of birth and produce 8 or more litters a year. Recognizing the Presence of Critters There are a few ways to spot a possible infestation. In some cases, you may notice multiple signs, while other times only minor signs are visible. According to the Internet Center for Wildlife Management, few of the things to look for are: Actual Sightings – Seeing a rodent is the most obvious [&hellip

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It’s not exactly a product on the top of a person’s wish list but a decent oil drain pan makes the oil change process of capturing and recycling or disposing of old oil much easier. The best oil drain pan is large enough to tackle the biggest vehicle you own, and is built with a way to easily empty the pan when the oil change is complete. It has to be rugged enough to handle when full of oil, and durable enough to endure repeated usage. Consult your owner’s manual before you purchase an oil drain pan, and make sure that you are ordering a pan large enough for your vehicles. If you plan on changing the oil in more than one vehicle, look for an oil [&hellip

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You should never confuse an air mover (sometimes referred to as a utility fan) with an ordinary fan. Air movers vide a constant, targeted blast of air, and offer a much higher output than an ordinary fan, yet are much smaller than industrial-sized fans that move comparable amounts of air. Because of their compact size, you can use an air mover in places where a comparable fan would never fit. TOP PICK: Topping the charts as the best air mover for the money, the X-Power P-230AT is a lightweight package with a lot of capability. At its highest speed, the X-Power can churn out 800 cubic feet per minute, but it only pulls 2.3 amps while doing so. Perfect for use in the shop, at [&hellip

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If you open your garage door every day and don’t like what you see, then perhaps it’s time to do something about it. Flooring is one of the major factors that separates your garage from the rest of your home and often gives it a drab appearance, which makes the space undesirable for a variety of uses. Imagine the ways a clean, beautiful garage floor could expand your living space. Convert the most viewed space in your home into the most admired sight in your neighborhood. Whether you dream of transforming your garage into a home gym, office, or just a nicer looking space, the first step should be getting those floors looking amazing. Homeowners are flocking to the next generation of polyaspartic floor coatings, [&hellip

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Getting the best pressure washer for your money means doing a little comparison shopping. If you are a little older or have physical limitations, an electric pressure washer is much lighter and easier to use. On the other hand, gasoline engines are safer, have more pressure, and only tie you to a water source instead of both water and power. Always be sure to follow the directions carefully, including using hoses that are capable of delivering enough water pressure, because the performance of your pressure washer is dependent on meeting the design specifications. Even the top rated pressure washers have limitations, but these 3 models offer the best options you will find for your money. For more commercial applications, hot water pressure washers are also [&hellip

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Garage floor mats are designed to protect the surface of your garage floor. As an added bonus, they contain spills, which protects your walls and objects stored on the floor. To get the best garage floor mat for your specific needs, make sure that the mat you buy is wide enough to park your vehicle on it. This is not a problem with small cars, but trucks and SUVs need a wider surface. TOP PICK: This AFG premium containment mat may be the last floor mat you will buy for your garage. Its largest size is wider (measuring 8.6′ x 20′) than other leading floor protectors, and has raised edges to help you keep the water and mud which falls from your vehicle off the [&hellip

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An oil spill in your driveway or garage is unsightly and messy. It often occurs when you are changing your vehicle’s oil, or if your auto leaks oil or maybe you accidentally knocked over an oil canister. No matter how the spill occurs, promptly cleaning it up will help reduce the possibility of a permanent stain. An oil spill that is left on concrete will begin to break and weaken the concrete itself. Cleaning up the oil stain also lowers the risk that you, a child or a pet might walk thru the substance and track it into your house or car. How to Remove Oil From a Driveway or Garage Floor Absorb the Oil When an oil spill occurs, your first reaction may be [&hellip

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