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Homemade Fabric Freshener

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Homemade Fabric  Freshener Can you almost smell the aroma of this picture? Seems a little more pleasant than something dank.

DANK (adjective) unpleasantly moist or humid;damp and, often, chilly If you're like most people you had a memory of something smelly come to the forefront of your brain as you read the definition of the word dank. Maybe you're dealing with something that emits that type of smell right now!? Fear not brave knights, for we at SERVPRO shall arm you with a weapon to fight against such pungent foes.

What you'll need:1/8 Cup of fabric softener, 2 tablespoons Baking Soda, Hot tap water, Spray bottle (about 27oz) 

Preparation:Using a funnel, pour fabric softener and baking soda into your spray bottle. Fill spray bottle with hot tap water and shake well. Now go spray every fabric surface in your house and take a nap on your very comfortable and now un-stinky couch.

Cleaning with Baking Soda

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

Who hasn’t found themself feeling like they are coughing up a lung in the middle of cleaning their house from the fumes of a chemical cleaning product?  I know I have… luckily I survived and learned from my near death experience.  What if you could clean your house without the fumes and near death experience?  BAKING SODA!  You may be thinking, “No way, I can’t clean my house with baking soda.”  Actually you can and it works really well AND your house will smell better after.  Baking soda is a natural odor eliminator, that’s why we stick a box in our refrigerators, right? How would you like to get that tough to clean grout looking brand new, or get all the burned on overflow from food off your stove,  and even get rid of those hard to remove carpet stains?  It sounds pretty tempting right?!  I came across a blog that has some great tips and how-to’s for cleaning with baking soda.  Check it out, pull out your baking soda, and get started.

http://simplehomemaking.net/23-ways-to-clean-with-baking-soda/

Dirty Stove Burners?

4/20/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Dirty Stove Burners? Battle scars from months of delicious but messy cooking.

 
This is not an uncommon site in most people's homes. After many months, or even years of oatmeal boiling over, pasta sauce splooshing and popping oil from the king of all meats, bacon finding it's way on to your stove top cleaning can be an all day ordeal. Most people don't worry about going to the gym for weeks or even months afterward because of all the elbow grease required of them.

At least it was. By putting just a splash of ammonia in a zipping plastic bag and leaving your burners in the fumes overnight, you'll hardly be able to recognize your stove. Remember that too much ammonia WILL NOT WORK. You've got to use just a splash in a plastic and let the vapors for their thing.

Using Lemon to Clean

10/19/2015 (Permalink)

Cleaning Using Lemon to Clean MMMmmm! You can almost smell this picture!

Most people would agree that nothing says clean like the smell of lemon. You could argue that bleach and ammonia also smell clean, but given the choice most people would choose the sweet smell of lemon over the chemical compound scent. Not only do lemons have a tantalizingly clean smell, but they are also an inexpensive all-natural way to get some basic cleaning chores done effectively. While doing some research for some helpful cleaning tips for our followers I stumbled upon a blog that had some great cleaning tips featuring our favorite yellow citrus fruit. The blogger explains that a lemon can be a driving force when it comes to effectively polishing wood furniture, cleaning the microwave, removing rust and much, much more!

Click the link below to get the details on lemon cleaning tips.

10 Ways to Clean with Lemon

Homemade Fabric Freshener

8/24/2015 (Permalink)

Cleaning Homemade Fabric Freshener Can you almost smell the aroma of this picture? Seems a little more pleasant than something dank.

 DANK (adjective) unpleasantly moist or humid;damp and, often, chilly If you're like most people you had a memory of something smelly come to the forefront of your brain as you read the definition of the word dank. Maybe you're dealing with something that emits that type of smell right now!? Fear not brave knights, for we at SERVPRO shall arm you with a weapon to fight against such pungent foes.

What you'll need:1/8 Cup of fabric softener2 tablespoons Baking SodaHot tap waterSpray bottle (about 27oz) Preparation:Using a funnel, pour fabric softener and baking soda into your spray bottle. Fill spray bottle with hot tap water and shake well. Now go spray every fabric surface in your house and take a nap on your very comfortable and now un-stinky couch.