Recent Carpet Cleaning Articles

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9 Fixes for Ugly Floors in a Rental Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 02, 2014

Without a doubt, there can be plenty of advantages to renting, rather than buying, a home. Freedom to decorate as you please isn't usually one of them, though. That's too bad, since...

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10 New Uses for Cornstarch

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 14, 2014

It comes in a classic yellow box or container, you might use it to make pudding, it's great for making oobleck...but did you know that cornstarch actually has some really cool, and...

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FLOR Modular Carpet Tiles

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Feb 27, 2013

After decades as the flooring equivalent of a sturdy cotton house dress, carpeting has achieved what may be its final stage of evolution. And we're not talking about a more stain-resistant...

The author's own rose-scented castile soap waits to become a household cleanser.

12 Great Ways to Use Castile Soap

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jun 03, 2012

I buy my castile soap in bulk . I’m just a super twigs-and-granola kinda gal, which means I use castile soap by the bucketful. But don’t worry, for those less committed...

Pet Ownership: Pee on the Floor and Gouged Front Doors

Posted by Laura Foster-Bobroff | Dec 21, 2011

As a homeowner and lifelong pet owner, I know too well how the cute antics of a new puppy or kitten can turn into extensive pet damage. I've also been a remodeler for many, many years,...

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Cleaning Up Household Biohazards

Posted by Cris Carl | Nov 23, 2011

After working in the health care field for over 15 years and raising two children, I have had more than a passing familiarity with biohazards. I think there is a tendency for many...


Cleaning: Do you know your vacuum cleaner attachments?

Posted by Steve Graham | May 25, 2011

Most vacuum cleaner attachments spend more time collecting dust than removing it. Neglect the funny brushes and wands no more, and clean more of the house with your vacuum. Here is...


How to Remove Sticky Stuff from Household Surfaces

Posted by Steve Graham | Apr 05, 2011

The Internet is full of lousy advice for all kinds of problems, including how to clean anything off virtually any surface. To read some recommendations, it would seem that peanut butter...