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Bathtub Ring

This can be prevented by softening your bathwater. Next time you run your bath, add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the water.

Enamel Bathtub

Stains Apply a paste of lemon juice and borax to the stained area. Remove yellow water stains by rubbing with a mixture of salt and turpentine. More stubborn stains should be scrubbed with a scrub brush dipped in a mixture of cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide.

Bathtub Mold

If you find mold forming on your bathtub, try scrubbing the area with vinegar. Rinse with clean water. If the mold persists, soak a cloth in laundry bleach and lay it on the moldy areas. Allow to sit overnight and then wash off with warm water and liquid detergent.

Porcelain Sinks

Porcelain sinks can be cleaned periodically with household bleach. Put several capfuls over a cloth and rube the stains. Rinse well. Fill your sink with hot water and drop in a couple of denture tablets. Leave for awhile and your sink should gleam!

Shower Doors

Wash the doors with white vinegar. Rinse and wipe dry. To prevent those unsightly soap scum marks, apply some lemon oil to the inside of the door.

Toliet Ring

Remove toliet rings with a paste of lemon juice and borax. Allow to set before scrubbing away. You might also try this method: pour a little white vinegar into the toliet bowl, let it stand for an hour and then brush and flush.

Bathroom Tile

Mix a solution of 1 cup ammonia, 1 cup vinegar with 1/2 cup water softener, in a bucket of warm water. Wash down the tiles and rinse thoroughly.

Carpet Cleaning

Make sure you vaccuum once a week. Always try to remove carpet stains as soon as possible. You have a better chance at removing the stain than if you wait longer. Never use ammonia or soap on carpets because they contain alkalis, which harm the fibers and fade the colors. Use a clean cloth, such as a towel, to soak up liquids. Use a spatula to scoop up semi solids. Sponge the area lightly with water, or a soapless lather cleaner. Do not rub too hard. Start cleaning at the outer edge of the stain, then work inward. Don't use too much water. You can use a hair dryer or electric fan to help dry the area when done.

Oven Cleaning

To remove grease from inside ovens and broilers, put small pan of ammonia in oven at night and close the oven door. In the morning, remove the pan of ammonia. The grease inside the oven will wipe off easily!