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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Grout Cleaning Professional

Professional Grout Cleaning

You may want to go to a janitorial supply house and look at their solutions. I use an acidic toilet bowl cleaner and i put it in an old squeeze-type mustard bottle then squeeze it onto the grout. I then go back over it just brushing with a tooth brush. It has set a few minutes while I finished so it is nice and loose. I then wipe it up with a rag. It is very painless and you can do it while you chat to a friend on the phone!! The solution comes in a gallon size and is a bout $8. But it lasts forever. I have found it is much less expensive to buy from the janitorial places in concentrate than in the stores.
Lori

Hydrogen Peroxide

I have a large home with 5 bathrooms, all have ceramic tiles, most with white grout. A 12 year old boy gave me the tip I needed to keep the grout in great shape and EASILY as well as CHEAPLY. Hydrogen Peroxide. Spray it on, mop it on, sponge it on. It works. If there is a build up it must be cleaned first, then use the peroxide. Do not wax, as this will cause grout in floor tiles to look dirty. I apply the peroxide, leave it 10 minutes or so, then wipe off excess. disinfects too. DO NOT use with bleach. if you have stubborn stains, make a paste of peroxide and baking soda and rub. WORD OF CAUTION – peroxide wll discolor fabrics, be careful.
CC

Why Calcium Chloride?

Why Calcium Chloride?

  1. Most non-toxic alkali and alkali-metal salts are composed of two ions–a positively-charged metal ion and a negatively-charged halide ion. For example, a molecule of table salt (NaCl) dissolves into one sodium ion and one chloride ion. Calcium chloride, however, consists of one calcium ion and two chloride ions. When calcium chloride dissolves, three ions are created–50 percent more than table salt. More particles in solution means a greater effect on water’s colligative properties. As such, calcium chloride will keep water from freezing into dangerous ice across a greater range of temperatures.
  2. In addition to preventing water from freezing at low temperatures, calcium chloride helps melt ice. When combined with water, dry calcium chloride exothermically dissolves. This means that each salt molecule releases broken ionic bond energy into surrounding ice molecules in the form of thermal energy. This “heat” energy increases the surrounding temperature enough to melt ice, which creates more water for dry salt to exothermically dissolve in.

Heat Generation

History Of Toilet Tissue

But who first thought about using paper for personal hygiene? If we could travel back in time to 1391, we would encounter a Chinese emperor who demanded the first paper sheets sliced to be placed in his outhouse. The first “official” toilet paper was introduced in China measuring a whopping 2 ft X 3 ft each.

In early American years, one common alternative happened to be… corncobs. If you lived in early rural America, you would find a corncob hanging from a string in the outhouse for purposes of personal hygiene. The string, as it turns out, was to permit the cob to be reused. While in coastal regions, the cob might be replaced by a mussel shell, the preferred method became plant leaves and magazines. In fact, Sears received significant complaints when they switched to color coated shiny paper.

As history would have it, an important move towards the production and distribution of modern toilet tissue paper came from a teacher in Philadelphia in 1907. Concerned about a mild cold epidemic in her classroom, she blamed it on the fact that all students used the same cloth towel. A very smart, ahead of her time teacher proceeded to cut up paper into squares to be used by her class as individual towels, a revolutionary idea.

Who invented the “modern” type of toilet paper? In 1871, the first U.S. Patent for perforated paper was awarded to Seth Wheeler of Albany, becoming the official “inventor” of toilet paper. Unable to make a go with the production of a thin tissue toilet paper, the assembly eventually was mastered by the Scott brothers, who founded the Scott Paper company in Philadelphia.

During the Victorian Era, when only proper etiquette was accepted, it was unmentionable to talk about any “toilet paper or rolls of tissue” product in society. When a desire for better hygiene flourished and improvements to indoor plumbing came about, the first significant use of toilet paper began to develop. Today, the average American uses 57 sheets of toilet paper a day or more than 20,805 sheets a year, making it a $ 2.4 billion dollar industry.

More fascinating than the history of toilet paper was the clever ways invented to hide the tissue toilet roll. Since the Victorian Era called for concealing “unpleasant” products like toilet tissue paper, a great selection of distinctive Tissue Toilet Roll holders or covers were found. One such holder was called “Madam’s Double Utility Lace Fan”. This witty item had a hidden compartment in the handle with 150 sheets of toilet paper cut to conform to the shape of the fan.

Although today’s toilet paper and its use are natural parts of life, using roll covers to delicately conceal toilet tissue paper rolls has developed into a hot trend in decorating.

Antique Tissue Covers has compiled a sensational collection of Lace Roll and Lace Tissue Box Covers that faithfully recreate the lace elegance of the Victorian Era. Lace Rolls are uniquely successful in decorating your bathroom, covering the toilet tissue roll and dispensing the tissue paper all in one. In addition, we’ve used care in choosing fine fabrics to craft a lace cover that enhances not just your bathroom, but any home décor and room in your home.
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