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get tar out of carpet

First, apply a spotting gel that is formulated for tar removal and safe to use on carpet.

This treatment both keeps the solvent from running to the base of the carpet and prevents discoloration .

If the tar is heavily caked, you may need to carefully snip the tip of the fibers with duckbill scissors prior to treatment.

Agitate the gel slightly and allow it to dwell as required on the product label.

Next, blot with a white absorbent towel. Repeat the operation, if necessary, until tar is removed.

If the affected area

How Do You Clean Cork Floors?

Cork is a resilient flooring option that is becoming more popular because of its green benefits, its softness and its unique look, among other reasons. That naturally begs the question: How do you clean cork floors?

The answer depends on the type of cork floor. Although classified as resilient flooring, cork floors have many of the same characteristics as wood flooring with regard to handling, installation and finishing.

Traditional, natural-cork tile and cork floating floors are handled and maintained like wood. Contractors sometimes install unfinished cork and stain or finish it on site. But most cork floors receive a factory finish of urethane, acrylic or wax. Urethane and acrylic finishes are maintained similar to wood: Damp mop with not too much water.

Managers should identify the type of finish on the floor — polyurethane, wax or oil. Each one requires different maintenance procedures. No matter the type of finish, though, workers should not  autoscrub a cork floor because water is the enemy of wood and cork. Most manufacturers have a technical staff that can answer managers’ questions about these products, and some offer on-site training. To ensure long-term success, managers should take advantage of these opportunities before starting a floor-maintenance program.

Sometimes a cork floor features a vinyl backing and a vinyl wear layer, which is maintained more like a vinyl floor.

Waxed cork needs a great deal of work to maintain, and few housekeeping crews know how to use real paste wax.

Regardless of the finish used on these floors, cleaning crews must follow the manufacturer’s maintenance guidelines. They should avoid applying standard, liquid floor finishes on cork because these floors require occasional stripping, but the chemicals involved could damage the cork.

A screen-and-recoat procedure similar to that used on a wood floor is more advisable because it will prevent the factory coating from wearing off. If the factory coating does wear off, homogeneous cork has color all the way through, so crews can sand and refinish it similar to wood floors.

Veneer-cork products have a thin layer that provides their unique visuals, but cleaning crews cannot sand them. So if the factory coating on a veneer wears off, the floor is ruined. Homogeneous cork floor tiles are the more durable option for managers who have a choice when selecting cork for high-traffic areas.

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Handy Tips for Trash Bag Sizing

What Size Trash Bag Do I Need?

Most containers will have the gallon capacity printed on them. Below is a guide for recommended trash bag sizes based on gallon capacity:

Gallon Capacity

8-10 Gallon

12-16 Gallon

23 Gallon

32 Gallon

44 Gallon

55 Gallon

Recommended Size

24” x 24”

24” x 32”

30” x 36”

LD 33” x 39”, HD 33” x 40”

LLD 40” x 46”, HD 40” x 48”

LLD 38” x 58”, HD 43” x 48”

 If you don’t know the size of your container, you can measure the diameter of the top of the container which you can match to the first number of the bag measurement. The second number of the bag measurement should be matched to the height of the container plus 3 inches for overhang.

What Strength Do I Need?

 Our trash bags come in a variety of strengths. Below is a guideline for ordering the correct strength based on what you’ll be using the bags for:

 Light – For crumpled papers, cups, light waste, etc.

Medium – For packaging waste, wet paper, etc.

Heavy – For light wood, metal scraps, wet cardboard, etc.

Extra-Heavy – For heavy, sharp or wet trash

Super/Extra-Heavy – For heaviest cleanup jobs in warehouses, cafeterias or facility grounds

What is Mil and Micron?

Both of these terms are measurements related to resin density.

– A mil is a measurement based on a thousandth of an inch (.001). The term is most commonly used when selecting Low Density Trash Bags.

– A micron is a measurement based on one-hundred thousandths of an inch (.00001). This term is most commonly used when selecting High Density Trash Bags since you are interested in measurements that are of a higher density.

 Use this chart if you know what mil or micron bag you need:

Strength Grade

Light

Medium

Heavy

Extra-Heavy

XX-Heavy

Super

Super-Heavy

Low-Density Mil Gauge

.35 – .44

.45 – .57

.58 – .69

.70 – .89

.90 – 1.14

1.15 – 1.39

1.40 and up

Hi-Density Micron Gauge

5 – 9

10 – 12

13 – 14

15 – 17

18 – 24

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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.
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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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