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More Green Cleaning Tips: Cleaning Mildew

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Maintenance Tips

It’s not unusual for spills and accidents to occur on your carpets and rugs, little spills like a glass of juice to big leaks like an white vinegar bottle and water spray bottleoverfilled bathtub, or a leaky pipe.  And as we’ve said before the only true defense against spills adsorbing into the carpet fibers is to act quickly.

But even after taking quick action, it is probably safe to assume you’re going to have a mildew problem at some point; after all, mildew loves the damp, and carpet and rug fibers love to retain dampness.

The good news is that there is a Green way to kill any mildew spores living deep in your carpet or rug fibers by just dabbing in a mixture of half vinegar and half water. Don’t let the carpet or rug stay damp for too long! If you can’t set the rug or carpet out in a sunny spot for awhile, you can use a hair dryer, set at a very low setting, or aim an electric fan at damp spot.  Remember the goal is to eradicate the mildew and to defeat dampness!

For more Green Cleaning Tips visit TLC Home.

Green Cleaning

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Maintenance Tips

There is myth going around that Going Green is costly, but contrary to popular belief, Green materials are actually very cost efficient.  The best Green cleaner are most likely already in your pantry – vinegar, salt, lemon juice and baking soda. These can be used to clean any thing from the windows, polishing furniture, reducing paint odors, to cleaning floors.

Cleaning bare floors is simple, check out the cleaning tips from TLC Home.

Your basic vinegar and water solution is really the perfect choice for cleaning most types of bare floors in your home. Mix up 1 cup vinegar with 1 gallon warm water (be sure it’s warm!) and mop it onto a ceramic tile, linoleum, vinyl, or wood floor. There is no need to rinse afterward — saving both time and water. If your vinyl or linoleum floor looks a little dull after cleaning, you can give it a shine by mopping it over again with straight club soda. Try not to saturate wood floors with the vinegar and water solution. Use a light touch; the mixture will make your floor shiny and remove any greasy buildup.

For more easy Green cleaning tips read 10 Green Cleaning Tips on TLC Home.com.

Photo: iStockphoto.com/Wendell Franks -Keeping your home clean can be green, too.