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How to Remove Rust From a Nail

Rusty nails should never be used, as they will not be effective. There are a numerous ways you can remove rust from a nail, however, depending mostly on how much rust there is. Rust can also be a problem for the heads of nails that have been used and are already in place; if they're in place on a pa

How to Clean a Swiss Army Knife

The first Swiss Army Knife was legally registered on June 12, 1897. Since then, these knives have been popular among consumers and even United States presidents, who have given them out to guests ever since Lyndon B. Johnson was in office. These knives have various features that come in handy, espec

Black Currant Gall Mites

The black currant gall mite Cecidophyopsis ribis is the most devastating insect in commercial black currant plantings in New Zealand and Europe. It carries a serious plant disease called black currant reversion virus.

How to Clean Plastic Flower Containers for Reuse

Distinguished for their color variety, weather resistance and lightweight qualities, plastic flower containers offer gardeners an affordable choice for displaying plants. Plastic containers retain water better than clay pots, since plastic is less porous than clay. Like clay, plastic flower containe

HVAC Evaporator Coil Cleaning

Your home's heating ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC) must perform many tasks to keep your house at the temperature you desire. One particularly important piece is the evaporator coil. It captures and chills the air blowing indoors and disperses it through the ducts. Dirty coils can hurt

How to Sanitize for Mold Prevention

Mold is a fungus that grows in moist, dark environments. It releases tiny reproductive bodies called spores that are always present in the air and can take root when the right conditions exist. Spores released from molds can be easily ingested by the lungs and can cause illness and respiratory probl

How do I Add Tint to Plexiglass?

Plexiglass is a great alternative to regular glass for windows and cabinet doors. Plexiglass is a much stronger product that does not hold fingerprints, smudges, or chips for display as easily as glass does. Adding window tint film to plexiglass is quite difficult, as it typically does not adhere as

How to Identify Orange Mold

Many people think of mold as either green or black, which is common, but mold can appear in a rainbow of colors. Whether in the garden or inside the house, mold may grow in shades of red, white, yellow, blue, purple and orange. Orange mold may be difficult to spot in the garden, particularly in colo

How Is Vinyl Siding Cleaned?

Vinyl siding needs cleaning just like any other home exterior surface. To keep your home looking its best, you want to clean the vinyl one to two times each year, as you see fit depending on the appearance of the vinyl siding. The cleaning routine is fairly easy and requires only a few low-cost clea

How to Get Rid of Mold or Fungus

Mold and fungus are unwelcome house guests. Responsible for anything from health hazards, such as with black mold, to coughing and sneezing allergies to simple eye sores, mold and fungus are best gotten rid of. As much of a nuisance as mold and fungus can become, keeping them out of your house is as

How to Repair a Water-Stained Wood Floor

Wood floors offer an updated and warm appeal to any room within the home. When water stains appear on the surface of the wood, they can leave the floor looking unsightly. Water stains develop on wood floors for a variety of reasons, including having undetected water that has been spilled and left to

How to Remove Mold From a Marble Statue

A marble statue can add a certain bit of class to your yard, or the room in which it sits. However, mold growing on it can make it unsightly. In order for the mold to grow, it needs a food source, the right temperature and a source of moisture. Remove these aspects from the environment and the mold

How to Clean Up Foreclosed Houses

Whether you are cleaning foreclosed houses as a paid service for the financial institution that repossessed them or for yourself, you can make some money. Most have been empty for anywhere from a few months to over a year, allowing cobwebs, dirt, bugs and rodents to take over. With the right supplie

Safest Paint Removal

Many home maintenance and decoration jobs require removing old paint to prepare for replacing it. Paint tends to be stubborn, so removing it requires some powerful chemicals, which can be harmful if used wrong. Practicing proper methods and safe removal techniques will protect you and make removing

How to Dry Water-Logged Carpet

Flood damage does more than leave standing water on the floor. Even after draining out a house, waters from a flood can stand in a carpet for an extended period of time, creating a health hazard due to mold and mildew. The key is to get the water out of the carpet as quickly as possible before the c

How to Remove Permanent Marker Pen Ink

Permanent ink is made with dyes combined with other ingredients and poured into pens such as fountain pens, permanent markers and highlighters. When dealing with permanent ink stains on clothing it is very important to treat the stain immediately to prevent the setting of the stain into the fabric.

How to Remove Super Glue From Eyeglasses

When you are using super glue it is always a good idea to use gloves and protective eye glasses, especially if you have your own everyday glasses you need to protect. However, it is still possible to accidentally get super glue onto the eyeglasses. Although it is more difficult to remove super glue

Can I Burn Black Mold?

Black mold is a type of toxic plant fungus that rapidly decays organic matter in nature. This breaking down process allows nutrients from dead leaves and trees to enrich the soil. Because black mold cannot differentiate between organic matter outside or inside your home, it can actually begin to gro

Water Damage on Bathroom Walls by the Base of the Windows & Mold on the Windows

Windows are a natural area for water damage to occur, especially in a bathroom. High levels of humidity and condensation account for a lot of water damage in a bathroom, and leaks around the window itself will lead to water damage around a bathroom window. Mold is another potential result of excessi