Today at Able’s Carpet Cleaning Pueblo Colorado, we will be giving you a tip on how to remove mold from caulk that you can do by yourself. This works great for your bathroom. We are giving this tip because it is easier to clean the caulk rather than removing it.
Here are the ingredients to make the caulk mold remover:
- old toothbrush
- disposable cup
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup bleach
Here are the steps to do it.
1. Mix the bleach and baking soda on the disposable cup. You may want to do just a little at a time of each. The amounts you will need will vary based on what kind of bleach you use. The mix should look like a toothpaste so that it will stick to the moldy caulk.
2. Use the old toothbrush to apply it to the moldy caulk and spot test in on a small area first to make sure that it will not damage your tiles. If the mixture passed the spot test then apply it on the moldy caulk. Make sure it is thick enough to full coat the caulk. Let it sit for 30 minutes. You may need to turn on the bathroom vent or open the window because of the strong smell.
3. Check on the mixture and make sure that it is still fully covering the caulk. Add some more bleach mixture to the caulk if needed. Then let it sit again for another 30 minutes.
4. Once the mixture has set over an hour, use the old toothbrush to scrub the caulk for a minute or two. Then use warm water to wash away the mixture. Make sure that you get all the mixture off the caulk and fully washed down the drain.
5. If molds are still present on the caulk then you need to repeat steps 1 to 4 for the second time to get rid of everything.
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When it comes to carpets, grease seems to be one of the hardest stains that you can think of. You might be thinking that if its hard to remove on clothes, what more from a carpet right. Today at Able’s Carpet Cleaning Pueblo Colorado, we will be sharing another D.I.Y. cleaning solution for any types of grease, may it come from machinery or cooking.
Ingredients for this carpet grease stain remover are:
- baking soda
- spray bottle
- dish soap
- denatured alcohol
- wet/dry vacuum
- light-colored rags or old towels
- old toothbrush
- elbow grease 😊
Now we go to the steps
1. Begin by liberally sprinkling baking soda on the affected area, making sure to cover the stain fully. Use the spoon to work the baking soda down the carpet fibers. Then let the baking soda sit for a few minutes. After that, use the wet/dry vacuum cleaner to vacuum the baking soda from your carpet. Repeat this process 2 to 3 times until all of the liquid grease has been absorbed
2. Create a solution of one cup water, half teaspoon of liquid dish soap and 2 tablespoons of denatured alcohol. Mix the dish soap, alcohol and water altogether in a spray bottle. Test the solution first on a small area of the carpet before proceeding. Next, spray the affected area with the solution until it is fully saturated. Then let the solution sit on the carpet for 2 to 3 minutes. Use the vacuum cleaner to remove the moisture from the area. Repeat this process a few times.
3. If the grease stain is stubborn, spray the solution on the affected area in order to fully saturate it. Then use an old toothbrush to rub the solution deeper into the affected area. Make sure not to damage the carpet fibers by rubbing the toothbrush too hard. Spray the solution a few more times to ensure that the cleaning solution can fully penetrate the stain.
4. Use the wet settings of the vacuum cleaner to remove all of the moisture from and remaining grease from the carpet. Repeat these steps as many times as necessary, spraying the area, waiting and then vacuuming the liquid.
The key is to be patient and persistent when removing a grease stain from your carpet. It may take several applications of baking soda, blotting the cleaning solution, and vacuuming to remove the stain away completely.
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Today here in Able’s Carpet Cleaning Pueblo Colorado, we’ll give you a guide on how to remove a finger nail polish on a carpet.
1. Let the stain dry.
2. Try to scrape as much of the dried polish as possible by using a putty knife or any similar tool.
3. Wet the stain with cold water.
The following steps are for dark colored carpets
4. Spray hair spray on the stain.
5. Dab a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a white cloth or rag and blot the stain. Do not rub as this might worsen the stain.
The following step is for light colored carpets
4. Put acetone or non-acetone nail polish remover on a white rag or cloth and blot the stain. Do not rub as this might worsen the stain.
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