Did You Know...?
Check for Water Leaks
If your faucet is dripping at the rate of one drop per second, you can expect to waste 2,700 gallons of water per year? To find out if your house is loosing water read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.
Overhead Lighting Vs. Lamps
Overhead lights in living areas and bedrooms provide
good over-all light for less total wattage than several
lamps; lamps can then be used for task lighting of areas
as needed (simple fluorescent enclosed fixtures, flush
with the ceiling, will provide excellent light with
little energy use).
Beer- Stain Removal on Carpet and Upholstery
1. Mix one teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild
detergent containing no alkalis or bleaches) with a cup
of luke-warm water. Blot.
2. Mix one-third cup of white household vinegar with
two-thirds cup of water. Blot.
3. Sponge with clean water. Blot.
Iron Stain Removal on Plumbing Fixtures
Fresh iron stains on plumbing fixtures such as sinks,
bathtubs and chrome will generally yield to treatment
with heavy duty cleaning compounds containing large
proportions of trisodium phosphate. Apply cleaner with
damp cloth, pad or sponge. Rub discolored surface until
stain is removed. Rinse. Wipe dry and polish.
Heavy, stubborn rust stains can often be removed by
oxalic acid stain remover compounds such as Zud or a tri-
chloro-melanine compound such as Barkeepers Friend.
Follow directions carefully.