Cleaning

Keep your home sparkling clean inside and out with these projects and tips for a faster and better job.

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  • Using Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

  • Hospitals, where cleanliness is a life or death matter, confirm that microfiber cleaning products do a better job. Here's the rundown on how…

  • Is Duct Cleaning Necessary?

  • Don't assume that you need heating and cooling ducts cleaned unless you actually have excessive dust and debris or mold in them. Unless you…

  • Cleaning Vinyl Siding

  • Clean both easy-to-remove and tough stains from vinyl siding quickly and easily with these simple techniques.

  • How to Clean a Chimney

  • Regular cleaning with a shop vac and standard chimney cleaning tools will prevent dangerous creosote fires. Here's what you need to know before…

  • Speed Cleaning Tips

  • No one likes cleaning the house, but we can make thechore take a lot less time. We asked cleaning pros for theirfavorite cleaning tips and…

  • Carpet Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

  • Eliminate pet stains and odors quickly after the accident by using this simple vacuum technique plus special bio-enzyme cleaners. Solve the…

  • How to Clean Glass Windows and Doors

  • Clean tough glass stains and built-up mineral deposits from shower doors and other glass surfaces using mild household abrasives and an ordinary…

  • Cleaning Tips for Your Whole House

  • Simplify and speed up dusting, vacuuming, stain and scum removal and other house cleaning chores with these 11 easy tips. You'll have a cleaner…

  • How to Clean Showerheads

  • We'll show you an easy way to clean your clogged showerhead and get it operating like new again. Mineral build up can plug up the spray…

  • When to Clean a Chimney Flue

  • There's no one-size-fits-all rule for how often to clean your chimney flue. But in this article, we'll explain how to check your chimney to know…

  • Clean a Stinky Fridge

  • Turn a stinky fridge into a clean fridge by disinfecting the interior and then adding newspapers and charcoal for the final treatment. Odors…

  • How to Clean Brick

  • Is your brick siding covered with hard-water stains from your lawn sprinkler? Here's how to clean them and make the bricks look like new again.

  • Quick Cleaning Tips

  • Company coming? Sick to death of housework? Here are some speedy ways to simplify your house cleaning and get rid of stubborn stains both…

  • Clever Cleaning Tips

  • House cleaning isn't exactly fun, but it doesn't have to be drudgery either. Here is a great collection of clever tips and hints that…

  • How to Clean a Room Air Conditioner

  • Air conditioners work more efficiently when the evaporator and condenser coils or cooling fins are clean and the fins are straight. Save money…

  • Rust Stain Removal

  • Remove rust stains from toilets, sinks and bathtubs quickly and easily with the resin bed cleaner used for water softeners.

  • Tips for Replacing Vacuum Filters

  • Since they don't use vacuum bags, bagless vacuums need more frequent filter changes and cleanings. Find them all (there may be several) and…

  • How to Wash Windows

  • Wash your windows the fastest way with crystal clear, streak-free results. Try washing windows with a squeegee and I bet you'll never go back…

  • How to Remove Water Stains

  • The right product and technique can cut cleaning time by 30 percent. We'll show you how to remove tough stains in toilets, sinks and…

  • Vinyl Floors Stains

  • Stains occasionally bleed up through vinyl floors, and may have several causes, including chemicals in the adhesive. Here's how you can tell if…

  • How to Replace a Vacuum Cleaner Belt

  • If the vacuum motor is running but the carpet cleaning head isn't spinning, replace the belt. It takes less than 30 minutes, plus an inexpensive…

  • Replace a Vacuum Belt

  • If it's taking more work to vacuum your house, it's probably time to replace the vacuum agitator belt. The good news is you can do it…

  • How to Remove Wax From a Carpet

  • Candle wax accidentally dripped on a plush carpet may look like a hopeless mess, but with a cool head, a hot iron, and a few tricks of the…

  • Mud-Busting Boot Scrape

  • Build this handy boot scraper yourself in less than two hours. Now you can clean your muddy boots hands-free and help keep your entryway clean.…

  • How to Dry Out Basement Carpeting

  • A wet carpet in a flooded basement may be salvageable, depending on the water source, but you have to work fast before mold starts growing.…

  • How to Get Stains Out of Carpet

  • Don't replace a whole carpet because of one small stain. With a cookie cutter carpet patch you can cut out and replace the bad spot with an…

  • How to Get Rid of Dust

  • Does it seem like you're cleaning a film of dust from every horizontal surface in your house every other day? You'll never have to stop dusting…

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