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How to eliminate pet odor in your home

How to Eliminate Pet Odor in Your Home

Whether you have small caged animals or canine and feline counterparts who roam your home freely, pet odor can permeate throughout the air and settle into furniture, carpeting, walls and fixtures. Eliminating minor pet odor in your home can be as easy as sticking to a more frequent cleaning routine; however, more complicated remedies might be necessary to entirely remove stronger smells.

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How to remove grease

How to Remove Grease from your Carpeting

Whether you track grease inside on the bottoms of your shoes or movie night takes a disappointing turn when a full plate of pizza falls on the floor, a grease stain on your carpeting can ruin your day. Grease stains are actually fairly easy to clean up if you tackle the stain right away. Remember you're working with oil, so other stain-removing remedies won't work the same way on grease.

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How to remove ink

How to Remove Ink from your Carpeting

Whether a project goes awry or your pen explodes all over, ink can leave a dark and ugly mark. Most inks are even labeled permanent because they aren't made to be erased. Removing an ink stain from your carpet is tricky, but doable. Like most stains, the sooner you take action, the easier it will be to remove the stain.

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How to remove nail polish

How to Remove Nail Polish from your Carpeting

You might be accustomed to cleaning up after smelly dogs and messy eaters, but uncommon stains like nail polish can really throw a wrench in your routine cleaning. Whether you're dealing with a fresh spill or an old nail polish stain, you can erase the evidence completely by following a few simple steps. Your first move should be to remove any excess polish. You can use a damp paper towel to blot and lift most of the nail polish before it dries, but be cautious not to use too much pressure to avoid working the polish deeper into the carpet fibers.

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How to remove blood from carpeting

How to Remove Blood from your Carpeting

Of all the stains that might get on your carpet, blood stains can be among the most stubborn. Whether you accidentally cut your finger or a toddler ran down the hallway with skinned knees, you can get the stains out quickly and easily with a few different methods. Getting blood out of carpet is typically considered difficult because the hemoglobin in blood actually binds it to the carpet fibers.

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How to remove gum from carpeting

How to Remove Gum from your Carpeting

HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate absorption. HEPA is a type of vacuum filtration system that traps a large amount of very small particles that other vacuum cleaners might recirculate back into the air. There are two types of HEPA filters that you can find in vacuums cleaners: true HEPA and HEPA-like filters.

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How to retrieve jewelry from a drain

How to Retrieve Jewelry from a Drain

It can be devastating to watch helplessly as your favorite piece of jewelry slips out of your reach and down the sink or tub drain in a matter of seconds. Before you prematurely host a tubside memorial for your beloved precious metals, know that retrieving jewelry from a drain isn't impossible. Whether it was your diamond wedding ring or your go-to earrings for every outfit, you might be able to recover your jewelry fairly easily without calling a plumber for help.

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How to remove indentations from carpeting

How to Get Indentations Out of Carpeting

Upgrading the look of a room by adding new furniture or changing the layout is fun and satisfying. If you have large area rugs or wall-to-wall carpeting, though, you probably have indentations left behind from furniture legs, electronics and heavy decor that have been rearranged. There are a variety of methods you can use to reverse indentations in your carpet.

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How to remove paint from carpeting

How to Remove Paint from Carpeting


Whether you're repainting your home or working on a child's art project, paint can easily spill onto your carpet even if you take plenty of precautions. Some paint stains, like watercolor, are easy to lift, while others are a little more stubborn. The type of paint you're working with and whether the paint is fresh or has already dried will determine the best way to remove the stain from your carpeting.


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