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  • Cleaning metal with food common household products.

    We get a lot of tips from our TV viewers and web visitors. Here are a couple for cleaning metal around the house.Ketchup cleans Copper. Really. There is acid in the tomatoes that just shines up that copper.Limes cleans Brass. Actually Ketchup and Lime both work because of the natural acids.To...
  • Removing stains from laminate counter tops.

    One viewer caught our cameras in the renovation store and asked how to remove stains from laminate counter tops.The reality is that it is very difficult to stain laminate counter tops although high temperatures can easily scorch it. We tried for a week and couldn't get any colour from coffee to b...
  • Cleaning a furnace pilot light.

    Lani from Burnaby, B.C. writes: "We have a gas fireplace and the pilot light won't light. A gas company technician inspected the situation and told us the pilot light needs cleaning. Can we do this safely ourselves?"Why didn't he just clean it while he was inspecting it?But, yes you can clean i...
  • Removing spots from ceramic tiles

    Kim from Mississauga, Ontario has strange spots and streaks all over her ceramic floor, and they seem to be getting worse the more she cleans them.We consulted with a ceramic tile manufacturer to see what might be happening and I was rather surprised to learn that many ordinary cleaners can actua...
  • Overview: Finishing Hardwood Floors

    I get a lot of questions about choosing and applying a finish to a hardwood floor.First understand that there is no one right answer -- there are a lot of products that each has certain advantages over the others and you need to select the properties that are the most important to you. There are...
  • Removing a stain from plastic laminate counter top

    One of our callers managed to create a bad stain in a plastic laminate counter top by leaving a strong cleaner in place while answering the telephone. I checked with the laminate manufacturers and they said that there was no way to get something like that out. Moral, don't answer the telephone ...
  • Cleaning: mould in the bathroom; grout in the foyer

    Frank from Oshawa Ontario has problems with cleaning mould off the grout in the bathroom and dirt off the grout in the foyer.Soaked in dirt and stain in the foyer could be bleached out. If that doesn't work you will have to use a grout knife to remove some and re-grout. Remember to always dig...
  • Gadgets to keep Downspouts unclogged

    A quick look at cleaning downspouts showed that there are various ways to clean them and more interestingly, some ways to keep them clean. Most rain gutter guards fail to keep debris out of the gutter and out of the downspout. We showed one interesting set of products.The attachment between the...
  • Cleaning your computer's Mouse

    The first time I took my computer's mouse back to the store because it didn't work right, I was very happy to be laughed at because I learned a very useful lesson. Mice almost never die, and if they do die it is usually the switch, not the tracking mechanism. So when your cursor jumps, or won't...
  • Home made non-toxic cleaners

    Here are some home made non-toxic cleaners:Copper Cleaner -- Salt & VinegarSilver Cleaner -- Tooth pasteDrain Openers for Grease -- 1 cup Baking Soda; 1 cup vinegar; 1/2 cup salt 20 minutes later slowly pour boiling water down the drainFurniture Polish -- 1 tlb spoon mineral oil or almond o...