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Fall Cleaning Tips

Once all the picnics as well as summer parties are over and the weathers starts cooling off in the fall, you need to start thinking about preparing your home for winter. I know it's not as much fun as preparing for fun in the sun, but with a little preparation you'll be more comfortable during the winter and reduce the amount of spring cleaning you'll need to do once the warm weather returns. Here are a few tips to help you get your house ready for winter.

Before you cover your grill for the winter, clean off all the rust and grease. Your grill will look quite a bit better in the spring and your spring cleaning list will have one less chore.  A simple two step process will eliminate the rust and caked on grease.  Remove the grate from the grill and lay it on the ground near your hose.  To remove the rust, while wearing household rubber gloves, pour CLR liberally on the grate.  Allow the CLR to sit on the racks for about five minutes or until you see the rust running off of the grate.  Then rinse the CLR thoroughly from the grate with clean water from your hose.  Once the rust is gone, it’s time to take on the caked on grease.  Spray the grate with full strength CLR Grease Magnet and let the grate soak for about five minutes.  You should be able to see the grease melt away right before your eyes.  Rinse the grill thoroughly with clean water from your hose and your grill will be ready for storage.  For faster results, you can loosen any caked on grit and grease with a hard bristled brush before using Grease Magnet.

Joe

Put a shine on your golf clubs before you store them for the winter.  While wearing household rubber gloves, mix equal amounts of CLR and warm water.  Apply the solution directly to the metal club heads with a brush, cloth or sponge and rinse promptly with cold, clean water.  If the stains and rust do not disappear, soak the club head in full strength CLR for two minutes, use a stiff bristled brush to clean the head and then wipe as well as rinse the club head promptly with cold, clean water.  Once you are finished with your clubs, clean your golf balls with CLR, rinse them in cool, clean water and you’ll be ready for golf next spring.

Joe

One of the most unsightly outdoor messes is an oil stain on a driveway. We recommend cleaning your driveway at the change of each season with Grease Magnet. Pour Grease Magnet directly on your concrete, terrazzo, granite, stone or asphalt driveway, scrub, rinse with your hose and the stain will be gone. If you make a point of cleaning your driveway seasonally, you'll keep your driveway looking good all year round.

Joe

This fall, before winter rolls around, get your windows and screens clean. On those cold winter days, you won't be any warmer, but you'll feel better with the sun streaming through your crystal clear windows. Wearing household gloves, use CLR and a sponge or clean cloth to clean off the hard water stains from the outside of your windows that have built up all year long from your sprinkler system. Then, before you put your screens back on the windows, use a sponge dampened with CLR to clean your metal or fiberglass screens. Let the sun shine in!

Sue

Hard water build-up will interfere with or shut down the operation of your humidifier. Hard water build-up clogs the pores in your humidifier filter not allowing the water to run smoothly through the filter. To clean the filter, submerge the filter completely in CLR and let the filter soak until the pores clear out. Using rubber gloves, remove the filter from the solution, rinse with clean water and reinstall the filter in your humidifier. Inspect your humidifier for other hard water build-up and clean any build-up using CLR. HINT: Clean your humidifier and filter in the fall before you turn on your humidifier and then in the spring. In the fall, inspect your filter and humidifier and clean any sediment that may have built up while your system was off. Spring cleaning will eliminate the build-up before it hardens while your humidifier sits idol.

Joe

Before you put your outdoor furniture away for the winter, use CLR Outdoor Furniture Cleaner. This environmentally safe cleaning product provides the ultimate in cleaning effectiveness and ease. Formulated for today's demanding cleaning needs, CLR Outdoor Furniture Cleaner cleans the full range of outdoor furniture surfaces from cushions to framework - even strapping - without harming surrounding lawn, shrubs, flowers or pets. CLR Outdoor Furniture Cleaner cuts through outdoor dirt, grime, bird droppings, grease and food spills. CLR Outdoor Furniture Cleaner will clean all of your plastic, rattan, wicker, wood, wrought iron, vinyl, PVC and canvas furniture. CLR Outdoor Furniture Cleaner is safe on white and colored resin including resin furniture and sporting or play equipment.

Sue

Turn off your exterior water faucets before the first frost to prevent your pipes from freezing and then cracking. At the same time, clean your faucets with CLR. Mix equal parts of CLR and hot water. Apply directly to the faucets with a cloth or a sponge. Rinse promptly with cold clean water. Repeat the process if necessary. CLR is specially formulated to remove the calcium, lime and rust that built up on your faucet over the spring and summer.

Joe

The CLR product line should be part of your last good car cleaning for the year. If your car has a white convertible top, CLR Outdoor Furniture Cleaner will get it as clean as when you first bought your car. CLR Metal Clear will do a great job of cleaning your hubcaps and wheels. CLR Metal Clear cleans chrome, stainless steel and aluminum. Simply apply CLR Metal Clear, rub it over the area you are cleaning, let it soak for two to three minutes and then rinse. If your wheels and hubcaps are not thoroughly clean, you can repeat the process with full strength CLR Metal Clear. Do not, however, use CLR on any car rust. If CLR drips, it will harm aluminum or painted surfaces.

Joe

 
 

   
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