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Spring Cleaning Tips

When the weather finally starts getting nice and the snow is replaced by green grass and spring flowers, we find it hard to think about cleaning. There are so many more fun things to do now that we’re not trapped in the house, but we know that if we put our minds to it and start cleaning we'll get quite a bit more pleasure out of our homes and backyards.  Here are a few of our favorite tips for making your house shine inside and out.

Before you open your windows to let in the fresh air, take a damp sponge, pour a little CLR on it and wipe down your window screens. CLR works on both metal and fiberglass screens. Your screens will look like new and the fresh air will flow into your house. Once your screens are cleaned, take CLR into your garage. Before you start gardening and working on the house, clean all your metal tools with a damp sponge and CLR. After you clean your tools, just to remind you that there is also fun to be had outside, wipe your golf clubs down the same way. Your tools and clubs will shine like the first day you bought them!



If you really want your kitchen to shine, get a bottle of CLR Metal Clear. Metal Clear is a mildly abrasive cleaner that will make your Corian®, granite and laminated countertops shine. Don't use Metal Clear on marble counter tops. You may scratch the finish. You can also use Metal Clear on all of your porcelain fixtures as well as your stainless steel sink. Always use CLR Metal Clear in a well ventilated area while wearing household rubber gloves and test a hidden area of the surface before beginning to clean. To use Metal Clear, shake the container well and liberally apply the solution to a clean damp cloth or sponge. Rub the surface you are cleaning briskly then rinse the surface clean. Never leave Metal Clear on a surface for more than two or three minutes. For a brighter shine, wipe the surface with a clean dry cloth.

While you are cleaning, don't forget to never dump the bucket of dirty water down any of your sinks. The hair and dirt can clog your drain. If by chance you do clog your drain, use CLR Power Plumber. CLR Power Plumber is non-toxic and does not contain any harsh chemicals, acids or lye. Power Plumber uses compressed gas to clear your drain. When the gas in the can is released and comes in contact with water in your drain, it expands rapidly, creating a standing wave. Power Plumber actually uses the water in your pipes as a battering ram to push the blockage through and clean the walls of your pipes.

While you are busy cleaning, don't forget about all of your precious sterling silver, silver plate, copper and gold items around the house. Tarn-X and Tarn-X Silver Glaze can help you keep all of your candle sticks, silverware and serving pieces tarnish free and shining. While wearing protective gloves, simply wipe the item with a soft cloth or cotton ball that was dipped in Tarn-X or you can dip the piece directly into Tarn-X. Rinse immediately. Never leave Tarn-X on anything longer than two minutes. Leaving Tarn-X on too long could discolor or darken the metal. If this occurs, go to our Frequently Asked Questions page for instructions on how to rejuvenate the metal. If you want to protect your silver or silver plate pieces and add to their luster, use Tarn-X Silver Glaze after you have finished cleaning with Tarn-X. Silver Glaze is a gentle all-purpose silver polish that removes tarnish quickly and leaves a bright, even finish. Tarn-X Silver Glaze also protects with an invisible shield that slows the formation of tarnish.



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