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Cleaning Out the Garage: What to Do With Old Household Products

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It was ‘clean out day’ outside in our Mom’s garage recently. A local household hazardous waste drop-off event was coming up soon, and we wanted to take advantage of it, and get rid of a bunch of old household products. We had been eyeing various older items in the garage for a while, wanting to […]

Cleaning Mildew & Algae on Outdoor Walking Surfaces

This outdoor surface has both mildew and algae growth. This growth can discolor the surface over time and create a slippery surface. Notice the lighter square markings from an object that was removed from the area.

Mildew and algae can grow on both horizontal and vertical exterior surfaces. They can grow so slowly that you may not be aware of their presence until they become very visible by discoloring the surface, or when a walking surface becomes slippery, especially when the surface is wet.   Mildew is typically black or gray […]

Garden Hose Cleaning

For comparison, this is the same hose with one end cleaned

I’m embarrassed to show you what my garden hose looked like after leaving it outside, in the elements, continuously, over about a 3 year period. Not only was it left outdoors, but it was lying on the ground in various locations – in the garden bed, in the grass. So after the 3 years it […]

How To Clean Outdoor Brick and Other Pavers

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There is an easy and safe way to clean your outdoor pavers. A natural cleaning solution of ultra concentrated oxygen bleach and water can be applied with a deck brush for an easy, safe way to restore the beauty to your brick and concrete pavers, and other natural stone hard surfaces. Outdoors, it seems like […]

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