Residential Cleaning Services - Removing Stains
Milk stains really don’t seem that hard to clean, but in fact, they are and it can take you up to an hour to remove them entirely. The problem is that once milk dries on a fabric it can darken and the stain turns into a big mess. Here is what you should do with milk stains.
Step 1: As a general rule for most stains, the quicker you treat it the better. Put the fabric in cold water and leave it there for about 10 minutes. Make sure you are using cold water as warm water will darken the stain.
Step 2: After soaking the fabric if the stain is still visible, rub some liquid detergent for laundry and soak the fabric for half an hour in room temperature. Rub the stained area gently every few minutes – this way the detergent will penetrate the fabric quicker and will loosen the stain. Rinse the fabric thoroughly and check the result.
Step 3: You can add some type of stain remover like gel or stick or spray the stain and leave it to sit for about 10 minutes. You don’t have to rub the fabric while waiting.
Step 4: If the stain remains, repeat steps 1, 2 and 3. If the stain has dried you will need to treat it several times before you remove it fully.
One of the nastiest stains on any piece of clothing is that of tomato sauce. It can look quite nasty and you simply can’t hide it. However, you can clean it quickly and with just a few easy steps.
Step 1: Treating the spot as soon as possible is advisable, especially if there is excess tomato sauce on the fabric. You can remove it with a butter knife or a spoon. Be careful not to smear the area even further.
Step 2: Run cold water through the fabric, from the back side of the stain to get off as much as possible.
Step 3: Rub some liquid detergent through the stain with circular motion.
Step 4: If the stain remains and the clothing is white you can use a mild bleach (vinegar, lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide) and apply it with a sponge. Rinse the clothing well afterwards.
Step 5: If the stain of tomato sauce is particularly stubborn you will need to use a stain remover and repeat some of the steps.
A useful tip is to check what kind of stain it is before you treat it – if it is a combination of food and oil, then treat the oily part first with a dishwasher liquid.
Quite a common stain is caused by pencils. Even though we use pencil on paper stains are often found on our clothes afterwards. It is not hard to clean them and it takes only about 10-15 minutes. First of all, try to erase the pencil. You may be surprised at how easy it is to simply use a pencil eraser. If you rub the stain gently you can do a really good job. If it remains use a stain remover – apply it and follow the product’s instructions. Wash the garment normally in the right temperature for the given fabric.
You can see from the above-mentioned tips most common stains can be treated pretty easily and successfully. Don’t despair if tomato sauce goes on your new white shirt while eating your spaghetti. You can deal with just about any stain with the great cleaning products available on the market these days. For more cleaning tips please click here: San Antonio Cleaning Services
Plumbing Service in Texas
Dallas - Fort Worth plumbing is a long established industry serving all sectors of this thriving city area, from apartment dwellers who suddenly notice a leak within their faucet to the construction supers who are erecting huge commercial skyscrapers and office buildings. Whatever the purpose of a modern building may be, it is certain that it’ll need a water system and extensive plumbing. In a large metropolis such as Dallas, there are many long established companies set up to provide these systems, and to preserve them once they are in place.
When you need plumbing services we can serve you in whichever method you need. There will always be a constant demand for repair services in almost any modern city, as it is simply impossible to create a plumbing system which will last for ever. Even when materials are created which are much more durable than the ones being used today, there will still be times when washers will come loose, and other times when pipes receive harm from unforeseen circumstances such as leak and freeze ups. The housing stock of Dallas has largely been created to a high standard and plumbing installations have a relatively good record of giving years of trouble free service. It is comforting to know, though, that if the service is needed it will be well served by Dallas plumbing.
It is not only emergency work that the local plumber can help you with. If you want to renovate your apartment or house, or if you want to develop an extension of that you have more room to work in, there’s a good chance that you will need plumbing work done at some stage. If you are overseeing the project yourself, you will need to find your own plumber from the crop of plumbers who serve this area. If you hire a master builder, they will have the contacts you need and may even have a discount system in place.
These contracts which are typical throughout the Dallas plumbing industry can be virtually priceless if they cover the construction of new buildings. Where a new construction takes place, there will be a constant need for plumbing work, and this can be extremely lucrative. New developments for apartments which are all substantially similar, give the opportunity to carry out multiple jobs at roughly the same specifications. This conserves an enormous amount of time, and it also provides the possibility of achieving bulk discount rates on materials.
The future for Dallas as a metropolitan area is likely to see further growth, especially in the commercial sector. A contract to supply the plumbing related needs to just one commercial skyscraper can keep an entire firm associated with plumbers occupied for years at any given time. There is likely to be a consolidation of plumbing firms, because smaller companies merge to become larger ones and try to make the most of these new opportunities. This in turn will create a vacuum for new smaller services to be formed to satisfy the neverending buoyant, domestic market.
You’ll have no difficulties finding a Dallas plumbing contractor whenever you need one, but the problem may be fitting your project into their busy schedule. With regard to anything other than emergency work, it is always better to plan the arrangements well in advance. Most Dallas, Texas plumbers will still have a presence in the traditional advertising media, but the Internet is the place to look. Presently you will not only find the plumbers you need but you can also find reviews from independent customers which can help you make a choice. As time goes by, more local plumbers will be optimizing their websites to appear on cell phones, making it even easier to browse the options available in Dallas plumbing.
How do I get rid of mice?
Mice are best controlled by using traps, either snap traps, live traps (e.g., Tin Cat) or a combination of the two. When using snap traps, use different baits (chocolate, peanut butter, etc…) on the traps and place them where the mice are active but where children and pets can’t get to them. Also, seal exterior cracks and holes and put weather-stripping on doors to prevent new mice from entering. Mice only need 1/4-inch in space to enter. Numerous mice indicate a more serious problem and should be dealt with by a professional.
Is it possible to get rid of rats?
It is possible to eliminate rats, but it takes a lot of effort. Traps are often best for controlling them because the bodies can be easily removed. In some cases, baits should not be used because rodents will die inside a wall and will quickly start to smell. In many cases, both traps and baits are needed.
What is the best mouse/rat bait and how should I use it in my traps?
Contrary to popular belief, cheese is not a good bait for mice. Peanut butter and chocolate work well as long as you don’t put too much on the trap. Work the bait onto the trap’s trigger so that it is hard for the mouse to get it off and it will be forced to climb onto the trigger.
I have moths in my clothes, and have indoor pets that may get into mothballs. What are my alternatives?
The first step is to clean the affected clothing and other clothing items that were stored with it. Next, thoroughly clean the closet, dresser, or storage area. Cracks in these areas may also be treated using a properly-labeled indoor pest control product. Pheromone traps are available to monitor for moth activity.
I have wildlife in my attic. What should I do?
If a raccoon or squirrel decides to nest in your attic, or a group of bats is using your building for shelter, it is important to get them out as soon as possible. If left, they will multiply and eventually create health issues because of the fleas, ticks, mites and diseases they carry. They can also cause property damage, as these animals gnaw on wires causing fire hazards as well as computer and alarm malfunctions. Metro Pest Control can humanely remove these animals from your property. Once removed, Metro Pest Control will seal the openings to prevent other pests from re-infesting the structure. For more Pest Control information click here
No Oversight for Limo drivers, didn't pay off
Late last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wrapped up intensive training of its new Quick Strike team, a group of 50 passenger carrier safety investigators whose goal is to target serious regulatory violators nationwide.
Our trucking accident attorneys understand that the teams have already begun to dive head-first into action, so far shuttering operations of three companies deemed to pose an immediate danger to public safety. One of those companies, Best Limo Service, is based in Tucker Georgia - just a half hour northeast of Atlanta.
The FMCSA's team reported that the carrier's operations were ordered to be halted immediately, due to the severity of the hazard posed to the public.
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was quoted as saying that the traveling public has a right to expect safety standards will be met when they climb aboard a commercial bus, van or other vehicle. He further reiterated that carriers that flagrantly break the law and put people's lives in jeopardy won't be allowed to continue operations.
While Best Limo Service is headquartered in Georgia, it has branches throughout the southeastern U.S., providing charter services and tours to thousands of passengers annually.
But an investigation launched in mid-April found serious federal rule violations, which revealed a total disregard for the safety of passengers.
In one instance, a driver had tested positive for drugs and another who had a suspended commercial driver's license. And yet, these individuals were allowed to continue to work for the company as drivers, transporting passengers.
The company was additionally found to be failing to monitor each driver's compliance with federal hours-of-service mandates. This resulted in drivers who were overly-fatigued and allowed to transport passengers.
The violations didn't even stop there. The vehicle maintenance program operated by the company was clearly not doing enough to ensure that passenger vehicles were in proper working order. An on-site inspection of three of the company's buses ended with all three vehicles sidelined out-of-service for critical safety violations.
This is only the beginning of this effort, according to the FMCSA, which also plans to involve law enforcement personnel, advocates and industry insiders into the fold.
It's encouraging that over the last half a dozen years, the number of motorcoach safety inspections has tripled, up to almost 34,000 in 2012. That year, there were 880 drivers and more than 1,830 vehicles placed out of service.
However, companies continue to flout safety rules and regulations. Companies cut corners to save money. Drivers put their own bottom line ahead of their passengers' safety. Investigators learned the company failed to make sure drivers weren't abusing drugs or alcohol or ignoring hours of service rules. Additionally, qualified mechanics were not employed by the company, as required in order to ensure proper maintenance of vehicles.
The limo service shut-down in Tucker was followed shortly thereafter by the shut down of a Niagara Falls passenger carrier, which operates a small number of tour buses in the area.
The FMCSA encourages riders to "Look Before You Book" by checking a motorcoach company's credentials and safety history.