How Soap and Detergent Work

Soap May Be the Very First Cleaning Agent Our forefathers made soap beginning hundreds of years ago by combining animal fat or plant oils with an alkaline like lye.  These combine to make a soap molecule.  One end of the molecule is attracted to water and the other end is attracted to things like grease.  So soap takes the soiled area…

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Does Your Granite Countertop Need Refinishing?

Granite is a Gorgeous Surface for Countertops The moment you walked into the house, you knew you would buy it because of the gorgeous granite countertops.  These days, granite is a high end, sought after solution for counters.  It is natural, one of a kind and when well taken care of, it stays looking beautiful forever.  When the technician installs…

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The Laundry Monster Has Invaded My Home! EEK!

Laundry Can Get Away From You (And Me) I HATE doing laundry.  Don’t get me wrong, I know just how to do laundry.  I’m even good at it.  But I HATE it so I put it off…for a really long time.  The key, embarrassing as it is, is owning a lot of underwear!  So today, is finally the day that…

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Blinds Require Frequent Cleaning, Here’s How To Do It

Your Blinds Need You! Window treatments represent a very important part of our décor.  We use everything from blinds to shutters to draperies.  They decorate our rooms and provide privacy.  They keep the sun’s rays from damaging our furnishings.  Each of these treatments needs special attention.  Drapes, curtains and valances should be vacuumed regularly with a low suction vac.  Blinds are either…

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Mildew and Mold Are Difficult to Remove, Easy to Control

Mildew on Shower Curtains is Easy to Deal With There are few things more yucky than a shower curtain coated with mold and/or mildew. Unfortunately this happens all to often in the humid air of Chesapeake homes.  The good news, however is that there is an easy fix.  Throw a couple of towels in the washer.  Take down the shower curtain…

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Tile is Great for Home Decor

Tile Comes in Several Types Ceramic is most commonly used in kitchens for floors and backsplashes and in bathrooms for floors, counters, tub and shower surrounds.  Because the tile is glazed, it is almost completely waterproof.  There is no need to seal ceramic tile, but the grout used around it is porous and must be sealed.  This will keep both…

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