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A water heater.
How to Fix a Water Heater that Produces Smelly Water

A heater producing smelly water can be fixed.

cleaning supplies
What Are the Best Items to Buy in Bulk?

Just because it's in bulk, doesn't mean it's a good buy

Someone power washing a driveway.
How to Spring Clean Your House's Exterior

Here are seven simple ways to brighten up the exterior of your house.

A hand blender head.
How to Repair a Jammed Blade Shaft in a Hand Blender

A jammed blade shaft is an easy fix.

a roll of duct tape
How to Remove Duct Tape Residue from a Car Exterior

Removing duct tape residue can be challenging.

stainless steel kitchen sink
Guide to Removing Hard Water Stains on Stainless Steel Sinks

Hard water stains make even the best kitchens look terrible.

removing the bag from a canister vacuum cleaner
How to Clean a Vacuum Cleaner

Keeping the vacuum clean improves efficiency.

metal tea kettle in kitchen
How to Clean a Tea Kettle

Deposit build-up is unappealing and can effect performance.

A homeowner cleaning spills from their faux leather sofa using a soft yellow cloth.
How to Clean Faux Leather

Faux leather is a common material in clothing and furniture.

No smoking decal on a window
How to Remove Color Stains from Gel Window Stickers

Remove residue and stains with one of several products.

vacuum cleaner
How to Repair a Vacuum Motor

Follow these steps to repair a vacuum motor.

A Cigarette with smoke on a black background.
How to Remove Cigarette Smoke Odor from Air Ducts

Cigarette smoke odor can be quite irritating to non-smokers.

a well with water
How to Remove Well Water Odor

Here are 5 ways to get rid of the bad odor from well water.

A vacuum cleaner being used to vacuum a carpet.
How a Vacuum Valve Works

A vacuum is made by a valve controlling the intake of air.

small boat lying upside down
How to Clean the Underside of a Boat

During the off season it's a good idea to freshen things up.

A vacuum on a wooden floor
How to Clean a Vacuum Brush

Most vacuum cleaners come with some kind of brush.

A close look at the spray tip of an aerosol can, such as is used for hairspray.
How to Get Rid of Static Cling at Work

Don't let static cling ruin your professional look.

vacuum on carpet
How to Unclog a Central Vacuum System

Central systems are more powerful than individual vacuums.

A woman blows a bubble with gum.
How to Remove Chewing Gum on a Car Exterior

Knowing how to remove chewing gum can prevent damage.

A vacuum roller brush.
How to Take Apart a Vacuum Roller Brush

You can take it apart to remove hair.

A central vacuum system.
How to Change Central Vacuum Bags

Central vacuum systems reduce bag changes.

A mirror wall
How to Remove Water Marks from Mirrors

They can leave a mirror with a visible stain.

A woman holding a turquoise bucket full of cleaning supplies and a duster, and wearing an orange dusting mitt.
Which to Do First: Dust or Vacuum

It may not be as easy to decide as you thought.

A woman vacuuming a carpet
How to Fix a Leak in Your Vacuum Hose

Hoses are often the part used to drag the vacuum around.

a patio with umbrella, table, and chairs
How to Clean Bird Droppings Off Your Patio Furniture

It can be done easily with a few household items.

A copper roof.
How to Clean a Copper Roof

Copper roofs add charm to your home.

older model upright vacuum
How to Make Your Own Vacuum Bags

You don't have to continue to buy new vacuum bags.

person wiping a leather couch
Cleaning Water Stains from Leather

Vanish unsightly water stains on your leather furniture.

A piece of paper damaged with a water stain.
How to Remove a Water Stain from Wallpaper

You don't need more than simple steps and cheap materials.

Running on treadmill.
How to Remove Silicone Lubricant from a Treadmill Mat

Silicone lubricant is frequently used.

vacumming a baseboard
How to Unclog a Central Vacuum Hose

A clog just might be the problem.

A pool with a fiberglass pool shell.
How to Remove Fiberglass Pool Stains

Keep your fiberglass pool looking brand new.

multiple fur coats hanging
How to Clean Your Expensive Fur Coat

To protect a fur coat, only use these approved methods.

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Oil and Wax Removal Questions

More Home Care Questions and Answers > Q. After I shower, I spray oil on my body and now I cannot

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How to Use a Vacuum for Cleaning Cobwebs

Cobwebs can be an unsightly nuisance, but you can use vacuum cleaning to effectively get rid of them

A vacuum on wood.
Make Your Own Vacuum Filter

Without a good vacuum filter you will just be circulating dust.

woman with broken vacuum spitting out dust
Help! My Vacuum Is Spitting Everything Out

If a vacuum is spitting out dust and debris, it can only be one of of a few problems. Take a look at this guide to see which best applies to your broken vacuum.

water spots on a window
How to Remove Hard Water Stains from Windows

Water stains can be challenging to remove, but there are several tactics you can try.