Its Day Three! If you have been following our blog then your bathroom most likely is trash and clutter free. By today every item in the bathroom should have a place and be in its place.
Having everything where it belongs will make cleaning a lot easier, the best place to start is the worst place…the toilet, just get it done first! Take everything off of the counters and wipe them down then clean out the sink well….dry it and put everything back followed by cleaning the mirror. By this time you yourself probably aren’t feeling to clean right?? So jump in the shower with homemade cleaning solution* and clean the shower then yourself!
* Please do not use harsh chemicals to clean the shower whether you are taking a shower at the same time or not, the mixture of the steam and chemicals is not healthy to breathe.
- Homemade tub/shower/sink cleaner can be made easily using a mixture of liquid dish soap,vinegar,and hot water. Use about 1/4 cup soap, 1/2 cup vinegar and fill the rest of the bottle with hot water.
- Discolored bathtub?? This is from hard water stains. Try covering the tub in paper towels,soaking them in vinegar. After a couple of hours remove the towels and rinse..your tub will look like new!
- Speaking of hard water, shower heads easily clog because of mineral deposits, take a plastic bag and fill it with vinegar wrap it around the shower head with a rubber band, soak for 10-15 minutes, then run hot water through! Make sure you do not forget about it soaking, leaving it on for to long will destroy the finish of your shower head. Please be careful, vinegar is strong stuff!!
- Toothpaste is great for cleaning shower doors and will leave it smelling minty fresh!
Its only three days into the bathroom organization series…by now you should be noticing a huge difference!
“My water is “Hard.” Why should I care? For watering your lawn, cleaning our streets, irrigating crops, and many other uses, hard water rarely a challenge. However, for bathing, washing dishes and clothes, shaving, washing your car and many other uses “soft” water is far more efficient, effective and convenient than “hard” water. Soft water: Saves you money in several ways; · By improving cleaning efficiency up to 250%. · It saves on shampoo, cleansers, soaps, and detergents. · Your clothes colors stay brighter and last much longer. Soft water and your favorite soap create gentle suds that help give your skin and complexion the smooth, fresh look of health and beauty. When you shower in soft water that temporary “oily” feeling is caused by your natural body oils. This is how your body feels when it is truly clean. The “squeaky clean” feeling we get from showering in hard water is caused by a layer of calcium and magnesium that remains on your skin, even after rinsing. In reality, we are “squeaky dirty.” Hard water minerals clog your pores and coat every hair on your body. This “crud” can serve as a home for bacteria, cause diaper rash, minor skin irritation and itchy skin. Does your scalp itch. . . Soft water leaves your skin (your largest organ) free to breathe and your hair bright, soft and easier to manage. Razor blades cut closer and stay sharper without the hardness to dull them. When hard water is heated, the minerals create a scale that can eventually plug your hot water pipes and water heater, causing premature failure, necessitating costly replacement. With soft water your water heaters will use 21 to 29% less energy to heat the water. Tip: Draining/flushing your water heater once a year helps reduce the build up of hard water minerals. For many commercial and industrial uses, the hard water minerals interfere with various processes, causing inferior product production.”*
For a free estimate on home water softeners please contact 480-350-9941
*natural health techniques
The Root of the Problem
It’s surprising, but true – roots from a tree or bush several hundred yards and several houses away can damage your home’s plumbing system if they break into your pipes.
It’s called root intrusion, and it can create major blockage in your line.
“Trees and shrubs seek water to grow, and pipes provide the perfect environment,” says Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of the Mr. Rooter Corporation. “Roots are even drawn to unbroken pipes because of condensation and will grow alongside and around the pipe to lap up the moisture.”
There is a misconception that roots are the problem, but Thompson says the problem is actually the pipe because the roots cannot get in the pipe unless there is a crack or bad joint. The older the pipe, the more susceptible it is to cracks, breaks and deformations.
A possible sign of root intrusion is a sudden back up or flooding of the lowest plumbing fixture in the house. When you fill a bathtub or shower with water and let it drain, look for this warning signal:
- If you don’t see the water exiting in a swirling, cyclonic action, it might be a good time to call a qualified, licensed plumber.
Mr. Rooter utilizes the most current technology to specialize in sewer and drain maintenance, repair and replacement.
“Those who suspect root intrusion need information to make the best decision to protect their homes,” Thompson explains. “We offer our drain cleaning customers sewer camera inspections to properly identify the problem and provide solutions.”
Young children often huddle under the covers in their bedrooms, certain that a monster prowls in the closet or under the bed. Most parents will open the closet door or peek under the bed to remind them that the coast is clear.
But if your children accused your kitchen sink of harboring a shady presence, would you be able to deny it? Something foul may be lurking in your sink.
Your garbage disposal may start to smell when food debris builds up. It may be a lingering odor or an overpowering stench, but a good dose of cleaning can clear the air.
Place a handful of ice cubes and citrus peels – lemons, oranges or limes – in the disposal. Turn on cold water and then turn on the disposal for 15 to 30 seconds. Then turn off the disposal and continue to rinse with cold water for 15 more seconds.
If you have grease buildup, turn on hot water and then turn on the disposal. Squeeze a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid in the disposal. Run hot water for 15 to 30 seconds while the disposal is running. Finally, turn the disposal off and continue to let hot water run until the suds are gone.
Of course, the best way to ensure an odor-free kitchen is to prevent the smell before it starts. Never put bones, celery stalks and shrimp or onion peels down the garbage disposal. If you have large amounts of food to dispose of, scrape the scraps into the trash and just rinse the dishes off.
Don’t let food “reek” havoc in the sink, and your entire family will thank you!
Avoid late night or holiday calls, and the expense of ruined walls and flooring. Avoid upset tenants or customers and the many other problems associated with backed up drain lines. Mr. Rooter HydroScrub™ services can be scheduled at your convenience, not ours.
Mr. Rooter HydroScrub™ service is the most effective method known to restore old drain lines to a like-new condition. A line choked with years of accumulation of grease, soap and sludge can be restored to near original condition with the skill of your Mr. Rooter technician.
- Safe on all pipes
- Removes grease, sludge, mud, silt, fibrous material, etc.
- Long lasting results
- Avoids damage from backed-up lines
- Service scheduled for your convenience
- Cleans entire line by high pressure water
HydroScrub™ restores old drain lines to a like-new condition by using water moving through tiny openings located in nozzles, removing grease and sludge from the line. The combination of the high pressure and water volume provides a cleaning system unattainable by conventional methods. For lines with a history of problems, the HydroScrub™ can be used to inject specific amounts of our exclusive Mr. Rooter degreaser which actually enhances the cleaning power of the HydroScrub™. After the initial cleaning, your Mr. Rooter technician will recommend a periodic maintenance program to help insure an uninterrupted flow.
Unlike conventional cable methods, Mr. Rooter HydroScrub™ services are designed to prevent future problems. While conventional machines are effective in opening a blockage, they do not clear the line of problems like grease, soap, and sludge. Conventional cable machines push through the line in the path of least resistance often opening only a small hole. Soft deposits left in the line collect pieces of paper or other material, eventually causing another blockage. Only the power of the Mr. Rooter HydroScrub™ and the skill of your Mr. Rooter technician can help avoid the expense and inconvenience of future blockages. Avoid the expense of ruined walls and flooring from backed up drain lines. Mr. Rooter HydroScrub™ services can be scheduled at your convenience.