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Follow These Steps to Avoid Basement Water Leakage

Hello, as Spring turns into Summer it is always important to think about proper home care, such as making sure all the rain from the Spring has not created leakage in your basement foundation, or if it has, stopping the leak before it can cause a costly situation.  Using these steps can help save you money and give you peace of mind that you should not suffer a costly repair bill.

Waterproof the walls internally. 

Internal waterproofing is a process in which the walls need to be removed and a process of waterproofing from the foundation, windows, and drain runs into a basement sump pump.

Campbell Hausfeld 3/4 HP Cast Iron Sump Pump (CHF75)

SKU: 25420165

Waterproof the walls externally.

External waterproofing work is a major job because it requires removing the debris around the external wall foundation, all the way down to the foundation level.

Thompson's Water Seal

Thompsons WaterSeal Clear Multi-Surface Waterproofer Gallon Low VOC

SKU: 050540662

Insulate the external walls with the external waterproofing product in at least two layers in order to have the basement completely clean.

How to Remove Oil Paint from Clothing

Craft and home improvement projects can lead to paint stains on walls, stone and clothing. The best way to avoid this is covering objects with drop cloths and wearing old clothing; however, they can sometimes be removed from fabric. Find out more about how to remove paint from clothes by reading the laundry tips below.

1.  Do not apply water to a fresh or dried oil paint stain.

2.  Buy an oil paint solvent like Distilled Turpentine at the home improvement store when you buy your paint. Keep it on hand for oil based stains.

3.  Apply the oil paint solvent to the article of clothing.

  • If you do not have a solvent, use WD-40.
  • WD-40

    WD-40 12 oz. Smart Straw Aerosol

    SKU: 007990249

4.  Rub the solvent against the stain using other clothing fabic

5.  Wipe up the solvent and stain with a clean rag.

6.  Repeat application of the solvent, if much of the stain remains.

7.  Fill a bucket with warm water. Mix with dish washing soap, which can cut the grease in the paint and solvent.

Dawn

Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, Original Scent, 24 oz 22205

SKU: 001331215

8.  Soak the article of clothing for 1 hour.
9.  Launder the piece of clothing immediately.

  • If the oil solvent doesn’t effectively treat paint stains, dip a cotton ball in turpentine and apply it to the stain. Rub gently. Launder it immediately following the application.

Use Vinegar in Every Part of Your Home!!!

Vinegar has been used for 10,000 years. It just might be the world’s oldest ingredient!

vinegar

Vinegar has a ridiculous amount of uses. You can use it as a fabric softener, flea repellent, a disinfectant, polisher, deodorizer, and many more things. White distilled vinegar is a popular household cleanser. It is effective for killing most mold, bacteria, and germs, due to its level of acidity. Cleaning with white distilled vinegar is a smart way to avoid using harsh chemicals. You’ll also be glad to know that it is environmentally friendly and very economical.

 

Did you know that once vinegar dries it has no scent? So even if you don’t like the smell, it will go away after it dries. Personally, my favorite use for vinegar is as a fabric softener.  Just replace your regular fabric softener with a half cup of vinegar for a medium load of laundry. It will help prevent lint from sticking to clothes.  Also if you happen to buy new laundry soap, and it disagrees with someone in your house holds sensitive skin, just add it to the last rinse cycle. My mom had to do that for my little brother, he’s a red-head with super sensitive skin. Seriously the skin around his mouth breaks out if he eats spaghetti!

 

When I moved into a new house that the previous tenants had smoked in we used a vinegar and hot water mixture to scrub the walls to help remove the grim and scent. It worked wonders!

 

When we adopted a new kitten that had fleas we used vinegar to kill the fleas already on her while we waited for the Frontline to kick in to kill the eggs and prevent new fleas from getting on her. For that situation  we used a mixture that was 1 cup water, ¾ cup vinegar, 2 tablespoons Dawn Blue Dish Soap.

 

You can polish car chrome with full-strength white distilled vinegar on a soft cloth. Polish brass and copper with a mixture of 2 tablespoons of ketchup and 1 tablespoon white distilled vinegar. Rub it on with a clean cloth until dry and shiny. You can make your car extra shiny by adding a few drops of white distilled vinegar to your bucket of water.

 

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