Aqualux Carpet Cleaning Blog - Tips on Home Improvement

Different Uses For Pine Needles

December 13th, 2018 6:32PM

If you love getting a real Christmas tree, you know just messy they can become once the pine needles start falling. But did you ever think about the different and creative ways you can use pine needles in your home!

Pine essential oil not only has antibacterial properties but also anti-inflammatory, …

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Helpful Tips for Cleaning Pet Urine Stains

November 18th, 2018 1:55PM

Pet stains are one of the most stubborn stains to clean up. The length of time that pet urine is left sitting on the carpet really dictates the level of difficulty for the cleanup process.

Dog urine is made up of urea, creatinine, uric acid, ammonia, enzymes, fatty acids, potassium, …

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Air Purifiers & Carpet Contamination

October 22nd, 2018 11:03PM

It’s a no-brainer that carpets can hold onto and trap many particles inside your home.  An air purifier is a device that removes contaminants from the air. Carpets and an air purifier in retrospect have similar characteristics, as they both act as a filter for contaminants and particles.  Air purifiers trap …

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DIY Essential Oil Room Freshener

October 4th, 2018 10:56PM

Essential oils are an amazing, powerful, and natural way to clean and deodorize your house of stubborn odors. If you have children or pets, this is the greener way to go, since you don’t have all the harsh chemical additives that are found in the majority of store-bought cleaners. You …

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The Dangers of Thirdhand Smoke

September 6th, 2018 6:08PM

You’ve heard of first and secondhand smoke, but did you know that thirdhand smoke is a serious harmful issue as well. Thirdhand smoke consists of the tobacco residue from cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products that is left behind after smoking and builds up on surfaces, and furnishings. Thirdhand smoke …

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Smart Kitchen Hacks!

August 28th, 2018 12:08PM

Try out some of these handy kitchen hacks that will help organize your kitchen space!

Grocery Bag Storage

Are you one of those people who keeps a lot of leftover grocery bags? Here’s a great way to keep them all organized. Grab a Lysol wipe container and stick all of your …

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Clever Household Cleaning Hacks!

August 21st, 2018 12:02PM

Why wouldn’t you try some of these some of these clever hacks that can make clean up time quicker and can save you some dinero!

Cleaning with Food! Say What?!

Did you know you could use a piece of bread as a natural eraser? Think of it like a magic eraser! All …

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Creative Ways to Reuse Your Old Carpet

August 17th, 2018 9:49AM

Instead of chunking your old carpet in the garbage, let’s get creative! You would be astounded with the numerous ways one could take that old carpet and transform it into something new! These DIY projects are simple and more useful than you would think.

DIY Carpet Ideas

Cat Scratching Post

Has your cat …

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Alka-Seltzer Cleaning Hacks

August 8th, 2018 8:46AM

               Get ready for this clever cleaning hack! There’s way more behind the curtain when it comes to Alka-Seltzer. Not only is it a great remedy for relieving indigestion discomfort, but surprisingly it can be used for many household cleaning remedies.

Alka seltzer was invented 87 years ago in 1931 by …

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Using Coffee Beans to Remove Odors

July 30th, 2018 11:18PM

Majority of Americans love having there morning cup of Joe. In fact, Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee a day, that’s equivalent to 146 billion cups of coffee per year! Now that’ a lot of coffee beans.

When you walk into a coffee shop, the smell of coffee just fills …

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Viscose: Is It Worth It?

June 29th, 2018 11:42PM

Viscose: Is it really worth it?

 

Choosing a new carpet or rug for your home can sometimes be quite the overwhelming task. There are a vast amount of materials to choose from it can make your head spin. We’ve already discussed the majority of types of fibers to choose from, but …

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Tips for Removing Makeup from Clothes

June 26th, 2018 8:25AM

Have you ever tried on clothing and noticed some makeup smudges on the lining of the clothing? Makeup stains are a common everyday stain.  Your significant other might have found some makeup residue on your pillow, but tell them to take a chill pill.  It’s quite simple to remove makeup …

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Essential Oils – A Safer Alternative

June 12th, 2018 11:31PM

Many of  Americans set New Year’s resolutions every year that revolve around self- improvement. Many of us are also looking for healthy, natural alternatives. I don’t know about you, but if I had to choose between a product that contains natural ingredients and one that is full of chemicals; it’s …

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PET ODOR MYTHS

April 2nd, 2018 4:23PM

Have a pet odor problem in your home? If so, your probably familiar with some of the “Un-Truths” or “Myths” that have been floating around for years regarding pet odor removal. Believe me, some of the things I hear are false and ridiculous! For Example, the old “Vinegar Trick” supposedly …

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RED WINE REMOVAL – SYNTHETIC FIBER

February 8th, 2018 6:26PM

So, you had a bad experience with natural fiber rugs and decided to replace them with synthetics. Next thing you know, out with the wool and in with the polyester! Sounds great, throw the wool rugs out and all my problems are solved! I hear this all the time. But, …

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