With all the granite counter tops
installed many customers have asked me how to take care of the
composite granite sinks that they have installed. Most of the sinks
are real dark and in Texas of course that means that you are going to
see water stain on them in just a few months, if not sooner. So what
do you clean them with? I called the granite companies that actually
install them in San Antonio and they just suggested that you need to
dry them out and not let water stand. Well I thought that’s what
sinks were for.
Bring It On is a safe cleaner for fiberglass
tubs, glass; decorative metal faucets it will not scratch but will
remove water spots, and dirt. I have an employee that was going to
remove a fiberglass tub in his home but gave the tub one last try
Bring It On and he no longer had to remove the tub.
I have a customer from Humble and I sold her a bottle of
to clean the composite sink that she has at her house. She
contacted me about a month ago and told me that she bought the
but she didn’t really think that it would clean her 14
year old sink. Well her email raved about how clean the sink is now.
She said she didn’t know if it looked as good as new (because she
didn’t see it new)but it looked so much better that it did she
wasn’t embarrassed anymore by the stains. She also told me that he
husband was so impressed that he really did the cleaning of the sink.
Now that is a salesman, excuse me …sales woman! HA!
Now to the email…..
Question: I have a garbage disposal
that a lingering odor. I run it and flush water through it but it
still smells when I come into the house after work every day. Is
there anything safe that I can run through the disposal that will
clean it so that it doesn’t smell?
Answer: To neutralize garbage disposal
odors, use a product that is safe for disposals called
Power Disposer and Drain Cleaner
. Turn on the disposal and run
it for a few seconds, turn off the disposal and water and pour in 4oz
of cleaner. Put the cover on the disposal and run it again for a few
seconds, then allow it to stay in the drain overnight. It will leave
the drain smelling like lemons.
Question: I got an old washer that I
am using at a vacation home. It has rust stains and a lot of soap
scum that I want to get rid of before I use the washer. Is there
anything I can just throw in the washer during a washing cycle- that
sure would be easy?
Answer: Use a product called Iron
that is made for washers. Make sure the machine is empty and
then pour 1/3 cup of
Iron Out instead of detergent. Run a
normal cycle, and repeat if necessary.
Question: On the outside of the house
we have some loose bricks. Is there anything I can use myself to
glue these back on and touch up the mortar that has chipped off too.
Or do I need to call a mason?
Answer: No you can do it yourself.
Mor-Flexx Mortar Brick and Stucco Caulk is a repair product
that you use to place the brick back in place and then touch up the
missing mortar that might be missing. Clean the area where the
repair is being made and remove any flaking material. Using a
caulking gun apply the
Mor-Flexx to back of the brick and push
back into place. Then caulk around the brick and smooth out the
joint with a foam brush. The
Mor-Flexx will shrink and give a
concave appearance. More applications will be needed to fill the
joint flat. I like
Mor-Flexx because you can clean up with
soap and water and has a sandy appearance to blend in with the
existing mortar. It will stay flexible and give you a long lasting