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Puppy/ People Treads

I want to introduce you to another new product that was found at the Las Vegas National Hardware Show in May. I was real excited about this product because we get questions about ceramic tile that is slippery when wet. Sometime it is outside on a porch or deck, or inside in the bath but bottom line if it gets wet, it’s a slick situation. We have had self adhesive treads for quite a while but they are dark grey or black, a sandpaper like texture and really not very attractive. Puppy/ People Treads are a clear tread that is soft on your feet and can be used on tile, stone, hardwood and under rugs. Virtually invisible these treads are easy to apply, gentle on your tile and wood, and easy to clean. Puppy/People Treads are easy to cut so you can fit them perfectly on your bathroom tile trimming them to fit exactly on the tile where you step. And since they are clear, they don’t take away from your décor. Many of our readers have a front porch that is covered in ceramic tile and if it gets wet, is as slippery as ice. Don’t take any chances about falling when you can easily install these Puppy/People Treads. The adhesive on these treads is aggressive but if you remove the tread, it will not leave a sticky adhesive residue. The Puppy/People Treads come in two sizes a 6” x 12”, 6” X 24” and come 4 to a pack. Check them out on www.PeopleTreads.com!

Now to the email…..

Question: We had a wonderful 4th of July! But something was put down in the disposal and even though I keep running water down the disposal and running the disposal it still stinks, not bad but definitely stinks. What can I use to clean whatever is in the disposal?

Answer: There is a product called Instant Power Disposal Cleaner that is safe to use on the disposal side of your sink and will clean it up taking the smell with it. Shake Disposal & Drain Cleaner and pour in 4 oz and cover the disposal. Turn the disposal on for 1-2 seconds. Do not flush, and allow the Instant Power to remain overnight. It will clean the source of foul odors that cling to the inside of your garbage disposal. Instant Power contains billions of natural enzyme producing organisms that digest and break up clogging odor causing materials. The next morning turn on the disposal and flush with water.

Question: I have very dry skin and it seems to get worse during the heat of the summer. Everything that I try is just greasy and not really moisturizing. Now I remember you writing about a crème but I don’t remember the name. Is it good for sensitive skin?

Answer: The name of the moisturizing lotion is called Medline Skin Repair. My mom keeps some in her desk and uses it all the time because she works with paper and that is so drying. Medline helps with the dryness associated with frequent hand washing. It’s tested to be non- sensitizing and non allergenic. If you have thin skin and get a skin tear you can use the Medline and it will speed up healing time. I like Medline because it really doesn’t have much of a fragrance, and is made from olive oil.

Question: I have a pest control service, but I still see the occasional roach, ant, creepy bug and I don’t like that at all. Do you know of a safe pesticide that I can use myself?

Answer: I used to use a service every 90 days and even though it was not that expensive, I felt that it was something that I could do myself. Shoo Fly Ant Roach and Spider comes to the rescue with an aerosol that is safe to use. Shoo Fly has a tiny straw that you attach to the nozzle which will let you get into all the small areas in your home. Spray around the windows and doors inside and outside and then spray the perimeter of the inside of the house along the floor molding. Anytime that a critter (bug) crawls across the Shoo Fly they are dead. Shoo Fly is safe around children and pets as soon as it is dry and it dries in 20 minutes.