Ultimate Guide to Cleaning--Article Index and Intro

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Our Ultimate Guide to Cleaning shows you now to do the job right— and do it yourself—with the latest techniques and materials, step-by-step directions, safety advice, and hundreds of color illustrations (like below).

(below: From Removing Grime from Masonry: Burning plastic or gum off concrete.)

Learn the methods the professionals use so you can...

  • Scrub down siding
  • Brighten walls and ceilings
  • Lift stains from fabric
  • Remove dirt from household appliances
  • Rejuvenate rugs and carpets
  • Shampoo upholstery
  • Pest-proof your home
  • Make windows sparkle
  • Revive wood finishes
  • Keep swimming pools clean and clear
  • … and more...

Based on guide “Cleaning” from TIME-LIFE BOOKS -- HOME REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT series.

Article Index Outline :

1. A CLEANER AND METHOD FOR EVERY OCCASION

2. CARING FOR TEXTILES

  • A Methodical Approach to Removing Spots
  • Rejuvenating Rugs and Carpets
  • Lifting Soil from Upholstery

3. SPECIAL CLEANING PROBLEMS

  • Taking Care of Household Appliances
  • Attending to Air Filters
  • Keeping Swimming Pools
  • Clean and Clear
  • Dealing with the Aftermath of a Flood

4. CONTROLLING HOUSEHOLD PESTS

  • Pest-proofing a House
  • Taking Offensive Action
  • A Guide to Common Pests

5. CHARTS, TABLES, etc.

  • Cleaning Hardwood Floors
  • Restoring Metal Surfaces
  • Curing for Fabrics
  • Cures for Stained Textiles
  • Treating Swimming-Pool Water
  • Choosing Pesticides

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