Classic Roofing

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Classic Roofing

With all the roofing styles and designs that you can choose in the market today, you probably need a little help to push you to the right direction. Proper planning and substantial time should be allotted in choosing the perfect roofing design that would best suit your home. After all, roofs greatly contribute to the look you want your home to depict.

In considering classic roofing styles, you’ll perhaps find the variety almost limitless. From clay to metal tile, you can be certain that you can find the style that would best compliment your home. Classic roofing often requires a considerable amount of craftsmanship and expertise. Adding roof details would greatly contribute to the beauty and elegance of the roof. That is why aside from choosing premium grade materials, it is equally important to hire only the best roofing contractors in your area. This would ensure superior quality workmanship and your satisfaction.

Today, people would prefer virtually maintenance free roofs. Wooden shakes, of course would need extra care and protection. However, there are a dozen alternatives to the classic roofing often found in archetypal homes. Often, the use recycled roofing materials are perfectly appropriate to help you in achieving the classic roofing style to want to pull off. It is also advisable to use the lightweight, synthetic products if you like the traditional, classic roofing design.

The conventional roofing materials commonly used often cannot withstand high winds and other severe weather elements as effectively as synthetic materials. There are steel tiles which are designed to look like classic roofing tile but with the benefit of easier installation and considerably cheaper too. Synthetic roofing materials are available in various styles and textures that you can choose from to achieve the appearance you seek for your roof. The synthetic classic roofing will not only give you the protection and coverage against harsh weather conditions, you can confidently expect it to last longer than the standard cedar or slate roofs.

There are many newer slates and imitation shakes that are actually filled with rubber compounds, making it capable to better inhibit the harmful UV rays, and more durable and fire resistant. Synthetic materials are notably much easier to install using air pressured nail guns.

When first deciding the style of roofing to wish to adapt, be sure to evaluate the benefits of every option. Decide which style that will best enhance the beauty of your home, and would still offer the durability that you need.

How to do home repairs yourself and save time and money

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Could you imagine how much time and money you can save if you could do your own home repairs yourself. Well you can, if you have the right tools and some time on your hand.

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Could you imagine how much time and money you can save if you could do your own home repairs yourself. Well you can, if you have the right tools and some time on your hand.

But most people are too busy or have no idea on how to fix simple things around the house. If you have a house, things will brake over time, which is only natural wear and tear. Your home will need regular maintaining to upkeep the value.

When you first buy a house, it will need minor repairs, that you can do yourself. Some of the repairs may be; changing window blinds, doors locks, and painting. In most cases when you move into your new home, it might need a fresh coat of paint on the walls to make you feel at home.

If that’s the case, you should paint the house before you move-in any furniture’s. Before you start to paint, cover the floors with drop cloth, to prep the house for paint. Fill any dents and holes in the wall with sparkle, allow it to dry, then sand and prime the spots.

If you are painting the entire house! Paint the ceilings first, and the walls second. Cut-in the corners with a brush and paint the large areas with a roller. After the house is painted, it’s time to move-in to your freshly painted home.

Do not neglect the outside of the house, because if the outside is poorly maintained, it could bring down the value of the property. When something breaks and needs fixing, attend to it (ASAP) as soon as possible or it can get out of control.

If you cannot do the repairs, call someone that can. In some cases, it only takes a couple of minutes to repair things around the house; like changing out a door lock, replacing a blow-out light-bulb, or resetting a breaker switch. They are all simple repairs that you can do. Having a home needs a lot of care, if you keep-up with the repairs.

Marketing to Generation Y

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If you’re trying to market to adults who were born between 1977 and 1994, then you need to understand the best method for reaching generation Y.

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If you’re trying to market to adults who were born between 1977 and 1994, then you need to understand the best method for reaching generation Y.

Who is Generation Y?

Individuals born between 1977 and 1994 are considered Gen Y and make up about 25% of the U.S. population. This group is generally idealistic, optimistic, and patriotic. They consume media in extremely fragmented ways, representing the next big wave in our demographic makeup.

Gen Y consumes media differently than earlier generations. Communicating with them through traditional marketing channels can be difficult. So, how can you reach this group, communicate your message, and get them to take action?

The answer is more traditional than you think. In combination with online marketing, direct mail is one of the most powerful ways to market to Gen Y. According to a recent study conducted by InnoMedia, NuStats, and Vertis, 87% of Gen Y bring in the mail the day it’s delivered. 73% of Gen Y retail direct mail readers have used coupons received in the mail. Gen Y consumers rate 75% of the mail they receive as valuable.

To reach Gen Y with direct mail, there are number of basic marketing practices you should keep in mind. Before discussing these tips, realize that your direct mail efforts can always be supplemented with online marketing in the form of targeted site advertising, key word buys, or perhaps giving consumers a reason to visit you online via email (contests, sweepstakes, discounts, etc.).

Direct Mail is most effective when you understand your audience, time your campaign appropriately, provide a compelling offer, and develop a relevant message.

Audience

Knowing your audience is essential for the success of any direct marketing campaign. Having information about Gen Y in general terms is a place start, but you need to dig deeper and develop a fuller understanding of the segment. You should know what motivates them, what their greatest pains are, their latent needs, and what products or solutions they currently use. Once you’ve gotten to know your audience, other marketing criteria can fall into place.

Timing

Communicating your message at the right time can make all the difference in your marketing results. Selling tax software immediately after April 15th won’t produce the results you’re looking for. Therefore, you need to have an understanding of your audience’s timeline and when they are in the market to buy your product or service. Be sure to reach them with enough time to respond to your offer, but don’t leave it open ended.

Offer

Many consumers need a reason to buy, especially Gen Y’s who are normally skeptical. Your offer should provide some benefit to the buyer as well as provide some level of comfort in moving forward with a purchase. This can be in the form of a satisfaction guarantee or something similar. One great technique is to place your offer on the outside of the envelope that contains your marketing materials. This can help to differentiate your mail and get your envelope opened by prospects.

Message

Your message needs to resonate with prospective buyers. Do you understand their needs? Have you communicated benefits as well as features? Are you solving a problem for them? Have you provided a simple, yet compelling message? Many direct marketers talk about the “long” letter versus the “short” letter. There are a number of studies that validate the use of both long a short letters in direct marketing pieces. As long as your message resonates with buyers, it doesn’t matter how long it is. Be sure to test your messages on an ongoing basis.

If you’re marketing to Generation Y, use direct mail in your marketing mix. Individuals in these groups respond to direct mail. Keep in mind however, that a direct marketing piece should be supplemented with other forms of marketing – Internet marketing, search engine optimization, advertising, etc. Direct mail is your key to success with Generation Y when used as the main vehicle for your marketing campaign.

Cedar Roofing

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Cedar Roofing

Wood shake is one of the roofing materials that is a choice of some homeowners for an aesthetic result of their homes, though not generally widely used by most residential owners and even in commercial applications. Wood shakes or shingles are usually made from cedar, a coniferous growing tree known for its natural properties and features. By and large, cedar roofing can be a good choice for quality roofing.

Cedar is a very attractive and hard-wearing type of wood, with color tones varying from red to light amber and some in a honey-brown look. Because of its resilience, the type of material makes it an economical choice. Moreover, it can also be the perfect choice as an outdoor building material, not just for roofing but also for sidings.

To better understand the essence of cedar roofing, there is also a need to know how a cedar shingle or shake is being made and its other basics. A cedar wood is initially being cut or slated and is trimmed and squared according to its use either for roofing or siding. A cedar shingle ranges from 8 to 20 cm wide and its thickness also varies. And since the dimension of each cedar shingle is not uniform, no two cedar shakes or shingles are exactly the same. Cedar shingles are also commonly called the cedar roofing shakes. After slating and forming each shingle into its appropriate dimension, the material is being treated with chemicals or Class B or C fire retardant for resistance from fire. Other chemical treatments are for prevention of moss growth and mildew and fungal decay which are the natural enemies of cedar roofing. To make it an even more suitable roofing material, the slated shingles are kiln dried or undergo a heating system process.

The choice for cedar roof doesn’t just contribute a look of elegance and style on your home but it adds to durability purposes. Because it is treated and kiln dried, the material becomes resistant to insects and moss or fungal growth. Cedar roofing, being a natural insulator, keeps your home interior cool and cozy during hot season and sustains warmth during cold climates.

When choosing cedar roof for your rooftop, you are not just enhancing your home’s exterior features, you are also making a wise investment for your property’s value. This is the only roofing material that has authentic and natural properties but adds character to your home and when properly maintained, can even last for years.

How to Clean Your Bathroom in 15 Minutes

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Learn how to clean your bathroom in fifteen minutes or less.

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by Martha Matthews

I used to absolutely loath cleaning my bathrooms. It was so much work (or so I thought) that I would procrastinate until my husband would threaten to call the health department. One day, a friend of mine showed me this routine that has helped me maintain my sanity by getting this dirty job done quickly. She introduced me to the “15 Minute Bathroom Cleaning Routine” and my life has never been the same.

I was finally free from the drudgery of mildew and soap scum buildup. No more tooth paste petrified on my faucets. Gone was the black ring around the tub that looked like a well placed pinstripe. I was finally free to let the door stay open when company came over. Wow! My family didn’t even recognize the room. They were stunned. I can honestly say that this room is now my pride and joy. Now my friends marvel at my cleaning prowess.

My bathroom was so bad that it took a little extra effort the first time I used the routine, but after the initial deep cleaning, it was a breeze. You too can overcome the bathroom blues by following these simple and effective twelve steps.

1. Remove the knick knacks and place them in the hallway.

2. Remove the throw rugs and shake them out. Put them in the laundry to be cleaned if needed.

3. Sweep or vacuum the floor.

4. Spray the counter top and let your cleaner do the work.

5. Spray the mirror and wipe it down.

6. Spray the toilet with cleaner inside and out. Let the cleaner sit.

7. Go back to the counter top. Scrub and wipe it down.

8. Spray the bath tub and shower down (you may not need to do this every week if your bath tub doesn’t get that dirty).

9. Scrub the inside of the toilet with a brush. Flush the toilet to rinse the bowl. Wipe down the seat and rim of the bowl. Don’t forget the place behind the seat and the outside of the toilet bowl and base.

10. Scrub the tub down and rinse.

Hint: if you want to clean the shower curtain you can wash it by itself in the washing machine in cold water on the delicate cycle. Throw in a bath towel to help scrub the curtain clean. Remove it promptly and hang it back up in the shower to drip dry. Never put it in the dryer.

11. If you have linoleum or tile, mop the floor. If the room is small, you can spray your cleaner directly onto the floor and wipe it up with a sponge or cleaning cloth. Let dry for ten to fifteen minutes.

12. Put back the rugs and knick knacks. Check your toilet paper supply. Put out fresh towels.

The whole process should take fifteen minutes, not counting the time to let the floor dry. It will take even less time if you don’t have to clean the tub and shower. I only clean ours once a month because it doesn’t get that dirty because we use an after shower spray that keeps the soap scum from stick to the shower surface.

There are two keys to a fast clean up: 1) Let the cleaner sit long enough to loosen up the dirt and disinfect the surface. 2) Clean the bathroom every week. Pick a day that is your bathroom cleaning day and just do it. When you keep up on your cleaning it doesn’t become such an insurmountable project.

Cleaning supplies.

1) Utility caddy to carry your supplies. The dollar store usually has these.

2) Rubber cleaning gloves.

3) Scrubber and sponge combination designed for cleaning the bathroom.

4) Window cleaner.

5) All-purpose cleaner.

6) An old toothbrush to get at those hard to reach areas.

7) One roll of paper towels.

8) Pumice stone for hard water build up in the toilet bowl.

9) Toilet brush (unless you keep one in each bathroom like I do).

That’s it. Happy cleaning!

How To Clean Windows And Not Leave Streaks

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When cleaning windows it’s not always what you see is what you get! Some window cleaning chemicals won’t leave streaks right away but after a good drying period a dull film will start to appear. This usually occurs if the window cleaning solution has added chemicals that won’t evaporate and are left as a residue on the glass.

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When cleaning windows it’s not always what you see is what you get! Some window cleaning chemicals won’t leave streaks right away but after a good drying period a dull film will start to appear. This usually occurs if the window cleaning solution has added chemicals that won’t evaporate and are left as a residue on the glass. When purchasing a good window cleaning chemical or solution it is usually best to purchase products that are ammonia based. Ammonia based products will evaporate quickly and not leave any residue. Concentrated glass cleaners are great for use in climates where the temperature changes, especially if you are using them outdoors. A concentrated glass cleaner can be diluted with the correct amount of water for the amount of moisture in the air and the ambient temperature. Mix in more water for hot and dry climates and less water for cooler moist climates. By using this method you can really cut down on those window streaks.

Another good tool to use when cleaning windows is a window squeegee. Window squeegees don’t leave lint and can quickly remove any cleaning solution from your glass. Window squeegees come in many sizes and styles. For residential window cleaning a disposable window squeegee is the way to go. Disposable window squeegees do a great job and are very economical. When the rubber squeegee blade starts to break down and disintegrate just throw it away, and purchase a new one. Professional window cleaners and janitorial personal are likely to use a professional window squeegee with a replaceable squeegee blade. On these types of squeegees when the rubber blade starts to disintegrate you can just replace the rubber, retaining the original handle and channel. Professional window squeegee handles are made from many different materials such as stainless steel, plastic and brass. Brass will usually hold up better than other materials and won’t rust. Window squeegees come in many sizes ranging from 12 inches to four feet. Some companies have tried to produce window squeegees over four feet but they are too hard to control and are too heavy for one person to use. Most professional window squeegees come in three sections, the squeegee handle, the squeegee channel, and the squeegee blade.

Window washers are great for cleaning stains on windows such as bugs, bird droppings, and tar. Window washers are basically a semi abrasive towel attached to a handle and shaped like a window squeegee. The pad or towel on a window washer is usually made from cotton enclosed in a nylon net. The nylon netting is made to quickly remove the toughest of stains.

Marketing To Generation X

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If you’re trying to market to adults who are now in their thirties, then you need to understand the best method for reaching generation X.

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If you’re trying to market to adults who are now in their thirties, then you need to understand the best method for reaching generation X.

Who is Generation X? Gen Xers were born between 1965 – 1976 and make up about 17% of the U.S. population. As a whole, this group is both independent and skeptical, existing in the shadow of Baby Boomers. As this group moves into their mid 30s and 40s, Gen Xers are establishing themselves as consumers who are starting families and buying homes.

Gen Xers grew up with recessions, single-parent households, cable TV, the Internet and other personal technology. Consequently, this group consumes media differently than earlier generations. Communicating with them through traditional marketing channels can be difficult. So, how can you reach these groups, communicate your message, and get them to take action? The answer is more traditional than you think. In combination with online marketing, direct mail is one of the most powerful ways to market to Gen X. According to a recent study conducted by InnoMedia, NuStats, and Vertis, 86% of Gen Xers bring in the mail the day it’s delivered. Furthermore, 68% of Gen X retail direct mail readers have used coupons received in the mail. Gen X consumers rate 75% of the mail they receive as valuable.

To reach Gen X with direct mail, there are number of basic marketing practices you should keep in mind. Before discussing these tips, keep in mind that your direct mail efforts can be supplemented with online marketing in the form of targeted site advertising, key word buys, or perhaps giving consumers a reason to visit you online via email (contests, sweepstakes, discounts, etc.).Direct Mail is most effective when you understand your audience, time your campaign appropriately, provide a compelling offer, and develop a relevant message.

Audience
Knowing your audience is essential for the success of any direct marketing campaign. Having information about Gen Xers in general terms is a place to start, but you need to dig deeper and develop a fuller understanding of the segment. You should know what motivates them, what their greatest pains are, their latent needs, and what products or solutions they currently use. Once you’ve gotten to know your audience, other marketing criteria can fall into place.

Timing
Communicating your message at the right time can make all the difference in your marketing results. For example, selling tax software immediately after April 15th won’t produce the results you’re looking for. Therefore, you need to have an understanding of your audience’s timeline and when they are in the market to buy your product or service. Be sure to reach them with enough time to respond to your offer, but don’t leave it open ended.

Offer
Many consumers need a reason to buy, especially Gen Xers who are normally skeptical. Your offer should provide some benefit to the buyer as well as provide some level of comfort in moving forward with a purchase. This can be in the form of a satisfaction guarantee or something similar. One great technique is to place your offer on the outside of the envelope that contains your marketing materials. This can help to differentiate your mail and get your envelope opened by prospects.

Message
Your message needs to resonate with prospective buyers. Do you understand their needs? Have you communicated benefits as well as features? Are you solving a problem for them? Have you provided a simple, yet compelling message? Many direct marketers talk about the “long” letter versus the “short” letter. There are a number of studies that validate the use of both long a short letters in a direct marketing pieces. As long as your message resonates with buyers, it doesn’t matter how long it is. Be sure to test your messages on an ongoing basis.

If you’re marketing to Generation X, use direct mail in your marketing mix. Individuals in these groups respond to direct mail. Keep in mind however, that a direct marketing piece should be supplemented with other forms of marketing – Internet marketing, search engine optimization, advertising, etc. Direct mail is your key to success with Generations X when used as the main vehicle of your marketing campaign.

Best Roofing Materials

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Best Roofing Materials

Roofing has been one of the most important compositions of a building. When considering putting up a house or a commercial building, it is necessary to take into account the quality of roofing materials to use and its durability, apart from its aesthetic value and style. A good quality but inexpensive roofing is what most of us would like to have for our new homes. Or, if you would need extensive renovation on your roof, you might as well choose the type of roof that would last for a number of years and withstand changing weather conditions. This is when you need to know and find out the best roofing materials. So what are a few popular and best roofing materials?

A roof may be made up of composition shingles, wood shakes, clay tile, slate, concrete tile, and metal roofs. Shingles consist of fiberglass and paper, sheltered with asphalt, and is covered with colored granules. This is probably the one of the commonly used and the least expensive roofing material. A composition shingle, commercially available, typically weighs around 200 to 350 lbs. Because this type of roofing material can be easily used in different applications, it may not necessarily require a professional to do the roofing job; you may do the installation yourself since this can simply be nailed over an existing roof.

If you opt for a look of style for your home, wood shakes may be an option. The best wood shakes are that of an old cedar tree. While this may give an aesthetic look, it does not account for long-lasting value and sturdiness because its composition is prone to molds, unwanted termites, and it could even rot in the long run. However, it allows a cooler and a more insulated effect when it comes to ventilation.

Roof tiles, unlike shingles, can be costly and requires professional installation. This is due to its considerably heavy weight and the fragility of the material. Clay and concrete are the most common roof tiles that are being used. Home and other building constructions that use concrete tiles need to have a well-supported framework to keep the tiles in place for quite sometime.

Another roofing material that can often be seen in more fashionable and stylish homes is slate. It looks like shingles but in a rock composition, and it can be as heavy as a concrete tile. Like tiles, it requires a strong framework for it to be nailed in place. Both tiles and slate are good choice for durability and endurance. Also, they require less maintenance as compared to wood shakes.

Finally, a seemingly becoming more widely used roofing material nowadays is metal roofing. You can almost see them on houses almost everywhere because of its proven durability and long-lasting value. It does not get eaten up by fire and is very much maintenance-free. When it comes to weight, this is relatively light compared to the rest of the roofing materials.

Planning up on a good roofing structure for your home will most likely depend on your personal choice for the best roofing materials. But you have to consider three important factors in choosing which are the best roofing materials to be used: know what style do you want for your roof, think of the cost or expense, and consider the location, whether the roof can resist the type of weather conditions in that place. It’s always wise to know the best roofing materials available in the markets today.

Marketing Tips For Secret Ways To Increase Your Sales

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Marketing is the most important factors to increse your sales. From my experience, I always follow 10 secret ways to increase my sales. If you are struggling to increase your sales, Please follow these 10 marketing tips. You will discover something new to apply your marketing strategies.

1. Add a free interactive game to your web site. You could hire someone to create it. The game should be related to the theme of your web site.

2. Train your employees as a team instead…

Marketing, Sales

Marketing is the most important factors to increse your sales. From my experience, I always follow 10 secret ways to increase my sales. If you are struggling to increase your sales, Please follow these 10 marketing tips. You will discover something new to apply your marketing strategies.

1. Add a free interactive game to your web site. You could hire someone to create it. The game should be related to the theme of your web site.

2. Train your employees as a team instead of just individuals. Everyone must do their job in order for the others do theirs.

3. Make people feel like it’s their idea to buy, they will be less hesitant. Tell them in your ad “You’re making a smart decision for buying our product”.

4. Promote yourself as well as your products. Write articles, ebooks, reports, etc. When you endorse products, people will think your statement is credible.

5. Show your prospects a group of testimonials that stand up for your product. People are more likely to agree with a group than have a different opinion.

6. Maximize your advertising budget and don’t go broke like the big web sites. All you need is a small group of loyal customers to sell back end products.

7. Sell to the people that join your affiliate program. They are more likely to by your products because they are interested in selling them for commission.

8. Offer a deluxe product or service as an up sell or back end product. You won’t have to create a totally new product just add on to your main one.

9. Tell people what they’re thinking and feeling as they read your ad. Most people will actually do it. Your statements should help sell your product.

10. Make your product offer very rare. People perceive things that are rare as being more valuable. You could use a limited time offer or free bonuses.

I totally recommend those 10 secret strategies. Thereis always to improve your sales. Once again, please try those secret tips, and you will see a better result. I hope those strategies will work well and increse your sales.

How to Clean Mattress Stains

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Sooner or later, almost every mattress ends up with a stain. While it’s true that only the person who changes the bed will see whether or not the mattress is stained, ignoring the stain won’t make it go away. You can learn how to clean mattress stains using either commercial products or things you probably have in your kitchen.

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Sooner or later, almost every mattress ends up with a stain. While it’s true that only the person who changes the bed will see whether or not the mattress is stained, ignoring the stain won’t make it go away. You can learn how to clean mattress stains using either commercial products or things you probably have in your kitchen. After any stain removal, place a dryer sheet on the mattress before covering it with the bottom sheet to neutralize any odors and keep it smelling fresh. Here are some techniques for how to clean mattress stains of various types.

General mattress cleaning

For stains of an unknown nature, spray a citrus based cleaning product on the soiled area and let it stand for approximately five minutes to penetrate the stain. Using a clean white absorbent cloth, blot the area, pressing down firmly without rubbing for 30 seconds. Repeat this blotting process until the area is dry and odor free. Citrus based cleaning products may be used on almost any type of mattress stain.

As an alternative, you can use a mild dish detergent for spot cleaning. Blot the stain with the detergent and wipe it clean with a damp sponge.

Cigarette odor removal

In addition to the risk of starting a fire, the problem with smoking in bed is that cigarette odors can penetrate absorbent materials such as mattresses deeper than the surface area that can effectively be cleaned. If you’re not ready to replace your mattress, you need to find out how to remove this smell. Working in sections, use the citrus cleaner technique specified above. Repeat the cleaning and blotting process on each section of the mattress until the whole thing is dry and odor free.

Baking soda is another option. Sprinkle the whole top of the mattress with baking soda and leave it there overnight to absorb and neutralize the odors. In the morning, vacuum the powder off.

Removing mold and mildew stains and odors

Cleaning mold and mildew from mattresses is a difficult, especially if they have penetrated deep inside the mattress. Since mold and mildew are caused by moisture, it might be beneficial to run a dehumidifier, heater or air conditioner in the room periodically to take the dampness out of the air to prevent mold and mildew from attacking the mattress.

Another alternative for how to clean mattress stains caused by mold and mildew is to take the mattress outside on a sunny day. Sweep off all visible mold and mildew and then vacuum the mattress with a heavy duty vacuum cleaner. Allow the sun to shine on the mattress for several hours. This will dry and freshen it.

Removing urine stain and odors

Accidents happen. When the accident involves pets or small children and mattresses it is more than just embarrassing. Urine can saturate absorbent materials such as mattresses well beyond the surface area. Cleaning urine from a mattress is difficult if it has penetrated deep into the cloth materials. This creates ideal conditions for bacteria and mold growth and the related unpleasant odors.

It may be possible to rescue your mattress if you know how to clean mattress stains. First blot up as much of the urine as possible with an absorbent cloth. Then spray a product like PAWS – Pet Accident Washup Solution or Bio-OX Citrus Concentrate or any other brand that mentions urine odor removal on its label on the soiled area. Follow up with the blotting and drying techniques indicated above.

Vinegar will also remove urine stains. Saturate the stain with vinegar and blot until no more of the urine can be removed. Cover the area with baking soda to neutralize the odor, leaving it on overnight. In the morning, vacuum the powder off.

Removing Kool-Aid stains from mattresses

Kids, brightly colored beverages and beds don’t mix. Even the most careful child will have spill something eventually if they drink in bed. A mattress will soak up these liquids. It is impossible to remove the entire liquid spill from inside the mattress. The dyes in Kool-Aid generally leave a permanent stain, but you can try to remove the surface stain. First, blot up as much of the liquid as possible with an absorbent white cloth. Use the citrus cleaner techniques shown above.

You might also try spraying vinegar onto the stain and letting it sit for about an hour. To remove as much liquid from the mattress as possible, cover it with a thick cloth and weigh the cloth down with a heavy book or brick. After the hour is up, spray the stain with vinegar again and blot it with a clean cloth to lift the color. Repeat the process until the stain is completely removed or no further reductions of the colored stain occur.