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Whether your cleaning challenge is in the kitchen or garage, our cleaning experts are here to help you.  Below are some of the tips they’ve passed on to the readers of our newsletter.  Browse through them.  If you have a question that’s not answered here or elsewhere on the site, our experts would be happy to help.

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Keeping your roof mold and mildew free

During the summer, humidity can cause a buildup of mold and mildew on your roof.  Tom from Huntington West Virginia contacted us recently about this issue.  "Can CLR® Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover be used to remove dark streaks on asphalt shingles due largely from algae, fungus or mildew?"

Tom, while our CLR Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover is generally safe on asphalt, it does not contain any ingredients to remove algae or mildew.  We recommend using our CLR® Mold & Mildew Stain Remover which will remove mold and mildew spore stains at the beginning stages of growth.  Our product does not contain bleach, though, which is needed to kill the mildew and prevent it from returning.  In addition to asphalt, our stain remover can be used in your bathroom, kitchen and basement on painted walls, ceramic tile, hardwood floors and baseboards as well as fabrics. As an added plus, the foam sprayer will give you a more directed application of our cleaner which will prevent splash back and spores from spreading in the air.

Cleaning up the rust from well water

Joe from Gastonia North Carolina had never tried CLR® Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover. “I'd heard a lot of mixed opinions about CLR Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover over the years. I finally bought some recently and all I can say is WOW! I have hard, mineral-rich well water and I was able to remove rust and water stains that I thought were permanent. My sinks and toilets look like new, thank you for making a quality product that does what it says!”

As Joe found out CLR is a great way to clean away calcium and lime deposits as well as rust from your sink and toilet. For difficult toilet stains, either bail out the toilet or turn off the water to the toilet and flush to get rid of the water. Pour about five ounces of CLR into the toilet and brush the interior of the toilet for two minutes. Once the stain is gone flush the toilet. If the stains are not that bad, pour about three ounces into the water in the toilet, brush for two minutes and then flush. For the sink, just mix equal amounts of CLR and warm water. Apply the solution directly to the calcium, lime or rust stain with a brush, cloth or sponge and rinse promptly with cold, clean water. If the stain does not disappear, repeat the process using full strength CLR.

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