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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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A bathtub so plugged you need to siphon

We have all had a drain that had a clog that was difficult to clear, but have you ever had one that you needed a siphon to clear the water from your bathtub? Melissa from Pontiac Michigan has. “Wow! My bathtub was SO plugged up we had to hook up a hose and siphon the water out, because it would not drain at all. I picked up CLR Power Plumber and in ONE application, less than 3 seconds, my tub is draining like it is brand new! Thank you CLR! This stuff is awesome.”

Melissa, I wish you had tried Power Plumber before you went through the trouble of siphoning your tub. Power Plumber can be used to unclog blocked sinks and tubs, slow-moving drains, double sinks, shower drains, floor drains and garbage disposals. Clogs can be cleared up to 50 feet away without harming plastic or metal pipes. Power Plumber will work on any clog including hair, grease, food particles or soap build-up.

CLR Power Plumber works on a different premise than any of the leading drain openers. Power Plumber relies on compressed gas to clear drains. When the formula in the can is released and comes in contact with water in your drain, it expands rapidly creating a standing wave. Power Plumber uses the water in your pipes as a battering ram pushing the blockage through and clearing the walls of your pipes.

Keeping your jewelry shiny!

Now that the Holidays are right around the corner you’ll want to make sure that your jewelry has a brilliant shine. Tina from Geneva Florida has an issue with keeping her jewelry shiny because of the hard water in her area. “I am writing to let you know how much I love Tarn-X Jewelry Cleaner. We have hard water and the minute my rings get wet, they start to tarnish. Using Tarn-X instantly removes the tarnish and my jewelry shines beautifully again! I used to use a brand of jewelry cleaner from a large retailer with a little jewelry tray that soaks in the cleaner. Not anymore! My mother had me try your product and I was amazed. I will never use anything but Tarn-X now. I would love to be able to "convert" my friends and the rest of my family to your product. I know they would be just as happy with it as I am. Thank you so much!”

Tina, cleaning your jewelry is as easy as soak, rinse and dry. Place your smaller pieces of jewelry into the container’s dip basket or place rings on our ring post and immerse them in the solution. For larger jewelry items such as medallions, pins and bracelets, remove the basket from the container and place the jewelry directly in the container. Close the lid tightly and gently agitate the container with a circular motion for about 30 seconds. After allowing the jewelry to soak another 60 seconds, remove the piece and use the kit’s brush to clean the back of stones and intricate patterns. Do not soak jewelry for longer than two minutes. After you remove your jewelry from the solution, rinse the item in cold water and wipe dry.  You can repeat the cleaning process if you feel it is necessary.

Do not use Tarn-X Jewelry Cleaner on antiqued jewelry, enameled jewelry, pearls, opals or other porous stones. Before cleaning any of your jewelry, I suggest testing a small area with a cotton swab which was dipped into the solution and rinsing immediately. If it seems to help, follow the directions for cleaning the whole item.

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