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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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Cleaning well water stains in your bathroom

With the hard water in Florida and in this case a home that is on unfiltered well water, I’m not surprised Jess was having issues with cleaning her bathroom. “Hello! I wanted to share my story with you and let you know how much I appreciate your products. We live in a rural area and have unfiltered well water. It stained our bathtub and fixtures to the point where NO amount of scrubbing with any bath cleaning product would even make a dent in it. I would pray people wouldn’t peek behind the shower curtain for fear they would see the grungy tub and judge my cleaning skills. Recently, I was at the store and saw CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner and decided that we should give it a try. Right away I noticed the difference. From the smell not being overwhelming to the foam that stayed put, I was already impressed. Then came the real magic! I barely had to do any scrubbing to get the grim off of the tub and fixtures. While before I would spend at least 45 minutes scrubbing the tub now I had it finished in 15, and it was SPARKLING!! I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have a product that works and makes me feel comfortable washing my daughter in our bathtub again. THANK YOU!!”

Jess, I lived in a rural area on a 300 family well so I know exactly what you are talking about with your stained tub. The iron in your water can cause stains that are difficult to clean. CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner was not only formulated to eliminate those stains it was developed in cooperation with the EPA to be a safer product for you and the environment. CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner is a green product that does not contain any phosphates, ammonia or bleach. Our formula is effective on calcium, lime, soap buildup and dirt in sinks, chrome fixtures, stainless steel as well as on the sliding door to your shower. Do not use our cleaner on aluminum, vinyl, marble, mirrors, plastic laminates, wood, fabrics, painted surfaces, colored grout or wall coverings.

Fixing a poorly running washing machine

John from Shawnee, Oklahoma was facing an expensive repair bill when someone told him about CLR Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover. “I had a washer that was not working very well. It was gonna cost $200 to $300 to fix. Someone told me about CLR Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover. I ran it through the machine and it did the trick in 15 minutes. Great product does what it says! Thank you.”

John had the right idea. Before you spend the money on major repairs for your washing machine, running CLR through your washer could solve your problems. Depending on whether you have a front or top loading machine, your directions for adding CLR are different. In both cases, though, do not use detergent or have clothes in the washer when you are using CLR. With a top loading machine, run your machine up to the main wash cycle and just before the machine starts to agitate, stop the machine. Add a ½ cup of CLR into the tub of the machine and finish the cycle. When cleaning front loading machines, though, you need to change how you add the CLR. In front loading washing machines, the door locks once you begin the cycle.  As a way around this issue, add a ½ cup of CLR to the machine where you normally would add your detergent or softener and run your machine.  With both types of washers, once the cycle with the CLR has finished, run an additional full cycle with just water. If your machine is high efficiency or “water saver” only use ¼ cup of CLR.

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