From materials and products to clever, everyday practical information, read on to learn more about cleaning in your home.
If you are seeing more dust, fingerprints, and smudges than the actual show you are watching, your flat screen probably needs a good wipe-down. But wait: Chemicals and paper towels can actually harm your flat screen TV. This guide explains a better way to clean your tube without the risk of damaging the screen or the electronics behind it.
Whether it’s from a fire in the home or a wildfire nearby, put that scary memory behind you with these effective tricks for removing the odor of smoke. Here’s how.
Whether you want to do it yourself or hire a professional cleaning service, giving your carpet a deep clean with shampoo helps keep it in the best possible condition.
Soap scum, hard water stains, and pesky streaks can all take away from the neat appearance of a glass shower door. We’ll walk you through how to clean shower doors and prevent stains and grime from building up.
Merry Maids is a household name and offers extensive house cleaning services, including specialty services, in 48 states.
Scuffs, marks, and stains on your walls can make even the cleanest room look shabby. The good news is that you don’t have to go out and buy a special cleaner or any tools for this job. Here’s how to clean painted walls easily.
Soap scum is the inevitable result of using your bathtub or shower, but it doesn’t have to be a pain to remove. Check out our tips on how to remove soap scum and prevent it from forming in the first place.
If you’ve got soot stains on your fireplace’s hearth or brick facade, we’ll walk you through how to clean fireplace brick to get rid of unsightly black discoloration and the smell of smoke.
Although wool rugs can mostly be kept tidy with regular vacuuming, you’ll probably want to give them a more thorough cleaning about once a year. Learn how to clean a wool rug and remove troublesome stains with this quick and handy guide.
Everyone knows marble is beautiful, but it requires some special care to keep clean—namely, mopping up spills immediately and avoiding acidic or abrasive cleansers. Learn how to clean marble in a variety of household locations with our list of tips and tricks.
Read this guide on how to clean upholstery in your home in the most effective way.
The Cleaning Authority offers extensive cleaning services in 45 states, but many elements of the business and services differ from local office to local office.
While many of us are still spending a lot of time at home, it’s essential to have a relaxing space that allows for productivity. Here’s how to reduce, contain, and organize your items to bring order to the whole house.
It’s no surprise that your stovetop can get messy—it’s where you cook and prepare most of your meals. It’s easy to neglect cleaning it regularly, but you can remove cooked-on stains and grease with ease with a few simple steps.
Your shower keeps you clean every day—are you returning the favor? Shower heads need to be cleaned regularly to perform optimally and stay bacteria-free. Fortunately, keeping them clean is an easy, set-it-and-forget-it task.
Got some nasty, fuzzy residue stubbornly sticking around from an old label, price tag, or sticker? Removing it can be a hassle, especially if you don’t want to damage the surface it’s adhered to. For the quickest and most effective ways to remove sticker residue, check out these tips.
Laundry detergent works with your washing machine to thoroughly remove odors and stains from your clothes. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best laundry detergents on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Keep your home clean and safe from harsh chemicals with these natural products and DIY cleaner recipes.
Add these often missed spaces and appliances to your normal cleaning routine to ensure your home is squeaky clean.
In this video, Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique explains that while paintbrushes need to be cleaned after every use, all is not necessarily lost if the paint dries on a brush.
Handheld vacuums can be useful for a variety of tasks, including cleaning under the sofa or in the crevices of your car. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best handheld vacuums on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Designed to wash siding, decks, gutters, cars, sidewalks, and more, electric pressure washers are versatile, lightweight cleaning machines. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the four best pressure washers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Drain cleaners clear drain clogs without the hassle of calling a plumber. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best drain cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Mold commonly grows on wooden surfaces, as wood is very good at absorbing water. Add to this moisture warm temperatures and mold spores (which are always in the air), and it’s the perfect storm for a mold infestation. Read our guide to learn how to easily remove mold from wood.
Servpro offers different levels of carpet cleaning services in 50 states, but the company lacks an online quote tool and does not offer estimates over the phone.
A spin mop is an effective cleaning tool with a round and absorbent head that’s wrung out using a spinning mechanism. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team outlines the five best spin mops on Amazon and details our experience using each product during our in-depth testing process. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores and online retailers like Amazon.
If your bathtub isn’t as squeaky-clean as it should be, it might not be your fault. Soap scum and dirt can build up even with regular cleaning. The following tips will help bring your tub back into the bathroom spotlight.
Stainless steel is prized for its sleek, modern appearance and durability, particularly in the kitchen, where everything from the sink to the fridge to the toaster may be made of this popular metal.
From driveways to patios, and all the areas in between, here are the best ways to clean concrete floors.
Is this powerful cleanser the right choice to tackle your next major mess or paint prep project? Learn the pros and cons of Trisodium Phosphate (TSP)—and get how-to info—here.