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  1. How can I clean the air in my home?

    Whether you live in an expansive estate or a cozy cottage, there are proactive ways to ensure the air in your home stays healthy year-round. Here's a look at how to recognize and address common indoor air pollutants.

    Tackle mold head-on

    A leaky window, a drip beneath the sink or a humid climate can all trigger a mold problem in your house, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It's common for people to have an allergic reaction to mold, and it can also ...
  2. How do I get rid of bad smells in my house?

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ID:	11301Foul smells arenít just unpleasant.

    They can also signal unhealthy conditions, making it important to find and remove the source as soon as possible.

    Whether your furry friends are wreaking havoc on your carpets or youíre catching a whiff of something musty and new, different odors can indicate whether you should sterilize things yourself or call in a professional.

    1. Rinse your dishwasher

    Eliminate odors and give ...
  3. How much does it cost to hire a cleaning service?

    Thereís nothing quite like coming home to a clean house Ė especially when thereís little time to do the job yourself. The good news is hiring a professional housecleaner may be more a lot more affordable than you think. And the time and stress it saves can make it worth every penny!

    Hereís a look at what you can expect to pay for house cleaning services and whatís typically included in the cost.

    How much do cleaning services charge?

    Professional house cleaners ...
  4. How should I wash my windows?

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ID:	11202Once you've finished your spring cleaning and start looking outside for the sunny season, you may notice your windows need a good cleaning inside and out.

    Professionals recommend cleaning your windows at least once per year, if not twice. Window washing can be a DIY job, but you can save a lot of hassle by hiring a pro, particularly if you have a taller house.

    DIY WINDOW CLEANING

    Paper or microfiber cloths do the best job cleaning ...
  5. These are the 7 dirtiest places in your kitchen

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    Your imagination can run wild thinking of the bacteria lurking in your home. But people tend to look in the wrong direction when it comes to fighting germs in the kitchen. Disinfect these seven germ sanctuaries as soon as possible.

    YOUR REFRIGERATOR

    Your refrigerator harbors bacteria in some surprising places. Ice and water dispensers, vegetable crispers, meat drawers, and door seals are some of the germiest!

    To do: Use a ...
  6. The most-ignored parts of your home to clean today

    When was the last time you looked at the tops of your kitchen cabinets? Or worse yet, the area behind your stove? These areas rarely fit into a regular cleaning schedule. But every now and then, you have to take a look and tackle those most-forgotten chores. These are the out-of-sight tasks you might be missing.

    SHOWERHEADS AND FAUCETS

    You may be diligent about water spots, but how often do you deep clean your showerheads and faucets? If you can't remember, try this: Fill ...
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