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How to Remove Wax from Carpet

Fact: Wax is no ordinary carpet mess. Wax melted and hardened in the fibers is impervious to soap and water, sprays and the most heroic elbow grease. But there is an easy fix that totally removes wax from the carpet: Use your iron to re-melt the wax into paper towels. Heated iron + paper towels = voila!

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Set your iron to a low setting. After all, you don’t want to melt your synthetic carpet or burn your wool or cotton carpet – you just need enough heat to melt the wax.

Step 2: Place a paper towel on the wax you would like to remove.

Step 3: Press the iron against the paper towel, pressing gently to transfer the heat from the iron to the wax, through the towel. The paper towel will start to absorb the melting wax.

Step 4: Repeat with additional paper towels as needed until the spill is gone and your carpet looks like new.

Note: If the initial attempt doesn’t effectively melt the wax, simply turn up the iron’s heat setting slightly, and try again. On the other hand, if you notice a burning smell, remove the iron immediately and reduce the setting. Simply try again after the iron cools down a bit.

Wax on, wax off. It’s that simple.

No matter the kind of carpet you have, regular cleanings will lengthen its life. As home cleaning professionals, we vacuum carpets with some of the best vacuum cleaners on the market. Further, exclusive dry extraction carpet cleaning methods are available from certain Molly Maid locations.  contact your local Molly Maid or call (888) 583-6490 to ask about carpet care and home cleaning services that meet your schedule, budget and cleaning needs.

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How to Clean Your Dirty Iron

Ironing can twice as long if you have to rewash your clothes because of a dirty iron. Mineral deposits can even leave permanent stains if you’re not careful. So, if your iron is looking dirty, watch the video below! At Molly Maid, we want you to have the time to do the things you love without worrying about all the household chores. While we don’t clean irons, we would love to help you maintain a clean and happy home. Please contact your local Molly Maid or call (888) 583-6490 today to discuss our flexible cleaning plans.

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Messes Only a Baby Could Make

A crayon artist. Lipstick tester. Red juice connoisseur. How can someone so little make such a big mess? Well, we have seen it all. Or have we? Check out the video below and share some of your own messy baby stories. You know, the ones that make you want to laugh and cry at the same time. Then share this video with someone who can relate. You have your hands full. As a professional cleaning service, we want to keep your house clean and your life happy. We understand that your house is a sanctuary, so we won’t miss a

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How to Remove Scrapes & Scuffs

Even the most, well-maintained homes occasionally contain mysterious scrapes and scuffs on walls, baseboards, doors, and floors. Just because these marks are common doesn’t mean you have to live with them! Remove unwanted scuffs and keep your home’s surfaces looking like new using the tips listed below as your guide: 1. Go easy. Scuffs on floors and walls are often easier to remove when they’re fresh. Rather than reaching for harsh chemicals first, try plain water. Start with a damp, soft cloth or sponge, and gently wipe the mark so keep the surface safe. Be careful to work only on the

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How To Change a Toilet Paper Roll

Replacing a roll of toilet paper can be a difficult task, one that requires a certain degree of skill and effort. There are several shortcuts that are not uncommon in most households. Although creative, these alternative methods lack effectiveness. When changing a roll, it’s best to do it right. Share this video with someone who you think will find it especially enlightening! As a house cleaning authority, it’s our job to educate men, women and children on proper housekeeping methods. While this video was made in jest, we believe the world would be a happier place if everyone replaced the

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The Cat Peed in the House, Now What?

Nearly every cat lover has had to deal with cat pee in the house at one time or another. If your favorite feline is misbehaving in this way – don’t fret – you can follow our six immediate and important steps to minimize and/or eliminate the damage. This information will make it so you can finally discover how to clean cat pee: 1.) Blot up as much pee as possible:  This is the first and most important cat pee cleaning tip – catch your kitty right away. If you can blot up as much of the pee from the spot

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How to Remove Nail Polish Stains

Enjoy playing manicurist at your home? It can be a fun way to pamper yourself – until the bottle goes over or your less-than-dry nails unexpectedly crash and smear into your carpet or other home surfaces. Made to last permanently on your nails for weeks, will you ever be able to get those nail polish stains off? Relax: Nail Polish Stains Can be Removed How? The same way professional manicurists remove polish from your finger and toenails. With a little help from acetone, the main ingredient in nail polish remover. A chemical comprised of a combination of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen,

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Why Is There a Lemon in the Shower?

You might expect to see soap, shampoo and razors in the shower – but what about lemons? You have multiple shower cleaning options, but cleaning with lemon is a great way to get rid of mineral deposits and hard water stains. The acid in lemon juice – not to mention the lovely scent – makes this citrus fruit an economical and effective bathroom cleaner. Remove Soap Scum The gray-colored film that lines your bathtub and shower walls is a nasty combination of water minerals, body oil, skin cells, dirt and soap residue. To remove soap scum, cut a lemon (or

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The Only Way to Clean Dusty Fan Blades

The problem with ceiling fans is that they are always collecting dust. And even though you can’t always see it, you know it’s there. When you finally pull out the step stool and get around to dusting them, you end up showering the entire room in a dust storm. If this sounds like your experience, we have a cleaning tip that will turn your old pillow case into your new best friend. Clean a Ceiling Fan with Your Pillow Case 1. Stand up on a secure foot stool and slip an old pillow case around one of the fan blades.

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How to Clean a Scummy Shower Floor

Fact: Unless your showers are strictly conversation pieces, you will eventually notice soap scum forming on the floor of the shower. This white, filmy side-effect of getting clean every morning is a foul combination of water minerals, dirt, body oil, skin cells and soap lather. If can get on your shower door, shower walls and most famously, the shower floor. It’s especially quick to form in homes that have hard water. The good news is that if you take the right approach, it doesn’t have to be a major job to keep soap scum from ruining the look and comfort

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How to Refresh Your Worn Out Rug

If you own a home, chances are you have at least one rug. Rugs can change the entire personality of a room or hallway. Some are inexpensive and utilitarian, used to provide a simple floor covering. Of course, some rugs are imported and cost thousands of dollars as well. Either way, every rug needs proper maintenance from time to time to prevent them from becoming too dirty or starting to fall apart. Here are a few quick tips that can revitalize an aging or neglected rug. Use the Manufacturer’s Cleaning Instructions If you have access to cleaning instructions to your

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How to Erase Greasy Driveway Stains

You’re walking out to get the mail and you spot the ugly, greasy stain that is discoloring your otherwise lovely driveway. Maybe your car is leaking oil. Maybe liquids leaked from your garbage can as thrown-out leftovers settled. It’s important to remove driveway stains as quickly as possible. The porous nature of concrete means that once a stain has really settled in almost nothing can be done, but as long as it’s relatively fresh you should be able to get rid of the blemish. Try out any of the following methods based on what you have sitting around the house. With

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How to Clean a Blender

Blenders are a tricky appliance to clean. All those cracks, corners and, of course, those sharp blades. We honestly cringe every time we stick our hand in a blender – even if it’s unplugged! Next time you make your favorite smoothie or blended recipe, try this simple yet effective blender cleaning tip. It’s so simple yet so effective. As a professional cleaning service, we understand that cleaning can consume much of your personal time. This tip will shorten your cleaning process and lessen the hassle. We would love to help take things off your hands with the other cleaning services

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