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Water Moisture in the Home
Make sure your kitchen and baths are vented to the outside of the house. These rooms generate the most moisture in your house. A timer switch on the ventilating fans will help you remember to run the fans long enough to clear out all the moisture, and shut off automatically. Also, if the house walls are not insulated, water vapor will condense on the drywall. Think about installing some needed insulation in these rooms.

Mildew is a fungus that grows under damp conditions on just about any surface causing stains, discolorations and eventually rot. Clean mildew, then try to remedy the conditions that caused it in the first place.

• Ventilate basements, or run dehumidifiers to dry the air, walls and furnishings.
• Let clothing get completely dry before hanging into closets.
• Keep bathroom shower/tub areas free of soap scum. The film retards drying area, thereby promoting the growth of mildew.
• Air out cabinets regularly, especially bathroom and under the kitchen sink ones.

Bathroom Moisture
Moisture in the bathroom often come from the toilet tank. The tank sweats because the cold water in the tank cools off the tank, which in turn causes the humidity in the room to condense on the tank, running onto the floor or wall. Buy a terry cloth tank cover to absorb the moisture. Or the best bet is to install a mixing valve- this warms the water coming into the toilet tank. Less condensation and less mess.

Soft Water
• Soft water can save more than half the money you spend on soaps, detergents and shampoo.

• It can save up to 50% of your time and energy spent on cleaning.

• It reduces scaling that clogs pipes, thereby slowing your drains.

• It reduces rings in tub and toilets, soap scum buildup and other staining.

• It helps appliances, plumbing, clothes and linens last up to twice as long.

• It eliminates the need for acids, bleaches and abrasives in your home.

• You get softer whiter clothes, shinier hair, and smoother skin.

• It saves on your energy bill!
It might be cost effective to rent, lease or buy a water conditioner that removes calcium, magnesium, and iron by the process of ion exchange. Conditioners operate automatically and require little maintenance.

Hard Water Deposits
Much tap water is “hard”, and leaves deposits on everything. Therefore an acid cleaner is needed to get rid of the deposits. Phosphoric acid (4%) in tile cleaner works well, or you can get 8 to 9% solutions at a janitorial supply store.