Here's a simple and environmentally friendly way to get rid of them, and you probably have it in your frig right now. It's simple - beer. You have to use it in a special way. See how here: http://the2seasons.com/2012/06/05/lets-get-d...
The standard pantries in the house we bought last year were almost unusable. Long deep shelves and only 3-4 of them in a large closet sized area. Thank heavens they had doors. I designed
the shelves, my husband cut them out of MDF boards, I painted them with several coats of paint, and he installed them with aluminum channel. The channel allowed use of the shelf all the way to the back of the space. I counted and measured all the things in my food pantry to make the plan for how many shelves, how wide, tall and deep they needed to be. See the beginning and end result. It's so nice to be able to find things now. It turned out so nice, we did the 2nd pantry where I keep dishes, plastics, and mixed items for the kitchen!
I am by no means a clean-a-holic, but I do try to keep my home generally
clean. Would I eat of my floors? Absolutely not. But I never thought
they were as dirty as they were until I moved my island. We had a large
family gathering so I thought I would turn our
island sideways to use as a buffet in our kitchen. Well, when I did that
I found out what color our grout was suppose to be. I tested out the methods I found on Pinterest and 1 cleaner from Home Depot. The results were AMAZING!
Commented on Dec 22, 2012
I use a little bleach in my water and a scrub brush - there is really not much scrubbing but
it helps to swipe the grout lines better - My floor looks as nice as when it was put down color wise - I'd never put down anything but porcelain - it's been great... very dense - but the grout lines look awesome and the bleach is as clean a smell as you can get - it only takes a little bit - it's cheaper by far then all those expensive products and you only need to do it when you feel the need - about once every few months is enough to keep grout looking great.
My master bath has a jacuzzi whirlpool "majora". No jets, so no access panel. I've noticed a 'soft' spot on the tub floor about 3" round. I cannot see it with my eyes-- its that shallow.
But i can feel it with the ball of my foot, or my hand. I just bought the house 4 months ago. There are no visible cracks, and no water damage to the floor underneath (it's over a second bathroom).
I can't figure out what it could be. Also I can't access it-- there's my kitchen shared wall on one side and a linen closet on the other. My bf tells me not to worry but I am worried about water damage that I cannot see...
So, is it time to call a pro? And which type of pro do I call?
Commented on Apr 16, 2012
Many fiberglass tubs have a foam under-layment to help support areas of the tub that slope
toward the drain over time this rigid foam may loose some volume because of weight of individuals using the shower and can create a soft area... If you are able to get at it and reinforce this foam it may be a smart idea - Keep a close watch on it - you don't want to see cracking in the fiberglass... I have a spot in one of our fiberglass surround units and we are thinking when it gives out it will be our cue to get something better... Good luck to you! Our home was built in 79 so this is all original stuff!