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How to compensate for sinking / uneven floor in office

When I was renting my old house I wanted to use one of the guest bedrooms as an office. I didn't want to use one of those plastic mats for my office chair and the floor was a bit unlevel at the wall ...
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Door hard to open and close after new carpet

After a bit of time depending on its construction, the carpet will begin to fray with some use. This wear will make the door even more difficult to open and close due to the catching of threads on the ...
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Door hard to open and close after new carpet

You could replace the door hinges with Rising Butt Hinges, these cause the door to lift up by about 10mm as it is opened. They have the side effect that the door wants to "fall" back to the closed ...
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How to make slippery rug stay in place

One simple option is "grip shelf liner". Many brands exist. The grip shelf liner in the picture below is by Con-Tact, and comes in a roll. If you haven't used a product like this before, it's a flat ...
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Reducing carpet dust without removing the carpet

If the carpet isn't really soft and squishy you can lay hard flooring over it with some underlayment. Otherwise, vacuum and vacuum often. Roomba perhaps?
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Reducing carpet dust without removing the carpet

I have had good luck with professional services for cleaning carpets. The processes and tools they use are far strong than the mighty Dyson (which I also use). Having them come every year or so ...
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How can I get rid of the fumes from a new rug?

I know this feeling well - you just feel uncomfortable even breathing the air in the vicinity. I had a friend who only ever bought 2nd-hand furniture for this very reason. Do you have an outbuilding, ...
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How to get dried blood out of carpet

I have had success without changing the color of the carpet, using oxyclean mixed with a few drops of carpet shampoo in a solution. I mix one scoop into a spray bottle filled with very warm water. ...
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How to get dried blood out of carpet

Put some cold water on it and let it sit for a couple minutes (doesn't need to soaking wet, but enough to moisten and soften the blood). Then drip some hydrogen peroxide over it and let it set until ...
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Clean Automatic Transmission Fluid (Oil) from Car Carpet

Replace the carpet... it would cost less than all the cleaning needed to remove all the ATF. However, the smell may have soaked into the paint and upholstery. Remove the carpet at least temporarily to ...
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How Can I Remove Oil Stains From Carpet?

You need to have 3 items to clean up your carpet 1. Denatured alcohol 2. Any water based cleaning detergent 3. A piece of towel Method. Pour some denatured alcohol on to the piece of towel and gently ...
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How to protect floor carpet while using office chair?

A certain Scandinavian home goods store sells 100x120cm rigid plastic (PET) floor protectors for €25, which work very well and should be within budget if they're in your area or deliver there, but any ...
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How to make slippery rug stay in place

Velcro strips. You can easily remove these strips and they are cheap. ~2 USD for a 4 pack of them. It would stay in place and you could easily clean under the rug!
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How to clean a large area rug that had mice nesting in it

If you are going to drench it and brush it with a scrubber you might save it but I wouldn't let it dry naturally. (or leave it wet for too long). You can extract most of the moisture using a powerful ...
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How to clean a large area rug that had mice nesting in it

I would do the following: Take it to a car wash (or a carpet wash, if there is one in the area) and have it properly washed. Besides micro-organisms, I expect that there is a lot of dust and other ...
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Remove Peanut Oil Stain from Carpet?

While I was researching the solution provided by @computercarguy I came across a product that works even better: Oxy Power Shot - This stain had been set in for months and it took it right up like it ...
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How to make slippery rug stay in place

I don't have a proven solution, but I do understand the problem. It's caused by the "nap" of the carpet beneath, the fibres do not stand perpendicular to the carpet backing, but they all lie at a ...
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How to make slippery rug stay in place

Have you tried Double-sided tape ? You need to clean both the floor and the underside of the rub/carpet before. Otherwise a good alternative is to buy a Ribbed Entrance Mats. They are (most of the ...
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How can I get rid of the fumes from a new rug?

The best way to get rid of smell of rugs, blankets, mattress etc. is to let them breath in the air and sun (of course, put it backwards so the sun won't destroy the main face of the rug). If you can ...
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How To Remove Black Tea Stain from Carpet

You can use salt water to remove tea stains from carpet.take one glass of water ,mix two spoons of salt and boiled it for ten minutes.after boiling throw the some quantity of water on the stain leave ...
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How To Remove Black Tea Stain from Carpet

You may find that ultraviolet light from sunlight will cause the stain to fade away on its own. If you want to hurry the process up, a variety of oxygen based bleaching agents are found in proprietary ...
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How To Remove Black Tea Stain from Carpet

You can use vinegar to remove tea stains from carpet. Make a vinegar solution with the ratio of 1 cup of vinegar and two cup of water and wash the stain with this solution.
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How to get dried blood out of carpet

You should try Ethanol or any other organic solvent. These are universal solvents and can clean blood stains easily.
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How to compensate for sinking / uneven floor in office

It might look silly, but health and comfort are paramount so who cares. Use a balance chair, perhaps the kind that use a balloon ball for posture. Alternatively, if you need back support you could ...
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How can I clean an area rug without a vacuum cleaner?

I use 2 inch wide clear tape. also try slipping nylon stocking or pantyhose over your broom and sweep the carpet. It's not perfect but I am tired of the vacuum cleaners that don't really work better ...
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