Tip of the Week

- Morris and James Carey
Saturday May 11, 2002

On cleaning tubs and showers 


You were about to take a shower, but after closer observation of the fiberglass pan, decided it needed cleaning more than you did. You scrubbed and rubbed, but nothing would clean it. Here’s a concoction that should help: Mix two tablespoons of turpentine into a half cup of table salt, scrub with a nylon bristle brush, and be prepared for a shine. Don’t rinse this solution down the drain. Instead, wipe it up with a paper towel. That way you don’t introduce dangerous chemicals into the waste system. After the paper towels have air-dried, they’re safe to discard in the normal fashion.