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So for the time being I am doing trashouts, cleaning and mow and weeds in foreclosed mobile homes. Most of the time the water and electric are off and I was wondering if anyone here had some magic cleaners that they just love.

My biggest problem is getting soap scum off without wrenching my back scrubbing the shower for 30min. I've tried several brands and am not impressed yet.

My second concern is toxicity to myself by using these products often and alot without gloves. Natural cleaners would be nice, but I have found they do not work as well.


Your favorites/suggestions?

Shower/tubs -
Kitchen -
Window frames -
removing black scuffs and marks -
oven cleaner -
 
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Buy a good steamer for $6-700 and steam it off. Electric & water off? No big deal. Carry your generator and buckets of water like we all do and get 'er done
 
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Buy a good steamer for $6-700 and steam it off. Electric & water off? No big deal. Carry your generator and buckets of water like we all do and get 'er done
Had no idea that could be done thanks. Any recommendations on brands/models or specs to look for when choosing one? Shopping by price doesn't always ensure you get a well built product that works as it should.
 
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Have you tried Simple Green? It is nontoxic and smells nice.
 
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The best product for cleaning mobile homes is a tractor.
 
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thom said:
The best product for cleaning mobile homes is a tractor.



:laughing::laughing::laughing: That's funny even though I've owned one before!! I didn't mind it and kind of liked being kidded about being white trash. If a girl can't laugh about herself, who can she laugh about.:laughing:
 
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Ever heard of Zep products? There all purpose cleaner is called zep Exo, it beats simple green hands down. Works on anything,from engine blocks to stoves. Love that stuff ,but its alittle pricey ,about $85 for a 4 gal pail. You can dilute that 4 gal into about 60 gals of light cleaner like simple green, or leave it full strength for some bad arse stuff.
 
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jobu said:
So for the time being I am doing trashouts, cleaning and mow and weeds in foreclosed mobile homes. Most of the time the water and electric are off and I was wondering if anyone here had some magic cleaners that they just love.

My biggest problem is getting soap scum off without wrenching my back scrubbing the shower for 30min. I've tried several brands and am not impressed yet.

My second concern is toxicity to myself by using these products often and alot without gloves. Natural cleaners would be nice, but I have found they do not work as well.


Your favorites/suggestions?

Shower/tubs -
Kitchen -
Window frames -
removing black scuffs and marks -
oven cleaner -
My favorite cleaner is SOMEONE ELSE!!!!!!:laughing:
 
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We use oven cleaner on almost everything. If oven cleaner and SOS pads can't clean it, I tell them that's as good as it gets. I mainly do P&P so generally all I am cleaning is the fridge and toilet.
 
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Try Scrubbing Bubbles spray on the DRY shower glass. Let it soak for 30 minutes or so. Or Fabuloso does a pretty good job also. Fabuloso is a great all-around cleaner/degreaser/soap scum remover/floor cleaner and smells great too. For toilets and enamel or cultured marble sinks, try The Works. The Works is cheap but be careful - it will eat thru anything. Doesn't smell very good though and has strong fumes. I don't use any of these products without gloves.
 
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Try Scrubbing Bubbles spray on the DRY shower glass. Let it soak for 30 minutes or so. Or Fabuloso does a pretty good job also. Fabuloso is a great all-around cleaner/degreaser/soap scum remover/floor cleaner and smells great too. For toilets and enamel or cultured marble sinks, try The Works. The Works is cheap but be careful - it will eat thru anything. Doesn't smell very good though and has strong fumes. I don't use any of these products without gloves.
Bon Ami
 
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Diffidently have to agree with Simple Green and Zep. However if you get a bad fridge or tub stain Simple Green and Bleach Shower Spray. Spray both into refrigerator/Stain one at a time and it will cause a chemical reaction and heat to 104 Degrees and the stain will come right up and Frig will smell clean in about 20 Minutes. **Warning** This should be done with a respirator, causes toxic fumes for a few seconds for the people that need to be warned. :nuke:
 
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Diffidently have to agree with Simple Green and Zep. However if you get a bad fridge or tub stain Simple Green and Bleach Shower Spray. Spray both into refrigerator/Stain one at a time and it will cause a chemical reaction and heat to 104 Degrees and the stain will come right up and Frig will smell clean in about 20 Minutes. **Warning** This should be done with a respirator, causes toxic fumes for a few seconds for the people that need to be warned. :nuke:
I've never heard of that one. I'll try it next time. Zep and mineral spirits is a good mix too. Makes a thick gel:thumbsup
 
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You know, some of these chemical combos make mustard gas, right? :eek:
 
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You know, some of these chemical combos make mustard gas, right? :eek:
Not the ones I use. When's the last time you heard of someone making mustard gas by mistake?:wink
 
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Not the ones I use. When's the last time you heard of someone making mustard gas by mistake?:wink
The last time I poured bleach in a toilet after my business partner had already hit it with ammonia? :whistling
 
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You know, some of these chemical combos make mustard gas, right? :eek:
Hence the Warning
**Warning** This should be done with a respirator, causes toxic fumes for a few seconds for the people that need to be warned. :thumbsup:
 
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The last time I poured bleach in a toilet after my business partner had already hit it with ammonia? :whistling
Yeah that's bad, but it creates chlorine gas not mustard gas. Simple green is fairly safe, and Zep exo can be mixed with mineral spirits or naptha. You got to know what can and can't be mixed,or just stck to scrubbing bubbles( " they scrub so you don't have too")
 
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