Hot Licks For landlords and Flippers
I dont think Ive ever done a thread like this but I gave answer in another forum and thought this would be a good idea for sharing . Ill start by sharing some things and leave it open to you .
We were talking about cleaning dog stuff in carpet . Ill list some things to get it started.
1. Super Clean is the best found chemical Ive discovered for rentals and around the house period. Its always with in reach of me cleaning . It does what the others wont do. You will hear others will but they arent as strong . Its basically a grease cutting cleaner that has a high acid content as well. Its sold at Walmart for around 6 dollars per gallon and some change . The gallon jug is the color purple . Dont confuse it with purple cleaner . Its a concentrate . It has uses and dilution rates on the side of the jug. It will do every thing it says plus a lot more .
Its my number one cleaner in a greasy kitchen. I can spray the vent filter in a vent a hood and grease runs from it . It will almost clean an oven except for bad bad jobs inside the oven where regular oven cleaner shines after its allowed to sit overnight . Ive still got by with SC on ones not in bad shape.
Its my number one cleaner in fire jobs . It disolves smoke on contact . I sprayed it on blackend brick from a fire that had come out of the windows and blew out the porch ceiling . I sprayed it three times keeping it wet with a garden sprayer and followed it with a pressure unit . Not a trace of smoke was left.
Renters often leave oil deposits in the garages, carports, and driveways from vehicles mainly. Ive had motors rebuilt in the garage and a motorcycle rebuilt in the living room. Super Clean has handled every job so far even on the living room carpet. I spray SC full strength on garage floors and keep it wet for 30 minutes . Power washer brings it back to good condition.
10 percent will prep wood work for repainting of light oils from hands. Sometimes I mix it with other chemicals but not with bleach. Mixed stronger it will degloss paint . I put it in a mop bucket with a sponge mop somtimes to wash walls in a kitchen if it warrants it . I always use it prior to repainting cabinets and doors.
Be sure to use fresh air ventilation and rubber gloves . It will eat the skin off your hands .
This may be too simple but for some reason people Im around dont do it .
2. People dont normally throw away their return air filters. I guess becasue they wont fit in a the kitchen trash can. I normally show up with a 6 pack and leave it in the closet with the heating unit . When I show up the dirty ones will be mixed with the new ones. I picked up on this and when Im checking units I carry a vacumn with a brush attached. I also carry different brushes. One is your common mess brush that comes with a plastic dustpan. It will clean a filter enough to slap it up side of the house . <G> The best brush is a stiff bristle brush thats not any good for painting anymore except a duster. If will penetrate in crevices of the filter and do an ok job. The vacumn is best but if you dont have it the brushes will get you by nicely since a filter doesnt have to be clean as a whistle. The unit has operated in some cases with the filter matted .
I use an acid cleaner for coils. Theres an inside and an out side cleaner . I use a simple toilet brush which is perfect for reaching A coils . The flat kind that are bent is the best , not the round ones. It will comb the coils. An inspection is necesary thats theres no cracks or holes for incoming lint that by passes the filter. Unless of course the filter is mounted under the unit it self. Make sure if that one is there or removed. I didnt know it one time and ruined a unit replaceing the one in the wall only. Ever been stupid ? Well it happened to me .
Grinders really came on my scene about 10, to 15 years ago I guess .
Since then Ive made a collection of different types and some of the same types but they are used for different things. Since I got them Ive learned to do different jobs .
My favorite or most used is a battery 18 volt grinder . I dont really know what I did with out it . I keep a cutting wheel on it only. I use a bell disk so it will cut flush. It cuts corroded bolts from comodes as well as metal bolts that are corroded on commde seats. All wood seats come with metal bolts and the liguid that falls on them corrodes them to a point they wont remove. Ive cut two last week flush with the toilet and the bolts dropped to the floor. It cuts copper pipes that you can get a small cutter around too. Too much to menton be its a very useful tool.
Ive used it quite a bit to cut my own locks when I forget the key or left it in my other pants. Its a 5 dollar lock or drive back home . I cut the lock. Ive also cut the lock off an entry door as well to walk in.
cool points, have to remember them.
My favorite is to mix ammonia and hot water in a bucket and use a sponge mop to scrub the walls and ceiling. Just slop it up there with mop, dunk in the bucket, and squeeze. Repeat until you can't see the bottom through the dirt. Dump bucket into the tub, refill and keep going. You'll get an extra 3-5 years on your interior paint, the walls will have that new paint sparkle and odors will be diminished. I do my entire two bedroom house in about 2 hours.
Edited 7/23/2008 3:51 pm by rasher
If you've got wood floors with polyurethane and their starting to look scratched and worn out, just vaccuum real good, mop real good, go to Home Depot and rent the rectangular floor sander, buy some fine sanding screens, scuff sand the existing finish and then mop on one or two coats of new poly. Bam! "New wood floors". Took me about 4 hours over the course of 4 days (prep, application, drying time) to do my 1000sf 2br rental. Cost about $100.
The cheap sponge mop has been useful for a lot of things . I even prefer the flat one and the round one at different times . Ive got a stash of about 12 in the shop.
As you said I wash walls and ceilings and dont have to paint somtimes or just touch up. I just spent a 100 bucks on paint on a two bedroom house rental to cover cig smoke and avent done the walls yet. So yea its a great idea.
I drop the locks when I paint all the doors. Some of mine like this one are the flat hollow core doors. I clean them all with a sponge mop never having to use elbow grease . I run 2 drywall screws in the bottom of each door to hold it off the floor . I use mini rollers to paint them now inside the house and never have to move the door or cut them with a brush. However they are cleaned with a sponge mop too the same way.
A sponge mop washes windows out side from the ground with out touching them . Its really fast as I can wash windows on a three bedroom in 30 minutes. Its not as good a job as by hand but its ready to rent which is the term most used.
You have better lungs than me . <G>
I cant take amonia but like what it does.
Diluted in water, ammonia fumes are not bad at all. Get the lemon scent for even more "freshness". Try it, I think you'll be surprised.
Edited 7/23/2008 4:37 pm by rasher
Once you replace all of your locks with a master key system like what you can get from Ernie's Landlord Locks (http://www.landlordlocks.com/) You'll never waste $5.00 by cutting off locks again. Just rekey with a new cylinder in 30 seconds and you're done. Your master key gets in to all of 'em.
Its not my locks when I do it . I have keys to mine . Thanks for the site .
I work for repo companies winterizing and relocking houses. That gets me in them early and I have all the repo keys so I can return. Renters somtimes change locks to keep out a mean boyfriend or what ever and I cut them off when I see them if it keeps me from getting in. Ill change locks if they ask but they arent allowed to have the only keys to a lock. Its stated on the lease but they forget I guess.
Cool site .
That reminds me that in the state of Arkansas you cant change the locks on an attempted eviction. So I dont . I use what I call a cover lock that fits over the original lock hiding the key hole . Then they gotta come see me before they get in. Its real handy to get a meeting with them they were avoiding .
Sounds like a product similar to ZEP Cleaner/Degreaser.
Can't use ZEP on alum. products at the reccomended dilution ratio for cleaning most things. Weaker solutions are fine for factory coated alum.
What does super Clean do to alum.?
Nothing that I remeber but it might be on the container not to.
SC will clean tar off you car but I think I remember it taking the paint off aluminum hup caps or somthing . It will clean sticker signs blank , like inspection stickers , oil change records, and the signs people stick on their bumpers like my elementry kid can whoop yours arse. er somthing like that .
Where do you get Zep ?
Last time I got it, was at HD.
Bought about 6 gal, cause it looked like they were reducing thier stock.
Haven't looked for it in years, cause I still have my stash.
I "soak up" all the info you put out, thank you
Your welcome .
I read the other day that repos would be getting cheaper as the gov would be dropping them after they have been ordered to reduce inventory. I didnt save it . Mebbe the prices will be falling in line before long . So far they are too high here.
One thing Ive learned is to keep the water meter in my name.
This is a key deal Ill tell ya about .
The law requires me to go through legal process that takes 30 to 60 days . I wasnt very good at waiting anyway. Its under Tennant Landlord law which you all can look up on the internet for your state .
Theres no self help remedies of eviction from landlords on the rental. No shutting power off , taking off front doors , changing locks , etc. Its supposed to go before a judge first .
It doesnt say anything about water . Now if the tennant has the water in their name its theirs as long as they pay the bills . I release that right in writing at the beginning of a lease and they have it turned on by permission slip from me on a standard light and water form. I quit doing that . I keep water in my name and sell it to them for my cost . If they dont pay rent and water in full I decide to end our agreement on water and quit selling it to them which is legal. Its not tied to the rental if its a separate agreement and not any part of the lease . It must not be .
I read mrlandlord.com forums quite a bit and I'm pretty sure that I'd NEVER screw around with any kind of self-help scheme involving door locks and tenants. That seems to be about the easiest way for a LL to get in trouble is to deny someone their legal entry.
Tim you were talking about the utilities and one of the things I've noticed is you want to have the utilities just read but not turned off.This applies to when you are buying a house also.One of the problems that you want to AVOID is you don't want the service turned off and then when the Technician comes to turn them back on he sees a code violation and you as the owner have to bring it up to speed.For example, if you buy an older house with a low hanging power line coming into the home.Those kinds of things.
What I dont like about it is meeting them there. It takes an hour anyway you look at it and gasoline to be figgured these days . I dont like it shut off either . When one gets a shut off notice voluntary or not they call me . That lets me know other things as well in a timely fashion. I know before they dont pay me somtimes.
Thanks for this thread. Lots of very useful information from years of your efforts to find the best products and methods. I'm going to make a file for all these posts.
Edit: What's your preferred system for cleaning dirty carpets? There are two kinds of cleaning services available here, the Stanley Steamer type and a dry chemical system that I've never tried. The dry cleaning service claims to do a better job with stains.
I have one section of carpet, just outside the kitchen, that shows dirt from splattered cooking oil being tracked on it. Is that usually a problem? What's the answer?
Edited 7/24/2008 8:30 am by Hudson Valley Carpenter
I dont think Im an expert at carpet . Just learning and Im not really equipped.
Ill tell ya but IM not sure youd wanns follow my example on that.
I think landlords of any size should have commercial cleaning machines .
In my experience cleaner guys suck becasue they are used to getting by . I got whizzed over it a long time ago and bout a home style steam cleaner when they came out . Its slow as heck but I get my carpets cleaner that the professionals only becasue they suck . They have the equipment to do a bang up job but they dont . They wanna see how many houses they can do in a day.
There again you have to take care of the grease. I spray super clean full strengh and then run the little machine .
Wish I had bought a big machine years ago.
if you ever want a big commercial machine they go for cheap around here... (pawn shops)... I've never paid more than $200 for machines i know cost 2k...
I would imagine theres countless pawn shops in Memphis . Got any idea how many?
Pawn shops arent cheap here . Ive never understood that.
Its supposed to be over 100 degrees for the next 5 days here .
That outta slow down the grass growing .
Id appreciate any hot licks on mowing . <G> Every 4 to 5 days this year with all the water .
Edited 7/27/2008 7:55 am by Mooney
tim,there is only one way to mow grass,:
no bs,me and the wife almost fight over who gets to mow,so i now have 2 a 48 to go mow rentals and a 54 with catcher for home. larryif a man speaks in the forest,and there's not a woman to hear him,is he still wrong?
I was at the store buying a scooter and while they were getting it ready I was looking at their comercial mowers. Sales guy comes out front to talk about it .
Says all these mowers are rated at least 5 acres an hour .
They looked to big but who knows .
I saw one mow a whole lot beside the store while I was there in 10 to 15 minutes. Id guess an acre.
My DW has an allergy to grass, so we don't fight over that.
i have an inventory of everything....
i use one color paint... everything is that color... an off white kinda color.... easy to touch up make'n repaints further between
i have doors.... a/c units.... toilets... water heaters ect...
central units... i know i'll hear about this... but... i have no prob replace'n a 3ton with a 2.5 if i have a 2.5 onhand.... put a 5 ton on a 4 ton coil today... no issues... i've been doing it for years and never had a problem that i knew about... on the same subject when i scarp a unit i keep the contactors and the capacitors...
oh yeah i always put a delay start on all condensors... usually 4-5 min delay... keeps them from make'n the compressor stop & start...
on hardwood floors... many times i use a commercial buffer with a scotch brite pad... a very strong water based cleaner... scrub wipe up the gunk... let it dry and coat with poly... they might have "character" but they look good and are clean...
shark bite fittings... they are worth the $5 as are compression fittings... yes i like to sweat a pretty joint... but it just ain't worth the time & material...
tenant improvements.... i have no prob with "take it as is" i'll allow you up to X dollars... to paint... get the carpets cleaned ect... get me a ticket and i'll get you a check... hard for them to complain if they did the work...
any money you don't spend is money you don't have to make....
Thats a nice list .
You made me think about somthing Im pretty sure you would do judging from the post.
I can sweat wet copper [well actually not but] but I dont choose to either on hot water heaters. Plumbers hard plumb heaters because its cheaper . Hard wire too.
When I became inspector I changed that . Went to the city council and got it passed that every new installation shall be changeable . All water hook ups had to be flex beween heater and solid pipe including pop off. I knew the electric code was changing but it had not as of that time that it would require the hot water heater to have a plug in.
I think a homeowner should be able to change their own water heater and it should be safe for them to do it . Otherwise we have homeowners changing them anyway. I wanted to make it safer.
When I change one of my heaters I havent changed before I do it . Since its every five years or so its gonna happen more than I wish it to. Used to they would last 10 to 15 years. No one buys that kind except the ones that run the heat on a circulator.
Ive changed a hot water heater during half time of a football game . They said it was leaking like crazy so I had to go do it. Had I known it was seeping slowly I would not have left the game . The flex connections make me very happy I got to see the second half .
I keep water heaters too. Theres a place that sells damaged ones . They are ones that are banged up in shipping . They come out of the box because they have been returned . They cost 100 a peice and I normally load 5 -30s. I wont use a 40 on a rental.
I used to use the same color paint but they went out of business and screwed it up.
I dont have a good place to buy paint and that has been a problem living in a small town. Paint has really gone up go I got to trying different paints for the money. I ended up buying from walmart in 5s . They dont have a lot at a time so I keep buying them out . I buy white and off white in flat and egg shell. Thats about all I use. 42.00 per 5 .
You probably have big paint houses there like I used to buy from in Little Rock . It was Anchor Paint Co. They sold a lot of paint . I used to buy a lot and stock it when thats all I did and drywall stuff at another outlet.
My miracle cleaner is this stuff.
About $5 a gallon from the dollar store.
I used about 5 gallons to clean up some smoke damaged brick and it cleaned up the brick 10x better then the masonry supply product. Also works great for walls and woodwork in a smokers house.
I also keep a couple of water heaters in stock. I use WP from Lowes and I've had a lot of warranty problems with them. Not the tank but the gas control. WP made a lefthand thread thermocouple for a couple years (class action suit against them) so you had to get parts shipped to you for repair.
I put a claim in on 2 Water heaters that still work, just so I would have spares. Another gas water heater 18 months old and the gas valve went out....on the phone to India again.
For paint it's Olympic off white semigloss or eggshell @ $32 for 5 gal. on sale at Lowes. works great on all the walls. But for trim I still use Rustscat gloss (coronodo paint) @ $30 a gallon....it ain't bullet proof- but close.
I also got a few A-Coils and 10seer compressors in stock. Not sure how hard replacements are going to be after the 2010 mandate of 410A and phase out of R22 equipment.
On another note..... It sounds like Arkansas is screwed up on it's eviction process. In La. they got 5 days max.--3 if you have a "waiver of notice" on the lease. They can fight eviction but deadbeats rarely show up for court. I've had to remove 2 doors for "painting" at an offsite location without any repecussions.
Self help eviction is frowned upon in La. also. I onlt got in trouble once when I changed the locks and started a remodel on a restaurant the tenant abandoned 2 months earlier.
He showed up 2 months later and tried to get his equipment.... I was holding till he paid up.
We went to court 2 days later and they got an injunction against me BUT the Judge required the tenant to put up a $20K bond--- for possible past and future damages- That gave me time to do it legal like and file a seizure on his equipment.
I just had a big discussion with my brother inlaw about this stuff .
He works for a water and fire damage company. He uses it too.
I was telling him about super clean.
Pretty close to the same money but I doubt the dollar stuff is as strong . I dont know that yet.
Ive never got into trouble for my questionable eviction methods either . Yes some have been.
Here they never make the tennant pay. Ive always figgured I wouldnt have to pay either. A friend of mine owns 100 apartments . He got sued for moving their stuff out and putting it in storage . He lost in court and was odered to pay for the stuff even though he still had it . He decided he would not pay and so far 10 years later has never been made to.
I always ask myself what its gonna cost . A months rent is 500 to 600. Two months is double. I consider the percentage of risk. Will they sue ? 95 percent of the time they dont or what ever. Its hardly ever done . People that dont pay dont even show up in court. I always have to figgure their losses what they could be . If its under 1,000 Im gonna gamble . Im getting the odds to do it .
Id rather talk them out though.
I got sued last year which was the first time in 17 years. Ended in a split decision with no body getting paid but I won becasue I kept the deposit . I had counter sued her over damages and didnt get it .
One thing i've found recently is if you have the utilities switched to your name (just to keep gas, electric, water, etc., going), make sure to verify that they're switched back to the new tenant after they move in.
i'm in a spitting contest with the gas company now over a rental we sold three years ago. The gas company never disconnected the gas, we sold the property, and a new tenant/s came in and kept paying the bill under my name. Now they've moved without settling the remaining bill. The gas company's contention is since the bill's still in my name, i have to pay it. Despite proof on the county auditor's website that i'm no longer the owner.
You do owe it since it was never changed.
Look at it from their side of it .
Not owning the house doesnt change it .
What I dont understand is why they werent mailing you the bills?
That's part of the problem. I think we told them to cancel, but they didn't do it. And it's true that you don't have to be the owner to be on the bill (i.e., a parent paying a dependent's utilities). But we have no connection with the people who lived there.
And, like you said, we weren't getting the bills. Our current account is with the same gas company, but they didn't bother to send us the bill from the other address until the occupants skipped out.
We're supposed to be receiving paperwork from the gas company to fill out for an investigation to occur. But so far they've been pretty obstinate. I foresee small claims court in the future. Just one more thing to keep in mind for the landlords out there.
Ask for the cut off records from the time you sold the property. Most public service commissions reguire those records to be kept for 10 years. They may not be in the current files, but I bet they are somewhere.
Aside from that, if you never recieved a notice and final cut off bill, you dropped the ball too.
We run into this issue all the time with rental property owners. They want the service on for on going work after a unit is vacant or being shown to a client. Then they want if off, cause it didn't rent. Our cut on/cut off men get run ragged.
Then it is the gas companies fault the owner gets billed for the cut off/ons or looses track of exactly when they were requested, and what billing cycle they were in.
PSC says we have to keep it all straight on our end, but mistakes can still be made.
Don't loose your cool, just keep going up the food chain untill you get some results.
water heaters i get from a guy up in TN he gets all HD returns... 90% of the electric returns are because they powered em up BEFORE they filled em up.... i get em for $20 and put elements in em... i don't care what size they are... 28's i get alot of...
my last paint deal was tractor trailer loads of name brand returns... 2k a truck... somewhere between 4000-6000 gallons... per truck... we'd seperate the latex from oil... take out all the clear poly and all the Killz type stuff and remove all the whites... look for really good stuff.... then take 51 gallons of light colors tans, pale yellows, off whites or whites with a little tint... built a drain table and dumped em all on it... they drained to a 55gal poly drum with a trolling motor running in it... we had a constant order out on the street we'd pay 50cents for every clean 5gal bucket with a good lid... (guys would bring us 100 at a time perfectly cleaned) we'd then mark 10 buckets with the date and batch# we'd get 10 5gal buckets of paint that matched on each batch... we sold em all day long for $32 a bucket ... we'd do the same with all the whites, browns, med tans ect... just by word of mouth we were move'n a ton of paint when all we really wanted was a cheap source of paint for ourself... i still have pallets of clear poly... youngest has to be 7 years old because thats the last time i got a truckload ... i still use it and have never had a problem... same with all the stains and kilzs... kept em all... and still use em...
knowing where to buy is huge... planning in advance knowing what you'll need is BIG... there are several salvage guys i deal with even small stuff like top grade caulk i get for 7-8bucks a case the quart tubes are $1 all the PL products...
ebay is great... my drywall guys wanted the sanding sponges... $3.78 @ depot... $3.11ea buy the case of 24 @ the supply house buy 100 off ebay for 34cents each EXACT same thing...
i keep glass.... about every commercial door i have is the same size... the demo guys are ony interested in the alum frames when they demo a place... they know i'll come take the glass out and haul it away if i'm in need... or i'll buy the whole door with the glass & closer for more than scrap price... i use 2-10 a year and always have a few in the warehouse... it's a $250 call to the glass guy or a 2 hr total time invested for me... i prefer safety glass over tempered because i can cut safety glass if i need to... and i often need it...
some might think i'm tight... I don't think i am... i think i was "green" way before it was cool... any time you can put something to use that would have gone to a landfill you've done well... I have always seen ways to use "stuff" in ways it wasn't intended..
when you have done so much with so little for so long... you can pretty much do anything with nothing...
Now that was worth making the thread. Thats great stuff.
I knew you had that kinda stuff in Memphis .
Before truck load sales became a thing where they sell out truck loads like you bought they went through auctions . I ran an auction house and this guy sold once a month at my sale . Just him till midnight on Saturday night . I never knew where he got it but it came from Memphis. I just kept hearing about Memphis with that type of stuff . I assumed it was the trucking thing there.
Kansas city isnt much different . They auction a lot of trucks and equipment .
Ill add more tomorrow , its gettin late.
With tenets like that who needs enemies. I hope you had good security deposits.
Most tenants are good ones .
1. Super Clean is the best found chemical Ive discovered for rentals and around the house period. Its always with in reach of me cleaning . It does what the others wont do. You will hear others will but they arent as strong . Its basically a grease cutting cleaner that has a high acid content as well. Its sold at Walmart for around 6 dollars per gallon and some change.
After searching through all the home cleaning products at Walmart yesterday, with the help of a store employee, and not finding Super Clean, I was forced to conclude that your Wally World is bigger than mine.
So I came home and googled up the Super Clean web site, then found the retail store locator. It showed a large number of Auto Zone stores and the two Walmart locations in the area.
Bingo! I called the same Walmart store and asked to speak to the person on duty in the automotive department.
He confirmed that they had Super Clean in stock. Gallon jugs are seven something.
Im sorry you went to that trouble .
I should have said automotive.
Hey, we can't remember every detail when we try to share useful experiences on message boards. No harm done. I only wanted to alert others who might have Super Clean on their shopping list.
And I appreciate you telling about the product. I've got about a dozen half empty quart bottles of different stuff, most of which are expensive experiments that didn't live up to the claims.
BTW, that Walmart is in the same shopping center as my favorite restaurant so now I have the perfect excuse to go back there soon.
so you got a dirty porcelain tub? you've tried everything it's still grungy.
now this anit going to pass any epa air control standards ok?
get a qt of lacquer thinner,a can of ajax, and a red scuff pad. throw a rag in the drain,wet the tub a little with thinner dump the ajax and start scrubbing.add more ingredients as necessary.......
now 2 things happen,the tub comes clean,and with your head hanging down in the tub ,as the song use to say"you get to take a trip and never leave the farm"! paint mask is optional if you want your feet to stay on earth.
if you have a tub this won't clean,i want to see a pic. i have done it on fiberglass but used a little more finesse on it. larry
if a man speaks in the forest,and there's not a woman to hear him,is he still wrong?
i have used muratic acid on tubs and they came out like new... just have to pour and run... coat any metal with grease beforehand...
ever try Cerambryte? works on everything I've had problems with that have a porcelain or sim finish. Good for scrathed colored sinks too.
For cleaning exterior vinyl I use 1/2 gal bleach, 1 pint vinegar, shot of soap, and 1 to 2 gallons of water in a garden sprayer. Spray it on, let it sit, and hose it off. Occasiloanlly have to use a stiff brush but tnot too often. Works better in the heat of the summer than it does in cooler temps.
next hint from landlords are us: learn how to buy stuff on ebay,use auction sniper. buy all those things you know your going to need like ponytl said,sanding sponges 35 cents,delta faucets 20.00,kwikset deadbolts 5.00,paint brushes and rollers,heck i have 8 brand new central airs stocked and ready they are 12 seer so when they went obsolete i stocked up. i'm bummed that i can't find any deals like you guys on hot water tanks,i'd buy 25 of them if i could hit a deal.
learn how to rekey locks,i can't believe how much time and money i have spent going to locksmiths,now i can rekey in 5 mins. just buy the kit on ebay for 35.00
on the subject of keys. i have different colors of keys and locks,when i first buy a house it gets red locks,when the tenant moves i may throw in a set of blue,putting the reds back in my box for the next house.this saves having to rekey everytime someone moves. i write on the door jamb what color i have used on that house that way the same locks won't appear again for 12-15 years.
super clean is good stuff,yea it's in automotive at walmart. another good cement cleaner is tide detergent,buy it at the dollar store.
i'm done,i'm going looking for some water heaters,lol
if a man speaks in the forest,and there's not a woman to hear him,is he still wrong?