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MAINTENANCE
SPACE CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
WHEN YOUR FREEZER STOPS WORKING
ENERGY TIPS - ENERGY EFFICIENT APPLIANCES
CONTROLLING COSTS FOR HOME HOT WATER PRODUCTION AND USE
CHOOSING THE RIGHT FURNACE
MAINTAINING CONVENTIONAL RESIDENTIAL OIL-FIRED HEATING SYSTEMS
MAINTAINING CONVENTIONAL RESIDENTIAL GAS-FIRED HEATING SYSTEMS

MAKE-UP
CARPET STAIN REMOVAL-GENERAL INFO
UPHOLSTERY-STAIN REMOVAL, GEN INFO
REMOVING COSMETICS DRINKS ON CARPET,

MALFUNCTIONS
DEHUMIDIFIERS-OPERATION

MAMMAL MITES
BIRD AND MAMMAL MITES

MARBLE
MARBLE-CHARACTERISTICS AND CLEANING
TERRAZZO FLOORS-CARE AND CLEANING
MARBLE FLOORS-CARE AND CLEANING
MARBLE FURNITURE PARTS CARE/CLEANING
TERRAZZO FLOORS--STAIN REMOVAL
MARBLE-STAIN REMOVAL

MARKING PEN
CARPET STAIN REMOVAL-GENERAL INFO
UPHOLSTERY-STAIN REMOVAL, GEN INFO
VINYL UPHOLSTERY - CLEANING
REMOVING MARKING PEN ON CARPET, UPHOL

MASCARA
CARPET STAIN REMOVAL-GENERAL INFO
UPHOLSTERY-STAIN REMOVAL, GEN INFO
REMOVING COSMETICS DRINKS ON CARPET,

MASS
CLUSTER FLIES

MATERIALS
ENERGY TIPS - SELECTION AND COMPARISON OF WEATHERSTRIPPING MATERIALS

MATTRESS
MATTRESS CARE AND CLEANING
CLEANING UPHOLSTERY AND MATTRESSES AF
CLEANING FLOOD-SOILED BEDDING
CLEAN MILDEWED MATTRESSES, UPHOLSTERY

MAYFLIES
NUISANCE AQUATIC INSECTS

MEAL MOTHS
MEAL MOTHS

MEALWORMS
MEALWORMS

MELAMINE
PLASTIC DINNERWARE-CARE, CLEANING
MELAMINE

MERCURY VAPOR
ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING

MERTHIOLATE
CARPET STAIN REMOVAL-GENERAL INFO
UPHOLSTERY-STAIN REMOVAL, GEN INFO
IODINE STAINS ON FLOORS
REMOVING IODINE ON CARPET, UPHOLSTERY

METAL
REMOVING STICKY ITEMS FROM GLASS, MET
HOMEMADE CLEANERS
ALUMINUM CHARACTERISTICS
BRASS CHARACTERISTICS
BRONZE CHARACTERISTICS
CHROME CHARACTERISTICS
CAST IRON CHARACTERISTICS
COPPER CHARACTERISTICS
WROUGHT IRON CHARACTERISTICS
PEWTER CHARACTERISTICS
CARING FOR ALUMINUM
CARING FOR BRASS
CARING FOR BRONZE
CARING FOR CHROME
CARING FOR CAST IRON
CARING FOR COPPER
CARING FOR WROUGHT IRON
CARING FOR PEWTER
CLEANING ALUMINUM
CLEANING BRASS
CLEANING BRONZE
CLEANING CHROME
CLEANING COPPER
CLEANING WROUGHT IRON
CLEANING PEWTER
SILVER CHARACTERISTICS
CLEANING SILVER
STAINLESS STEEL CHARACTERISTICS
TIN CHARACTERISTICS
CARING FOR TIN
CLEANING TIN
CLEANING KITCHEN CABINETS
TYPES OF WEATHERSTRIPPING
METAL FURNITURE CARE AND CLEANING
ALUMINUM OUTDOOR FURNITURE CARE
PAINTED METAL OUTDOOR FURNITURE CARE
TARNISHED BRASS
TARNISHED COPPER
TARNISHED PEWTER
CARING FOR SILVER
KITCHEN CABINETS - SPECIAL CLEANING
CLEANING ALUMINUM WINDOW FRAMES
PAINTED METAL OUTDOOR FURNITURE
ENERGY TIPS - WEATHERSTRIPPING
ENERGY TIPS - SELECTION AND COMPARISON OF WEATHERSTRIPPING MATERIALS

METAL HALIDE
ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING

MICE
HOMEMADE CLEANERS

MICROWAVE
MICROWAVE SAFETY AND TIPS
MICROWAVE OVEN-CARE AND CLEANING
MICROWAVE SAFETY AND TIPS
CARE OF PLASTIC MICROWAVE COOKWARE
MICROWAVE OVEN-CARE AND CLEANING

MILDEW
CLEANING FLOODED FLOORS AND WOODWORK
TREATING WARPED, DE-LAMINATED FLOORS
CLEANING WALLS AFTER A FLOOD
FLOOD-DAMAGED UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE
CAUSES OF MILDEW
PREVENTING MILDEW
REMOVING MILDEW IN FABRICS
CAUSES OF MILDEW IN CARPETS
REMOVING MILDEW FROM LEATHER
REMOVING MILDEW FROM WOOD
REMOVING MILDEW FROM PAPER AND BOOKS
CLEAN MILDEWED MATTRESSES, UPHOLSTERY
CLEANING CERAMIC TILE WALLS
COPING WITH WET CARPETS
REMOVING MILDEW IN FABRICS
REMOVING MILDEW IN CARPETS
HOMEMADE CLEANERS 1991

MILK
CARPET STAIN REMOVAL-GENERAL INFO
UPHOLSTERY-STAIN REMOVAL, GEN INFO
REMOVING ICE CREAM ON CARPET, UPHOLST
REMOVING MILK ON CARPET, UPHOLSTERY

MINERAL DEPOSIT
FIBERGLASS CLEANING PROBLEMS
HOMEMADE CLEANERS

MINERAL WOOD
CHOOSING THE RIGHT FURNACE

MITES
CONTROLLING MITES IN THE KITCHEN
BIRD AND MAMMAL MITES

MOISTURE
MOISTURE ON WINDOWS
PAINT PROBLEMS
MOISTURE PROBLEMS IN THE HOME

MOLDS
CAUSES OF MILDEW

MOLES
HOMEMADE CLEANERS

MOLLY BOLT
FASTENERS FOR PLASTER WALL
WALL REPAIR AND FASTENERS

MOSQUITOES
HOMEMADE CLEANERS

MOTH
GYPSY MOTH
CONTROLLING FRUIT AND DRAIN FLIES
HOMEMADE CLEANERS

MOUSE MITES
BIRD AND MAMMAL MITES

MUD DAUBERS
SOLITARY WASPS, CICADA KILLERS, MUD D

MULCHING
COMPOSTING

MYLAR
TYPES OF WEATHERSTRIPPING
ENERGY TIPS - SELECTION AND COMPARISON OF WEATHERSTRIPPING MATERIALS


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