How do I get rid of residue on my clean clothes when I'm using a shared washer in an apartment building? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl
on Oct 19, 2012 -
Any tips for getting grout residue off of hardwood floors? Some previous owners of my house had carpeting in the living room, and tiles that they placed around the fireplace hearth (tiles were 1/4" thick and brick-like, in case anyone cares). I removed the carpet and the tiles to reveal the hardwood floors underneath, which is in fairly good shape in most areas. Except right around the fireplace where some white residue remains from where the tiles were. Is there anyway to reduce or remove this completely other than refinishing? Or should I just put an area rug over it until that time comes? [more inside]
posted by weathergal
on Dec 30, 2010 -
What is something an adult woman might wear next to her skin that would leave a multicolored residue/mark/stain on her skin? [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse
on Oct 31, 2010 -
Girlfriend diagnosed with diverticulitis two days ago, admitted into hospital for IV antibiotics, hopefully being released this afternoon.
Still awaiting discharge instructions, but anticipating she'll be on a low-residue, liquid only diet for a week.
Looking for ideas/recipes on soups/juice/smoothies to prepare for her so it's not the same old chicken broth and orange juice every day.
She may be advised to limit dairy intake (milk/yogurt) to under 2 cups a day.
posted by de void
on May 7, 2010 -
What's the gray residue in my water? We moved into this home (built circa 1985) 2 years ago. After bathwater has drained, you find a silty residue left in the tub. You can't see it in the water itself. Residue looks a bit like the calcium deposits one might find normally, but ranges from gray to sometimes sandy brown. Lately there is also some substance much like this clinging to dishes after the dishwasher runs too. [more inside]
posted by keener_sounds
on Sep 19, 2009 -
What's the best way to remove thoroughly sticky residue from furniture that appears to be vinyl? [more inside]
posted by kidbritish
on May 25, 2009 -
What are these brownish-blackish floaty smudgy bits that drift down out of my ceiling vent at work? Is the stuff dangerous? [more inside]
posted by Askr
on May 21, 2009 -
A mysterious gray film/residue is appearing on all of the plastic in my apartment. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by prefpara
on Feb 17, 2009 -
My old water well was "dug" with dynamite. I drank the water for years. Did the dynamite residue harm my health? A voice on the radio implied it might have. Google is un-helpful so far. I'd appreciate facts rather than speculation.
posted by Hobgoblin
on Jan 1, 2009 -
How do you get that sticky glue residue off of the the back/front of things (e.g. a book) that a sticker used to be on? [more inside]
posted by Stauf
on Nov 2, 2005 -