Alternative Uses for Cleaning Supplies

If you are like most people, you have a closet full of half used cleaning supplies. But that doesn’t mean that you have to use them on just one thing. Most cleaning products have multiple uses that aren’t necessarily advertised. 

Dish soap is one of the most versatile chemicals in your home. It is a degreaser, which is not only tough on pots and pans, but on other surfaces that have built up grease or oil, like you garage or your driveway. Some dish detergent and a scrub brush can take that layer of built up grease and motor oil right off of the concrete.

That blue bottle of window cleaner is most likely ammonia based. Ammonia is actually a gas, but when combined with water, it becomes a powerful cleaner. It can also prove to be a deadly chemical for many household pests such as ants, roaches and other bugs.

Oven cleaner is one of those products that gets used very rarely, because most folks don’t clean their ovens but once a month or so. So that bottle of oven spray will hardly ever get used. But oven cleaner is actually an extremely potent product that can do a lot of damage to stains on any porcelain surface. It make a dingy sink, toilet, or bathtub look brand new. Just remember that oven cleaner has to be used in a well ventilated room, because it is very toxic to breathe in. It is also a good idea to wear gloves because it can burn skin.

While you are cleaning your house top to bottom, consider taking a look at your homeowners insurance. If you think you might want to make some changes to your policy or get new coverage, contact Ty Lawrence Insurance agency and let the professional agents help you get the right product for your needs.

How To Keep Your Insurance Up To Date

In Austin, TX, you may require a variety of different insurance policies. This can be for your home, your car, and even your business. All of the policies have the capability of protecting you. Keeping your insurance up to date can be a challenge, though there are several ways to simplify the process. This will ensure you have the coverage where you need it the most.

Identify Your Policies

How many policies do you have? Knowing what policies you have in place and what the policy numbers are can help with the overall updating process. This will make it easier to know what coverage you have and potentially what coverage you may still need to obtain.

Look at Changes

It may be a good idea to make notes throughout the year in terms of how you may want to increase coverage on some of your insurance policies. If you have had to pay out of pocket due to an auto accident, you may want to increase some of the coverage. If you recently added a pool, offense, or anything else on your property, it may require an update to the policy for your homeowners.

Other changes can include:

  • Increase in business coverage
  • Add-ons for more liability
  • Discounts for improvements you have made

Work with an Agent

An independent insurance agent can help you with all of the different insurance policies that you have. This includes giving you a heads up when they are going to be up for renewal so that you can make any changes, and potentially even shop around for a better policy from another company.

Contact us at Ty Lawrence Insurance Agency today, where one of our independent insurance agents can help you with all of your insurance updates.