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Give your car a clean start for summer road trips

Give your car a clean start for summer road trips
News from ConsumerReports.org:

The summer road trip season is upon us, and it’s not too late to spruce things up inside and out. Aside from helping to maintain your investment, it’ll make the car a happier place for you and yours. And it’s a good excuse for a close inspection that might reveal other needs. Below are a few car care tips drawn from our experience and testing that should steer you in the right direction.

Freshening the interior


Start by cleaning out any trash and removing unneeded items, like that ice scraper. Then organize what’s left, and stow away items in side pockets or compartments. Leaving things loose not only creates clutter, but items left on seats, the rear shelf, or dashboard can become deadly projectiles in a crash. Once everything is tucked away, use a mild cleaning spray and a microfiber cloth to remove dust and grime off the dash and plastic surfaces.

Next, use a vacuum to remove debris and dirt from the seats, floor mats, rugs, and trunk. A rented steam cleaner works well…………… continues on ConsumerReports.org

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City offers tips for residents during cleaning of 18 miles of sewer line
News from hays Post:

City of Hays

The Hays Utilities Department has contracted Mayer Specialty Services to conduct sewer line cleaning and inspections at the locations described below and shown on the attached map.

The project, which includes 18 miles of sewer lines, is expected to begin June 30 and run through Aug. 30, pending weather or other unforeseen problems.

Door hanger notices will be placed on homes affected the day before the cleaning.

During this process, residents may experience a rumbling sound, in addition to the possibility of water entering your sink, bathtub and/or toilet. Sewer lines can develop air pressure or a partial vacuum from the cleaning process. Usually any excess air pressure or vacuum will dissipate through the plumbing vents, but occasionally there are facilities with inadequate plumbing vents (i.e.: no vents, undersized vents or obstructed vents). In the case of inadequate venting, air pressure could escape through the toilet, floor, sink, tub or shower drains, causing water to splash out or, a vacuum could draw the water out of the fixture traps allowing unpleasant odors.

If you will not be home or on vacation during the time of the sewer line c…………… continues on hays Post

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