Hot water cleans more effectively than cold water when it is used to wash linens and whites or very dirty, greasy clothes. This is because higher water temperatures work better to effectively remove germs and clean heavi... More »

Most plants grow better in neither hot nor cold water, but flourish in lukewarm water. However, plants differ depending on the species of the plant and the climate in which it grows. For instance, if water is too cold, A... More »

Hot water freezes faster than cold water, a phenomenon known as the Mpemba effect. The effect is named after a Tanzanian high school student who provided an interesting parable about this phenomenon in 1969. More »

To clean the roof with bleach, mix trisodium phosphate and chlorine bleach with water, spray the solution onto the roof, and rinse the roof with clean water after 15 minutes. Oxygen bleach can be used in place of chlorin... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

Some good ways to clean a fiberglass shower are to use non-abrasive cleaners, such as mild dishwashing detergent, a paste made from baking soda and water or an all-purpose cleaner, notes the University of Nebraska-Lincol... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

Clean natural stone tile with a neutral pH stone cleaner, or a mild dishwashing detergent and warm water. Never use acidic cleaners, such as lemon juice or vinegar, on marble or limestone natural stone tiles as this dama... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

The most effective method for cleaning finished wood furniture depends largely on the finish; for example, clean painted wood furniture with dish soap diluted in water or detergent and wiped away with a clean cloth. Clea... More » Home & Garden Cleaning