5 Unique Ways to Use Vinegar in the Summertime

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Summer isn’t always a walk in the park.

Surviving the year’s hottest season means dealing with the best and worst parts of nature. The hot weather means more bugs, more weeds and more opportunities for mold and mildew. In the summer, you probably do more to take care of your home and garden than any other season. 

Did you know you can fight back against summer's worst with just one product? White distilled vinegar, derived straight from nature, can serve as your sidekick for dozens of projects around the house. 

Here are some useful vinegar hacks that can make your life easier this summer:

1. Clean the gunk off your grill.

Grease and cooked-on food isn’t a great look for your grill. Start fresh this summer by cleaning your grilling grate. Pour white vinegar into a spray bottle, soak the grill grate and use a grill brush or a crumpled piece of aluminum foil to scrape away the gunk.

2. Renew your garden by caring for acid-loving plants.

Gardenias and azaleas grow best in soil with a pH level of 5.5. Give your acid-loving plants a helping hand. Mix a cup of vinegar and a gallon of water and pour it into the soil.

3. Clean mold and mildew off your deck.

Restoring your deck is easier than you think. Mix one part vinegar and one part water together to create a mold and mildew cleaner. Spray and gently scrub the affected areas and watch your deck come back to life.

4. Get rid of a dog smell.

After a long day of playing outside, your dog will start to…well, smell like dog! Vinegar can help get the smell out of their fur. Wet your dog with fresh water, then mix one cup of vinegar with two gallons of water. Use this on your dog and let them dry. 

5. Remove stains from your pool liner.

Mold and mildew doesn't exactly scream "fun in the sun." Use a little vinegar to get rid of mildew stains. Drain your pool below the line of mildew and use a vinegar-soaked sponge to scrub away the stains.

P.S. Did you know that we sell 10, 20 and 30 percent vinegar at Factory Direct Chemicals? Our product is stronger than anything you’ll find at the supermarket, cutting through grease, grime, mold and mildew with ease.


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