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Tips on How to Take Proper Care of TV Sets, Piano and Lamps

Aug 17, 2007
Mostly, Piano and the TV Sets are part of the living room. They need to be cleaned and care properly.
There are some tips on cleaning the lamps and the brass that you can use, as the lamps can be quite difficult to clean.

RADIO AND TELEVISION SETS should be moved gently during cleaning operations, and no musical instrument or receiver should be placed near a source of heat, such as a radiator. In caring for your television receiver you should follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Cleaning directions for General Electric models follow: the face glass can be cleaned with a mild solution of soap and water and wiped dry, after rinsing, with a soft dry cloth. No cleaning agents or solvents should be used on the face glass because they are likely to contain damaging materials, such as carbon tetra-chloride, gasoline, or benzene. Care should be taken that furniture polishes, also likely to contain damaging compounds, are not used on the face glass or spilled on it. Harsh and gritty dust cloths will scratch its surface.

THE FINE FINISH OF TELEVISION CABINETS can be preserved by the regular use of a good wax polish. Rubber objects and articles likely to be impregnated with harmful chemicals should not be placed on top of television cabinets. And don't drape covers over them. Covers that hang down behind the set and block the holes in the back keep the tubes from ventilating properly, and they become too hot. For this same reason be sure that air can circulate freely between the receiver and the wall behind it.

ALL LAMPS IN THE LIVING ROOM should be disconnected and cleaned for an especially thorough housecleaning operation. The method used to clean the base or stand of a lamp will naturally depend upon its material, and the instructions given will apply also to ornaments, knickknacks, and candlesticks of the same category.

UNLACQUERED BRASS LAMP BASES should be cleaned with a good brass polish and here let us emphasize again that metal polishes differ widely in composition in order to deal with different metals. Each metal has its own degree of hardness, and its individual reaction to acids and alkalis, to various chemical compounds, and to the types of abrasives used in various polishes. What is good for one metal may damage another. In addition, the wrong polish brings unsatisfactory results, often after much more work. So use brass polish for brass, following the directions on the container.

BRASS SHOULD BE CLEANED REGULARLY. Like everything else, it is easier to clean and polish if it is not neglected. Washing brass articles first in good hot suds will help if they have been let go too long. If you wash brass objects, dry them carefully before you apply the brass polish. Rub until the metal is clean and free of spots caused by corrosion, then polish it with a flannel cloth or a piece of chamois leather. This will give it a high gloss finish. If you want a soft finish, use a thin paste made by mixing a little raw linseed oil with rottenstone. After rubbing the brass clean with this mixture, polish it with a clean cloth. For brass encrusted with soot see "Andirons" in the Index.

Use the soft cloth to clean the surface of the piano, ask the tuner to clean inside the piano occasionally. Radio and television sets should be moved gently during the cleaning, soft cloth is recommended to avoid the scratch. Use the good wax polish to preserve the television cabinets. One more important thing which we have to do before you clean the electrical appliances, we have to disconnect all the lamps in the living room before the cleaning. While brass Lamp bases should be cleaned with a good brass polish and should be cleaned regularly.
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