Cleaning Supplies

October 4th, 2012

There are a number of cleaning supplies you will need in order to get a clean house. Bathrooms, kitchens and windows all need different supplies in order to get them clean.

Bathroom

samples_06In the bathroom, you will need a good bleach or bleach alternative cleaner. If your fixtures are white, then it will be safe to use bleach on most of the fixtures in order to kill the germs that accumulate in the bathroom. Bleach or bleach alternative will also make your fixtures sparkle like new and smell clean and fresh when you are finished.

Kitchen

samples_10A clean kitchen needs a good degreaser in order to get it fully clean. Just like any room in the house, the kitchen gets dusty every day. However, when you start cooking, this dust will get greasy and heavy and cling to the surface of your kitchen appliances. This greasy mess can be difficult to clean with most cleaners. You will need a product that degreases while it cleans. Around the stove can be particularly greasy and dirty. While cooking, pots and pans may overflow and spill over onto the counter top. This mess is then baked on by the heat involved in cooking. You may need to soak the mess in the degreasing solution in order to get it fully clean. Cleaning a greasy mess is difficult, but needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible in order to avoid damaging or staining the surface of your stove.

Windows

samples_01Windows need to be cleaned as often as every week in some cases. You will need a good lint free cloth and a cleaner that contains ammonia in order to avoid unsightly streaks on the glass. It is best to clean a window when it is cool so that the cleaner doesn’t dry before you get a chance to wipe it off first. This will help prevent streaks and spots from forming. Depending on how dirty the windows are, you may want to hose them off first to remove some of the dirt. This will make the job easier when there is less dirt on the pane.

Making sure you have the right tools for the job, makes cleaning of various places quick and simple. Cleaning Services Chicago

Cleaning Products to make your work better and easier!

September 24th, 2012

For cleaning thoroughly, cleaning products are an essential naturally. However, there is a difficulty in finding the most inexpensive, and easily available cleaning products on the wider Internet. Cleaning is a process of removing stains, soil and all those unwanted microorganisms from surfaces and returning it to its original condition. Cleaning is essential in our daily lives, and cannot be done properly until and unless, with concentration and various tools. Thus, we will talk about the cleaning products for each of the rooms.

dish-washing

Starting with the kitchen, particularly dish washing. Dishes are washed over hundreds of times in most homes, yet they still look rough and dull. A kitchen looks impressive only when the utensils are sparkling like a brand new one. Dishwashing from the hand does sound a little outdated, but the spark that hand washing gives is hardly comparable to dishwashers and such machines. Dishwashing detergents are delicate and much safer for some utensils for cleaning. However, automatic dishwashing detergents are designed to be safe and can wipe away the greases and sticky clays on the dishes, from the last night’s pizza party.

bathroom-cleaning

Moving over to the bathroom, that has stubborn stains & smell, lasting for over years. The toilets are used more than five times a day, thus they ought to get awfully dirty. It contains a variety of bacteria and microorganisms that apart from being very harmful, makes your bathroom their forever dwelling. The toilet bowl cleaners have made lives easier and less painful than hand cleaning. They are found in liquids, foams, tablets and powders even. These products maintain the fragrance, kill the germs and keep the bowl as clean as ever.

Another most important stuff, that needs to be kept clean, is the carpets. The carpet cleaning product exists in variable ways, from liquids and pump sprays to aerosols designed to wet and clean the carpet without damaging even a little. Such, the solvents aid in removing the greasy stains and certain soils.

Cleaning Bathrooms

May 11th, 2010

Bathroom Cleaning

Bathroom Cleaning

For those of you who still clean your own households, cleaning day is often a dreaded experiment. Either it be the nooby or the war-weathered vet, no one likes cleaning days. Yet knowing how to do it effectively and quickly could not only make cleaning days less painful, but maybe even rewarding and fun! And there is not a place more important to clean than your very own bathroom. There is a quick and efficient way to get your bathroom done in record time! You could even make it a challenge of sorts.

First of all, grab all your dirty towels and cloths and get them into the washing machine. The sooner you begin it, the better. As soon as you get the machine running, sprint upstairs and get to washing the floors! This should be done vigorously and efficiently, and if done correctly should take no more than a few minutes. Quickly dump all unwanted large pieces of dirt into the toilet, flush, and move on to the next activity. Begin cleaning all the small areas around your facuets, sinks, and toilets. You could do this with a small piece of cloth and disinfectant, and quickly get that pesky dirt out of there. As soon as that’s done, grab your trusty sponge, facemasks, and cleaning products and get into cleaning the bigger objects all together. Each area should not take more than 3-5 minutes, and try and keep yourself motivated to move quickly. The biggest problem of many cleaners is that they seem to “lag” when it comes to cleaning, taking up more time than nessecary.

As soon as everything is cleaning and shine, go get your towels, dry them, and sit back to relax a nice cup of lemonade; you deserved it! Every time you clean, try and time yourself; make it a game. The more productive it feels, and the less it feels like a chore, the more enjoyment you’ll get out of this. After all, there’s a reason some people choose to spend their whole lives doing this!

How to Clean and Restore Paintings and Frames

December 1st, 2009

During deep clearing you should take care of your paintings and take them off of the walls.

Oil paintings

If it is the old, valuable painting, it will be more safety to leave it for professionals. The rest less valuable paintings you should start with wiping out dust with a soft, silk cloth. The canvas are supposed to be cleaned focusing on the small spots, using a wet sponge. When one part of the painting is done, you must rinse the sponge very carefully to not distribute dirt on the whole surface. The interesting way is to use light beer instead of water. In the old guide books you can find grandma’s ways how clean paintings. For instance you can try to use grated, raw potatoes mixed in water.

The recipe for this solution is simple:

1 pound of grated potatoes mix with water, and put on the fire for 15 min. Then leave the pot in the warm place overnight.

Gouache, watercolor and pastel paintings

They usually are protected by the glass therefore we use the same techniques as mentioned for window cleaning. There is one important thing we must remember. The pictures can not remain wet because surface can quickly absorbs spills.

The frame of paintings should be cleaned more often but you need to pay attention not to touch the canvas. You may use a piece of paperboard or the newspaper to cover this part of painting where you wipe the frame. If the frames are old and made of wood, it is recommended only to use dry cloth.

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How to get rid of mice in your home

August 21st, 2009

Mice are rodents, which very often become unexpected guests in your basement, attic, and even in your kitchen or closets. If they are hungry they are able to eat up not only any kind of food, but also a nylon blouse, a coat, or a sweater.

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Don't look at me!!!

Mice are sensitive to smells, and they do not like many of odors which we are familiar with. Hanging sachets of lavender in the closets, you may discourage the pest from visiting and entering those places. They also don’t like the smell of wild mint and fresh green leaves of tomatoes. In the cupboard you can put slices of lemons on a plate (more rotted, it will better deter rodents).

The first step to get rid of these pests is to secure all possible ways by which the mouse could get to your house. Therefore, we need to patch cracks and crevices in the walls and floor slats and check the window and doors frames, and entrance doors.

Commonly used “poisoned grain cereals” and other ready-made preparations are certainly effective, but as strong toxic chemicals, pose a serious threat to small children and pets. Therefore, if there are children at home if we have a cat or a dog, does not leave those poisoned meal! In the places, where rodents are met most frequently, traditional trap with a piece of cheese, bacon and even a few grains of sunflower seeds should be enough.

The sensitive nose of rodent warns him against any the danger, so after each trapped mouse, you have to scrub the trap thoroughly, or even pour boiling water on it. Mechanical traps are generally very effective, and unless we put an attractive bait is almost certain that within a few hours a mouse will be caught up. From my own experience with mice I know that they never show up alone so if you catch one of them is obvious that it is still at least one around.

Using chemicals we must not forget about the food security. If you find a dead mice or mouse droppings in a cabinet or on the floor they should be immediately sweep and if possible burn out. Remember that throwing them in the trash, we can poison birds and domestic animals.