Everyone wants to have a tidy and hygienic house, but you might not know how often you are meant to clean certain features of your home to have one. Here is some advice on keeping up to date with household chores from experts in cleaning in Fulham.
When moving out of rented accommodation, you will want to make sure you leave it in the same condition as it was when you moved in. That’s why we have put together some tips on how to spruce up your flat or house so it is spotless for the next tenants:
Get professionalsThe easiest way to make sure your dwelling is clean from top to bottom is to look for end of tenancy cleaning professionals in Balham. Skilled with removing stains from carpets, walls, worktop surfaces and furniture, they will be able to make the place look as good as new. They will also clean in the nooks and crannies – such as behind the sofa and under the beds – which you will probably forget to do. What’s more, cleaners can work their magic on ovens and other appliances, so everything will look impeccable in time for the next residents.
Empty everythingThe best place to start cleaning the flat or house is to make sure it is completely empty first. Move out all your belongings and get rid of anything left in kitchen cupboards. That way you can really dust and polish all the furniture. After the fridge has been emptied, give it a thorough clean by washing each shelf, rack and the salad drawer in hot soapy water, before drying with a cloth. Then simply switch it off at the mains and leave the door open.
Remove stainsIf you have lived there a long time, the chances are you’ve left a few stains along the way. Whether it is a red wine mark, a make-up blemish or tea ring marks on furniture, it is important to remove all stains before you leave. You can use stain remover and follow the instructions on carpets, but you might have to dig out the same colour of paint if you have left marks on the walls.
If you have pets or children or both, your carpet is bound to have taken a battering over the years. Whether there are muddy footprints, spilled juice or felt-tip marks on your floor, you might have given up trying to find a way to remove the blemishes. However, these tips from professionals in carpet cleaning in Battersea could be well worth a try.
Quick action when it comes to spillagesSpillages are bound to occur from time to time, particularly if you have young children in the house. The best way to prevent them leaving a nasty stain is to act quickly, and blot up any excess liquid from the outside of the stain inward. Do not rub the stain as this could imbed the particles deeper into the carpet fibres. Use a detergent vinegar solution or a carpet cleaner if the stain is still visible, only dabbing a little at a time.
Use shaving cream on stubborn stainsThis may sound a little unusual, but shaving cream works wonders on tough stains. Spray it directly on to the mark and leave to soak in for 30 minutes. Again, when it comes to removing the stain, simply blot it with a dry cloth without rubbing it further into the carpet. Once the blot has been lifted, spray the area with a mixture of vinegar and water and then wipe it away.
Heat wax for candle spillagesMany of us have left candles burning too long before realising there is hot wax drying quickly on our carpet. However, you need not fear if this has happened to you, as you can remove the wax easily. Simply place a white cloth over the wax on the floor, and iron over it so it heats up and becomes more malleable. At this point, you can scrape it off the carpet with a butter knife. If there is still more wax on the floor, place a paper towel on to the surface and iron on top of this. The wax should stick to the kitchen roll, lifting off from the carpet fibres.
Offices are in need of the best domestic cleaning Balham has to offer at the best of times, but those special few offices that have a canine amongst the rank of its workers are sure to be even more keen to get regular, thorough cleaning of the workplace. It’s actually becoming a more common phenomenon with everyone from small independent offices to huge multi-national corporations opening their doors to its employee’s pooches. Nestlé has allowed employees to bring their dogs to work for the past 16 months – and its workers believe it has changed the office for the better. “People will stop you in the corridors to stroke your dog so you start talking to someone in a different part of the company who you’d never normally have spoken to, or have only encountered over email,” said one worker, according to The Guardian. The article also reports that eight per cent of the workforce are allowed to take their dog to work – and the largest and most notable instances of this seem to be companies who deal with dogs in their work. Nestlé owns pet food brand Purina and Mars Petcare, who produce Pedigree among other products, have allowed office dogs since 2008. However, June 24th marks ‘Bring Your Dog To Work Day’ an initiative which looks to raise money for dogs charities by employees bringing their pooches into the office for one day only. Safe to say our cleaning teams will be working overtime on June 25th to clean up the mess!
Health inspectors who recently inspected the Plume of Feathers pub in Staffordshire, owned by 53-year-old former Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey, found that it fell below the expected health and hygiene standards required for such an establishment. According to the Sun, hygiene rules were breached nine times after the inspectors found dirty containers, out-of-date produce and unhygienic chopping boards on the premises. A report stated that the freezer needed cleaning and defrosting, walls and floors in the kitchen were dirty, and there was no food safety paperwork on site either. A Stafford Borough Council representative was quoted by the news source as saying: “Numerous items in the refrigerators were past the in-house use by date label applied. The raw meat and ready to eat chopping boards were next to each other in the kitchen presenting a risk of cross contamination. I was concerned that the size of the kitchen was limiting adequate separation between hazardous raw foods and cooked/ready to eat items.” If you run a similar business and want to ensure you stay on the good side of the health inspectors, you need to hire a Kensington cleaning company to help you ensure the premises is spotless. Here at Easy Cleaning London we offer a reliable and professional cleaning service, with an entirely dependable team of employees. We provide daily office cleaning, as well as carpet cleaning, ironing, upholstery and curtain cleaning, domestic cleaning and even end-of-tenancy cleaning. Get in touch with us today to find out more about what we can do to help.
While you don’t need the best domestic cleaning Wandsworth has to offer to tell you that you need to change your sheets regularly, it seems far more people would be surprised to hear they should be washing their duvet regularly too. A new survey from hyperlocal laundry app Laundrapp has found that 20 per cent of Brits that sleep with a duvet have never washed it, despite recommendations that it should be washed every three months. With the survey, reported on by the Mirror.co.uk, also finding that 97 per cent of us Brits sleep with a duvet, that figures sits at 13 million people who are settling down at night with never-washed duvets. Equally worrying is the fact that a further 78 per cent have only washed their duvet once in the past 12 months, much longer than the suggested length of time between washes. So what’s the harm if the duvet has a cover on it you might ask? Well, with the possibility of some 20,000 dust mites and skin scales lodging themselves in a duvet, as well as the chance of it having soaked up litres of sweat, you might have a hygiene problem on your hands. It can lead to worsening of allergies, as well as respiratory conditions along the lines of asthma. Whether the 20 per cent of Brits who never wash their duvets choose not to or simply didn't know is now a moot point – so for a fabulously clean home, be sure to wash your duvet every three months in addition to your bed linen laundry.
Spring is in full flight, but that doesn't mean it's too late for a thorough clean - in fact it is the perfect time! Read on for some tips for deep cleaning in Fulham for this coming weekend.
Dust ceilingsWalls and ceilings are definitely areas of the house that get overlooked when it comes to cleaning, but once the sun starts to shine through the windows, you will be able to see dust and cobwebs galore. Spring clean your house by vacuuming the surfaces to remove dust and use a long-handled duster for hard-to-reach areas.
Clean carpetsYou might hoover every few days, but over time, your carpet and rugs will get a build-up of dirt and watermarks from the passing traffic. If you have small children or pets, you will be familiar with muddy floors, so make sure you give your carpets and rugs a thorough shampoo to get rid of any stains.
Wash curtainsNow the evenings are lighter and warmer, you can get away with taking your curtains down to give them a good wash. Dust can build up in the material over time, so it is a good idea to get them professionally cleaned once in a while. Similarly, if you have blinds, make sure you dust them thoroughly and give them a good wash to remove any grime.
PolishYour cleaning routine might consist of dusting and vacuuming, but for a good spring clean, do some polishing. Clean your metal door handles, stainless steel and wooden furniture, and your house will be sparkling for the summer ahead.
When you take on the best providers of cleaning Kensington has to offer, you get the knowledge and professionalism to tackle each job to a high standard, no matter the conditions. For pet-owners, we know that ensuring your home remains pet-friendly is a very important matter. For those times in between cleaner visits, we’ve compiled a little list of the best ways you can clean your home while remaining sensitive to your furry companion. When a cleaning product says to use in a ventilated area, don’t forget to make sure you keep your cat or dog in mind too – they won’t be able to tell you if the fumes are too strong for them. The best idea is to keep them locked away while you’re cleaning, or at least ensure the windows and/or doors in the room are well open to keep fresh air flowing into the property. When you’re spring cleaning, you’ll undoubtedly find yourself moving things from room to room – just be careful not to drop anything a cat or dog could potentially swallow or eat. They may see anything dropped on the floor as a new treat or toy, and small items could be a choking hazard or cause internal issues that require treatment by a vet. Of course, the same goes for cleaning products. Keep toxic substances in a cupboard, as if something is spilled and ingested by an animal, it could certainly prove fatal for them. A dog could easily knock something over while playing, while cats have a naturally curious nature that could see them spill open cleaning products with ease.
There are few domestic chores disliked as much as cleaning the oven, which is why it is a good idea to hire cleaning help in Wimbledon to take the task off your hands. But if you do have to undertake the job yourself, here are some tips to make cleaning the oven that bit easier:
Prepare well in advanceYou can’t clean your oven if you’re planning to have family over for a big roast that day or if you need to bake a cake. Oven cleaning solutions typically take several hours to soak in, ruling out use of the cooker until it has been thoroughly removed.
Use a natural solutionYou have probably tried every type of oven cleaning chemical in the past, but one of the most effective solutions for removing grime and grease from your cooker is simply baking soda and water. Create a paste with the baking soda and water and leave this to soak inside the oven for at least 12 hours. Once you wipe away the residual dirt and scrape off those stubborn stains, spray some vinegar around the surfaces. The vinegar reacts with the soda and creates foam. Finally wipe this away and keep spraying vinegar until you get a clean and shiny oven!
Clean oven racks separatelyBefore you get started on scrubbing debris from the inside of your oven, remove the racks and clean these separately. If you’ve ever tried to wash these in the sink, you’ll know they don’t fit. Instead, place them in the bath lined with old towels and cover with hot water. Place dishwasher powder or detergent into the water and let them soak for a few hours at least. You then simply have to scrub off the stains and rinse with water before you can place them back in your oven, ready to use again.
If you lead a busy lifestyle, you probably need domestic cleaning help in Fulham to get your house clean and tidy. However, here are some tips on how you can keep your property as spotless as possible using simple items you already have in your home.