Microfiber Flat Mopping Systems

Microfiber Flat Mopping SystemsA recent study conducted amongst specialised cleaning services providers has indicated that fifty four percent of the company’s available budget goes to cover labour expenses, and thirty percent is spent on equipment and materials. To elaborate – a thirty percent expenditure on materials and equipment is too much. In light of this, many professional cleaners have decided to make the switch to microfiber mopping systems with on board chemicals.

The first and most important benefit of using microfiber mops is their almost unbelievable efficiency. The mop soaks up much more liquid than conventional string mops, plus it retains liquid much better for longer – this means no drips or leaks while being carried around the premises. Another huge benefit is the presence of on board chemicals which are dispensed as necessary on a clean, rinsed mop – whereas, a string mop is always dipped in a bucket of (dirty) water. Feeding cleaning agents to the mop directly through its handle allows cleaning teams to apply the mop directly to the flooring surface whilst still clean. In other words the need to lug around a heavy bucket of dirty water is almost eradicated.By doing this, cleaners reduce their work time up to three times. Another upside of microfiber mops is their lightweight construction.

A conventional string mop will eventually become soaked and heavy thus take more effort to lug around which increases cleaning time. A microfiber one will weigh only a fraction of the weight, either dry or wet. Savvy cleaners will point out that the weight of the on board chemicals should also be factored in, and it is – people who use these mops actually feel the weight of the chemicals counterbalances the weight of a wet mop (as little as it may be) thus making the tool easier to manoeuvre. Perhaps the biggest advantage of using these lightweight cleaning tools is their ergonomic user friendliness. The mop is always light, easy to move around. This reduces staff frustration and obviously the risk of personal injury, like work related chronic back pain for instance.

All mop handles are retractable and adjustable. The handles are sufficiently long, which means cleaning teams can work upright, with their shoulders back, not hunched over which is common when the mop handle is too short for the person using it. Using these mops will also reduce fatigue and wear out when cleaners are using erroneous cleaning motions like back and forth strokes (not uncommon). The right way to mop floors is in a figure eight motion/pattern.

How to clean a microwave

Having a clean microwave is as important as having a clean stove or oven. We were told by London Oven Cleaners several ways to clean a microwave and we will present them to you.

Method 1: Cleaning with Vinegar:

Microwave CleaningFill a glass bowl half full of water and add a tablespoon of white vinegar. Place the bowl inside the microwave and turn on the microwave for five minutes. When the water and vinegar mixture heats up it will steam the interior walls of the microwave and loosen the dried-on stains and food particles. When the microwave stops allow it to cool down for a couple of minutes and then with a clean rag or paper towel wipe clean the inside. End the cleaning by taking out the glass tray or turntable and washing it as a dish. Some glass trays or turntables are washable in a dishwasher so make sure to read the microwave instructions to learn whether yours is or not.

Method 2: Cleaning with lemon:

Take a lemon and cut in half. Place both halves of the lemon cut-side down on a plate and add a tablespoon of water into the plate. Place the plate into the microwave and run the microwave for approximately one to two minutes. Once that the inside of the microwave is steamy, stop it and allow it to cool for no more than half a minute. Next wipe clean the inside of the microwave with a paper towel and wash the plate on which you placed the lemon halves. You can use the lemon leftovers as a natural cleanser for a smelly garbage disposal. Simply cut the lemon halves into small pieces and run them through your garbage disposal.

Method 3: Cleaning with dish soap:

Microwave CleaningTake a glass bowl and fill it with warm water. Now add dishwashing liquid into the bowl. Add as much dishwashing soap as you see fit. Once the cleaning mixture is ready, place the bowl into the microwave and run the microwave for a minute or so. Now take out the glass bowl and damp a sponge into fresh water and begin wiping the interior of the microwave until all spots, stains and dirt is removed. Finish the microwave cleaning by dumping the dish soap and water mixture and by washing the glass bowl which you have used for the cleaning of the microwave.

As you see cleaning a microwave isn’t hard so make sure that you clean your microwave at least once a week with any of these methods. 

Cleaning Tips You Never Heard Of

Cleaning TipsThere are many cleaning techniques and tricks that usually get overlooked in the vast array of ever changing cleaning methods people use to clean their homes. More so, many cleaning products and materials go unused simply because there is something new on the market. However, most people will find these never heard before cleaning tips quite useful. Here are some things that might make your house cleaning cheaper, easier and more efficient. Tips are provided by our friends in Carpet Cleaning Croydon and we’ve got some guidance from the street cleaning program of Croydon.

  • Magic sponges or eraser sponges have been available on the market for many years. Although there is nothing magic about them they can actually do a lot of cleaning, as long as you use them correctly. Magic sponges are usually dubbed ineffective but when used properly they can cut your cleaning time in half.

  • Coffeemaker filters are ideal for cleaning glass and polished surfaces without risk of scratches. The coffee filters leave no streaks or greasy smears on freshly cleaned surfaces. More so, they are cheap as chips and work much better than paper towels.

  • Musty bathroom odours are bad news and the smell seems almost impossible to remove. What you can do is dilute some vinegar in warm water and use a spray bottle to spray the solution around the bathroom. There will be no hint of vinegar or that stuffy smell.

  • Wet pumice (artificial sea foam) will work miracles inside your oven. This product is times better at cleaning the residue and staining inside the oven than any spray-on solvent. Try for yourself.

  • Vacuuming of bathroom mats on the spot is a nuisance especially when they are damp. Instead, hang them to dry for an hour or so, depending on the weather and vacuum them to a perfect finish with ease.

  • Cleaning TipsDon’t ever use vinegar or lemon acid (or any other acid for that matter) to clean laminated flooring. It might be tempting to lift those stubborn stains, but chances are there will be damage caused to the top layer of the floor.

  • A good quality dishwashing liquid can be an excellent all-purpose cleaner when diluted correctly in warm water. Using a spray bottle to apply the solution is even better.

  • Cleaners which contain rhubarb powder as their active ingredient are ideal for cleaning of certain glasswork, terracotta, porcelain and all other tile work without risk of damage.

  • Clean off annoying cobwebs from nooks and crannies by putting a sock around the mop’s extension pole. Easy, quick and very functional – you can even use it to clean under heavy appliances that cannot be moved.

Cleaning the Fireplace

Fireplace CleaningNow that the winter is over, it is time to clean out the fireplace and have it ready for the next heating season. The fireplace doesn’t get cleaned too often so you can put some extra effort and make your heating more efficient next winter. A clean fireplace is not only more efficient, but also safer to use. You can also find more cool tips in the website of End of Tenancy. They have an expert opinion on everything it seems.

Necessary products and materials:

  • kneeling pad, small shovel, couple of dust brushes, scrubbing brush, glass cleaner, apron, large plastic tarp, pair of rubber gloves, lidded rubbish bin, used coffee grounds, spray bottle full of water, dishwashing liquid, soft cloth and paper towels.

The interior cleaning process:

  • Wait about twenty four hours after you last used the fireplace so that all ashes are cool.

  • Put on the apron and spread the plastic tarp in front of the fireplace.

  • Put on the rubber gloves and kneel down on the pad, get comfortable

  • Remove logs, tinder and the fireplace grate, throw out charcoals, partially burnt logs etc. and place them on the plastic tarp beside you.

  • Sprinkle the used coffee grounds generously all over the ashes to reduce flyways.

  • Sweep each interior wall of the fireplace using the hard bristle brush and collect the extra ashes with the dust pan (small shovel), sweep walls top down, dump ash and coffee grounds in the lidded bin.

  • Sweep each fireplace screen using the same hard bristle brush.

Fireplace CleaningThe exterior cleaning process:

  • Bricks should be cleaned of any soot and ash using warm water, don’t use hearth cleaners on bricks older than fifty years or more.

  • Scrub the bricks gently until all blemishes are gone – remember to use only water on older bricks.

  • Wipe the bricks with a rag after you cleaned them.

  • For marble and stone fireplaces, use warm water and dishwasher to rub off soot and ash, finish by wiping clean the stone surface using a damp cloth, finally dry the surface using a different rag.

  • Fireplace glass doors should be cleaned using hearth cleaner, or optionally you can rub them with the ashes from the fireplace as this too removes burnt on residue.

  • Apply hearth cleaner on both sides of the glass door, be quick to rub it around and make sure you don’t miss any spots.

  • Wipe off the soot and hearth cleaner, before the compound has dried up.

  • Polish tools and grates using the hearth cleaner.