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Best Way to Clean Hardwood Floors

Posted on 10 June, 2019 at 14:00 Comments comments (0)

Best Way to Clean Hardwood Floors

Remembering that water  is a big enemy to your wooden floor in Wood Floor Care and Hardwood Floor Maintenance.

Mop up any spills and in the kitchen if you have a wooden floor go easy on the Tap. Avoid scratching your floor when moving furniture by fitting protective pads. Lol- Also take high heels off at the door- these bearing down on the poor floor cause dents.

When cleaning polished wood do not wax just sweep. Wax will make your floor slippery.

Sealed Wood needs a soft bristle daily to manage it and mop it and as when required.

Unwaxed Unsealed wood sweep and wax as when required every 6-9 months 1st Class domestics Limited recommends a liquid wax as it’s the easiest to use.

Are you Cleaning your hard floors the right way?

Wooden floors if you do not CLEAN them correctly, they can warp, rot or become permanently stained. When cleaning wooden floors remember water is an enemy so wring your mop to avoid excess water on the floor.

To mop your floor CLEAN start by Choosing cleansers that are safe for your floor type as a start. Special floor types may need modified cleaning care. Know what type of floor you have then follow the manufacturer's directions.

You will then need a mop and two buckets one with your diluted cleaning solution the other with plain water.

Use hot water for your mopping solution. Check the directions to be sure. Do not use too much mopping solution to get a cleaner floor, it will only just leave a residue on your floor.

Choose a mop based on your floor type. If you have a floor that has a lot of texture, you'll want the more classic white string or rag mop. If you have a smooth floor, a sponge mop will work well. Use a rag or Paper Towels for Edges.

 

Mop in straight lines if you are using a sponge mop. For rag mops, mop in a figure eight shape to use the design of your mop most effectively. When you encounter tough or sticky spots, rub quickly and press down with your mop onto the floor to scrub at the spot.

Vacuum or sweep the floor in preparation.

Dip your mop in the bucket and wring it out with a wringer or by hand. Too much water dripping from the mop can damage your floor or leave the floor with an extended drying time.

Mop from the top of the room to the bottom, so that you

are always standing on the part of the floor that has not been mopped. preventing tracking.

Rinse the mop frequently in the second plain water bucket then dip in the mop bucket, wring and begin mopping again. When the mopping water becomes cool or dirty, it needs to be changed. Otherwise, you'll just be painting dirty water back onto your floor and making your own work more difficult. For hard to reach corners and edges, wash with a paper towel or cleaning rag.




Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted on 8 June, 2019 at 17:05 Comments comments (0)

Spring Cleaning tip:1


We all know how important lighting is for creating a beautiful, functional space. During spring cleaning it’s a must to clean light bulbs and lamp shades. The heat from the light draws dust to the shade. Dusty lampshades and light bulbs will dim your rooms, Cleaning these will also let you use less electricity around the house.

Before you CLEAN, Ensure the lights are turned off and cool to the touch. Wipe the light with a micro fibre cloth and vacuum the lamp shade with suitable attachment. You could also take lamp shades off before cleaning so that you will be able to clean both sides.

How To Clean Apartment Walls

Over time walls gather all kinds of marks, dust and grime and for some of us with young kids, artwork from crayons. Smoking and cooking greasy foods can also contribute as well as airborne dust particles. Unlike floors which require frequent attention you only need to clean the walls once a while.

To Clean

Cover any carpeted areas and furniture. Move everything that is against the wall, so you have access. Using a either a broom, feather duster remove dust and cobwebs then wash the walls using warm soapy water.




Wood Furniture Cleaning Tips

Posted on 5 June, 2019 at 18:30 Comments comments (0)


Wood Cleaner

Ingredients

Water (1/2 Cup) Vinegar (1/2 Cup)

Lemon Juice (A Few Drops)

Olive Oil (1/2 Tsp., Optional

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Lemon juice is used to give this homemade wood cleaner an exclusive scent.

Wood Furniture Cleaning Tips

Posted on 5 June, 2019 at 18:30 Comments comments (0)


Wood Cleaner

Ingredients

Water (1/2 Cup) Vinegar (1/2 Cup)

Lemon Juice (A Few Drops)

Olive Oil (1/2 Tsp., Optional

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Lemon juice is used to give this homemade wood cleaner an exclusive scent

 

Green Cleaning Tips

Posted on 5 June, 2019 at 18:25 Comments comments (0)


Make your own home - made cleaning supplies.

Home made cleaning supplies provides you with a healthier indoor environment, all you need are a few simple ingredients to make reliable

cleaning products at home.

Vinegar and baking soda can be used to clean almost anything. Mix in a little warm water with either of these and you've got yourself an all-purpose cleaner. Baking soda is also a great natural cleaning product and can eliminate bad odours. Sprinkle on a little baking... soda to soak up some of those odours and then vacuum it up.

Green Cleaning Tips: Toilet Cleaner

This is an antibacterial spray cleaner especially formulated for cleaning the general surface area of the toilet and under and behind the seat.

2 cups water

1/4 cup liquid castile soap

1 tablespoon tea tree essential oil

10 drops eucalyptus or peppermint essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a plastic spray bottle and shake well. Spray on toilet surfaces and wipe clean with a damp cloth or sponge. We prefer a microfibre cloth


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Green Cleaning Tips|Lemon

Posted on 5 June, 2019 at 18:10 Comments comments (0)


Freshen your Cutting Board using just Lemon??? Make Your cutting board stain-free and smell lemony fresh. Slice a lemon in half, squeeze its juice onto the soiled surface, Add some salt to the board. Rub vigorously with the lemon half, let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing. Job done

Unclog A Drain

Posted on 5 June, 2019 at 17:55 Comments comments (0)


Use Baking Soda to Unclog a Drain If your drain moves slower than a tortoise, unclog it by pouring down ½ cup baking soda, then ½ cup vinegar. Cover the drain with a wet cloth, and let sit for five minutes. Uncover, and flush with steaming-hot water

Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted on 5 June, 2019 at 17:35 Comments comments (0)


We all know how important lighting is for creating a beautiful, functional space. During spring cleaning its a must to clean light bulbs and lamp shades. The heat from the light draws dust to the shade. Dusty lampshades and light bulbs will dim your rooms, Cleaning these will also let you use less electricity around the house. Ensure the lights are turned off and cool to the touch. Wipe the light with a micro fibre cloth and vacuum the lamp shade with suitable attachment. You could also take lamp shades off before cleaning so that you will be able to clean both sides

Cleaning Tips

Posted on 5 June, 2019 at 17:15 Comments comments (0)


Lime Scale removal tips




Soak a towel in white vinegar making it as wet as possible, wrap the rag around the tape for at least an hour. Which helps to remove stubborn limescale. Using a microfibre cloth wipe the tap to remove remains of lime scale and vinegar. Wiping with a dry cloth helps to bring out that sparkle


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