Cleaning Tips

Cleaning Tips (14)

Friday, 27 November 2015 11:36

Cleaning Induction Hob

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Cleaning Ceremic/Induction Hob

Clean your glass ceremic / induction hob regularly, try to clean every time you use it. Avoid using abrasive sponges or scouring agents. Harsh chemical cleaners like oven sprays or stain removers are also unsuitable, as are bathroom or household cleaners. We advise you to use a list of recommended cleaners and substances from ceremic / induction hob manufacturers, to protect your induction/ ceramic hob against damage such as chipping.Ceremic induction1

Cleaning tips:

  1. To thoroughly clean your glass ceramic cooktop, first ensuring your hob is cold, simply scrape food deposits off with a suitable metal scraper or special sponge for glass ceramic hob.
  2. Once the glass ceramic/induction hob has cooled, put a few drops of a suitable cleaner on it and rub it on with a paper towel, a clean cloth or an approved cleaning sponge.
  3. Then wipe the glass ceramic/induction hob with a damp cloth and dry it with a clean cloth or an approved cleaning sponge.
  4. - Use the scraper at a shallow angle with smooth strokes
  5. - Always ensure cloths used are clean and non-abrasive

Tips for keeping your glass ceramic/induction hob shiny:

  • Use a burner that is the same size as your cookware.
  • Use cookware with smooth undersides to prevent them from scratching the glass induction hob.
  • When hot, keep cookware flat on the glass ceramic/induction hob. This enables the heat to be more effectively transferred.
  • If you use the ceramic/induction hob as a work surface when cold, make sure you wipe it clean to avoid any residue scratching.
  • Lift up your cookware when moving them around on the hob to avoid scratches

 

Tuesday, 02 June 2015 23:08

Window Cleaning

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Window Cleaning - 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 votes

Clean Windows

Clean windows on a cloudy, but not rainy day. Working in direct sunlight causes streaks because the cleaning chemicals dries before you can wipe it off. This is the best time to clean the frames and windows sills. Cool, clear water is the choice of most professional window cleaners. If windows are very dirty you can use Method Glass Cleaner Spray 828ml UK, or you can find other good windows /glass cleaning solution on market.

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This one cost around £6.50. It is among of the good glass cleaner solution which removes streaks and smudges on glass and it has a fresh mint scent, also it is non-toxic window cleaner. Remember to use horizontal strokes on the inside and vertical on the outside so you know which side the streaks are on. For drying windows, a wad of crumpled newspaper works just as well as expensive paper towels. Wear rubber gloves to keep your hands free of ink. If you need more help ask Decent Cleaning.

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

House Cleaning Tools - Essentials

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House Cleaning Tools - Essentials - 5.0 out of 5 based on 4 votes

Remember there's no point in doing a job if you can't do it right - and you can't do it right if you don't have the essential house cleaning tools that you need! A plumber cannot fix a leak without his tools and you cannot clean your house without the proper household cleaning tools. Buying better quality cleaning tools it’s important; they usually work better and last longer. Here are the necessary house cleaning tools to keep on hand:

Vacuum Cleaner

A good Vacuum is a number one must-have for every household. Vacuums prices are vary there are cheap and expensive ones, be sure to buy from a name you trust, a good brand! E.g. Henry, Dyson etc. If you're not sure, ask friends and family about theirs. Offer to vacuum a room in their home so that you can test it out! Or go to stores such as Dixons Retail Megastore and ask for Vacuums machine expert who can demonstrate a few Vacuums for you.

Broom

You definitely need a well-made broom for sweeping, as well as Dustpan to pick up a few dirt on floors. Use broom such as Vileda 2-in-1 which will gather dirt and dust in one sweep. The broom uses foam to collect fine dust, while the bristles collect particles and hair.

Dustpan and Brush

Use standard dust pan and brush set can deal with any kitchen situation from spilt food to broken crockery. Go with brush that has soft bristles for easy use and easy clean, sturdy plastic material will ensures longevity. dustpan1

Mop

You need a high quality mop. One that you can really push around without it snapping. Use either sponge mops, the kind with replaceable heads. Or some other people prefer cotton string mops. It’s definitely personal preference as longer as it does a good job.

Cleaning Cloths

You need plenty of Cleaning Cloths to clean effectively. You can purchase Microfibre cleaning cloths. These can be used for polishing, dusting, cleaning, wiping up, wiping down as household chores are endless, but at least they can be cheery with these different of microfibre cloths. They're practical too as it's easy to pick the right cloth for the job at a glance, and with no need for harsh chemicals.

Extendable Telescopic Duster

Extendable Dusters - some of these handy duster extends to 1.96m to allow cleaning in all harder to reach areas such as ceilings, pictures rails, skirtings, radiators, paintings etc to help you clean at home or even in the workplace.

Bucket

Use a bucket to store cleaning products and to carry from room to room and of course, to mop your floors. Brushes

Toilet Brushes for each bathroom.

An old toothbrush for getting into cracks and crevices, like around the knobs on the toilet seat and behind faucets. If you don't have an old one, grab a cheap one at the one pound shop.Paintbrushes of different shapes and sizes with good stiff bristles for dusting delicate items, wicker and lamp shades. Small scrub brush for cleaning tub and tile.

Rubber Gloves

You should always wear rubber gloves when cleaning. Not just because of germs but also to save your hands from chemicals.

Cleaning Solutions

There are many different cleaning products and tools on the market, each promising to help make house cleaning easier. However, in order to keep your home clean, you must choose cleaning products that works, effective and easy. Although everybody's cleaning needs are slightly different, for instance, a home with full wall-to-wall carpeting throughout will have different needs than one with hardwood floors. The basic good cleaning supplies do most of the work in your home, and the really good ones will limit the number of cleaning products you need to purchase. Take an inventory of your cleaning supplies now. Do you have what you need? If not, write it down. Does your mop need replacing? Make a point to buy a new one. Having the proper tools to clean will help you to clean your home properly. With the right tools you'll have your house or apartment clean in no time! If you still doubt ask Decent Cleaning.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 00:00

Carpets and Rugs cleaning tips #2

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Carpets and Rugs cleaning tips #2 - 4.7 out of 5 based on 6 votes

A quickie carpet cleaning alternative to shampoo using Vanish Powerfoam

Here’s how to brighten a wool carpet without shampooing it. First, vacuum the carpet. Then spray the Vanish carpet cleaner. Always first test the chemical on an inconspicuous part of the carpet. If there's no color change, spray vanish powerfoam on the area you want to clean the carpet or on stain areas, you can also use a sponge instead, wring it almost dry, and lightly run it over the carpet’s surface. You can also follow 3 steps here below recommended  by manufacture.

  1.  Shake the can well and spray from an 80cm height over the area to be treated. 
  2.  Work the foam into the carpet using a clean colourfast damp sponge-mop or cloth. vanish1
  3.  Leave for 2 hours, or until dry, and vacuum

How to stop fraying

Want to prevent carpet seams and edges from fraying?

Brush them with a liquid resin that locks the yarns in place as it dries. It’s sold at fabric and craft shops. The outermost braid of a braided rug usually wears out first. Save the rug from this fate by sewing a strip of bias binding around the edges of the rug.

Removing a discoloring spill

If a spill causes carpet discoloration, dip a clean, white towel into a solution of 1 tablespoon of liquid hand-dishwashing detergent (or 1/2 cup white vinegar) in 1/2 cup of warm water. Alternately dab the spot with the solution and then blot it with a clean, white towel. Repeat until all of the spot’s color transfers to the towel. Then cover the area with a clean, white towel until it’s dry.

Removing furniture imprints

To remove deep indentations left in your carpet by furniture, lay a damp bath towel over the depression and press lightly with an iron. When the towel area is dry, the indentation will be gone. If you must replace furniture on a freshly cleaned carpet before it has dried completely, place coasters under the legs to prevent stains and indentations.

Thursday, 06 June 2013 21:50

Cleaning Interior Oven

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Cleaning Interior Oven - 4.9 out of 5 based on 11 votes

Cleaning Oven Interior

All ovens should be cleaned frequently with hot, soapy water. range interior

Non self-cleaning ovens

Oven door: For non self-cleaning ovens, use Oven Mate Cleaner. Apply oven cleaner with a damp sponge.(Tips from professional cleaners in Cambridge)
Oven racks and rack supports: Clean with hot, soapy water or use soft scrub cleanser. Remove before self-cleaning.
Oven interior surfaces: Use Oven Mate Cleaner. Follow manufacturer’s directions. For self-cleaning ovens,
remove oven racks and rack supports and follow self-clean instructions in the Use and Care Manual.
Never line the oven cavity with aluminum foil. It will melt on and permanently damage the surface.

Self-cleaning ovens

Oven interior surfaces: Remove oven racks and rack supports (Some types only) and follow self-cleaning instructions in the Use and
Care Manual.
The infrared broiler should never be cleaned. Any cleaner can damage the special mesh screen and/or the igniter.

This cleans most efficiently while still hot.

Roast & Rack Grills:

May be cleaned immediately after cooking is complete and before turning off the flame. Use a soft bristle brush to scrub the grill racks. Dip the brush frequently into a bowl of water. Steam is created as the water contacts the hot grate. The steam assists the cleaning process by softening the food particles. For thorough cleaning of the grill racks, use grill cleaner according to manufacturer’s directions and then soak 15 to 20 minutes in a hot water and mild detergent solution. After soaking, scrub with a blue scotch-brite pad. Do not use a steel wool pad or abrasive cleaners, for risk of damaging the porcelain finish. Dry thoroughly.

Oven trays:

Scrape off all burned on debris. Soak 15-20 minutes in a hot water and mild detergent solution. After soaking, scrub with a green scotch-brite pad. Oven trays can be also safe washed using a dishwasher.

Sunday, 12 August 2012 20:00

Cleaning Kitchen #1

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Cleaning Kitchen #1 - 3.9 out of 5 based on 15 votes

Clean your cleaning tools!

Keep sponges, plastic scrubbers, and dish mops clean and fresh smelling: occasionally, run them through a dishwasher load in the top rack.(Tips from cleaning service section)

Getting up old hardened food spills

Soak-and-dissolve is still the easiest way to loosen dried on foods on the floor, table, and counters. But if you are the impatient type, a plastic windshield ice scraper is good for snooping them off.

 Cleaning a wood worktop

To keep a butcher block worktop clean and fresh, scrape off all waste after each use and rub it with salt or a baking soda paste every now and then

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 Keeping a cutting board fresh smelling

After cutting onions or garlic on a wood surface, rub it with a slice of freshly cut lemon. Rinse and wipe dry.

 A simple kitchen safety measure

Every few days—or immediately after cutting meat or poultry—wipe down your food preparation surfaces with hot soapy water to discourage bacteria. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry.

Eliminating worktop stains

Get rid of those pesky purple price marks that transfer from containers onto worktops. Rubbing alcohol quickly erases them.

Rub worktop stains, such as mustard, tea, or fruit juice, with baking soda and a damp cloth or sponge. If the stain persists, wipe it with a cloth moistened with a little chlorine bleach.

Sunday, 15 April 2012 20:11

Carpets Cleaning Tips

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Carpets Cleaning Tips - 4.4 out of 5 based on 12 votes

Carpet cleaning is generally job for professionals, but there are many things that you can do yourself if you want to have clean carpets. Start carpet cleaning by selecting the right cleaning products and methods of work.(Tips from cleaning in Cambridge section) Check what products and methods can be used with your carpet. Some carpet cleaning products are designed to be used only with certain types of carpets and textiles. So find the right products first, and then start your carpet cleaning. There are many carpet cleaning products which most used by professional carpet cleaners. However, you may use product such as Wool-X Premium Microsplitter which is suitable for non-professional use.

Wool-X Premium Microsplitter is a detergent-free prespray for cleaning all washable natural fibres.

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Below are some benefits:

  1. Detergent-free cleaning
  2. No dwell time required - works on contact
  3. Consistently good results on all washable fibre types
  4. Based on food-grade ingredients
  5. No bleaches
  6. No enzymes
  7. No surfactants
  8. No solvents
  9. Non hazardous
  10. Odour-free
  11. Can be rinsed with fresh water only
  12. Safe for children and pets

For synthetic carpets use Split-X type

Dilutes between 25 and 84:1 for maintenance cleaning, between 10 and 25:1 for restoration cleaning. Also excellent for bonnet cleaning and as a prespray when dry carpet cleaning.

These products available from most UK suppliers

Clean carpets frequently

Carpet cleaning should be part of your weekly cleaning routine. When you are cleaning your carpets frequently enough, dirt and dust won’t be firmly embedded to your carpet.

Cleaning carpet from stains

Stain removal is one of the most important parts of carpet cleaning. Remove stains as soon as they occur. When you use stain removal products to your carpet, you should spot test them first. Try the stain removal agent in a hidden part of the carpet, before you apply it to the stain. This way you can be sure that your stain removal product won´t harm your carpet.

Cleaning pets stains from carpet

If these stains are not cleaned quickly, it may allow carpet fibers to catch the pet odor. Professionals usually have methods and chemicals to deal with this kind of a situation’s.

Monday, 31 October 2011 16:58

Weekly Household Chores

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Weekly Household Chores - 3.8 out of 5 based on 13 votes

Most cleaning tasks need to be done at least once a week. You can't go two weeks or a month without doing certain jobs or you will lose control over your house.

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  1. Every carpeted room in your house should be vacuumed at least once a week if not more often. Regular vacuuming enhances the live of your carpet. Without weekly vacuuming, dirt and grit will build up in your carpets and behave like scissors, wearing down and cutting the carpet fibres. Use door mats and throw rugs at every entrance to your home to trap dirt and keep it from getting tracked around your house.
  2. Sweep and mop kitchen and bathroom floors. Dry mop, then damp mops hardwood floors.
  3. Dust all furniture. Use a damp rag and wipe down everything use furniture polish if necessary.
  4. Clean glass doors and mirrors, especially bathroom mirrors which are used the frequently.
  5. Empty waste paper bins in bedrooms and family rooms. Empty bathroom bin can. It makes the most sense to empty all of these into the kitchen trash can before it gets completely full and then take the whole bin bag outside.
  6. Change bed linens. Beds should be completely stripped down once a week and bed linens should be washed. If you don't have the time to wash all the comforters and blankets in one shot, rotate who's bedclothes get washed when, wash two one week and then the other two the following week. At the very least, pillow cases and sheets should be changed and washed once a week.
  7. Do ironing at one shot once a week. Don't make it such a chore, watch a movie or talk on the phone while you iron.
  8. While you're going around cleaning your home, don't forget to water those plants at least weakly as per guidance

If you can't manage to do these cleaning chores then Decent Cleaning will provide you professional service so you can focus on doing other important things!

Sunday, 17 July 2011 00:00

Best way undertaken cleaning tasks

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Best way undertaken cleaning tasks - 3.8 out of 5 based on 10 votes
  • Always start at the top of the room and work your way down.House-Cleaning1
  • Always clean top to bottom. When you dust, start at the top and work down.
  • Take all your cleaning tools with you into each room to avoid unnecessary trips back and forth.
  • Unplug the phone and the turn off the T.V.
  • Eliminate clutter. An uncluttered home looks better than one that is dust-free but strewn with odds and ends.
  • Clean as you go! It takes a lot less time to remove new dirt than old, and to clean and put away stuff as you use it, than to clean and store the pile-up you can accumulate.
  • A house that smells fresh will give the impression of cleanliness. Leave baking soda on carpeting for the night to absorb musty odors, vacuum in the morning.
  • Keep a big astro-turf mat on the porch to cut down on tracked in dirt.
  • Keep a basket in the kitchen for the mail, newspaper, car keys to help with clutter.
  • Keep a hamper in every bathroom.
  • Make everyone in charge of making his or her own bed and picking up their stuff.
  • Always pick up the T.V. room before bedtime and start the dishwasher.
  • Prioritize, if your time is limited decided what is most important.

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Tuesday, 07 June 2011 12:47

Cleaning wall

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Cleaning wall - 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 votes

Decent cleaning- Cleaning home tips # part 1

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Ink spots on wallpaper

Use chlorine bleach to remove ink spots on washablewallpaper. Pat the spots with a cloth or a cotton swab dampened with bleach, then rinse with a cloth or sponge dipped in clear water. Test an inconspicuous spot first; the bleach may remove color.

Corners

To dust to the corners, slip an old sock over a yardstick and secure it with a rubber band.

Removing cobwebs

Cobwebs can be sticky and can stain surfaces if you don’t remove them carefully. Use a vacuum cleaner tool or a cloth-covered broom, and lift them away from the wall rather than pushing them onto the surface.

Preventing vacuum scratches

When vacuuming trim, plasterwork, or woodwork, protect them from scratches by attaching a bumper, a strip of foam rubber secured with a rubber band, to the head of your vacuum’s crevice attachment. Ask the cambridge cleaners to help.

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