Saturday, May 30, 2015

4 Things to consider in choosing right cleaning service for your business

There are so many cleaning services and you are faced with making the right decision in finding a good cleaning service. What steps should be taken in finding a reputable company?
1.       The first step clearly communicate and determine what is important, then prioritize what needs to be cleaned. Make sure you explain this to the company that is providing you the quote and that they write it up as you discussed in the proposal. Having agreements in writing and signed by both parties avoids confusion down the road.
2.       The cheapest price is not always the best decision. Many companies are looking to save money and often regret giving the cheapest contractor the job because they don’t deliver what is promised. Be skeptical of any company promising the cheapest price in town and only centered on giving the cheapest pric to get your business. Do they center on price or do they offer quality?
3.       Ask for references. A good reputable cleaning company will have references that can speak on the quality of their work. Call the references provided and ask questions on their work, attitude and attention to detail. Ask how happy they are with their services and what was done to correct any issues that came up.
4.       Make sure they have insurance. Accidents happen and can cost a lot of money. A reputable company will assume the liability of those accidents and not the customer.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Top Three Homemade Cleaners

Buying name brand cleaning products and chemicals to keep your house tidy is usually an essential.  Most natural ingredients simply do not have the power to take care of heavy stains and deep dirt.  When it comes to giving the house or office a major clean down, chemicals are often necessary.

However, when  you’re going about your day and casually cleaning up after yourself in the kitchen or elsewhere, sometimes it helps to have some natural cleaners around the house.  These will leave less of a cleaner smell and are easier on your hands for day to day use.  They are also less expensive!

1. Glass Cleaner

To make an excellent homemade glass cleaner, simply mix together 2 cups of water, a half of a cup of vinegar, a fourth of a cup of rubbing alcohol and a couple of drops of orange essential oil for a nice scent. 

Use this as you would any other glass cleaner, however be careful about using this on hot days.  When using this glass cleaners on your window in the heat, it may dry too quickly and leave streaks.

2. Scrub

For a heavy-duty scrub to take care of deep stains, particularly in the bathroom, simply get a half of a cup of borax and use lemon as your scrubber.  Dip the lemon in the borax, and there you have it!
Do not use this type of cleaner with marble or granite.

3. Clothing Stain Remover

In order to remove those stains that just won’t seem to get out of your clothes, try mixing together one cup of bleach, one cup of powdered dishwater detergent and a gallon of hot water. To use, simply soak your clothing in the mixture for twenty to thirty minutes.

Make sure to only use this with clothing that it safe to bleach.