Cleaning Tips

Our experienced team of housecleaning professionals are here to help you solve your toughest cleaning issues.

1.  Cleaning Windows and Glass Doors

Sometimes no matter how hard you try it seems nearly impossible to achieve a streak-free window or sliding glass door.

Try these easy tips to help….

  • Do not clean glass during peak sunshine hours.  Direct sunlight dries the cleaning agent too quickly leaving unwanted streaks.
  • Use a microfiber cloth to dry glass instead of paper towels which can be too harsh on glass.
  • Liberally apply the cleaner of your choice and use a squeegee in a top to bottom motion to clean sliding doors or outside facing windows.  The excess cleaner can be dried using a microfiber cloth.  This method works especially well for ocean front glass subject to saltwater sea spray.
  • For top results do not forget to clean window sills and sliding door tracks.  A dirty window sill will distract you from those sparkling clean windows you worked so hard for!
  • Maintain your clean windows with a thorough cleaning at least once a month.  Keeping up with cleaning saves time by preventing tough to clean build-up on the glass.

2.  How to Safely clean a Messy Microwave

Your first guess might be to load up the inside of your microwave with the strongest cleaner in your cabinet and scrub scrub scrub until that exploded soup or spaghetti sauce mess disappears.  There is a much easier and safer way…

  • Think how your grandma would have done it, vinegar and water.  Fill a microwave safe bowl with equal parts water and vinegar and turn the microwave on for 2 minutes.
  • The steam will not only safely sanitize the inside walls of the microwave, it will make it 100 times easier to wipe off the mess.  Just dip a sponge into the vinegar solution and with minimal effort the spill will be gone.
  • Do not forget to wear gloves, the vinegar and water will be very HOT.
  • Using vinegar and water is the perfect solution for keeping harsh chemicals away from food preparation areas.

3. Cleaning Hardwood Floors

The best way to keep a floor from grimy build-up is to prevent it from happening in the first place.  Leaving shoes at the door will keep your floors glowing longer.  However, with children and pets running around this is not always realistic.  It is possible to restore a dull hardwood floor back to its original shine….

  • The first rule is to make sure you are using an appropriate wood cleaner.  Using the wrong product can damage the wood finish.  Your local home store will have plenty of wood specific cleaners to choose from.  Experiment with different brands to find the one your prefer.
  • Before mopping, dust the floors and edges with a microfiber mitt or dust mop.  This will remove dust and pet hair making cleaning the wood much easier.  You can also use a damp rag to remove any spills or stubborn build-up.
  • Instead of using a standard mop and bucket, use a micro-fiber padded mop made specific for hardwood floors.
  • Starting in the far corner of the room, simply spray the wood cleaner onto the wood and mop it into the floor.  Make sure to follow the grain of the wood.  Results will be immediate.
  • Mop yourself out of the room without walking on the area you just cleaned.  Be careful, floors may be slippery until they are fully dry!

 

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