Wash the car again?
Oh, come on it can’t be that bad. Here are a few tips to make the job less stressful and cheaper than the Car Wash.
First, get all the hamburger wrappers, empty cola cups, and other junk out of the car. Now let’s begin. Park your car in the shade and away from trees that drip sap. Fill a bucket with water and add car wash soap or soap that won’t leave a scum. Hose off the car to remove what dirt you can…including the wheels. Using a sponge with soapy water go over the entire car. Now section by section gently scrub one side at a time rinsing as you go. Remember to clean the roof before cleaning the body sections. Stop often to clean out the sponge rinsing in plain water. Clean the bottom portion, wheels, lower body etc. last. You can clean the tires using a household soapy steel wool-scrub pad. In no time you will have a shiny clean auto. Easy right? For more information on how to clean almost anything call Clean World Maintenance toll free 800-643-5850 or visit our website at http://cwminc.com.
Yes, you bad boy!
Ugggh don’t you hate trying to remove pet stains. Since we can’t make Fido do it here are a few suggestions. First, if the area is still wet blot with paper towels or if you are fortunate enough to have a wet/dry vacuum use it. Next, mix a little dishwashing detergent (about a teaspoon) with a cup or so of warm water. Make sure there is no bleach in the soap. Using a spray bottle, spray the affected area. Blot with paper towels only after the solution has soaked into the stain. Next, let’s mix two tablespoons of ammonia in a cup of warm water and rinse. Now mix a half cup of hydrogen peroxide with a little detergent and apply to the stain. Use a stiff bristle brush and when dry vacuum the spot. Most likely you will need to repeat these steps if the stain has been there for some time. For other suggestions on how to clean almost anything call Clean World Maintenance toll free 800-643-5850 or visit our website at http://cwminc.com.
To make that morning coffee taste better…..
Start by cleaning the filter basket and glass carafe after each usage. If using the dishwasher be sure to keep everything on the top rack to avoid the heat harming plastic parts. After things cool wipe the heating plate and outside of the entire maker with a damp cloth. Keep an eye on when it is necessary to clean the brewing mechanism. You will probably be able to discern when that is necessary as minerals begin to build up slowing or clogging the coffee maker. Vinegar is a simple solution to this problem. Fill the carafe with half water, half vinegar. Pour this into the reservoir, put a fresh filter in the basket, and turn that baby on. Let a few cups run through the maker and turn it off to let everything sit for an hour. Then turn the maker on and let it cycle until complete. Throw the vinegar and water away and rinse the coffee maker a couple times through with tap water removing traces of vinegar. Walla…..you’re ready for yummy coffee. For other cleaning tips call Clean World Maintenance toll free 800-643-5850 or visit our website at http://cwminc.com. For additional cleaning ideas.
For cleaning and preserving hardwood floors.
First, try and keep the floors free of abrasives. These will dull and scratch the surface and the finish. Sweep often with a soft dust mop, and if you vacuum do so with a soft floor attachment. If you have a great deal of traffic you might want to keep area rugs in high traffic areas. Keep in mind that hardwood floors are susceptible to dings and dents even high heel shoes can have an effect as can moving furniture without plastic furniture guides. If you have spills be quick to clean them up. Liquids can discolor so if you have an area such as in the kitchen consider using mats in areas likely to become too wet. On the other hand, you don’t want the floors to become too dry because that can cause shrinkage. A humidifier would be a good idea. For additional ideas call Clean World Maintenance toll free 800-643-5850 or visit our website at http://cwminc.com.
How often do you use a clean kitchen hand towel? Did you know that kitchen, bath towels, as well as other in-home towels, are often receptacles for Coliform? Coliform is a common bacteria found in water, soil, human and animal waste. Bacteria grows in wet moist conditions and towels provide one of the most common environments for them to occupy. So every time you use that kitchen towel (over and over) you are probably spreading sometimes-dangerous bacteria which can include salmonella and E.coli. You need to also include bath towels that lock in moisture, hold odors, and can harbor Coliform. Don’t feel bad….most of us use the same bath towel for days. However, try to launder them every three or four uses. If you are presently ill disinfect towels with chlorine bleach, otherwise, use a cup of vinegar in the washing machine. Wash again with regular detergent, give them a double rinse, and dry immediately. For other suggestions on how to clean almost anything call Clean World Maintenance toll free 800-643-5850 or visit our website at http://cwminc.com.
Fun…fun…but now comes the after party clean up.
Festivities can leave you dreading cleaning up the next day so here are a few tips to help you return to normal. First of all, take an aspirin, turn on some mellow music, and take a deep breath. Now look for any damaging spills and take care of them before going any further. Next get rid of all the plastic and paper glasses etc. (Be sure to empty them first.) While in the kitchen collect the dirty dishes scraping off any left on food. Put all salvageable dishes in the dishwasher. While that’s running put on some rubber gloves and using a plastic garbage bag start in the outer rooms working your way back to the kitchen picking up leftover food, clothing, plastic, glasses, etc. Get rid of the bags as quickly as possible.
Ok, let’s tackle the bathrooms. Clean up the urine stains around the toilet bowl with a mop as needed. Put all the hand towels in the hamper. Clean the washbasins and faucets. Wipe everything with baby wipes to de-odorize. Check the bedrooms. If they look as though someone took a snooze, change the sheets. Lastly, vacuum the carpets checking again for stains. That should be enough for today. Have a Bloody Mary and leave the rest till tomorrow. If your headache is too intense to do the above you can call Clean World Maintenance toll free 800-643-5850 or visit our website at http://cwminc.com. for assistance.
Your home. The Shadow knows…and me of course.
Yes, I’m talking about those scary, ugly little eight-legged things that lurk in the dust of your home commonly known as dust mites. These little annoying creatures hardly visible can cause serious health issues. They are found everywhere even on our skin. What can we do about them? We cannot eliminate them but we can reduce their numbers. Dust mites thrive in humid environments so if possible we can start with keeping our home at less than fifty percent humidity. Here are a few other tips when fighting dust. Keep your dust removal simple. Start at the top and work down. Using a moist microfiber cloth or a dryer sheet wipe window and door frames, ceiling fans, shelves, your collection of knick-knacks, books, etc. If your vacuum has a hose attachment vacuum upholstery, curtains, and drapes. Use it also on lounger’s divans, recliners, and other fabrics. Don’t forget to get under furniture. Use a dust mop on hardwood floors sweeping gently. For carpets try if possible to use a vacuum with a HEPA filter. (Stands for high-efficiency particulate air.) Remember we can never eliminate dust, but we can suppress the effects to a great degree. For expert advice call toll free 800-643-5850 or visit our website at http://cwminc.com.
We know what evil lurks….so let’s fight it.