Thursday, June 25, 2015

Why is House Cleaning Important?

Houses must be cleaned on a regular basis. Quick as well as routine cleansing guarantees that individuals want ahead back residence as well as break relaxing. A nice as well as organized residence secures healthy and balanced life for the family members as well as no person will definitely drop bad frequently as well as one does not need to put in cash on physicians as well as medication expenses.

Healthy Homes are homes that are clean, safe and healthy for the individuals who live there. Many studies link issues in health such as asthma, lead poisoning and injury to threats at home. A hazard is a source of danger and can be something that increases the risk of harm. Most hazards may be present inside your home and should be taken care of immediately. Because most people in the United States spend over half of each day inside their homes and children normally spend up to 90% of their time indoors, the home plays a very essential role in health. Everyone deserves to be safe and healthy but some of the most serious health problems for families can start in the home.  Healthy home affects everyone, especially:

• Children are more likely to be affected by hazards in the home because their bodies are still growing. Children crawl and play on the floor and habitually put things in their mouths.  When compared to adults, relative to their body weight, children eat more food, drink more water, and breathe more air. For this reason, children often have more contact with sources that may be unsafe to their health. Children are also dependent on adults to make their homes safe.
• Pregnant mothers should live in a healthy home. Pollutants such as lead, pesticides, and tobacco smoke can be hazardous to the health of the developing baby.
• Senior citizens may be subject to trips and falls in the home. Common objects such as rugs, uneven flooring, poor lighting and a lack of handrails can all be hazards for injury.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Several Ways to Deep Cleaning Your Home

Home isn’t actually clean until all the unexpected places are disinfected and spotless. Read informative post below on ways to deep clean your house:

Remove stains out of your microfiber couch with rubbing alcohol
Using isopropyl alcohol, a white sponge, some elbow grease and a white bristle brush to make couch look just like new. Make sure to get white tools/items so that the color dyes will not transfer to your fabric.

Steam clean mystery stains out of your carpets using an iron
There’s no need to rent a giant hulking carpet cleaner, except if you are planning on doing the entire house work. All you need is iron.
Here’s the item that you will need: White Vinegar, Water, a Spray Bottle, A Rag, and an Iron. Spray the spot with a solution of 1 part vinegar with 2 parts water. Place a moist rag over the spot. Iron on the steam setting for about 30 seconds. If the stain is really stubborn, repeat the steps and it work!

Dusting off fan blades with a pillowcase
Use Pillowcase as Ceiling Fan Duster. Slide an old case over a fan's blade then pull the fabric back, keeping all the dust and dirt enclosed.

When a duster won’t get all the dirt off the blinds, use some vinegar
Mix equal parts vinegar + water in a bowl. Then slide an old sock on your hand, dip your hand (with the sock on it) into the vinegar and water mixture and wipe down each individual slat on the blinds. After every couple of slats, dip the sock on your hand into the cleaner and squeeze it a bit to rinse off the dirt. It's also useful to have a second old sock. Once all the slats have been cleaned, slip the second old sock onto your hand and dry off each slat.

Use ammonia on your stove grates
Hate scrubbing? Remember ammonia? Basic ammonia? Take about 1/4 cup of ammonia and seal it up with one of the burners in a large ziploc bag. You only need an small amount of ammonia in the bag. You are not trying to bathe the burner. You just want to cover it up with the ammonia fumes.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

About House Cleaning Myths

It’s time to throw away some house cleaning tips and answers that have been accepted down for many generations yet produce unsatisfactory results or, of inferior quality and do more work instead. Consumer Reports questioned some cleaning-industry experts about the efficiency of 10 timeworn tips and here’s what they have said. 

Myth: Coca-cola belongs in the toilet Fact: Coke isn’t “it” when it comes to cleaning your toilet bowl. “Coke is acidic, so it could be effective at eliminating hard water stains,” says Johnson. “But even the Coca-Cola website recommends using other options.” Derek Christian, owner of My Maid Service, a home cleaning service in Ohio and Texas, chooses old-style cleansers as well. “The soda could in fact darken stains and the sugar could have bacteria build-up.”

Myth: Newspaper does windows well Fact: Wet newspaper ripped easily and the ink can transfer to window trim, leaving more to clean. “We use microfiber cloths to clean glass,” says Debra Johnson, home cleaning experts for Merry Maids, a national franchise. “They’re the best at cleaning without strain.”

Myth: Coffee refreshes garbage disposers Fact: “Coffee grounds may act as a mild coarse, removing grease from disposer blades,” says Christian. “But baking soda is a better selection: It’s also mildly abrasive, and because it’s a base it will counteract all the putrid acids that we put down the drain.” 

Myth: Hand washing dishes is better than using a dishwasher Fact: If your dishwasher is a decade old, this may be true, but today’s models beat handwashing by a mile. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star website, using a dishwasher that abides the Energy Star label can save some 5,000 gallons of water, more than $40 dollars in energy costs, and 230 hours in personal time over the progression of a year, versus handwashing. And, because dishwashers heat the water to 140°F, they’ll disinfect the dishes, too.

Myth: Vinegar can clean everything Fact: “Vinegar is an acid, so it can cut through dirt and can kill bacteria, but only if you use it at full or almost full strength,” says Christian. “Most people put a capful in a bucket of water, and that doesn’t do much.” The acids in vinegar can do damage on natural stone and wood surfaces. 

 —Adapted from Consumer Reports How to Clean (Practically) Anything

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