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Top Tips For Cleaning The Most Frustrating Office Stains

28 April 2022

With many businesses having staff in their offices either some or all of the time, it is time for them to explore their current cleaning system and whether they would benefit from the skill and expertise of professional office cleaners to remove particularly stubborn stains.


However, there is some debate as to the most frustrating and difficult to clean office stains out there, and with that in mind, here are some of the biggest offenders in the office.


Coffee

One of the world’s most popular drinks, there are few stains as stubborn and frustrating as coffee to get rid of, and due to the ubiquity of the world’s most popular source of caffeine, ring marks, spills and nigh-permanent stains can spoil a carpet.


Thankfully, whilst they are very stubborn stains, a cleaning solution made from vinegar, washing up liquid and water is an ideal homemade solution to get rid of stains, although professional cleaners might be the most efficient way if there are as many stains as there are cups of coffee.


Permanent Marker

A common part of the office’s stationery cupboard, permanent markers have an unfortunate habit of leaving long-lasting marks exactly where you do not want them to be.


However, despite the name, you can get rid of them with the help of specialist ink solvents and a lot of work with a stiff-bristled cleaning brush.


Chocolate

Whether it takes the form of bars, buttons or hot drinks, chocolate is one of the most difficult stains to clean, with a combination of dark staining ingredients and a combination of fat, protein and sugar that is difficult to break the bonds of. However, it is not impossible to clean.


Start off by rinsing the area with cold water, before switching to lukewarm water, mixed with a small concentration of washing up liquid to break up the fats and sugar on the stains.

For more stubborn stains, hydrogen peroxide is an option, but test an inconspicuous area of the office first.



Tips For Keeping A Student House Share Clean

24 April 2022

Keeping a shared student house clean can be quite the challenge! Cleaning is probably not a high priority for a group of busy young people experiencing the joys of independent living for the first time.


However, a clean living and working environment is important to support good physical and mental health. Keeping a lid on the cleaning also means that the occupants will have a better chance of having their full deposits returned at the end of the term. Here are some tips to help stay shipshape.


Make a rota

A rota is the only way to make sure everyone does their fair share of work, and the messiest chores are divided up evenly! Start by making a list of the tasks that need to be done, and how often.


Avoid general descriptions such as ‘clean the living room.’ Instead, write down specific chores, such as dusting the surfaces and walls, vacuuming, and so on. This will reduce the opportunity for misunderstandings, and make the job seem easier.


Deal with spills straight away

Leaving spilt substances to soak into a floorcovering or furniture makes them much harder to remove, besides being unhygienic. Mop up any spills as soon as they happen. If a liquid has been spilled on carpet, remember to blot, rather than rub the substance into the fibres of the carpet.


Keep communal areas clutter free

Encourage all the housemates to keep their toiletries in their own rooms, to reduce clutter in the bathroom. Washing up should be dealt with straight away, or the kitchen surfaces will soon disappear under a mountain of dirty plates and mouldy mugs.


In the end, if you are all really struggling to fit your chores in, and are getting into conflict about the state of the house, it might be worth clubbing together to employ a professional cleaner, particularly for end of tenancy cleaning in Cambridge.



Why Cleaning Hacks Aren’t Always Safe

24 April 2022

Cleaning hacks on social media have become hugely popular over the last few years, as people look for quick and easy ways to get rid of stubborn stains in their homes and offices. However, some are too good to be true – and can even be unsafe.


This is according to cleaning expert Heather Barrigan, who warned Daily Mail readers that some of the cleaning advice found on the web these days can be damaging to the home, appliances, and even your health.


For instance, Australian cleaning influencer Mama Mila told fans to mix 1.5 cups of lukewarm water with half a cup of white wine vinegar and five drops of essential oil for a spray to remove odour from fridges.


Heather, together with appliance company Beko, said while this hack is effective, it can be harmful.


“Although food produces odour, it also absorbs odours too – so use any scented oils sparingly as too much could be bad for your health,” they stated.


Homeowners were also advised to avoid mixing chemicals without checking whether it is safe to do so first. For example, mixing bleach with ammonia can be dangerous.

They were also told to avoid applying acidic cleaners on materials such as wood, grout or stone without diluting them first.


Britain’s favourite cleaning influencer Mrs Hinch led to the creation of Facebook group Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips. In response to one member’s request for advice on how to remove the smell of milk out of her carpet, Michelle Cairns suggested: “Sprinkle with plenty of bicarbonate and cover with white vinegar. Leave it for a couple of hours, then sweep or hoover.”


For professional cleaners in Cambridge who can remove any stain or odour, give us a call today



What A DIY Spring Clean Can Miss

11 April 2022

New spring is here, there are many seasonal people will start doing, whether it is getting out into the garden more, taking on some outdoor DIY tasks, or getting out the cricket whites. But for some now is definitely time for a spring clean.


The reason spring and cleaning seem to be so closely juxtaposed is likely to be the fact that as the days get lighter, areas of dirt, dust and grim can no longer be overlooked, highlighting the need to do something about it.


A great move for those living in the East of England will be to get some Cambridge cleaners in, but many will try to do it all themselves.


However, a DIY spring clean might not quite do the trick, according to News4Ajax. It suggests that while obvious areas of the home like floors, kitchen worktops and the bathroom will get lots of attention, others that need just as much work doing may be neglected.


It lists ceiling fans, curtains and driers as examples of places that may be missed. But every home will have its own areas that can be overlooked. There may be areas behind furnishings or the TV, or awkward corners that don’t get much light at any time of the year.

This is where you need the professionals who don’t just clean the obvious places, but leave no stone unturned in doing a thorough job.


Another possible issue is the danger of relying too much on the advice of self-appointed experts, who use social media platforms like Tik-Tok to offer lots of ‘hacks’. As Yahoo notes, these can be very hit or miss. For instance, it mentions one hack that suggests tile grout as a lavatory cleaner, which is in contrast to the common suggestion of a mix of bicarbonate of soda and cola.


In the end, the best thing to do is rely on the folk who deal with every cleaning issue with all the right materials and chemicals.



Three Unexpected Benefits Of A Clean Office

04 April 2022

There are many clear and obvious benefits hiring office cleaners can provide to a workplace, particularly over the past few years as the way many businesses operate has dramatically changed.


This includes not only avoiding particular diseases but also avoiding the phenomenon of sick building syndrome, which is where people in a building start to feel more regularly ill whilst working in a specific office.


However, there are also more unexpected benefits of a regularly cleaned office besides this, and here are some of the biggest boons your business will receive from a clean, well-kept office.


Keeps Important Files From Being Lost

Cleanliness and organisation are almost always connected, and as a result, a clean office tends to be one with an effective system of organisation.


By encouraging regular cleaning and organisation of documents, files and important data, you ensure your business effectively and legally protects the data of its customers, users and stakeholders, avoiding potential legal issues caused by data breaches.


As well as this, knowing where everything is avoids redundancy, and ensures that you know with some degree of certainty where your supplies are at all times.


Improves Productivity

The most productive desks are those with as few external distractions as possible, which means that a clean desk makes it easier to focus.


A study by the Neuroscience Institute of Princeton University found that all of the stimuli in your field of vision will compete for neural representation and your attention.

This is a benefit not only to hiring cleaners but also to having paper-free offices wherever possible; without a stack of papers your time is better served fulfilling your main duties.


Improves Employee Happiness

Currently, there are considerable debates taking place about whether the future of work will predominantly take place in offices or more remotely, but regardless of any other opinions on this matter, one fact remains true; nobody wants to work in a dirty office.


Not only is it important to avoid sick days, mental health strain or loss of productivity, but it also is a symbolic gesture of care from an employer to their employees.



Top Tips For Cleaning The Most Frustrating Office Stains

28 March 2022

With many businesses having staff in their offices either some or all of the time, it is time for them to explore their current cleaning system and whether they would benefit from the skill and expertise of professional office cleaners to remove particularly stubborn stains.


However, there is some debate as to the most frustrating and difficult to clean office stains out there, and with that in mind, here are some of the biggest offenders in the office.


Coffee

One of the world’s most popular drinks, there are few stains as stubborn and frustrating as coffee to get rid of, and due to the ubiquity of the world’s most popular source of caffeine, ring marks, spills and nigh-permanent stains can spoil a carpet.


Thankfully, whilst they are very stubborn stains, a cleaning solution made from vinegar, washing up liquid and water is an ideal homemade solution to get rid of stains, although professional cleaners might be the most efficient way if there are as many stains as there are cups of coffee.


Permanent Marker

A common part of the office’s stationery cupboard, permanent markers have an unfortunate habit of leaving long-lasting marks exactly where you do not want them to be.


However, despite the name, you can get rid of them with the help of specialist ink solvents and a lot of work with a stiff-bristled cleaning brush.


Chocolate

Whether it takes the form of bars, buttons or hot drinks, chocolate is one of the most difficult stains to clean, with a combination of dark staining ingredients and a combination of fat, protein and sugar that is difficult to break the bonds of. However, it is not impossible to clean.


Start off by rinsing the area with cold water, before switching to lukewarm water, mixed with a small concentration of washing up liquid to break up the fats and sugar on the stains.


For more stubborn stains, hydrogen peroxide is an option, but test an inconspicuous area of the office first.



3 Top Spring Cleaning Tips

15 March 2022

A sparkling clean home is good for both ur physical and mental health. Keeping on top of the weekly build-up of dust and dirt means thatwe reduce our likelihood of picking up skin and respiratory disorders, and viruses such as e-coli. A fresh pleasant environment also helps us to relax and feel at one with the world.


Every so often, a home needs some extra TLC, to get to grips with the chores that aren’t included in your weekly routine. What better time for a deep clean than spring! Here are some tips to help you begin to tackle the process.


Break it up into zones

Thinking about everything that needs doing can be overwhelming, and make us retreat back to bed with a cuppa. However, if you break it down into small achievable tasks, a deep clean will seem more manageable. You don’t need to get it all done in one day; spread the load over a few days or even weeks.


Make a list of the most urgent tasks, or of you prefer, take it room by room, or even just a section of a room. Whatever it takes to break up the behemoth and make that first step!


Have a clear out

Clutter is the enemy of a good spring clean. Be ruthless, and ask yourself if you really need to hang on to items that you rarely use, or are broken and you will never get round to fixing. We often keep things for sentimental reasons, which is fine. However, sometimes we need to ask if we will really miss something when it’s gone.


Work from the top down

Once you get stuck into removing dusty cobwebs, remember to start from the top down, so you don’t pull more dust onto the areas that you have just cleaned. Use a long-handled duster to reach ceilings, the top of curtain pelmets, doorframes, and so on.


If you are looking for domestic cleaners in Cambridge, talk to us today.