Cleaning Tips

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What Makes "Green" Cleaners Environmentally Friendly?

It seems like a simple question, but "green" cleaners are complicated. Some products are labeled "green" because they come in a recycled container, while the actual contents are similar to a standard cleaner. Other "green" cleaners aren't truly cleaners in the classic sense, because they don't have disinfectant abilities and therefore don't kill harmful bacteria. A true green cleaning solution requires the use of disinfectants, but within an environmentally friendly solution. Balancing disinfectants, like bleach, with products that don't contain ammonia, petroleum, etc. is the one of Clean Solutions green cleaning philosophies. Clean Solutions uses Green cleaners for our services for our green customers.

How Do I Remove Red Wine from Carpet?

Spilling some tasty red wine on your carpet can put a damper on a relaxing evening. To clean red wine spills first, it's important to act quickly. Don't let the stain set for long before you spring into cleaning mode. A little bit of salt on the stain will help prevent the stain from setting into the carpet and prevent larger problems. You have a few options for removing the stain - white wine, club soda, and commercial carpet cleaner products are the most popular. Simply pour your cleaning solution of choice onto the stain, and then gently blot up as much wine as possible. Remember - rubbing will force the stain into the carpet and make cleanup more difficult.

How do I Clean Hard Floors?

  1. Frequent cleaning makes cleaning easier - especially with floors! Don't let your floor turn into a "project."
  2. When mopping, start at the furthest corner of the room and then move back towards the entrance.
  3. If you have a glossy surface on your floor, use a clean cloth wrapped around the end of the squeezed-out mop to avoid streaks.
  4. Damp mop only after dirt and debris has been thoroughly removed with a broom, vacuum, or dust mop.
  5. Use a combination of warm water and all-purpose cleaner (follow manufacturer instructions for exact amounts) to mop ceramic tile and vinyl floors effectively.

Clean Solutions LLC can provide excellent janitorial cleaning services to many commercial and corporate business industries.

How Do I Prevent Windows From Steaming In Winter?

Preventing fog and steam is simple - just add a small amount of glycerin, or wash with soap and water, and watch your troubles disappear! You can also ensure that all outside ventilation sources in your home are open and flowing, so that moist air can exit. Wash your glass areas with vertical strokes on one side and horizontal strokes on the other. This will allow you to quickly identify which side of the glass surface the streak is on. Then you can return to the window once the streaks have arrived, and easily dispatch them. This will save you plenty of time identifying where those streaks are! Using a newspaper to wipe your windows is also a great way to prevent streaking. Newspapers won't leave behind the same residue and film that paper towels do. Using a small amount of cleaner also helps prevent streaking. If you use more cleaner than necessary, streaks will be left behind.

What Type of Products Should I Buy to Clean Furniture?

There are two main categories of furniture in most homes - upholstered and wood. Each type of furniture has its own special cleaning methods. There are many commercially available cleaners on the market for both. We recommend purchasing a quality brand name product - saving on an off-brand may be cheap in the short term, but the quality is worth it. Follow the instructions on the product carefully, making sure to test on an inconspicuous area first.

How do I Clean and Care for Wood Furniture?

This durable furniture will last for years when it receives proper care. Caring for wood furniture is a fairly simple process. As with all of your home, dust wood furniture regularly. At least once a week, make a dusting pass to ensure that wood furniture is free of debris and dirt. Like your floors, wax can be an essential tool to help protect your furniture. There are many commercial wood furniture waxes available on the market to help you. When polishing wood furniture, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Use a soft cotton cloth.
  2. Put cleaner on cloth and apply to furniture.
  3. Work in small circular motions, following the wood grain.

What are some Furniture Cleaning Tips?

Keep your furniture clean with regular dusting and vacuuming. This task should be performed at least every other week, and perhaps weekly if your furniture is used often. When you need to wax or clean your furniture, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Follow the manufacturer's instructions precisely.
  2. Put wax or cleaner directly on the cloth and work in small areas.
  3. Complete the task by giving the furniture one last wipe, in direction of the grain. Furniture is expensive and requires extra attention from time to time. When your furniture needs more than a regular vacuuming, we recommend professional furniture cleaning.

What is the Most Effective Way to Remove Pet Stains?

Removing pet stains is a necessity for anyone with a beloved animal in their home. They bring us company and happiness, but they can also bring us special presents. Cleaning up after your pet doesn't have to be a chore that drives you apart! Here are some handy tips for removing pet stains and keeping a clean home:

  1. To remove pet stains, try prevention. A soil retardant applied before the accident can be a big help.
  2. To remove a tough stain, put undiluted soda water directly on the stain and then blot the area with a dry white towel. Repeat until the majority of moisture is absorbed. Then, place a fresh white towel on the area and place a heavy object over the towel to soak up the moisture.
  3. Eliminate the odor by eliminating the source. Aerosol fresheners don't eliminate odors - they simply mask it. Remove the source of the odor by washing the area with a disinfectant cleaning solution, rinsing, and drying.
  4. If you can't remove the stain and odor with these methods, contact a professional.