Sugar Soap Cleaning

Our interior walls, like the carpets and floors, will have a regular weekly cleaning and an occasional deep clean. Regular wall cleaning means a vacuum with a brush attachment, and maybe a wipe-down with a cloth and some mild detergent. We can give a more thorough cleaning with sugar soap. This might be done once or twice per year.

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Sugar soap solution is a common method used for cleaning walls before repainting. It is very effective for removing grease and other containments on the interior walls, often clearing away trouble spots that aren’t easily visible. We can supplement this sugar soap cleaning with a stronger solution for any stubborn trouble spots.

Before you start:

  • Cover or remove the furniture in the room, including computer equipment.
  • Tape over any electrical outlets and switches. We don’t want liquid in electrical wiring.
  • Remove dust from the walls with a vacuum, using the soft brush attachment.

Mix the sugar soap powder into a container of water. The correct amount will be shown on the packaging. You can use a spray bottle to this.

Wear goggles to protect your eyes, and either old clothes or some overalls to protect your body. Avoid getting sugar soap near your face.

Spray the sugar soap onto a small section of the wall, about 1 meter square. Leave it for 1 or 2 minutes, then wipe the area with a cloth or sponge. You might do this twice for any area that is especially dirty. It is often best to start with the top of the wall, and then clean the area below.

  • Have a bucket of warm water and a sponge/cloth to wipe. Rinse the sponge/cloth after completing each section.
  • Use a dry towel or a microfibre cloth to dry the wall after wiping. Check to see if any area needs further cleaning.
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Areas near kitchen equipment often have some stubborn grease. The worst place is behind the stove. There are some methods to deal with this.

  • Apply a paste made of baking soda to any stubborn grease. Leave this for a few minutes and then wipe clean.
  • Try spraying vinegar with baking soda. This will produce some fizz. Wait a few minutes and then wipe clean.
  • De-Solve-It is a citrus-based cleaner available at hardware stores. Use this for stubborn grease and stains. It has a strong smell, but should not harm painted surfaces.
  • Kerosene is a strong solvent. Use this as a last resort. Ventilate the area because the smell is strong and toxic. Then wash the area thoroughly with water.

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CLEANING OFFICE BLINDS

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Blinds are useful and can look great. They can block as much outside light as we require, or let as much light through as we need. They also provide privacy. Offices benefit from the heat insulation of the blinds – they make it easier for the air conditioning to keep the temperature stable. And well-chosen blinds can look good.

The downside is that blinds accumulate dust at least as much as any other surface. And some blinds, like Venetian blinds, have horizontal surfaces that will accumulate dust more than vertical surfaces. So blinds can be a little tricky to clean. Unlike a curtain, we cannot simply put them in the washing machine.

Some Methods to Avoid:

Don’t try and soak blinds in a tub. This tends to cause rust problems, or water getting into the mechanism. Obviously, it is not good to soak wooden blinds either. Vinyl or plastic roller blinds might be cleaned this way, but it would be easier to just wipe these surfaces with a damp cloth.
Only vacuum if you have a soft brush or rubber upholstery attachment.
Avoid putting fabric blinds in the washing machine. This causes more wear than expected, so the blinds will only last a few years.

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  • Microfibre cloths are very effective for cleaning most hard surfaces, or flexible surfaces like plastic. We can use these for Venetian blinds. The microfibre cloth will remove most germs and contaminants because the fibres are so fine.
  • Some people like to dust the slats of a Venetian blind with a sock over their hand. This helps them clean both sides of the blind at once. Use some warm water and mild detergent to help clean.
  • A vacuum with a soft brush attachment is fine for a casual, once-a-week cleaning of blinds. It gets most of the duct. But we should give a more thorough cleaning about once per month.
  • Avoid water on wooden blinds. Stick with the vacuum and microfibre cloth.
  • Some blind mechanisms benefit from lubrication with silicone spray. Do this once or twice a year.

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Importance of Detecting and Removing Mould in Your Office

Mould is a common problem in households and can grow in various places if we are not proactive. Mould spores are present in the environment, and given the right conditions of moisture and warmth, they can grow on walls, ceilings, or under sinks, even in areas we might not think to look. The sooner we detect and deal with the issue, the better. Preventing mould from growing in the first place is even more beneficial. If the colony is small, it can be removed with strong cleaning products and some effort. However, larger colonies, exceeding one square metre, may require professional removal.

Some common signs of mould in the home include a musty smell, leaky pipes, damp walls, flaking paint, and slow moisture evaporation. To remove mould, bleach is effective, but it can be harsh and requires time to work. For tiled floors, the bleach can be left for half an hour and then mopped clean. For walls, a mixture of one cup of bleach, two cups of water, and a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid can be applied with a spray bottle and left for 30 minutes. Stubborn mould can be scrubbed off with a stiff brush, and the walls wiped down with a damp rag. The room should be air-dried with a fan. Vinegar can also be used for small mould spots. An ozone generator can remove mould, but it is dangerous as it can harm plants, animals, and humans. It is best to seal off the room, run the generator for an hour, and wait for several hours before airing out the room.

Having a neat and healthy environment is vital for any household or office. Professional cleaners can provide the best results and maintain a clean and safe environment.

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THE OFFICE CLEANING META PRINCIPLES

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Every situation is different. No cleaning method worked on all items or in all situations. But there are some general principles that can be applied when we approach cleaning. These are perhaps more useful when looking at something we haven’t cleaned before.

Clean up sooner rather than later – If we leave a liquid on any surface it will tend to stain. If we clean it up straight away we have a much better chance of getting a good result. Solid objects are also better cleaned up sooner, as they have a tendency to spread over a larger area if we leave them for too long.

Mud is an exception. This is best cleaned when dry and simply vacuumed out of the carpet.

Top down approach – Gravity can work with us or against us. If we clean the floor first, and then try to clean the ceiling, we end up with a dirty floor again, because it all fell from the ceiling.

Instead, clean the top first and leave the floor to last.

Start Dry, then go wet – It is best to sweep the floor, or vacuum first. Then we can mop the more difficult grime away. If we mop before we sweep then we end up with the dust turning to mud.

Start with the least harmful approach – There are gentle cleaning methods we use every day. These will never really cause any harm to a surface. Then there are more aggressive techniques that we use sparingly to spot-clean a stain. Stick to this approach.

Let the time do the work – In the cooking shows the chef often has an item that they prepared earlier. And the same shows instruct us to put the slow cooking items on first, and the fast cooking items on last, so they are all ready at about the same time. We should take this approach with cleaning.

If you need to let a cleaning solution soak into a surface, then do this first. Do some other cleaning tasks while you wait for the cleaning solution to work. Then come back and finish the task later on.

Have the supplies on hand – There are two useful approaches here. One is to have the cleaning supplies in the room to be cleaned. We keep the bathroom cleaning tools in the bathroom cupboard. We keep the laundry cleaning supplies in the laundry. And the kitchen cleaning equipment under the kitchen sink. This prevents us from inadvertently using a bathroom cloth in the kitchen and means the equipment is there in case of a spill.

Alternatively, we can have a tub or trolley of cleaning supplies that we carry around with us as we clean.

Most importantly, wear protective gloves and a mask whenever possible.

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Commercial, Office and House Cleaning

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We tend to think that commercial cleaning is more thorough than domestic cleaning. This is possibly the wrong way to understand the situation. It might be more accurate to say that professional cleaning is more thorough than the cleaning we do ourselves. As the professionals do commercial cleaning on a daily basis we tend to conflate the terms. But professional cleaners will do a very thorough job on all types of cleaning, office, industrial, commercial and domestic.

Yet there are some distinction between commercial and domestic cleaning.

A commercial cleaner is hired by a company to clean commercial facilities such as offices, shops, factories, bars, parking spaces, public restrooms, and restaurants. Some will also do specialized cleaning such as medical and research labs. While this includes many of the types of cleaning done in all households it will also go beyond this and include other types of cleaning. This may include:

  • – Disinfecting hard floor surfaces.
  • – Stripping and sealing hard floors, using specialized equipment.
  • – Deep cleaning of carpets in offices.
  • – Dusting desks and office furniture.
  • – Cleaning computers and screens.
  • – Empty waste bins, including recycling.
  • – Cleaning automatic doors.
  • – Clean light switches and door knobs.
  • – Clean glass doors.
  • – Clean elevators.
  • – Clean public restrooms.
  • – Clean air ducts and air conditioning.

There are a few domestic cleaning tasks that rarely have a office equivalent.

  • – Change bed linen
  • – Clean bathtubs.
  • – Clean ovens and kitchen equipment.
  • – Clean TV screens.
  • – Dust the piano.
  • – Clean knick-knacks.

Many tasks, such as window cleaning and general vacuuming, are common to almost all cleaning situations, domestic and commercial.

 

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Basic Tools of the Trade

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It is too easy to spend our time discussing the details and unusual situations, only to overlook the basic fundamentals. Sports coaches will tell their students to repeat their basics every time they practice. It is the same with cleaning. We cannot miss the basic tool of the trade, the basic practices, or the areas that need the most cleaning.

  • Vacuum Cleaner – This is so essential to modern life that we shudder to think how society ever got by without such devices. Certainly, it would be difficult to have wall-to-wall carpeting without a vacuum.
    Vacuums help keep carpets lasting longer, by removing deep-down grit that causes wear to the carpet fibers. carpet should be steam cleaned twice per year to get of the very deep down grit.

Soft brush attachments for vacuum cleaners allow easy cleaning of hard floors, with smaller brushes used for blinds, shelves, and furnishings.

One great advantage of using a vacuum cleaner is that the dust is collected, and not just stirred up into the surrounding atmosphere. A vacuum with a HEPA filt will even capture the very fine dust.

  • Mop and Bucket – These have been used for centuries, but they remain useful for hard floors. Tile is easy to clean with a wet mop and bucket. Hardwood can be cleaned with a damp mop, though it helps to vacuum them first
  • Microfibre Cloths – Unlike most cleaning equipment this is a fairly recent invention. It has spilled fibers of very fine material. These tiny fibers soak up a lot of liquid and also remove bacteria from most surfaces, so there is no need for detergent. These are one of the best options for cleaning glass.
  • Broom – A cheap and effective way to clean a hard floor.
  • Dustpan and Brush – Another simple device that remains useful. These can be used on hard floors (tiles, hardwood, vinyl) to clean up the pile of dirt, dust, and grime left by the broom. Sometimes a strip of tape can be used on the edge of the pan to make sure even the last bit of fine dust is collected.
  • Sponges – This is an essential tool for hard surfaces in bathrooms and kitchens. With a little detergent or even vinegar, they will clean and disinfect most hard surfaces. A high-quality sponge will last longer than a cheaper alternative.
  • Scrubbing Brush – There will always be areas in tile grout, in oven tops, in stoves and sinks that cannot simply be wiped clean. Some scrubbing with a brush is essential.
  • Rubber Gloves – Lest we forget that cleaning means dealing with dirt and grime, and we don’t want this on ourselves. Nor do we want detergent or bleach on our skin, as this is rather harsh. Rubber gloves protect our hands from solvents and dirt.

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Making the Office Easier To Clean

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No office has unlimited storage space. And if we want to keep the office tidy and open then we will have far less storage space than we would like. But modern methods will help here – we can find ways to store our file sad equipment out of sight, and live in a neater company space

  • Scan all documents that are more than a few years old and just keep the digital copy.
  • Store item under couches or under the kitchen furnitue. Buy some plastic tubs that slide into place.
  • Connect all electronic gear by wifi or similar means so there are few cables.
  • Have sliding draws under work desk to hold the computer keyboard.
  • Have spaces set aside for equipment storage at the end of the day.
  • A wooden chest can look stylish and hold a fair few items.
  • Put up shelves on walls to display items. Keep it sparse.
  • Put shelves in the back of cupboards.
  • Plants in the office help keep the atmosphere clean.
  • Use high spaces in the room.
  • There is space under the stairs. Use this. Put a door over the area to keep things out of sight.
  • Put shelves in the kitchen and lunchroom.
  • Use the storage space behind cupboard doors. put rack behing the doors and store anything from spices to cleaning equipment.
  • If there is an attic or basement then store supplies here.
  • Put mirrors on cabinets to create a sense of space.
  • Bright lighting with light or bold colours makes a room feel bigger.
  • Light decors and sparse furniture give the sense of more space. Have open blinds or light curtains rather than heavy drapes.
  • Put doors on storage cabinets, to hide the clutter inside.
  • Purge you possessions. Almost everybody has a few items that they no longer use, and other possessions that they can do without.
  • Have an air cleaner to remove dust and odours.

Cleaning is easier and quicker when there is a lot of open space and flat surfaces.

 

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Tiled Office Bathrooms

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Most bathrooms and many kitchens have tiled surfaces. This is because tiles are one of the best options for areas that get wet, or that are prone to spills. They are also easy to clean, as we can mop, sweep, vacuum or steam clean tiles quite quickly. Of course this presumes the tiles are on good repair. Damaged tiled floors (damage on grout or tiles) will be prone to leaking, which leads to damage in floors and walls.

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Tiled floors should be swept or vacuumed once or twice per week. This tends to be a fairly quick task, and it removes most dust, dirt and grime. If you vacuum you should use a soft brush attachment.

The tiled floor should be given a wet clean every few weeks. This gets rid of more stubborn dirt and grime, and also disinfects the surfaces.

A tiles floor will accommodate water, as long as there are no cracks in the grout or tiles. Use a bucket of soapy hot water to clean the tiles, but make sure to remove this soapy solution by re-mopping with plain water.

A good, easy option for tiled floors is a steam mop. This requires no detergent; it cleans with the heat of steam. This is even a decent option if the tiles have a crack, as the water use is minimal and should cause no damage. But do fix these cracks as soon a possible.

Soap Scum Floor

Sometimes soap will build up on a tiled floor, from previous cleanings. This is a difficult situation as it leave the floor sticky, and therefore much harder to clean; dust and dirt get stuck to the tiled floor surface.

If we want to remove this soap scum we will need to apply a solution or either dilute vinegar or dilute peroxide with bi carb of soda. Leave this on the tiles for 20 minutes, then scrub the surface with a stiff brush and mop clean with hot water.

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Tiled walls can be cleaned with a damp sponge. They will not accumulate as much grime as a floor, but should still be given a quick clean once a week. They should also be given a more thorough clean once a month. Walls can be sprayed with dilute bleach, and then washed down with hot water and a sponge.

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How A Clean Office Improves Productivity

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Having a professional cleaning during these days of Covid serves several functions. Most importantly it keeps the environment much safer. A clean office can be disinfected to greatly reduce the risk of contracting any illness. Almost as important is the fact that people feel safe, which maintains morale and productivity.

With offices in Sydney moving back and forth between lockdown and some semblance of normalcy many companies ask how they can keep their staff engaged. We all know that a cleaner office helps productivity, but in this uncertain period, staff needs the reassurance of a clean office more than ever before.

Effective and salient cleaning is the solution. The office has to not only be sanitised, but the staff and clients also have to feel safe, to have that peace of mind. The idea is to make the office feel like a sanctuary away from all the problems outside.

We clean offices from top to bottom. This includes wiping down surfaces with disinfectant. A clean office is a safe environment and is much less likely to cause illness. We clean offices in Double Bay. Get in touch with us today and discuss your cleaning needs!

Oven Glass Cleaning

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Office kitchens often had the notice that advised people to clean up after themselves. we usually clean our own home’s facilities but neglect the office kitchen because we don’t consider it ours. Yet we cannot neglect the kitchen. If we prepare food it needs to be in a hygienic environment. So kitchens need to be continually cleaned.

The oven is one area of the kitchen that requires special attention. It may not need to be cleaned every day, but this certainly does not mean we should neglect it entirely. adn it is all the worse because oven heat often bakes grease onto the oven surface, making it difficult to remove.

The outside of the oven often gets a wipedown, so this remains clean. But many people do not clean the inside of the oven until the glass is so dirty that they can longer see inside. If we clean the oven on a regular basis the process is easier.

Oven Interior and glass Doors

While it is possible to buy strong chemical cleaners for ovens these should be avoided. For the sake of the environment and our health we should stick to natural, non-toxic cleaning methods and products.

1 – Mix half a cup of Bi-Carb of Soda with a little water, to make a paste.
2 – Spread the Bi-Carb paste over the glass on the inside of the oven door. Cover every area. We suggest wearing rubber gloves.
3 – Leave for at least 15 minutes.
4 – Wipe the interior glass with a damp rag or cloth. Completely remove all the paste.
5 – Wipe the area dry with a clean cloth to avoid streaking.

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It is easier to clean racks by first removing them from the oven.

1 – Put the racks in a large plastic container, or in the laundry tub. You might use the bathtub, but put some plastic under the rack to avoid scratching.
2 – Cover the racks with Bicarb of Soda. Then douse them with white vinegar.
3 – Let the foam from the Bi Carn and Vinegar subside, and then cover the racks with hot water.
4 – Let the racks sit in the water overnight.
5 – Use a stiff brush or steel wool to clean the racks. You might use an old toothbrush to clean any tight spaces.
6 – Wipe the racks clean with an old rag or towel, then rinse in cold water. Let them air dry.

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