The Advantages: No doubt that if you clean your own carpet you can save money. Doing it yourself breeds a sense of accomplishment and skill that you did not have before. It’s fun and exciting once you know the basics of cleaning. You can select exactly what you want to clean, whereas a lot of cleaners are not as flexible. Whether you rent a machine or own your own, you can clean when you want and do not have an appointment to make with an outside firm. If you rent a machine you can use it all day or hang onto it for a few days, whatever you need. Having a professional all day can run up to $100 – $200.
The Disadvantages: Carpet cleaning is not easy work, so do not let the machine commercials on TV fool you into thinking that it is. When you see those machines advertised, you often see a casually dressed woman smiling with jewelry on and dress shoes. Prepare to sweat, maybe curse, and get irritated. Especially when you consider the whole idea of furniture moving. It is no fun at all. Go to a room in your home now and move all the furniture out of its way then put it back…how was it?
Most entryways are small and take less than a minute to sweep. Grab your broom and dustpan and you’ll be finished before you begin. You can even cheat and sweep dust onto the carpet, then use the carpet-sweeper to clean it up.
Floor mats are sometimes forgotten during cleaning. If you have an extra minute, grab a mat or two and shake them out outside. This will reduce the amount of dust in your home as well as keep those mats fresh and clean.
There are only 3 categories of cleaning products: surfactants, disinfectants, and scouring solutions.
Surfactants are soaps, like dish soap, hand soap, etc.
They are used to remove grease and oils, and can be used also for fragrance and general cleaning. The best surfactant in my opinion is diluted dish soap which you can put into a spray bottle with water.
Disinfectants are used to kill germs and bacteria.
The cheapest and best disinfectant, in my opinion is Vinegar and water. Vinegar is extremely acidic so it can be used to kill bacteria and is great for hard water as well. Vinegar can kill most but not all germs and bacteria. If you have a baby or are elderly, I suggest you use bleach. There are some viruses and bacteria that can’t be killed by vinegar, so bleach is the best alternative.
Scouring is usually powdery and rough like Ajax, or Comet, only to be used on tough surfaces like porcelain. If you want to be “Green” you can just use baking soda and water for those tough spots.
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If you want to make cleaning the floors easy, just take your shoes off when you enter. You will not need to spend as much time and will be using less effort every time you clean the floors if you remember to do this.
If you turn on the bathroom fan before you shower and keep it running while you are grooming, there will be much more circulation in the bathroom which will not permit mold growth and other hard to wash substances from forming.
If you use a cleaning formula, best to spray directly onto the sponge, cloth, etc. It even works for windows. Instead of spraying the window, spray a cloth or paper towel, and then apply. You will save much time, energy, and formula that way.
Would you rather have fun in the sun while the work is getting done? If you live in Orange County, I strongly suggest you get a maid. The best way is to call Aloha Maids. Aloha Maids background check all theirworkers so you can feel safe. If you ever need someone to call, there is office support. They will try and send the same house cleaner every time, and most important, Aloha Maids is the only maid service agency in Orange County with “Aloha Spirit.”