5 Cleaning Tips From The Pros

by Maid Prime - June 10, 2020

Cleaning a home can be a very difficult task, especially if you don’t even know where to start. That is why many of us will put off cleaning our homes until the job itself becomes overly difficult to complete in one go. The effort that goes into washing, scrubbing, and removing build up, leaves us wondering if there could possibly be an easier solution. There definitely is a solution to the problem – hire a professional to take care of the hard work for you. Although sometimes we can find ourselves in situations where we need to do some last minute cleaning and hiring a cleaner is just not an option. That is why we at Maid Prime have collaborated with other cleaning service providers and have put together a shortcut list of things that can help you with a last minute cleaning.

1. Clean Couch Stains With Baking Soda

Washing out upholstered furniture is a massive job and normally should be left to professionals who specialize in that line of work like the folks over at Carpet Spark in Happy Valley. If your sofa begins to develop an odor between visits from a professional cleaner, you can apply a small amount of baking soda by sprinkling a little layer evenly throughout the entire couch. Allow the baking soda to sit over night to remove the odor, the next day you should vacuum up the baking soda. This tip will not guarantee all odor removal but it should definitely help with minimizing any lingering smells.

2. Make Your Tile Floor Shine Again

lsDeep cleaning your tile floor can take away massive amount of time. Normally it is recommended you hire a company that does tile restoration since they come equipped with the right equipment to get the job done. With that being said, we at Maid Prime have limited residential experience cleaning tile so if you are up for the challenge you can attempt to clean your floor on your own by first vacuuming and washing the floor. All you need is a small bucket mixed with a small amount of detergent and an old rag. Then you start by scrubbing at one end and moving across the floor. You should make sure to change the water and rag frequently to avoid pushing the dirt around. Another tip is to use an old toothbrush to clean the tough spots.

3. Remove Shower Build Up

Cleaning the bathroom is not how most people want to spend their day off, ether way the bathroom still needs to be cleaned and unkept on daily basis. When the cleaning is not done on reccuring basis then the time and effort needed to get the home up to par can take much longer. Specifically not cleaning the shower can cause soap build up and takes away a great deal of time and effort to see any results. Our friends over at the Calgary cleaning service AuroraMaids shared a pro tip on how to remove shower build up. Start by mixing a solution of half dish soap and half vinegar, then use an old sponge or toothbrush to scrub away at the buildup.

4. How To Clean Windows Like A Pro

The fastest and easiest way to spot clean windows is to make a home made solution from every day products that can be found in your kitchen. The fastest way to make an at home solution is to mix a drop or two of dish soap with a gallon of warm water. You then use a soft sponge to scrub down the dirt on the windows, making sure to get all the corners and creases of the window to not leave any dirt behind. Using a squeegee make sure to remove the water and wipe until dry with a clean towel to avoid leaving any streaks.

5. Remove All The Dust

Dusting your home is very well a tedious task that can take a lot of time. That’s why it can be unsatisfying to witness the settling of dust on surfaces right after you spend over an hour dusting your home. The professionals who specialize in air duct cleaning recommend leaving on the furnace while dusting your home. More specifically they recommend setting the thermostat to “fan on.” This turns on the blower inside the furnace and filters the air even when the central system isn’t heating or cooling the home. Leaving the fan on for about 15 minutes after tackling the tasks will help remove any settling dust.