Monday, 2 February 2015

Top Tricks to get your kitchen sparkling

Being able to walk into a kitchen that is sparkling clean is a sense of relief - and you begin to wonder how you can get it to look like this every time.

It can be difficult to maintain the cleanliness of your kitchen due to the odd spill and drop here and there, from the general day to day duties in the kitchen. But rather than a simple wipe with just a wet cloth, why not take it that step further and have that dazzling shine instead?

Here are some top tips that can help you work towards a cleaner, hygienic kitchen:

Sink: Your sink is one of the main places where everything gets thrown in to; a mix of bacteria from meats, vegetables and sauces, as well as drinks all come into contact with your sink. To prevent the spread of germs and cross contamination between surfaces, you can use a multipurpose cleaner to spray your sink down after use. However, if you fancy a deep clean, then you can do the following:

Add 1 cup of bleach to your sink and fill with hot water. Leave it to set for around half an hour, and then pull the plug. Use gloves to remove any bleach or soap scum that is left. For that added sparkle, you can choose to add a small amount of baking powder, which will ensure that it is free from bacteria and will also look extra clean.

This will be suitable for a variety of different sinks including cast iron sinks, porcelain sinks and stainless steel sinks.

Stubborn stains are inevitably going to exist around your kitchen, but try to avoid using overly strong solutions. Stick with using bleach and hot water, or even add half a lemon to add a fresh scent.  You can then rub this into the stains and with some elbow grease, they should come out. It may take more than one try at this, but eventually the stain should disappear – after all you don’t want to build a ground for bacteria to grow on.

Your work tops are another important part of your kitchen. Like your sinks they come into contact with everything that you prepare before cooking, so it’s vital to ensure that the worktop is clean and germ free.  You should always use different chopping boards for cutting up meat, and vegetables. All worktops should be sprayed with a disinfectant to avoid the spread of germs. Use a cloth with warm water on top of this to wipe down for maximum cleanliness.

Cleaning your floor is also important; it often collects dust and dirt very quickly, so it should be cleaned weekly with bleach and hot water. If you are looking to use a mop on ceramic tiles, you could use hot water with a small amount of washing up liquid. This will be less harsh on your tiles than a scourer or scrubbing pad.

Try to make cleaning your kitchen a priority, there’s nothing more rewarding than having a sparkling clean, hygienic, bacteria free kitchen to cook in. 

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Top Tips for Cleaning Your Bathtub

Although cleaning your bathtub and shower may sound like fairly simple, fool-proof jobs, there are always awkward corners that you can’t quite get into, areas that you can never reach, and tough stains that just won’t budge no matter what bathroom cleaner you try. In order to make cleaning your bath and shower a more pleasant job, a useful bathroom cleaning tool such as an Easy-Do Bathmatic can come in very useful.
The Easy-Do Bathmatic is a bathroom cleaner that is suitable for pretty much any situation and can be used with most bathroom cleaning solutions and on all types of plastic and enamel bathroom equipment. It has a distinctive folding mechanism and can be extended up to 47cm, helping you to reach those difficult places. The sponge fitting with non-scratch scouring pad is suitable for wiping down any stain or debris whether loose or stubborn.
When cleaning a bathtub, it is always important to use a non-abrasive bathroom cleaner, as using overly abrasive cleaners on a regular basis can cause damage over time. By simply adding a touch of liquid or powder bathroom cleaner to the sponge fitting of an Easy-Do Bathmatic, you can use it to gently rub at the surface of the bathtub, removing any stains. It is important to rinse your bath with warm water and wipe off any moisture with a sponge after each use.
In order to prevent bathtub rings from forming, which is usually the result of using oily bathing products, you can simply clean your bathtub with warm water and a mild bathroom cleaning product after use. The Easy-Do Bathmatic is ideal for this purpose, as its sponge scourer can remove even tough stains without leaving any marks due to its non-scratch qualities.
Should you need a deeper cleaning solution, a mix of warm water and white vinegar can be very effective. By rubbing or spraying this solution onto tough, stronger holding stains and debris, and then leaving it for a few minutes, you can cut right through difficult residue, allowing you to simply sponge it off, leaving a spotless bathtub. After using this process, your bathtub will simply require rinsing out and any moisture wiped away with a dry sponge.

For more information on useful bathroom cleaning products to make life easier, you can visit the House Cleaning Supplies website.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Importance of Using the Right Hobcare Products To Clean Ceramic Hobs

Ceramic glass hobs are made from a very expensive but easily damaged form of glass, so it is important that you take proper care of them when cleaning if you want to keep them clean and scratch free. Ceramic hobs are manufactured from a soft type of glass that once damaged is often irreparable. Damage to ceramic hobs is often the result of people being too rough with them during the cleaning process. In order to prevent damage, ceramic hobs must be gently cleaned with care.

In many cases, cleaning a ceramic hob is usually quite a simple process. For immediate spillages or stains, a wipe down with a damp cloth after use is usually sufficient to leave your hobs clean. It is usually easier to remove spillage stains whilst the hobs are still warm (not hot). For larger spillages or more difficult stains, a damp cloth is unlikely to suffice and specialist ceramic hob cleaner products will be needed.

When attempting to tackle tougher stains on a ceramic hob, it is always advisable to used specialist hobcare products and cleaning equipment. Hobcare products are designed specifically for cleaning easily damaged ceramic and halogen hobs and keeping them in perfect condition.

For burnt on debris and deposits, before applying a specialist cleaning agent, it is important to remove what you can with a ceramic scraper. Abrasive equipment such as wire brushes may remove burnt on deposits from your hob, but they will permanently damage it. Ceramic scrapers are hobcare products that are designed to remove burnt deposits before cleaning and polishing without damaging ceramic hobs.

Many specialist ceramic hob cleaner products will also protect against damage from sugars and starches that could be harmful to a ceramic hob. Non-abrasive hobcare products such as Easy-Do Cleaner Conditioner are designed to help remove touch stains from ceramic surfaces, breaking them down, and then leaving a protective film to protect against further spillages. This in turn makes the next clean easier.

For especially tough stains you can use a more powerful ceramic hob cleaner such as Hobcare Power Cleanser. This should be used only once or twice a week in order to help remove salt and mineral stains and any remaining burnt on deposits.

For more information on hobcare products, you can visit the House Cleaning Supplies website to view our full range of products.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Top 10 List Of House Cleaning Supplies Every Home Needs

Cleaning the house isn’t everyone’s favourite job but with the right equipment and materials in place it can be a more effective and often quicker task.  Here are our top 10 list of house cleaning supplies that we think every home need:

1) A vacuum cleaner – where would we be without the humble vacuum?  Available in many different sizes and varieties including cylinder, bagless and upright.  Ultimately it is best to choose the one that is most comfortable for you to use – not too heavy to drag around and capable of getting into the corners.

2) Cleaning cloths – microfibre cloths are the best kind as they don’t leave any lint or dust behind after you have cleaned, thus leaving your surfaces looking clean dust free. 

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3) Multi purpose cleaner – it really does what it says on the bottle – cleans a multitude of surfaces!  There are many different varieties of cleaner from the ecological to the basic big brand makes so choose one that you like the smell of and that suits your cleaning needs.

4) A mop and bucket – mopping the floors is essential if you have hard floors and is a quick and easy way to remove the dirt and grime carried into your home by people and pets.  Microfibre mops work well on most floor surfaces and remember to mop on wet and then dry mop to get most of the moisture off the floor surfaces so they don’t take forever to dry!

5) Scouring pads and dishwashing brushes – although many of us are lucky enough to have dishwashers there are still some items that need to be washed by hand so having a good scouring pad or dishwashing brush handy for those heavily soiled pans is will save time and effort in the washing up stakes.

6) Hob cleaner – whether you have gas, electric or halogen hobs, cleaning these surfaces is essential to remove food residue from the cooking processes and keep your kitchen sparkly and shiny. Using a hob cleaner specific to your cooker type will ensure the best results.

7) Glass cleaner – it can be difficult to achieve a streak free finish when cleaning windows and mirrors but if you use special glass cleaning products your job will be easier and the results much more impressive.

8) Toilet brush – it might sound obvious but a toilet brush is an essential member of the house cleaning supplies kit as it enables you to clean the curves and corners of the toilet bowl.

9) Tile and grout cleaner – tiles and grout, particularly in damp areas such as bathrooms can be prone to mould and mildew which will discolour the grout and give the room a dirty appearance.  Using specialist tile and grout cleaners will ensure the walls and surfaces look clean and fresh.

10) Rubber gloves – if you are going to be doing all this cleaning it is best not to get your hands dirty so protect them with some suitably sized rubber gloves

Happy Cleaning!

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