When you buy a cleaner and it doesn’t do the trick, that’s no good. These cleaning tips work. Always have, always will. Here are some excellent cleaning tricks you can use at home to save time and make sure things get done the right way.
Steam A Microwave
A microwave will get tons of food caked onto its sides. Buy a dedicated microwave cleaner or simply microwave a bowl of hot water on high. Either way, you will steam the sides of your microwave and off will come any splatter in a matter of seconds. You can’t need to scrub so much.
Dish Soap And Steaming For Ovens
For ovens, take the same approach as the microwave. Focus on chemical-free oven clean. A steam cleaner can help loosen debris. Some dish soap and the right tools can also scrub out anything that’s stuck. You don’t need to use harsh chemicals for oven cleaning.
Common cleaning mistakes can totally sabotage your efforts in keeping a place tidy and disinfected. With a lot of cleaners though, we have our habits. We get so used to doing things a certain way that we can go on auto-pilot and not question or realize that something very miniscule’s making things less clean. Here are a few of the cleaning habits a lot of people have that are making our cleans a little less effective.
Using The Same Cloth
For the sake of time, some cleaners use the same microfiber cloth or rag in every room. They shouldn’t. A cloth for every room. This limits germ spreading between areas. Color-coded cloth can be a nice reminder of this.
Cleaning The Toilet Incorrectly
The toilet is no doubt one of the most important areas to clean. Clean in the toilet bowl, wipe down the toilet seat, and spray and wipe the toilet flush button or handle. This doesn’t take long but a lot of people rush through cleaning the toilet and often miss the toilet flush handle – a breeding area of germs.
As we inch our way through the second half of 2021, this year’s already brought several new cleaning hacks and smart home cleaning technology to the market.
The beauty of being a part of the cleaning industry is that it’s always getting better. New technologies are making things more eco-friendly. New ideas and tech are changing the way people clean their homes and offices. These are just a few of the top new trends in cleaning in 2021.
A home office is quick to clean and sanitize. Though you might think you don’t have to, by cleaning, you can really help freshen the room up and prep it for another productive day. It’s worth it.
Think of how you feel when your room is a mess. The bed’s unmade. Dirty clothes on the floor. Maybe even a plate or bowl on your bedside table with a leftover snack in it. That’s not fun to sleep in or wake up to.
The same sort of thing happens in a work-from-home setting. A lack of cleanliness is a distraction and doesn’t make you take pride in the work you’re doing.
In a corporate office, normally, there’s a commercial cleaning service to do the tidying and sanitizing for you. When you’re working from home, it’s all on you.
What we recommend is committing to doing it twice a week and preferably immediately after a shift. This way, everything’s sanitized and ready for the next day, and you aren’t scrambling pre-shift to tidy up.
Choosing a disinfectant for your business, you always want to go with one that’s non-toxic and effective. Ideally, it will be a disinfectant where you use just enough to do the job and no more than that. In high concentrations, disinfectants can be very damaging to human health as well as to surfaces, materials, and air quality. Consider how you use your disinfectants. Search for eco alternatives, such as hydrogen peroxide and alcohol-based disinfectants. In this article, we do a deep dive into some of the common disinfectants you can use and disinfectants to avoid.
Bacteria is everywhere. It’s not inherently a bad thing, either. In the body, there are bacteria. A lot of it, in fact. Most bacteria do not cause illness, however, some can. The worst of these are things like methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (aka MRSA), salmonella, and E. coli. In workplaces, keeping bacteria at bay is a must.
Dish soap is perhaps the most common cleaning product in Canada. Soap doesn’t look like anything special. We use it in our homes. We use it in our offices and commercial centers. Compared to sanitizers and disinfectants, soap might not seem like much but you couldn’t be more wrong.
Dish soap has many benefits. It can do things quickly and more effectively than sanitizers or disinfectants, in some instances. It’s also eco-friendly and non-toxic, safe to use around pets, children, and individuals suffering from respiratory difficulties.
Buying dish soap in bulk and using it generously in your commercial cleaning routine is a fine method of keeping your workplace safe, tidy, and free from dangerous chemicals and unnecessary toxins.
How Does Dish Soap Work?
As a cleaning tool, dish soap is an absolute essential in offices everywhere. Soap is not only a commercial cleaning go-to but it’s used by employees as well, in washrooms and to keep their hands free from carrying viruses, germs, and bacteria from surface to surface.
Dish soap can kill viruses, like COVID-19 upon contact. It breaks the bonds at a cellular level, infiltrating these cells and deactivating viruses.
Disinfecting is a key part of commercial cleaning. Disinfectants can reduce the spread of contaminants, including viruses and bacteria. For the average small business office, in schools, fitness facilities, government buildings, community centres, and churches, retail stores, grocery stores, and restaurants, disinfectants have a role. You may be asking yourself a few questions though.
What areas should be disinfected?
What’s the best type of disinfectant to use?
How much disinfectant are you supposed to use?
How do you use disinfectant and is there a wrong way or dangerous way to use disinfectant?
All these questions are important. We hope to outline a few of the answers here today in this article.
Air quality in an office is impacted by various things. Dust, metals, mold, bacteria, endotoxins, viruses, and allergens can all pollute the air.
Add to that the office cleaning chemicals a lot of cleaners use day-in and day-out, and we have a big problem.
Up to 30 percent of our population has allergies. Add to that the people who have respiratory troubles or with compromised immune systems and chances are there’s at least an employee working in every office at high risk of complications that come from using too much cleaning chemical or using them improperly.
Are Office Cleaners Safe for Indoor Air Quality?
Learning how to use office cleaners is a must. Unfortunately, there are cleaners used in small business offices every day packed with problematic materials, i.e. bleach or ammonia, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), high pH levels, and solvents. Used improperly, these lead to respiratory toxicity.
Air toxicity can often be resolved through air circulation in an emergency or by minimizing chemical usage to start.
Make your cleaning routine more eco-friendly. Do it with more eco-friendly cleaners as alternatives to chemical cleaners. Do it by using harsher cleaners in more careful ways. For consumers looking to make more eco-conscious choices when it comes to cleaning, here are some common ingredients found in environmentally sustainable cleaners.
What Can You Find in Eco-Friendly Cleaners?
Plant-based cleaners exist. They often contain ingredients that are not easily accessible or available. Plant-based cleaners are effective in a variety of ways, with their primary advantage being they biodegrade.
For example, decyl glucoside, a non-ionic surfactant, is plant-based and used in some cleaners to break down molecules of water even smaller. This thereby allows the soap in a solution to permeate more efficiently. Capryl glucoside is another plant-based ingredient used similarly.
Dozens of on-the-rise eco-friendly cleaning brands exist, many favoring the use of plant-based ingredients over chemicals.
Dish soap is a non-harmful cleaner and safe to use. It contains no allergens, skin or respiratory irritants, and is non-toxic. It is not harsh enough to destroy, stain, or degrade.