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Cleaning Tips – Brilliant Cleaning Ideas

Brilliant Cleaning Tips

These cleaning tips will help you to tackle the following problem areas while cleaning:


Clean Toilet Bowl and Polish bathroom fixtures with vinegar.

Pour a little undiluted white vinegar unto a soft cloth to wipe chrome taps, bathroom mirrors, towel racks, doorknobs and any other similar fixtures in the bathroom. Also, you can clean toilet bowl by pouring 400ml of white vinegar into the toilet bowl. Leave to soak overnight to get rid of lime and water rings.


To Remove Mould

Pour 3% concentration hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle; spray the solution on the affected area for 10 minutes before rinsing, wipe the area clean afterwards, the mould should disappear for good. Please note that higher concentrations may be harmful and will corrode many materials, including human skin; in a lower concentration it is safe to use, doesn’t damage the environment, leave a toxic residue, or produce a toxic fume. Remember this is a bleaching agent which may cause a material to fade so please handle with care and follow the instruction.


Removing Stain from Cloth

Mix a teaspoon of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide with a dab of non-gel toothpaste, rob this with a soft cloth on the stain and rinse to clean the stain. WARNING: Only use on fabrics that are colourfast


Remove Red Wine Stain from Carpet

Apply Soda water immediately or soak carpet in a solution of 2 tablespoon borax per 500mol water. Leave for a couple of minutes and absorb solution on the carpet with a dry cloth.


To remove Gum from a Carpet

Try the following – WD-40 – spray it onto the gum and leave for 15 – 20 minutes. You may need to apply it twice but the gum should be easy lift off after this. Warm vinegar – apply directly on the gum and leave for 15 – 20 minutes. Scrape off the gum afterwards with a Kitchen Knife. Ice cube – To avoid making a mess, put a couple in a small plastic bag and place the ice cube directly on the gum. This would harden the gum and make it easy for you to lift it off with a kitchen knife.


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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Materials


Eco-friendly Cleaning Materials

If you or someone in your office suffers from allergies or chemical sensitivities from toxic cleaning chemical, maybe it’s time to consider using eco-friendly cleaning products. These are easy and safe to use with cleaning powers equaling any other manufactured cleaning chemicals. A lot of household cleaning products contain harmful toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde, phenol, ammonia, ethanol, butane, propane to name just a few. It is a known fact that these chemicals have an adverse impact on our health and environment. People that suffer from allergies or chemical sensitivities are even more than likely to suffer from exposure to these toxic chemicals. Natural cleaning products as mentioned below can be found everywhere and are very economical.


Microfiber Cloths

Microfiber is a cleaning cloth made of polyester/nylon that enables you to clean almost everything with just the cloth and warm or hot water. They eliminate the need to carry around different cleaning chemicals for different uses. These cloths are a great alternative to cleaning with chemicals. It can be used to remove smudged dirt, stains and grease just by applying water to it. It can also be used to scrub dirt in appliances, cleaning of interiors of cars, glasses and windows. Apart from the fact that this cleans better than any other cleaning rag, it is better for your health, the environment and your wallet.




Microfiber Mop

Again, this is similar to your conventional mop. However, it is made of the same materials as the microfiber cloth and instead of applying chemicals to mop the floor, you only need to apply water to obtain the same level of cleanliness as using a mop with chemicals if not better.


Vinegar is popular and extremely effective as a cleaning and sanitizing agent. It is economical and harmless to humans. Cleaning with vinegar is another smart way to avoid using harsh chemicals. It is good for killing most mould, bacteria, and germs, getting rid of lime deposits and for cleaning grout due to its level of acidity. In terms of cleaning, vinegar is multi-purpose. You can use to clean kitchen surfaces, mirrors, glasses and even appliances such as microwaves.


Baking Soda

Next to vinegar is Baking Soda as a natural cleaning agent. Baking soda (or bicarbonate of soda) as the name suggest can also be used for cooking. It’s economical and non-toxic.


Citrus Oil Solution

This is another powerful cleansing agent that is additive free. Citrus oils are not only good for cleaning but can help in getting rid of odour from a place. It can be used a degreaser because of its solvent properties. You can clean just about anything with this solution from de-greasing your cooker to removing stains from carpets and clothing. A citrus solution can also be used as natural insecticides and pesticides at homes or in your offices.


However, if you feel you need help in cleaning your office or homes with natural products and you are based in London or South East of England, why not contact a Cleaning Company in London today and see how we can help. Citywide is a London based cleaning company providing quality cleaning services, commercial cleaning, contract cleaning, domestic cleaning, home cleaning, school cleaning, residential cleaning and end of tenancy cleaning services at competitive rates.

Do you know your kitchen sponge could be 200,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat?

Kitchen Sponge could be 200,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat


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A recent study has shown Kitchen sponges in people’s homes to be bacterial “hotspot”. No doubt this would come as a surprise to most of us who are ‘obsessed’ with cleaning everything in our kitchen from plates, cups, spoons to teapots. This shows that no matter how clean or unclean your Kitchen is your sponge provides an ideal place for bacteria to bread. This is due to the porous and absorbent nature of the sponge. According to the report published on the Nature Scientific website, a group of German researchers carried out a test on 14 different used kitchen sponges, the researchers found up to 54 billion bacteria per cubic centimetre. The house owners were also asked how regularly do they change the sponges and also whether they were regularly them. Again, the evidence from the report shows that kitchen sponges harbour more bacteria than the toilet.


Would sterilisation or cleaning in hot water help?

It can easily be established from the Scientists report that the conventional methods of using hot water or steriliser to clean sponges do not work. As a matter of fact, it dawned on them that the cleaning and sterilisation of the tested sponges actually made things worse. Although hot water and sanitisation kill some species of bacteria, it left some behind who were able to freely carry out spreading and growing at a much faster rate than before.

What can be done?

It was suggested that rather than cleaning and re-using the sponge; it is better to replace them. To discourage the spread of bacteria in the Kitchen, It would be good to regularly clean and disinfect the kitchen work surfaces and chopping boards with antibacterial sprays and wipes. Hands must also be thoroughly washed before using the sponge. A holistic home hygiene habits would be needed to regularly clean and disinfect all surfaces that are frequently touched such as door handles, taps, switches and bin lids



There’s no need to freak out as result of the findings of this report. It should be noted that many of these bacteria pose no harm to humans. In fact, they co-exist with us living in our bodies and in our houses. We just have to regulate and control them. Should need further information on how to keep your Kitchen or Office spotless, why not visit or speak to some at Office Cleaning London (Citywide) today!

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