Regardless of where you start — the bathrooms or the kitchen — the result is probably the same, a clean and tidy house. But admit it, house cleaning is something the majority of us dread. Dulled by the humdrum of daily tidying, you may begin to wonder, “How do the professional house cleaning services clean and what is their secret?”
Talking to several house cleaning professionals around the country, we have managed to find out some of their house cleaning secrets. So, if you want to make your home sparkle, take two minutes from your busy schedule and read these helpful cleaning secrets straight from the book of the professional house cleaners.
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Strategy: The Base Tool
The first and foremost secret of house cleaning: have a strategy. Professional cleaners follow a set plan, cleaning in a particular way as they are under time constraints and have to clean a number of houses in a day. If there is no plan, chaos will reign and you will certainly not be able to complete your cleaning tasks on time.
Know Your Surfaces and Cleaning Solutions
Different types of solutions are needed for different types of stains, from moderate to extreme. Knowing which cleaning solution will work best on which surface stain can really speed up your work and efficiency.
Bear in mind that many popular house cleaning solutions may damage the surface if applied incorrectly. Don’t mix solutions that contain bleach and ammonia together as the combination produces a very deadly gas which is extremely dangerous. Alkaline or acidic cleaners, such as vinegar, used on marble, travertine and several other natural stones can etch or destroy the finish.
Clean Back to Front
A good method to implement — start from the back and work your way to the front of the room. This way, you bring all the tools and supplies with you and can avoid walking over what you’ve already cleaned. For instance, if you’re vacuuming the carpets, start from the farthest corner and come forward, or if you are mopping the floor, begin at the back, moving toward the entrance.
Go Top to Bottom
Cleaning the top surfaces, such as cabinet tops, almirah tops, tables, etc. and then work your way down to the floor, will stop cross contamination. By doing this you can keep dust from falling on clean floors or water spilling on already dry areas.
Wipe Surfaces Dry
Always keep the surfaces dry. This applies to all rooms in the house. When you wipe surfaces dry, you’re not only eliminating the chances of bacteria breeding in stagnant water, but also making the surfaces shine bright as new. Air drying may be a good option for bedrooms and living area, but use good mopping devices for wiping bathrooms, balconies and kitchens.
While multitasking is much appreciated, in many ways, when it comes to cleaning a house the professionals strictly prohibit it. Multitasking is distracting and can really sneak up on you. You can easily be driven away to something new while the task at hand remains half done. Before you know it, you are out of time. Just stay focused; complete the task that’s been started and then move on to the next one.
Now that you know the hidden secrets of the how professional cleaners work, implement them in your cleaning tasks to work more effectively and efficiently.
Meggie Haneckow is a niche writer and blogger who loves to write on trending topics and share her personal experiences and knowledge through her writing. She is also a health enthusiast, so she loves to share health-care related tips through her blogs.