Archives: April 2015

Trying to keep your family away from germs is like trying to keep a fish out of water. There are too many environments for us to truly keep germ free. Any time we take the family to a park, send the kids to school or even over to a friend’s house you cannot be sure what kind of cleanliness is being used. Nadia’s House Cleaning wants to give you some ideas and knowledge about how to keep your own home germ free and keep your family aware of what to do to keep them away from germs when away from home.

Bacteria and Virus often Spreads Directly

It is nearly impossible to know what areas are the most prone to having germs, so here are a few things to know. Many bacterial and viral illness is spread from person to person. This is a quick handshake or even a hug that sends the germs from another person on to you. You then run your eyes or nose and just like that, germs can begin to set up shop. Another way that germs are spread is through food. A lot of it is from meats that are not cooked thoroughly or vegetables and fruits that may not have been cleaned and washed appropriately. So what can you do to stay away from these invisible dangers? You can be sure to take a hands off approach with anyone that may seem sick in any way. You can also always wash your hands and keep your hands away from your face when you are with other people. To reduce the chances of your lunch being the culprit, you need to make sure that the food is cooked to temperature, and all fruits and vegetables are washed before packing them in the fridge.

How to be Germ Free at Home

What can you do at home? The best way to make sure that your home is germ free is to follow these three words: Clean It Now. Viruses can last for up to a few weeks on a hard surface and can linger around to possibly come in contact with a family member. Bacteria can even last for several months which is why the best way to keep your home clean is to make sure that you clean things as soon as possible. This also means that damp clothes and towels can allow bacteria to grow. Taking time to clean everything quickly can stop the germs from hibernating on the surfaces in your home. If you need assistance in the Greater Boston area – whether you don’t have the time, knowledge or inclination to clean and tidy yourself – call Nadia’s House Cleaning to do it for you!

This time of year you begin to hear things like spring cleaning, spring scrubbing, cleaning overhaul and get rid of winter dust. All of these sound like great and necessary ideas. They can also give you an overwhelming feeling, when you begin to think about all of the things that are on a spring cleaning check list. Washing curtains, scrubbing walls and beating rugs are cleaning chores that most of us are not too familiar with. There is a reason for that. Spring cleaning was a much more common activity back in the day when homes were heated by coal and wood furnaces. These furnaces left large amounts of dust all throughout homes, and grime build up on walls. This made scrubbing walls quite necessary and beating a rug just made sense, because there were actually layers and layers of dust sunken into the rugs from winter months; heating homes with those old furnaces.
Now a days we are familiar with regular cleaning routines that include vacuuming, dusting and sweeping at least every other day. These common cleaning practices leave your home a thousand times cleaner than if you only scrubbed your home once a year. There are some spring cleaning checklist items that can be scratched off your list and your home will still fit the spring cleanliness standard.

Drapery Cleaning

Spring cleaners are quick to pull down every drape and curtain in the house and have it laundered, when they are totally fine the way they are. The only time a curtain really needs to be washed is if there has been food mistakenly splattered on it or a toddler has used it as an art medium. Don’t feel like your curtains are dirty when in reality they are perfectly clean.

Wall Washing

The thought of filling a bucket with warm soapy water and getting a hefty scrub brush to give your walls a bath is not the least bit appealing. The fact that you keep your home tidy all year long will ensure that your walls do not need to be scrubbed. There is not build-up on your walls from a coal burning furnace, so put your bucket and sponge away, because your walls are just fine.

Steam Carpet Cleaning

Vacuuming on a regular basis is the best treatment you can ever give your carpets and rugs. It is a simple and very effective chore that keeps dust from your home and gives your carpet long lasting effects. Steam cleaning your carpets only need to be done once a year. And you don’t have to do them yourself!
If you feel there is an area of your home that requires a little extra care and cleansing, contact Nadia’s House Cleaning. We will not only take care of the routine dusting, vacuuming and sweeping housekeeping and maid services but we will take care of heavier cleaning needs as well. We will make sure your home is kept up to spring clean standards and save you from any unwanted grueling cleaning chores.

What to Look for in a Janitorial Company and how to Choose the Best One for your Business

When you are ready to hire a janitorial company you need to make sure that you pick a company that is going to be a good fit for you and your needs. Having knowledge on what to look for and what you should stay away from can help you make a better informed decision on a company.
1. Make sure that you take time to look around your home or office and make decisions about what you expect from a janitorial company. Take inventory on what areas need clean, and what areas have higher traffic problems. You need to determine if you have any special needs when looking through your office or warehouse, since this can be something that some places may not offer. This step is most important to ensure that you know what you need to ask about when talking to a Janitorial Company like Nadia’s House Cleaning.
2. The first thing that you want to look for when reviewing janitorial companies is their trustworthiness. This can make or break a company and in this day and age it is very easy to look up what others people have said. The employees will have access to your office which has your personal information and valuables. You don’t want to have to babysit and follow around the cleaner so you need to make sure that you have a well established company that you can trust. Nadia’s House Cleaning has been in business since 1986. We are licensed and insured and have a very high retention of cleaning staff – which means you will have the same friendly faces every visit!
3. The cleaning services that a company offers can help make the decision whether you want to hire a specific company or not. Many janitorial companies do just the minimum requirements and choosing someone that goes beyond what is expected is the best. Having a company that makes sure their employees pay attention to the details will make the whole cleaning experience much more enjoyable. Nadia’s House Cleaning are meticulous. We train our cleaning staff to be very detail oriented and thorough in the cleaning services we provide.
4. The last thing that you need to find out about is the cost of the services that you want. Each job will cost differently depending on the size and complexity of the home or office. Spending time calculating the cost and what you are getting for that amount can help make your decision easier. Nadia’s House Cleaning is more affordable than you might think. We offer cleaning plans for every budget and circumstance.
Take your time in reviewing what needs you have, if the company is trustworthy, if they go above and beyond and if the cost fits what services you are getting. This can help you choose the best fit for your home or business. Our valued clients in the Boston Massachusetts area will tell you that Nadia’s House Cleaning is the best! Contact us today for a free estimate to clean your home or business.

If you look around your home, attic, basement or garage and feel overwhelmed by the disorganization of everything or the thought that you have no idea what exactly sits inside of those boxes that are on the shelves, you have yourself a clutter problem. Clutter can make life difficult if you are attempting a thorough spring cleaning, looking for a specific item or trying to find additional storage space.

De-Cluttering Kids Rooms

U.S. consumers purchase 40% of the world’s toys but only have 3% of the world’s children. There are a couple of good places in your home to start when the decision is made to de-clutter and the first is your children’s toy bin or trunk! Every year brings yet another set of birthdays, maybe a fun reward for special accomplishments and of course there is always the huge influx of toys at Christmas time. A significant amount of toys and games are accumulated over just one year of gift giving. How often do we clean out and trim down our toy inventory? Probably not every year, so the buildup and congestion of all these gifts can grow to become a giant filled bin in your child’s closet or bedroom. Most of the time, you will discover that your children only have a handful of toys or games that they enjoy playing with. De-cluttering your kid’s toy supply can free up a surprisingly large amount of space, giving your home a more open and clean feeling or even giving you storage space for things that you still actually use.


Clearing out the Garage

Another area of your home to re-evaluate is your garage space. The U.S Department of Energy has reported that only 32% of American’s with a two-car garage have room to only park one car in there! There may be necessary items we store in our garage, but only use once a year, such as holiday decorations, camping equipment or sporting equipment. Normally the boxes that sit on our garage shelves have not been opened for years and we have no idea what they contain. Often times you’ll find most of it is old out dated documents that you no longer need. The majority of many boxes can be reduced and combined with others, allowing more shelf space and potentially an actual parking space. Old and broken furniture, tools and bicycles are sometimes difficult for people to part with, but once the clutter is gone, you will be thrilled with the clean and organized look of your garage.

Nadia’s House Cleaning will assist you in cleaning and organizing your newly de-cluttered spaces in a way that will keep you and your home feeling organized and in control. Contact Nadia’s House Cleaning today and take the first step towards a clutter free life.

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