Archives: December 2015

Dusting seems to be a never-ending job. As soon as you dust it may seem that a new layer has immediately started to settle. When you start to talk about dust and what it is made up of, it will most likely start to gross you out. The dust is made up of skin cells, hair, pollen and even dust mites and feces. The dust is built up among all the surfaces in your home and over time it can easily thicken. Before forced air, houses were less dusty than they are now. The air ducts will collect the dust and when the air turns on it will send the air into the rooms and cause the dust to distribute around the house.

Nadia’s House Cleaning has some great tips to remove the dust from your home.

Use the right kind of dusting cloth: If you go through your home with just any old wash rag you will start to notice that the dust just gets pushed around and not really removed very well. If you want to use the proper kind of rag, you should go with a micro fiber cloth. The micro fiber cloth is manufactured to pick up and keep the dust so that it is not just moved around. The rag only needs to be rinsed in water and it is ready to use. This makes it so that you do not need to use any cleaners.
Best Dusting Direction Technique: You want to be sure that you are dusting in the right direction. Why does the direction matter? Well if you go around the home and dust randomly or from bottom to top, you are letting the dust drop back down on the surfaces that you have already dusted. The best way to go is through the house from left to right and top to bottom. This will give you the best chance to remove more dust than if you did it any other way. It also makes it so that you are less likely to miss any areas. You are using a very specific pattern that will make it harder to skip spots.
Vacuum your House Often: Even if you use a good microfiber cloth and you go in the recommended direction, you are still going to be left with some residual dust that can be removed with a vacuum. Some people are not sure whether you should vacuum before you dust or after. The best time is to run the vacuum after you have dusted the entire house. The vacuum should have good suction and is best if it has clean filters. Lots of the thick dust lands on the ground so you want to run the vacuum after to eliminate having to vacuum again after the dusting is over.

If you need help getting your home or office dust free and clean, give us a call today and make an appointment for housekeeping and maid services in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Lexington & Milton Massachusetts.

Cold and flu season in the United States is typically at its highest between December and February. Your home and office are a petri dish of germs and the chance of exposure during the peak of cold & flu season is high. One of the most successful ways to control the spread of germs in your home or business is to hire a professional cleaning service to keep the interior of your property spotlessly clean, sanitized and free of germs. The professional cleaning technicians at Nadia’s House Cleaning are the experts when it comes to eliminating germs and disease causing bacteria from your home. Nadia’s House Cleaning provides both residential and commercial janitorial office cleaning services to keep you healthy and germ free during the holiday season and beyond.

The cleaning professionals at Nadia’s House Cleaning recommend the following cleaning tips between their professional house and office cleaning services to help keep your home or business free of germs and bacteria.

1. Wash your Hands and Wipe Down Surfaces Regularly – The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends routinely wiping down all frequently touched surfaces that can spread flu and cold viruses through person to person contact. This includes handles on doors, light switches, faucets, refrigerator door handles and remote controls. In the office, pay particular attention to keeping keyboards, phones and other desk accessories such as staplers and tape dispensers regularly wiped down. Be sure to keep bathrooms stocked with antibacterial soap as well as plenty of disposable paper towels. Keep alcohol based hand sanitizers and cleaners nearby for a quick clean up. Pay particular attention to the backs of your hands and underneath your fingernails. Your hands have a habit of finding their way into your mouth, as well as your nose, and eyes without you even realizing it — all of these are areas where germs can enter the body and cause infection.
2. Importance of Personal Cleanliness – an adult can spread the flu virus a full 24 hours before developing symptoms and up to an additional seven days after becoming sick. Children can spread the virus for an even longer period of time. By practicing good hygiene and keeping surfaces regularly sanitized you can decrease the risk infection spreading to you and your family members.
3. Prevent the Flu from Spreading – if you do contract the flu virus, stay home from work to avoid spreading germs. If you are in a position that you can’t avoid contact with other people there are some things that you can do to help limit the transmission to others –
a. Cough or sneeze into your elbow or even better; a tissue and properly dispose of it in a trashcan and then wash your hands immediately after
b. Wash hands and wipe down surfaces regularly
c. Wear a facemask around high risk family members such as pregnant women, children under the age of 5 and seniors ages 65 and older

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According to recently published reports, the flu costs businesses millions of dollars in lost productivity each year. Contact the experienced cleaning technicians at Nadia’s House Cleaning to schedule your professional cleaning and ask about our weekly and bi-weekly cleaning services.

There is a wide spectrum on a cleaning scale. Those who could care less about the filth around them, and those with the anal OCD that have a meltdown if they find someone didn’t properly put the cap on the toothpaste, as well as those in between. During the Christmas and other holidays being celebrated this time of year, the likelihood of having unexpected house guests, or planned parties or get-togethers, will be high on the agenda. But decorating for these special celebrations and traditions can include a mess. Or even safety hazards.

Nadia’s House Cleaning would like to help avert disaster and catastrophes while still maintaining a neatly kept, clean house.

Buying (and Cleaning Up After) the Perfect Tree. No doubt everyone expects to show off the best looking tree. Depending on taste, trees can be tall and fluffy, or narrow and rigid. No matter; if you are getting a live tree; conduct a quality test. Pull on a few needles randomly and if there is little to no resistance; that would be a red flag that it is not the best tree. Second, shake a few limbs and if they feel brittle, or an excessive amount of needles fall, take this as another red flag. Thirdly, check the bottom of the stump and if it isn’t coated with a sticky resin, that is the final flag it was tree cut down a while ago. Ensuring you have a fresh tree, hinders its flammability, and won’t make a ridiculous mess of needles all over your floor. If the tree passes your inspection, keep it away from fireplaces or heating vents. Cut trees are susceptible to catching on fire. If your tree is exposed to little, immature and curious fingers; avoid hanging the fragile ornaments on the bottom. Avoiding cuts and breaks. Invest in a Christmas tree stand that has a dish; not only will these keep your tree hydrated, it will help contain sap and needles and thereby avoid carpet stains.
Choosing (and Cleaning Up After) Candles. They can cause messes and be a safety hazard. Consider investing in electronic candles that have no mess, and more safety. If you are insistent on using traditional candles, keep them from easily flammable materials and away from windows to reduce a smoky film on your windows. If the candle drizzles excessive wax, place a small dish or something similar to keep the mess contained and easily cleaned. Keep them lit away from reach where they can be easily knocked over. Always extinguish flames before leaving your home or retiring to bed.
Keeping Cords Tidy For interior and exterior lights, keep the cords securely tucked away in the corners and floor, taping them down in a stylish manner. Keeps the eyesore, cord mess orderly, and help the naturally clumsy folks from finding extra means to trip over.

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For help getting your home professionally cleaned once the decorations set on display, in preparation for the Christmas entertaining and parties, hire Nadia’s House Cleaning to get your home thoroughly cleaned, fresh and spotless.

Cleaning our homes is an ongoing chore. There are many who loathe the never ending story, but quite a few who enjoy the work and find it therapeutic. But what folks don’t know could be making their job unproductive and causing more work.

Nadia’s House Cleaning would like to offer some Dos and Don’ts to make your house work get executed smoothly and efficiently.

Don’t: Over use Furniture polish. Using excessive polish contributes to build up and causes a dust attraction.
Do: Apply furniture polish once a quarter and maybe twice a quarter for the dry climates. Also wipe away dust weekly or as needed with a clean microfiber duster or cloth.
Don’t: Clean your windows on a sunny day. Doing so on warm, sunny days doesn’t give the cleaner enough time to do its job before drying out; leaving grimy streaks.
Do: Wash your windows and cool, cloudy days.
Don’t: Skip the disinfectants. More often the not a spilled is quickly wiped away with nothing more than water when a busy day strikes.
Do: Apply your choice of cleaner will remove sticky residue left behind, and disinfect any lingering bacteria.
Don’t: Scrub carpets. When spills happen and cause stains, a natural response is to scrub at the stain.
Do: Blot up the moisture and use appropriate cleaners to handle the various stains.

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These are just a handful of the cleaning dos and don’ts, there are many more to cover another time. For a busier person, try tackling one or two rooms at a time instead of trying to fit everything in at one time. For those that lack the physical capability, can’t afford the time, or simply don’t have the motivation to get it done, hire Nadia’s House Cleaning to lighten the load and get your home cleaned efficiently.

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