Archives: March 2017

Everyone wants their house to stay clean. One of the most frequent tasks in this effort is vacuuming. For most people, this is a gratifying thing to do because nothing makes a room look cleaner than giving it a once over with the vacuum. However, you want to make sure your carpets are getting as clean as possible while vacuuming. By making small adjustments, you might notice your vacuuming is more productive than ever before. Nadia’s House Cleaning is here to share some tips to help make your vacuuming more successful.

Vacuum Often

Sometimes we wait until our carpet looks dirty before we get out the vacuum. If you make it a point to vacuum every day, your carpets will stay cleaner. Dirt and dust work to break down the fibers of your carpeting. This is why it is so important to remove it all and remove it often. If you are an allergy sufferer, vacuuming regularly can greatly improve your symptoms.

Don’t Vacuum Fast; Slow Down & Take Your Time

When checking off the items on a “to do” list, you might find yourself racing to get things done. It is important that this isn’t the case when vacuuming. Take your time. The vacuum can’t work properly when it isn’t given the time to do so. You vacuum will suck up much more dirt and dust when you slowly go over all of the carpeting.

Take Care of the Vacuum Beater Bar

The beater bar on your vacuum is essential to getting your carpets cleaned. Just like your canister, the beater bar needs to be kept clean as well. Hair and other debris get caught and wound tight around it in the vacuuming process. When these debris aren’t removed they can jam the beater bar and keep it from turning easily. If this carries on for too long, it can cause serious damage to your vacuum’s motor.

High VS Low Carpet Vacuum

There are more than likely, more than one surface that you vacuum in your house. Whether it is from a rug to carpeting to hardwood flooring, the height needs to be adjusted on your vacuum in order for it to its job. Some vacuums will automatically do this, but there are several that don’t. Make sure you aren’t keeping your vacuum at the same height when moving from surface to surface, and your flooring will end up cleaner.

Vacuum Your Floor in Different Directions

Don’t make the mistake of vacuuming in one direction and then calling it quits. When you vacuum the floor in several different directions, the dirt and debris stuck in the fibers of your carpet are more likely to get sucked up. Vacuum the floor in one direction and then switch things up to get a thorough floor cleaning.

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Are you ready to make a major change to your home? Now is a great time to start upgrading and updating your home and adding some value. One way that homeowners are doing that is to do some construction. It can be adding a bathroom or bedroom or closing in the garage for an extra seating area. Additions to your home make it so that you can stay longer in the home. It is also a great way to add value to your home when you are ready to sell. Homeowners are taking in these tasks more and more with all the hype on do it yourself shows. There are videos and how to blogs to help you through some major tasks. There are some tasks that are recommended to hire a professional to ensure that the repairs and construction is safe. Although there is a lot of construction tasks that people are doing on their own, the cleanup is one of these areas that are best left to a professional. The cleaning process can be long and is different than regular everyday cleaning.

Nadia’s House Cleaning Lists What Goes into a Post Construction Cleanup Service

Construction Debris Removal: After you have done all the construction and the work seems to be done you will have all sorts of debris and trash all over the place. The packaging from the materials that you used will be laying around. The extra pieces of tile, wood and plaster can be on the floor as well. All of these items need to be removed from the home in order to clean the surfaces. The cleaning company can come out and take the garbage and debris off the construction site. This will clear up the area so that the actual cleaning can get started.
Get Rid Of Dust Floating in the Air: During any type of construction there is going to be quite a bit of dust from the work completed. The dust will float around the room and start to settle all over any and all surfaces. An extreme amount of dust needs to be treated correctly so that it is not sent flying in the air. It will then have the chance to re-settle making your dusting job worthless. Even the areas that may have been covered when you did the work will need to be dusted off. The cleaning company can come out and do all the dusting in the room and even the adjoining rooms so that the dust is removed and you can get to the next step which is general cleaning.
General House Cleaning Duties: The last step is to get the room cleaned in general. That can be vacuuming the floors, mopping the tile, cleaning all the surfaces properly. It can also include washing walls, ceiling, appliances and any fixtures in the room. The cleaning can be extended to the rest of the home so that you are ready to set up and decorate the house and your new and improved area.

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Soap scum is not what most people think it is. Soap scum is dirt, body oils, sloughed off skin, and bacteria which turns into a mineral that forms on the sides of shower and bath tubs. Knowing this makes any homeowner cringe, and probably makes you run to go clean your showers and tubs. However when you tackle the soap scum, you might find it is quite stubborn to remove. Nadias House Cleaning will share a few easier methods to help clean that nasty soap scum from off your tubs and showers.

Best Way to Clean & Remove Soap Scum from Shower Doors, Stalls & Other Bathroom Areas

There are a few methods that work well to remove soap scum. Some will work better than others. A lot of it will depend on how long the soap scum has been lingering on the shower or bath tubs. If the first method doesn’t seems to do the trick, try another one. Make sure to thoroughly rinse the surface first and don’t mix the different cleaning solutions.
First Soap Residue Dissolving Method – Borax
Borax is a natural mineral and is a common cleaning agent used to combat soap scum. However most make the mistake of using it alone to fight the soap scum. There is a mixture that enhances the borax cleaner. Create a mixture of 1 cup of borax, 2 tablespoons of liquid dish soap, and 1 or 2 cups of water. You will want to make a mixture with the same consistency of a slightly thicker pancake batter. Use a soft bristled brush to spread the paste-like borax solution on the soap scum. Then allow the mixture to stand for 15 minutes. After you have waited the 15 minutes use the scrub brush and begin scrubbing at the soap scum. Once you are finished, thoroughly rinse the cleaning solution away.
Second Method to Clean Soap Scum from Showers etc – Baking Soda
Another method to removing soap scum is baking soda. Most know baking soda is good for removing odor but with the right mixture you can also use it for removing soap scum. To create a mixture to remove soap scum start by combining 1 cup of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap and 2 cups of water. You will want to make it the same consistency of pancake batter again. Use the same directions as before; spread the mixture on the soap scum then allow it to stand for 15 minutes. Afterward, use a scrub brush to remove the soap scum and rinse it with hot water thoroughly.
Third Method to Remove Soap Residue- Vinegar
Vinegar is really the all purpose house cleaner. For removing soap scum, use 4 cups of white vinegar, 4 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap. This solution needs to be sprayed on using a spray bottle. After you have completely sprayed over the soap scum, allow the cleaner to stand for 15 to 20 minutes to break down the soap scum. Then use a brush to scrub at the soap scum until it begins to dissolve. Again rinse the sides of the shower or bath tub with water thoroughly.

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Nadias House Cleaning, with all the tricks of the trade, hopes these few methods help you battle your bathroom’s soap scum. If you are unable to take on this task because of disability, age, or just lack of time, energy or desire; Nadias House Cleaning can help keep your home or business clean and fresh. If you find you’re in need of a professional cleaning service, contact Nadias House Cleaning today.

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