Archives: November 2017

Your office needs to be clean. Not only do office staff need a clean environment to work in, they deserve it. The cleanliness of an office says a lot about a business. It needs regular cleaning and maintenance to look its best and to appeal to staff and customers. It can be detrimental to a business when regular cleaning is neglected. In order for a business to operate efficiently, it’s important for a business owner is to hire the services of a cleaning company to keep their business clean.
 

Benefits of Commercial Office Cleaning Janitorial Services

1. Professional cleaning companies are trained in the right cleaning methods. There’s more than keeping things tidy to make sure an office is clean. Professionals are trained to make sure there’s a clean environment foe staff and customers.
2. Morale can take a dive when business owners assign cleaning tasks to their employees. Employees are there to work, not to empty the trash, clean the bathrooms and dust. Leave the cleaning to the experts and let your staff do what they were hired to do.
3. Offices quickly become respiratory hazards when dust builds up. Diligent dusting will ensure your office has minimal allergens floating around.
4. Cleaning companies will make sure the supplies are kept stocked. Paper towels and toilet paper will be stocked in the bathroom. It’s easy for business owners to overlook these items with all the other things they need to take care of. Your staff and customers will be happy when these items don’t run out!
5. Clean and sanitized offices=less sick days for employees. Don’t let sick employees result in a loss in production or output.
 

Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Commercial Cleaning Company

Business owners are at risk of experiencing the same risks that homeowners do when they hire a company for cleaning services—getting ripped off and having a lousy job done. Look for the credentials of the company you’re planning on hiring. Questions you should ask include:
• How long have you been in business? The supplies that come with janitorial services are relatively inexpensive resulting in “wantrepreneurs” who buy simple cleaning supplies but quickly go out of business. The reason being, they are never trained correctly to properly clean an office.
• What types of clients do you service? Knowing the type of clients a company services will help you determine if they can provide the services you need.
• What service do you provide? “We clean everything” might be a red flag. Find out exactly what they clean and how they do it before hiring them.
 

Janitorial Services & More in Boston, Brookline, Lexington, Cambridge, Somerville | Suffolk, Middlesex & Norfolk County Massachusetts

Smart business owners know that hiring a professional cleaning company to clean their business is the smart thing to do. It’s important for business owners to hire a company that is trustworthy, reliable and experienced. When a company gets comfortable with your business, they can target the areas that need more work to keep things well-maintained. The cleaning experts at Nadia’s House Cleaning is the best choice when it comes to office cleaning. Give us a call today.

Not every home is equipped with a water softener, and the homes that do not have soft water contain minerals like limestone, calcium and magnesium in their H2O. While this hard water is perfectly safe to use, it can have some significant consequences on your home over time. One area of your home that takes a harsher hit from hard water than other areas is your windows and countertops. If you are constantly cleaning your glass and other surfaces with hard water, then deposits of these harsh chemicals will continue to build up on the surface, causing stains, fogginess and only partially cleaned results. Hard water stains are difficult to remove, especially if they have been building up over time.
 

Best Way to Clean for Streak Free Glass & Windows

One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make when it comes to cleaning hard water stains off of their windows is using the incorrect tools. One of the most important tools used in window cleaning is the scraper. The scraper is used to remove any kind of deposits on the glass. When a scraper is not used appropriately, it can scratch your windows and leave permanent marks. Avoid using tools that you are not familiar with and leave the hard work to the professionals. Another tool that is often misused and dangerous is a pressure washer. There are many stories of a homeowner blasting their windows with a power washer and blowing out their window, glass shattering inside of their home and making a giant mess.
 

How to Avoid Hard Water Stains on Glass Showers, Tubs, Windows & More

Many home owners attempt to remove hard water stains with homemade solutions or over the counter cleaners. Some homemade solutions may sound like a good idea and a way to save yourself some money, but in the long run, their results are only temporary. Your glass may appear to be free from the water spots at first, but eventually you will notice they are back in no time. And people who purchase cleaners from the market often choose a cleaner that is meant for something else, like a floor or other area of the home. If you use an inappropriate cleaner on your windows you may damage the glass permanently, leaving behind a haze, fog or blur to go along with the already existing hard water stains. Do not use cleaners that are not meant to be used on windows; this will only result in a dirtier or partially cleaned window.
 

House Cleaning, Janitorial Services & More in Boston, Brookline, Lexington, Cambridge, Somerville | Suffolk, Middlesex & Norfolk County Massachusetts

Nadia’s House Cleaning have all of the appropriate tools and materials needed to remove hard water stains from your windows and other surfaces such as bathrooms and kitchens. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.

Moving into a “new to you” home, whether it makes you a homeowner or if it is a rental, is an exciting adventure, one filled with plenty of responsibilities, arrangements, and stress to carry. More than likely, the previous tenants maybe cleaned up a bit, but they didn’t clean. Even to get a security deposit back requires the minimum like vacuuming the floors and getting the hairball out of the sink. But once you have gotten a chance to look around, the not so obvious tasks scream out at you; dust on the baseboards and ceiling fan, spots on the windows, smudges on the mirrors, and crusty gunk on the surfaces around the home tells you the house needs work. If possible, it is best to get your home clean before you move in the boxes allows for a more efficient clean and faster process. With that in mind, we at Nadia’s House Cleaning would like to offer some suggestions as to what needs cleaning before moving in.
 

Checklist for Cleaning a House or Apartment Before Moving Into a New Home

If you intend to take on the cleaning yourself, consider the time and plan ahead before the boxes move in.
Cabinets & Kitchen Deep Clean: Ovens, microwaves, vent hoods, stoves and refrigerators should be the first task. Any appliance that can be moved should be pulled out to clean out. These appliances should be cleaned inside and out; sanitized and deodorized. Tackle the cabinets drawers and pantry and ensure all the crumbs and debris is cleaned and wipe down the shelves along with other storage areas. Wipe down the light fixtures and sweep the floor and mop up any spots appropriately according to the type of flooring along with any other treatments it needs.
Shower & Bathroom Deep Clean: Gather the disinfectants, toilet cleaners, glass cleaner, and approved grout and tile cleaner. Because of the small space, if there is a window, open it up, otherwise flip on the exhaust fan. Apply toilet bowl cleaner and while that is sitting, wipe down the surfaces with your disinfectant. Start with the exterior of the toilet, door knob, light switch, counter tops, towel rack, toilet paper holder, and sink. Use paper towels and tossing them in the trash after every different surface is disinfectant will minimize recontamination. With warm soapy water, wipe down the walls and vents. Shine the mirrors and clean the tub. Remove any debris from the drawers, cabinets, and medicine cabinets. Sweep the floors and mop them well. A professional can perform a deep cleaning on the tile and grout to remove the rooted grit and grime.
Miscellaneous Deep Cleaning: Give any existing blinds a thorough dusting and dust off the window sill and wash the windows. Clean off any other ceiling fans, baseboards, linen closets and storage space as applicable. With a disinfectant, wipe all door knobs and light switches. Wipe down the walls to remove layers of dust and any cobwebs. Clean all the floors according to type; vacuum carpets, dust mop wood floors, sweep tile.
 

House Cleaning & Janitorial Services & More in Boston, Brookline, Lexington, Cambridge, Somerville | Suffolk, Middlesex & Norfolk County Massachusetts

When it comes to moving in, you already have a lot on your plate, especially if you are coming in from a long distance. Take some of the burden off your shoulders and call Nadia’s House Cleaning and let our experts get your new home thoroughly cleaned in time for your arrival. Contact us today!

At Nadia’s House Cleaning, we know your upholstery is important to you. The upholstery can make or break the overall appearance of the room. If the upholstery is dingy and stained, despite how immaculate the room is, the upholstery brings it down. To keep your home looking fresh and clean and to protect your investment, we have comprised a basic upholstery cleaning guide in an effort to help you keep your upholstery free from spots and stains.
 

Upholstery Cleaning & Stain Removal Guide

1. Treating dried out stains. Without your recollection or knowledge, a rogue stain might show up. When dealing with stains that have already dried, it is best to completely vacuum the upholstery using the appropriate attachments to get into the crevices. If there is any residing debris like dirt or pet hair that gets introduced to liquids, it can potentially cause more stains.
2. Do not rub the stain, blot it. Be sure to always blot the spills as quickly as possible and never avert to using scrubbing or rubbing techniques; it will only worsen the stain by spreading it out and pushing it deeper into the fabric. To better contain the spot, start on the exterior edges and work towards the center as you blot.
3. Find out what kind of upholstery you have. Research what kind of fabric was used to make your upholstery if you do not already know. Among the many types of fabric used to construct upholstery; cotton, wool, silk, linen, rayon, olefin, acetate, and acrylic as well as blends are typically used. When the upholstery is an antique or old, as well as exotic or pricy, let a professional handle the spot cleaning.
4. Understand the cleaning label and codes. The tags contain information concerning the fabric types and codes on them to indicate the ways the upholstery should be cleaned. The codes and their meanings are as follows.
W: For cleaning, utilize a water based detergent.
WS: For cleaning any stain, utilize either dry solvents or liquid cleaners; depending on the type of stain.
S: For cleaning stick with a water free product; a dry cleaning solvent for example.
X: Only use a brush or a vacuum on this the upholstery, leave any stain or spot removal to professional cleanings.
5. Test patch cleaning solution. If you do not know the upholstery type, or the tag is missing, never overlook the test patch of the cleaner; be sure to do it in an inconspicuous area. Colors can lighten or even damage due to the some chemicals, even natural ones.
6. Custom treat stains. Depending on the type of stain dictates the method. Stains that manifest from oil and grease, food and beverages, or are protein based stains and other types of stains need specific approaches.
Liquid stains: Never use scrubbing or rubbing techniques, blot from the exterior perimeter and work towards the center. Blot the excess liquid with a few paper towels or dry cloth until damp.
Semi-Solid/Solid stains: To remove any crusty substances or more solid than liquid items, use a butter knife or a spoon to scrape the chunks and place it on a paper towel for disposal; blot any remaining liquid residues.
Dry spills: Avoid using water or cleaners, as it has the potential to stain and simply utilize the vacuum to extract the particles; repeat as necessary.
Protein stains: An enzyme cleaner is best used in the event the above formula is ineffective; protein stains can be a challenge and might be better suited for a pro.
Greasy or oil stains: Blanket either baking soda or cornstarch on the oily or greasy stains and leave it on until dried; about 20 minutes. Vacuum the dried particles. Use the below all purpose cleaner but add 1 tsp of liquid dishwashing soap and blot the remaining residues.
All purpose stain remover: Bring together 2 parts water and 1 part white vinegar in a spray bottle. Moderately spray the spot and blot up the stain.
 

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If you need assistance with house cleaning or janitorial services, contact Nadia’s House Cleaning and request a consultation today! We customize our services to best meet your needs.

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