Monthly Archives: February 2015

How to Clean Your Mattress

You may clean your sheets and your pillow cases, but do you ever clean your mattress? While the covers will prevent a majority of the dirt and bacteria from coming in contact with the bed, they do not provide full protection. On average, you can sweat out a half a pound of perspiration every night, which your mattress then absorbs. With that thought in mind, our expert cleaners have explained how to thoroughly clean your mattress.

Vacuum: Many people do not realize they can use their vacuum on places other than the floor. Once you have the sheets off the bed, vacuum the mattress to remove any dust and dead skin cells that have made their way through the covers. It is important to use the upholstery attachment as running the entire vacuum over it could spread more debris. While you do not need to do this every time you clean your sheets, you should do it every time you rotate the bed.

Deodorizing: With all of the debris and sweat that has been sitting on the mattress for quite some time, you are likely to notice your bed has a distinct smell. Our cleaners, who have years of experience in our janitorial company in Bucks County, have dealt with deodorizing some overpowering smells and have developed highly effective strategies to remove them. We recommend spreading baking soda over the mattress and allowing it to sit for 30 minutes. After the set time has elapsed, vacuum it up with the upholstery attachment.

Stains: As with any stain, immediate action will prevent it from setting and leaving a lasting mark. The first thing that you should do is blot it with a cool, damp cloth and then use a dry cloth to absorb any moisture. When blotting, use a pressing motion, rather than circular, to avoid rubbing in the stain. If there is still a mark after doing this, make a solution of baking soda, salt, and water. You should allow the mixture to sit for 30 minutes and then brush it off.

With these tips, you can sleep comfortable knowing that you are laying on a clean mattress. To learn more cleaning tips from Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC, a leading name among commercial cleaning companies in Bucks County, visit our blog page.

How A Lemon Can Make For a Cleaner House

While you have been spending money on a variety of cleaning chemicals, you have had an inexpensive, yet powerful, tool sitting seldom used in your refrigerator’s fruit drawer. That lemon you keep around to spruce up a cup of tea is more than just a few drops of juice. Our expert cleaners have explained how you can use that tart fruit to make your house cleaner.

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Microwave: These appliances are prone to stains and odors that never seem to go away no matter what you do. Fortunately, lemons will not only provide it with a fresh scent, but also the oils in it will loosen any build ups. All you need to do to activate this powerful cleaning agent is squeeze half a lemon into a bowl of water and cook it for three to five minutes at the highest power level.

Cutting Board: Over time, your cutting board will get stained by the foods on it and absorb their odors. While you could spend hours trying to work them out with dish soap, a lemon can make it a much faster process. Begin by spreading salt across the top of the cutting board. Next, using half of a lemon, work the juice into the board as you scrub the fruit across it.

Toilet: With water sitting there at all times, you are sure to have noticed at one time or another that a ring will occasionally form in the bowl. If you cannot wait for our cleaning company in Bucks Company to wash it, you can use half a lemon and some salt. Squeeze the fruit and sprinkle the salt around the toilet and then scrub it down with a brush.

Garbage Disposal: Now that you have used every drop of juice you can get out of the lemon, it is useless, right? Wrong, it still has some cleaning attributes left in it! When you are done cleaning with the lemon, drop it in your garbage disposal and let it go to work. The fruit will deodorize and help sanitize the disposal and its blades.

Another perk of lemons is that while they sit in the refrigerator between uses they will freshen up the unit. Between the acidity in the juice and grease cutting oils in the rind, the lemon is a secret weapon in the arsenal of many cleaning companies throughout Bucks County.