Monthly Archives: April 2016

Batting Cleanup: 4 FAQs About Cleaning During Baseball Season

Baseball’s regular season is upon us. Although MLB Spring Training is over, spring cleaning is here to stay. This is the time where guys and gals get a chance to break in their favorite team’s apparel and head out to watch some games. It’s very difficult to attend all of the 80+ home games, so many fans of America’s Pastime prefer to stay in and host viewing parties instead.

 

The good news: Your friends are coming.

The bad news:   They are messy eaters.

 

Pretzels, popcorn, hot dogs, peanuts, and other snacks are often around when watching sports. This can lead to unwanted crumbs sneaking into the tiniest of crevices. In Pennsylvania, many people prefer to outsource the cleaning jobs to a professional janitorial company in Bucks County (like us!)

 

We leave your homes spotless. Many families wonder what our secret it. Let’s start with four of the most Frequently Asked Questions that will help keep your home squeaky clean this baseball season:

 

  1. Q: What is the best product to use on hardwood floors?
    A: Game Time Cleaner. Believe it or not, this is not a baseball pun. This product is our preferred product for wood floors that are coated with water-based coatings. We love this product because it leaves no residue (plus it is very economical and versatile!) Since we are considered the most professional cleaning services in Bucks County, we have to use the highest-quality products for our clients.

  2. Q: What is the fastest way to edge carpeting?
    A: Through our extensive experience, we have found that the quickest way to edge carpets is by using the edging attachment tool on the vacuum. This a very simple and effective approach. Say goodbye to an ant invasion by getting rid of snack crumbs as soon as the baseball game is over!

  3. Q: How do I get rid of dishwasher odors?
    A: Every feast has its repercussions (i.e: doing the dishes). We recommend that our clients fill the bottom layer with bleach and then run the dishwasher for a full cycle. (Never keep any items inside the dishwasher while doing this!)

  4. Q: What’s the best product to use on leather furniture?
    A: Trick Question. Many commercial cleaning companies around Bucks County feel the need to apply chemicals to everything. We don’t. We recommend using no products at all because maybe solutions contain alcohol that will dry out the leather. Just use a warm, damp cloth and gently rub away the spill to avoid a stain!

 

We don’t just do residential cleanings. We also specialize in businesses ranging from offices to warehouses. Take a look at all of our services over at http://minch.wpengine.com or call us at 267-202-4412 today.

Minch Professional Cleaning Services: where hitting a home run is the only option!

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips

The go green movement has been picking up exponential speed in recent years. We’re becoming more and more environmentally conscious in every aspect of our lives. Our cars emit less CO2, appliances conserve water, our heating systems are fueled by natural gas and the list goes on.

 

Cue the (energy efficient) lightbulb in your head. “I should implement greener practices into my cleaning regimen.”

 

What a great idea! You don’t have to be Rachel Carson to mop your floors with a little bit of environmental consciousness (P.S. don’t wipe the counters with DDT. Just trust us on this one.). Here are some ideas that can help you clean more greenly:

 

Deodorize With Fresh Air

While deodorizers and scent neutralizers smell nice, they’re full of chemicals that aren’t necessarily the best to be breathing in. During warmer weather days, consider simply opening up a window and pointing a fan at it. That’ll blow the stuffy and stale air out, and leave your home smelling fresh again.

 

Use Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers make for perfect window cleaning agents, and by using them you’re “reusing,” which is the second most effective conservation approach in the reduce, reuse, recycle trifecta that we hear so much about. Furthermore, you can make a window cleaning solution by combining a couple of cups of water with a splash of vinegar, and teaspoon of liquid soap. Your windows will sparkle clean and green!

 

Conserve Water

This is a great way to reduce, and you’d be surprised at how well you can do with a lot less water. Try to be conscious of how much you’re using, and reduce it as much as possible. We challenge you to cut it in half during mopping and cleaning!

 

Natural Products

These natural products are extremely effective, and they’re green!

  • Coffee Grounds: Neutralize and deodorize your refrigerator and freezer with coffee grounds. Make sure they’re dry.

  • Lemons: They can be helpful in many ways when it comes to cleaning. Use lemons to polish your copper pots and pans, or make a citrus cleaning spray by combining peels and vinegar (make sure to let them set for a few weeks). You can even clean the microwave by putting a lemon in a bowl of water.

  • Vinegar: On top of its aforementioned uses, a simple vinegar solution (half water, half vinegar) can be used to clean and disinfect just about anything in your home, from the fridge, to the counters and bathroom!

 

These ideas are just a start, but they should be immensely effective if you want to save money and clean more naturally and healthily. Plus, you’ll feel great about yourself knowing that you’re doing your part to contribute environmentally conscious practices. Besides, it’s not like these methods are any less effective than the less-green routes, so it’ll be a win win win as far as we’re concerned.

And, if you want the help of an environmentally conscious residential and commercial janitorial service in Bucks County, give us a call! We’d be glad to help.