Do you usually toss your toothbrush when the bristles get too worn? Well, there are a few reasons to keep it around a little while longer! Believe it or not, your old toothbrush is a great cleaning tool. At Minch Professional Cleaning Services, we know that cleaning is not an enjoyable task, but we’ve got five cleaning ideas for your old toothbrush that will make your life easier and cleaner in no time.
Appliances If you are meticulous about cleaning, then you’ll be thrilled to know that an old toothbrush works wonders on microwaves and coffee makers. You can scrub all of the crumbs out of those hard to reach places, and you can even get out tough stains that looked as if they were permanent.
Clothing Stains Did you know that your old toothbrush is the perfect tool for removing tough stains from clothing? Just add a little stain remover to the spot you want to treat and scrub it with your toothbrush. The stain will lift within minutes. If you’re looking for some help with cleaning, then call Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC. Their team has been providing top-notch cleaning services for over twenty-five years, and they work hard always to exceed customer expectations.
Bathroom You can use your old toothbrush in the bathroom too! To start, mix together baking soda and water to make a little paste, and dip in your toothbrush. This easy to make mix is perfect for cleaning out any gunk or grime that might be stuck in your bathroom tiles. You can also use your toothbrush for cleaning grout lines.
Jewelry An old toothbrush is also great for cleaning jewelry. You can gently scrub jewelry to get any spots or debris off the pieces. An old toothbrush is great for reaching those intricate places, especially on rings and necklaces. Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC is always ready to schedule a residential or a commercial cleaning. Give them a call to find out more.
Floors You can always use a toothbrush to scrub floors, too. If you’ve got tiled areas, an old toothbrush works great. To start, get a simple cleaning solution, spray a little on the spot you want to clean and then scrub with that old toothbrush. Still need more ideas? Contact Minch Professional Cleaning Services for a residential cleaning.
Whether it is a leather couch in your living room or office, you want to make sure the elegant piece of furniture maintains its aesthetics. While you could hire a janitorial service in Bucks County to have it professionally cleaned, that may not be within your budget. Attempting to clean the delicate material can be a worrisome task as you do not want to damage or stain the leather. Since it is porous, it can absorb certain products, such as bleach or ammonia, and lead to discoloration and deterioration. To keep your couch looking its best, our professional cleaners have recommended the safest way to clean the leather.
Vacuum: Using the soft brush attachment of your vacuum, go over the entire piece, making sure you get into all of the crevices. It is imperative to remove all of the dust and dirt to ensure you do not rub it into the material during the rest of the cleaning.
Solution: To make an environmentally friendly solution, you can mix one part water with one part white vinegar. You can also mix a small amount of commercial leather cleaner with water to make an effective solution as well.
Clean: Start the process by submerging a microfiber cloth in the solution and wring it out to leave the rag damp. When wiping the couch, work top to bottom and regularly rinse the cloth in the mixture to prevent the spread of dirt.
Drying: You should gently rub a clean towel over the couch to safely dry the leather. Always avoid using a blow dryer as it can dehydrate the leather and lead to it cracking.
Conditioning: For the best results, you can make a mixture that is two parts flaxseed oil and one part white vinegar. When applying the solution, use a soft cloth and rub it in a circular motion. Once it has been applied, allow it to sit overnight.
Buff: The next day, use a clean towel to restore the leather’s luster and brush out the circular pattern that may have been left behind.
Once the couch has been thoroughly cleaned, be sure to dust and vacuum it every week to maintain the material between cleanings. If there are stubborn stains, call Minch Professional Cleaning Services, a prominent name in janitorial cleaning services in Bucks County, to have the blemishes safely removed.
With everyone enjoying the outdoors during the summer, they are sure to have tracked some dirt onto the family couch at one point or another. Cleaning up these messes can be a difficult task with the variety of cleaning products out on the market, the material of the upholstery, and what caused the stain. Improper cleaning can lead to worsening the stain or ruining the furniture altogether. Here is a list of tips to follow to give you a better understanding of proper fabric cleaning procedures when you take on your next house cleaning in the Princeton area.
Before you start, remove the cushions and decorative covers. Next you will want to vacuum all areas of the furniture to make sure there is no dirt that will be spread during the washing process.
Find out what caused the stain. If it was caused by food, drinks or dirt, steaming cleaning will most likely get the stains out. If caused by an oil-based element, you will need to purchase chemical-based cleaners. Next you will want to find the tag on the furniture to find out what cleaning method the company recommends using. Tags that read “W” it means you can use water-based products without damaging the fabric. An “S” means you will need a water-free solvent, which if not used properly may cause further damage. If the tag has “WS,” “SW,” or “X” on it, we recommend having one of our professionals take care of the stain as there is a greater degree of risk involved in the cleaning process.
Now that you have identified the type of stain and the best way to attack it, you can finally get to work. For the easier to remove stains, you can rent or buy a steam cleaner that will lift the markings out with ease. If you have to use chemicals to treat the areas, be sure to test it in a hidden area first to make sure you do not add to the problem. After the stains have been lifted, make sure to let it completely dry before returning the cushions to the couch.
While cleaning upholstery may seem like a simple thing to do, there are many factors that go into it. If you are leery of doing the process yourself and looking at house cleaning companies in Princeton, give the experts at Minch Professional Cleaning Services a call today.
The smell of the delicious pineapple glazed ham fills the house. Don’t forget to grab the biscuits out of the oven before they burn. The table is covered with warm delightful dishes of food you have been preparing all day. The table is set with your very best dishware and china. Everything is ready. Then you walk back into the kitchen and it hits you. Oh look at this mess! As wonderful as everything looks and smells, you realize it will not be as wonderful cleaning up the mess. Ideally a cleaning service would come in and take care of that for you, but in case that is not an option we want to give you a few tips to help you out.
Here are a few steps to help keep things in order as you go:
– Keep the refrigerator cleaned out as you go
– Keep the sink filled with warm soapy water
– Clean up each station as you go
– Try to cook cleanly
– Keep a dish towel on you at all times
– Use any wait/down time to clean up anything you haven’t got to yet
– Clear out the clutter
– Run the dishwasher as often as needed
No one wants to spend their holiday evening cleaning up. Try to keep up with the mess as you cook. Then you will be able to sit down and enjoy the yummy baked apple pie with your loved ones!
It’s no secret that accidents come along with holiday parties. Whether it is a juice spill by a child or a grown man spilling his wife’s wine, the question always comes up “what is the best way for me to remove this stain?”, especially when a professional cleaning service in Bucks County won’t be able to get there right away. I have compiled through extensive research some sure shot ways to get red wine out of carpets this holiday season.
When dealing with carpet colors like light beige or white start by blotting the wine stain with a clean cloth or paper towel quickly to absorb as much liquid as possible. Then try diluting one tablespoon of ammonia in one cup of warm water. Get the stain wet with the ammonia and water solution, allowing it to sit for about five to ten minutes. After that use a clean cloth to again blot the stain, hopefully by this time the red wine will be gone.
Another home remedy that can help is table salt; sprinkle the salt onto the stain while the stain is still wet. As the liquid is absorbed, the crystals will begin to turn red or pink in color. Leave the salt on overnight or a minimum of six hours and then vacuum. In most cases, this red wine stain removal technique will work very well. Finally, moisten the wine stain again generously with club soda, blot the stained area and then sprinkle with salt, when the area is dry pull out the vacuum and clean up the rest of the salt.
Did you ever wonder how your showerheads or bathroom faucets became so dingy and crusty looking? You may have also noticed your traditional bathroom cleaning products are not doing the job. This may be the cause of hard water.
Hard water is when your water has a high mineral content. They are formed when water absorbs these minerals through rocks or soil prior to making there way through your plumbing system. However, it is not harmful to one’s self, but can cause some serious damage to your fixtures. When your toilet or sink basin has rust, it is when iron particles are exposed to the air. You’ll see this occur in leaky faucets. As for the crusty, soap scum, buildup it is commonly the cause of magnesium and calcium in your water supply.
Not only can hard water stains leave your fixtures looking dirty and old but it can also make detergents less effective. After running the dishwasher you’ll see your dishes have unwanted spots still lingering on them even after the wash. These hard water stains, can also build up in your pipes staining everything where water comes out of such as your shower, sink and toilet.
How can you tell if you have hard water? If it lathers quickly and easily when washing your hands with soap you don’t have hard water. If you there are no suds or lathering under water than there is probably extra minerals in your water system. A very visible sign to tell whether you do or not is check all your fixtures where water comes out of.
Here are a few tips on how to get rid of hard water stains that leave your dishes stained and your faucets looking grungy:
1. Fill an empty spray bottle with half water and half vinegar
2. Spray your concoction wherever the water stains are. For example, bathroom/kitchen sinks, toilets, showerheads and fixtures.
3. After spraying your surfaces, scrub the objects with a towel to get any excess scum off.
4. If this doesn’t work, cut up some lemons and put then in the spray bottle. The natural acid from the lemon will help break apart any hard water buildup.
For those trying to rid of the hard water stains from spotting your dishes try adding vinegar in your dishwasher while the water is beginning to fill. This will help reduce any hard water stains that were left behind on your dishes and glassware.
Cleaning your household appliances can be cheap and easy. Especially with the use of pure vinegar, those hard water stains and soap scum walls don’t stand a chance. So grab your spray bottle, vinegar and water and starting getting rid of those embarrassing hard water stains.
If your cat, dog, or any animal you have pees on your carpets, removing the urine stain must be done immediately because not only will it stink, but it will most certainly leave a stain! Cat urine is the worst—its smell is very potent, and if you neglect to clean it up, the smell will linger for a while!
Removing a pet stain in your carpet works the best if you clean it up immediately! This way there will be less time for the urine to sink into the carpet causing permanent stains or damage to your carpet.
Immediately after noticing the stain and urine you should attempt to remove as much liquid and solids as possible with paper towels. Also, try not to spread the stain; you should work carefully from the edge to the center. You should take note that it is vital to not use any cleaner that has ammonia in it because most animals have a very strong sense of smell. Why is this important? Your pets may smell the ammonia (it smells like urine) and this could cause it to pee in the same vicinity all over again!
If you have a stain that has been soaking in your carpet for a few hours, these ones can be, and often are, incredibly hard to clean. However, white vinegar can be used to clean stains that have been lingering Also, carpets that have stain resistant finishes will give you more time to blot up the stain before it completely soaks into the carpet. However, don’t “over-wet” your carpet with water when you clean, use club soda (if you have it) for cleaning up the mess as quickly as possible (if it has been sitting.)