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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.

How to Clean Your Leather Couch

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.4597180158
  • 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.

 

 

How to Safely Clean Your Oven

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, you are probably thinking about giving your oven a good cleaning before cooking a feast in there. While you may be tempted to use your oven’s self-cleaning function, we recommend that you avoid using it as they can lead to it breaking and your oven needing more than just a good cleaning. Another option would be to use powerful chemicals to eat through the grime. They will get the job done, but you will have to be sure to get all of cleaning agent out as lingering residue could ultimately be cooked into your next meal. With over 25 years of providing house cleaning to Buck County residents, our preferred way of cleaning an oven is by using products you already have in the kitchen.

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For the process, all you will need is baking soda, white vinegar, water, and a dirty oven. Before starting, you will want to remove all accessories from the oven, so there are no obstructions. Next, you will need to make the cleaning agent. It requires a half cup of baking soda and a couple of tablespoons of water. Once they have been mixed into a spreadable paste, you are ready to coat the interior of the oven with the mixture. Be sure to rub the pasty mixture into the grime and avoid coating the heating element as that will likely damage the unit. After the oven is completely covered, let the paste sit overnight or for at least 12 hours.

Once the appropriate time has passed, the oven is ready for the next step. With a damp cloth, you can start removing the dried mixture. To make sure that you get all of the baking soda out, spray some white vinegar on the leftover baking soda. The vinegar will cause the mixture to foam into an easily removable substance. After removing all of the mixture, go over the area with a cloth dampened with some of the vinegar to give it a final once over and get it shining. Now you can put all of your accessories back in the oven.

As one last tip to get your house smelling great, pour two tablespoons of vanilla extract into a skillet and then place it in your newly cleaned oven. With the oven set at 300 degrees, let it bake in there for an hour. After about twenty minutes, you will notice a delicious scent filling your house. To have your oven and the rest of your house cleaned, contact one of the cleaning companies in Buck County.

Tips for Tackling the Dinner Mess While You Cook

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!

Holiday Special

With the holiday season in full swing, many families are gearing up to play host to Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. This requires prepping and cleaning up to make the home look presentable when guests arrive. For the Thanksgiving holiday, Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC is pleased to announce they are now offering a cleaning special to help their valued clients focus on preparing a delicious dinner.

The special being offered totals $100 in savings. When making an appointment before December 31, 2013, clients will receive $50 off an initial deep cleaning lasting a minimum of four hours. A deep cleaning includes thoroughly going through all areas and rooms of the home, washing, scrubbing, vacuuming, and cleaning every inch of the house. A professional cleaner from Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC will conduct an initial walkthrough and then proceed to move from room to room washing any and all woodwork, including doors and doorknobs. They will make sure the windows are washed, the blinds are cleaned and in order, floors are polished to shine, and all light fixtures are cleaned as well. With the deep cleaning the team is able to provide the perfect setting and a fresh aroma for hosting company on the holiday.

Once clients experience the cleaning process that Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC offers with their $50 savings, they will receive $10 off each of the next five maintenance cleanings. Maintenance cleanings will touch up the home and the cleaners will dust, vacuum, scrub and sanitize all rooms, while thoroughly cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms.

To hear more about the holiday special from the premier cleaning service in Bucks County, or to inquire on making an appointment for an initial deep cleaning, please call 215-949-2154 or visit their website today. To take advantage of this limited time offer, appointments must be made before December 31, 2013.