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House Cleaning done correctly

 

 

  1. Clean one room at time not the whole house

Cleaning is much easier and efficient if you pick one room at a time (dusting, vacuuming, mopping) and do the same task in every room in the house, rather than cleaning the kitchen, the bathrooms and then the bedrooms. Doing it that way prevents you from feeling like you’re in an endless cleaning cycle, starting the same task over and over again.

  1. Gather all your cleaning products in a cleaning box

Whether it’s a box, bucket or tote, having everything you need to clean in one portable place makes it much easier to get the job done. You won’t waste time looking for tools while you clean, and don’t have to worry about gathering them before you move to the next room.

  1. Clear the clutter

Before you even start cleaning, go room to room and pick up the clutter. As you pick up each item – magazines, cups bottles, old sneakers – consider whether you should put it away in the bin, or store it in a suitable place in your room.

  1. Dust and vacuum

Before you start dusting, make sure ceiling fans are turned off. Concentrate on your dusting on the tops of furniture and the undersides of shelves, on handrails, picture frames, knickknacks and TV screens. For hard-to-reach areas, like blinds and upper shelves, tie a microfiber cloth to the end of a mop or broom. Change the sheets in the bedrooms before you vacuum.

  1. Wipe mirrors and glass

Use one damp microfiber cloth, followed by one dry cloth in wiping cleans all the mirrors and glass surfaces.

  1. Disinfect countertops and surface areas

Go through your house and wipe down the hard surfaces – from countertops, appliances and cabinets to doorknobs, light switches, TV remotes and telephones. You should disinfect some of those surfaces, particularly the ones that might deliver germs to people’s fingers and faces. Make a nontoxic disinfection solution by mixing one-fourth to a half cup of white or apple cider vinegar with a cup of water.

  1. Focus on tubs, sinks and toilets

Spray cleaner on the kitchen sink then on bathroom sinks, tubs and toilets. Let it sit for a few minutes so the cleaner has time to dissolve dirt and stains. Then return to the kitchen and start scrubbing. Don’t forget to wipe down the inside of the microwave. Clean toilets last.

While in the kitchen, you also want to make sure your rubbish bins are in good condition.

  1. Sweep, then mop

Sweep the kitchen and bathroom floors. Start mopping from the farthest corner of the room and move backwards towards the doorway (that is, don’t mop yourself into a corner). Rinse the mop every time you complete a 2 foot area.

 

How to prevent condensation & mould in your property

During the winter months, many properties suffer from damp and mould growth due to condensation.

Causes and signs of condensation

Air can hold moisture – the warmer the air, the more moisture it can hold. If moist air is cooled by contact with cold surfaces, such as walls, windows or mirrors, the moisture condenses into water droplets, known as condensation.

Mould often occurs because of condensation. It appears as pinpoint black spots, usually on the side surfaces of external walls, in corners and in poorly ventilated spaces, such as behind cupboards and wardrobes.

Condensation control

The control of condensation requires a combination of sufficient heating, ventilation and insulation.

Heating

By introducing low level heating, the temperature of internal surfaces will rise and will reduce cooling of any moisture-laden air, as a result, the amount of condensation.

Ideally, low level background heating should be continuous, as any short bursts of heat may not result in a suitable rise in surface temperatures.

Insulation

Thermal insulation, such as loft or cavity wall insulation, draught proofing and double glazing, will help to reduce the amount of heat lost from a property. This will not only help keep internal room temperatures higher, but will also help to keep fuel bills down.

Ventilation

Adequate ventilation is essential to allow moisture-laden air to escape from the home before condensation occurs. Extractor fans in the kitchen and bathroom can prove very effective in reducing condensation, especially when fitted with an effective humidistat control.

How to reduce condensation

  • pull wardrobes and furniture away from walls, and keep tops of wardrobes clear, to allow air to circulate
  • close doors and open windows when cooking
  • keep lids on saucepans when cooking
  • keep bathroom doors closed when bathing, and open windows slightly afterwards
  • do not dry clothes on radiators, unless ventilation is increased
  • only use Liquid Petroleum Gas or paraffin heaters in ventilated rooms, as these fuels produce water vapour during combustion

Extreme cases

In extreme cases, try the following:

  • a dehumidifier, which extracts moisture from the air, can be bought or hired
  • wipe down surfaces affected by condensation regularly to prevent mould growth
  • mould can be removed by washing the surface with a disinfectant or a fungicidal wash. This must be used in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions.

Mould-inhibiting paints and sprays can also help to reduce the effects of condensation.

Other causes of damp

  • all accessible plumbing for leaks
  • guttering and down pipes for cracks and blockages, for example, leaves
  • overflows and waste pipes under sinks for leaks
  • possible roof leaks
  • damaged outside walls or eroded pointing
  • high garden or path levels overlapping the damp proof course

This type of damp is called penetrating damp, and generally leaves ‘tide marks’ and mould growth around the area of defect.

 

Every person deserves to live in a home that is safe.

Ministerial foreword

Every person across this country deserves to live in a home that is safe, warm and dry.

The tragic death of 2-year-old Awaab Ishak in 2020, due to mould in his family home, should never happen to another family.

The Coroner’s report into Awaab’s death describes a catalogue of failures, and a housing provider that abdicated its responsibilities to his family and hid behind legal processes.

This guidance is a direct response to the Coroner’s report, and has been developed with a multidisciplinary group of experts in housing and health. Members of the government’s expert Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants were also consulted. It makes sure that social and private sector landlords have a thorough understanding of their legal responsibilities, and of the serious health risks that damp and mould pose.

Landlords must ensure that the accommodation they provide is free from serious hazards, including damp and mould, and that homes are fit for habitation. They must treat cases of damp and mould with the utmost seriousness and act promptly to protect their tenants’ health.

As this guidance also makes clear, tenants should not be blamed for damp and mould. Damp and mould in the home are not the result of ‘lifestyle choices’, and it is the responsibility of landlords to identify and address the underlying causes of the problem, such as structural issues or inadequate ventilation.

The tragic death of Awaab Ishak should never have happened. His family’s complaints about their living conditions were repeatedly ignored – an experience that is familiar to many tenants.

This government is committed to ensuring a decent standard of housing for tenants in the social and private rented sectors. Through the Renters (Reform) Bill and Social Housing Regulation Act, legislative changes will improve housing standards. We will:

  • introduce ‘Awaab’s Law’ to set out new requirements for landlords to address hazards such as damp and mould in social homes. Following a consultation, we’ll bring these into force as soon as Parliamentary time allows
  • provide new powers for the Housing Ombudsman and change the law so that social housing residents can complain directly to the Ombudsman
  • review the Decent Homes Standard and apply it to private rented homes for the first time
  • introduce new professionalisation standards that will require senior housing staff to hold, or work towards, recognised housing management qualifications
  • introduce the new private rented property portal and give all private tenants access to an ombudsman if their landlord fails to resolve legitimate complaints

We urge landlords to read this guidance and adopt the best practices it sets out. This will protect tenants’ health and prevent avoidable tragedies like the death of Awaab Ishak happening to another family.

The Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

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Domestic Cleaning Nottingham. Is it time you used a professional cleaning service?

Top five benefits for choosing domestic cleaning Nottingham.

In today’s society we are all busy people and it seems everyone is time poor. There just seems to be so much to do. And that is usually after two school runs, a full working day, a supermarket shop and a fitness class…if you have the energy to get there. So what if domestic cleaning Nottingham could give you some of your time back?

Choosing a professional cleaning service comes with a number of benefits, here are our top five.

Number 1 – Time!

As mentioned above, this is perhaps the biggest benefit of engaging a domestic cleaning service. Imagine a world where the dusting, hoovering and mopping takes care of itself. The hours gained can be spent with family, friends or even getting to grips with a whole new hobby! It’s your time and you can have it back!

Number 2 – Tidy House, Tidy Mind!

Having an organised home with everything in place can help you live easier. When your professional or social life become too hectic, chaos can result. Using domestic cleaning Nottingham ensure that your home is regularly being maintained. This means no build up of dishes, dirt, grease and grime.

Number 3  – The Unexpected Guest….

Hiring domestic cleaning Nottingham means you eliminate the worry of the unexpected guest. Every household has experienced it! The doorbell rings and the panic sets in. Should you answer, or simply hide behind the piles of dishes and washing that is continually growing? A domestic cleaning service means this problem will be a problem no more.

Number 4 – Germ Free Bathrooms

A regular domestic cleaning service means that your bathroom can easily be kept free from mold, fungi or even viruses. You don’t need to worry abut whether you need a different product for the shower or the work surfaces, as your cleaner will sort this out for you. This leaves you to enjoy a cleaner bathroom for longer and for those that worry about germs- peace of mind!

Number 5Don’t let the bed bugs bite?

Does anyone in your house suffer from dust allergies? Domestic cleaning services use powerful vacuum cleaners which help to rid your carpets and soft furnishings of unwanted microscopic dust particles. This promotes a cleaner and healthier living environment.

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Office Cleaning Nottingham!

Are you looking for office cleaning Nottingham! Top Things To Consider!

If you are looking to engage the services of office cleaning Nottingham, then you need to ensure you are employing a highly professional and reliable service. Clean offices are important, not only for the comfort of your employees but also to project the correct image to any potential clients who may visit. Check out our top tips to consider.

Is this a professional company?

You need to ensure that the company you decide to work with take a professional approach. Ad-verts for cleaners who may only be contacted via email of gmail type addresses, are often working as individual cleaners. And whilst everyone loves an entrepreneur, the service needs to be reliable and trustworthy.

Get a referral!

Check out the businesses nearby and ask which office cleaning service they are using. Would they recommend the company? If you are working in a more remote location then you can look at re-views online to make sure you find a good service.

Meet Face to Face

Before you book your office cleaning Nottingham, arrange to meet the company face to face. You would never employ someone to work for your company without an interview, so adhere to this process when looking for your cleaning solution. Think about what is important for the company and prepare some questions. For example, how early or late can they clean? What makes them different to their competition?

Do they have good customer service?

Check this out before signing any contracts. You need a flexible cleaning service who will be able to adapt to the changing needs of your business. Check the customer service offered by seeing how easy it is to contact the company and how quickly they give answers to your questions.

Money!

The old saying about getting what you pay for is usually true! Before searching for your office cleaning Nottingham, consider your budget and how much you are prepared to spend. Think about which duties the cleaning company will be responsible for and if there are any tasks which can be done in-house.