Save Time by using the Right Products
Would you like to save time whilst cleaning yourself or allow your cleaner to be more efficient by providing them with the right products to help you do that? Then read on.
Today there is an amazing array of cleaning products at your disposal. You only have to stand in the cleaning aisle of our local supermarket to realise that there is a product for cleaning just about anything from cleaning wipes, floor and surface cleaners to multipurpose cleaners and disinfectants. Oh and don’t get me started on the array of air fresheners – how many does one family need?
#1. Multi-purpose Products
If you look at the ingredients in many different named products, they are essentially the same. The multi-purpose surface cleaner is very similar to the floor cleaner, kitchen cleaner and bathroom cleaner.
Top Tip : Buy a product that you can use throughout the house. A general multi-purpose cleaner would be suitable for most rooms and surfaces within your home. Find one that you can use on the bath, the kitchen sink, the floor and on all your surfaces too. Why waste time and money using 5 products when one will do.
#2. Buy a set of microfibre cloths
These are one of the best inventions for cleaning. Use dry, with a little water or with a multi-purpose cleaner, they can be used on all surfaces and for pretty much all cleaning jobs.
Want to know how they work? (With thanks to explainthatstuff.com)
How microfiber cleaning cloths work
If you clean the traditional way, with soap and water, the molecules of the detergent that you use (shown here with orange dots) stick to and break down the dirt and grime (brown blob). When you rinse with a wet cloth (red), the water molecules (blue dots) glued to its fibers stick to the detergent and wash it away with the dirt still attached. This is old-fashioned cleaning with chemistry. Compared to a microfiber cloth, a normal cloth has relatively few fibers so it cleans in a hit-and-miss way. Dirt gets missed and detergent and water often get left behind on the surface you’re cleaning.
If you use a microfiber cloth, there’s no detergent involved whatsoever, so how is the dirt removed? Instead of detergent, we rely on millions more fibers (shown here as blue lines) that can sweep dirt away. The fibers are made of plastic and many of them attach themselves to each dirt speck with van van der Waals forces. Working as a team, many fibers apply powerful enough forces to dislodge the dirt (loosened with a small amount of water) and carry it away, leaving the surface naturally dirt-free. This is new-fangled cleaning with physics using nothing but the adhesive power of forces—cleaning mechanically and without chemicals. The dirt stays locked inside the cloth’s fibers until you wash it in hot water, which makes the fibers uncurl slightly and release their dirty content.
If you’d rather not DIY but would like our help in finding a suitable cleaner for your home, please call our Client Services Coordinator Jayne Hardy on 0117 911 5150 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. She is based in our offices in Pill, Bristol.
We have had a change of office assistants with Charlotte leaving for pastures new and Samantha Burton or Sam as she likes to be known joining us to assist with the running of HomeGleamers. Sam is going to be more than just an assistant helping us with growing the business especially in the marketing and promotion of HomeGleamers.
Sam is a local young lady having grown up in the village where we are located. She is a very bright with 13 GCSE and 3 A Levels and an AS Level. When growing up in the village she was involved a great deal in amateur dramatics, doing lots of acting and she has appeared in the BBC TV series Casualty as an extra lots of times when they filmed the series in Bristol.
They really loved her and said she had the perfect face for what they were looking for! She once spent a whole week filming and her character died. She was back a few weeks later as a new character.
We are delighted to have someone from our local village join our staff here at HomeGleamers and look forward to Sam working with us to grow our domestic cleaning business in Bristol.
Finding a cleaner – the Pitfalls Part Four:
Who supplies the cleaning products? There is often an ongoing battle of wills between different cleaning companies on the ‘value’ of providing cleaning products! There are 2 schools of thought:
1. If the company/cleaner supplies the equipment, cleaning cloths and products – are they ones you like, are clean cloths used at each property and is the equipment cleaned between homes to stop the carriage of dirt or animal hairs from one place to another?
2. If the client provide everything (yes you have to shop for it occasionally) then you choose the products you like, only your cloths and equipment is used in your home so no transference issues and your home will smell (or not) as you like it.
Cleaners Bristol – Home Cleaners Bristol offers clients the choice – most clients provide their own equipment and products.
Personally I like certain products and hate others and have had cleans by other companies in the past when I have come home and my house has been full of chemical smells – in fact I think they just sprayed the whole house with product and forgot to clean!!! I was not impressed.