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April 2016

Cleaning Your Kitchen, Quickly and Efficiently

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Once a day

  • Wipe down the sink after doing the dishes or loading the dishwasher
  • Wipe down the stove top
  • Wipe down the counters
  • Sweep, Swiffer, or vacuum the floor

Once a Week

  • Mop or use the Swiffer on the floor
  • Wipe the cabinets and all appliances
  • Wipe the inside of the garbage can

Every Season

  • Empty and scrub the inside of the refrigerator
  • Empty and clean the insides of the utensil drawers
  • Scrub the outside of the cupboards
  • Clean the stove-hood filter and racks inside of stove

 

 

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Five Things to Clean When You’re Sick

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Uh oh, here comes the sore throat, and then the dreaded cough. Sadly, at least once a year, most of us get sick. However, how can you make sure that you don’t spread it around to the rest of your family? Here are five important things you can do:

1. Wash your hands! You want to do this with warm water, at least for 30 seconds.

2. Bathroom: Wipe down all handles and fixtures in the bathroom (sink handles, toilets, etc.

Electronics: Wipe down all remotes, video game controllers and game systems with an alcohol wipe or a mild disinfectant.

4.Living Rooms and Other Areas: Wipe down all door handles and light switches and any areas that may have been contaminated by dirty tissues.

5.Bedding and Blankets: While sick replace pillow cases once a day and wash all bedding, blankets, comforters, etc. when the sickness has passed.sick

 

If you do these things, hopefully this will stop the sniffles from spreading to everyone! Also, if you have kids, don’t forget to wipe down all toys and if it is a stuffed animal, see if you can wash it with a soft rinse cycle in the washing machine.

Filtration Soiling

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Have you ever noticed dark, dirty areas along the edges of your carpet?

This is a common problem known as filtration soiling.

What Causes Filtration Soiling?

The carpet in your residence or business acts as an air filtering mechanism, catching pollutants from the environment such as dirt, dust, smoke, pet fur, cooking residues, and ash from fireplaces. Filtration soiling occurs as a result of this debris collecting and settling along carpet edges. In buildings that have convector systems instead of air ducts, the soil filtration is a result of air drafts.

For example, elevators moving up and down, cause air drafts throughout the building. The same is true for windows or anywhere air is flowing.

So How Do I Prevent It?

Prevention is often better than the cure, so here are some tips to help minimize the problem.

Clean Air Ducts

For starters, if your residence or business has air ducts, keep them clear of dust and debris. Cleaning your air ducts at least once a year can minimize unwanted substances from being spread throughout the space.

Change Filters Regularly

The general rule is to clean or change your filter every two to three months, depending on how often you run your heat and air conditioner. Some filters are reusable; others need to be replaced. It’s a good investment to buy a high quality filter and check the instruction manual on the longevity. The more regularly you clean or change the filters, the lower your chances of air pollutants escaping the filters and spreading through the air ducts.

Eliminate the Causes

  • Place doormats at every entrance to minimize any dirt tracking from outside.
  • For your residence, ask family members and guests to smoke outside. If you own a business or residential complex, consider investing in an air door or air curtain. This device prevents smoke and other contaminants from entering the building. In addition, installing double doors at entrances will minimize air drafts.
  • Vacuum and dust on a regular basis to keep your home as pollutant-free as possible.

We Can Help

If you are experiencing filtration soiling, we can help. Give us a call!

 

 

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