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January 2017

What Isn’t Being Cleaned in your Kitchen?

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Is your kitchen a clean one? You may be thinking, “yes, I clean it once a week.” However, just wiping down your kitchen with disinfectant might not be thorough enough; especially if it is a commercial kitchen, like a restaurant. For commercial facilities, getting your kitchen properly cleaned regularly is essential to safety, health regulations and fire prevention.

What should I have professionally cleaned and why?

  • Hood/ Vents: Grease removal of the hood and vents in your kitchen reduces the likelihood of fires and damage.
  • Floors: Food particles, spills and grease build up on the floors of many kitchens. Getting them cleaned regularly helps prevent slipping hazards and injuries. One common option is to give them a deep, high pressure steam cleaning if you have tile and grout. This helps to remove the particles and buildup between the creases and on the surface of the floor.
  • Walls: tend to hold grease and airborne pollutants. Usually walls in a kitchen can also be pressure washed with de-greaser to help remove the buildup.
  • Ceilings: venting and piping in the ceiling can become soiled with bacteria, mold and dust, if exposed.
  • Freezers/ Coolers & Appliances: getting freezers and coolers cleaned regularly can help eliminate odors from food that is lingering and will keep your appliances energy efficient.

Shaving Cream As a Spot Cleaner?

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Here’s a little known but very effective tip for treating spots on carpet.


Most people know that when something is spilled on a carpet, prompt action is essential to avoid permanent staining. Although everyone would love to have the foresight, time, and mental energy to anticipate different types of carpet mishaps and stock their broom closets with safe and effective carpet cleaning solutions, the truth is, sometimes it is necessary to improvise.


We love it when we come across great solutions, and when we do, we check them out for ourselves and then share them with you. Here is a little-known way to spot clean carpets in a pinch, with something you likely already have on hand—foaming shaving cream. This works for most spills, even grease and oil stains.


Use an absorbent, white cloth or paper towels to blot up (not wipe) as much of the spill as possible, and then apply the shaving cream right away. Just dab a little on the stain, let it sit for about 15 minutes, and then with a damp towel, blot the shaving cream – and the stain – away. (Lifehacker). However, be sure to use white shaving cream, because menthol, colored, or even a gel based cream can cause carpet discolorations. According to Ben Valsler of Chemistry World magazine, the shaving cream doesn’t just sit on the carpet’s surface, “the foam works deep down into the pile” (Daily Mail).


In most cases, shaving cream is an effective solution. If not, applying shaving cream to the spot will buy some time to get exactly what you want to clean the spot using more traditional methods. For more specific information about cleaning spots and spills from your carpet, download our free Carpet and Interior Textiles Care Guide, and as always, we are here for you if you have specific questions or concerns.