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Thursday, 14 January 2016

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How to Make Homemade Cleaning Solution?
Cleaning is one of the most important primary tasks that one has to ensure is done using the right cleaning solution. Homemade cleaning solutions in Singapore are used for cleaning carpets, windows, doors, bathrooms and floors. Some companies also use these homemade solutions for cleaning their offices.
Maintaining cleanliness in your home is the best way to protect you and your family from acquiring health related problems. Cleaning your home is not just a routine to follow daily. You do not have to keep buying cleaning products from the stores or from the internet again. You can now learn how to make your own cleaning solutions and save yourself from the harm of commercial cleaning products . Discussed below are the benefits of using the products and comprehensive details on how to make homemade cleaning solution.
These are some of the benefits for making your own homemade cleaning solution.
Easy to Make: If you are worried about how you can make your own cleaning solution because you do not know how to do it, then throw away the doubt through the window because making cleaning agents is actually very easy. You only need to mix one portion of vinegar or ammonia with four portions of water in the same measuring unit. Put the resulting solution in a container. It is so simple that anyone can be able to make it within a couple of minutes.
Effectiveness: It is cost effective as you can be able to make the product on your own instead of spending money on commercial cleaning products. Using a vinegar, baking soda solution is effective as it ensures no stains remain on the cleaned surface. The homemade cleaning solution is also effective in the removal of dust and dirt.
It’s cheap: One of the advantages of making homemade cleaning solution yourself is that you can save a ton of money. Commercial cleaning solutions are expensive and measured in small quantities. The savings made can therefore be used on other expenses. Products for making cleaning solutions are very cheap and you can trust them to give you the same results as commercial cleaning products.
Improved health: As a result of better cleaned surfaces your home becomes germs free. Most diseases are related to bacterial infections and as you clean your home well the chances of bacteria remaining on the surfaces are reduced.
No harmful effects on the environment: Strong ingredients in the commercial products that can be very dangerous to those who use them and also to the planet, making your cleaning solution can help protect your family and save the planet. Some commercial products can be very harmful to the environment. Homemade cleaning solutions do not have severe effects on the environment. This is because the products used are eco-friendly and are also safe to the surroundings.
General uses: Homemade cleaning solution can be used for many cleaning works like they are used for floors, carpets, windows as well as doors but with commercial products, you have to buy products for specific works like for carpets you buy products related to the carpet alone and for the bathrooms you get products for the bathroom only. This increases the total cost of buying detergents.
Making Home-based Cleaning Solution
The most important thing about making home-based cleaning solution is that you can find most of the ingredients at home.

These include:
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Ammonia
- Rubbing alcohol
- Lemon
These are some of the ingredients used to clean kitchen, bathroom, floors and other features in the home like windows.
For general all-purpose cleaning solutions,
- Fill spray bottle one-third full with white vinegar, add clean water till it is nearly full.
- Put 10 drops of your preferred essential oil (orange, lemon, eucalyptus or tea tree which are good for bathrooms and kitchen). The solution is good for mirrors, tiles, worktops and house appliances. You can spray the solution and leave it with no need to rinse.
- Put 10 ml of this solution to a bucket of warm water for cleaning hard floors.
Heavy- duty spray
These are solutions for greasy areas like the back of a hob, between tiles or kitchen cupboards.
- Mix 30ml white vinegar with a teaspoon of borax on a bottle of 500ml.
- Fill the rest of the space with hot clean water and shake well.
- Put 5 drops of essential oils (3 of lemon and 2 of lavender) and add a teaspoon of liquid castile soap.
- Shake well before you use the solution.
If you are using this product, wear rubber gloves that are used when using borax. Do not use it near food or inhale it. It is safer than other conventional products but has some elements of toxicity in small amounts.
- It can be used to clean very tough, greasy areas like the cooker hood.
- To use it in cleaning the cooker hood filter, put 100g of borax to a sink full of hot water. Allow the filter to soak for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse with cold water.
General cream cleaners
Using a bucket with a lid, Put 90g of baking soda with one litre of water, 5 ml of liquid castile soap and 6 drops of your preferred essential oil
The cleaning solution can be used to clean bathtubs, tiles, appliances and anywhere in the house you want to make fresh and clean. Remember to shake the solution well before use.
Baking Soda crystals
This is another great solution to clean greasy areas in the house.
Put 200g of baking soda crystals in the sink and add hot clean water with a drop of dish washing liquid. Do not put too much as it will make too much form.
Wear rubber gloves and soak the cooker hoods for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse.
Homemade cleaning solutions are of great importance to most home owners and even to the environment. It is advisable to try these solutions which can help you manage your budget well, make your surfaces extra clean, protect your family from diseases, make your home look more attractive and fresh, protect the environment and can be used for general cleaning purposes. With this information you are now in a position to start making cleaning solutions in your Singapore home using lemon, baking soda and vinegar among other ingredients as discussed above.


Wednesday, 6 January 2016

How To Find Reliable Carpet Cleaning Specialists?

Singapore is one place you cannot stay without the need of maid services, laundry services, carpet cleaning or even aircon cleaning. However, people tend to overlook carpet cleaning services because it seems to be DIY project and we all have a vacuum cleaner at our homes. But to maintain the original look of your carpet, you need to think more than just vacuuming.

It is very tough to get a properly skilled people, when it comes to carpet cleaning services, but tough at it is, the last thing you should do is hire undependable carpet cleaning services. So, how do you get a reliable carpet cleaning specialist?

The first thing to do is establishing a comparison base by doing thorough research. To do that you need a list of qualities you believe are essential for a reliable carpet cleaning specialist. These are; reputation, experience, tools and types of equipment used, methods of cleaning, certification and everything else you deem vital.

1. Reputation /credentials
The first thing to take care of is establishing a company reputation. Reputation is everything when it comes to reliability. You can find their reputation by requesting referencing from them. If they have been in business for sometimes, a carpet cleaning specialist should be able to provide a list of the people they have worked for. If you can call the references and ask how they worked, were the technicians courteous? What is it that they didn’t do best? This information should help you know who you are hiring, what to expect from them and what not to expect from them.

You have to remember that you are letting strangers in your house, so checking a company’s reputation should not be taken lightly. You can also check the companies review online or even ask friends who have used the services before. Friends are most likely going to give you the honest reviews than any other source.

2. Experience 
The carpet cleaning expert experience matters a lot. An experienced specialist knows what it means if they aren’t reliable to their customers. Carpets are of different materials, types, and different methods of cleaning are done to each and every of these types. An experienced specialist is mostly likely going to use the best-preferred method to your specific carpet using the right latest techniques. So, find out, how long they have been in business and, if possible, check the testimonials and reviews to get proof.

3. Method used to clean the carpet

There are usually five principles of carpet cleaning. These are 

• Dry Soil Removal: Removing the soil in your carpet should follow a set cleaning standard. The first thing a specialist should do dry soil removal
• Soil suspension: soil suspension has four characteristics; chemical (detergent) application, using temperature or heat to speed up the chemical reaction, agitating carpet fibers to distribute chemicals on it and lastly dwell time for complete chemical reaction.
• Soil extraction: A common method used to extract soil is steam cleaning (hot water extraction)
• Grooming: This eliminates matting of carpet or mat and distributes any cleaning agent.
• Drying: The ideal time to dry a carpet is 6 to 8 hrs. Your carpet specialist can use air mover, ceiling fan or the outdoor environment.

The best carpet cleaning companies should apply all these principles. If a specialist uses a shortcut to any of these principles, then results will be diminished. Make sure you ask the method of cleaning they are using to make sure they understand what they are doing and for what reasons.

4. Cleaning tools, products, and equipment
Professional carpet cleaning is very important especially for people with children and pets. Although the carpet may be cleaned professionally and very clean, not all specialist use hazard free chemicals (detergents) in their carpet cleaning services. You need to establish the kind of products that will be used to clean up your carpet to ensure that they are safe for the crawling children and pets.

5. License/certification
Ask the type of training the specialist has received. A reliable carpet cleaning specialist should have the necessary certification needed to carry out carpet cleaning services. IICRC Is the most common training school, but there are other certifications to look for in the cleaning and restoration industry.

All these factors should be considered in your comparison list. They will determine the kind of company that is reliable and trustworthy. Find a cleaning specialist from your list who meets your requirements. Do not just call them and do all your research online, you should pay them a visit.

As soon as you enter their office, you can be able to get an idea of what their staff are like; Are they friendly and happy to serve you? Friendly staffs are most like to be trustworthy and very reliable. If you allow them to come to your home or your office, they should show some work ethic, you do not want to bring burglars into your own home.

Don’t Just go by price. 
If you really want a reliable cleaning specialist, do not hire the one with an unreasonable low price/bid. Some of these specialists offer low price just to step into your door, and you know what that means. Your focus should not be concentrated on the price rather the services they are offering, the equipment being used and the method of carpet cleaning. Do not get me wrong, low price is better, and preferred, but extremely low price typically means shoddy work. A reputable company cannot be able to stay in operation by offering low price deals.

To assess the reliability of a carpet cleaning company, ask good question before you hire them, There are a number of questions you can ask, For instance,

• Does the price quoted include special kind of treatment like enzymes for pet stains, carpet protection application? Many at times these treatments comes at an additional price.

• Will you use low or neutral PH treatment? Sometimes the method used for example high PH treatment, clean well but my make the carpet magnet to dirt and have a crunchy feel.

• Do you have a guarantee? A reliable carpet cleaning company should be able to offer some kind of guarantee. Ask about the guarantee time before you hire them, so that you can be sure to call in time in case there is a problem.

If you follow these few tips in your search for a reliable carpet cleaning specialist, you will surely get the value for your dollar.