Proper Care for Rattan Furniture

On January 14, 2016, in Cleaning advice, by admin

93-rattan-furnitureIn order for decorative wicker interior elements to serve long time and have nice appearance rattan furniture needs a proper care. Actually, care for such type of furniture implies carrying out a range of preventive measures and prevention of cracking.
Rattan furniture is resistant to moisture, so it does not require treatment with various water-repellent agents or polishes. In the manufacture rattan furniture is coated with a special water-based varnish which creates moisture repellent properties.

Perfect conditions for using the rattan furniture

- Such furniture should be used in a dry place where there is a good ventilation and heating during the winter period. The most optimal temperature is from 40 degrees to 100 degrees, and humidity – 65-90%.

- To avoid dulling and deformation of the furniture top coat, wicker furniture should not be placed next to radiators, and it should be protected from direct sunlight.

- Such liquids as gasoline, alcohol, acetone and other solvents of lacquer coatings will damage the furniture. Therefore, you should avoid the contact of these liquids with furniture surface.

- To remove dust from the rattan furniture is better with a soft bristle brush or vacuum cleaner. If the surface of the interior items becomes dirty, then you can wipe it with a soft sponge soaked in a solution of soap and water or a special detergent designed for delicate fabrics.

- You should also protect such furniture from the hot, for example, do not put on the table surface hot kitchen items, or cups with hot tea on the armrests. The coating of rattan is absolutely not intended for such purposes.

- When caring for rattan interior articles, do not use stiff, especially metallic brushes and graters, since its coating doesn’t like such mechanical impacts.

- It is also not recommended to use abrasive cleaning agents for cleaning the surface of the wicker furniture, as they may affect the appearance of micro-scratches on the surface. It is better to use some mild detergents diluted in warm water.

Removing some stains from upholstery material of rattan furniture:

· To clean the upholstery fabric of rattan furniture from stains of tea or coffee you need to moisten a  soft sponge or a cloth in a soap solution and wipe the contaminated places, then wipe already with a clean damp sponge. It is also possible to use for cleaning of such stains on the upholstery a special foaming agent, designed for cleaning carpets.

· If you have smeared the surface of furniture with upholstery with lipstick, fruit juice, a ball pen or with wine, then you can use a 10% solution of ethyl alcohol. Dampen a sponge in alcohol and wipe the stains with it, then wipe with a cloth dampened in clear water.

· Beer stains are easily removed with the help of vinegar and water. 2 tablespoons of vinegar combine with 1 liter of water and use this solution to wipe the stains.

· The wax from the candles can be removed with a knife and a vacuum cleaner. To do this, gently scrape off the wax from the surface of upholstery material and collect it with a vacuum cleaner. Then cover the wax stain with a thin paper and iron with warm iron. After that, apply a stain remover on the cloth and dry the liquid on the surface.

· If the chewing gum stuck to the upholstered material, then ice and methyl alcohol will help us to deal with this. Lay the ice cubes over the gum, and when it freezes scrape it. Now apply methyl alcohol with a sponge and dry the material.

· At least once a year, but it is better, of course, once in six months, it is recommended to wash the rattan furniture with warm soapy water. And remember, until the furniture is completely dry it is forbidden to sit on it. Drying of such furniture must be in natural way, indoors or outside but not in the sun.

· To return to such furniture its original gloss, you may apply a thin layer of oil varnish, and then a layer of colorless lacquer.

As you can see, maintenance of rattan furniture is not problematic; you just need to remember that this furniture needs your care. Therefore, carrying out the necessary procedures, you will be able to preserve its original appearance for many years. After all, furniture made of natural, eco materials have always been popular and appreciated.

Taking care of laminate flooring

On November 7, 2015, in Floor Cleaning, by admin

88-laminate-cleaningWith proper care laminate flooring is able to last for decades. There are some simple rules that will help to prolong its life:

• Daily cleaning with a special mop for laminate flooring or a vacuum cleaner.

• Selection and use of detergents according to the type of laminate flooring.

• Cleaning of heavy dirt and stubborn stains using the right techniques and means.

• Using for wet cleaning only slightly damp mop or floor cloth, as the laminate flooring is “afraid” of water.

Removing stains and heavy dirt from laminate flooring

To remove stains from laminate flooring some special cleaning sprays are recommended for use. The agent is applied to the stain, and after a few minutes, is removed with a slightly damp cloth. Then the floor is wiped dry. It is strongly not recommended to use a hard bristle brush for this purpose – you will unlikely get rid of the stain, but the structure of the laminate flooring will be damaged.
Different methods of removal are used for the stains of different types.

For the stains of:

• juice, chocolate, alcoholic beverages and fat – special cleaning sprays;

• nail polish, lipstick, ink, pencil and resin – acetone or methyl alcohol;

• chewing gum or wax – mechanical methods (after drying of the stain it should be carefully scraped off).

There are also some peculiarities for different types of laminate flooring:

Matte laminate flooring.
Such flooring becomes dirty very quickly, that is why it requires more careful maintenance and regular cleaning. To remove heavy dirt, use a special spray for matte surfaces. If you overdid with the agent, an oily film may remain on the surface, which can be easily removed with alcohol-containing spray.

• Polished laminate flooring.
On a smooth polished surface the slightest contamination is much more visible: hairs, dust and even water stains. So after cleaning it is always recommended to rub the floor using a special dry mop. Moreover, you should not walk barefoot on such flooring – the footprints are left on the surface, especially if some cream was applied to the feet before this.

Following these simple rules and recommendations, you will maintain the purity and beauty of laminate flooring, significantly prolonging its service life.

Dry cleaning of the car interior

On September 25, 2015, in Cleaning advice, by admin

82-dry-cleaning-car-interiorPersonal car is a convenient means of transportation, which is not cheap. And some people have so many business trips, that their car turns into their “office”. If you want your vehicles to serve you for many years, apart from maintaining a good technical condition, you should take care of the cleanliness of its interior. The dust and dirt, accumulated inside the vehicle, may result in allergies and cause damage to the devices. In addition, the cloudy glass or stains on them worsen visibility and cause various kinds of accidents. To avoid this, you need to perform a regular dry cleaning of the car interior yourself or to look for the professional services of a cleaning company.

CLEAN BUT NOT DAMAGE A wide range of cleaning products allows you choosing an effective tool that can remove coffee stains, the marks of lipstick or ink, without damaging the upholstery. If the dry cleaning of the car interior is performed every 3-4 months, then you will not have any problems with removing the stains on your own. Deep stubborn stains should be left to the professionals. Employees of a good cleaning company can cope with any of such problems, and the result of their work will surprise you pleasantly.

Step by step instructions for the cleaning of car interior. How to make the interior dry cleaning the most efficient? To completely get rid of dust, litter and a variety of stains a comprehensive approach is needed.

Step 1. Preparatory. Before proceeding directly to the cleaning, you need to throw away both large and small litter from the interior, get floor mats out and empty the trunk. Then you can use a vacuum cleaner for cleaning the car. It will blow the dust and dirt from hard to reach places.

Step 2. Cleaning. For cleaning the interior take several wipes, a brush and stain remover. The upholstery on the ceiling is usually softer and cleaner than other surfaces in the car. Therefore the cleaning agent must not be aggressive so as not to damage the material. Means for cleaning the car interior can be checked on a small inconspicuous area. If the color of the coating has not changed, then go ahead and proceed with cleaning. Leather seats are cleaned even without any special means, with ordinary soap and water. But later they need to be wiped with a dry cloth and treated with an agent that protects the material from cracking and fading. Stains on the fabric seats are better to be removed with the help of foamy agents and a brush. You can also use a steam cleaner.

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Furniture: Stain Removal

On September 18, 2015, in Cleaning advice, by admin

81-furniture-stain-removalContinuing to talk about office furniture, today’s article will cover some tips from the professionals on how to remove different types of stains from the office furniture.
Depending on the “recency” of the stains and their specific nature, some types of stains on upholstered furniture can be removed with the help of the materials at hand. However, if some stains are old ones and highly deep – you will not be able to do anything with them without help of a cleaning company. This is due to the fact that only qualified professionals with modern equipment and appropriate detergents can guarantee you a perfect result.

Recommendations on removing stains from the furniture:
- If the white wine was spilled on the upholstery, we recommend you to put an ice cube on the stain, and then sponge it up with a clean cloth.
- Red wine stains are much more difficult to handle. One fact is really important for this process: the stain must be recent. To get rid of such a contamination, try to apply a little bit of salt to it, and afterwards wipe it with a cloth, dampened with soapy water.
- Ink stains can be derived by means of conventional acetone or alcohol. To get rid of the strong smell after cleaning, you can simply wipe this section with a gentle detergent. This method will also help you to remove the lipstick stains.
- Beer stains are removed with the help of a weak vinegar solution.
- To get rid of jam stains, you need to put some soap solution on the contaminated area and lightly sprinkle it with salt. After performing this procedure, you should thoroughly clean and vacuum the surface.
- Wax stains can be removed by using the blotting paper and an iron. The wax stain should be ironed through the paper. If at the place of the stain some grease remains, it can be easily removed by a detergent.
- Tea sprinkling, chocolate stains are removed by liquid soap, which is easily wiped off with a slightly damp cloth.
- Blood stains should be treated as quickly as possible. To remove them use a cloth soaked in cold water. If the stain is very old – only specialists from a cleaning company will be able to help you.
- There is one more way to remove ink stains. The following procedures need to be performed: mix baking soda and water, then put the prepared mixture on the stain. To get rid of the traces of this solution, just wipe the surface dry.

Our cleaning company strongly recommends you always to pay attention to the composition of cleaning agents. Some chemicals used in such products may significantly harm the appearance of upholstered furniture. If you do not know how to get rid of various stains on the furniture and you want to remove quickly stains of any complexity, to arrange a professional cleaning, please feel free to contact our specialists at the phone numbers indicated on this website.

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Peculiarities of leather furniture cleaning

On September 5, 2015, in Office area, by admin


80-leather-furnitureLeather is the most expensive, but at the same time the most beautiful and practical material for furniture upholstery. Its usability is in the fact that such upholstery may serve for a long time, maintaining its glamour, however under a condition that proper leather furniture cleaning will be performed. And the best thing is to entrust this procedure to professionals.

Leather is a natural material, but porous, and hence it is hygroscopic. This means that any spilled liquid will be very quickly absorbed by upholstery. And if it’s a drink or wine, you should hurry up with its removal, otherwise the stains are inevitable. The protective coating, applied at the furniture factories, eventually deteriorates and upholstery becomes less protected.

But what to do, if the stains appeared after all? First of all you shouldn’t try to remove them by yourself. Most likely you will just reinforce it by using the on-hand household detergents. The best thing is to call to the cleaning company. And as quickly as possible.

However, leather furniture cleaning belongs to the high complexity services category, that’s why it requires from the specialists high qualification, professional experience and availability of special cleaning agents. Therefore, the price of the service shouldn’t be a major factor in your choice. Inexpensive so-called “professionals” offer treating the leather with wax containing compositions. But this is strictly forbidden.

There are several reasons for this. First of all, wax is very hard to be removed from leather afterwards. Secondly, this material bridge the pores, the upholstery starts to age rapidly due to lack of gas exchange. Third, leather furniture is getting dirty much quicker, as wax absorbs dirt actively. And finally, the typical for polished natural leather gloss disappears.

Thus, if you want your leather furniture to serve you faithfully for a long time, don’t tempt fate, entrust the care about it to real professionals.


Hotel Cleaning Tips

On July 11, 2014, in Hotel cleaning, by admin

54-hotel-cleaning-tipsHotels today pay a special attention to their reputation that is why many of them try to work their best. Hotel cleaning is one of the most important things, especially if the hotel managers think about future customers and the profit.

The main thing that managers need to realize is that people do not want to sleep in dirty rooms, and the cleaning staff of your hotel should understand that. Look for professional cleaning service that will help you to get a shiny and spotless establishment.

Make sure the cleaning staff realizes that the most important place in a hotel is bedroom. Make sure that trash or other items that could have been left by a previous customer are disposed of.

The bed is the most important place in the bedroom. It should get the greatest attention from your cleaners. Usually a bed is the first place that customers inspect. Make sure that all the bed sheets are clean; that there are enough pillows and comforters.

When the bed is in its’ best shape, clean other surfaces, such as television, mirrors, tables, etc.

If you find out that there are stains on the couch, bed or matrasses, get rid of them immediately.

Trash cans should be clean and each trash can should have a new trash bag.

The bathroom should be also thoroughly clean and working. Make sure that the towels are clean. Mirrors and other surfaces are spotless.

If your rooms are clean and inviting, be sure that the customers will be back!

How to Clean Your Cell Phone?

On October 25, 2013, in Cleaning electronics, by admin

26-how-to-clean-cellphoneCell phones, especially those with touchscreens, get dirty very quickly and easily. Dust, fingerprints, food stains and other unpleasant things can be found on them.

Studies have shown that cell phones are home for a greater number of more harmful bacteria than keyboard or doorknobs.

Another study has proved that infectious microbes and viruses can easily enter your body through eyes, nose and mouth.

Cleaning of your cell phone with touchscreen may seem a crazy idea at first sight, but it should be done no matter what.

The main idea in cleaning your cell phone is being gentle with it. Be careful with choosing methods and device that will be used for cleaning.

All the cloths that you will use should be soft and all the cleaners should be mild.

All kinds of wipes are designed for cleaning and disinfecting cell phones, but our experts recommend using DIY products. You may moisten a cloth with a mixture of 40% isopropyl alcohol that is available at any drug store with 60% of water. This solution will not only clean your cell phone, but it will also disinfect it easily.

There are several “Don’t” things that should be kept in mind.

1.      Don’t use a paper towel. Rough fibers can scratch the display surface. Microfiber cloth is the best one to use.

2.      Don’t use any kind of glass cleaner that contain ammonia, because these chemicals will damage an LCD display.

3.      Don’t spray water directly on your phone, just use a moisten cloth to wipe a cell phone down.

How to Remove a Sweat Stain

On August 29, 2013, in Stain removal, by admin

Sweat stains on clothes can cause respect if these clothes belongs to the athletes, but yellows stains on a white shirt of an office clerk or a bank worker, for example, destroy the idea of an accurate employee. How to remove sweat stains from the shirts, giving them fresh and pleasant look.

Nowadays there are numbers of different stain removers, but here we would like to mention some of the “helpers” that can be found in any family and home.

• In order to remove sweat stains from wool, cotton or silk products use a usual saline solution. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of salt in a glass of clean water. Apply this solution on the stains and then wash your clothes according to the instruction written on the label. It should be said that this method is more suitable for white or light colored clothes; this method must be carefully applied to the colored fabrics, not resistant to chemicals. Regular salt is also used for the removal of stains from wine, blood, grass and fat.

• Sweat stains on white clothes can be also removed with the help of ammonia solution (1 teaspoon per glass of water). Apply solution on the stain and then thoroughly wash the clothes.

• Not old sweat stains on colored fabrics can be removed with the help of vinegar or citric acid solution. To prepare the solution dissolve 1 tablespoon of vinegar or citric acid in half a glass of water.

• Old sweat stains are removed with the help of the solution of ammonia. I order to remove engrained sweat stains you can also use a mixture of ammonia liquid and ethyl alcohol in equal proportions. After applying this solution on the stains, wash your clothes at the recommended temperature using a special detergent. Ammonia effectively removes not only the sweat stains, but also stains from grass, blood, tea and coffee, grease, glue, iron and rust.

• Sweat stains from silk fabrics can be removed with the help of hyposulphate solution (1 teaspoon should be dissolved in a glass of water). In order to remove stains from silk you can also use a mixture of 10% ammonia liquid and denatured alcohol (1:1 proportion). Denatured alcohol also helps to remove stains from wool, in order to prepare a solution you need to dissolve 1 teaspoon in half a glass of water.

• In order to remove yellow stains from collars and cuffs use petroleum-based soaps and mix it with ammonia liquid in equal amounts. Apply this mixture on a stain and rinse a shirt in warm or hot water adding a few drops of vinegar in it.

• Sweat stains from collars and cuffs can be also removed with the help of a solution made from ammonia liquid, sodium chloride and distilled water in the ration of 4:1:4.

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Getting stains out of carpets

On July 17, 2012, in Stain removal, by admin

If you want to prevent permanent stains on your carpets, the rapid cleaning of spots and spills is essential. You should use an appropriate cleaning product to get rid of the stains. Always read the instructions before using any product. So, if you are ready to remove the stains, follow the procedure:

Remove any remaining solids. You can use a spoon or a putty knife to do that. Blot up the liquids with paper or terry towels. Then spray the stained area with solution. Wait 10-15 minutes for the cleaning solution to work. Repeat the procedure until the stain is removed. If spot still remains, try stain removal procedure below.

Unfortunately some spots and stains are very difficult to remove using a universal spotting solution. The spot may consist of difficult to remove materials, or it simply has been allowed to age for too long. There are two ways in which you can resolve this situation. The first option you may choose is to use the same universal cleaning solution, but in combination with a steam iron:

Spray the stained area with universal cleaning solution. Then wait 10-15 minutes for the solution to dwell. Take a towel and place it over the stained area. Place a steam iron at medium setting on the towel above the stained area. Make sure not to place an iron on towel longer than 45 sec. Repeat this procedure until the stain is removed. Then dry the area using a hair dryer. If the stain still remains you have one more option — hire professional carpet cleaning service. The cleaning service will provide you with quality work and results.

Useful office cleaning tips

On March 29, 2012, in Cleaning advice, by admin

Average American spends nearly 40 hours a week in the office. Sometimes the person is doing the jobs of two or three people simultaneously. There is no surprise that this person is overwhelmed with the amount of work that needs to be done. He or she doesn’t think about the most efficient way to accomplish a task. The person is tired and at the end of the week, when it’s time to go home, can search under piles of paper for his/her car keys or cell phone. This is not a god signs. If you want to improve the productivity of your employees, first thing you should take into account is the fact that clean office makes for a clear head. Clean and well-organized workplace will help you work efficiently. You won’t be forced to shuffle through mounds of paperwork to find the one folder you need. Everything will be in its right place. Here are few tips how to make your office clean and well-organized.

First of all get rid of junk. You should throw away the stuff that clutters up your space. Collect all magnet business cards, calendars, pens, pencils, coffee cups and just say “no” their presence on your desk. And don’t feel guilty for throwing your freebies away.

The next step is to assign a place for everything. Putting everything in its right place will help you not only find what you need in a pinch, but also clean your office in an easy way. If you get in habit putting things away, decluttering becomes a very quick and easy task. This will help you keep a few empty shelves for new item that will come into play.

If your table acts as the kitchen for your office you definitely should keep it clean. Your desk is the place where everything gets dropped. Then, you need to get to your computer fighting with all the chips and crumbs. Strive to keep your desk clean. We understand that you are busy enough and you don’t have time to stop and clean. That’s why it’s better to schedule your desk cleaning. Make it a daily routine.

If you eat at your desk, there probably can be old stains left on your desk or even electronics. You can fix this problem. Go to your local office supply store, buy some wipes that are specifically made for electronics. Wipe down your monitor and keyboard using these wipes. Try do repeat this procedure on a daily basis. This will help you keep your computer free of dust and debris.

Piles of paper is another office problem. It’s very easy to mess your desk with lots of papers. Not to resolve this problem it’s better to prevent it. Set up a system of file folders. Clearly label them and make it a habit to use them.

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