Archives: May 2016

Cleaning is something that most people have to do on a daily basis. Whether you are a single person living alone or you have an entire family to care for, cleaning has to be done. Many people choose to use a schedule to make sure that each area is cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis. There are some areas of the home that need to be cleaned on a daily basis because of the amount of living and messes that are made there. If you are a busy on the go family you will still end up in your kitchen preparing and eating at least a meal a day. That means the kitchen has to be cleaned. The kitchen is an important area to clean after each meal to ensure that food is not left out to spoil, bacteria is not left to fester and things such as mold can’t grow. The foods that are stored and prepped in a kitchen are many times harmful if they are left out and get too warm. You can go to any store and purchase cleaning supplies that are good to use on almost any surface in your kitchen. The problem, is that some of these cleaners can have harmful chemicals and they can become expensive. If you want a solution to buying these expensive products it is to make your own household cleaners.
 

AAA Cleanco lists the ingredients needed to make your own sink scrub and granite countertop spray!

Make Your Own Homemade Sink Scrub: The sink is the place that all your dirty dishes go that are caked with leftover food and other debris. It is also where you wash your dirty hands and much more. The sink can be full of bacteria and debris that is gross and needs to be cleaned off. Once you have the sink cleaned out and the dishes washed you want to scrub out the sink as well. You can use two cups of baking soda, a few drops of lemon extract oil or whatever oil you prefer and about a tablespoon of everyday dish soap. Once you have this scrub it can be used to clean the interior of the sink and get it looking clean as well as free of bacteria and germs.
Make Homemade Surface Granite Cleaner and Polish: Have you ever cleaned your entire kitchen and looked around only to see all those awful streaks on the surface of your granite counters? They are there from whatever cleaner you used to clean them. There are some cleaners that are made specifically for granite but you can use your own simple recipe that will cost you much less. Use a cup and a half of water and add to it about a teaspoon of soap and three tablespoons of rubbing alcohol. This combination will leave the counters clean and also streak free.
 

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When you go to clean your home you probably have some kind of schedule that you follow. Many people do their cleaning and touch up in parts. Most homes are too large to do all the cleaning in one day, especially since most people don’t have time to spend a whole day cleaning. Even if you take care of the main cleaning and keep it up; well there are some areas that most people miss. They stay dirty unless you really think about them and do your best to clean them. The best way to keep up on your household chores is to have your home cleaned professionally on a regular basis. Then you can do all the upkeep in between the regular cleaning.
 

AAA Cleanco outlines the best way to clean some of the hard to reach areas in your home.

How To Clean The Ceilings: This is an area that is never really thought about but if you look around especially in the corners you are sure to see cobwebs. These cobwebs will continue to collect dust if they are not removed. The best way to clean these areas is to use a vacuum to suck up the cobwebs and clean the corners. Use the attachment hose on the vacuum to reach high up there. You want to also be sure that you use a ladder that is sturdy if your ceilings are high.
How To Clean the Inside and Top of Your Cabinets: If you stand on the counter and look at the top of the cabinets in your bathroom or kitchen, you are going to find a thick layer of dust especially if you have not gotten to this area before. You want to start by using a vacuum that will remove the large majority of the dust and debris. Then take a damp cloth with the appropriate cleaner to finish up the job. The insides of the cabinets should be emptied out and wiped down regularly to ensure there are no crumbs or food left in them that could lead to pest infestations.
Be Sure to Clean Behind The Toilet: One of the areas that is hard to get to is behind the toilet. The bad part about it is that there can be a serious amount of filth in this area and you will want to be sure that it is cleaned appropriately. A standard mop will most likely be too large to get in this area so you need to use a different method. You can use a scrub brush and some gloves to reach the area by hand and scrub away any dirt and buildup that may be behind your toilets.
 

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When you go to the store and purchase your cleaning supplies, you probably have one thing on your mind. Cleaning! It’s easy to be wowed by the promise of products that are designed to bleach, scour, polish and basically leave your home sanitized and smelling great. But have you ever wondered what is in the chemicals used in cleansers, bleach, and disinfectants that make your bathtubs, kitchen counters and floors germ-free and sparkling clean? It may come as a surprise, but many of the cleaning products that you purchase in your local grocery or hardware store contain chemicals that can contribute to poor indoor air quality and can even by harmful if inhaled or touched. Studies indicate that some of the most toxic household cleaning products can be found in homes all across America.

Effects of Harmful Chemicals in Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning products contain different levels of ingredients which can affect the type of health hazards they pose. Some products cause immediate hazards including skin or respiratory irritation, water eyes, runny noses and chemical burns, others have been associated with long-term and chronic health issues such as cancer. Some of the most dangerous cleaning products are those that are corrosive in nature such as drain cleaners, oven cleaners, and toilet bowl cleansers. Corrosive chemicals can cause burns on the skin and eyes while products such as chlorine bleach and ammonia can produce fumes that can irritate the nasal passages, eyes, throat and lungs.

Phosphates in Cleaning Products

And it doesn’t just stop when the cleaning products disappear down the drain, these chemicals are treated along with water waste and sewerage at our municipal water treatment plants before being discharged into the nearby waterways. While many of the ingredients contained in our cleaning products break down into harmless substances, others don’t and are responsible for threating the quality of our water along with fish and wildlife. In fact researchers discovered that 66% of samples from streams across the country contained traces of disinfectants. One of the most published water pollutants is phosphates. When phosphates enter our waterways and streams, they act as a fertilizer which results in an overgrowth of algae. The imbalance in aquatic plant life depletes the oxygen supply in the water which ultimately results in the killing off of fish and other marine life.

House Cleaning, Maid Services, Housekeeping & Janitorial in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, La Quinta, Coachella Valley & Riverside County California

The good news is that both science and technology allow for products that can clean, disinfect and sanitize your home using ingredients that are eco-friendly. The knowledgeable experts at AAA Cleanco use eco-friendly cleaning products to reduce the exposure of harmful chemicals to you and your family and to help preserve the environment for future generations. Contact the professionals at AAA Cleanco today and ask about our comprehensive list of residential maid and janitorial cleaning services. All of our cleaning staff are professional, highly skilled and pay attention to the smallest detail using products that designed to safely and thoroughly clean your home or business.

Save Time. Save Money. Save Yourself!

The average homeowner spends 12-28 hours a week on housework. By hiring AAA Cleanco, you could save at least 26 days out of the year to spend on much more appealing tasks! We understand that your time is valuable. With the time and energy we save you, you'll be able to appreciate the moments in life that are truly priceless. Give yourself a break. You've earned it.