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Domestic cleaners in Croydon make dirty ovens history


Cleaning the oven is for many the absolute worst nightmare, so here are some tips for getting it gleaming if you’d prefer to tackle it yourself rather than employing the services offered by domestic cleaners in Croydon.

Non-caustic approach:
Use bicarbonate of soda which has been mixed with water into a thick paste.  Take the paste and then smear it over the sides of the oven ensuring everything is covered.  Leave the paste to work its magic overnight and then in the morning roll up those sleeves and get scrubbing with a scourer.

Caustic approach:
This is less work but you’ll need to make more preparations.  Get together a bowl of ammonia bleach and warm water.  You’ll need to wear a respiratory face mask, protective clothing, rubber gloves and also cover the surrounding area.  Take out the oven shelves and use the solution to cover them.  Once covered seal the trays in a plastic bag like a bin bag.  Spray the oven with the same solution.

After several hours you can take a hose to the trays and wash away the solution making sure no pets, plants or children etc can come into contact with the solution.  Then give them a good wash with soapy water.

Next rinse the oven thoroughly with clean water.  If you are asthmatic or pregnant, find someone else to do the dirty work.  Keep pets and kids away, too.

If that all sounds far too much graft, then there is an even better solution.  Domestic cleaners in Croydon can do the job for you!  Here at Maid2Clean, we offer a professional and efficient service based on almost 2 decades of experience of home cleaning services in Croydon.




Cleaning your antiques


If you have some treasured antiques, you will want to ensure that they stay well maintained and clean to show them off at their best, and to ensure they keep their value. Home cleaning services in Southend may be of assistance in this area, particularly the exceptional service offered by Maid2Clean.

There are some steps you can take to keep antiques in good condition yourself, however, if you would prefer to give maintenance a try yourself.  Central heating can be a problem because of the changes in humidity.  For wooden antiques this spells trouble as wood naturally expands and contracts according to humidity levels.  Over time this can make an antique warp and crack.

Protect them by ensuring there is plenty of fresh air in the room. When it comes to cleaning, always use a clean duster or cloth.  You can use orange oil on wooden antique which creates a lovely polished finish.  It won’t leave a waxy residue and is without silicone or linseed oil.  Aerosol sprays should be avoided as they contain agents that can damage your antiques such as silicone oil.

Every few months use a high quality wax paste.  Don’t wax too often as it can create a dull finish and make the furniture a magnet for dust.  With thorough waxing you will see an improvement to the look of the grain and colour of the wood.  It also acts as a protective layer. Take a small amount and use circular motions.  Let the wax dry and then buff it off with a clean duster.

At Maid2Clean, we have domestic cleaners in Southend that can tend to your antiques and any other domestic cleaning requirements. The experience we have gained over the years has enabled us to give the best advice and services when it comes to domestic cleaning in Southend.




Get squeaky clean windows


Cleaning windows can be a trial and you may often ponder over how domestic cleaners in Croydon get that streak free finish.  There are some basic tips to learn that can make sure you too have the prefect gleaming windows.

The first important step is to buy a high quality squeegee.  They can really make the difference between a smudged window and a sparkling one.  A good squeegee is has a rubber blade which is soft and pliable and has no imperfections.  There are replaceable blades so when one starts to wear out you can simply swap it for a new one.

The next top tip is to make sure you clean you windows on a cloudy or cool day.  If you have no choice, but to wash windows on a sunny day make sure you tackle them in the morning.  Heat is your enemy here.

Next use a lukewarm bucket of water and add to it a few tablespoons of white vinegar.  Use a sponge to wet the window and with the slightly abrasive side then clean off any fixed dirt and grime.  Make sure you have no rough patches as this is what causes your windows to smudge and cloud.

Rinse the window and take your squeegee to remove any excess water.  Use the squeegee by placing it at the top corner of the window and pulling down smoothly.  After each sweep dry your squeegee blade.

If cleaning windows is a chore you’d rather leave to the professionals, at Maid2Clean we can handle all of your domestic cleaning in Croydon professionally and efficiently. We pride ourselves on being experienced professionals in this industry, and should be your first port of call for cleaning services in Croydon.




Snuggle up this winter with sumptuous soft furnishings


As the winter weather drives us to hibernate indoors, people tend to make their home cosier by adding warm, soft furnishings in tactile textures and fabrics.  The Daily Mail has recently reported that this time of year is a favourite for updating the home and adding luxurious soft furnishings.

Kick back on luxurious velvets and snuggle with soft wool and smooth felts to enjoy that homemade winter meal in front of a roaring fire.

To make the winter months more enjoyable and to prepare the home for your family spending more time indoors, why not enlist the help of domestic cleaning services in Southend?  These domestic cleaners can help to prepare the home and carry out those heavy duty tasks that you simply don’t have the time or energy to do.

They can professionally and efficiently tackle those dreaded jobs such as carpet cleaning, so you can relax and enjoy a night in by the fire with your favourite DVD.

To further enhance the home, you could also look into hiring specialists who have a wide range of inspiring, vintage-styled products.  Unusual finds that reflect your personality and accentuate your décor are great additions to the winter home.  Seek out hand made pieces, embroidered footstools and knitted cushions to authenticate your winter home.

Maid2Clean offer professional home cleaning services in Southend and can keep sumptuous upholstery and luxurious soft furnishings in their best condition for you to enjoy.  Carpets will be maintained in pristine condition and if guests do make a mess, you have the relief of knowing that we’re on standby to help you.




Party throughout Christmas stain free


Christmas is upon us, and at this time of year it is always a good policy to know how to remove red wine stains from soft furnishings and carpets.

Christmas is the party season and more people choose to celebrate at home with friends and family.  This is a prime opportunity for those red wine disasters to happen.  As the house gets fuller, the chances of accidents increase and red wine can be extremely difficult to remove.  However, you can avert any permanent stains by quick action ensuring that you keep beautifully clean carpets.

Maid2Clean offer expert advice and cleaning services; we would recommend pouring white wine on a red wine stain to remove it, but bear in mind that you should not use too much white wine on the spillage as this can cause the carpet to shrink.  If you feel uncertain tackling stubborn stains, consider the use of domestic cleaning in York to ensure your carpet comes up pristine.

Another great stain remover for red wine accidents is to use salt as a carpet cleaner.  Soak up the red wine by pouring salt over the affected patch of carpet, and then leave the salt to fully dry before you vacuum the excess away.

The key to both methods is to react as quickly as possible.  The stain will worsen if it is left to dry and can create permanent staining.

If you don’t notice a spillage straight away, then consider contacting home cleaning services in York to deal with the problem.





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