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Keeping dust mites under control


Even though they are invisible to the eye as they scuttle to and fro, dust mites are all around our homes. They can have a negative impact on your health and contribute to the level of dust on surfaces. This undesirable housemate must be kept under control by regular cleaning.

Dust mites are found in every home, and these tiny creatures live off the human skin cells that we all shed. In return, they excrete waste continually and it is these excretions that cause health problems. As a dust mite loves average levels of moisture and humidity, they will happily set up base in a family home on areas such as mattresses, bedding, furniture, soft toys and any soft furnishings that come into contact with your skin on an ongoing basis.

They can cause asthma and other breathing problems, as the excretion irritates air passages leading to respiratory problems. As bedding, mattresses and pillows are some of the best breeding grounds for the dust mite, you can often experience these breathing difficulties at night and not in the day.

To keep them at bay you need to vacuum regularly and change the vacuum cleaner bag often, especially if you have young children crawling round.

You won’t be able to prevent dust mites but keeping on top of the cleaning helps. If you struggle to clean regularly and live near Southend or elsewhere in the UK, then we have home cleaning services in the Southend area that can help. At Maid2Clean, we have an expert team of domestic cleaners in Southend to ensure you keep the dust mites at bay.




Tips For Staying On Top Of The Housework


Most households these days are extremely busy and we can become over faced by chores, allowing housework to mount up over time until it gets out of hand.  One of the biggest secrets of maintaining a clean, sparkling house is to chip away at the cleaning bit by bit.  Here are some great tips for keeping the cleaning manageable so when the time comes for you to employ home cleaners in Southend, their job won’t be as intense:

Home in on prime areas

There are certain jobs that cannot be overlooked.  These include the vacuuming of carpets and cleaning the bathroom.  There are other jobs which are ‘nice-to-do’ jobs such as re-arranging the kitchen cupboards, but these can be sidelined until you have free time. For those more strenuous jobs, why not hire home cleaners in Southend?

Take your opportunities

You’ll be surprised to see how much can be achieved on a busy schedule.  Often you only need fifteen minutes to quickly run a vacuum cleaner around or to wipe over the kitchen surfaces.  Put together a cleaning schedule to help you chip away at chores on a weekly basis.  If you can’t manage something don’t worry, you can catch up another time.

Delegate housework

Get your family involved and show children how important being clean and tidy is.  By showing children tasks such as making the bed and hanging out the washing, you are teaching them invaluable life lessons.

Use professionals

If things have got out of hand, or you simply can’t get to chores on a regular basis, then enlist the help of domestic cleaning services in Southend.  If you live near Southend, domestic cleaning from us at Maid2Clean will offer a professional service.

At Maid2Clean we provide domestic cleaners in Southend and other areas across the UK.




Keep the upholstery fresh


If you have a disaster with the sofa, never fear; there are many ways of getting it clean again.  However, firstly take a look at the label to ensure you don’t make any basic mistakes. However, if you’d prefer to leave this task to efficient home cleaners in Southend, Maid2Clean are here to answer your call.

You can get yourself into a regime for keeping your upholstery looking brand new:

•    Once a week – take a vacuum cleaner over the surface of the sofa and chairs to maintain its finish for longer.  If you get those vacuum cleaner tools out you’ll be able to get into all the nooks and crannies to ensure a super clean finish.
•    Every few weeks – take any loose covers off and clean them. If you follow the instructions left by the manufacturer you won’t go wrong and remember some covers may be dry clean only.  If they can be machine washed, put them back on the sofa when still damp.  This will help to get them back into shape.
•    Every few months – take time to clean fixed covers that are washable.  Using a gentle solution of laundry detergent or washing up liquid mixed with warm water you’ll get rid of any dirty marks.  Try an area that is hidden at first to ensure it doesn’t damage the fabric.Avoid getting the surface too wet and dry it quickly.  You can speed up the drying by dabbing the area with a dry cloth, opening the windows or using a hairdryer.

Home cleaning services in Southend can cater for all your upholstery cleaning needs.  Here at Maid2Clean, we have an expert team to provide excellent home cleaning services in Southend and elsewhere.




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.




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.





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