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Taking care of your flooring


Hardwood floors

Keeping hardwood floors in excellent condition is critical when ensuring that you maintain the value of the flooring as well as the natural beauty of the wood. Hardwood can be easily scratched and damaged which create a dull surface appearance so it is essential to keep grit and dirt off the floor. You can keep on top of this with a regular vacuuming regime once a week or giving the floor a weekly sweep.

You need to tackle any spillages as and when they happen. If you leave liquid on the hardwood it will start to seep into the seams and joints of the wood and can lead to permanent damage. Once you clean up a spillage make sure you remove and moisture with a dry cloth.

Keeping tiles easy is relatively easy. Keep them vacuumed or brushed on a weekly basis, and then mop over using a mild floor detergent and hot water. In times when they are very soiled, repeat the mopping several times until clean.

Knowing how to clean your own property can be a difficult undertaking, yet there are people who can help. We provide full home cleaning services in Altrincham, as well as other locations around the country. Our home cleaning services are carried out by the best cleaners available, and you can be sure that when you use our home cleaning services your home will be in good hands. Home cleaning services from Maid2Clean UK can rejuvenate your home.




Getting that sparkling kitchen


A cluttered kitchen with an overflowing sink of dirty dishes is enough to make anyone feel depressed. If you let a kitchen get out of hand you can soon feel overwhelmed. However, with these tips you’ll have a sparkling, welcoming kitchen in no time:

Get all your cleaning equipment together, as this will make sure you can really get stuck into the task. You’ll need a general kitchen cleaner, some cleaning clothes, scrubbers and sponges, paper towels, an oven cleaner, rubber gloves, a dustpan and brush, mop and bucket, floor cleaner and a vacuum cleaner.
While the dishes soak, use the time to clear and wipe the counter tops. Also, return items to the cupboards, fridge and pantry. Throw any rubbish away.

If you have a dishwasher, put those items that can be safely washed in the appliance and start it up. Leave any heavily soiled dishes to be washed by hand. If you don’t have a dishwasher, enlist the help of family to wash, rinse and dry.

If you don’t have time to tackle big kitchen jobs, you may want to consider using home cleaning services. We offer house cleaning services in various localities, including Northwich, Kent and other areas. At Maid2Clean we offer professional house cleaning services in Crewe and Altrincham to Croydon and Stoke on Trent. Some people may feel strange about hiring a service to clean their home, but house cleaning services can make a real difference, and make it look better than it may have done in years.




Tips for tackling those chores you love to hate


Keeping your home clean and pristine can seem like a full time job. In our busy lives we often only have time to skim the household chores, often leaving some of the nitty-gritty cleaning until it becomes a major project. Here are some tips for tackling some of the least loved elements of cleaning at home:

Greasy roasting pans

Everyone hates cleaning ovens and the roasting pan can sometime get neglected. Burnt-on food can be a devil to get off so simply pour in some boiling water add some biological powder and leave to simmer for around 10 minutes. The grease will then come off with minimum effort.

Finger printed stainless steel

Stainless steel counters and surfaces can look stunning when clean but often they get covered in greasy marks. A micro fibre cloth can remove them quickly so that they shine once more.

Food encrusted microwaves

We’ve all done it; You overheat a favourite curry and it explodes in the microwave. The microwave is now encrusted with a curry mess that seems to be welded onto every surface. However you can quickly get rid of the debris by putting a small dish of lemon slices and hot water into the microwave and turning it on for 5 minutes. The steam created will soften the food stains and the lemon will leave a lovely citrus fragrance.

If you simply don’t have time to keep on top of these chores then domestic cleaning services in Manchester can help you to keep a clean home. At Maid 2 Clean we have home cleaning services available through the Manchester area.




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.




Tackling your leather furniture cleaning


One of the most overlooked areas of cleaning is that of leather furniture, and yet with regular attention you can prevent it tarnishing through mould and daily grime. These more specialist areas of cleaning can be dealt with professionally by a home cleaner in the Northumberland area, providing you with peace of mind. Here are some tips to keeping your leather looking brand new:

General cleaning care

These general tips can be used to maintain all types of leather. Firstly, always position any leather furniture or accessories away from the sunlight. As leather can mould very easily, it needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. The best cloths for the job are soft, micro fibre cloths which can be used to clean, using a good quality leather cleaner. Choose a leather cleaner that will preserve the natural oils in the leather, as these lubricate the surface, and prevent cracking and discolouration.

Avoid any cleaners that could remove these important oils, and never use cleaners that leave an oily residue, as this can cause the leather to become infected with bacteria. If possible, test your leather cleaner on a small patch that is not visible to the eye.

Removing tough spots

If you have dirt spots on the leather sofa, for example, try cleaning the area using a cotton swab that has been dipped in some alcohol.

At Maid2Clean, we have a professional team of domestic cleaners in Northumberland, who can help you with all your general and specialist cleaning.




Keeping kitchen surfaces shining


If you want to ensure you have an attractive kitchen, it is essential that you keep the work surfaces in tip-top condition. Its not just about creating a good looking kitchen either – the kitchen is a place where you need to maintain high standards of hygiene, and it requires attention on a regular basis. For those in the North West, home cleaning services throughout Bolton and Rochdale can help.

General Surfaces

Daily, you should try to clean as you go. Clean with a mild detergent or an anti-bacterial one. You can mix a cleaner with water in a spray to make it quick and easy to apply. Most of the handling of food happens here, so maintain high standards of cleanliness.

Kitchen tiles

The tiles around the kitchen can often be overlooked, but they can quickly become smattered in grease and grime. With regular cleaning, using a mild cleaner, they will shine. If you have grouting, use a mixture of bleach and water in a 1:4 ratio, and use an old toothbrush to remove any staining.

Stainless steel surfaces

If you have stainless steel surfaces, they can quickly look dull and grimy. Once cleaned they can shine brilliantly – but you’ll have to deal with fingerprint marks. Use micro fibre cloths with a small drop of baby oil to wipe any finger prints away. Only use non-abrasive cleaners to avoid scratches.

At Maid2Clean, we offer a range of domestic cleaning services that can be accessed locally in your area, including domestic cleaning in Bolton and Rochdale.




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.





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