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Don't Let Dirty House Cleaning Tools Ruin Your Hard Work

Posted by Stephanie Zajac on Fri, Jan 15, 2016 @ 11:03 AM

Sweeping, dusting, moping and scrubbing are all essential house cleaning steps. However, dirty brooms, dusters, mops and scrub brushes can turn your cleaning efforts into a pointless ordeal. Sanitizing your tools is a must to ensure your home gets cleaner instead of dirtier. Below we've listed 5 tool cleaning procedures that will help your home stay sparkly and fresh.

Cleaning Your Broom

If you haven't cleaned your broom in a while, it most likely has a large build-up of debris and dust. Thankfully, getting rid of all that gunk is extremely simple. To begin, take your broom outside and give it a good shake. Doing so should loosen a lot of the debris stuck in the bristles. Next, fill a bucket with hot, soapy water and swish your broom around inside of it. Never allow the broom to soak in the bucket. If you do, you can weaken the broom's bristles. Once you're done swishing the broom around, take it out and rinse it with cold water. To properly dry your broom hang it up.

Cleaning Your Duster

Dust and cobwebs can easily get stuck in your duster. Removing all that debris only takes a paper bag and a generous amount of rock salt. Place your duster into the bag and sprinkle some rock salt on it. Seal the bag, and shake it for a good 2 to 3 minutes. Next, open the paper bag and empty the rock salt and dust into your trash can. Finally, take your duster outside and shake it to remove any remaining debris.

Cleaning Your Mop

Wringing out your mop and throwing it into storage until your next cleaning day will eventually lead to a very smelly situation. Instead, a good soak in hot, soapy water, followed by a hot water rinse can save your mop from any unpleasant smells. Remember to wring out your mop and allow it to dry thoroughly before storing it. If your mop has a removable head, be sure to give it a good cleaning in your washing machine. You may want to add a bit of bleach to the cycle to truly sanitize the mop.

Cleaning Your Scrub Brush

Your scrub brush fights some of your greasiest battles, which means its bristles can easily become caked in gunk. Rinsing the brush in hot water after every use and combing through the bristles can help remove all the leftover grime. Placing the scrub brush upside down in your dish drainer will allow it to dry, properly. You can also choose to run your scrub brush through your dishwasher on the normal cycle.

If a hectic life has ruined your attempts at regularly cleaning your home, you may want to consider the benefits of hiring a maid service. Whether you're looking to schedule a single appointment or you would like a more permanent arrangement, please contact us today, and we'll be happy to answer all of your questions.

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