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How To Deal With Pet Hair

You may have noticed that your little pup or kitty cat is shedding more than usual. As the seasons change so do the coats on your fuzzy creatures. Unfortunately, the hair can get annoying. You can only take so much of Mia or Milo’s fur ending up on your furniture and subsequently your clothes. Luckily for you, St Louis Cleaning Team specializes in residential house cleaning, so fur and fuzz is something we’re familiar with.

Whisk Brush
One of our secret weapons when it comes to pet hair is a whisk brush. This durable tool has harder bristles than a regular broom making it easier for you to sweep away things that tend to stick to surfaces because of friction, static, etc. We usually run this over couches and chairs a couple of times in a quick pulling motion (back to front). The hair should fall to the ground and then you can vacuum or sweep it up from there. Read more

Commercial Cleaning – More Than Just Apperance

If there’s something that all working professionals are aware of, it’s when one co-worker comes down with something, even the simplest common cold, there is a very good chance that they will spread that cold to other employees. As a result, productivity decreases while the number of sick days and missing employees increases. This can result in missing deadlines and meeting goals established by management. Read more

House Cleaning For Health

House cleaning for Health: Prevent the Flu from Spreading in Homes

 

Flu season is no joke. The muscle aches, fever, chills and fatigue that accompany the virus affect five to 20 percent of the U.S. population each year and hospitalize hundreds of thousands, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Don’t worry, your nearby expert house cleaners at The Maids have some tips to stop the flu virus from invading your home:

 

Wash Your Hands Regularly in Warm Soapy Water

For quick clean-up, use antibacterial hand sanitizer. Make an effort not to touch your mouth or nose without first washing your hands.

 

Wear Rubber Gloves When Cleaning Household Items

By wearing gloves, you will be less likely to touch your eyes, nose or mouth, which are havens for the flu virus.

 

Use Disinfecting Cleaning Products

Wipe toys, doorknobs, appliance handles, keyboards, remote controls, light switches, phones and facial tissue box covers. Viruses can live up to 48 hours on hard surfaces.

 

Wash Towels and Bedding in Hot Water with Soap

Don’t share these items until they are thoroughly cleaned if someone has been sick.

 

Change Vacuum Bags at Least Monthly

This gets rid of germs and contaminants you’ve picked up while cleaning.

 

Clean Toothbrushes

Boil for one minute in water and vinegar, run through a dishwasher cycle or purchase new brushes.


Disinfect Your Workspace

Use antibacterial wipes on your keyboard, phone and pens to avoid spreading germs at work.

 

Clean Frequently-Used Areas

Wash telephones, cabinet handles, doorknobs, light switches and refrigerator door handles using a slightly dampened cloth with a cleaning solution of mild detergent and warm water.

 

Wash Your Mops

Wash mop heads in a solution of ¼ cup bleach and one gallon water, dry thoroughly, then store. Not only will mop heads pick up germs and dirt, but they also can also grow mold and mildew if they don’t dry out completely.