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HOW TO REMOVE SOAP SCUM

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)


The Best Way to Clean & Remove Soap Scum

By Rob Lebeck


Soap scum is not just dirty soap, it's minerals from the water combined with dirt, body oils, sloughed off skin and bacteria.


BAKING SODA

Baking soda is a deodorizing abrasive that will help to remove soap scum from your shower or your tub.

· 1 cup of baking soda

· 1 Tbs. dishwashing detergent (or 1 squirt!)

· 1-2 cups of water

Mix these together in a bowl to form a paste with the consistency of pancake batter.

1. Dip a soft bristle brush into the solution

2. Apply to the soap scum and let the solution sit for about 15 minutes.

3. Scrub with a soft bristle brush until the soap scum is gone.

4. Rinse completely with hot water.

5. Wipe the area dry to help remove any remaining traces of grime.


VINEGAR

This is an acidic formula that helps to cut grease. Vinegar is also a natural deodorizer for your shower or your tub.

· 4 cups of white vinegar

· 4 cups water

· 1 Tbs. dishwashing detergent

Mix the solution together and then fill a spray bottle.

1. Spray the soap scum with the vinegar solution

2. Let the vinegar work on the stain for 15 minutes.

3. Scrub with a soft bristle brush.

4. Rinse completely with hot water.

5. Wipe the area dry to help remove any remaining traces of grime.


AMMONIA

Ammonia is alkaline and is very effective at cutting through waxy soap scum build up. The smell of ammonia is very strong, so open the window when using it.


· 1 cups of ammonia

· 2 cups water

Mix the cleaning solution in a spray bottle.

1. Spray the ammonia solution onto the soap scum

2. Let the ammonia sit on the soap scum for 30 minutes.

3. Do not allow the ammonia cleaner to dry.

4. Scrub the stain with a soft bristle brush.

5. Rinse the area thoroughly with hot water.

6. Wipe the area dry to help remove any remaining traces of grime. 


STANDARD CLEANS

1 Bed/1 Bath ............................$99.00

2 Bed/1 Bath ...........................$115.00

2 Bed/2 Bath ...........................$125.00

3 Bed/1 Bath ...........................$145.00

 

DEEP CLEANINGS

(2 to 5 additional hours of cleaning)

1 Bed/1 Bath........................... $179.00

2 Bed/1 Bath........................... $215.00

2 Bed/2 Bath ...........................$225.00

3 Bed/1 Bath ...........................$255.00

 


20% OFF DEEP CLEANINGS

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DEEP CLEANINGS

UNTIL 6-30-2018



Maintaining Porous Floors

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Maintaining Porous Flooring

By: Rob Lebeck


While there are hundreds of hard surface floor types, most fall into two general categories: porous and nonporous.

A nonporous floor does not absorb soils or moisture. These would include such floors as glazed ceramic or glazed porcelain tiles. Porous floors, on the other hand, include traditional unglazed tile and grout (both tile and grout are porous), limestone, concrete, and brick flooring. A nonporous floor is often easier to clean and maintain; however, in most healthcare and other commercial facilities, porous floors are most commonly found. The reason for this is simple: safety. The porous surface can improve traction, which can help minimize the possibility of a slip-and-fall accident.

Safety is its strong suit, but the downside of porous floors is that soil and moisture can build up in the pores, causing discoloration and a soiled appearance. As this happens, bacteria and malodor can also develop. Further, should a soiled porous floor become wet, instead of promoting safety, it can actually become quite slippery, essentially eliminating its most important attribute.

To help protect the floor and prevent soil buildup, some administrators have their floors sealed. The type of sealant used will depend on the type of floor. However, they all work essentially the same. They cover the surface of the floor with a protective film, helping to block contaminants from lodging in the pores of the floor.

The problem that arises is that the sealer begins to wear down with time and foot traffic. When this happens, the floor is left unprotected and soiling begins. Further, some facilities prefer not to apply a sealer typically because floor care is time consuming and costly. In time, the sealer must be stripped off the floor—similar to finish (wax)—and then a new sealant applied. Some facilities are also concerned about the environmental impacts of some chemicals used to perform floor cleaning.

 

Routine and Restorative Cleaning Whether a sealant is applied to a porous floor or not, the keys to maintaining these floors come down to routine cleaning and more extensive restorative cleaning. Whenever possible, vacuum porous floors instead of dust mopping. Using a backpack vacuum, for instance, soils are removed from the pores. A dust mop will remove some soils and it will also push other soils into the pores.

The floor should also be damp mopped regularly. If using a traditional mopping system, change the mop head and water frequently. Just as with dust mopping, as the wet mop is used on the floor, it becomes contaminated and can start spreading soils instead of removing them, again defeating our cleaning goal.

Restorative cleaning typically involves using a conventional rotary floor machine. The problem that arises is that such machines only clean the top surface of the floor. They cannot reach deep into the grout or pores of the floor. An alternative that can be employed is to essentially pressure wash the floors, applying water at about 1,200-psi. The water and soils are then vacuumed up, all in the same process, leaving the floor essentially dry when work is completed. While there are different systems available, those used with so called “dual surface” carpet extractors tend to be the most popular. These extractors can be used to clean carpets and then, with a change of attachments, clean porous floors.

Whichever floor type is installed in your facility, cleaning and care are paramount to protect the floor, its appearance, and the health and safety of the facility. When it comes to porous floors, they can provide years of service, help increase safety, and are relatively easy to clean and maintain…as long as the right procedures, systems, and methods are employed.




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"DEEP CLEANINGS"


ARE PRICED



FOR A SELL OUT!




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UNTIL 4/2/2018

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REMOVE MINERAL DEPOSITS & RUST FROM YOUR TOILET

Posted on February 3, 2018 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)



TIPS FOR REMOVING


MINERAL STAINS OR RUST

 FROM YOUR TOILET


by Rob Lebeck, Owner

The first thing you want to do when preparing to remove stains from your toilet is to shut off the main water valve located behind the toilet on the wall. Turn it clockwise until it stops. Then use a bucket or cup to remove as much water as you can from the toilet bowl.


If you're using a brush, use one with nylon bristles. The old-style ones with wire bristles will scratch and damage the porcelain. Or, you might even consider using a pumice stone instead of a brush -- it's slightly abrasive, but not enough to damage the porcelain. However, if you go this route, make sure there's a bit of water in the toilet to work with. The water helps prevent the pumice from scratching the porcelain.


If you're using a commercial cleanser, follow the directions on the label. But you can use more natural solutions that you probably already have at home:


 Vinegar and baking soda -- Add 1 or 2 cups of vinegar to the toilet bowl along with a few sprinkles of baking soda. Swish the solution around the bowl with your brush for a few minutes and then let it sit for about 15 minutes. Scrub the stains with your brush (or pumice stone). If this doesn't remove the stain, try adding some lemon juice to dissolve the last of it. Turn the water back on, flush and repeat the cleaning process, if necessary. 


Coca-Cola -- After emptying the bowl, fill it with Coca-Cola (yes, really -- Coca-Cola). The acids in the soda help eat away at the stains. Let it sit overnight. Flush the next day and get to work with your pumice stone or brush on the now-loosened stains.

 

Now for what not to do: Don't use bleach in the toilet bowl. It won't work on the stains and can damage a septic system. And never, ever, mix bleach and ammonia. The resulting fumes can irritate respiratory passages and can even be fatal. Don't scrub with anything metal or super-abrasive. You'll ruin the porcelain.


Another Affordable Housekeeping Tip!!




The one thing everyone seems to agree on is that you may need to apply your stain remover more than once, and be ready to apply some good old-fashioned elbow grease. You can get rid of the stains if you persevere!

 

 

 

 

 



CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DISCOUNT

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"NEW CLIENT 

APPRECIATION DISCOUNT"


If you begin regular service


(Monthly, Bi-Weekly or Weekly)


you get 20% OFF your 1st Cleaning


and save 10% for Monthly,


15% for Bi-Weekly


and 20% for Weekly


each cleaning thereafter!




CLEANING RATES

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STANDARD CLEANS


1 Bed/1 Bath ................$99.00
2 Bed/1 Bath............... $115.00
2 Bed/2 Bath............... $125.00
3 Bed/1 Bath............... $145.00



DEEP CLEANING


(Includes 2 to 5 additional hours)

1 Bed/1 Bath ...............$179.00 
2 Bed/1 Bath............... $215.00
2 Bed/2 Bath............... $225.00
3 Bed/1 Bath ...............$255.00


(DEDUCT 1/3 FROM LISTED PRICES)


DEEP CLEANINGS




UNTIL VALENTINE'S DAY!

 2/14/2018



STUDIO OR 1 BEDROOM $99.00!!!

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STUDIO OR 1 BEDROOM HOME


ONLY $99.00 !!!






MY BIRTHDAY SALE

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DEEP CLEANINGS


1/3 OFF ALL THIS


WEEK


On All Deep Cleanings booked my birthday week

~1/14/2018 to 1/21/2018~



DEEP CLEANING

(Includes 2 to 5 additional hours)


1 Bed/1 Bath ...............$179.00

2 Bed/1 Bath............... $215.00

2 Bed/2 Bath............... $225.00

3 Bed/1 Bath ...............$255.00


 

(DEDUCT 1/3 FROM LISTED PRICES)



Make your home sparkle with one of our exceptional


Deep Cleanings.  All of the holidays are over,


so a Deep Cleaning just makes good sense! 


Then you can snuggle in for the winter!



CLEAN CARPETS WITH VINEGAR

Posted on January 2, 2018 at 5:25 AM

How to Clean Carpet

With Vinegar

Vinegar has become the new buzzword when it comes to green cleaning, and this is one instance where the product actually lives up to the hype. Plain white vinegar is an amazing natural cleanser and is quite possibly the most versatile all-purpose cleaner that you could ever use. One unexpected place where vinegar is incredibly effective is for everyday carpet cleaning. As a natural deodorizing agent, vinegar freshens carpets by removing stale odors from age, food, and pet accidents, as well as any mustiness left from excess liquid of any kind. Here’s a look at how you can use vinegar to transform your carpet cleaning regimen.

Benefits of Vinegar as a Cleaning Product

Mother Nature has provided all-natural solutions for cleaning that are both effective and safe, and vinegar is one of them. Vinegar is very acidic with a pH of about 2.4 (a neutral pH is 7). This acidity means that vinegar is naturally:

• antiseptic (kills germs)

• antibacterial (kills many bacteria that cause illnesses)

• antimicrobial (kills microbes and other microscopic organisms)

• able to kill mold

Besides being able to kill numerous household germs and loosen and lift dirt from surfaces, vinegar is completely safe. Unlike most commercial carpet cleaners, vinegar will not cause any harm if ingested and is 100 percent pet and baby friendly. Vinegar is also eco-friendly, will never cause damage to plumbing systems, and is incredibly cheap. In short, white vinegar makes a very effective, economical, and ecologically wise household cleanser.

With Vinegar, It’s All in the Technique

While vinegar can make for an excellent carpet cleaner, you can’t just dump it on and wipe it up like an industrial cleaner. With vinegar, finesse is critical or you may end up damaging your carpet fibers. As with any cleaner, it’s important to test the vinegar on a hidden area before using it to clean the carpet. Using a damp rag, an inconspicuous area of carpet (inside a closet or in a corner, for example) can be moistened before applying the vinegar as if you were actually cleaning the area. Allow the vinegar to sit for a few minutes and then blot it away. After about 24 hours, examine the area for color fading or changes in texture.

If the fibers are unchanged, then you know that the vinegar is safe to use. For most types of cleaning, you will want to dilute the vinegar with water to protect the carpet fibers. Usually, the vinegar will have to sit on the carpet for a bit to maximize its effectiveness. Keep in mind that the room will smell of vinegar during the cleaning, but once the carpet dries, the smell will completely disappear. No rinsing is necessary. For more specific cleaning instructions see below.

Tips for Using Vinegar as a Carpet Cleaner

• Steam Cleaning with Vinegar: When carpets need an overall, deep down clean, plain vinegar can replace those costly and chemical-laden commercial steam cleaning solutions. If the steam cleaner has a tank where cleaning solution alone is added, it can be filled with full-strength vinegar straight from the bottle. If, however, the steam cleaner’s manual instructs you to add a certain amount of cleanser along with hot water in a single tank, the vinegar can simply be substituted in the exact amount recommended. If the manual states to use eight ounces of cleaning solution, for example, eight ounces of vinegar should be used instead.

• Stain Removal: White vinegar may be useful in removing fresh stains from food or drink spills, pet accidents, or grime tracked in from outside. It is always best to treat any spill as soon as it happens, before the stain has a chance to set into the carpet fibers. Any solid matter from a spill should be scooped up and any liquid blotted with a towel. Once almost all of the liquid has been absorbed, diluted vinegar can be sprayed or very lightly poured over the area and allowed to sit. It should then be blotted up with a clean cloth until the stain is no longer visible.

While vinegar is an effective carpet cleaner, dilution will help to ensure that your carpet fibers are protected. Again, always test an inconspicuous area first with the diluted solution before applying it to the entire carpet.

ROB LEBECK

ROB’S HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE

www.robshousekeepingservice.com

206-321-3756



 

DECEMBER PROMO

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New Client Appreciation Discount:

TAKE $25 OFF ANY HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE!

(When you schedule any regularly frequent cleaning service: weekly, bi-weekly, monthly)


STANDARD CLEANS

(Take $25 off of these prices)

1 Bed/1 Bath $99.00

2 Bed/1 Bath $115.00

2 Bed/2 Bath $125.00

3 Bed/1 Bath $145.00



DEEP CLEANING

(2 to 5 additional hours)

(Take $25 off of these prices)

1 Bed/1 Bath $179.00

2 Bed/1 Bath $215.00

2 Bed/2 Bath $225.00

3 Bed/1 Bath $275.00


MOVE IN/MOVE OUT  (Call for Exact Quote)

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206-321-3756


CLEAN SPARKLING WINDOWS

Posted on December 5, 2017 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Rob’s Housekeeping Service

206-321-3756 • Seattle, Washington • 98101 [email protected]

December 5, 2017




HOW TO GET


SPARKLING WINDOWS


EVERY TIME:


I’ve cleaned a few windows in my time, and let me tell you Windex is NOT the answer! Homemade remedies are cheaper and much more effective!


Vinegar and Lemon are both acidic and will help give you that shine you’re looking for. But we don’t stop there. Ammonia is a grease cutter and gets that exterior window grime off in a snap. Finally, cornstarch will give you a diamond like luster that will get you to notice! Throw that all together and you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood! You will also have money left over from the savings!


ROB’S WINDOW CLEANER RECIPE:


1 cup Water

1 cup White or Cleaner’s Vinegar

1 cup Ammonia

1 Lemon

2 Tablespoons Cornstarch


Using a whisk, mix the Cornstarch into the liquid mixture.


For a better result, use a rubber tipped squeegee or lint free microfiber clothes. Another excellent choice is crumpled newspaper for a lint free shine.




New Lower Rates

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NEW LOWER RATES!


1 bedroom/1 bath Standard Clean   $99.00

2 bedroom/1 bath Standard Clean  $115.00

2 bedroom/2 bath Standard Clean  $125.00

3 bedroom/1 bath Standard Clean  $145.00

3 bedroom/2 bath Standard Clean  $165.00



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