Industrial cleaning is much more difficult than residential cleaning. People doing industrial cleaning jobs have larger areas to clean and often deal with tougher dirt and grime than we do when cleaning our homes.
We went to the industrial cleaning experts to see if they could share any tips that would help us with our cleaning tasks.
Tips from industrial cleaning professionals included:
• Always start cleaning at the highest point and work your way down, unless you are washing walls. When you are cleaning walls, you should clean from the lowest point to the top. This will help you reduce the amount.
• When you’re cleaning, take all your supplies with you so you can eliminate trips and save time.
• You can make an effective cleaner for use on interior walls by mixing ½ cup ammonia, ¼ cup white distilled vinegar, and ¼ cup baking soda in a gallon of water.
• You can remove scuff marks from hardwood floors and tile floors by erasing them with a pencil eraser.
• When applying the cleaner to the surface you are cleaning, let the cleaner sit on the surface for a few minutes. This gives the cleaner time to start breaking up some of the grease and grime and makes your job easier.
• An art eraser is effective for removing non-greasy marks from wallpapers that cannot be washed. Non-greasy marks are created with pencils, crayon marks are greasy marks and will require you to blend
cleaning fluid, fuller’s earth compound and cornstarch in equal amounts and then apply this to the stain. Let the mixture dry and then brush off the residue. You may have to repeat the process to remove the entire stain.
• Tie a dusting cloth to your broom and use your broom to dust walls and ceilings.
• Clean your kitchen counter with plain carbonated water. Just pour the soda on the counter and wipe it off with a clean, dry cloth.
• Moisten a cloth with isopropyl alcohol and use it to remove water spots on aluminum sinks.
• Make your kitchen appliances look like new again by polishing them with auto wax.
• You can put a few drops of vanilla extract on a cotton ball and place it in your refrigerator to eliminate unpleasant odors.
• Cleaning your refrigerator with white vinegar will prevent mold from forming. This is especially useful on the rubber gaskets around the door.