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Save Time By Using The Right Cleaning Products

November 25, 2016 - Graham Rogers

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Save Time by using the Right Products

Would you like to save time whilst cleaning yourself or allow your cleaner to be more efficient by providing them with the right products to help you do that?  Then read on.

Today there is an amazing array of cleaning products at your disposal.  You only have to stand in the cleaning aisle of our local supermarket to realise that there is a product for cleaning just about anything from cleaning wipes, floor and surface cleaners to multipurpose cleaners and disinfectants.  Oh and don’t get me started on the array of air fresheners – how many does one family need?

#1.  Multi-purpose Products

If you look at the ingredients in many different named products, they are essentially the same.  The multi-purpose surface cleaner is very similar to the floor cleaner, kitchen cleaner and bathroom cleaner.

Top Tip :  Buy a product that you can use throughout the house.  A general multi-purpose cleaner would be suitable for most rooms and surfaces within your home.  Find one that you can use on the bath, the kitchen sink, the floor and on all your surfaces too.  Why waste time and money using 5 products when one will do.

#2.  Buy a set of microfibre cloths

These are one of the best inventions for cleaning.  Use dry, with a little water or with a multi-purpose cleaner, they can be used on all surfaces and for pretty much all cleaning jobs.

Want to know how they work? (With thanks to explainthatstuff.com)

How microfiber cleaning cloths work

Chemical cleaning

If you clean the traditional way, with soap and water, the molecules of the detergent that you use (shown here with orange dots) stick to and break down the dirt and grime (brown blob). When you rinse with a wet cloth (red), the water molecules (blue dots) glued to its fibers stick to the detergent and wash it away with the dirt still attached. This is old-fashioned cleaning with chemistry. Compared to a microfiber cloth, a normal cloth has relatively few fibers so it cleans in a hit-and-miss way. Dirt gets missed and detergent and water often get left behind on the surface you’re cleaning.

Mechanical cleaning

If you use a microfiber cloth, there’s no detergent involved whatsoever, so how is the dirt removed? Instead of detergent, we rely on millions more fibers (shown here as blue lines) that can sweep dirt away. The fibers are made of plastic and many of them attach themselves to each dirt speck with van van der Waals forces. Working as a team, many fibers apply powerful enough forces to dislodge the dirt (loosened with a small amount of water) and carry it away, leaving the surface naturally dirt-free. This is new-fangled cleaning with physics using nothing but the adhesive power of forces—cleaning mechanically and without chemicals. The dirt stays locked inside the cloth’s fibers until you wash it in hot water, which makes the fibers uncurl slightly and release their dirty content.

If you’d rather not DIY but would like our help in finding a suitable cleaner for your home, please call our Client Services Coordinator Jayne Hardy on 0117 911 5150 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.  She is based in our offices in Pill, Bristol.

Graham Rogers

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