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Some estimates say that there are at least 350 million kinds of algae, most of which are located in the oceans—but some algae can even grow on concrete, as long as the conditions are damp. Algae removal is slightly tricky compared to other types of messes you might deal with, but using the right tools, the clean up is simple. Algae, moss, or mold? All three types of growth can thrive in similar environments, so it’s not always enough to guess what kind of plant you’re trying to remove. Moss resembles a typical house plant the most, in that it has stems and is structured—in fact, it’s almost like a plant with feathery leaves. Mold can be greenish, but it’s also, black, white, red, or yellow. Algae is amorphous and usually a deep green, but the telltale sign is that…

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Moving into a new home should be an exciting time, but that doesn’t mean that it’s all fun and games. Before moving day, before unpacking all the boxes and before unloading all of your stuff, you’ll want to make sure that you give your new home a good cleaning. There are lots of reasons why you need to give your new home a thorough once-over. For one thing, cleaning it before moving in will make it easier to do a good job since there’ll be no clutter to contend with. So check out this ultimate cleaning to-do list before moving to a new house. You’ll be glad you did! Kitchen You’ll want to give the kitchen a good cleaning. That means disinfecting the surfaces, wiping down the cabinetry, washing the floor and deodorizing. You and your family will spend plenty…

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When you’re preparing to cook up a storm, the actual meal you intend to whip up isn’t the only thing you should be thinking about. The reason for this is that you don’t want to cook a delicious, multi-course meal only to end up with your kitchen looking like a hurricane passed through it. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to keep your kitchen clean and tidy while cooking. Start Clean It makes sense to ensure that your kitchen is clean before cooking a meal. Otherwise, your kitchen might not be sanitary enough for meal preparation. Also, a clean and uncluttered kitchen will give you more room to work with. At Your Disposal Make sure that you have your garbage can, compost bin or recycle box handy so that you can discard of things appropriately and right…

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With your due date in the coming weeks and the excitement of the baby’s arrival, cleaning is probably one of the furthest things from your mind, but it’s important to welcome your new baby into a clean environment. Within this latest post, we’ll provide our five tips for welcoming a new baby into a clean home. Clean the Carpets Thoroughly Carpets should be cleaned with precision when welcoming a new baby into the home. There will be moments when you’ll want to place the baby on the floor space for comfort, so it’s important that all dust and dirt is removed expertly before the due date. If you’re uncomfortable completing this task alone, ask for specialist assistance from a professional to ensure an effective and safe cleaning process. Clean Out Kitchen Cabinets You’ll be stocking your kitchen cabinets with baby…

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Illnesses can impact your day-to-day routines. They can certainly make it more difficult to keep up with home maintenance. And so when you’ve recovered from a recent illness, you might need to spend some time cleaning the home and removing infected elements that could lead to a recurrence of the issue. In this latest post, our cleaning experts provide their quick guide to cleaning after an illness. Start with the Laundry Room As you begin the cleaning process, you can start with the space in which you’ll be conducting the most important cleaning work – the laundry room. Be sure to give the surfaces within your laundry room a clean with a vinegar solution. And then, when all parts of the room are clean, you can take dirty laundry into the space and it in a hot temperature wash to…

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You know the old saying, dogs are a man’s best friend! They’re lovable, playful, cuddly, and overall a great companion. Unfortunately, one of our favourite things about dogs can also be extremely frustrating when it comes to keeping the house clean. In case you haven’t guessed it, we’re talking about that luscious fur coat and all the shedding that comes with it! Luckily, we’re here to assure you that there’s no need to pull out your own hair when your dog leaves his behind, because we’ve rounded up some awesome cleanup tips that will come in handy next time you find yourself tripping over another pile of fur. Stock up on Lint Rollers These little tools are lifesavers when you want to perform a quick cleanup—especially when it comes to clothing and upholstery. Best of all, they’re affordable. If you…

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Your windows are the part of your home which show just how much dirt and grime there is floating around in the outside world. These clear surfaces spend all day, 24-7, 365 days a year taking whatever mother nature has to throw at them and if you let the cleaning go to long, it’s amazing just how dirty and unpleasant looking a window can get. Below are 5 easy tips for keeping your windows sparkling clean! Use the right tools. Most people’s window-cleaning arsenal consists of some windex, an old newspaper and maybe some paper towel. These materials, however, might not be your best option. Squeegees and microfibre cleaning cloths actually get the job done much better than the aforementioned products. Squeegees. Many people don’t realize just how effectively squeegees clean glass compared to paper towel and old newspapers. The…

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Keeping your home clean is no small task. The bathroom, the kitchen, the dusting, sweeping, organizing, decluttering; it can add up to no less than a full time job! Many people are fairly stuck in their ways when it comes to cleaning and may not realize that some of the methods they are employing are actually doing more harm than good. If you are unsure whether or not your cleaning style is costing you extra work or actually making things less clean, here are 5 cleaning mistakes you will want to avoid. Scrubbing spills out of the carpet. Most people when they spill that glass of wine or cranberry juice on their beautiful carpet immediately run for the rag and the club soda and begin scrubbing away. However, this is highly counterproductive. Scrubbing carpets actually begins to unravel the carpet…

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It’s an inarguable fact: cleaning the bathroom is not a joy. The joy comes afterwards, knowing that you now have a clean bathroom. But it is certainly not a pleasurable experience in the sense that you look forward to doing it for its own sake. The question arises: how often should you clean your bathroom? Cleaning every day obviously implies that you will have a consistently sparkling bathroom, which is idea, but unless you are set on doing chores all day every day, inevitably, other areas will get left out. Cleaning once a week, although still considered “regular” cleaning, means that some dirt and grime will build up. Below are 5 reasons why you should clean your bathroom at least every week. The hygiene factor. It goes without saying what happens in the bathroom. As such, it is a breeding…

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Renovations, large or small, can be hectic and can require a lot of clean up afterwards. Here are some tips to get your house back-to-new (rather, better-than-new) in no time. Dusting As we all know, renovations can leave heaps of dust, plaster and otherwise, behind. There are a few ways to get rid of dust, depending on your needs: For freshly painted surfaces, dry dust using a duster. Use a broom or extension duster to reach places that are high up or otherwise difficult to reach. Vacuum with a brush attachment. Wipe surfaces down with a damp cloth. Certain areas can collect a lot of dust during a renovation, including vents, air filters, and light fixtures. You may have to unscrew light fixtures and vents, and clean them with soap and warm water. Air filters may need to be replaced.…

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