Tag Archives: Clean Sweep Swansea

Workplace environment

Preventing sickness in the office

 

The winter has arrived with a bang and the sudden change in temperature often leads to sickness in the workplace.

One of the main priorities of any employer is to ensure their staff’s well-being is taken care of and the environment they are working in is clean, safe and healthy.

However, time and time again, we see businesses assume a general tidy of the office will help keep germs and bacteria at bay, but they couldn’t be more wrong.

Commercial cleaning services allow a professional cleaner to enter the building and complete the correct cleaning stages to ensure a healthy and fresh environment, free from germs. Spritzing a bit of antibacterial cleaner is better than not doing anything at all, but there are multiple steps each commercial property is missing out on… and we bet this is the reason so many staff are calling in sick!

Clean Sweep’s commercial cleaning services ensure professional cleaners use the correct products in the correct way, killing all signs of germs and bacteria from accumulating without you knowing!

After a long and tiring day in work, the last thing your employees prioritise is making sure the office they’re leaving is clean and tidy and so after only a couple of days of this system in place, mess can build up and so does the dirt you can’t even see!

An office environment, not professionally cleaned on a regular basis, is often referred to as a germ incubator, collecting and storing tens of thousands of microbes, which can lead to diseases and illnesses spreading. Did you know that the average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet?! Now that is disgusting!

If your business hasn’t yet got a professional cleaning service visiting on a regular basis to keep the environment clean and healthy, give us a call today on 07717 303 777 and we can give you a quote.

Clean Sweep

Decluttering to de-stress!

The thought of doing a major house clean in this gloomy, cold winter weather is one that fills us all with utter dread and misery. All we want to do in the winter months is get nice and comfy and eat some delicious food – not clean the house from top to bottom! We also mustn’t forget we have the added stress of Christmas a mere six weeks away!

However, you may not realise, but a lot of the stress you’re feeling right now, whether it is to do with Christmas or general winter blues can actually be reduced by giving your home a good clean.

Think about it. You spend a large portion of your day in your home – it’s the place you should be able to relax, but if you haven’t had a good clean up in a while, this could be subconsciously adding to your stress levels.

As well as for keeping your stress levels to a minimum, conducting an overall clean is hugely important for health reasons. We’re not saying you need to do these tasks every single week (except for certain jobs) but ensuring you keep on top of your cleaning will help the process become not so overwhelming.

So when it comes to tasks such as changing your bed sheets, doing the laundry, cleaning your bathroom and dusting, you should make an effort to do these on a minimum of a weekly basis. Areas which are used most often, such as the ones above, are the areas you should prioritise and take care when cleaning.

There are then the more tedious cleaning tasks, but thankfully, these don’t need to be taken care of on too much of a regular basis – we advise every two to three months! These tasks include:

Cleaning the build-up of grease on your oven… It’s pretty much a no brainer but is so often overlooked. Think how often you use the oven and how much grease will form over weeks and months of use. There are lots of great products on the market that will vanish the stubborn grease marks in no time!

While on the topic of kitchen appliances, make sure you give your fridge a good scrub! Here are some tips to help you get started:

Empty your fridge of all its content – this is also a good time to have a clear out!

  • Carefully take out any shelves inserted in the fridge and wash them with hot soapy water. If they are glass shelves, be careful as putting a cold glass shelf into warm water could cause it to crack. An ideal solution would be to either wash with cooler water, or wait until the glass has acclimatised to room temperature.
  • Try not to use scented products when cleaning the inside of the fridge – it’s best to use baking powder with hot water. This will not provide any scent but will still kill all germs and bacteria.
  • Finally, dry all of the inside and shelf compartments and place them back in the fridge. Simple!

Your sofas and carpets should also be cleaned every couple of months to reduce dust particles which can easily become trapped without you realising. Make sure that the products you are using on your sofa is fit for its material – you don’t want to have to fork out money for a new sofa!

When cleaning carpets, yes, a standard vacuum will do the trick, but consider getting your carpets steam cleaned as this will help abolish bacteria as well as stubborn stains!

The Big Christmas Clean

The Big Christmas Clean

Christmas is more than trimming up and carving turkey. We undergo weeks of mass preparation for Santa’s arrival, and one of the most dreaded jobs is the annual Christmas Clean. Depending on how good you’ve been this year, this could be a mammoth challenge that spans over a few weeks.

While we’re doing our bit to prepare for Santa’s visit, there are highs and lows to every cleaning mission. We suggest recruiting your most trustworthy elves (or those friends you can bribe with a handful of chocolate coins) and turn it into a group challenge to avoid extra seasonal stress.

Over the last twelve months, the majority of us will have accumulated bits and bobs, clutter and piles of crumbs underneath the sofa. Your bottom drawers will be hiding forgotten treasures (both good and bad), and the entire task can be a pick and mix of pros and cons.

• Pro: finding pound coins in-between sofa cushions, extra points if you find a fiver.
• Con: the pound coins are glued to scraps of old food.
• Pro: Everything sparkles again, ready for visitors and Pinterest worthy photo opportunities.
• Con: You will not be sparkly. You will be transformed into the Ghost of Christmas Dust.
• Pro: Feeling like a domestic goddess (or god) after a job well done.
• Con: You’ll sweep up as soon as someone walks through the door with a leaf on their shoe. Hello, Monica Geller, where have you been hiding?
• Pro: Finding unopened snacks.
• Con: Finding unopened bills. We’re all secretly failing at adulthood.

What are your personal perks of Christmas cleaning? If you would like to avoid getting messy, find out how Clean Sweep can help you prepare your home or office for the festive season, by getting in touch with us on 01792 934382

Tip of the Week

Here at Clean Sweep, we bring you weekly tips and tricks to help you out with the cleaning. Since Christmas is almost upon, this week we are giving you some helpful hints before the big day. After all, no one likes a messy Christmas.

Tools for cooking
Don’t leave it until the bird is due in the oven to drag the turkey-sized roasting dish out of a cupboard and find it caked in last year’s grease. Use washing-up liquid or a cream cleaner to clean it, or for really tough burnt-on grime, clean as you would clean an oven.
This goes for other once-a-year items, too, so haul out all the gravy boats, clean carafes, clean coffee makers, and cheese-boards and so on now and give them a good wash.

Glasses
Fairy lights and candles set a lovely festive ambience, which will not be enhanced at all by a tray of dusty or greasy crystal, so give it all a good wash before you crack open the bubbly.
Bargain glasses can be chucked in the dishwasher, but your more precious items should be washed by hand.

Silverware
Stainless steel and silver cutlery can both be washed in the dishwasher, just not at the same time – the silver stuff will turn black.
Silver cutlery should be removed from the dishwasher as soon as the cycle has finished and dried if necessary to prevent salt residue wreaking havoc.

Defrost the freezer
This will allow more room in your freezer for all your Christmas food and treats.