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The Top Cleaning Tips Used by Domestic Cleaners

Author: Richard Snarey

Published date: 2020/03

Domestic Cleaners

​Everyone wants a sparkling house and while cleaning may seem like an easy task, if you do not know the proper techniques or have access to specialist equipment and cleaning products, you can waste a lot of precious time and end up considerably frustrated. Ever wondered how the cleaning professionals do it? Or ever considered becoming a professional domestic cleaner? It’s simple, they have had training and experience which enables them to employ the best techniques in cleaning. If you are looking for cleaning jobs in London, then PRS Jobs is worldwide leading expert in professional recruitment services specialising in domestic and commercial cleaning roles. We have many years’ experience filling positions in the cleaning industry, so here’s a few tips we have learned from domestic cleaning professionals which may help you land the role you want.

Swap out the soap

Smart cleaning starts before you even pick up a scrubbing brush. Shower walls and floors can look shinier for longer by stocking bath tubs and showers with glycerine or vegetable oil-based soaps. These soaps rinse cleaner than traditional tallow-based soaps, which can leave white, grimy soap scum caked on shower walls.

Tackle the easy stuff first

Start in the areas that require the least amount of elbow grease. Knocking off a few low-traffic rooms quickly and easily gets you motivated and inspired to tackle bigger cleaning tasks in high-traffic areas like the kitchen and bathrooms. The dining room, living room, or study are generally good places to start.

Make Use of the Dishwasher

This is a huge time-saving secret used by many domestic cleaners, the humble dishwasher does far more than just wash dishes. It effortlessly cleans grimy soap dishes, toothbrush holders, dish drains, range hood filters and more. If it’s hard plastic, glass, ceramic or metal (and it’ll fit) don’t scrub by hand, put in in the dishwasher.

Follow the top-to-bottom rule

Shake crumbs on to the floor, and knock dust and debris from curtains, bookshelves, lampshades and mantles onto the floor as you work your way down then vacuum it up at the end. You’ll clean faster as you aren’t worried about where the dust goes, and as long as you have a good vacuum you’ll suck it all up in the end.

Look after your vacuum

Whichever vacuum style you choose, it’s important to keep your vacuum well maintained to ensure maximum power and efficiency. Regularly change disposable bags, wipe the inside and bottom of the machine, clean out the rotating brush and wash the filters. Get it serviced by a professional yearly.

 Use multi-tasking products

Most people are made to believe they need specialty tools and cleaning chemicals that only do one thing or clean one specific type of surface, but you don’t! There are many all-purpose products on the market. All you really need is an all-purpose disinfectant cleaner that can also clean glass, as well as a disinfecting bathroom cleaner and a floor cleaner that is safe on both wood and tile surfaces.

Vacuum tile grout

If you have tiled floors, before you start mopping and scrubbing, you should vacuum or sweep your tiles, focusing on the grout, to remove all loose dirt and debris before washing it with a cleaning solution.

Don’t forget your toothbrush

There’s not many tools that will beat this humble little all-purpose cleaning gadget so make sure you add one to your cleaning caddy. A toothbrush can help you get the toughest grime out of the tightest corners and make cleaning vents simple.  

Like everything, cleaning requires a certain amount of skill in order to be done right. If have what it takes to become a domestic cleaner contact the team at PRS Jobs today. We have a variety of cleaning jobs in London and abroad for experienced, reliable and hardworking cleaning staff. Email us today to find out more or register your interest.