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Post Halloween Clean

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Post Halloween Clean

Halloween, that time of year where it is okay to go around scaring each other and it’s all normal. The time of year where you can dress up and not get looked at funny! And the time of year when if you don’t give a treat you may receive a trick… However, more importantly, it’s time for the post Halloween clean! So, here are some tips and tricks on how to deal with the smashed pumpkins, the left-over food and the drooping decorations.


Who’s going to tidy this up?

It’s the day after the night before, too many sweets and toffee apples some my say. There is always a mess left from a party which is always going to be dreaded but needs to be sorted! Our first tip here is start at the top and work down, this will allow you to ease yourself into the work removing a cobweb from here and there. It also will not matter if you drop something as the floor is yet to be cleaned.

The floor is normally the biggest and hardest task; all the food, dropped by guests, that knocked over plant which has left soil all over the floor and then that mystery thing you don’t quite want to know what it is but it needs to GO! For carpets you will need to us a dabbing motion on stains! DON’T RUB! This can result is spreading, last thing you want on your cream carpet is a big brown stain where the chocolate has been scrubbed in. Ensure you use a cold water as hot water can damage carpets, and a clean cloth! (We recommend Microfiber).

EXTRA TIP: Why try using the freezing method on stuck pieces of food? Freeze with ice then scrap off to remove easily from carpet and hard floors.

Messy After Party

Messy After Party

I ain’t afraid of no ghost

Those meddling kids! They think its funny to mess up your hard worked on pumpkin. To be fair, we don’t know if it’s kids or teens and shouldn’t assume. The vandals who have thrown toilet paper all over the house and smashed your decorations will not have the last laugh this time!

Firstly that toilet paper, get rid of that ASAP (As Soon As Possible). The last thing you want is to wait until the morning and let it get wet from morning dew because after it is wet it can become twice as hard to remove! The best thing for this situation is a leaf blower, you will be amazed how easily the paper becomes unravelled, this will make it easy to pick up and collect.

The next thing is the Pumpkins, someone was obviously extremely jealous of your amazing design so don’t feel too bad as it must mean you are an amazing artist! Or at least tell yourself that to help with the pain. This is easy but be careful ’cause the seeds get EVERYWHERE! Use a dust pan and bush and scrap what’s left of your pumpkin into the bin. Try not to move it around too much as it will make the job a lot harder.

EXTRA TIP: IF you have been egged, don’t worry. Hose it down, make sure you don’t scrub the shells as it may damage the paintwork. Once all the big bits are removed, scrub all the final bits off. Jobs done!

Spooky Ghost

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Eco-Friendly Cleaning: Why is it important to us?

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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products: Why are they important to us?

Having a clean environment should be important for businesses- Large or Small! Not only can a clean environment help improve safety; it can also help improve productivity, stop the spread of disease and promote a professional looking business. Although your grandparents swore by using baking soda and vinegar, it was still seen as “hippie” to use eco- friendly products. Nowadays, a lot more people are trying to help preserve what is good in the environment.

The main purpose of using eco-friendly cleaning products, in essence, is to keep both the environment and living beings healthy. So it’s time to throw out all of the chemically-based cleaning products and welcome the benefits of using these products:-

Safer to Use

The chemicals used in many cleaning products are harsh. The toxins in these products can cause skin/eye irritation and lead to respiratory issues. However, eco-friendly cleaning products do not contain such harsh chemicals. Green cleaning products include ingredients that are natural and are less likely to aggravate allergies.

Protect Our Planet

Using green products prevents air and water pollution, protecting our environment for the future generation and all living things. We know this at Ideal and this is why we aim to use clean vehicles (see our other blog here) and products in our cleans. We also sell green products from our sister company, BMS Janitorial. If you also want to use environmental products give them a call on: 0115 913 2200.

eco friendly earth

Eco friendly earth

Leaves a Pleasant Smell

Chemically based cleaning products tend to have a strong smell which can be very overpowering. However, as eco- friendly products use natural ingredients, it will be sure to leave your business with a light and fresh scent. This is Ideal for jobs where we have to be in and out quick leaving just before tenants arrive back. This is a bonus for any cleaning company as in many situations a good clean is when you cant tell there was anyone there (apart from the area being cleaner of course).

Animal Friendly

Eco-friendly products are NOT tested on animals. Brands such as Method claim to be 100% cruelty free and have never tested ingredients or finished products on animals, nor have ever ordered third parties to conduct animal testing on their behalf. This is on thing that we at Ideal are very much against! We ensure all the products we use will not hurt the environment or animals.

Ensuring a better tomorrow

Eco-friendly products will help us save the environment meaning we can help prevent a future which, as explained in the IPCC report. We know that the use of chemical cleaning products isn’t the biggest issue in this report however it does also effect the environment and just one little change could save the planet in the future and give us more time to try and save this beautiful planet we call home.