Now that spring is upon us once again, cleaning is probably on your mind. Whether you just need to freshen up your home after a long winter or you're thinking about cleaning out cluttered spaces SERVPRO of Norwood/West Roxbury is here to help with some tips to get you started!
This spring, make faucets clean and sparkly by rubbing a lemon half on the water stains. The citric acid helps remove hard water marks. Then, use the other half of the lemon for our next tip.
Cut a lemon into halves, squeeze the juice into 1/2 cup of water and drop the rinds into the mixture. Microwave for three minutes and let it stand for five minutes without opening the door. The trapped steam will loosen the grime, so you can wipe the microwave clean with less elbow grease.
White Vinegar Beats Buildup
Looking for more natural ways to clean your bathroom? Vinegar can dissolve the mineral deposits accumulate in showerheads over time, causing reduced pressure and water flow. Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar, secure it over the showerhead with a rubber band and leave it overnight to get rid of buildup. Just be sure to run the shower before you hop in, or you risk smelling like vinegar all day.
Mix ¼ cup of white vinegar, 2 cups of water and 2 teaspoons of liquid soap into a spray bottle. Spray the mixture onto the glass and scrub with newspaper for a streak-free window or mirror. The ink acts as a mild abrasive and allows you to make use of old newspapers.
Magic Dryer Sheets
Dryer sheets are non-abrasive and a great way to remove burnt-on food from your stove. Place a wet dryer sheet on your stovetop. Leave it on your hard to remove residue at least 15 minutes. Start rubbing with the dryer sheet and watch the gunk come off!
Get your grill cleaned up and ready for the warm weather. First, heat it up and spray some white vinegar onto the grates to help loosen the residue. Then, scrub the area firmly using half an onion. The acid from the onion will rid your grill of any leftover remnants.
Window Wash Your Carpet
The rubber edge of a window washing squeegee is a great tool for gripping and removing pet hair from your rug. Use a firm grip and make sure to clean up the excess hair as you go. Finish by running the vacuum to catch any hair still on the surface.
And don't forget that SERVPRO of Norwood/West Roxbury is here to help you with all of your spring cleaning needs! Just give us a call at (781) 769-9125.