Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cleaning Tips: How to Clean Your Electronics



Part of keeping your home and office clean includes cleaning your electronics. Now a days, people rely on electronics such as laptops, USB accessories, phones and more as part of their daily routines. Ultimately, keeping you electronics clean not only makes them work better, is more hygienic, and will look better to your guests. Below are some useful tips for keeping your electronic devices clean.

Before you proceed, you should check your device owners manuals for any special warnings and/or cleaning instructions.

Screens and Lenses: Most screens can be cleaned by dampening a lint free cloth with some distilled water. Rub the damp cloth over the screen from side to side. Be sure not to put a lot of moisture on the edges of the screen. Use a dry cloth to gently wipe those areas. You can also a 50/50 mixture of alcohol and water to clean and disinfect your device, but be aware that some phones such as iPhone have a special self cleaning coating that will get damaged. Camera lenses may also become damaged by alcohol. Be sure to check your owners manual/documentation.

Keyboards, Mice, controllers, etc: Wipe your accessories down with a clean lint free cloth, dampened with a 50/50 mix of alcohol and water. If you notice debris in the crevices of your devices, such as under the keys of your keyboard, a can of compressed air can be helpful to blow out the particles. Read the compressed air instructions before use.

Vents: Many devices, such as game consoles, computers, and even power transformers have vents for heat. When those vents become clogged by dust, they can cause the device to work less efficiently. Compressed air can be useful for clearing the vents of your devices. You can also use computer or camera duster pens which have anti-static bristles design to loosen up dust in tight areas.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

How to clean pet stains from carpet

So, your furry little buddy decided to relieve itself on the carpet. Maybe it got nervous... maybe you forgot to take it out... maybe it's just in it's "golden years"... or maybe it's young. Whatever the reason, cleanup is not too difficult, but there are some useful tips to make cleanup easier and leave less of a trace.



If it's still wet:


  • Don't let it sit there, start soaking up the urine with a lot of paper towels. Let the paper towels absorb the pee. You can also lay some newspaper over the paper towels to absorb more and make picking up the paper towers easier. 
  • It can help with training your pet to put the urine towels in the pet's litter box (if applicable).
  • Rinse the pee stained area with cool, clean water, and blot it dry. You may have to do this several times to remove the stain and odor. 


If it's already dry:


  • A carpet cleaner is probably the most effective way to remove the stain. You can rent one from your grocery or hardware store usually. 
  • After you cleaned it, use a pet odor neutralizer. This should help prevent the pet thinking it should pee there again. 
  • If the urine has soaked below the carpet, into the padding, you may need to clean it several times. 
  • Don't use a steam cleaner or hot water, as that will cause the stain and odor to go even deeper into the fibers of the carpet. 
  • Don't use harsh chemicals such as vinegar and ammonia. The odor of those chemicals may encourage the pet to pee there again to re-mark it's spot (kinda like a competition). 
  • It is important to clean the pee stain and remove the odor. If you do not, the pet will think it should continue to use that spot. 
  • You should also make it's proper bathroom area easily available. 
  • Assuming your pet is healthy (take it to a vet if you suspect a problem), retrain your pet using positive reinforcement. 


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Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Cleaning in Santa Monica

Spring cleaning is a tradition that dates back thousands of years in a variety of cultures. It's still a relevant tradition, even in 2017, so it's time to do some spring cleaning.

Might be time to do the dishes too
Spring cleaning involves a variety of things beside actual cleaning. For example, it's a great time to remove generally unneeded clutter from your house. Old objects you no longer use, abandoned repair projects, and worn down items can either be thrown away, donated, or even sold at a garage sale. Typically this time of year also lends itself to dusting since the weather is nice enough to open the windows. This will not only allow the dust to leave the house but can also conveniently provide appropriate ventilation when using any cleaning chemicals.

The tough grime on your stove and in your oven? Might as well take that on too. The longer you let stains sit and repeatedly cook into your surfaces, the harder it will be to remove those nasty stains. If you ever plan on moving or selling your house, this is even more important. Same thing goes with  your bathroom. Get that filthy soap scum layer off the shower. Give the floors a thorough scrubbing to clean up any old dried stains that got missed over time.

All in all, spring cleaning is an important but detailed task that will not only make your home look better, but also make you feel better. Removing the dust, mold, and other contaminants  in your home will make living where you live even better.

Here is a short spring cleaning check list to help you organize the work that you need to do:


  1. Wipe Walls and Ceilings
  2. Reseal Grout
  3. Vacuum and Shampoo Rugs
  4. Dust Books and Shelves
  5. Clean Upholstered Furnishings
  6. Polish Metal Door and Window Hardware
  7. Dust Your Home Thoroughly
  8. Wax Wooden Furniture
  9. Maintain Fire Safety Equipement
  10. Wash Window Screens
  11. Clean Window Drapes, Blinds, etc.
  12. Wax Non-Wood Floors


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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tips for Removing Stains from Your Carpet

Having carpet in your home offers a variety of benefits. From improved air quality to providing additional insulation during cold times. Carpets even help reduce slips and falls inside people's home while also reducing the general noise level by absorbing sound.

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However, there is one thing that can be annoying: Stains

Always an accident, sometimes avoidable. A part of life if you have children. However, fear not. We have some handy tips to remove spots and stains from carpets whether its wine, mustard, or koolaid.

  1. Get two empty spray bottles and two absorbent wash cloths. Fill one bottle with cold water. In the second bottle, mix 1/4 teaspoon dishwashing liquid with 1 cup of warm water.
  2. Spray the detergent bottle onto a wash cloth (not the carpet), and dab it on the spot. Do not rub it. Blot (dry) excess detergent with a clean part of the cloth. Keep doing this until the stain fades away.
  3. Spray the second wash cloth with cold water. Dab the carpet and blot again to dry it. This will rinse out the detergent. 
  4. Finally cover the spot with a clean, dry wash cloth, or a stack of paper towels. Place a heavy item on top such as a pot or pan. Let it sit over night to absorb excess moisture and stains left behind. Once morning comes around, let it air dry and fluff the fibers. 

Depending on how bad the stain is and your patience, you may have to repeat the procedure. Either way, this will help remove or lighten the stain.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Tips for Eliminating Odors In Your House

No one likes a smelly house, so we have compiled a small list to help start your year out with a happy nose. Before we begin, it's important to understand that you can only remove an odor if you remove the source of the odor. This means that things like air fresheners and candles mostly act to mask an odor. This can be helpful for a quick fix, but will not give you long term results. In any case, the ultimate aid for deodorizing is fresh air, so if possible, open the windows or set up a fan to ventilate the room in addition to the tips below.

If all else fails, keep these nearby for your nose. 

Take out the trash
Regularly take trash out, including bathroom bins and food waste.

Clean your pets
Pets often generate odors. Be sure to keep your pets healthy and happy by cleaning them, with the added benefit of smelling better.

Do your laundry
Dirty clothes can build up a smelly, mildew like odor. Do your laundry regularly to prevent this smell from building up.

Throw away expired food in the fridge
Decaying food is the quintessential smell of garbage. Make sure you regularly check the dates on the food in your fridge. Do a "sniff test" to make sure items have not spoiled. When you're done, wipe down the walls of the fridge with a non-toxic cleaning agent such as a Vinegar.

Vacuum
Vacuuming your carpets, curtains, and upholstery can help remove smells trapped in your home. Be thorough and don't vacuum too quickly. Give the vacuum a chance to suck out all of the unwanted debris. For extreme cases, full on carpet cleaning/shampooing might be necessary.

Wash hard surfaces
Using a deodorizing cleaner such as white vinegar, you can wipe all the hard surfaces in your house. Trouble areas include the kitchen and bathroom. A special type of sponge called a dry sponge can be used on porous surfaces.

Clean the lightbulbs if you smoke
Light bulbs can become coated with smoke residue. When the light bulb heats up it can cause the smoke odor to emit. Clean your lightbulbs carefully to eliminate this odor.

Check vents and outlets for dead animals
As crazy as it sounds, rats often die within in the walls of people's homes. This can cause an unpleasant odor. The wall will be need to be opened up to remove the dead animal and eliminate the smell.

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