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Cleaning for Home Health...The Plain Facts!
Equipment and Supply List for Professional Cleaning Services
I owned a cleaning service from 1998-2013 and have tried many different cleaning tools for home cleaning. Below is a list of the best tools I have found to professionally clean a home. I hope these resources are a benefit to your cleaning service.
Mops and Pads: We use and highly recommend the Starfiber StarMop Pro Mops and Starfiber Mop Pads. Microfiber is the purest clean you can get. You simply apply the pad to the mop end and when finished cleaning, remove the pad and wash and dry. The Starfiber pads can be washed hundreds of times before needing to be replaced so they are well worth the cost. The best thing about the microfiber pads is you don't need a separate floor duster.
Brooms: The best brooms we have found are the Libman Professional or Wide Angled Brooms. They can be purchased at Home Depot or Kroger's.
Vacuums: After going through several vacuums over the years we have found the Simplicity Freedom Commercial Vac the best for everyday professional cleaning. This vacuum is lightweight so you can even use it to vacuum steps and it holds up very well under everyday cleaning. The Simplicity Freedom Commercial can be purchased at Kirkwood Sweeper Shops.
Toilet Brushes: The Libman Angled Toilet Bowl Brush is the best we have found. It does a fantastic job of getting the grime from under the rim. The Libman Toilet Brush can be purchased at Kroger's or you can visit www.libman.com for a list of places that carry the Libman Products.
Cleaning Caddy's: Home Depot carries the best cleaning caddy's. They are large enough to hold all your cleaning supplies. These large caddy's are deep so it keeps your large bottles from tipping out.
Cleaning Cloths: Sam's Club carries the white cotton cleaning cloths in large packages of 60. They also carry the microfiber cleaning cloths.
Window Cleaning: The best product for window cleaning is Sudsy Ammonia. If you can't find the sudsy ammonia, simply use regular ammonia and Dawn Dish Liquid. Add a little ammonia to your bucket of warm water and add Dawn Dish Liquid. This formula does a great job on windows inside and out. We use the microfiber cloths to clean the windows and the white cotton cloths to dry.
For getting crayon marks, scuff marks, etc. off of walls and doors, the Mr.Clean Magic Eraser is great. (not for use on wood surfaces such as cabinets and furniture)
For cleaning inside Jacuzzi Jets and inside shower tracks the best tool is a good old toothbrush.
Cleaning Service Forum This is a cleaning service forum that you can join and ask other cleaning professionals any questions you may have. It is divided up into different types of cleaning services (starting a business, janitorial cleaning, carpet cleaning, bio hazard cleaning, etc.)
Cleaning Service Directory You can list your cleaning service on the directory.
Be Informed! Hazards of ingredients in common cleaning and maintenance products. Ingredients Checklist
What are Natural Ingredients? Check out the NATURAL INGREDIENT CRITERIA
Best Vapor Steam Cleaners When your health and well being are essential.
Business Printing A great place to get business cards, postcards, brochures, etc. is Prints Made Easy online. I personally use Prints Made Easy and they do great work, are very reasonably priced and the shipping is fast and you can order as few as 20 cards which is great if you are on a tight budget.
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EcoStreet Directory An eco friendly directory.