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Lilac Clean is taking in applications for both female and male cleaners in Lagos, preferable to be resident on the Island. Please interested applicants should send the following details  below Via Text 08056895502 or via email info@lilacclean.com.

Name, Age, Gender, Address.

After we get this information we will contact you to come to our office for an interview and a potential training day!

Lilac Clean is a professional cleaning company based in Lagos Nigeria. Contact us now on 08056895502.

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pH level of Cleaning products

Since we constantly deal with homes, offices, and hospitals who are always worried about the potential harms the chemicals we use in cleaning can cause. There is a misconception about certain products contents. We decided to share with you today the pH levels of the popular cleaning products.

IMG-20160210-WA0005Understanding the importance of pH is essential when choosing cleaning products for a particular job. The pH scale goes from 0-14, 7 being considered neutral. Anything below 7 is considered acidic and anything above 7 is considered alkaline.

Alkaline products are better at cleaning dirt, grease, oils and other organic items. Acid products are better for removing calcium, rust and other mineral non-organic items.

Here is a list of the most common used cleaning products and their pH levels:

– Chlorine bleach (pH 11-13): At the top of the alkaline level, therefore corrosive and to be use with caution and not in all surfaces as these can be damaged.

– Oven cleaner (pH 11-13): The same as bleach, so ideal to cut through grease and grime, but protect the kitchen floor and worktop when using it as they could be damaged.

– Baking soda (pH 8-9): It has enough alkalinity to clean grease and dirt but not enough to label it as a corrosive product, so it is a great option to use at home.

– Washing up liquid (pH 7-8): The neutrality makes this cleaning product ideal for daily cleaning. Most surfaces will not be damaged and it can be used in hundred places around the house, not only to do the washing up.

– Natural stone cleaner (pH 7-10): Most natural stone surfaces can be easily damaged with cleaning products that are too alkaline or too acidic; hence the neutrality on these stone cleaning products.

– Vinegar (pH 3): As a natural product, most would think vinegar is safe to use almost everywhere in the house, but it is not the case. Vinegar is quite acidic so it can damage some delicate surfaces (e.g. wood or limestone). On the other hand, it is great for removing mineral deposits (e.g. lime scale).

– Lemon (pH 3):  Like vinegar, lemon is very acidic. Some surfaces, like drains, will benefit from a good scrub with lemon, but this product can damage other surfaces, so be careful where you use it.

– Toilet bowl cleaner (pH 1-3): Very acidic product, so ideal to remove minerals and other non-organic substances. As it is at  the end of the pH scale, you have to be careful when using it.

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– See more at: https://www.amycleaning.co.uk/blog/2013/05/ph-level-of-house-cleaning-products/#sthash.G5BHo4gD.dpuf

Daily Cleaning Routines you can easily Implement

Daily cleaning

First of all you need to do the following tasks in your home every single day
– Clean the toilet
– Open windows and curtains
– Air the bed then make it
– Washing up
– Put washing up away
– Put laundry into laundry bins
– Take rubbish out
– Wipe down kitchen surfaces
– Clean kitchen sink
– Pick up clutter and put it away

If you have pets or children you may also want to –
– Sweep and mop the kitchen
– Vacuum heavily travelled through areas
– Check bedding

This might seem like a big, huge long list but honestly it isn’t. These tasks are the basics and can be slotted in with ease and not only that, once you fit them into your daily cleaning schedule you’ll find you spend far less time cleaning, tidying and organising in the long run.

Each of these basic tasks can be slotted into your morning routine, (almost) without you even noticing. Don’t go jumping in straight away with spring cleans and scrubbing entire rooms but slowly make these tasks fit into your everyday routine  Most of the tasks take around 30 seconds each but can save you hours of hassle and family/flatmate arguments along the way. If you’re a bit worried about doing all of these tasks then add in 2 per week until you’re able to do the whole routine on a daily basis.

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Read More on http://www.athriftymrs.com/2013/01/organise-your-daily-cleaning-routine-day-9-15-days-to-an-organised-new-you.html

Lilac Clean is a professional cleaning company based in Lagos, Nigeria. We specialise in residential and commercial cleaning. Our cleaners are available 7 days a  week in all Lagos areas. Contact us now  Phone: 08056895502Email: info@lilacclean.com

How to Deep Clean your Gas Cooker

Dirty, greasy gas burner grates on today’s gas stovetops not only age the appliance, but they also can affect your cooking and present a fire hazard. If you are looking for ways to clean gas stove burners quickly and effectively, we have everything you need to know right here.

The Ammonia Method

  • Place each burner grate into its own gallon-sized zipper lock plastic bag.
  • Add ¼ cup undiluted ammonia.
  • Seal the bag and allow it to sit for several hours or overnight. You may want to put the bags outside in case the ammonia smell leaks out (it’s pretty strong and unpleasant). During this time the fumes will dissolve and loosen the griminess safely from the enameled iron.
  • Remove from bag, wipe off grates, and admire.

The Baking Soda Method

  • Wash all burners with lukewarm water and dishwashing detergent to remove initial film.
  • Make a thick paste of baking soda and water.
  • Coat all burners with paste and let stand for 20 minutes.*
  • Scrub the softened food residue with a sponge and rinse thoroughly.
  • If this method doesn’t work, try the ammonia method.

The Vinegar Method

  • As a way of daily maintenance, spray burners regularly with vinegar.*
  • Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wipe down with a clean cloth.
  • This method is most effective as ongoing maintenance, as it cuts through grease before it has a chance to be baked in. Use this process after cleaning gas stove top with the first two methods.

 

*Safety First!

If the electric starters (which sit on top of the stove under and to the side of the burner) get wet with any chemical it will fire constantly until the chemical is completely dissolved. Lighting the burner and letting it burn in most cases will not remove the overspray. Many times it takes either letting it fire constantly for 24 to 48 hours or replacing the starter. Use caution and avoid getting the electric starter wet.

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– See more at: http://www.maids.com/blog/how-to-deep-clean-your-gas-stove-burners/#sthash.2NkOQ85b.dpuf

Lilac Clean is a professional cleaning company based in Lagos, Nigeria. We specialise in residential and commercial cleaning. Our cleaners are available 7 days a  week in all Lagos areas. Contact us now  Phone: 08056895502Email: info@lilacclean.com

How Should we tackle Window Blinds?

Tools to Clean Blinds Effectively

Regardless of material, there are universal ways to clean blinds that are environmentally friendly and effective.

  1. A Soft Duster.

    Any type of feathers, microfiber, cotton cloth, or soft hair duster will work well. Move from side-to-side in the same direction as the slats. Start at the top as dust and/or dirt may fall onto lower slats during cleaning. Another option it using a paint brush. They have soft bristles, come in a variety of sizes, and allow for detailed work if needed.

    • When dusting vertical blinds, move downward along the slat.
  2. Your Vacuum Cleaner.

    The brush attachment is a good way to lift dust and then remove it without damage. Follow the slats from side-to-side for the best results. An up and down motion could be harmful and is less effective. TIP: Completely close the slats to reach more surface area.

    • When vacuuming vertical blinds, move downward along the slat. Using an upward motion can cause the blinds to become unhooked.
    • NOTE: We always recommend using vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters.
  3. A Rubber Sponge.

    Known, also, as a dry sponge will safely remove stains, dirt, and dust from both fabric and vinyl blinds. Start by pushing down with less force and increase as warranted. As with other methods, wipe along the slat and start at the top of the blinds.

  4. Spot Cleaning.

    Fingerprints, moisture stains, and dirt build-up may need extra work. Use a damp rag and tackle small sections. Gently wipe the area dry with a microfiber cloth to avoid spotting, streaking, or staining of any kind.

TIP: Don’t forget to clean both sides of the blinds. We would hate for anyone to take the time and make the effort of cleaning and later discover they’re only halfway done.

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Lilac Clean is a professional cleaning company based in Lagos Nigeria. Contact us now on 08056895502.

Hard water Stains Removal Tips

Removing hard water stains can be done with several natural cleaners. Start by mixing half water and half Vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture in your tub and shower and wait a few minutes before wiping clean.

You can also try removing hard water stains with a paste made from baking soda and vinegar. Smear the paste over the surface of the stain and let sit for 15 minutes. After the mixture has settled in scrub clean and rinse with water. It’s important that you immediately wipe dry because you don’t want the water sitting on the newly cleaned surface.

Finally you can try removing hard water stains using lemon juice. Spray fresh lemon juice on hard water scale build-up near faucets. Rinse after 10 minutes. Again, make sure to wipe the area clean

Content not written by Lilac Clean find out more on http://www.maidbrigade.com/house-cleaning-tips/how-to-remove-hard-water-stains/

Lilac Clean is a professional cleaning company based in Lagos Nigeria. Contact us now on 08056895502.

House Cleaning Checklist

WEEKLY

Bedrooms

  • Dust furniture and wall hangings
  • Change bed linens
  • Clean floor

Bathrooms

  • Dust light fixtures and wall hangings
  • Clean counters, sinks, and cabinet fronts
  • Clean mirrors
  • Clean shower/tub
  • Scrub and wipe down toilet
  • Change towels
  • Empty trash
  • Clean floor

Kitchen

  • Tidy and wipe off countertops
  • Clean microwave, toaster, and coffeepot inside and out
  • Wipe down all appliances
  • Spot-clean cabinet fronts
  • Launder cloths and towels
  • Put sponges and dish brushes through dishwasher cycle, if possible (and if they are dishwasher-safe)
  • Clean floor

Living Room

  • Dust furniture and wall hangings
  • Clean floor

Entry/Hallways

  • Dust furniture and wall hangings
  • Clean floor

MONTHLY (Entire Home)

  • Dust ceiling fans and window treatments
  • Wipe down doors, knobs, and light switches
  • Spot-clean walls
  • Dust baseboards
  • Dust window sills and tracks
  • Wipe out inside of fridge

ANNUALLY OR SEMIANNUALLY (Entire Home)

  • Wipe out inside of kitchen cabinets and pantry
  • Wipe out inside of bathroom cabinets
  • Dust high ledges
  • Wash windows
  • Have carpets cleaned
  • Go through closets and kids’ rooms, and donate unused items
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Lilac Clean is a professional cleaning company  in Lagos, Nigeria. We specialise in residential and commercial cleaning. Our cleaners are available 7 days a  week in all Lagos areas. Contact us now  Phone: 08056895502Email: info@lilacclean.com

Post Construction Cleaning in Lagos

Yes Lilac Clean offers post construction and renovation cleaning services in Lagos.

Below is our check List of what will be cover

KITCHEN

  • Cabinets front and inside cleaned
  • Countertops and shelves dusted and/or wiped
  • Sinks and backsplash washed
  • Exterior of appliances cleaned (stovetop, oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher)
  • Small appliances wiped (microwave, toaster, coffee maker)
  • All surfaces dusted and/or wiped
  • Windows inside cleaned
  • Windowsills and window tracks cleaned
  • Baseboards dusted and/or wiped
  • Marks on walls and baseboards cleaned
  • Doorknob, doorframes, doors, light switches wiped
  • Trash removed
  • Floor vacuumed and washed

BATHROOMS

  • Sink cleaned and sanitized
  • Bathtub, shower walls, glass doors cleaned and sanitized
  • Toilet inside and out cleaned and sanitized
  • Mirrors cleaned
  • Cabinets front and inside cleaned
  • Countertops and shelves dusted and/or wiped
  • All surfaces dusted and/or wiped
  • Windows inside cleaned
  • Windowsills and window tracks cleaned
  • Baseboards dusted and/or wiped
  • Marks on walls and baseboards cleaned
  • Doorknobs, doorframes, doors, light switches wiped
  • Trash removed
  • Floor swept and washed

BEDROOMS

  • All surfaces dusted
  • Closets front and inside cleaned
  • Carpeted floors vacuumed
  • Hard surface floors vacuumed and damp-mopped
  • Mirrors cleaned
  • Windowsills cleaned
  • Baseboards dusted and/or wiped
  • Marks on walls and baseboards cleaned
  • Doorknobs, doorframes, doors, light switches cleaned
  • Trash removed

OTHER LIVING AREAS

  • All surfaces dusted and/or wiped
  • Closets fronts and inside cleaned
  • Carpeted floors vacuumed
  • Hard surface floors swept and damp-mopped
  • Mirrors cleaned
  • Windows inside cleaned
  • Windowsills and window tracks cleaned
  • Baseboards dusted and/or wiped
  • Marks on walls and baseboards cleaned
  • Doorknob, doorframes, doors, light switches cleaned
  • Trash removed

 

Lilac Clean is a professional cleaning company based in Lagos, Nigeria. We specialise in residential and commercial cleaning. Our cleaners are available 7 days a  week in all Lagos areas. Contact us now  Phone: 08056895502Email: info@lilacclean.com

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Cleaners Wanted

Lilac Clean is taking in applications for both female and male cleaners in Lagos, preferable to be resident on the Island. Please interested applicants should send the following details  below Via Text 08056895502 or via email info@lilacclean.com.

Name, Age, Gender, Address.

After we get this information we will contact you to come to our office for an interview and a potential training day!

Lilac Clean is a professional cleaning company based in Lagos Nigeria. Contact us now on 08056895502.

Kitchen Kitchen Kitchen!

Cleaning Tips for your Kitchen

Fridges

Be sure to wipe the door panel, handle and the top of the fridge.

Ovens

If you spray an oven ahead of time, make sure you remove the lower drawer because the oven cleaner drips into it and the cleaner will remove the enamel on the drawer. Place about 4 or 5 sheets of newspaper on the floor to catch any drips. Removal of the drawer also makes it easier to clean under the stove.

As an added precaution, fold a couple of sheets of paper towel and place them in the door crack and then close the door. This will absorb any drips that may occur.

Self-Clean Ovens

Remove the racks prior to setting the self clean including the side racks.

Small Appliances

Coffee makers, toasters, microwaves — clean and polish.

Dishwasher

Wipe clean the outside of your dishwasher.

Sinks

Clean under kitchen sinks, tidy, wipe and do the same for the garbage area. This area gets a lot of use and becomes dirty quickly.

Content not written by Lilac Clean Read More on http://www.therakeandbroom.com/kitchens/

Lilac Clean is a professional cleaning company based in Lagos, Nigeria. We specialise in residential and commercial cleaning. Our cleaners are available 7 days a  week in all Lagos areas. Contact us now  Phone: 08056895502Email: info@lilacclean.com