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Finding the Best House Cleaner

People utilize professional cleaning services for many reasons including lack of time, health issues and convenience. Whether you are new in town or searching for a different service, a common question people ask is how can I locate reliable cleaners near me? Friends and family may have referrals, but they may not require the same services or standards as you. It is important to know what you are looking for before contacting a cleaner, including your maximum budget. Some of the items you will need to discuss are:

Frequency – Are you looking for regular cleaning, a single cleaning or occasional cleaning. Finding the right cleaner is important regardless of how often they will working in your home. Even if you are looking for deep cleaning before hosting a large party, making a connection to a good cleaner could come in handy if you decide to sign for regular or occasional home cleaning at a later time.

Services included- Setting the expectations of what is included can eliminate frustration from both the house cleaner and the client. Light cleaning might just touch up your home with dusting, vacuuming and a quick wipe down of kitchens and baths. Deep scrubbing, window cleaning or carpet cleaning are examples of items that may exceed a basic visit and would have to be discussed as additional costs.

Supplies used- Organic cleaners, disinfecting solutions or certain scents matter to some clients. If there are specific requests you have, discuss those up front so arrangements can be made.

Personnel- How many people are assigned to clean the home? Are you looking for an individual or a crew of two or more? Will the same crew be coming to your house? For homes or offices, there is the issue of privacy and security. Regardless of the size of the company, it is important to ask if they are bonded, insured and/or have references.

Licensed & Insured – Check if the is licensed in the state and carries enough liability or workers compensation insurance to cover any slips or falls.

Chances are when you decide to hire someone for professional home care tasks, you might find yourself saying, there are a lot of cleaners near me- how can I select the most compatible one? The key finding a cleaner who meets your needs is taking the time to ask the necessary questions for the issues that matter to you in this relationship. A little conversation can be helpful in putting your mind at ease and getting the right person to clean your home or office and let you focus on other things.

Kitchen Sink Plumbing issues and Care

water leaksEvery house has a kitchen sink and its one of the widely used things in a kitchen. Plumbing problems around kitchen sink are common in every house and most of these issues can be avoided with a little planning and care.

Generally every kitchen sink is part of a wooden cabinet and the bottom shelf of the cabinet may get damaged due to water leaks from the sink or pipes and the bottom shelf can be hard to replace without removing the whole cabinet. Place a aluminium tray below the pipes in the cabinet to collect water dripping from the leaks. You can also buy a water alarm and place it below your kitchen sink which can detect any water leaks. There are several commercially available water alarms and they are not expensive either.

Leaks around faucets and hoses are common. Whenever you have a leak just wipe it clean first with a towel and identify the location of the water leak by watching the water dripping spot. Just make sure the hose orkitchen_sinkrepair faucet joints are tight and the hose is not leaking. Its not expensive to replace the hose. If your faucet is older than 10 years just replace it. Garbage disposal is another piece of equipment that fails often if you use it extensively. Depending on the usage, try to change it out every 7-10 years.

Always use perforated or plastic mats to collect material and protect sinks from damage. Clean sinks with a towel or sponge with hand dish washing liquid detergent and water. You can also use baking soda and water. Avoid using scouring powders or metal pads as they will scratch stainless steel. You can also polish stainless steel sinks with a cloth dipped in vinegar, or in ammonia.

Unless you are a really good handyman who has experience with plumbing, its always better to hire a good plumber who may notice other issues and fix them before they become headaches. Send us your project using this link:

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