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Mattress Cleaning: Best Practice

If you have never considered calling a cleaning service in Dubai to clean your mattress, now is the time. A mattress can accumulate dirt, dust, dead skin and dust mites over the years and can get dirty, discolored, stained and grimy. If you do not wish to change your expensive mattress every few years, you should consider sending it to a professional cleaning service to be cleaned. Though the mattress companies would like you to think that the only way out of sleeping with the dust mites is getting a new mattress, it does sound a bit of an expensive way to deal with a common problem that happens to all of us.

Dust mites are tiny microscopic insects that come in to our beds through our clothing or pets. They then penetrate through the sheets and make themselves at home in your mattress. They love the humidity your body provides as you sleep and feed off the dead skin that flakes off our bodies constantly. So, your mattress is the best place it can have to create a colony and thrive. So, if you are sufficiently disgusted, I need not tell you about the allergies that these tiny living things can cause. The question now remains how to clean a mattress effectively enough to get rid of those critters.

How to Keep your Mattress Clean

The first thing you can do to keep your mattress clean is to keep it covered with a decent mattress cover. You get some very good ones that are allergen-proof and prevent the dust from getting into the mattress. Thus keeping the dust and the mites trapped between the sheets and the covers for you to vacuum them off.

That brings us to the second step. Vacuum your mattress regularly. Ideally, every time you change your sheets, vacuum the mattress and clean it with a disinfectant.

Third step is to keep flipping your mattress over. This can only be done on mattresses that are double sided. The constant flipping keeps the mites at bay by taking away their comfort zone and easy meals.

While you are vacuuming and flipping your mattress, you may want to check for spills and stains and deal with them.

These spills and stains as well as leaked bodily fluids cause bacteria and mould to grow on the mattress making them unhygienic. Use appropriate stain removers to clean the mattress. You should check the manufacturer’s instructions. Or, you could use baking soda and lemon juice paste to remove the stains and deodorize the mattress. Every few months leave your mattress out in the sun. The heat of Dubai sun combines with the UV rays, will disinfect and dehumidify your mattress like nothing else can making it smell crisp and fresh.

If you are reading this article too late and your mattresses hasn’t had any TLC in several years, you can start by calling a professional cleaning service and get them to do the once over before you continue the above suggestions. Even if you have done all that is mentioned above, still, getting a professional to clean your mattress once every few years is not a bad idea. You will be glad that you did it as it will increase the life of your mattress and make it look clean and smell fresh always.

 

 

 

Cleaning Dubai Marina: Green Pest Repellents

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Cinnamon is a good repellent for cockroaches and ants

How to Get Rid of House Pests Naturally

When cleaning Dubai Marina homes, people often come across pests. House pests are common throughout the world. Every country has its own set of pests and Dubai is no exception. Here too there are many different kinds of pests that sneak their way into our homes. Most of us would probably reach for the chemical laden insect repellents and pest deterrents to get rid of these unwanted visitors from our home. But if you are green conscious you will probably look for natural ways to fight these pests. Here are a few tips on how to get rid of pest with natural ingredients.

  1. White Vinegar: One of the most effective ways to get rid of ants from your home is to use white vinegar. Keep a spray bottle full of a mixture of white vinegar and water. Spray this copiously over the area where you see plenty of ants.
  2. Cinnamon Powder: sprinkle cinnamon powder in the area where you can see bugs crawling. The cinnamon will keep them out of your home.
  3. Herbs: Some herb, especially mint and basil as well as flowers like Marigold are very effective in keeping insects away. Plant these near doors and windows to keep the critters outside.
  4. Citrus: a lot of pests hate the smell of citrus fruits. Keep a bottle of lemon peel extract and spray it in areas where you can see spiders, mosquitoes, and flies. Lemons are also supposed to keep the fleas away. Rub some on your skin to prevent the fleas from sucking on you.
  5. Peppermint: The peppermint oil is a deterrent quite a few insects, the most common among them is the ant. Spritz some in areas where you see ants and watch them disappear.
  6. Coffee Grounds: They effectively eliminate the smell trails ant use to navigate. Sprinkle them around and see the ants get totally confused.
  7. Neem Oil: The oil from the neem leaves is a known mosquito repellent. Spray it around the house to get rid of mosquitoes.
  8. Boric Powder: Got a problem with cockroaches? Get rid of these pesky crawlers by making small balls of boric acid, sugar and a bit of water. Scatter them around the areas where you see the most cockroaches. The cockroach will feed on these and die.
  9. Turpentine: If you have an infestation of termites or white ants, then use copious amounts of turpentine to treat the area. The turpentine will kill off the termites and destroy the colony.
  10. Fox Urine Granules: Got a problem with rats and mice in your home or attic. Use fox urine granules to get rid of them non-violently. The granules are made of dehydrated fox urine and smell awful. It is a warning sign to the rats that its natural enemy is within the vicinity and the rats and mice quickly run away from the area.

There are many more natural remedies for common pests, we will explore a few more in our next blog post. Keep reading our blogs for more cleaning insights.