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Maid stealing from you – Deal with it and learn from it

In this current, fast-paced society, we are regularly misguided, and we often find ourselves not wanting nor enjoying or just being too busy to find proper time to clean the house. When you combine Dubai’s 24/7/365 lifestyle, mixing bowl of cultures, attitudes and habits and the lack of free time, it honestly becomes inevitable to go online and check reliable sites and book house cleaning services from a trusted and reliable cleaning company. However, hiring cleaning company can be sometimes a challenging task as it encompasses giving a stranger in the form of your maid, complete and generally and often unsupervised access to your house.

Maids have been in the focus of headlines and popular culture for quite a long time now and their image was regularly distorted and unpopular among the general public. Such culture has encouraged those long-standing stereotypes about maids which should definitely not be a turn point and cause hesitation when it comes to taking advantage of one of the most useful home services available.

Certain questions such as whether this is the right step and do you need it all or can you trust your house cleaner, does she know what she is doing and is she the right person for the job will always arise. Additionally, stay aware that in order to get the comfort and the free time to do whatever you want you are opening your home to people you hardly know. Like in every aspect of life, theft can and regrettably, does happen in the house cleaning business in Dubai and everywhere in the world.

While we all know that this problem is real and it exists, it is difficult to be willing to accept the fact that your maid is stealing. And the reason is very simple – although there are more then enough visible and tangible signs or even practical evidence of this happening – it is very hard to face, accept and deal with the issue.

But when it does, we should learn the maximum out of it and be more vigilant so we can avoid such cases happening it again.

Concerning about how theft may occur or that it occurred is not generally on our list of tasks to do in our free time and it often tops the list of reasons of why not to hire a home cleaner. Therefore, doing our homework before choosing and checking credible sources such as help4u.today where you can easily book a maid or a cleaning company with an excellent word of mouth in the Dubai local and expat community and a longer and proven history of service can help in getting rid of the worries.

In any case, using a maid from reputable cleaning company in Dubai offers better protection than hiring an unknown person to enter your home. A professional home cleaning company that you can book online will put as priority learning the facts concerning employee theft and will do everything possible to minimize theft cases from happening.

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.