Tips for deep cleaning of your home

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For many of us, cleaning the house is a tedious task and a painful punishment. We often make the decision to clean our house only after our house looks like a battlefield. But in reality, cleaning the house can be done easily and quickly, if you know a few basic tricks. If you face problems with the functionality of your toilet, call Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου.

Here are some tips for deep cleaning of your home.

The basics

To dust the house, take a piece of cloth and pass it over all surfaces (from furniture, shelves, decorations, frames and paintings). You can even get the special dust cloths with static electricity that you will find in supermarkets to make dusting even easier.

For the floor, carpets and rugs, the must is the vacuum cleaner, as you probably know. Pay attention to the areas that usually pick up the most dirt such as corners, corners behind doors, floor under hangers and monks, floor under sofas and beds, floor under radiators, skirting boards and places where many cables are collected.

If the floor of the house is made of tile or marble, it is good to mop it once in a while to clean any stains from shoes, food and liquids. If it is wooden, use the special liquid cleaner for wooden floors that you will find in supermarkets.

Finally, linen (sheets, towels, pillowcases), it is good to change them once a week and wash them. Hand towels can be changed more often – every three days – due to use.

Βathroom cleaning

Use a spray bath cleaner and spray the basin, bathtub and sink. Next, wipe the spots with a betex. If the bottom of the basin is muddy, add a little bleach and rub the spot well with the brush, to completely remove the mud. Then pull out the cistern.

If you do not want to use bleach, you can clean the bathroom basin with baking soda and vinegar – pour soda, spray it with vinegar and rub well with the brush. You can do the same with the bathtub, only here you will need a hard sponge with which, after pouring soda, you will rub well the “difficult” points and especially the slime that collects around the drain valve.

One point that needs special attention in the bathroom basin is the one that is “hidden” through the rim of the basin (where the cleaning-aromatic usually enters), and which catches odour quite easily. For this point there are special “duck” type cleaners, which due to their shape allow you to clean the specific area. Allow the thick liquid to act for a few minutes and then pull out the cistern.

If the “phone” of the shower has caught salts, leave it overnight in a basin of water and vinegar solution. The next day it will shine. Alternatively, you can use a special salt cleaner. For bathroom tiles, use half a teaspoon of vinegar in three liters of water and mop or scrub them if necessary with a hard sponge. Before mopping, vacuum the tiles to remove any hairs or fluff.

Finally, for shower curtains that collect salts, the easiest solution, if they are made of fabric, is to put them in the washing machine in a short program for colored ones. If they are plastic, you should rub them with a sponge that you will have “watered” with soda and vinegar. If you still have a shower with a door you will need a little more work, with a sponge and liquid detergent for the salts in the joints. If the plastic curtains are moldy, spray with Bleach, leave it on and rinse in the shower.

Back to the kitchen

On kitchen surfaces where food is in contact, it is advisable to avoid cleaners with strong disinfectant action, unless we choose a cleaner specifically for this purpose.

So, if you want to clean benches and tables you can spray them with a solution of water and soda or lemon and then wipe them with kitchen paper. In the same way once a week you can clean the surfaces of cabinets and drawers. Once a week you should clean with an antimicrobial cleaner (containing bleach) and the handles of cabinets, drawers, refrigerator, electric stove and dishwasher.

For the inside of the oven, mix three parts vinegar and one part soda, remove the grills from the oven and pour the mixture into the bottom of the oven. After the foam “settles”, rub the bottom very well with a sponge and then the walls. Add vinegar and baking soda if needed to cover all surfaces. For difficult stains, use a wire, while if some stains persist, leave the mixture for ten minutes and then continue rubbing. After cleaning, wipe the oven surfaces with a damp vetex. Of course, in order not to have to sit for hours rubbing, it will “loosen” your hands to clean it after each use.

For the sink and the faucet, use the same liquid detergent that you will use in the bathroom. Emphasize the area behind the sink, where we usually touch the sponge and detergent, because it accumulates a lot of stench. There you will need to rub it enough with a sponge. If you want a professional disinfection of your home call Αποφράξεις Αθήνα.

In the case of the microwave oven you can place a cup with a little water and a lot of vinegar and turn on the oven until the liquid boils. Then dampen a cloth with hot vinegar and wipe the inside of the oven. Wash the fridge with warm soapy water, wipe it and then rub the inside with a sponge dampened with baking soda to dispel odors.

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Best unclogging methods for your toilet bowl under 10 minutes

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Best unclogging methods for your toilet bowl under 10 minutes

Have you had any problems Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου– with your toilet bowl lately? Do you feel that it is almost clogged and it is not working normally? If you answered yes to the previous questions then you need to read this article as we are going to discuss the best unclogging methods for your toilet bowl under 10 minutes.

Toilet bowls tend to clog when you are not making a right use of them. Throwing paper towels in them or not cleaning them properly might lead to the toilet blocking or just not working properly. Fear no more because we have some great tips on how to unclog your toilet if needed.

Plunger

The first and probably most effective way to unclog your toilet bowl would be to use a plunger. You can basically find one any big super market or at a hardware store. Plungers are using the pressure to release your pipes from whatever is blocking them.

Making continuous moves, push the plunger up and down your toilet drain to create the pressure needed to unclog it. It will probably take you between 2 and 10 minutes to do so, so be patient. If you do not make it then you will need to move to another method. We have some other methods Αποφράξεις Πειραιάς– that you can give a shot.

Wire hanger

The second method includes a wire hanger that all of us have lying around at our houses. You will use this hanger to make a do it yourself (DIY) snake drain. Snake drains are used to push or pull anything that is blocking your pipes and drain. Take the wire hanger and bend it until it is completely straight.

Use the one end of the hanger to hold it and the other to push or pull out anything that is blocking your toilet and creates overflow or abnormal function. Take your time and do not rush yourself. In a few minutes the paper or other item that is causing the blockage will be taken out and your toilet will return to its normal function.

This method might be very effective but it is also very invasive. The wire hanger could cause a great deal of damage to your pipes so please do not use force. If you try the hanger method and see no results move on to another method or call the professionals.

Hot water and soap

Hot water could not be missing off the list of the best unclogging methods for your toilet bowl under 10 minutes. Hot water works wonders in basically anything related to cleaning purposes. Before you try anything else, try using hot water and your purpose will be fulfilled!

In this case, take some dish soap and pour it in your bowl. It does not need to be fancy or anything special, regular dish soap will do the trick. Boil a kettle of water or a big pot of water, let it cool a little and then pour it over the soap. The dish detergent will act as a lubricant to help get the item that is clogging the bowl softer and the hot water will push any remainders right down the drain.

Be careful when using hot water though because you could crack your toilet bowl. Never throw boiling water directly to your toilet -especially during winter- as it could cause damage to it.

Use physics to unplug your toilet

This method is very similar to the plunger that is also using the laws of physics to help you get rid of your clog. It is basically a do it yourself plunger by using just a single plastic bottle of water. You will need a big bottle of water, a bucket and a pair of gloves.

Before we begin, we should tell you that this method could easily go wrong and definitely get a lot messy. Start of by removing as much eater as possible. You could use a small container and a bucket or even a vacuum for liquids (it just would not be sanitary). After removing the water, proceed to fill your bottle with hot -not boiling- water. Then you are going to need to wear your gloves.

Put your thumb at the edge of the bottle to block the water from exiting the bottle. Placing the bottle in the drain -with your thumb upwards- push the bottle to release the water down the drain. You could use the help of another person here for the pressure part. The water pressure could push whatever is blocking your toilet -Αποφράξεις Μαρούσι- to help release your pipes.

Professional drain cleaning crew

If you have tried everything we mentioned above or if you simply do not have the patience of unclogging the toilet by yourself then we suggest you to call a professional draining crew.  The experts will probably need more than 10 minutes to unclog your toilet but they will definitely have it done under 30 minutes.

Furthermore, the professionals will know how to deal with any additional damage that might occur while unclogging your toilet bowl such as a pipe burst for example, so you will be covered in case something like that happens.

If you are interested in a professional drain cleaning crew then you need to trust Αποφράξεις Αργυρούπολη for their excellent services and experience.

We hope that our best unclogging methods for your toilet bowl under 10 minutes were helpful and that you will try at least one of them before calling the experts.

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