We clean many homes and can count on one hand the number of really efficient Vacuum cleaners people own. For those of you with carpets and rugs, especially if you have furry pets, it is essential to frequently vacuum your upholstery, carpets and rugs as they contain dust mites, hairs, mold, spores, skin, mildew, fungi, and allergens. In other words they get pretty dirty! A carpet is however a positive addition to a home as it acts as an effective trap for all these organisms and pollutants, removing them from the air being breathed. An air conditioned non-carpeted home is more prone to allergen circulation. Increased incidences of asthma attacks are more likely than in homes with a carpet. However the dog playing with your kids on an unclean carpet increases the susceptibility to illnesses. Up to 99% of the pollutants are removed with an efficient regular vacuuming. Sensitivity to house dust is considered to be the commonest single cause of asthma. The dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus) is the most important allergen in house dust. While dust mites live mainly in mattresses, making the bed will make them airborne. They settle and will be found in floor dust, mainly in bedrooms. In order to reduce instances of allergic reaction in your home, dust levels should be kept low.
The reason these items get discolored in the first place is due to oxidization (effect of the item combining with oxygen). Tarnish is the layer of corrosion that develops over the item as it undergoes that oxidation.
First remove surface dirt using a soft brush. Vinegar is a remarkable cleaner if you do not have a proprietory cleaner to do the job. Dampen a soft cloth in hot vinegar, then dip in table salt and rub the item, or make a paste of flour, salt and white vinegar in equal parts. You may wish to add powdered detergent and lemon juice for added effect. Use very warm water. You may need several applications. When the item is clean, wash in hot, soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly with tissue. To remove heavy tarnish, difficult stains and corrosion wash in hot, soapy water or a weak ammonia and water solution and rinse. Some readers suggested using steel wool. Remember that using steel wool will cause scratches so use only extra fine steel wool if absolutely necessary. For cleaning silver items, line a large saucepan with aluminum foil. Add your silver. Make sure each piece touches the foil. Completely cover with warm water and add 2 Tablespoons of baking soda. Let stand for 10 – 15 minutes. Now having cleaned your items unless you want to do these operations regularly the trick is to seal the items against oxidization as best one can. Rub the items with a cloth moistened with olive oil after each polishing. Olive oil retards tarnish. A weekly wiping with a little liquid ammonia on a soft cloth will help keep unlacquered brass shiny. Sulfur particularly hydrogen sulfide tarnishes silver. Tarnish is accelerated in a humid environment. So store in a display cupboard with a water absorbing desiccated silica gel to keep the relative humidity low. Activated charcoal or similar commercial product will also remove tarnishing gases. It is possible to get the items lacquered for permanent protection.
How many germs does your keyboard conceal? Bugs and viruses are festering on your computer keyboards in homes and offices A typical keyboard is infected with an astonishing 3,295 germs per square inch Including Listeria and salmonella linger on the keys, mouse and phone for quite a time. Statistically, that makes your workstation dirtier than the average toilet. If you share equipment the problem intensifies. Illnesses which can be transmitted via the computer keyboard include skin diseases, rashes, eczema, fungal infections, diphtheria, thrush, herpes, gastroenteritis, gum disorders, pneumonia, hepatitis and blood poisoning. Food poisoning bugs such as e.coli, staphylococcus aureus, coliforms and enterobacteria are prevalent on dirty keyboards, putting you at high risk of becoming ill. 70% of dust is made from dead human skin cells and at work, they’re just as likely to be your co-workers as your own. If you left a sandwich on your desk, what would it look like after 2 weeks? What about the breadcrumbs that fell into your keyboard 6 months ago? Only 41% of men wash their hands after going to the toilet. Who else answered your phone today? Computers (desktop & laptop)
Advantages of Employing a Company
In Preference to an Individual
As a professional company we have more experience, have cleaned a wider spectrum of properties and all types of interiors. We have the skill and knowledge of the most up to date methods and materials employed in the industry.
You pay only our inclusive fee, (materials are ours) and none of the following expenses which are usually:
Transportation (Dmei Nesi’ot)
National Holidays: – You pay. (There are quite a few National Holidays in Israel).
Vacation money – Usually two weeks money.
Sick Leave – Counted according to a doctor’s sicknote.
Dmei HavRa’a - Holidays
Pitzuim: – You pay if – You dismissed the person or the person has worked at least one full year.
Holiday presents – More than likely you feel obligated when the time comes.
Employing us is different
If you do not want to continue for whatever reason, you just advise in good time before the next visit. You do not have to give legal notice. You have none of the legal responsibilities, hassles or as many let downs as you would have employing a private individual.
By employing HOMEPRIDE you have extra benefits an individual cannot offer:
If you operate a business from home we will give you an invoice so you can put it through your books and get some or all of the outlay returned to you.
We have worked hard to build a first class reputation for honesty, reliability and a good standard of work and wish to build on it and expand so even though we will never please everyone we try harder to offer you the best service possible in order to get recommendations and new business.
We undertake specific jobs like cleaning your windows or just your oven if you wish, you pay us just for what we do.
We have invested money in acquiring unique specialized equipment other cleaners just do not have in Israel to offer you the best cleaning experience.
Under the one roof we offer a spectrum of other useful services for your home that few individuals (or even other companies) can or want to offer.
You don’t have to struggle alone anymore.
We will clean for you at reasonable cost allowing you more free time