Where Germs Hide in the Kitchen Part 2

In my last post, I was talking about where germs hide in the kitchen and how to ensure you get rid of them.  There was so much to talk about on this topic that I had to give you a part 2!  We coved the kitchen cloth, the chopping board & utensils and the sink & tap.  But there were a few more you should be aware of and Master Care wants to ensure you know where to find these. 4. Fridge and Dishwasher!  Take a look at the edges of the doors and rubber cushioning that surround it.  It quickly fills up with mold and mildew because we do not regulary think to clean it.  It is as simple as using your all-purpose cleaner and a sponge, and then make sure to dry it.  It will prevent the mildew buildup. 5. Kitchen Garbage Container!  When was the last time you cleaned your kitchen garbage?  Of course we put a bag in it that we take out regularly, but we do touch the containers handle everyday, with our dirty, germ ridden hands.  Maybe it is time to take it outside (or in the bathtub or laundry sink) and give it a good wash.  Soap and hot water do wonders in getting it clean.  Then, ensure that is it dry before putting another bag in it. 6. Knobs and Handles!  We clean our microwave, stovetop, counters, but do we spend any time cleaning the knobs and handles on our appliances and our cupboards?  Use a clean cloth, and a toothbrush to get in the small crevices, and a good cleaner and go over...

Where Germs Hide in your Kitchen

The holidays mean more cooking, baking, and visiting, which means more time in the kitchen.  Are you sure your kitchen is as clean and free of germs  as can be? There are a few areas of your kitchen that you may need to spend some time on.  We know you wipe your counters and clean the floors regularly as these are whet “look” the dirtiest.  But, maybe it is time to focus your attention on some bactieria ridden areas that we may overlook.  Here is where germs hide… 1. The cleaning cloth! – When was the last time you cleaned that cloth? What about that sponge you use multiple times a day? The one you clean your dirty counters with. The best way to clean it is of course soaking it in bleach (3/4 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water), but putting it in the dishwasher or the microwaving a wet sponge in the microwave for 1 – 2 minutes also does the trick! Launder your cotton cloths or microfibre cloths (without fabric softener) often. 2. Chopping boards & Utensils! – Plastic chopping boards and utensils can be sanitized in a dishwasher, but special attention must be paid to a woodent chopping board.  Try using baking soda and lemon juice to clean & deoderize.  A good scrubbing with hot soapy water does a lot of good too. 3. Sink & Tap! Just think about what goes in the kitchen sink! Clean your sink daily with hot soap and water (with a clean sponge or cloth, or a nylon sponge).  Sprinkle baking soda around a wet sink and clean...

Choosing the Right Janitorial Company – Price vs Cost!

So you are unhappy with the state of your office or commercial space, the dust is building up in the corners, the stairwell is a mess and you start to worry whenever you put your food on the kitchen counters.  It is time to look for a cleaning company to save the day. What is the best price vs cost of good cleaners? You want to find the best deal, which you may believe means finding the lowest price.   Are you looking for someone to come and and dust, vacuum and clean the bathrooms?  It’s not rocket science, so really – how much should you be spending?  But beware- – here is where “you get what you pay for” is very accurate. There is a difference between the price vs cost of quality cleaners. There are a few things you need to take into concideration.  First of all, if you are looking for consistancy, reliability and quality, you should not only be looking at the Price but the Cost of the companies in question.  Do your companies have a good management team, good infrastructure and good customer service?  Do they respond to your questions and concerns?  Companies that provide these should have competitive pricing, but are more than likely not offering the “rock bottom prices” .  Also, those lowest price companies more than likely don’t pay their cleaning crews a fair wage so how much quality would you really be getting from people who aren’t paid well? Here is where the price vs cost comes in.  Remember that about 70% of what you are paying for is for...

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