How to Fight the Flu in Your Office

How to Prevent Flu from Spreading in Your Office

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Prevent the Flu from Spreading in Your Office – Don’t Let the Flu Take Your Employees Down

Flu season is around the corner. Everything will be fine until one day when you walk into your office and notice it’s full of sad, sniffling employees struggling to work through a heavy brain fog. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you start preparing yourself now, you can skip the flu outbreak and have a much happier, healthier winter. We at D’s Cleaning want to help you stop the flu virus before it takes your employees down. We’ve compiled a list of some helpful tips to help you prevent the flu from spreading and keep your office running efficiently.

 

Use Flu-Fighting Products to Prevent the Flu from SpreadingWoman caught flu from office

Did you know that cleaning your office with basic cleaning products doesn’t get rid of the flu virus? You need to use a high-quality flu disinfectant cleaning product to kill the virus. Check the labels and do some research on your cleaning products to make sure they are capable of fighting off that nasty virus. If not, you may just be spreading the germs around.

At D’s Cleaning, we use safe, industrial grade cleaning products that kill the flu virus from all surfaces. If you’re in need of a meticulous team of cleaners with an impressive collection of top-quality products at hand, call D’s Cleaning Service today. We’ll help keep your employees safe from the flu so you can keep your business running efficiently through flu season.

 

Disinfect All Surfaces, Especially These Virus Hot Spots

It’s easy to wipe down the countertops, clean the bathroom, tidy the kitchen, and think your office is clean. Your office looks clean, but germs and bacteria are running rampant on all your most frequently touched surfaces. These virus hot spots need to be attacked with a high-quality flu disinfectant frequently to prevent the virus from infecting your employees. When disinfecting your office this flu season, don’t neglect these major virus hot spots:

  • Computer Mice and Keyboards
  • Desks and Computers
  • Door Handles
  • Fridge Handles
  • Kitchenware
  • Remote Controls
  • Sinks and Faucet Handles
  • Telephones
  • Toilets and Toilet Handles
  • Towels

Keep the Office Kitchen Sparkling Clean to Prevent the Flu from SpreadingCleaning employees cleaning office to prevent flu

Do you have an office kitchen with a shared coffee station, mugs, cups, and plates? If so, you need to be extra careful about preventing the spread of flu germs in your office kitchen. In this area where people are constantly eating and drinking, one contaminated cup or coffee pot could take down half the office.

To keep your employees safe, maintain a high standard of cleanliness in the kitchen. Use a high-quality disinfecting dish detergent like the orange Dawn Ultra Antibacterial dish soap. You may need to post a friendly reminder near the sink to remind employees to wash their dishes thoroughly and immediately before restocking them. Wipe down the countertops, cabinet handles, and coffee pot handles with flu-fighting disinfectant frequently. With these simple tips, you can keep your office kitchen clean and germ-free.

 

Keep Your Employees Happy, Healthy, and Hydrated

You can decrease your employees’ likelihood of becoming infected with the flu ten-fold with the above helpful tips, but there’s no way to completely eliminate this dangerous, invisible virus. A strong immune system is the key to keeping viruses and bacteria at bay.

Your employees are less likely to contract the flu virus if they are maintaining their immune systems with healthy habits and less stress. Make sure to have a water station at your office and encourage your employees to stay extra hydrated this season. Maintain a happy, positive workplace environment, because stress increases the likelihood of getting sick. Encourage your employees to maintain healthy eating and sleeping habits.

These healthy habits will strengthen your employees’ immune systems so they can fight off any germs, bacteria, or viruses that come their way.

 

D’s Cleaning Can Help Keep Your Office Flu-Free

Overall, use disinfectant cleaning products, don’t neglect virus hot spots, and make sure your employees are taking good care of themselves this flu season. And if you’re in need of an expert cleaning service with high quality, flu-fighting products, call D’s Cleaning. We can help you keep your office disinfected and sparkling clean. We’ll be your first line of defense against germs, bacteria, and viruses. We won’t let sickness take your employees down this winter.

Call today to schedule an office cleaning.

How to Get Rid of Coffee Stains

How to Get Rid of Coffee Stains

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Don’t Let A Coffee Stain Ruin Your Day, Remove it with These Tips

The morning sunshine is peaking through your kitchen window to find you sitting in your favorite spot at the dining table. You raise an over-filled cup of joe to your lips when you slightly miss your mouth and see the scorching espresso-colored liquid hit your spotless carpet.

Don’t panic! Coffee stains aren’t as impossible to remove as you might think. With these tips from D’s Cleaning, you’ll have those stains out before they set in no time.

 

Getting Rid of Fresh Coffee Stains

Stain from spilled coffee on the carpet

A fresh coffee stain can be a dreadful thing. The liquid seeps into furniture fabric and quickly darkens a small or large area (depending on the amount spilled). The situation isn’t completely hopeless. Remember, plenty of other coffee drinkers have been in your shoes too! Here are a few items you may have around the house that can remove a fresh stain before it gets worse:

  • Salt

Grab a salt shaker and sprinkle salt on the stain. Be sure to use enough salt to cover the stain with several layers before leaving it alone for a minute. Then gently rub it away with a paper towel or cloth. It may not completely remove the stain, but it should prevent it from spreading further.

  • Baking Soda

Baking soda is more than likely to work better than the salt at removing the stain. Before you begin dumping baking soda onto your stain, use a damp paper towel to blot the area. Then sprinkle baking soda over the stained area and let it seep in for a few minutes before removing it with a dry towel. This method may still leave a mark, but it will get the majority of the coffee stain out.

  • Baby Powder

If you have baby powder handy, then all you need to do is apply it on the stain and let it sit for a few minutes before brushing it off with a damp cloth or paper towel.

 

Getting Rid of Dried Coffee Stains

The only thing worse than a fresh coffee stain is a dried coffee stain. These types of stains are tougher to get out because the liquid has already seeped deeply into the fabric or carpet fibers. To get rid of these stains, you’ll need patience as well as liquid laundry detergent or dish soap.

Combine a few drops of liquid detergent or dish soap with some water and rub your fingers into the stain. After rubbing, let the stain sit for five minutes then rinse the stain with cold water. Repeat these steps until the stubborn stain fades away.

 

Getting Tough Coffee Stains Out of Carpet with Extra PowerHands cleaning coffee stain on carpet

Don’t fret if coffee spills onto your home’s carpet. It won’t be easy, but it is possible to remove with our tips and a little bit of elbow grease. Here are a few solutions so you can recover your carpet:

  • Vinegar & Dish Soap

Mix a spoon of white vinegar and liquid dish soap with about two cups of room temperature water. Blot the stain with a cloth or paper towel. Continue blotting the stain while alternating with wet and dry cloths or paper towels until the stain disappears.

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a gentler bleach cleaner that won’t damage your carpet. Spray the stained area with hydrogen peroxide without saturating the carpet, then place a damp dish towel over the stain and pass an iron over the towel for 20-30 seconds. Move the iron around the towel until the stain is lifted.

  • Deep Carpet Cleaning

Get your stained carpet back to its original crisp, clean quality with carpet cleaning services from D’s Cleaning. We have the equipment, industry-grade solutions, and top-grade training to get the trickiest of stains out. Our deep cleaning services also gets dirt and allergens out, creating a healthier environment.

With these tips, you’ll be able to remove unexpected or old coffee stains from your furniture or carpet quickly and efficiently. Call D’s Cleaning today at 225-572-9497 to get help cleaning the coffee stains out of your carpet that you can’t handle on your own.

The Best Way to Clean Mirrors

The Best Way to Clean Mirrors

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Cleaning Mirrors Can Be Tricky –These Tips Can Help

Has your mirror gotten so dirty that you can’t recognize your own reflection anymore? Or maybe you’ve tried to clean a mirror only to have large streaks left behind. D’s Cleaning Services will have your bathroom or bedroom mirrors looking spic and span when you follow our tips on the best way to clean mirrors.

Knowing where to start with cleaning mirrors can be the hardest part. There are so many different types of cleaning products and drying methods, along with all the DIY tips from the internet.

 

What Doesn’t Work:

Man cleaning mirror in the bathroom

  • Newspaper

Newspapers used to be the way to clean mirrors, but the ink used today can leave behind a residue on your mirror when drying.

  • Paper towels

This method of drying is very commonly practiced among homeowners, but unfortunately, it’s not the best option. Paper towels leave behind small pieces of paper fiber, making mirrors look dusty even after they’re clean.

  • Wiping a foggy mirror with a towel

It might be convenient to use your towel to “clean” your foggy mirror after you jump out of the shower, but this isn’t the best way to approach cleaning your mirrors. This method leaves mirrors looking extremely streaky after they dry.

  • Generic cleaning products

Products that aren’t labeled as a window cleaner should be avoided. There are other types of cleaners dedicated to cleaning mirrors that will make your mirror shine bright. Generic cleaning products aren’t always made with materials that should be used to clean glass or mirrors.

 

What to Use:Hand cleaning mirror

  • A flat-weave microfiber cloth

These cloths are made for fast drying and lint-free results. A microfiber cloth also prevents debris from sticking to the cloth.

  • Rubbing alcohol and cotton pad

Rubbing alcohol can be used to remove the buildup of toothpaste, handprints, and dirty stains that are difficult to remove with just glass cleaner alone.

  • Homemade glass cleaner

One cleaner you can make easily at home is a mixture of vinegar and water. Mix together one-part white vinegar to one-part water in a spray bottle to create this homemade solution. This is a classic cleaning method, but you should be aware that the smell of vinegar is likely to linger for a while after it dries.

 

Double Check Your Work

Make sure to double check your work after you’re done wiping. Check for any scuff marks or missed spots on the surface from different angles. If you catch a stain or two still left, just spot clean until it’s streak-free.

Call D’s Cleaning at 225-572-9497 to get some help polishing the rest of your home!

Five Mistakes a Business Owner Can Make When Hiring an Office Cleaning Company

5 Mistakes a Business Owner Makes When Hiring an Office Cleaning Company

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Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes When Hiring an Office Cleaning Company or You May Pay the Price

As a business owner, you want to have a clean office to make a good impression on clients, keep employees healthy, and maintain an inviting workspace. However, when it comes to finding the right office cleaning company for your business, it’s important to choose one that fits your needs. Here are five pitfalls to avoid when choosing a cleaning company for your Baton Rouge office.

 

  1. Hiring the Cheapest Option

As a business owner, you know it’s important to cut costs and increase profit. You might consider picking the cheapest option, but this usually costs you more in the long run. When you choose the cheapest cleaning service you can find, you’re sacrificing quality. A dirty or partially cleaned office is less professional-looking than one that is properly cleaned. You don’t want to have to pay for another company to come and finish the job. When it comes to office cleaning services, you really do get what you pay for.

 

  1. Not Learning Anything About the PeopleBusiness Agreement Made on Office Cleaning Company

One of the biggest mistakes businesses make when hiring an office cleaning crew is not learning anything about the people before hiring them. After all, you wouldn’t hire someone to work for your company without interviewing and getting to know them first. You need to make sure you’re hiring a business that’s friendly, dedicated, and good at what they do. One surefire way to check is to read the cleaning company’s reviews online. You can also ask the cleaning company for a list of references and contact the references. See what previous customers have to say about their experience with that cleaning company. If they had any issues with the company, see how those issues were dealt with and if they were resolved.

But don’t just take someone else’s word for it. You can also interview the cleaning company the old-fashioned way and feel the company out for yourself. You won’t get the chance to meet every member of the crew, but you can at least chat with the person who would be overseeing your office cleaning to discuss your expectations and ask any questions you may have. Look for a company with a good attitude that is easy to communicate with and dedicated to giving you good service.

 

  1. Hiring Uninsured, Unbonded, or Unlicensed Cleaners

A cleaning company is usually trusted to do their jobs fully and efficiently without harming your business or property. When looking for an office cleaning company, you need to make sure you’re hiring a reliable company that doesn’t pose any risk to your business. Don’t take a leap of faith and hire a cleaning company without checking that they’re licensed, insured, and bonded first.

Licensed means they are certified in cleaning services. In other words, they know what they’re doing and they have the documentation to prove it. Insured means that the cleaning company provides liability insurance, which provides coverage in the event of property damage or bodily injury claims. Bonded means that the customers and employees are protected against damage, loss, or other cost-inducing accidents. An unbonded cleaning company could cost your business thousands of dollars in damages if a worker suffers an accident or there are damages to your property while cleaning.

 

  1. Not Understanding Your Contract

    Office Cleaning Company at Work

If you’re looking to arrange scheduled office cleanings for your business, you’ll need a contract. This document will go over the specifics of your agreement with the cleaning company, like how often the office will be cleaned, what times the office will be cleaned, what’s included in the cleaning, and fees. Make sure all the services you want for your office cleaning are included in the contract, like carpet shampooing, floor polishing, window cleaning, etc. Ask if there are any additional fees, and if there are, make sure they’re justified. Make sure you read the full contract and understand it completely before you sign. It’s ok to ask questions; a good cleaning crew will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

  1. Not Asking About Supplies

Make sure your cleaning company is using industry grade products for quality sanitation. Some people, like those with asthma for example, are sensitive to certain chemicals. Some technology and machinery are sensitive to certain chemicals as well. An expert cleaner will be well-educated in this area and will use products that give quality results without damaging your property or harming the people in your office.

Also, make sure that the use of these supplies is included in the service charge. Some cheap cleaning companies require you to provide your own cleaning supplies. This is never a good deal because you may not have the cleaning supplies you need.

To sum it up, don’t hire the cheapest option; make sure you’re hiring good people who are licensed, insured, and bonded. And, understand your contract and make sure the cleaning products are up to snuff.

If you have any questions or need a high-quality cleaning service for your Baton Rouge office, call D’s Cleaning today at 225-572-9497.

Eliminate pet odors from your home

Eliminate Pet Odors from Your Home

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Eliminate Pet Odors from Your Home with These Tips

 

We love our pets more than anything, but sometimes they can leave our house feeling dirty, furry, and downright smelly. When it comes to refreshing your home with your furry friends roaming around, there is more to eliminating pet odors than simply spraying air freshener. To effectively eliminate pet odors from your home, try these cleaning tips from D’s Cleaning Services.

 

Wash the Furniture, Blankets, and PillowsDog lying on the couch and causing pet odor

Fabrics absorb a lot of scents – even the bad ones. When your four-legged friend snuggles up in a blanket or rubs their fur against the couch, they are leaving their scent. That iconic pet smell comes from a mix of their saliva, fur, and hormone glands and it leaves a musty scent on blankets, sheets, and linens. Be sure to wash any fabric you can that your pet has rested on to eliminate the scent they left behind.

Wash their pet bed as well. Excluding your actual dog or cat, their bed will be the smelliest source. Most pet beds are machine washable, but be sure to follow the instructions on the label to prevent any mishaps.

 

Make Sure Your Pet Wipes Their Paws Before Coming Inside

Cleaning your pet’s paws after their outdoor adventures not only prevents your cat or dog from tracking in dirt and mud, but it will also help eliminate their smelly odors. Like humans, cats and dogs sweat when they get hot. However, rather than sweating from all over their bodies, they sweat from their paws! So, every time your pet walks back inside and around the home after working up a sweat outside, they are leaving their odorous scent everywhere they walk.

To prevent the smell from getting around the home, wipe their paws either by placing down a mat for them to walk on or wipe them yourself with a towel or cloth.

 

Vacuum and Mop the Floors to Remove the Hidden Pet Dander

Pets shed and leave their leftover fur all around the home. The loose dander that your pet leaves behind can not only cause allergy problems but also leave an odor in your home. To refresh your home from the pet dander, start by vacuuming the floors. Then run a mop over your tile and hardwood floors to eliminate the lingering odor and to pick up any hairs that may have been missed by the vacuum.

 

Use Odor-Eliminating Cleaners for Any Accidents

Puppies make an adorable addition to a family, but potty training has its own set of challenges, such as them going potty on the carpet. Even well-trained dogs may have accidents inside every now and then. They may even hack up a hairball or spit saliva on the floor. Whatever the case is, these accidents can all cause odors around the home. As you are cleaning up your pet’s accident, be sure to clean up the source and the areas surrounding it.

Remember, just because the spot is cleaned does not mean the odor is gone too. Be sure to use an odor-neutralizing spray to remove the scent that the accident may have left.

 

Consider Shampooing the CarpetDog paws, which cause pet odor

The amount of dirt and bacteria trapped in your carpets from regular foot traffic can build up for several months and even years. When you add both foot and paw traffic, your carpets will be filled with much more germs and dander. To effectively remove the pet odor from your home, you may have to call in stronger reinforcements. Deep cleaning your carpets will clean and eliminate the odors and dander that are trapped deep within the carpet.

 

For a Complete Pet Odor-Eliminating Clean That You Can See, Call D’s Cleaning

If you are facing a serious pet odor problem or just simply don’t have the time to get it done, calling in professional cleaners will be the best option. Using the best cleaning and disinfecting agents, our highly-trained cleaning staff at D’s Cleaning can effectively remove the deeply seated odors that are hidden around your home.

To give your home the refreshing clean you want, call D’s cleaning to a arrange a one-time or scheduled cleaning today!

Make a Great First Impression with D's Tips for a Clean Office

Make a Great First Impression with D’s Tips for a Clean Office

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Impress New Clients Before You Meet Them with These Tips for a Clean Office

 

First impressions are important to everyone. When someone is going to an interview, they dress up, speak respectfully, and try to carry themselves well. Why? Because if they make a bad first impression, it makes it more difficult for them to find a job.

Businesses have the same problem. If a prospective client walks into a business and sees a messy lobby, dirty restroom, or grimy windows, they will think twice before purchasing from that business. At D’s Cleaning, we want to help your business make the best first impression it can with these tips for a clean office.

 

A clean desk thanks to office cleaning servicesA Messy Lobby Equals Lost Customers

Think about it—when you go into a business you’ve never been to before, what do you look for? If you go into a doctor’s or dentist’s office and the lobby is cluttered, the floors need to be cleaned, and there’s dust everywhere, you probably will think twice about sticking with that medical professional. The same thing applies to you and your business. Your lobby should be organized and free of dust, and the floors should be free from dirt and debris.

Your lobby is the first thing a potential customer will see, and they will form a negative opinion of you and your business based on that. When you have a clean lobby, it shows you pay attention to detail and care about the little things. Now, most business owners don’t have time to clean themselves and are too busy working on other business matters. Luckily, D’s Cleaning Service offers a general cleaning service to keep your lobby looking fresh and clean.

 

Dirty Restrooms Will Send Clients Running

Our next tip for a clean office is a big one—make sure your bathrooms are clean. If you’ve ever encountered a dirty restroom at a place of business, you know how uncomfortable it makes you feel. In fact, an independent study reported 94 percent of customers would avoid a business in the future if they encountered a messy bathroom.

If your business has a sparkling clean restroom, it will reflect positively on you and your business. Bathrooms should be stocked frequently, smell fresh, and the mirrors and floors should be cleaned regularly. If you want to make a good first impression with clients and employees, but don’t have the time or staff to maintain your restrooms, check out a general cleaning service.

 

Young woman cleaning the office windowsFunky Windows Stop the Sun and the Money Coming In

Windows are the first thing people notice when they visit your business. Windows are kind of like your hair—when it’s messy, everyone notices. If your windows are dirty, it will be an immediate turn-off to future customers. Also, dirty windows will make your lobby look dull by blocking bright sunlight from streaming through the windows.

Your office windows should be crystal clear and spotless. To keep them clean, they should be wiped down with glass cleaner at least once per week. However, once they have gotten grimy and dirty on the outside, it will take more than a little elbow grease to clean them. Seek out a commercial cleaner that has a window cleaning service. Professionals, like D’s Cleaning Service, will wipe your windows back to a sparkling clean that will have you and your customers seeing the light once more.

 

When You Need Your Office Cleaned, Call D’s Cleaning

Making a good first impression is easy when you follow these office cleaning tips. When your lobby, restrooms, and windows are clean, new clients will be impressed and want to continue to do business with your company. Unfortunately, most business owners simply don’t have enough time to worry about cleaning. If you need professional cleaning services, call D’s Cleaning Service. We will work with you within your schedule to keep your office sparkling and help you keep the sales rolling in.

 

 

Keys to Carpet Health

The Key to Carpet Care

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With a Few Carpet Care Tricks, Your Carpet Can Look Bright and Spotless as Opposed to Dingy and Spotted

If your carpet resembles a Dalmatian’s coat, it’s time to employ a few tricks and tips to get your tired foot space looking like new. Vacuuming alone simply won’t cut it in regards to your carpet’s long-term health. A combination of techniques paired with regular maintenance will ensure your carpet looks and feels clean and inviting.

 

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Square Foot of Clean Carpet

Remember how your carpet looked when it was newly installed? There were no dark patches, stains, or blemishes to soil the appearance. Those all came later after spilled coffee, pet hair, and food crumbs accumulated over time, covering your carpet in splotches. The best way to maintain your carpet’s appearance is to take preventative measures to keep it pristine.

dirty shoes on the ground

One of the simplest methods you can use to prevent stains is removing your shoes before stepping on your carpet. Enforce a shoes-off policy in your home for your carpets, hardwood floors, and anywhere else you step. This will prolong the life and general upkeep of your carpet tremendously.

 

A Rundown of Carpet Care Techniques

Even with your muddy shoes staying by the door, stains will occur on your carpets. A carpeted floor means dirt, allergens, and grime collect in the fibers over time contributing to a less-than-stellar look. Here’s a briefing on three methods of cleaning:

man vacuums carpet in the living room as part of carpet care

Vacuuming – This is the most familiar approach to carpet cleaning and for good reason. Vacuuming is an effective way to pick up dirt and dust that live in your carpet. The catch here is that it must be done often. Experts recommend twice a week for true benefit.

DIY Machines – If you fancy yourself handy, this might seem like the way to go but pay careful attention to doing it right. Do-it-yourself steam machines can provide a thorough carpet scrub only if the correct amount of chemical is used. A steam machine also won’t provide the level of clean that a professional will when it comes to deep-set dirt. After factoring in chemical cost, machine cost, time cost, and the degree of cleaning, that money might be better spent on a professional clean.

Spot Cleaning – Getting to a stain within a minute after it occurs provides a very high chance you can remove it. Use a blotting technique with a cloth and tap water instead of a back-and-forth scrubbing method to prevent spreading the stain and a fuzzy, frayed patch. If that fails, use club soda or white vinegar in a 50/50 solution mixed with water.

spill

 

Time to Call in the Pros

If you, like most people, would rather not spend time obsessing over your carpet weekly, then it’s time to call a professional cleaner like D’s Cleaning Service. We’ve got the expert carpet know-how that only comes from years of experience. Return your DIY steamer, stow your vacuum in the closet, and let us worry about the stains in your carpet. In addition to carpet maintenance, D’s Cleaning Service can provide an excellent clean for your entire home, apartment, or office. The superior clean you’ll experience with D’s carpet shampooing, vacuuming, and scheduled cleanings will impress from afar. Go ahead and give us a call today!

Springtime Can Mean Allergy Time

Springtime Can Mean Allergy Time

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Are Allergies Causing You to Miss Out on Crawfish Boils and Picnics? We All Know Pollen is an Irritant, but Here’s a Rundown of the Specifics that Highlight the Necessity of a Professional Cleaning

Watery eyes can be just the start of a long list of symptoms stemming from spring allergies. Pollen is the number one cause of hay fever, but pollen is a general term for all the spores that trees, grasses, and weeds contribute to the plant reproductive process. You can’t blame a plant for trying to fertilize, but you can minimize your exposure. Keeping your home clean and pollen free can help alleviate allergies and the sicknesses that come with it.

 

The Trees and Weeds Behind the SneezePlant that causes springtime allergies

While we all love the sight of a blossoming tree in spring, those very blossoms are the source of many common spring allergens. Here are some trees at the top of the list of usual suspects in Louisiana:

  • Cedar
  • Cypress
  • Maple
  • Mulberry
  • Oak

Trees aren’t the only ones to blame for all the hacking and coughing. Weeds can be just as potent and compel you to grab an extra antihistamine before you leave for the day. Not to be outdone, here’s a shortlist of some of the biggest allergy offenders:

  • Bermuda
  • Johnson
  • June
  • Perennial Rye
  • Timothy

Timothy, Johnson, and June may sound like three people you went to high school with, but these weeds should not be taken lightly. They can trigger allergies just as quickly as their larger tree brothers. If you’re prone to allergies, taking precautions and limiting time outside during allergy season is the best way to ensure a happy upper respiratory system this coming spring.

 

Keep Your Home Clean During SpringA woman sneezing from spring allergens

There’s no way to scrub down the outside world, but you can take steps to promote a healthy, clean environment inside your home or office. In fact, inside air quality is often five times as polluted as outside air. This means that your favorite blanket isn’t just effective at keeping you warm and cozy but also at trapping significant numbers of dust and common spring allergens. Along with furniture and blankets, friendly Fido the dog is, unfortunately, also to blame for the tracking of pollen into your home. When he plays outside, large amounts of pollen gets trapped in his coat before he re-enters the house. Luckily, there’s a solution to the indoor allergy blues.

 

Indoor Allergy ReliefA professional cleaner removing allergens

You may think you’ll be able to keep up with cleaning this allergy season, but once the first pollen grains are released, the task of upkeep will be too much to handle. Who has time to vacuum carpets, dust the house, and sweep the floors while pollen continues to mount? The task will seem never-ending, but D’s Cleaning Service is here to help. We’ll do all the jobs mentioned above and more to take care of the indoor cleaning while you go enjoy the beautiful springtime sunshine.

The best way to keep allergies at bay is to hire a professional cleaner like D’s Cleaning Service to remove as much of the pollen caught in your drapes, carpet, and furniture as possible. D’s specializes in both home and residential cleaning, so if your office starts accumulating dust and pollen this spring, contact D’s Cleaning for a top-notch spring cleaning. Just watch as your sneezing, sniffling, and coughing subsides when your home or office is de-allergized.

Tips for Cleaning Marble

Tips for Cleaning Marble

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Cleaning Marble Is an Investment That Requires a Special Kind of Care

 

Marble is a gorgeous, classic type of rock that is used in homes as floor tiles, countertops, and even on fireplaces. However, as beautiful as the rock is, cleaning marble has its own set of challenges. If you have marble in your home, you know that it is expensive and sensitive to stains, etches, and scratches. To help you keep your marble glossy and fresh, D’s Cleaning Services has provided cleaning tips to ensure that your marble stays in the best shape.

 

Clean the wine spilled on the marble as soon as possibleClean Up Spills as Soon as Possible

This may seem obvious as you should clean up any spills on any surface right away. However, when it comes to marble, one spill of coffee could ruin your perfect marble floors or countertops. The most important spills you should watch out for are ones with acidic substances such as wine, coffee, fruit juices, tomato sauce, sodas, and even certain cleaning products. If an acidic liquid is left on the marble, you could end up staining or etching (dulling its glossy appearance) the surface.

 

Avoid Using Bleach, Ammonia, and Vinegar Products to Wipe Down Marble

Harsh cleaners are known to etch marble, which will make the material look dull and more prone to scratches. Instead of using the all-purpose cleaners, try the classic soap and water routine. Simply mix a mild dish soap with water and wash down your marble surface. Avoid using citrus-based soaps or acidic cleaning agents with your soap and water as this may weaken the porous stone. After you have washed down the marble, be sure to dry it off with a soft towel to prevent any water stains.

 

Clean marble bathroomBe Careful with the Amount of Dirt That Gets Tracked Inside

You spent a lot on your marble floors, so you should keep dirt away from them as much as possible to avoid etching and stains. Safeguard your marble floors by using slip-resistant floor mats around entrances to minimize contact with outdoor debris and dirt. You should also sweep your floors regularly. Vacuums may scratch the marble. Instead, wipe down your floors often with a dust mop for a safer clean.

 

If You Need an Extra Hand, Call the Professional Cleaners at D’s Cleaning Service

Cleaning marble floors and countertops require a special amount of care, which involves extra time and work. Our professional cleaners at D’s Cleaning Service are equipped with the right tools and pay close attention to detail so you can be sure that your marble will look its best after cleaning. We come prepared with industrial, neutral pH cleaners to ensure there are no stains, scratches, or etching left behind after the job is done.

For quality cleaning services for your marble floors and countertops, contact D’s Cleaning Service today at 225-572-949

clean marble slab

4 D's of Holiday Cleaning

The 4 D’s of Winter Cleaning

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Everyone Knows About Spring Cleaning… But What About Winter Cleaning?

 

So many people wait until spring to begin their annual cleaning routine. Why is that? The hustle and bustle of the holidays make it the most important time to have your home clean and orderly. For a sparkling house this winter season, D’s Cleaning Service has prepared the four D’s of winter cleaning to ensure your home looks as fresh as newly fallen snow.

 

  1. Declutter What You Don’t Need

The holidays are a time for giving and receiving. Make room for the new gifts that you will be receiving and get rid of the items you no longer need or use. In fact, you can even stick to the spirit of the season and you can even donate those unwanted items to a person in need. Once you declutter your home, you can bring those unwanted items that are still useable to a donation box within the Baton Rouge area.

The best places to start decluttering are:

  • Closets
  • The Garage
  • Cabinets
  • Under Furniture
  • The Attic

 

  1. Disinfect to Make Your Home HealthyClean linens after winter cleaning

With the colder season coming, the season of viruses and illnesses is not far behind. As you are preparing for the winter holidays, you want to be sure that you are healthy so you can celebrate the festivities with friends and family. After all, you don’t want to miss any of the holiday parties or feasts that you may have scheduled.

There are so many areas of your home that would benefit from a disinfecting scrub to remove bacteria and viruses. However, the most important places to clean include:

  • Bath Tubs and Showers
  • Sinks
  • Countertops
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Door Knobs
  • Blankets and Bed Sheets

 

  1. Dust Away the Dirt and Dander

Just like how disinfecting is important to keep your home free from pathogens that can make you sick, dusting is just as important to rid your home of allergens. Because people tend to bundle up inside their homes during the wintertime, it is a good idea to make sure that dusting is a priority on your winter cleaning checklist. This is to make sure you can snuggle up in your favorite blanket without the extra sneezing and wheezing.

Dust hides in several places around the home. Perhaps the most common places dust hides in your house are:

  • Window Blinds
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Shelves and Cabinets

 

  1. Deep Clean the Floorsa person winter cleaning by mopping the floors

Tiles, wood, and carpet all need extra cleaning from time to time. Deep cleaning your floors goes beyond your routine sweeping and vacuuming. A good wash before the winter holidays will make your floors look like new and overall give a refreshed feeling to your home.

To effectively remove stains, dirt and grime from your floors, try:

  • Vacuuming Under Furniture
  • Shampooing or Steaming Carpets
  • Mopping Tiles and Hardwoods
  • Polishing Hardwoods

Although different floor types each need a different method of deep cleaning, it is important to properly dry your floors after they have been washed to prevent mold and mildew.

 

Need a Hand with Your Winter Cleaning? Call D’s Cleaning Service

Your to-do list to get your home ready for the holiday season might feel overwhelming as it is, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to sacrifice having a winter fresh home. D’s Cleaning Service is here to assist you in all your winter cleaning needs. We make sure your home looks as dazzling as the star on the top of the tree.

Best of all, our cleaning crew also works around your schedule. Whether you need help with the four D’s of winter cleaning or any other cleaning service that you may need, call D’s Cleaning Service of Baton Rouge today!