Reactions to grass pollen and other outdoor allergens are at their highest at this time of year, so it’s essential to make sure your home is free from allergens to promote a good nights sleep.

The best way to prevent hay fever and other allergic reactions is to avoid the allergen that causes your symptoms but if you are struggling with hay fever, you might find this task impossible. The most pragmatic step you can take is to get rid of any allergens present in your home…

What Is Hay Fever?

Allergies to pollen are known as hay fever and it this that causes the most allergic symptoms during the summer. Trees and grass release pollen particles into the air during the summer, causing plenty of mild yet uncomfortable allergic reactions in many people across the country.

  • Keep an eye on the weather reports as they often report the pollen count. Staying indoors when it is high is your safest bet.

  • Keep doors and windows throughout the home shut around mid-morning time and early evening, as this is when there is the most pollen in the air.

  • Shower often, wash your hair and change clothes after being outside as pollen can cling to the surface of almost anything and make it indoors.

  • Avoid grassy areas such as parks or fields and if you need to cut the grass in the garden, have someone else do it for you

  • Dry clothes indoors when the pollen count is high rather than outdoors

  • Have specialist cleaners visit your home and carry out a thorough allergy control service to rid your home of pollen and other suspected allergens e.g. dust mites or mould

If you are concerned that allergens in your property are the cause for your sleepless nights, get in touch with Apple Clean today and we will carry out a thorough allergy control service that turns your home back into the clean and healthy environment it once was.

 

 

Written on July 24, 2015 · Tagged: ,

Summer is a busy time for all of us and the school holidays are finally in full swing, so it’s difficult to find any spare time to get things done around the house.

Though you might think it would be more beneficial to save time and money by cleaning your home yourself in preparation for the summer holidays, it’s actually one of the best times to call upon the expert cleaning services here at Apple Clean and here’s why…

We Use Specialist Cleaning Techniques

There are plenty of home-made cleaning tips and tricks that prove to be highly successful in the short-term but what makes Apple Clean stand out from the rest is the high-tech cleaning techniques we take advantage of.

For instance, our upholstery cleaning includes the application of Scotchgard to prevent any further stains

We Work Quickly and Efficiently

We realise that our clients are almost certainly going to need as much time as possible over the summer, so we make sure the work is done in a quick and straightforward manner.

We make sure our services are carried out in the background so that you can get on with your usually day without any hassle. All in all, this means we’ll have your home sparkling in no time at all and thanks to a completely discreet service.

We’ll Clean Anything

There are some cleaning jobs that just seem too demanding in many cases and for many different reasons but Apple Clean have experience cleaning all kinds of domestic and commercial properties.

The tough stain you’ve struggled to cope with can be dealt with using our high-tech cleaning equipment and there’s no job our skilled team haven’t dealt with before. You can certainly count on us to get your home interior back in the best possible condition.

To find out more about our cleaning services this summer, call us today on 0800 587 4571 and our friendly team will help organise an appointment at your home.

We often work tirelessly to keep our homes spotless but the importance of people cleaning up their own space is fundamental if you’re hoping to achieve a clean home every day of the week. Dusting, vacuuming, wiping and polishing are all common chores to do around the house, so what can the kids do to ensure their bedrooms are as tidy as possible?

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If you’re having trouble motivating your kids to keep their bedrooms tidy, here are some essential bedroom cleaning tips you can pass on to them that will certainly make it easier to declutter any bedroom.

Target the Drawers

Drawers can quite easily become cluttered with clothes both new and old, especially if you’re constantly updating your wardrobe. It’s also one of the best methods of keeping clutter out of eyesight!

The best way to organise your drawers is to designate individual spaces in the drawer to a specific type of clothing. This means you’ll be able to see everything upon opening the drawer and know exactly where to put clean washing.

You should also be realistic about the amount of clothes that can fit in a single drawer, doing your best not to overcrowd one of the compartments. You shouldn’t have to be searching vigorously through clothes to find what you’re after.

Get Hold of Some Storage Bins

Storage bins are a really good way of keeping items off the floor. They are also great storage methods for things you need but aren’t likely to use on a regular basis. In other words, they are great for heaps of toys and books, or perhaps even some seasonal clothing.

Storage bins don’t cost a lot and they can be placed anywhere in the bedroom. An alternative would be old cardboard boxes which you could label and sort with different items.

Stop Shopping!

Shopping for new items of clothing, gadgets and other accessories will only make it harder for you to utilise the space you have available. It’s hard for some of us to know when to stop stocking up on things, so try not to buy things you know will only be taking up more space.

When it comes to buying clothes, you should do your best to throw out as many clothes as you buy to efficiently monitor the space available.  We all have clothes we don’t really wear anymore, so target these before stocking up.

If you’re looking for specialist cleaning services to get rid of any tough carpet stains, make sure you get in touch with Apple Clean today. We make the most of the latest cleaning technology to leave domestic and commercial properties spotless.

Summer is well and truly on the way and we’ve experienced some particularly warm and pleasant weather conditions over the last few weeks. Therefore, it’s now time to start focusing on all the typical summer cleaning jobs you’ll need to get done before the hottest months arrive, from upholstery cleaning to leather cleaning.

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Gardens will go on a rampage, the kids will be at home and the pollen count is at its highest, so what exactly should you prioritise for your domestic cleaning schedule? Here’s what you need to get done over the next few weeks to make sure your home is fully prepared for the most demanding time of year!

Take Advantage of the Season

The truth is, you should be looking ahead to later in the year when going over your summer cleaning jobs. Cleaning and home maintenance companies are usually offering discounts over the summer, as are gutter installers, window washing firms and chimney sweepers, so take advantage and get these potentially expensive last-minute jobs done early on!

Get the First Aid Kit Ready

Summer brings along its fair share of potential health concerns, including everything from intense hay fever to kids suffering from the odd bruise or scrape. Most of these emergencies are minimal but you’ll need to make sure your first aid kit is rid of outdated medication and equipped with new adhesive bandages, plasters and hot/cold packs for any insect bites.

Clean the Patio

You’re likely to spend a lot of time outside during the summer, so it’s important to make sure your patio is clean and free from weeds and dirt. Use a combination of a screwdriver and some rags alongside all-purpose cleaner to get rid of any grime or moss building up between patio slabs.

Do a Car-Boot Sale

There’s no better way of decluttering your home than by selling on some of the stuff you no longer need. Make a checklist of all the things you don’t need by doing a quick round of your home and before you know it you’ll have transformed trash into cash!

Inspect Guttering

The gutters may have taken a real battering over the winter and with the weather improving by the week, summer is certainly the best time for you to check your gutters. Clean out any leafy debris so that those unprecedented summer thunderstorms are well prepared for.

 

Don’t forget to contact Apple Clean today for all your domestic cleaning requirements. Our team of professional cleaners use the latest cleaning solutions and equipment to guarantee a thorough and dependable job every time.

With Palm Sunday having just passed, we’ve now started Easter week and it’s time to prepare for what can often be a very busy time for many across the world. There are some countries that see it as a tradition to carry out plenty of spring cleaning jobs prior to Easter Weekend, which originates from an ancient Jewish tradition that focuses on cleaning in time for the Passover Feast.

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The bank holidays are not far off now and many of us will be welcoming family for dinner and plenty of chocolaty Easter treats. So if you haven’t yet found the time to get some domestic upholstery cleaning done and need to occupy your time during the Easter break, here are some of the cleaning jobs you might want to prioritise.

The Kitchen

The kitchen is somewhere you’ll be spending plenty of time before the Easter weekend, whether it’s to prepare the dinner for the family or decorate some delicious chocolate nests and Easter eggs with the kids. Start by making sure the oven is in good condition before cleaning other food storage areas including the fridge. You should also make sure all surfaces are sanitised and ready for plenty of cooking and baking.

The Garden

If we’re lucky enough to enjoy some warm sunshine over the Easter weekend, we may well promote the idea of hosting an enjoyable Easter egg hunt with kids. In this case, you’ll need to make sure the garden is in good shape with the grass mown (if it is dry enough) and plants watered.

Bedrooms/Bathrooms

You might find that your home turns into accommodation for friends and family over the Easter weekend, so make sure that all bedrooms are dusted and any dirty laundry is washed, including bed sheets and linen. Bathrooms should also be thoroughly cleaned, especially if they are to be used by your guests.

The Living Room

For those who like to celebrate Easter with family gatherings, expect to host a few games and perhaps an evening film over the Easter weekend. In order to prepare for this, make sure the living room is well dusted and sofas are either cleaned or reorganised to look good as new once again. Also make sure that there’s a place for everyone to sit down!

If you’re heavily occupied over the Easter period but need to make sure your home is clean in time for the weekend, call Apple Clean today and take full advantage of our in-situ curtain cleaning service as well as all our other specialist domestic cleaning services. We look forward to hearing from you.