How to Clean Cement

Cement is porous and absorbs liquids. Stains show up from spilled material, food, pets, fertilizers and, of course, oil drips. If you’re cleaning the patio, you may see stains from water seeping through potted plants. Cleaning the cement isn’t a difficult job but it does take some effort and time.

Before you clean your cement, the first thing that you need to do is to get the area clear of furniture or other things that can be in the way of your cleaning. Using a broom, clean the floor by sweeping the concrete to remove dust and debris. To protect plants and other furniture when cleaning cement, make sure to cover them with a tarp or something that cleaning solutions cannot penetrate. The safest alternative is to remove them from the cement. Make sure to cover the electricity outlet and cords too.

Use a grease remover on greasy food stains or from oil drips if you’re cleaning the garage floor. Follow the instructions on the package. You may have to use more than one application. Spot treat any dried on stuff with any household cleaner. Saturate the cement. Cover with a wet rag and let the cleaner penetrate whatever is dried on. Scrape up any stuff with a putty knife.

To create your own cement cleaner, mix 5 gallons of water with oxygen bleach. Put it in a bucket then pour it on a tank sprayer. Spray the solution all over the concrete, making sure that you cover each area. Spray enough cleaning solution making sure they won’t dry out easily. If you don’t have a sprayer, spill the solution onto the cement by tipping the bucket. After you spray, wait for about 20 minutes and allow the cleaning solution to work. You might see bubbling as the oxygen is released.

After you let the oxygen bleach and water solution to sit on the floor for a couple of minutes, you then need to scrub it with a long brush. Scrub all areas including the small corners and make sure to sweep off small dirt and debris.

Let the cement dry. There’s no need to rinse.

To completely clean concrete, it will be good to have a pressure washer. If you do not have it, you can rent one or borrow from someone you know. Adjust the nozzle and use its fan function to sweep the floor. The more concentrated the water flow the smaller an area you can clean but you’ll get the cement cleaner. Get professional help from cleaning services in Melbourne.

Cleaning Your Carpets Means Replacing Them Less

I am not a big fan of paying full price for anything; I find it unnecessary quite frankly. Companies are always putting out a bunch of coupons online you just have to think of looking when you need something and then, of course, know where to look sometimes. Every once in a while you won’t be able to find a coupon for something but usually, you can. Have your carpets cleaned by professionals.

For example, I recently decided to go ahead and get my carpets cleaned since they have somehow recently reached a new state of particularly gross and dirty. I knew that getting your carpets cleaned is usually a bit expensive but I also knew that this was something that I really had to do. If I waited much longer I knew the problem would only get worse and worse until eventually, I would have to replace my carpets entirely which would be way more expensive than just a cleaning.

I looked around online and pretty quickly came across Bakers Chemdry carpet cleaners. Right on the front page of their website they have a coupon for carpet cleaning for three rooms for only $125. I was thinking before of getting four rooms cleaned but I can easily skip out on getting the office downstairs cleaned. Only my husband is ever down there so it is both not that dirty in comparison and also since I am never down there I care less about how it looks. As soon as I saw this coupon for carpet cleaning I called up Bakers Chemdry and set up an appointment to have the carpet in three of the rooms in my house cleaned up. They were a little busy but they were able to schedule me in within the next three weeks, which isn’t so bad. It gave me a bit of time to clean up those three rooms and get some of the junk out of the way so that they would be able to get to the carpets a bit easier.

Once they got here it only took a few hours and everything was taken care of and all of the carpets were clean and looking a bit more like new. Of course, $125 is still a bit of money but I am quite happy knowing that my carpets are now nice and clean and beautiful and that I got a pretty good deal on the whole thing. Since I will probably only get my carpets cleaned every year or two kinds of evens out to not that much money overall. This is especially true when you compare the difference in price between getting your carpets cleaned and having to replace the carpet.

I have read a number of times that if you clean your carpets often enough it can really stretch out the lifetime of the carpet and so you don’t have to replace it as often. I am actually quite curious to do some math and see just what the lifetime comparison is between getting your carpets cleaned and spending a bit of extra money every year versus getting the carpet replaced every ten or so years.