How To Clean Power Tools

In the past, I have used my tools, not cleaned them and ended up regretting it. One time, I cleaned a drill with lubricant because it was seized, and it set on fire!

After that episode, I am now very rigorous and when I use a tool I clean it up and put it away in my toolbox.

Let’s Talk About Cleaning Tools

First off, use proper precautions when cleaning any power tools. They are electrical, and as we know, any electrical item and water does not make a good mix.

So, what do I use to clean my tools?

The first item on my go to list is a micro fibre cloth. This is not used wet, it is used damp. Generally, the cloth is used in combination with a mixture of 4 parts water to 1 part washing up liquid, which is kept in a spray bottle for ease of use and convenience. When the cloths become dirty they are simple to clean as they can go straight into the washing machine.

To remove light scuff marks on the body of a tool, lightly spray the micro fibre cloth a couple of times and then rub the cloth together to ensure a even coating on one side. Use the moistened side of the cloth to scrub your equipment and then remove any moisture residue with the dry side of the cloth.

If you find that you have any sort of dust or debris in the vents, you can usually get this out using compressed air in either a can or via a compressor, and fire it sideways on so you blow the debris out and not in.

Milwaukee Battery

For the batteries and the charger, usually a quick wipe over with the cloth when you are finished with them will do the job. If you’re storing the batteries, store them fully charged and they should be good to go for at least a couple of months.

For a good guide to spring cleaning your tools, follow Bob Vila’s advice here – http://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-clean-power-tools

10 Ways to Clean Your Home With Vinegar!

Vinegar is pretty much the most diverse cleaning product on the planet – and a great, natural way to clean many, many things..

So, this week, we take a look at ten interesting and cool cleaning uses for vinegar! Why interesting you ask? Well, a lot of people know about the more popular uses, so, I’ve assembled a list of lesser known cleaning tips and tricks using vinegar :)

** Ten Cleaning Uses For Vinegar **

Scissor cleaner

Ooey, gooey stickers

Clean the dishwasher, kettle & coffee pot

Steam clean your microwave

Naturally refresh fabrics and upholstery

Rejuvenate your bathroom tools

Defrost car windows

Replace dryer sheets & fabric softener

Hand stank

Clean your wood cutting board

An Unusual Cleaning Service I Offer! – Cleaning Scaffolding

Scaffolding is required on many building jobs as well as plastering, renovating and repairing buildings. Inevitably, over time, the scaffolding becomes discoloured and also picks up debris and dirt.

The discolouration on its own wouldn’t matter so much as it’s only an aesthetic appearance, but when particles of plaster, brick and build up of dirt, dust and grime start to take hold, it can have an impact on the performance of the security and safety of the scaffolding.

 

The preferred method of cleaning scaffolding is via high pressure water jets, which contain no chemicals, so there is no chance of weakening the structure of the scaffold, as there would be using chemicals, but also it is very efficient, cheap, and ecological.

I have provided this service to many Lancaster Scaffolding companies and I always receive positive feedback. If you own a Lancaster scaffolding firm and you would be interested in this particular service, please get in touch today.

What Do I Clean On Each Visit

What do I clean when I visit your premises?

I understand that no two properties are the same. That is why I provide a fully bespoke service to you, my clients – I will clean what you want me to clean. Before my first visit to clean I will visit your Lancaster property and work with you to put together a cleaning program which will provide exactly what you want to the standard you expect.

The following room specifications are for regular cleaning…….. what you can expect each visit unless you specify otherwise.

  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Hall, Stairs and Landing
  • Conservatory
  • Porch

Living Room

  • Soft furnishing taken up and vacuumed
  • Window sills dusted and cleaned
  • All living room furniture dusted and cleaned
  • Mirrors and pictures dusted and cleaned
  • Fire place dusted and cleaned
  • Light fitting and lamps dusted and cleaned
  • Rugs and mats taken up and vacuumed
  • Bins emptied
  • General tidy and finish
  • Flooring vacuumed and mopped where needed
  • Windows and paintwork cleaned on rotation

Dining Room

  • Dining table and chairs dusted and cleaned
  • Additional dinning room furniture dusted and cleaned
  • Window sills dusted and cleaned
  • Mirrors and pictures dusted and cleaned
  • Rugs and mats taken up and vacuumed
  • Bins emptied
  • General tidy and finish
  • Flooring vacuumed and mopped where needed
  • Windows and paintwork cleaned on rotation

Kitchen

  • Sink units, draining boards, taps, tiles and splash backs cleaned, sanitised and polished
  • Cupboard fronts and surfaces cleaned, sanitised and polished
  • Cooker hob and extractor fan cleaned and polished
  • Kitchen appliances cleaned and polished
  • Micro wave cleaned inside and out
  • Refrigerator clean on request
  • General tidy and finish
  • Bins emptied
  • Mats taken up and vacuumed
  • Flooring vacuumed and sanitised
  • Windows and paintwork cleaned on rotation

Bathrooms

  • Toilet cleaned and sanitised
  • Wash basin, bath, shower cubicle and screen cleaned and sanitised
  • Hard surfaces, shelves and tiles cleaned and sanitised
  • Mirrors dusted and cleaned
  • General tidy and finish
  • Dustbins emptied
  • Mats lifted and vacuumed
  • Flooring vacuumed and sanitised
  • Windows and paintwork cleaned on rotation

Bedrooms

  • Window sills dusted and cleaned
  • Dressing table, bed side cabinets and additional bedroom furniture dusted and cleaned
  • Bed frame and headboard dusted and polished
  • Beds made – bed linen can be changed on request
  • Mirrors and pictures dusted and cleaned
  • Rugs lifted and vacuumed
  • General tidy and finish
  • Bins emptied
  • Beds and furniture pulled out and vacuumed behind
  • Flooring vacuumed and mopped where needed
  • Windows and paintwork cleaned on rotation

Hall, Stairs and Landing

  • Window sills dusted and cleaned
  • Any additional furniture dusted and cleaned
  • Mirrors and pictures dusted and cleaned
  • Rugs and mats lifted and vacuumed
  • Flooring and stairs vacuumed and mopped where needed
  • Windows and paintwork cleaned on rotation

Conservatory

  • Window sills dusted and cleaned
  • All furniture dusted and cleaned
  • Mirrors and pictures dusted and cleaned
  • Rugs and mats taken up and vacuumed
  • Bins emptied
  • General tidy and finish
  • Flooring vacuumed and mopped where needed

Porch

  • Window sills and ledges dusted and cleaned
  • Front and porch door cleaned
  • Mats taken up and vacuumed
  • Flooring vacuumed and mopped
  • Windows and paintwork cleaned on rotation

Additionally as important are those items that I don’t clean. Whilst I will clean the chrome, ceramics and glass of an oven I don’t perform deep cleans of ovens. If you require this service I can recommend a fantastic Lancaster oven cleaner who gets rave reviews and never lets me down.

I hoover carpets and get down deep into the fibres, but I don’t have a truck mounted carpet cleaner to give it a proper deep fibre, hot water extraction clean. For that I would recommend Cleanerway, who I use personally for my own carpets. They are the only carpet cleaners¬†in Lancaster that I would recommend.

Hello Lancaster

This is my very first post on my very first blog.

My name is Lisa Olstein and I’m writing this post to introduce myself and my services to the great city of Lancaster.

I have recently moved here from Poland and I am setting up a domestic cleaning service for Lancaster home owners. I will make this first post brief, but I will expand on my services on the other pages of this site.

If you would like to contact me, please use the contact form on the contact page and I will get back to you straight away.

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Lisa