Top 10 reasons you should hire Glover Cleaning

Top 10 reasons you should hire Glover Cleaning

  1. Life is too short:  Life is too short to spend cleaning your house and making sure every room is clean and presentable.
  2. Always read for snap inspections:  Life is filled with surprises and when people drop by, you don’t want you and them to be surprised by an unclean bathroom or kitchen.
  3. Reoccurring cleaning ensures peace of mind:  Having your home cleaned on a weekly or bi-weekly basis gives you peace of mind that your home is clean and you don’t need to worry about strange funguses growing in your bathroom. :)
  4. Perfect for busy schedule:  Hiring Glover Cleaning is the perfect solution to families that have busy schedules.  Most families work extremely hard and often times, there is not time to clean the house.  Glover Cleaning can make life easier by making your house spotless from floor to ceiling.
  5. Professional and reliable: One benefit of hiring Glover Cleaning is that we are professionals who are extremely reliable.  You can count on our cleaning staff to provide you with the highest quality of cleaning services.
  6. Experience:  Glover Cleaning provides vast experience in cleaning homes which provides you with stellar cleaning experience.
  7. You Can Trust Glover Cleaning:  Our staff knows the importance of being able to trust the cleaners in your home.
  8. Professional cleaning equipment: Glover Cleaning uses professional-grade cleaning equipment that many homeowners do not possess. Such equipment enables your home to e cleaned deeply and effectively.
  9. Expertise:  The Glover Cleaning staff are experts at what they do.  We provide our staff with extensive training regarding how to use cleaning equipment and chemicals properly.
  10. Custom Cleaning Plans:  Glover Cleaning can work directly with you to develop a custom cleaning plan that suits your specific needs and preferences. Such a plan involves determining how deeply you want the house clean, as well as which areas you want him or her to give the most attention.

Cleaning Wars Between Modern Men and Women

The term “clean” means different things to different people.  Sometimes a man takes out the trash and they think their chores are done and the house must be clean.  Women can have a different definition of a “clean house”.

Scrubbing Bubbles released a survey and found that when it comes to cleaning, women play a dominant role and some women aren’t ready to share the work with their spouse, even though they want more help.

Many couples fight about cleanliness, but never take time to discuss expectations and what the definition of “clean” means to each other.  Some women run their entire lives around cleanliness and marital moments can arrive when the husband isn’t as concerned.

58 percent of women say it’s their “job” to clean, and a quarter of all woman confided that they want more overall help from their partner or spouse, but 38 percent don’t trust them to meet their standards of cleanliness.

On the other hand, 45 percent of men surveyed say it's their job to clean and contribute to the household accordingly. More surprisingly, nearly 75 percent of men claim to clean to make their spouse or partner happy – demonstrating they do care about helping out and are picking up the slack.

To help ease the friction of cleaning, John, Gray, the author of Men are from Mars, and Woman Are from Venus offers some suggestions.

  • Define the roles: It's important to identify all the household chores and discuss who will have ownership of each cleaning task.
  • Discuss expectations: Women should show men how they expect the house to be cleaned and show them what is involved.
  • Look for time-saving cleaning tools: Men love to solve problems and if you get them involved with looking for cleaning tools that will save time, they will be more involved with using them.
  • Remember to say thank you: Whether or not the bathroom shines the way you want, don't forget to say thank you for making the effort.

Glover Cleaning can help make your home clean and solve many marital moments!

The Importance Of Dusting

Did you know the average home accumulates about 40 pounds of dust in a year?

There is a saying that goes "A house becomes a home when you can write "I love you" on the furniture."

Dusting is one of those chores that we all know needs to be done, but somehow we have a hard time getting to it.  Dusting your home and business office can give you great health benefits.

An allergy to dust mites can cause chronic congestion or even asthma.  98% of dust allergens are inhaled from the bedroom and bed areas.  Pillows and mattresses should be covered with dust proof covers.  Bedding should be washed bi-weekly with hot water. 

A microfiber dusting product and damp rag are better for dusting than a dry cloth.  Vacuum cleaners with double-layered microfilter bag or high efficiency Hepa filters will help remove dust from carpet and upholstered furniture.  Bedrooms should be cleaned once a week and ceiling fixtures such as fans and lights should also be dusted.

Today’s homes are contaminated by a wide variety of Modern pollutants:  There are pesticides, hydrocarbons, synthetic chemicals, flame-retardants, paint and heavy metals and PBDEs.

Dust gives these toxins something to stick to so our exposure is prolonged. Studies have found that controlling dust and maintaining a somewhat dust free home reduces our exposure to household toxins.

Of course reoccurring  cleaning from Glover Cleaning helps fight the battle of dusting and gives you more time to enjoy your life.

How to Remove Mold from Your Shower like an Expert Housekeeper

As we all know, mildew is an annoying, stubborn fungus that grows as a result of too much humidity.  When it grows on the grout between shower tiles it can be tough to remove. Luckily, there are three easy ways to rid your shower of mildew using kitchen ingredients. 

These squeaky clean tips are straight from the Glovercleaning experts:

3 Ways to Remove Mildew from Shower Grout Using Kitchen Ingredients

Grout is made of a mixture of cement and sand.  Overtime the water barrier dissolves with constant exposure to moisture, and mold and mildew form as a result. 

  • Option #1: You can remove mildew from tile grout by pouring ½ cup of baking soda in a bucket and mixing it with a gallon of water. Splash the baking soda solution on the affected areas and scrub thoroughly.  Let the solution sit for an hour to loosen the mildew.  Then rinse, reapply if necessary and repeat. For stubborn mildew, let the solution soak overnight.
  • Option #2: Soak paper towels in white vinegar and place directly on stubborn mildew spots.  Let the vinegar sit for 15 minutes and then scrub.  Rinse and repeat.
  • Option #3: Mix a solution with 1 cup bleach to 5 cups of cool clean water in a spray bottle. Soak the mildewed grout completely and let the solution soak for 15 minutes. Scrub vigorously and rinse with cool water. Repeat if necessary.

If your like most people and you don’t have time to spend cleaning mildew from your shower, call the housekeeping experts at Glover Cleaning.

Pet of the Month

Glover Cleaning – Pet of the Month

We're reinstituting "Pet of the Month", and to get us started is the beautiful Coco.  Kim Curran, the owner of Coco, is a valued customer and friend of Glover Cleaning.  She has graced us with her beautiful kitten, who is a Scottish Fold.  This breed is known for its friendly and agreeable personality and is a very sought after pet.

 

We want to thank Kim for sharing these photos and for her patronage to Glover Cleaning.  Kim we hope that you have many years of happiness with this little guy!!

 

Charitable Beginnings

As we have previously noted we are embarking on a company-wide initiative to be more involved in the community through charitable giving and participation.  In this spirit we are launching “Charitable Beginnings”, this month we are continuing our work with Toys for Tots and the Utah Food Bank.  It is our goal to gather 100lbs of food and 100 gifts this next month.  It is ambitious, but we feel that with your help we can accomplish these awesome goals.

We just gave thanks for everything that we’ve been given, this past weekend.  We here at Glover Cleaning, want to use those good feelings and take a running start at giving back. We hope this will propel us into the New Year and beyond for participation in charity work.  There is a lot of work to do to reach our goals, but with your help we can make that happen.  Take a moment and reflect on this past weekend and think about how you can help.  Hope to see you at the food and toy bin soon.  Thanks for choosing to be a part of the Glover family.

Ps.  Just a friendly reminder that all food and toys can be dropped off at our Bluffdale location.

Cleaning a Closet

1. Pull Out What You Don't Want Or Need – This doesn't have to be a glum process—think of it as going shopping in your closet!  Try on the clothes you haven't worn in a while. Would you buy them again? If so, they're keepers. (They should fit, be in style, and not need major repairs.) As for the rest, donate or consign it. If your weight tends to fluctuate, get the clothes that don't currently fit out of your closet and into storage elsewhere—maybe in plastic tubs in your basement. Remember: Your closet should be prime real estate, solely devoted to  clothes you currently wear.

2. Categorize

  • Hanging — pants, button-ups, shirts, long items
  • Folded – tee-shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, jeans, shorts, sweats

3. Color-coordinate within each category- Arrange clothes left to right, white to black or light to dark.

4. Get matching hangers – When all your hangers are uniform you save space and have a great-looking closet. (I'm partial to those thin velvety ones; they're compact, clothes stay on them, and they prevent unsightly shoulder bumps.)

5. Hang belts, ties, and scarves – A pull-out rack is ideal for hanging these items. It'll save space and time and keep everything neat and tidy. Hooks work well too.

6. Use drawers – forundergarments, socks, hosiery, jewelry, and pashminos. Divider kits are a particularly handy tool for keeping socks and undergarments organized.

7. Use shelves – whenever possible. They're better than drawers because items that are folded and stacked neatly on shelves or in cubbyholes are easy to access–you don't have to go digging for your stuff. Shelves work particularly well for purses, jeans, tee-shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, shorts, and sweats.

Having things clean and organized saves time.  That is what Glover Cleaning is all about, giving you back time with yourself, family, all the things that matter to you.  Coming home to clean and organized home makes life just a bit easier.

Cleaning the Silver

If you are getting ready for Thanksgiving like we are, you might just have to clean Grandma's silver after the meal.  Here at Glover Cleaning we have provided a tutorial on proper care for your silver.  It's extensive so for those of you breaking out the fine set, here's a little help from us.

Silver is a beautiful and lovely metal, and its soft texture adds to its beauty, weather it is a utensil, or jewelry. However silver is more fragile compared to other commonly used metals. It gets scratched, tarnishes and stains quickly. It is not possible for us to go to a silver smith regularly to get our silverware cleaned. So here are some Tips we can follow to avoid Stains and to clean the silver items.

Enemy of Silver:

Tarnish is silver's enemy. Silver tarnishes when it's exposed to air and certain chemicals. Outside of regular cleaning, you can keep silver tarnish free by following these general rules of thumb:

NEVER let silver come in contact with rubber. This includes dish mats, placemats, silver wear holders, and rubber bands. Rubber contains sulfur, which will cause your silver to corrode.

Do not allow stainless steel flatware to come in contact with fine silver or silver plated flatware. When the two metals touch, silver becomes damaged and stained. Avoid cleaning or washing different metals together in same place.

Avoid leaving fine silver with food for long time. Avoid Leaving flatware with serving dishes containing mustard or eggs. The sulfur in these foods will corrode silver.

USING silver prevents tarnish. The more you use and handle your silver flatware, the less chance there'll be for tarnish to buildup. So, don't hide your good silver away for safe keeping!

Silver Cleaning Solution of your own:

When silver oxidizes, it tarnishes. Tarnish dips work to repair and remove tarnish from quality silver. Most commercial dips are used when heavy, dark colored tarnish cannot be removed with traditional pastes or polishes. Chemical dips are wiped on silver with cotton balls and specialized applicators, and then submerged in a chemical makeup of acid and a complexing agent. You can make your own chemical dip by following these instructions:

1. a sink full of hot steaming water.

2. Mixture of 2 table spoon salt and 2 table spoon of baking soda.

3. Adding the mixture to the hot water in the sink.

4. Dip the silver items. Most tarnish will dissolve. leave them to stay for up to 10 minutes to get rid of stubborn stains.

5. Rinse well.

6. Dry.

7. Store your silver correctly. Other than frequent cleaning, the best way to preserve your silver is to store it correctly. Make sure all pieces are completely dry before storing it. For silverware, wrap each piece in tissue paper or anti-tarnish paper. You can also wrap pieces in flannel (special flannels are made just for this purpose). Seal the wrapped silver pieces in an airtight plastic bag. Whether you put away your silver in a bag or you put it in a display case, a canister of silica gel placed nearby can help reduce humidity and ward off tarnish. Never store silver where it can contact rubber, stainless steel, or paint.

Having your home taken care of respectfully is what we do here at Glover Cleaning.  We work very hard to make sure that you feel comfortable with the work, our employees, and the value we provide.  Until next time.

Cleaning Drapes

Many times, people will clean every aspect of their house, carpeting, furniture, counter tops, and bathrooms, and overlook an essential aspect of their homes – the drapes! Drapes are the sort of addition to your home that makes your house look nicer and feel more cozy, but they are often neglected when it comes to cleaning time. This article will provide a few basic tips for safely keeping your drapes clean.

It is important to realize that drapes collect a huge amount of dust and dirt over time. If possible, it is best to clean them every couple of weeks. The preferred method for drapery cleaning is to use a small, hand-held vacuum with a brush attachment. Gently glide the vacuum over the drapes, making sure not to press so hard that they come crashing down on you.

Alternately, if your drapes are machine washable, you can put them in the washing machine. Be sure to check the tags on the drapes to verify if this is the case, and follow all washing directions on the tags. Normally, drapes are meant to be washed with cool water, on a gentle cycle. Hot water and rough washing cycles can permanently damage many types of draperies.

You can also remove your drapes from where they hang and take them outside. Gently shake the drapes out. This will remove a large portion of dust that has accumulated on them.

If your drapes have contracted some serious stains and you are unsure how to clean them, or you don't have the time to clean them, there are professional drape cleaning services available that will safely restore your drapes to a clean and attractive condition.

Keeping your drapes in good, clean condition is a fundamental part of keeping your house in good shape. Follow this advice and you will have drapes that look, smell and feel as good as new.

As always if you need a great cleaning service think of us Glover Cleaning.

Black Friday & Friends

Here at Glover Cleaning we are getting in on the fun of Black Friday.  We want to invite all readers to visit our Facebook page and sign up to receive specials and promotions so that we can update you on our Black Friday promotion.  We want to make sure that you get the best possible deals from Glover Cleaning possible.  Take a moment and send this to your friends and family so that they can take advantage of these offers as well.

Just as a reminder we are still accepting food for the Utah Food Bank.  Anything that you can drop off to our Bluffdale office is appreciated.

Here is a link to our Facebook page and Black Friday promotion click here