Shower Head Series17
Hard Water Stain
Sealed Grout Series13
Floor finish test
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Sampson Cleaning Services of LaGrange: (706) 668-5977
Cleaning Reference List: Ventilate when cleaning. Never mix bleach and ammonia. Unplug appliances.
Vacuuming Always the last chore. Pick up floor debris first, start furthest from door, horizontal and vertical directions.
Carpet Cleaning Vacuum well first, carpet steam cleaning systems can be rented, grocery store, ect
Hardwood Floors Confirm if water cleanable: sweep/dust, damp mop only to grain, gallon jug w/ one cup vinegar, damp rinse, buff
Floor finish test At most worn area, drop water bead, if bead stands then water/wax cleaner ok to use, if not(turns dark, soaks) stop
Laminate Floors Sweep/dust, store product or 1 cup each: white vinegar, rubbing alcohol,water, splash dish soap, remove and rinse quickly.
Ceramic Tile Note if Glazed or Non-Glazed: Glazed tile is easier to clean, especially in bathroom walls/tub areas. Avoid bleach on sealed
Tile (Other) Glazed: typically walls, unglazed to floors(be careful porous),sweep, damp mop/mild soap, rinse well, may be safest option fo
Vinyl Floor Surface design not embedded, sweep/dust, Specific store bought or gentle household cleaner/dish soap only, diluted, rinse, bu
Linoleum Embedded width design, sweep/dust, Specific store bought or gentle household cleaner/dish soap only,well diluted, rinse, buff
Dusting Ostrich feather good for intricate areas only, not flat, need drop cloth? Use microfiber clothes, take items outside if needed
Windows B/W newspaper, Windex or vinegar solution diluted w/ water, rubbing alcohol OK for stains, shine with large coffee filter
Mirrors Vinegar/Water is good. Rubbing alcohol is great and disinfects.
Screens Ammonia and water lightly brush scrubbed, rinse w/ hose, let dry, remount
Blinds Vinyl, metal types, use cleaning glove/terry cloth, Consider clean in bathtub with mild soap damp only, dry, dryer sheet antistati
Blinds Fabric: never use water, terry cloth only. Wood can be wiped, consider furniture polish.
Doors Varnished type can use oil soap/soft rag with direction of grain
Doors Only some painted types are cleanable, mild dish soap, diluted, applied with sponge, rinse wipe to shine, buff
Door Hardware Rubbing alcohol cleans and disinfects, wipe rinse with water only sponge.
Walls Only some painted surfaces cleanable, Confirm paint first: Enamel/Glossy/Semi OK, use drop cloth, borax/water or mild soa
Walls Sealed wood/varnished, oil soap w/ sponge used sparingly, damp rinse removed quickly, Don’t wash unsealed wood walls
Banisters Orange-Glo or Murphys Oil Soap. Good for other varnished wood areas with hand contact often
Wallpaper Should typically be avoided, if vinyl coated then softly clean w/ warm water/mild soap only, rinse wipe, wipe w/ seam
Wallpaper Cleaning softly with dry sponge may be only option for special wallpapers, never use abrasives
Toilet Use bleach based cleaner or Comet to scrub bowl, soft scrub outside/seat, use paper towels, dispose, Lysol to sanitize
Tub/Shower/Sink Ventilate the room: Spray with bleach based or mold-mildew cleaner, 409, Tilex or KaBoom for heavy soap scum
Shower Curtain Best method is to remove clips, soak in tub with mild bleach and water solution,scrub as needed, rinse well, re-hang
Unsealed Grout Never use ammonia, 1part bleach-5parts water is good, scrub lightly w/ brush. Avoid bleach if tile is unglazed.
Sealed Grout Be careful: Water and mild soapy solution may be only option. Rinse well.
Rugs/mats Try to take outside and use broom to pound out debris and dust.
Mold/Mildew Use caution with mold: Do you have a water leak? 50/50 water/bleach solution, saturate then scrub, Note the surface
Mold/Mildew Use caution with mold: Optional solution: 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup baking soda, add gallon warn wat
Hard Water Stain Lime, scale, scum: Comet, Lime-A-Way, Wink, Zud, or combine white vinegar and lemon juice
Toilet Bowl If hard water stained: Turn off water supply valve, flush, lay paper towels in bowl, saturate, let stand, use vinegar or lime scale r
Shower Head If clogged, spray vinegar or citrus solution, let soak, light scrub, rinse
Metal Fixtures Vinegar with Rubbing Alcohol or Lemon Juice combined are each great, while not dulling the shine
MARBLE/Granite Never use vinegar, acidics or abrasives. Try 3 tbls baking soda to 1 Qt warm water, dip soft cloth,wait 15 mins,wipe rinse shine
Unsure of Surface? Use good judgement. Will mild soap, baking soda, warm water suffice? Wipe rinsed, buffed clean with soft cloth.
Burner Pans Stove unplugged, lift elements, remove pans, soak in sink w/ warm wtr dish soap, use mild abrasive if needed
Stove Top Unplug: Cinch or 409 w/ warm water sponged, rinse wipe well, shine w/ paper towel
Stove Inside Unplug: Oven cleaner, or 5 tbls baking soda, 4 tbls vinegar, few drops dish detergent to paste, scrub, wipe rinse well.
Oven Trays Place in sink or bathtub, warm soapy dishwater, use mild abrasive if needed, rinse well, wipe shine
Stainless Steel No abrasives, clean to grain, warm water and dish soap or glass cleaner, rinse well, soft rag wipe to shine
Dishwasher All purpose cleaner on exterior, rinse well, wipe shine. Interior: Mild dish soap, wipe rinse well, Clean trays in sink
Trash Compactor All purpose cleaner on exterior, rinse well, wipe shine, Lysol inside well, wipe out only if safe, practical.
Microwave Lemon juice deororizes. Mild dish soap warm w/ water, wipe in/out, wipe rinse well, wipe shine, soak table in sink
Refrigerator Seals Use small plastic brush: Clean rubber door seal with minimal bleach/water solution, wipe rinse well, vinegar ok too.
Refrigerator Out Painted type: Outside w/ warm soapy solution or homemade: 1/4 cup baking soda, 2 tbsp vinegar, Qt warm water
Refrigerator Inside Pans/trays to sink, soak, same as outside, rinse well, wipe shine, food to freezer, vice versa
Countertops Surface is critical, note if porous: use mild soap/water only, if non-porous: use 409/warm water, rinse wipe well, shine
Cabinetry Surface is critical, use warm soapy water on damp only sponge, or just warm water, damp rinse, wipe well, shine
Garbage Disposal Never use bleach, run warm soapy water with baking soda through, ice cubes sharpen blades
Ceiling Fans Power off and confirm, soak globes in warm soapy water in sink, Pledge dust the blades, wipe metal only
Hanging Lights Power off and confirm, soak globes or glass in warm soapy water in sink, Pledge dust, wipe metal only
Chandeliers Never spray crystals with any solution, wipe only, one glove clean, one glove shine, Be careful on ladder.
Wood Furniture Stained Wood, can use Clear Wax or Murphys Oil Soap, Leather: Damp wipe only
Phones Unplug or remove battery: Damp cloth w/ rubbing alcohol is good, dries fast and disinfects, Q-tip intricate areas
Computers Dust wipe well, Q-tip keyboard, Read manual, hard screen clean with warm water damp only, wipe to shine
Television Dust first, Play it safe with screens, read manual, slightly damp soft cotton cloth
Remotes Be careful: Remove batteries. Lightly spray with Lysol. Wipe rinse with damp only cloth. Avoid water penetration.
Vents / Gratings Try vacuuming with adapter, then hand wipe with moist paper towel, wipe shine
AC Vents Try vacuuming with adapter, then hand wipe with moist paper towel, wipe shine
Sliding Glass Door Vacuum or wipe out track, try WD 40, Pledge Multi Surface on frame, Windex/Vinegar for glass
Odor Removal Baking Soda or Double Strength Washing Soda aborbs smells from the air. Lysol, Vinegar or Lemon Juice for some surfaces.
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