You’ve just had a break-in, and the professional cleaning company you contacted is not available until tomorrow.
What should you do? Should you wait for professional help, or try to clean up on your own? It’s understandable that people want to take matters into their own hands in this situation, but it can be more trouble than it’s worth.
If you have never done professional cleaning before, there are some things that need explaining: what to wear; how to properly dispose of hazardous materials; and how to avoid spreading bacteria from one room/area to another.
In this article, we will discuss how professional cleaners tackle emergencies so they don’t complicate the problem even further by making mistakes and causing damage with improper procedures.
Place Disinfectants In a Spray Bottle
One way to do urgent or emergency cleaning is to use disinfectants. If you don’t know where the break-in happened, spray all of your furniture and any other surfaces that might be infected with bacteria or viruses.
A good example of a natural way to clean is by using vinegar which can help remove stains from fabrics while producing an aroma that will clear out odors in rooms like bathrooms and kitchens.
You can use white distilled vinegar for this purpose alone or mix it 50/50 with water (or even add lavender essential oil) to make it smell better when cleaning laundry, floors, windowsills etcetera.*
Wipe Down Surfaces With a Microfiber
A microfiber cloth helps to remove dust and other particles, but it also contains the ability to hold onto moisture.
That means that you can use one cloth for a whole room without needing to stop and wring out water or put down a drop cloth like you would with paper towels.
If you don’t have any microfiber cloths on hand, old T-shirts are an excellent substitute – just cut them into squares first before using them.
To clean a surface then, you can use a microfiber cloth and wipe down surfaces with the lint-free side.
Then, switch to the dryer section of your rag for any remaining streaks or dirt that might be on the surface.
If there are stubborn stains left behind by dried spills or food items then put some distilled vinegar onto the area before wiping it off with a dampened microfiber cloth.
The acid in the vinegar will help break up stain deposits so they come away more easily without scrubbing hard.
Arrange Your Items to Make It Clean
One way to maintain a clean environment is to keep things organized and arranged.
This way when someone comes over they won’t see all of your belongings strewn about everywhere which could give them an inaccurate view of how neat or unkempt the surrounding is.
Arranging your items does not require too much work, you just have to make putting them away from a habit.
Try to find places for things that you use all the time so they are easy to reach when needed and out of sight at other times.
Keep these items in one place while making sure that there is plenty of room around it, free from clutter and debris. If anything spills onto this area then everything will get dirty because spilled liquids spread quickly on
It may take more time this way but at least everything will be put back where it belongs instead of scattered around randomly for guests to see.
Ensure You Mop The Floors
The last step is always to mop the floors.
This is to make sure that any dirt or dust particles are removed from the flooring so they don’t end up on your carpets and furniture surfaces, later on, causing an even bigger mess than before you started cleaning in the first place.
It’s important that you make use of a clean mop and bucket of water to do this, as cleaning chemicals can be too harsh on your floors and will leave a residue that might cause slips or falls.
Try avoiding any deodorizers in the mop water because they may affect other surfaces you clean later on down the line. Instead, use baking soda to get rid of bad odors from cooking for example.
After mopping up all dirt particles, make sure you wipe over each floor with paper towels just one more time before finishing off by vacuuming.
The key to successful emergency cleaning is being prepared. Whether it’s a spill on your office carpet or house fire in the middle of the night, you need to know how to handle these situations with ease and confidence.
We hope this post has given you some insight into what an emergency clean-up entails, as well as some tips for handling them effectively so that they don’t turn into disasters.
If you want help preparing for emergencies before they happen, contact our team of professional cleaners today!