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Environmental Cleaning Services Dubai: Illness Cleaning

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Bio-medical waste has to be handled properly to prevent infections

Infectious Diseases

If you have children at home, you must have had to deal with infectious diseases like chicken pox, measles, typhoid, jaundice, etc. Dealing with a patient suffering from an infectious disease is not easy. Keeping other members of the house safe from the infections is an important aspect of having sick people in the house. This is where environmental cleaning services Dubai come in to help you cope with the cleaning up to prevent the infection from traveling to other people in the house and more specifically from traveling outside the home. Home carers also have to maintain strict hygiene so they do not catch the disease.

Why Keep a Patient at Home

This is a question that is often asked. People might say that it is best to keep the patients of infectious diseases in hospitals or hospice. But it is not so easy all the time to do that. If the patient is not too sick, hospitalization may mean a lot of unnecessary expense and headache. Moreover, patients often do not wish to be in hospitals.

If there is a prolonged illness and the hospitals cannot help much, then too the patient may have to be shifted back home to be amongst the loved ones. Asians anyway have a dread for hospitals and prefer home care rather than hospitalization.

Preventing Infections from Spreading

It is a challenging task to prevent infections from spreading in a home care situation. This requires very diligent cleaning and hygiene routine. An infection can be transmitted only if the following conditions and chain of events occur:

  1. Presence of disease-bearing germs
  2. A place where the germs can live and breed
  3. Way for the germs to get out into the environment
  4. Transmission of germs
  5. Way for it to enter a healthy individual
  6. A compromised host whom the germs can infect

If this chain of events is allowed to complete, then a healthy person can get infected. The best way to contain infections is to break the chain of events at some place and prevent the germs from infecting others. Environmental cleaning services Dubai help you to break the chain.

Hygiene Routine to Prevent Infections

There has to be a proper hygiene routine that the home carer, patient as well as all the members of the family should follow to prevent the spread of infections.

  1. Washing Hands: this is perhaps, the most important way to prevent infections from spreading. Wash hands often and especially after having touched the patient or anything that may contain their bodily fluids. Even if you wear gloves and protective clothing, you still need to wash you hands properly.
  2. Wearing a face mask in case the person is suffering from a disease where the germs can spread through the air.
  3. Clean the patient’s room thoroughly using a strong disinfectant. Clean all the surfaces and floor.
  4. Keep the patient’s food bowls, plates, glasses, spoons, etc. separate and wash them separately using a strong disinfectant.
  5. Keep dirty linen separately. Wash these separately in strong disinfectant and dry in the sun.
  6. Dispose of all the trash in the sick room in a sealed bag. Do not squeeze air out of the trash as you may spread the germs into the air.
  7. Home carers must maintain personal hygiene. Remove and wash all clothes they wear in hot water after being with the patient. Cover all wounds and scratches when around the patient. Do not touch your ear, nose or mouth before washing your hands thoroughly. Bathe after attending to the patient.

Following these guidelines will help you to prevent the spread of infection. If you wish to hire a maid or look for environmental cleaning services Dubai, contact Not Just a Maid Service.

Prevent Pests From Overrunning Your Home

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Cockroaches sneak their way easily into your homes.

Pesky Pests: Environmental Cleaning Services Dubai

Living in Dubai you have to be very familiar with the pests that can creep into your home without warning. You suddenly find the cockroaches sneaking out in the dark, a line of ants marching across your carpet and if you are not careful, even a rat or a snake can make its way into your house. Environmental cleaning services Dubai can handle most of these pests but, if you do not have a regular cleaning service to clean your house, here are a few tips to avoid having your home overrun by pests.

Prevent Pest Entry

If you find that your house is being overrun by pests, this means that your home is compromised in some way. There may be cracks, crevices and holes that allow pests entry into your home. Of course, the pests can also get into the house through the open doors, but they prefer to sneak their way in from areas where no human is present.

Pests enter into houses looking for safe places to easily find food, water and a place to live and breed. If you deny them these basic needs, you may find that your house is pest free.

Make your Home Pest Resistant

Yes, that is the best way to prevent the pests from entering your home. Make it harder for them to get into your house and they may decide to go elsewhere. Using screen doors and wire mesh screen on windows helps in keeping down mosquitoes, geckos, flies, bees and other such pests out of your house. Just having these on all the outside opening in your house will keep out all manners of insects from your home.

Fill in the cracks and holes

Filling in all the holes and cracks in your outside walls will prevent rodents and other such pests from entering the house. Find all entry points and seal them off. Rats, especially are very destructive. When you find a rat hole in your house, make sure you stuff it in with crushed glass shards and then fill it in with concrete or cement. The crushed glass prevents the rats from gnawing their way back into the house.

Seal all the cracks in the walls to prevent pests from finding hiding places where they can scoot if they sense danger. This is time-consuming and environmental cleaning services Dubai may not do it for you. You may have to get down to it yourself, but it will be worth it.

Leave no Food

Dispose of all the food waste properly so that the pests do not feed on it. Whether it is cockroaches or ants, they come into your home and breed only if there is food. So make sure that you clean up the kitchen and dining area of all the food at night. Remove all crumbs and seal all food in airtight containers where the critters cannot get to it.

Cleaning Helps to Keep Pests Out

Regular cleaning helps to keep the pests out. Hence, deep cleaning of the house at least twice a year is useful. It helps in discovering places where the pests enter your home as well as hide. You should call in Environmental Cleaning Services Dubai to help you with the deep cleaning and sanitization of your house. If you need to learn more about Environmental Cleaning Services Dubai, Contact us.

Removing Stains Organic Way

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Drying Clothes in the Sun is the best way to disinfect them.

Environmental Cleaning Services Dubai and Stained Clothes

Happens to the best of us, take out a favorite dress that you wish to wear out and you discover a stain on it. Most times, we don’t even notice how something got stained in the first place. We only see the stain and wonder how it got there. If you have children, you know what a difficult battle you have with stains. Children will drop food, have mud and grass marks and the worst of all blood stains from when they got hurt. It is a difficult task to clean up stains, but, there is one thing that we all have to agree, the stains have to be removed. And if they can be removed the eco-friendly way all the better for your family and its Health. There are environmental cleaning services Dubai that use organic and natural stain removers, but you can’t afford to send off your laundry to the cleaners every day.

Laundry Cleaning the Organic and Natural Way

Though it may be a lot easier to buy a prepared stain remover off the shelf and use it to remove stains, that is not environmentally friendly at all. Some of these stain removers have strong chemicals that remain in traces in the clothes and can cause skin irritation to some people.

It may take a little more hard work and conscious thinking, but using a natural stain remover is a lot better for the environment.

Natural Stain Removers

Some of the most effective natural and eco-friendly stain removers used by environmental cleaning services Dubai are:

  • Vinegar
  • Bleach (Oxygen)
  • Lemon Juice
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (H2 O2)
  • Castile or Natural Soap
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Natural Sunlight

These ingredients together are capable of removing most stains that you will commonly find on clothes.

Sweat: This is one stain that no one living in a hot humid place like Dubai can avoid. You sweat and it stains the clothes. But, a simple trick can help you get rid of the stain without the use of chemicals. Wash the stain with cold water. Normally this should take care of it. If it doesn’t, then add some salt to cold water and apply it on the stain and then rinse out in cold water. Wash as usual to have stain free clothes.

Blood: if not removed properly, blood can leave a permanent mark on the clothes. If the stain is fresh, it is easier to clean. Wash with cold water to take most of the blood out. Then, add a 50% solution of hydrogen peroxide in water to the stain. Leave for a bit and rinse off. If the stain is still there, repeat the process again and then wash as usual. Dry in the sun and that should take out any remnants of the stain.

Yellow stains: If you are fond of curries or add turmeric to your food you must be aware of the terrible yellow stains you can get if you drop it on your clothes. Now, worry no more. Just take some lemon juice and rub it over the stain. Leave it for a few minutes and then wash clothes as usual. Dry in the sun and the stain will be gone!

Oil Stains: Anyone who has ever cooked, has definitely had to deal with this at some time or the other. We all know how hard it is to get these stains out. But, here is a quick fix trick for all kinds of oil stains. Take some talcum powder or chalk powder (both work equally well, but talcum powder is available in most Dubai homes) and sprinkle it liberally over the stain. Leave for a while and shake off any excess powder and wash your clothes as usual. Dry in the sun for best result.

There are many more tricks and tips to deal with stains naturally. Keep reading this space for more interesting tips. Contact us if you need environmental cleaning services Dubai

Learn About Environmental Cleaning Services Dubai

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Proper clothing and equipment is required for environmental cleaning

Environmental Cleaning Services Dubai: What is This?

Let us be honest here, there are not many people who would know about environmental cleaning services, let alone what they do. If you did not know about it, you can excuse your ignorance, as this is not something people hear too often. When Environmental Cleaning Services Dubai is mentioned, most people confuse it with green cleaning or organic cleaning.

Difference Between Environmental Cleaning and Organic Cleaning Dubai.

An environmental cleaning service can be green as well as organic, but not all green or organic cleaning services are environmental cleaning services. When we speak of environmental cleaning, it normally refers to cleaning practices that prevent the spread of infections in healthcare facilities. This generally, includes proper cleaning of surfaces, medical equipment and devices and proper disposal of healthcare wastes to prevent contamination and transmission of infections. This is a highly specialized type of cleaning and not every cleaning service has the expertise or the experience to undertake the job.

Healthcare and Environmental Cleaning Services Dubai

Environmental cleaning is most required in the field of healthcare where the chances of cross-contamination and spreading of infections are high. The facilities that would require environmental cleaning the most include:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • First Aid Centers
  • Doctor’s Clinics
  • Hospice
  • Infirmaries
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Nursing Homes
  • Sanatoriums
  • Detox Centers
  • Spas, etc.

All these facilities deal with disease and patients with communicable diseases that can be passed on to other healthy people working in or visiting these places. Hence, cleaning, sanitization and decontamination is very important here.

Is Environmental Cleaning Services Dubai Relevant for Homes?

It is not usual for homes to request for environmental cleaning services Dubai.  But, there are certain conditions when it would be wise to have environmental cleaning done at home. Especially, if there is a patient in the house with a communicable disease like cholera, salmonella poisoning, tuberculosis or hepatitis. To prevent other members of the family from contracting the infection, it would be wise to have the home undergo environmental cleaning.

Another reason to call for environmental cleaning services would be after a death in the house. If the person has died of an infectious disease then you certainly need environmental cleaning.

When moving into a new house, environmental cleaning is definitely recommended. Specifically, if you are moving into a house that is furnished. One never knows much about the previous occupants of a home. They could have had diseases or infections that can be passed on to you and your family. So, to put your mind at rest and call environmental cleaning services Dubai. Let them come to decontaminate and thoroughly sanitize the house before you move in.

There are not many Cleaning services Dubai that specialize in environmental cleaning. Not Just a Maid Service is one of the few cleaning services Dubai that offer the service. In reality, it is not just a maid service, it goes beyond that to provide you with cleaning solutions that few other cleaning services Dubai offer. You can contact Not Just a Maid Service and book your environmental cleaning service today.