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Environmental Cleaning Services Dubai and Green Pest Control

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Plants like Catnip and Mint help to control pests naturally.

Get Rid Of these Pests Now!

Insects are present everywhere in the house, but if you are a stickler for cleanliness you certainly do not want these pests to share your home. Environmental cleaning services in Dubai are increasingly using green products to get rid of pests. You may want to try it too. Here are a few natural ways to get rid of some pests.

Ants:

Keeping ants out of the house may seem impossible but not anymore. Here are some interesting ways to keep them at bay –

Soapy water – spray it on the point of entry.

Mint Leaves – sprinkle some around the points of entry.

Cucumber peels or slices – place at the point of entry. The ants have an aversion for cucumber and will move away from it.

Citrus Oil– Spray it around the ant nest. The ants will leave and go away.

Cayenne Pepper– sprinkling peppers around the ant hole will make the ants abandon the nest.

 

Cockroaches:

Cockroaches thrive on dirt and crumbs. The best way to keep them out of your house it to maintain top class hygiene. If you still get cockroaches then here is what you can do:

Diatomaceous Earth – sprinkle this around the kitchen and places where the roaches are seen most often. The tiny particles are harmful to the cockroaches and kill them

Soap Spray – use soap solution to get rid of cockroaches. The earth gets into their exoskeleton eventually killing the cockroach.

Beer Trap – Roaches love beer. So, take a plastic bottle, cut it in half and invert the top half over the bottom half in such a way as it forms a sort of a funnel leading inwards. Fill the bottom with beer and leave it in a place where the cockroaches are most evident. The cockroaches will crawl inside the funnel for the beer and will get trapped inside as they will not be able to get out.

Catnip – is a natural deterrent for cockroaches. Place a few leaves around the areas where you do not want the roaches. Or prepare a decoction from the leaves and spray it around the crevices and cracks in the walls where cockroaches live.

Fleas:

If you have pets at home it is highly likely that you may have an infestation of fleas sometime or the other. Flea bites can be extremely uncomfortable and can get infected. Getting rid of fleas can be quite tricky. Here are some non-toxic ways to deal with it.

Bath – Bathe and comb your pet regularly. Use a flea treatment so they do not get infested again. Use a citrus infusion to bathe your dogs, do not use it on cats. Citrus is a natural flea repellant.

Garlic and Yeast– Cook garlic and add it to your dog’s food along with brewer’s yeast. This too helps to keep the fleas away.

Vacuum – all rugs and soft furnishings should be vacuumed regularly till you are sure that all the fleas are gone. Place some flea powder in the vacuum bag and always empty it outside away from the house.

There are many more natural remedies to keep other pests away. We will discuss these from time to time in our blogs. So keep reading our blogs for more interesting articles.

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

Switching To Organic Cleaning Services Dubai

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Cleaning with eco-friendly products

What is Organic Cleaning Services Dubai?

Being environmentally friendly is the latest buzz word across the globe. The reason is not too hard to find, with our earth so polluted and the adverse effects of the pollution being felt so dearly, sentient people are looking for ways to keep their homes, offices and lives as chemical free as possible. Organic and Environmental Cleaning Services Dubai are becoming the buzz words. People are turning towards cleaning products that are not chemical laden in an effort to keep harmful toxins out of their homes.

When we speak of organic cleaning services Dubai, we are talking about cleaning services that use organic and eco-friendly cleaning agents that are practically chemical free.

Indoor Air Quality is a Serious Concern

With the outside air so polluted across the world, we keep indoors in the hope that the air within our homes would be cleaner than outside. But, we can be so wrong, as sometimes the air inside our homes can be even more polluted than outside.

If you are wondering how then here is the answer, most modern building materials contain chemicals that give out toxic fumes. Then there are dozens of little things that we keep inside the house without thinking. From bathroom cleaners to hairsprays, everything can contribute to the chemical fumes. Most of us never even think of the cleaning agents we buy off the shelves except that they will help to remove the visible dirt easily. This ease of cleaning can have a deadly toll on the quality of air within the house and to the health and wellbeing of your family.

Off-the-shelf chemical cleaning products can contribute to health problems such as breathing difficulties, skin infection, eye irritation and allergic reactions.

Switching to Environmental Cleaning Services Dubai

It is not hard to switch to green and ecofriendly cleaning products. After all, generations of women before us managed to keep their homes spotlessly clean without the commercial cleaners we use so liberally now. Whether you have a cleaning service or a maid for cleaning or you clean your home yourself, just by using organic cleaning products you can make a huge difference to your life. Look for environmental cleaning services Dubai to keep your home free of chemicals.

Organic Cleaning Agents

If you are ready to make the switch, then four simple household ingredients will become your best friends. These are:

These four humble things from your pantry will help to transform the way you clean your home. There are other organic and eco-friendly things that also help to clean your home but these three will come in handy with most of your daily cleaning.

From cleaning and deodorizing to removing tarnish from your brass and copper items, these four basic cleaning agents work wonders. You can use them to clean the floors, shower areas, glass, wood and a lot more.

In case, you hire a cleaning service, make sure that they use green cleaning agents. If they make their own, ask for a list of ingredients they use before hiring. Some maids or cleaning services may be resistant to using homemade cleaners, in such case you may either go for off the shelf organic cleaning products. There are many brands that are chemical free and eco-friendly. Just look for them in your store and read the labels carefully so you know that the products are actually green.

Keep reading this space for more interesting tips on green cleaning. If you want to hire an organic cleaning service Dubai, contact us – we are not Just a Maid Service.