What’s Your Least Favourite Area to Clean?

We scouted the streets of Melbourne to find the answer to this question, and the feedback was just as we expected. Everyone we interviewed agreed that their least favourite area to clean is… the toilet.

The toilet is the most visited room in your home. It can also be the most unwelcoming, especially if the previous visitor didn’t flush. And if ignored, it quickly becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses.

As our survey confirmed, no one likes keeping the loo clean, so we thought we would share our pro tips that bring sparkle to our clients’ toilets. Incorporate them into your cleaning routine!

Create Cleaning Space

It’s a messy job and the chance of getting the toilet paper wet or dropping something in the bowl is too high. Make sure you remove everything you can from around the toilet before you start.

Deep Clean

Deep cleaning is what turns your toilet from the one on the left to the one on the right. It makes your lavatory look clean and healthy, so your family and guests feel more comfortable.

Pour a cup of baking soda in the bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub and flush. If you see any spots after this, try using a wet pumice stone. Pumice is abrasive enough to remove stains caused by mineral deposits but gentle enough not to damage surfaces.

In the case of grime build-up, we like to use a light-duty electric pressure washer. It blasts hard-to-reach areas like the spots where the hinges meet the seat, and you don’t have to get too close!

We recommend deep cleaning at least every six months to avoid potential health hazards. Deep clean more frequently if you have a big family or many visitors.

The Brush, the Brush, the Brush

It is so easy to overlook the brush. Most families we work with confess that they don’t see the need to clean the toilet brush frequently. We can’t over-emphasise how important it is to tackle the brush after every use. And pay even more attention to it when deep cleaning.

Here’s how to do it right: first, place the brush over the bowl. Pour your choice of bleach over the bristles, wait for a few minutes, and then rinse with clean water. Fill the brush holder with warm, diluted bleach and rinse into the toilet.

Clean the Outside of the Toilet

Always remember to clean the outside of the toilet as bacteria can hide there, too. Start at the top to avoid dripping on clean surfaces. Spray the tank, handle, and bowl edges with a cleaner and wipe down. Then do the same on the outside of the toilet lid. Finally, wipe down the entire bowl. Start with the sides and front before going to the bottom edges where it meets the floor. Remember not to neglect the toilet seat – it’s the part that comes into contact with people!

When you are satisfied with your work, check for and wipe any drips or spills. Put your tools away, throw away anything you no longer need and put back the items you moved before you started cleaning. Sit back and enjoy a job well done.

Of course, if all this is too unpleasant, you can give GSR Cleaning Services a shout. We’re a small cleaning company based in the heart of Melbourne, offering both commercial and domestic cleaning specialists. We have a team of well-trained cleaners ready to tackle even the most unpleasant home hygiene duties!

Contact us today to find out how we can prevent bacteria and viruses from invading your toilet and make it one of your favourite areas to clean.

Top 10 Benefits of Hiring Professional House Cleaners

Keeping a clean home is definitely paramount to making sure to keep things safe and allergen-free. Add to that the level of peace of mind you have seeing everything organized and you will want to keep things clean at all cost. If you are someone who has one of the most hectic schedules on the planet, you may be thinking about hiring some professional to come help you out. Well, in case you are still on the fence about it here are the top 10 benefits of hiring professional house cleaners.

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1. You always have a clean home

When you hire people whose sole purpose is to clean, it will give you peace of mind knowing they will do their job. You are always guaranteed of a clean home every time.

2. Gives you time for other things

Having a crew do those things you simply don’t have the time free, frees up your time to continue working on other things that are important to you.

3. Perfect if you are unable to clean your home yourself

Having a professional cleaner help you to maintain the sparkle of your home is a perfect choice for anyone unable to clean their home because of one reason or another, and especially if you are disabled.

4. Signing a contract ensures regular visits

If you sign a cleaning contract, you can have the times and dates already scheduled so they will arrive at times you have already specified are great times to clean.

5. Professional house cleaners provide experience

Because the team you choose will have professional experience, they are more likely to give you the best cleaning services and you will not have to worry about whether they know what they are doing.

6. Professional house cleaners provide expertise

They will know exactly what cleaning products to use for every area of your home and if needed know what cleaning agents to change if any of your family members suffer from allergies.

7. Industrial-grade equipment

Professional crews will usually mean you get people who bring in more industrial-grade equipment with them to do deeper and better cleanings.

8. Customized cleaning plan for you

You can have a cleaning crew to come out and see your home first in case you have certain things that need special cleaning. This will allow them to put together a customized plan for cleaning your home.

9. Professionalism

A professional cleaning crew gives you service on a level that makes you feel glad you hired them.

10. Extensive training

Most of the crews undergo very extensive training to know how and why the things they do must be done.
It surely means a lot to have a clean home you can be proud of while you go about your business and enjoy your family. If for some reason you aren’t able to tackle the task yourself, why not hire someone? After all, hiring a crew could actually allow you to be more productive, healthy and happy.

Are there any benefits I didn’t mention? Share them in the comment section below. Or, simply contact us for any of your cleaning needs.

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Cleaning Shower Doors

A shower door adds to the beauty of your bathroom, however, with all that moisture and humidity, they also tend to get pretty dirty. If you don’t clean them atleast once a week, they become dull and dirty. Don’t want that happening right? Time to start cleaning shower doors! GSR’s cleaning team is back once more with some helpful cleaning tips for you.

There are recommended ways to clean glass shower doors that will maintain its sparkle and shine.

Use Ajax Professional Ultra Bathroom Cleaner:

The best recommended product for cleaning shower doors is Ajax Professional Ultra Bathroom Cleaner. Comet has developed a spray on a liquid that is non-abrasive and is especially used for glass, vinyl, and metal components of a shower door. It is a liquid spray that is easy to apply and wipe off, however, you need to give the product time to work, especially if soap scum (a heavy buildup that comes from the talc in bar soap) is to be removed from the shower door.

P.S – If you want to avoid the formation of soap scum because of the soap bars, then it’s better to use liquid soaps. Safe and easy to store.

Remove Excess Moisture from the Shower 

Another important cleaning technique for shower doors is to squeegee after showering. It removes excess moisture from the shower and avoids water spots that can be difficult and almost impossible to remove. A plastic squeegee is a shower door’s best friend, and should be included in any bathroom cleaning kit.Do not use the metal squeegee as that could damage the shower glass and create scratches.

Clean the Shower Door Weekly

A shower door should be cleaned weekly to maintain optimum cleanliness and shine. Frequent cleanings and use of the squeegee will reduce the need for heavy cleaning and scrubbing. The longer you keep a shower door uncleaned, the tougher it will be on you. So, in order to keep your shower door looking as good as new, maintain the cleaning routine and use recommended cleaning products.

It’s not enough to just build a beautiful bathroom. You need to maintain it and keep it clean and sparkly because this is the place where you find the most relaxation. It should be germ free, mold-free and grime-free!