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Using regular cleaning products ‘as bad as smoking 20 cigarettes’

on Friday, 23 February 2018. Posted in News

A study just published says that regularly using regular ‘off the shelf’ cleaning products can be as bad for you as smoking 20 cigarettes a day.

The researchers said the chemicals in the cleaning agents can damage the lungs in the same way as cigarette smoke. Their conclusion came at the end of a 20-year study. It involved 6,000 people that either worked as professional cleaners or else regularly used chemical products in their homes.

The study was carried out by the University of Bergen and was published in a leading American medical journal. Here in Ireland, it was reported upon by the Irish Independent.

Supporting local GAA and Entrepreneurship

on Wednesday, 15 November 2017. Posted in News

McCreery Contract Cleaning is proud to announce its support of James Stephens GAA, sponsoring the girls and boys teams sliotars and hurleys.

“We are thrilled to support the GAA and James Stephens girls and boys teams. The GAA and those involved have always been so supportive of our business and it’s great to give something back and to support the passion of the young players for the sport” said Jennifer McCreery of McCreery Contract Cleaning.

Having been a participant of the Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce awards for many years, McCreery Contract Cleaning is also excited to announce its sponsorship of the Emerging New Business Award category for the first time. Having seen a significant increase in business over the past 12 months, the company provides a range of cleaning services to business customers and to homes.

Headquartered in Kilkenny, McCreery Contract Cleaning is the only training company for cleaners in the South-East.

Photography by Vicky Comerford

Cleaning The Hidden Dirty Spots in Your Home

on Thursday, 27 April 2017. Posted in News

You clean your home regularly, making sure the dishes are done, the bathroom is clean and the laundry isn't piling up too much, but even the cleanest people can overlook the little things without realising it. If some spots - think light switches and TV remotes, are missing from your cleaning routine.

Cleaning Light SwitchesMcCreery Contract Cleaning is here to give you a little reminder to thoroughly clean house, and some help on how to tackle them properly.

Light Switches

Light switches and wall plates are some of the dirtiest spots in your home - you're always touching them and getting bacteria on them, but they're often overlooked in the cleaning process.

You can use disinfecting wipes or a paper towel with rubbing alcohol (or your preferred household cleaner) to rid your light switches and plates of germs and grime.


How Many Hours Do You Spend Cleaning Each Week?

on Monday, 27 February 2017. Posted in News

At McCreery Contract Cleaning we have a huge interest in housekeeping and cleaning. We all know that household life in the 1950s was more arduous, with no gadgets such as washing machines or dishwashers to lighten the load.We were shocked to discover that housework in the 1950s took a whopping 57 hours a week on average.

The introduction of technology - such as dishwashers and microwaves - is thought to be behind the fall in housework chores over the last five decades.

Unbelievable as this may seem compared to today’s standards; would it surprise you to learn that according to the latest research, women do more than double the amount of housework than that of Irish men!

Facts and Figures

According to Good Housekeeping over 92% of women do at least part of the cooking and nearly 70% do all of it! Women spend almost 20 hours a week on household chores. A few hours of chores here and there might not seem too bad, but when you add it all up over time, it amounts to a large chunk of our lives.

The Natural Post Christmas Clean Up!

on Monday, 23 January 2017. Posted in News

As we start the New Year the post-Christmas clean up brings with it some unique cleaning challenges. From the lingering scent of a slow-cooked Christmas bird, to the overused washing machine. But fear not. We at McCreery Contract Cleaning will give you our top tips and tricks for tackling the cleaning after Christmas.

Cleaning the Grimy Post-Christmas Dinner Oven

Between the Christmas bird, the roasted veg, and whatever else you cook, the oven takes a battering during the festive period. So this is a good chance to give your oven the cleaning it deserves.

In fact, most kitchen appliances can be cleaned using homemade cleaners you can easily make in a matter of seconds with products you probably already have in your pantry.

Baking soda is a very effective cleaner; it’s abrasive enough to remove caked on debris but won’t scratch surfaces.

The 12 Mishaps of Christmas and how to Clean Them!

on Tuesday, 20 December 2016. Posted in News

Christmas has got to be our favourite time of year but it can be an accident prone time too! With the bustle of having the whole family gathered round, little sticky sugarcane fingers and huge feasts can lead to a few mishaps!

Here is McCreery Contract Cleaning guide to the most common Christmas mishaps and how to clean them!

On the first day of Christmas – How to clean nail varnish spills

With all those Christmas parties to attend it’s only a matter of time before a little nail varnish spill occurs. Simply blot as much as you can to remove any excess polish. Using a sponge or cloth and apply a small amount of window cleaner to the stain. Scrub in a circular motion. Rinse the affected area with water, and let dry. The stain should disappear.

For fabric, blot the area with nail polish remove and use a cotton ball saturated with nail polish remover to blot the backside of the fabric. Rinse, repeat and launder as usual.

On the second day of Christmas - How to clean chocolate streaks

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