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Steam cleaning or mops for floors...The great debate

on Wednesday, 05 August 2015. Posted in News

Some swear by the mop. It’s been a tried and tested way for cleaning floors for centuries, and the latest microfibre technology allied with the all-natural cleaning products that we use means it’s a more effective method now than ever before.

But there is an alternative, and it’s one that’s equally natural. It’s steam. And it’s one that we prefer, for several reasons.

It’s far more efficient – and far more hygienic too. Even though microfibre mops mean you don’t have to lug a big basin around with you and regularly change the water any more, they still need to be rinsed periodically and can take longer to scrub away any stubborn stains. And the sheer hotness of steam means it will kill some 99.99% of all bacteria, without any need whatsoever for chemicals or other detergents.

Benefits of steaming over mopping include

The magic of Microfibre Mops

on Wednesday, 05 August 2015. Posted in News

At McCreery Cleaning, we use only all-natural cleaning products rather than chemically-laden alternatives, to ensure your home is safe from the possible harmful side-effects of chemicals and to avoid any unwanted chemical odours.

Our commitment to using eco-friendly and sensitive cleaning solutions also goes much further than that, and one of the ways we implement it is by only using microfibre mops for cleaning floors and other surface areas.

The benefits of microfibre mops are many fold, and here are the top ten:

Could you take on the housekeeping duties of a 1950’s Housewife?

on Wednesday, 07 January 2015. Posted in News

1950s HousewifeAt McCreery Contract Cleaning we have a huge interest in housekeeping and cleaning. Recently we came across an article about a day in the life of a 1950s Housewife.

In the fifties, young women were given lessons on how to become a ‘good housewife’ at school! They were advised to prepare for their husbands’ return from work with a delicious meal.

To clear away the clutter and run a dust cloth over the tables and to wash the children, comb their hair and eliminate all noise from the house for their husbands!

The article described a typical housewife’s schedule as outlined in ‘The Americas Housekeeping Book’ which consisted of no less than seventy-seven daily housekeeping tasks to be complete solely by the lady of the house.

Her daily chores included serving breakfast, clearing the dishes, shopping at the butchers and green grocers, hanging out washing, brush upholstery, straighten linens and cloths, plumping pillows and doing a quick light clean again before her husband got home. The list goes on, and on and on! Her day started at 6am to dress and do her hair and make-up, and ended by fixing her curlers at 9pm. That’s a fifteen hour day!

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