Friday, February 21, 2014

3 tips on a Friday night

    I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy.  2014 finds us thankfully very busy and appreciating all your support, referrals and return business.
   Tonight as I was pondering this past week, I decided to share with you 3 topics that show up over and over.

1.  Toilet bowl cleaners tend to be extremely acidic!  This means if you have an acid sensitive stone on your bathroom's floor, the marks around the base of  your toilet may not be from the men in your home.  I'm afraid many men and boys get blamed for the strong acids we buy to clean our toilets.  Acid cleaners can etch acid senstive stones- toilet bowl cleaners are usually extremely acidic!!
   (acid sensitive stones:  marble, travertine, limestone, and onyx)
    Here is the fix- apologize to your men and buy neutral toilet bowl cleaners.
    They are not common- if you have any trouble tracking down a neutral cleaner- e-mail me and I will get you set up.

2.  If one glug of cleaner is good two glugs is not better.  The goal of the manufacturing industry of  cleaners is to sell cleaners- as much and as often as possible.  If you know me, you probably have heard my ongoing message about over cleaning and leaving product behind.  But here is an important tip.  The dilution and instructions for cleaning are intended to maximize the efficiency of the manufactures products.  If the manufacture says add 1 cup of cleaner per gallon of water do not add 2 cups of cleaner!  Overkill is a waste of both money and product.
     Here is the fix- read your labels and follow directions.  More is not better it is just more.

3.  Save a load of money and minimize your chemical exposure.  This is perhaps my favorite tip of the night.  Do not spray cleaners into the air.  Not only is this a huge waste in product and ultimately your money but it also fills your home and business with unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals.  If you can smell your cleaner - you are breathing it in.
   Here is the fix.  Never spray chemicals into the air. Spray on a towel and then use or get a flip top applicator top and pour out.  This little tip will save you lots of money and minimize chemicals all over your home!

Just a couple thoughts on Friday night.
     Wishing you all a happy and healthy home,