Answering questions based on the most googled cleaning topics

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The first place people turn to when struggling with cleaning is Google- let’s be honest, it should be our blog but we forgive you! This week, we decided to answer some questions related to the most googled cleaning topics from the past few days so hopefully, you realise we provide good tips and know where to go the next time!

What are good tools for cleaning windows?

When cleaning windows in your home, we must say that in our opinion, nothing beats a ¬†classic microfibre cloth. We recommend using Jangro’s window cleaner paired with a dry microfibre cloth for the best results. If your windows are particularly dirty, or have window paint on them, use a wet, soapy microfibre cloth first, followed by a dry cloth to dry, and one to wash with after spraying Jangro’s window cleaner. When it comes to window cleaning, it is often a mistake to add lots of cleaning solution – especially if it is just a routine clean- as this often creates streaks and takes more time.

For professional, large scale window cleaning we recommend:

  1. A sturdy bucket
  2. concentrated cleaning solution
  3. squeegees
  4. wipers
  5. microfibre cloths
  6. all necessary cleaning equipment

What is dry ice cleaning?

Dry ice cleaning is a form of high pressure cleaning using carbon dioxide. CO2 is accelerated into a high-pressure air steam and directed at the surface which needs cleaning. It is mainly used in industrial settings to remove rust or coatings from large equipment, machinery or tools. 

Chemically, it is seen as safer than cleaning using detergents on such a large scale as it reduces exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. However, there are also many hazards. Carbon dioxide is still toxic above certain concentrations and, being more dense than oxygen, it can displace it and lead to lack of oxygen in your bloodstream therefore, it is crucial to have: correct ventilation, PPE and policies in place when dry ice cleaning.  You can read more about dry ice cleaning safety here.

What are cleaning jobs like?

Although cleaning jobs vary greatly depending on the industry, there are some common themes and principles present in all the different sectors. These include: a tight-knit cleaning team that works together with the aim to improve conditions and hygiene within a set environment. At Your Castle Caretakers Ltd, our focus is educational and workplace facilities, but there is a myriad of specialties- ranging from commercial, sports facilities, outdoors, hospitals and many more. You can read more about different types of cleaning jobs in our blog post here.

Cleaning is undoubtedly difficult, it takes time, effort and attention to detail. But the rewards are well worth it. A fun, welcoming work environment, building long-lasting friendships, and knowing you really are making a difference to the lives of others around you are just a few of the benefits of working as a cleaner.

What questions will I be asked when applying for a cleaning job?

Again, this will vary depending on the sector and the employer but there are general themes of questions that come up. These include:

  1. Questions based on past experience in the sector
  2. Ideas regarding knowledge in the field you are applying for. For example, medical industry-specific cleaning questions
  3. Queries about you: your employer wants to get to know you. Talk about any particular strengths you may have or your experience outside of cleaning- these may fit well with a certain aspect of the work environment
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