6 Basic Cleaning Tips from The Professionals at ACS

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6 Basic Cleaning Tips from The Professionals at ACS

Basic cleaning covers daily or weekly cleaning routines that help keep your home, office or business looking good. A professional cleaner who comes in to help with these routines does not, as a rule, reorganise the contents of a room, open dresser drawers or closets, or even deal with laundry unless that service is requested. They focus on the obvious: emptying waste bins, washing dishes, dusting surfaces, sweeping, vacuuming or mopping.

Here are 6 simple steps to keep your space looking good:

  1. Dust First

Use a damp cloth or moist wipe to remove particles from all surfaces. This helps keep down allergens, pet dander and other irritants. The process of dusting, especially if it has been a while, will knock some debris to the floor.

  1. Collect Soiled Dishes

Collect soiled dishes and place them in hot soapy water in the sink or in the dishwasher. Wash them and put them away in a closed cupboard before taking care of the cupboards.

  1. Sweep the Surfaces

Sweep tile, linoleum, vinyl or hardwood surfaces. If the area has a shag or deep pile carpet, a carpet rake is handy for collecting small items such as tiny building block toys that can become stuck in a vacuum cleaner. If it is a low-pile carpet, preliminary sweeping helps protect the vacuum cleaner.

  1. Vacuum Carpets

Vacuum carpets and area rugs after raking or sweeping so you can remove the dust and protect yourself from allergies and allergic diseases.

  1. Empty Rubbish Bins

Empty Rubbish bins into a single large bin that is kept out of the main living area to prevent severe reactions.

  1. Consider the Type of Surface

Check the type of surface in non-carpeted areas and prepare the correct cleaning solution for the flooring type. Also, use the correct amount of moisture in each case.

Here are some examples:

  • Real Hardwood

Get it squeaky clean by using a damp (not wet) mop with a solution of 1 cup of white vinegar to 1 gallon of water. For weekly mopping, use a dust mop sprayed with an oil base soap or a light wax spray.

  • Tile Floors

Your favourite scent of floor cleaner with a damp mop. Use a spray bottle of white vinegar for stubborn stains.

  • Vinyl Flooring Including Faux Hardwood

White vinegar works very well for stubborn dirt. For kitchen floors where oil might be a problem, add a little grease cutter dish soap.

  • Unsealed Concrete

Getting unsealed concrete clean is always a challenge. Use a cleaner that has a peroxide bleach component. The peroxide bubbles will help pull contaminants to the surface where they can be mopped away.


If you are a busy person and find that getting all these steps done in one day is a challenge, divide the tasks by room or by type and do them on different days, making sure that each item is done at least once a week. Some tasks, such as washing dishes, will need to be done more often. When these tasks are faithfully completed on a routine, deep cleaning will be a much easier task.

You can also get a professional service from ACS Cleaning Melbourne. We can customise the cleaning process according to your requirements.

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