Steam Sanitizing

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• Door handles, knobs
• Bath sinks, showers, counters & toilets
• Glass shower doors, ceramic floor tiles
• Sink drains

• Kitchen sink, counters, faucets, garbage disposal
• Exterior of appliances, including stainless steel, toaster oven racks & trays
• Kitchen & bath trash containers, plastic laundry baskets
• Interior of washing machine
• Food & water dishes for pets / pet toys
• Mattress dust mites (add $20 king, $18 queen, $16 full, $15 twin)
• Throw pillows / bed pillows
• Plastic / vinyl kids toys, gym floor mats and stuffed toys (dry heat is used on stuffed toys)

Disinfected but without the use of steam:

  • Remote controls, keyboards, mouse, iPad’s, home office work area
  • Light plate covers / switches
  • Kitchen sponges

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My Magic Mop: Your New Best Friend

Flu Season Cleaning

Our proprietary essential oil cleaning blends along with a combination of bleach products can help combat the flu epidemic standing on the sidelines .

We will disinfect, sanitize and eliminate germs hanging out in places you never considered to be a waiting room for bacteria to grow and invade your household.

Let us clean and sanitize the contaminates that present a threat within your home. Door handles, banisters, counters, bathrooms / kitchen areas, trash containers, bedding, appliance handles, remote controls and  light switches are breeding grounds for pesky germs.

Let Our Magic Mop works magic at house this flu season. Call or text Denise at 810.399.4842. If I don’t pick up, I’m likely riding my magic mop to the next clean. Just leave your name and number and I will get back to you pronto.

FLU-BUSTER CLEAN (one-time clean)

COST $95—$125

A FREE pre-clean home visit will determine final cost. We clean in teams of two.

This service includes cleaning & sanitizing of:

  • Interior door handles, exterior entry handle and keypad
  • Kitchen door knobs & handles
  • Light switch plates
  • Kitchen sinks, counters and appliance handles (we can fully clean appliance exterior for an additional cost)
  • Remotes (keyboards and i Pads cleaned at an additional cost)
  • Stair rails
  • Pillows & throw blankets heat disinfected
  • Trash containers used inside home
  • Bathroom sinks, toilets, counter tops and shower areas (Our goal is to sanitize surface areas, this is not a deep clean. Example: we won’t be scrubbing grout lines or removing rust stains.)
  • Bedding changed. Client must strip the beds and leave fresh linens on mattress. (We will change up to three beds without an additional cost).
  • Carpets vacuumed
  • Our multi-surface steam cleaner will be used in areas deemed appropriate. It leaves behind no chemical residue and kills 99% of all germs and bacteria including; E-Coli, salmonella, and staph.

Killing germs on commonly touched surfaces can lower the risk of spreading bacteria and viruses between members of the family. LIMITED openings available. Call today!

HOW TO: Clean Vinyl Laminate Flooring

IMG_2093[1]My husband and I recently built a house on the lake. In an effort to keep a minimalist look, we opted to use vinyl laminate planking. The flooring interlocks seamlessly and is promoted as being ‘easy care’.

I was ready to put our 3500 square feet of this flooring to the cleaning test. As the owner of My Magic Mop, my arsenal of cleaning supplies includes the best of the best.

With so much square footage to clean, my goal was to find the best product and mop for the dollar. Easier said than done.

I tested a number of top-rated cleaning products, but found the end results lacking. DIY products, like vinegar water, were also tested and the outcome was unsatisfactory.

GOAL: A streak-free floor once mopped floor dried.

After testing various products over the course of two-plus months, I concluded that the best products for my vinyl laminate floors were:IMG_2108[1]

  • MOP:
    O’Cedar Micro Fiber Cloth Mop
  • BUCKET:
    O’Cedar, designed to work with the micro-fiber mop
  • CLEANING PRODUCT:
    Holloway House multi-surface floor cleaner (use full strength in a spray bottle)

Clear the floor of all obstacles (place stools on counters and rugs out of the way) and visually divide the room into quadrants. Spray small sections within the quadrant with the floor cleaner and damp mopped that area. It is important to make both a vertical and horizontal pass with the mop head.

img_20981.jpgThe first mop pass is done in an up and down vertical motion. Rinse the mop before doing the second sweep which is a horizontal “S” movement.

Continue this same mopping pattern for every quadrant. To avoid foot prints, start in a corner and mop your way out IMG_1506[1]of the room.

 

As the floor dried, I had doubts whether it would remain streak-free but no evidence of streak marks were noted. As the sun shined through the windows there was not one streak to be found. I did a happy dance wearing my mop slippers, of course.

Mission accomplished! After months of product testing, I had a spotless vinyl laminate floor for about 2 minutes, and then… the grand kids came over.

Tutorial: How to Make Perfect Vacuum Lines

I will never forget the first time I saw perfectly aligned vacuum lines in carpet. I worked at the main office of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Portsmouth, NH. One of the cleaning staff was vacuuming a large open area and with every sweep of her vacuum she formed perfect anglcarpet linesed lines. I was awestruck!

To avoid putting footprints in the nicely groomed carpet, I took the stairs to the next level. As crazy as it might seem, any foot imprint in the carpet would have been an irreverent act.

When I got home that evening, I pulled out my old Kirby vacuum and practiced making lines in my carpet. It was a total failure. I had lines, but they didn’t look pretty and went in every direction imaginable. But I didn’t give up.

What I discovered immediately was NEVER vacuum yourself into a corner. Also, always plug your cord into an outlet that is closet to where you will exit the room. Maneuvering around furniture is tricky but, with practice, you will soon be making lines in places you never dreamed possible.

Here are a few tips I have to share:

  • Use the crevice attachment (if you have one) on your vacuum cleaner first. Vacuum the edges in each room before you vacuum the carpet.
  • Vacuum from the furthest corner away from the door and vacuum your way out of the room. Visually divide your room into sections if it is large and start at the far corner.
  • Move any easily movable furniture out of the room or place on a surface that won’t be vacuumed (bed, table, etc.). That way, you have the most space available to do your work.
  • Keep the cord behind you. Return any moved furniture to its place before moving on to the next section. This will alleviate any unwanted footprints on your ‘cut lines’.
  • Turn on power. Pull straight back to the end of your section (do not extend your reach farther than you can extend your arm). Now, go right back over that line you just made, and finally, pull back on an angle. Keep vacuuming in one direction, that way you’ll never repeat an area you’ve already cleaned and you also don’t step all over the area you just vacuumed.
  • Once you get to the end of your section, pull everything back to the beginning of your next section and repeat! You should vacuum yourself out the door.
  • Make slow, deliberate passes to ensure the dirt is being sucked up into the vacuum.
  • Back your way out of the room.

Here is a great video showing how it is done: