Improve the Air Quality in Your Commercial Space

Fresh air from commercial cleaning Melbourne


For many of us, we think that closing our office or commercial space completely is the best way to keep dust out; aside from making everything clean and tidy. Not at all. We forget that effective commercial cleaning not only involves tidying things up  but it also includes maintaining the air quality inside our commercial space.

Keeping Your Indoor Air Fresh

Following the easy and helpful tips below will surely make the air quality in your office as fresh as the spring breeze!

Avoid Artificial Scents

First, it is highly advisable to lessen the use of spray products because these may leave pollutants in the air for a long time. If possible, do not use air fresheners or room deodorizers that provide artificial scents in the room with the purpose of masking undesirable odors.

The best way to prevent bad odors from filling the air is to dispose garbage properly and regularly. Using pesticides or insecticides is not advisable either. Moreover, you can always explore the use of non-toxic solutions like traps, barriers, and essential oil-based repellents if ever pests appear at any given time. And because perfumes, colognes, and other scented products often contain unhealthy volatile organic compounds and toxic additives like phthalates, it is best to avoid using them altogether.

Effective Elimination

Second, using a HEPA vacuum or a damp cloth to collect and trap dust and the pollution it contains is one of the best practices when you dust your table, shelves and other surfaces inside the room. In addition, avoid using dusters and techniques that simply stir dust back into your home’s atmosphere because these are often counter-productive measures.

Ban Chlorine

Third, when it comes to your office pantry, use chlorine-free dishwasher detergent. Studies show that hot dishwasher water can turn a detergent’s chlorine into a gas that’s released during operation. You can check out some organic detergents on the Internet, and even make one using fruit and vegetables peelings that we often throw away mindlessly.

Bring the Outdoors In

Fourth, put plants or succulents on your tables and desks since it has been proven that they have impressive air-purification powers.

Among the well-known succulents is the Aloe Vera. This easy-to-grow, sun-loving succulent helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more.

Another one is the Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum), which is quite a resilient plant even if you neglect it. With lots of rich foliage and tiny white flowers, the spider plant battles benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the leather, rubber and printing industries.

The Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’) is also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, and is one of the best for filtering out formaldehyde, common in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues and personal care products. Put one in your bathroom — it’ll thrive with low light and steamy humid conditions while helping filter out air pollutants.

Regular Maintenance

Fifth and last, check and clean your exhaust fans and vents regularly. Better yet, open a door for a minute or two once every few days. Nothing beats the exchange of fresh air as it rinses the room with a fresh supply of a much-needed breeze that would bring coolness and comfort inside your office space.

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30. March 2016| by Angela Kirwan

Speedy Cleaning Like A Professional



Professional paid cleaners are masters of speedy, efficient cleaning. If you watch a professional cleaner at work you’ll notice that they don’t waste time, cut corners or dawdle. They know how to clean fast and clean right.

Here a few of their secrets that you can use in your own home, office, or business:


Mark Your Calendar

Professional cleaners have every job scheduled down to the minute. Further, they don’t start and stop throughout the cleaning process. Follow their lead and set a day and time to clean – and stick to it.

Dress Properly

Professional cleaners have a uniform that includes comfortable, washable clothing, supportive shoes, kneepads, goggles, gloves, and aprons. This clothing and gear is easily washable and serves to protect them from dirt, germs, and chemicals. Set aside your own version of a cleaning uniform, or at the least an apron and gloves.

Use Proper Tools

You won’t find professional cleaners using gadgets or flimsy tools for cleaning. Do yourself a favor and invest in sturdy, reliable cleaning tools for your own use. Pony up the money for a good quality mop, vacuum, cleaning agents, and towels. You’ll be glad you did.

Clear The Clutter

When you hire a professional cleaner you don’t usually expect them to pick up the small clutter that accumulates in your home or office. You want them to have access to that which they should be more thoroughly cleaning. Use this same mindset before you begin cleaning. Pick up before you start to clean. It will be a much more efficient use of your time.

Keep Your Tools Handy

Does this scenario seem familiar: You start to clean the bathroom and realise that the cleanser is in the kitchen. As you head down the stairs, you remember that the toilet brush is in the kids’ bathroom on the other side of the house. Then you have to head to the laundry room to retrieve the vacuum. And you haven’t even really begun yet.

Professional cleaners keep their tools with them or very close by at all times.This allows for much faster and effective cleaning. Take a cue from them and organise yourself before you tackle the cleaning. You can also Invest in a portable container to store your supplies for easy access.

Simplify Your Cleaning Supplies

Professional cleaners rely on simple and multi-purpose cleaners to get the job done. This cuts time and clutter. Stick to straightforward products that accomplish multiple tasks.

Stay Focused And Motivated

You won’t find the professionals pausing to watch television or check their e-mail. Amateur cleaners should try to limit distractions as they clean, as well. Turn off the television, power down the computer, and set your phone on silent.

On the other hand, it is important to stay energised and motivated while you clean. Playing upbeat music, a podcast, or even an audiobook might be helpful. You could also try cleaning with a friend or family member to split up the workload.

Make Each Movement Count

Professional cleaners only circle a room one time. In the bathroom, for instance, standing before the sink, they spray and wipe the mirror, scrub the sink, wipe down the counter, and polish the fixtures before moving on. Try to follow this example by cleaning everything in your path before moving on to the next task.
When you help of a professional nature, consider Ankars Cleaning. We have been offering commercial cleaning in Melbourne for over twenty years. Let us do the work for you.

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29. March 2016| by Angela Kirwan
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