Dirty House Cleaning Information


Most dirty houses have linoleum floors in the bathroom and kitchen as so many other homes. These are easily scrubbed and rinsed in the soil water and solution can safely go down the sanitary sewer, the toilet. Sometimes, however, kitchen floors will take additional scrubbing with the power machine and a very aggressive pad underneath the machine. A strong cleaning solution like Simple Green or ZEP citrus cleaner go a long way toward cutting cooking grease on kitchen floors.

I prefer to vacuum up the wiring cleaning solution with a wet dry vacuum. This saves me time as well as cutting down on the number of tiles I use. A second rinse is called for and with a wet dry vacuum this takes place quickly. A nice squeegee on the end of a long handle pole speeds the process.

Natural stone floors

Natural stone floors create special cleaning requirements and must be approached with care and patience. Special stone floor cleaning solutions are required. Any time a dirty house cleaning job includes natural stone floor polishing, I polish the marble and terrazzo with "hog share pads" using a heavy-duty floor polishing machine. Of course, this service cost quite a bit more.


The days of the 30 and 40 pound vacuum cleaners are long gone. Today's vacuum cleaners consistent plastic and really are quite fragile with age. They may not last as long as those older models my grandmother and mother use, but they definitely vacuum. Vacuum cleaner for floors will often come with attachments. The attachments do so much more than we might think we put our imaginations to it.

Is it best to vacuum before or after cleaning a dirty house? Whenever possible it's best to vacuum both before and after.

If we wait to vacuum and we know that there's more to deal with toward the end of the dirty house cleaning. We also know that were grinding in the dirt as we clean. So sometimes it's better to vacuum lightly and quickly in hallways and other places where we might be working throughout the cleaning day. And then do a thorough floor vacuuming towards the end of the dirty house cleaning project.


Wood furniture

I prefer using Murphy's furniture oil for cleaning wood furniture and other would object. Besides cleaning it tends to leave a brighter appearance with some shine. The whale seems to penetrate the wood fibers giving it a resilience. Although expensive, Murphy's oil is second to none cannot be replaced.

To help bleach wood in cases when it needs to brighten up a bit, a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution will help do the job. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes and blot with about 1/4 cup white vinegar per quart of water. Vinegar is good for so many uses it would be hard to go into here.

Wood bleaches are also helpful.

Carpet and Upholstery

Blood in other soiling materials on the carpet can be treated with cool water and 3% hydrogen peroxide. It's important to perform this cleaning soon after the blood is soiled the carpet or upholstery. And we are definitely talking about sprinkled or sprayed blood contamination, not large quantities of saturating human blood.

Any time large quantities of human blood saturated carpet the carpet must be pulled out, cut from adjoining carpet improperly disposed of with the soiled patty below. Failure to cut out the carpet below will result in horrific orders.

With that said, in the old days when we had mom-and-pop carpet cleaning companies zipping up and down the city streets, it was not unusual for them to use their powerful equipment to suck blood out of carpets by using immense quantities of water and cleaning solution. This is no longer acceptable.

There are cases when some cleaning companies have used strong solutions bleach and water applied in great quantities over large variability carpet. The point in doing this was to destroy bacteria and cut odors as much as possible. Of course, this will carpet areas must be extracted very well before disposal. It makes no sense to have blood and water dripping down the side of the carpet was being hauled out for disposal. In most cases, anyway, but so will carpet is cut to fit inside of plastic bags for disposal.


Cold water: many people use cold water, which is considered 80°F or colder, for delicate stuff. Blood and other protein stains sometimes come out in Cold water Garments that bleed might also be used in Cold water to cut the bleeding down.

Warm water, which is 90 to 100°F works well enough with permanent press, and dark colors.

Hot water, which ranges between 130°F and above helps to sanitize garments and other fabrics. I prefer using water as hot as I can get it for anything it's been soiled by blood. I have read the hospitals use hundred and 80° head above water for linens because of human blood, blood-borne pathogens. So sheets and pillowcases as well as bath and hand towels should be washed in hot water. Of course you want to wash dishtowels and very hot water because the kitchen is such an infectious place. Naturally diapers go to hot water as do heavily soiled play close. Sturdy whites, lights, and pastel prints also cannot pretty well in hot water. Hot water is our chief means of sanitizing in a washing machine, in any case.

Carpet and upholstery

Wood Floors

Grease on wood floors Murphy's oil. In cases where we know there's a will maintenance floor we might get away with using zip citrus cleaner or simple green. Removing blood and other potentially infectious materials follows a path similar to that used on other surfaces, including fabrics. Hydrogen peroxide will help highlight this world. When applied with a fine spray. Using a moist towel with water and/or vinegar will help when removing the blood and peroxide with light strokes.

Leather and vinyl

Cleaning with cold water 3% I region peroxide often pays dividends quickly enough with both leather and vinyl. Wear rubber gloves while cleaning line, incidentally. The most sense picking up hepatitis C.


Mattresses received little attention because we rarely see them as it turns out. Some people recommend using a enzyme cleaner sprayed over the mattress while giving it time to thoroughly dry out. Others prefer to use hydrogen peroxide. In whatever your preferences may lay, be sure to vacuum your mattress before applying moisture.

Tip: Never ever trust the handle someone into a mattress by the manufacturer. If you pull on the full weight of a mattress using these handles one or both may break. You will suffer a violent fall.

when removing a mattress that is long beyond its days, here's some information to help with large, cumbersome mattresses. Carefully cut 4 to 6 inches on the two lengthwise corners. Once cut, slide a strong rope or cord into the mattress and around the metal frame. You may wish to include some springs as you tie handles into this mattress. Once you have a looped handle, it becomes easier to move the mattress. It's usually easier to pull heavy objects than to push them. A mattress with handles becomes easier to pull. You may wish to also place a handle in the mid-length. Beware, placing your handle only through the mattress seems is not good enough.



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