Our company had the great pleasure to contribute to a most wonderful event, Carassauga 2010. The event was a community celebration of international music, performances, arts, crafts and food. It was a happy time for family and friends, a place to meet new people and learn about new cultures, it was a way to explore the world. The three day event was like stepping into another world, you could smell the aromas of exotic cuisine, the music of foreign countries and so much more.
When an event is coming, no matter whether small or big it is, an event venue cleaning is one of the most important tasks on hand. A clean venue complete with all the necessities from the restrooms to the main exhibit rooms can contribute a lot to the success of the event. An unsightly or messy venue with rings on the toilet bowls and splotches of water on the restroom floors and sink or dirty chairs could spell disaster for any event.
These were just some of the duties that we performed. We hope that all the attenders had a good time and appreciated celebrating an event that was clean.That could be the reason why it was so successful. We would also like to thank Gabby and Carla for this opportunity, it was a pleasure to work with you.
Linoleum and Vinyl cleaning
Linoleum floors were little used in residential flooring formerly. Lately more linoleum is being laid due to its environmentally friendly nature. A pressed type floor traditionally made from natural ingredients, linoleum is very tough. Modern linoleum floors have a tight surface, which is very water, and stain resistant. However, as it ages and wears down, it becomes very porous. This, in turn, creates the need for finishing to protect the flooring. Once a linoleum floor becomes porous, it is almost impossible to finish it properly. The porous surface will absorb almost any liquid put on it.
We recommend sealing a linoleum flooring even when it is new, so any wear occurs with the finish and not on the floor. Also it is very important not to use any alkaline products on linoleum. These will yellow the flooring. Use mild detergent to clean and a very light coat of finish to seal. Stripping should be avoided. To prepare the floor for new finish scrub it with a brush and detergent. Rinse with clean water and let dry completely before applying finish.
Vinyl flooring, typically called a no-wax, or a no maintenance floor, appears most commonly in kitchens and bathrooms. These large sheets have a variety of patterns and colors, and are factory finished with a tough polyurethane finish. These floors are very inexpensive, and are simply glued down. Usually a quick sweep or vacuum will clean them, although mopping will be required occasionally to remove spills or stains. When mopping the floor, use a mild detergent and, being sure not to use too much water, go over the entire floor. Then using plain water, rinse off the floor to avoid leaving a detergent film.
Although they tend to require no maintenance, these floors can loose their luster over time. This can be restored with an acrylic floor polish, that is applied in a very thin coat. These floors are soft, and easily damaged, especially in the kitchen where we all tend to drop pots and knives. Expect to replace these floors every 7 to 10 years under regular use.
Cleaning out your Refrigerator
- Start by taking out all of the food from the main shelves. Remove the shelves completely and set them aside. Also remove the drawers. That way the main part of the refrigerator is empty. Using a hot soapy dishcloth, wipe down the sides, top and bottom of the refrigerator.
- If there are odors, fill a container with hot water and add a tablespoon of baking soda to your water and a dash of lemon extract as a rinse to wipe down the refrigerator again.
- Then go through the food, checking the dates and in my case throw out my science experiments. I wipe down any messy bottles, and group like things together.
- Now that my glass shelves and drawers aren't quite so cold, I wash them in the sink with soapy water. If you have any sticky oil spills, sprinkle a little baking soda and scrub gently. It should come right off. Dry the shelves and drawers and replace them back in the refrigerator.
- Replace all the food, grouping like foods together.
- Next I start on the condiments in the shelves on inside of my door. Follow the same process and remove the food, then remove the shelf. If they don't remove, just wash them on the spot with a hot soapy dishcloth. There a usually a few oily rings on these shelves so I sprinkle baking soda over the spill to make it easy to clean. Wipe down the inside door and replace the clean shelves.
- Next wipe down the condiments bottles and place them back, grouping like things together again: salad dressings go together (yes, I have a scary number of of them!) , hot sauces on one shelf, etc.
- Then I place a small container of baking soda at the back for odors. And stand back to admire.