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Get Ready to Make Your Home Spic and Span this Thanksgiving 2020

SEO pFOkUS, August 21, 2020

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Thanksgiving is approaching at a lightning speed and while you all love to spend the festival with friends and family, you also need to plan a lot. This annual custom brings people together. With your loved ones coming home, you need to think of appropriate gifts, lavish feast menus and of course home maintenance. You obviously want your guests to praise your housekeeping skills. So, how to get your home spic and span for Thanksgiving 2020 ? Here are some tips that can be helpful.

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Helpful Cleaning Tips Before Thanksgiving

Jot Down all Areas that Need to be Cleaned:

Before you begin, you need to be organized. Once you have your cleaning plan in mind, you can go ahead in a better way. So, a week or 15 days before Thanksgiving, you need to first make a list of all the areas that you think your guests will be visiting. If you are having guests for a few days, it is better to check each and every area of the house and clean it. Start with guest rooms, bathrooms, living rooms and kitchen as these are the places they will be spending maximum time.

Allot Time to Each Area Separately:

Once you have prepared a list of the places to cover, you should again make a separate list of what exactly you need to clean there. Some places like guest rooms may have never been used, so you just need to dust and wipe, while kitchens and showers may need deep cleaning. Accordingly, allot time and days of the week for their cleaning as it is almost impossible to clean the whole house in a day.

Collect or Buy all Cleaning Products and Tools:

Next, you need to make a list of cleaning products and tools you might need. These include tile and grout cleaners, tile and grout sealers, glass cleaners and sealers, maintenance products, vacuum cleaners, carpet cleaners, gloves, repair tools, etc.

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Protect yourself while Cleaning:

We always recommend you to use non-acidic and chemical-free products for cleaning your house. We will be covering that segment later in this article. So, you actually would not need any face masks or eye gear to clean if you use our products, but we recommend you to wear gloves while cleaning.

Declutter Before you Begin:

Cleaning becomes easier and more systematic when you have decluttered the surfaces and emptied the floors and countertops. You can neatly pack away your artefacts and light furniture from floors before you begin cleaning. This can be done a day before you plan to clean.

Detailed Cleaning Guide:

Now that you are all sorted with cleaning products and your cleaning list, it is time to begin. Here is a detailed cleaning guide for major areas that you need to check and clean before Thanksgiving.

Carpets and Sofa Sets:

Carpets, sofa sets, cushion covers and all other upholstery in your house needs to be cleaned thoroughly. You do not want your guests to find dust or germs breeding in every corner of your sofa sets, do you! Well, vacuuming is the best option for dry cleaning your curtains, carpets and sofa sets. If you have major stains on your sofa sets, you can consider calling carpet cleaning experts for professional cleaning. They use carpet-approved cleaners and shampoos to clean the stains.

Floor Maintenance:

Floor maintenance is a big task. You need to focus on cleaning and sealing floors in your living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens. If you have used natural stone tile for your flooring, you might be aware of the porosity of this stone tile. Food and beverage spills, stains, dust, grime and moisture penetrate deeper inside the pores, leading to mold breeding and dense stain formation.

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Furthermore, if you have previously used acidic cleaners, you might have etching marks on the surface. We recommend using our commercial complexes and home cleaner – Imperia Deep Clean for deep cleaning these surfaces. It works well on non-natural stone tile too. It penetrates deeply inside porous surfaces and eliminates hidden traces of mold and stains. Using this floor cleaner will make your job of floor cleaning easy and effort free.

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For grout and tile crack repairing, you can use Sentura – a two-part pigmented solvent-based epoxy/resin based on a 1200psi adhesion. It repairs cracks and pits in tile and grout and delivers a uniform looking surface, ensuring that it never pops off the surface.

After repairing cracks and chips, you should seal your grout first with Caponi – a titanium solvent based epoxy/resin sealer that seals porous grout in just one coat. It is available in more than 40 hues and so you can easily match your grout color to the tile.

Once you have cleaned your tile and grout, repaired any damages and sealed your grout, you need to seal your tile. If you do not seal your tile, stains or mold may occur again. We recommend using our tile sealer – Celine – a clear topical transparent solvent-based resin sealer that coats your tile, creating a hydrophilic surface and making it waterproof.

Once you have cleaned and sealed your tile and grout this way, you need not worry about floor maintenance at all before Thanksgiving. To give a last-minute shine just before your guests arrive, we recommend you to use our daily maintenance cleaner – Imperia Maintenance that is a combination of a sealer and cleaner and removes all traces of superficial dirt and stains.

Bathrooms:

Showers face different issues than your regular floor tile and grout. Porous natural tile in your showers may get covered with soap scum, hard water stains, dirt, grime and mold. Mold and mildew are more rampant in shower areas as they are always damp.

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Before your guests arrive, you can clean your showers using Imperia Deep Clean. You need to similarly repair any cracks in tile or grout with Sentura.

An important part of shower cleaning and sealing is caulk replacement. pFOkUS totally disregards caulking and has found an amazing caulk substitute, because we believe that caulk is quite temporary. If your shower caulk has turned black or is damaged, you need to replace it with Sentura. It is the best product for shower corner sealing as it gives permanent results.

After caulk replacement, you need to proceed to grout sealing with Caponi and lastly, tile sealing with Celine. You can freshly clean your showers just a day before Thanksgiving with Valore Maintenance. It is a stronger maintenance cleaner than Imperia Maintenance as it is infused with 6.97% of H2O2 at the molecular level.

Bathrooms also have shower glass doors and other glass surfaces that need cleaning. They may be stained with hard water stains, soap scum and other stains. We recommend cleaning glass surfaces with Benaz. It is our powerful glass surface cleaner that easily removes all the stains without causing any etching.

After cleaning glass, we recommend you seal it with Valore Sealer to prevent re-staining. Valore sealer is our incredible glass sealer that forms a protective layer on the glass surfaces, thereby preventing any further water dots or stain formation.

Bathrooms also have tubs and sinks which need maintenance and cleaning. You can clean them with Imperia Deep Clean and then maintain them with Valore Maintenance for best results.

Countertops:

Once you have cleaned and maintained your kitchen floorings, you also need to pay special attention to your countertops, especially if you have a natural stone surface. It may be stained with food and beverage stains, oil stains and subsequent mold. The best way to clean these greasy stains from countertops is by using our surface cleaner – Imperia Deep Clean.

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You can then follow the same steps as you did with floor maintenance, i.e, repairing of pits and cracks in tile and grout, grout sealing and lastly, tile sealing. This way, once you deep clean and seal your countertops a few days before your guests arrive, you will only need to use Imperia Maintenance or Valore Maintenance for light daily cleaning.

These are the major cleaning areas in a house that you need to check to make it spic and span before Thanksgiving. In the end, a quick tip is to put fresh flowers in vases wherever possible and light some incense sticks to get a pleasing and refreshing aroma everywhere. Your guests will be impressed with your cleaning and spotless house and also praise you for your house-keeping skills.

P.S. – If you find these deep cleaning and sealing procedures too overwhelming or if you do not have the time to do it yourself, you can hire experts from D’Sapone – a leading restoration service provider in the US. Their experts are highly trained and they only use pFOkUS’ high-quality products for their restoration services.

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