Recent Cleaning Posts

No Dirty Dishes Day -- May 18th

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

"No Dirty Dishes Day" falls on May 18 every year and encourages you to take a break from the daily chore. Although SERVPRO of DeRidder is a cleaning company, on this day, we advise you to not do your dishes. Please be advised that this is also not a suggestion to let all your dirty dishes pile up. Instead, this is a list of ways to creatively avoid using dishes today.

Here they are:

1. Use disposable plates, utensils and cups. Step it up a notch and head over to the park for a picnic.

2. Visit that new restaurant you've been wanting to try and dine-in with the family.

3. Order pizza! If you're not in the mood to leave the house for numbers 1 & 2, there will always be pizza.

After-party Cleaning Tips

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

This time of year has many Louisianians throwing parties to celebrate Mardi Gras.  Unfortunately, for the hosts, big celebrations such as Mardi Gras also means a “big mess”. We’ve put together some post-party cleaning tips to help you survive the day after.

  1. For plates and pans that are harder to clean (probably from the King Cake), let it soak in soapy water first. Throw in a dryer sheet and notice the crumbs clinging on to the sheet.
  2. when cleaning up broken glass, wear a rubber glove to get the bigger pieces and pick up the smaller pieces with bread.
  3. For unwanted stains in the toilet, pour a can of Coke in the toilet bowl and allow it to sit for about an hour. Use a brush for an easier way to remove the stains.
  4. Ground coffee is helpful for cleaning up vomit. Spreading dry coffee grounds on vomit will help absorb liquids and mask the smell.
  5. To clean your grill, let the grill warm up to burn down any remaining food particles. Use a fork to clean the grill with half of an onion.
  6. Heat a mug of water in the microwave for a few minutes. This will loosen up grease and other microwave stains, making it easier to clean.
  7. Use soap and water to clean your blender. Pour the mixture into your blender and blend for 15 seconds.

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