ServiceMaster proudly serves Minneapolis, St Paul, Burnsville, Eagan, Chaska, Shakopee, and other surrounding areas. Our services include carpet cleaning, duct cleaning, trauma, and vandalism cleaning; and fire, smoke, and water damage restoration
1. Squeegee Pet Hair
Use a squeegee to clean your rugs and carpets. You will be amazed and disgusted by what you get out of a carpet that you thought was pretty clean.
2. Use half of an onion to clean a hot grill
Cut an onion in half and, using tongs, rub the onion vigorously over the grill grate to clean the char off. The result is a very clean (and lightly seasoned) grill
3. Clean a scorched pan using white vinegar and baking soda
We all burn a pan from time to time but that doesn’t mean you have to throw it out. Put enough water in the pan to cover the bottom. Add a cup of white vinegar. Bring it to a boil. Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Scrub it clean with minimal effort.
4. Use bread to clean out a coffee or spice grinder
Toss a few hunks of stale bread into your coffee or spice grinder along with a teaspoon of baking soda. The bread will capture and remove any debris and the baking soda will neutralize any lingering odors.
5. Clean your oven out with ammonia
Place a bowl of ammonia ($1/bottle at most drugstores) into a cold oven and leave it overnight. In the morning, remove the bowl and wipe the oven clean. No scrubbing required.
6. Use tinfoil to remove baked-on stains from your glass baking dishes.
Over time glass baking dishes accumulate unappealing baked-on stains. To make your bakeware look new, ball a piece of tin foil and use a small amount of dish liquid to scrub them clean. Works like a charm.
7. Use vegetable oil to clean grease spatters from your stove.
Oil attracts oil. So, to clean grease spatters from your stove dab a little bit of olive oil on a paper towel and use it to wipe down your stove. This is particularly effective on stainless steel.
8. Use rubbing alcohol, a white sponge, and a soft-bristled brush to clean microfiber furniture.
If your microfiber furniture is looking a little dingy spray it all over with a fine mist of rubbing alcohol. Use a white sponge to scrub it down. Finish using a hard bristled brush to fluff the fibers and keep it soft. You’ll be amazed at the results.
9. Use vinegar and baking soda to clean out your dishwasher
This beloved cleaning machine takes on the difficult and important task of cleaning your eating utensils every day. Show it some love with a monthly deep clean. Step 1) Place a cup of white vinegar in a dishwasher-safe container on the top rack of an empty dishwasher. Step 2) Run the dishwasher on the hottest cycle. Step 3) Sprinkle 1 cup of baking soda into the bottom of your dishwasher and run it again on the hottest cycle. Enjoy your fresh, sparkling clean dishwasher.
10. Use bleach and vinegar to clean out your washing machine
Your washing machine cleans some pretty nasty things so regular cleaning is a must. The best method we’ve tried involves bleach to kill mold spores and bacteria, and vinegar to conquer soap scum and hard water buildup. Step 1) Fill your washer with hot water then pour 1 cup of bleach inside let it agitate for a minute to mix, then let stand for 20 minutes to an hour. Allow the cycle to complete. Bacteria and mold- obliterated! Step 2) Fill your washer with hot water then pour 3-4 cups of white vinegar inside. Allow agitation to mix then let stand for 20 minutes to an hour. Finish out the cycle. Hard water and soap scum- annihilated!