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Home Cleaning Tips

Do you ever ask yourself - How do I clean something?
Well Mercers Pro Cleaners would like to offer you some tips on house cleaning when there is just no time left before company arrives!


How to clean windows without leaving streaks?
ANSWER - Using your choice of window cleaner along with a microfiber cloth or a coffee filter. As both remove lint and help to not leave streaks!

How to clean a stainless steel kitchen sink?
ANSWER - Clear the sink of any food or dishes they may be in there. Then sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of the sink and use a soft sponge to scrub the stainless steel.

How to clean permanent marker off of walls and doors?
ANSWER - Drip rubbing alcohol onto a cotton ball and wipe off the marker from the wall or door.


How to clean polyurethane-coated hardwood floors?
ANSWER- An easy and effective way to clean a polyurethane-coated floor is to use warm water, an oil-based soap, and a soft sponge mop!

How to clean hardwood floors?
ANSWER - Clear the area of debris using a vacuum or broom. Mop the floor using a soft sponge mop, a mixture of warm water and a few drops of dish soap or wood oil.

How to remove stains from hardwood floors?
ANSWER - Wet a rag with hydrogen peroxide, then place the rag on the stain and let it soak in the wood so it can bleach out the stain.


How to remove stains from carpet?
ANSWER - Use a 1/4 cup of white vinegar in a spray bottle, a few drops of dawn dish soap, and fill the rest with water. Spray the solution on the stained carpet, allow the solution to soak for 5 minutes. Next take a clean, dry towel and start blotting until the stain is removed.

How to remove gum from carpet?
ANSWER - A great home remedy for removing stubborn gum from carpet is to place ice in a ziplock bag and place the bag directly on the gum until the gum is frozen. Next take a metal spatula or a butter knife and lift the gum from the carpet.

How to make carpet look brand new?
ANSWER - shampooing or steaming can bring new life to a once soiled carpet. Try one of these options if regular vacuuming does not do the trick.


How to remove toilet stains?
ANSWER - Use a 1/4 cup of Borax and pour it into the toilet bowl. Then add 1 cup of vinegar and swish it around with a toilet brush. Let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes. Complete by scrubbing the bowl with a toilet brush to remove any water stains.

How to remove rust from bathtub?
ANSWER - You can remove rust spots from tubs and sinks by using hydrogen peroxide and cream of tarter. Cover the spot with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide and sprinkle some cream of tartar. allow to sit for 20 minutes then wipe clean.

How to deep clean a bathtub?
ANSWER - sprinkle baking soda into the tub, after spray a mixer of vinegar and water on top of the baking soda. Let the mixture sit for 2-3 minutes and then scrub clean with a soft cloth. Once completed, rinse and repeat process if needed.

How to clean tile floor grout ?
ANSWER - Cover the grout with a mixture of baking soda and water. After, spray a solution of vinegar water over the baking soda and then scrub with a stiff bristled brush.

How to remove calcium deposits from shower head?
ANSWER - An easy fix for getting rid of calcium deposits is to pour white vinegar into a big and then tie the bad around the shower head with a rubber band. Let sit for an hour and then finish by scrubbing the shower head with an old rag.


How to clean the inside of an oven?
ANSWER - Start by making a paste of baking soda and water. Then use an abrasive pad to scrub the paste along the bottom and sides of the oven, and finish by pouring white vinegar on top of the paste, allow it to sit for 5 minutes, and wipe clean.

How to clean the inside of a microwave?
ANSWER - Pour 1/4 cup of white vinegar into a microwaveable bowl, fill the rest of the bowl with water. Cook in the microwave for 5 minutes. After the timer goes off allow the door to stay shut for another 2-3 minutes. Once the time is up, use a wet sponge to wipe the inside clean.

How to clean a stainless steel refrigerator?
ANSWER - One product not commonly used for cleaning stainless steel refrigerators is WD-40, but it works! Just squirt some WD-40 on the refrigerator and wipe down with a cloth. It takes the fingerprints right off leaving nothing but that stainless steel shine!