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Preparing Your Cleaning Service for After Valentine's Day

February 02, 2021

Valentine’s day, one of the many holidays of the year where your cleaning service will be in high demand. Many couples are going to escape to a rental where they’ll share a romantic evening with each other. Afterwards, your cleaning service has to clean up the mess from the night before. So here are a […]

Valentine’s day, one of the many holidays of the year where your cleaning service will be in high demand. Many couples are going to escape to a rental where they’ll share a romantic evening with each other. Afterwards, your cleaning service has to clean up the mess from the night before. So here are a couple of things your cleaning service should look out for when cleaning a rental after Valentine’s day.

The Dark Stains Your Cleaning Service Will Encounter

Chocolates on bed. Photo by Praise Adesina on Unsplash.

The two types of stains you might see in a rental after Valentine’s day would likely be from chocolate and wine. It’s no surprise that you’ll see these stains. A box of chocolates and a bottle of wine are staples of this romantic holiday. However, they can leave permanent stains on many types of fabrics. Especially on the bedsheets. So here are some tips on how your cleaning service can tackle those stains.

First, you’ll need to have dishwashing detergent and hydrogen peroxide in order to remove any stains from the bedsheets. Mix one part of soap and three parts hydrogen peroxide together. Then let it soak into the stain for up to an hour so that it will have time to be removed. Then you’ll want to rinse out the mixture before throwing them into the washing machine. For carpets, use a sponge soaked into the solution to dab the stain, allowing the carpet to soak in the solution. Once the stain is gone, rinse the area with cold water.

Flowers on the Floor

Ahhh roses, they do smell nice don’t they? Sometimes, couples on Valentine’s day like to lay a path of rose petals throughout the rental. But they can leave a mess when they start to wilt and their petals start to fall. This actually applies to all flowers. No matter if it’s a rose, a magnolia, or even a gardenia. So it is best to bring a vacuum to clean up those rose petals when your cleaning service has to clean a rental that has been used for Valentine’s day. Beware though, the petals could still be hydrated from the night before and they can clog up your vacuum. Overall, vacuuming flower petals off the floors should be a breeze, just be prepared to vacuum a whole bunch of them.

Scented candle. Photo by Lola is Somebody on Unsplash.

Lingering Smells

When you first enter the rental, you might notice some very strong smells immediately hitting your nose. That’s because some of these perfumes and scented candles linger in the air for a while before they dissipate. But this problem can be remedied with a simple solution. Open some of the windows to let some fresh air circulate throughout the house. There is no need to bring air fresheners. It’ll probably make it worse because you’re using a scented chemical to get rid of another scented chemical. So make sure to air out the house so that the next occupants don’t smell the faintest hints of Valentine’s day.

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