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Winter Cleaning List | 7 Easy Tips | Ahlers

For a lot of people they start getting the urge to clean everything once spring rolls around. The term “spring cleaning” has been around for a very long time, there are many theories of when the term was coined. Many trace the origin to the ancient Jewish of throughly cleansing the house in preparation for the spring time memorial Passover. Regardless of the origin, wouldn’t you want to start cleaning your house during the winter so when spring rolls around you can enjoy the beautiful weather? Follow this easy 7 steps winter cleaning list.

Winter Cleaning List

1. Deep clean your carpets and floors

  • All the snow can bring unwanted water and muddy and even worse snow salt (has been proved to be harmful) starts collecting between tiles and embeds itself in your carpets. Find a place to store your winter boots such as a baking sheet with the raised edges so it prevents the snow melting onto your floor.

2. Clean your furnace

  • Cleaning the furnace filter not only makes the air cleaner it also makes your home more energy efficient. The inside of the furnace is filled with dust and other nasty grimes. This should be cleaned out once a month, nothing a vacuum can handle.

3. Dust

  • As mentioned in our previous post about vacuuming or dusting first (there is no right answer) should be done regardless to help get rid of dust. It’s cold out so people are more inclined to stay inside, at time unfortunately breathing in dust. Make sure to clean the top of ceiling fans, air ducts and lighting fixtures. Sometimes calling in a professional duct cleaners might be worth expense knowing you won’t be breathing in nearly as many germs.

4. Clean your windows/mirrors

  • Windows always need a good cleaning, my sink bathroom mirror can get dirty from me flinging water/toothpaste from my toothbrush. If you have a candle by the window it can leave some soot on the glass that can block sunlight. Windex can take are of this problem

5. Clean your kitchen ceiling and appliances 

  • Instead of grilling outside and eating nice cool subs during the summer, people are stuck inside making soup and other hearty meals. All the moisture, fumes and smoke has been collecting on the ceiling and walls longer than you think. A little bit of warm water and soap can help get grim off.

6. Go through old spices

  • I’m guilty of having numerous in my ever growing spice cabinet, sometimes I have same spice multiple times. How did it get there, a question I might never know the answer to. Once the spices begin to clump, consider pitching.

7. Clean your computer inside and out

  • I for one am on my computer every day for work, sometimes it needs a good cleaning with an anti-bacterial wipe. My desktop can sometimes look like a nightmare with pictures and folders scattered everywhere. It’s time to go through old files and organize your digital life!

Follow this winter cleaning list so you can enjoy your spring time!

Winter Cleaning List

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Vacuum or Dust First? | Ahlers

One of the greatest cleaning questions

This is an age-old debate, should you vacuum or dust first? There is no middle ground on this topic you are either team vacuum or team dust. Surely the experts in the cleaning world how an answer to end this great debate. Truth be told, even the experts are divided on this hot topic.

So what is right thing to do? Vacuum or dust first? Let’s take a look at both sides of the arguement.

Team vacuumers say you should obviously vacuum first before you dust. Their argument is that vacuums “throw” dust into the air which leads to the next step of dusting off countertops and furniture. Sounds good right? Once you dust off the countertops and furniture where does the dust go?

Team dusters argue you should dust everything first and let the dust settle into the carpet. Then you vacuum it all up. However, once you vacuum the dust flies up and lands everywhere again.

It’s a never ending battle it seems like. To vacuum or dust first? So to answer everyone’s question, there is no right or wrong answer how to go about it. However, there is a way to help minimize the amount of dust your vacuum spews out. Here are a few tips.

  • Make sure the vacuum filters are clean
  • The vacuum bag is empty before vacuuming
  • Keep replacement bags and filters handy

Both side have valid points, but they have their flaws to them too. I guess the ultimate way to live in a dust free environment is live in bubble like the movie Bubble Boy 2001. Most likely I don’t think anyone wants to resort to that unorthodox method.

What is everyone’s opinion on this great debate? Are you Team Vacuum or Team Dust?

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Clean your store! | Janitorial Services in Kansas City

Clean your store! | Janitorial Services in Kansas City

Everywhere you look germs surround us. Seriously, they are everywhere. Think of some of the most commonly touched items in your household, the office, public places. Your cellphone is definitely a culprit, like most people in today’s society they bring their phones with them everywhere they go. Needless to say they collect germs faster than most items you can think of.

Its obviously impossible to escape these particles known as germs. It’s winter now and a lot more people are refusing to go outside for clear reasons. Sometimes coworkers come into work unknowingly or knowingly being sick, furthering their sickness to others near them. Just what everyone needs.

Ahlers provides professional janitorial services in Kansas City and we are here to give you the cleanest work environment. Our janitors are highly qualified and will clean every nook and cranny or business. Having a untidy or sick workers spreading germs can definitely have a negative effect.

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Parking Lot Sweeping Service

Ahlers is your Parking Lot Sweeping Service

Ahlers is your Parking Lot Sweeping Service

Its the day after your store’s big grand opening, you thought it would be a great idea to have a petting zoo, buffet table, painting station, graffiti everywhere. Basically its a big mess waiting to happen. The event was so big it had to be held outside in your parking lot, because who wants all that potential mess in your new clean business?

Many people came to the grand opening and one would consider it a successful day in the books. The sun starts to set and as everyone clears out, you start noticing the ungodly amount of trash every! The trashcan was so full the trash began collecting by its side. Your grand opening event started to look like you threw a miniature Woodstock concert, this is totally unacceptable and needs to be cleaned up asap!

Luckily for you and your business Ahlers is a cleaning company of many hats. We are your parking lot sweeping service you’ve been looking for. Your mess is our mess, let us clean up your Woodstock concert so your customers have a place to park.

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Kansas City Commercial Floor Waxing Services

Kansas City Commercial Floor Waxing Services

It’s that lovely time of year again; Kansas City weather has been known to be a little crazy. Some days the city suffers harsh snow falls, sometimes we get a few inches of ice that make driving conditions incredibly dangerous, or maybe we’ll get the unusual cold rain fall. Either way people have to work through these conditions regardless how bad mother nature brings it.

People are coming in and out of stores and businesses daily bringing in the inevitable dirty snow. When it snows it’s a pretty sight to see, but eventually the the pearly white snow begins to collect dirt and starts turning into a substance you wouldn’t want to play in. The once clear melted snow that started collecting by the front of your store begins to turn into black water. Eventually the black water dries out and leaves smudges all over the floor. Your once clear and smudge free floor starts looking like streets out in front of your store. I said it before, its the inevitable, but lucky for Ahlers is here to solve that problem.

Ahlers is your Kansas City commercial floor waxing services you have been searching for. We will make those floors shine brighter than they ever have before. Don’t let mother nature destroy your beautiful tile floors, give us a call at 913-894-4440 to help you battle the elements.

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Ahlers Your Local Power Washing Services

Ahlers: Your Local Power Washing Services

Tragedy has just hit your beautiful, well manicured drive way. You step outside and see your once perfect clean driveway covered in graffiti… and eggs… Who in their right mind would do such a thing? Couple of things come to mind, who did this and how am I going to clean this? Odds are you most likely won’t find the culprit of this atrocious act, but one thing that can be done is clean the mess up before the eggs start to set in.

Where do you begin? The eggs can be sprayed down with some water from the hose, but the graffiti… The hose you have isn’t powerful enough to take care of it. The thought of getting down on your hands and knees to scrub it out has crossed your mind, but that will take an incredible amount of time. If only you could get your hands on the delinquents who did this, they would do the cleaning, but that looks like that ain’t happening.

We understand accidents/misfortunate events happen, thats why we are here. Save yourself the time and energy and give Ahlers a call, we are your local power washing services. We’ll buff those so called stains out that may seem forever imbedded on your concrete/wood surface.

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Kansas City Window Cleaning

Kansas City Window Cleaning

Kansas City Window Cleaning

You just woke up and headed to your kitchen to make a cup of coffee and start making some breakfast for you and the kids. As you sip on your cup of joe gazing from your kitchen window witnessing the sun rising you can’t help but notice the unknown smudge at the bottom of the window. You start wondering about all your windows and begin checking out every window in your house, to your surprise full of smudges. Even the big window that is unreachable in your house to clean without the help of a huge ladder. Great, just one more thing you need to add to your list of things-to-do.

Maybe your house is not your concern, but the office has been a mess and cleaning your workplace hasn’t been much of a priority. Your company has multiple stories that requires some professional work. Well lucky for you Ahlers is your Kansas City window cleaning you’ve been searching for. We will take care of your dirty windows that may be unreachable or you flat out just don’t have time to take care of it.

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The Kansas City Carpet Cleaning Company

Did you know there is nearly half a million people living in the Kansas City area? Do you know how many houses/apartments that is? The answer is quite a bit. Some of those homes house a full family of 4, 5, 6 maybe 10 people or more! It’s fair to say the more people there is in a confined area of living there will be a lot of potential messes. What’s one piece of the house that’s ALWAYS getting stepped day in and day out? Literally getting stepped on, CARPET!

We are the Ahlers team and we are the Kansas City carpet cleaning company, well its on the many things we do. We are a company of many hats and any type of mess is no problem for us. The carpet can sometimes be a filthy component for any house, full of dirt, bacteria and bugs. Check out this graphic all the gross things that are literally living in your carpet, the same carpet your children are laying down watching tv or taking their afternoon nap. Carpet Beetles are common type of pests found, you guessed it, carpet. However, they also reside in fabrics feasting on hair, fur, woolen products, plant material and dead animal materials. Besides of the living things in your carpet, accidents happen on a daily basis, after all we are human. The winter weather can bring unwanted snow and mud into your beautiful home or business. Most people unknowingly step on the snow salt aka Calcium Chloride. It’s an effective snow remover, but it has many harmful side effects, one being its poisonous for dogs. Or maybe your little David just spilt ALL of his grape juice right in the middle of living room that resembles a blood stain, yikes… Maybe its time to call your Kansas City carpet cleaning company, Ahlers. We will fix your carpet problems!

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Kansas City Commercial Cleaning

Kansas City Commercial Cleaning | Ahlers

Ahlers is the Kansas City commercial cleaning company. We clean literally anything and everything. Seriously. Did you throw Steve a massive going away office party celebrating his new promotion? Call us up and consider it done. Did your new intern Jeffery somehow screw up coffee duties and turned the kitchen into a living nightmare. We got that covered. Or did your office suffer from an unfortunate accident such as a fire or water pipes busting? Don’t worry we can fix that too. Accidents, events and humans create trash all the time, sometimes it going to take more than just a few paper towels and a trash bag to fix your problem.

Did you know before 1976 it was legal for commercial dumping of any kind or amount of hazardous chemical waste into a landfills? The Toxic Substance Control Act put and end to that. However, this didn’t stop businesses dumping waste into landfills. Evening more astonishing in 1988 the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) claimed more 14,000 landfills have been closed since 1978, more than 70% in country. There full of trash, very unsafe and most owners of the landfills refused to adjust their standards.

The Atari video game burial is one of the most talked about landfills in America. Essentially, in 1983 Atari was forced to sell the company after some poor management and produced E.T the Extra-Terrestrial most considered one of the worst video games ever made. Creating 5 million copies and only selling 1.5 million copies, the unsold were sent to a mythical landfill few knew of. Rumors spread and by 2014 the legendary landfill was found in Alamogordo, New Mexico full of video game cartridges, consoles and computers.

Here at Ahlers we can fix and clean literally anything you throw at us. We love to clean your messes and accidents. We are good at what we do, trust our work speaks for ourselves. Ahlers, the Kansas City commercial cleaning company you have been looking for.

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Kansas City Office Cleaning

Kansas City Office Cleaning | Ahlers

Did you know according to The Kansas City Business Journal there are over 50,000 businesses in the Kansas City area alone. Just think about that for a minute, what if on average every business had 10 rooms? That’s 500,000 if not more potential dirty rooms that need some cleaning. That is a lot of offices full of people, but guess what people do? We make trash, lots of it. Here is some interesting facts about garbage you may have not known about.

Did you know that in 1855 America built its first garbage incinerator on Governor’s Island, New York? That same year there were 180 garbage incinerators in America. It sounded like the key to fighting the war on garbage, it even generated electricity for light the Williamsburg Bridge. However, by 1909 102 out of 180 were dismantled due the poor construction and management of incinerators. America thought it would be better to use all the wide open land and dump their trash there, seems logical. Unfortunately, we live in a time we can longer throw our garbage wherever we want to. Could you imagine getting up from your office desk and walk towards the window and toss your latte cup out of the window? What simpler times we use to live in, a simpler time that we are now paying for it. So do everyone a favor pick up your trash. If cleaning seems like too much time and effort then we have one solution for you.

Luckily, we here at Ahlers are the Kansas City office cleaning service. Please allow us to clean up the mess your business makes and let your company operate in the cleanest work environment possible. Don’t work in your own clutter, any successful business has to operate in the most organized manner. Call us today to get a quote 913-894-4440.

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