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Posted by Pristine Home on 15 March 2017
This guide is for those of you who do not wish to allocate hours of your free time to cleaning your home. As the old saying goes, “Eat the elephant one bite at a time.” In this case, cleaning your home a little bit every day can make a painful chore seem like the house is cleaning itself. Before any real work begins, you will need to do some planning. Make a list of all the tasks you think need doing in the coming weeks and then assign each task or tasks to specific days of the ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 02 September 2016
A Malaysian woman has turned her hand to making chemical-free cleaning products based on the fruit peel left over from her juicer. New product invention as described in a recent European Cleaning Journal Stay-at-home mother of three Jessica Tan Wee Loo hit upon the recipe for enzyme detergents through trial and error and is now marketing them commercially. Her products are made from sugar and water plus fruit waste from oranges, pineapples, limes, grapefruit and lemons. Tan's de ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 23 August 2016
Your outdoor space also needs some cleaning. Whether it is a Deck or your Patio then regular cleaning keeps that outdoor space sparkling and a joy for all who use it. They are somewhat different from a cleaning point of view but with care can be brought back as good as new. Decks and Patios may be cleaned in a variety of ways we suggest either of the following: Method 1-Simply apply a cleaning solution and scrub with a deck scrub. It may make sense to leave the cleaner o ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 19 August 2016
We are very happy to announce that our team of the month is Julia and Anna. Their consistent hard work has not gone unnoticed here at Pristine Home. Over the course of the last month we have seen the hard work put in by this team in a consistent fashion. Something that Julia and Anna specialise in is our Spring Cleaning service. The girls excel at giving homes a thorough and deep clean which leaves a lasting impression. Countless customers have been left with a satisfying cle ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 29 July 2016
Getting make-up stains out of a carpet can seem a near impossible task at times. Even though it may seem so difficult, have a look at our tips on how you can successfully remove these stains. 1. When you have noticed there is a make-up stain, it is wise to act quickly. Make sure to remove any excess make up by hand before you begin the process. 2. Apply isopropyl alcohol to a clean white cotton cloth or a cotton swab. Carefully dab at the stained fibres, placing downward pres ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 22 July 2016
We are excited to name Camilia and Laura our team of the month! This is a result of their consistent hard work and desire to maintain Pristine Home’s high standards. We would like to thank them for the effort they put in every day for our customers, and for being good-humoured employees who are a pleasure to work with. During the celebration of Pristine Home’s 10th year in business, Camilia and Laura were presented with their monthly award by our customer service man ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 14 July 2016
The Pristine Home cleaning services first saw the light in June 2006 with 1 van, 2 employees and 4 customers. 2007 heralded the completion of 1 full years trading with residential cleaning services to the home owners of South County Dublin, provided through a fleet of 5 vans and 12 cleaning staff. 2008: Growth continued at pace as the service covered South and West Dublin regions as well as city centre. Pristine Home also expanded to a fleet of 10 vans. 2010: Now in the middle ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 07 July 2016
It is hard to believe that we recently celebrated 10 years in business here at Pristine Home. It is a proud occasion for all of us here and is well worth celebrating! To mark the occasion, we hosted a party for our staff in the office in Deansgrange Business Park. We were delighted to see some of our previous staff return for the party. We’d also like to thank our loyal customers for being part of our journey, and we hope to keep providing a top quality service for many years to come. ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 24 June 2016
The windows in your house play a significant role in giving a good impression. Keeping them clean is very important, and if done right can have many benefits! Boost the appeal of your home. When your windows aren’t clean, your home can easily lose it’s appeal. Whether you are trying to sell your home, or show off your home to your neighbours, you’ll want to have clean windows – it is a simple part of home maintenance that will make your home look ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 09 June 2016
A playroom is a part of the home, which is specifically designate to children’s play. The playroom is also a part of the house that can be extremely prone to mess. With such a huge gathering of children’s toys and play things in just one room, you are bound to encounter mess of all kinds. No matter how hard you try, there will be no avoiding spilled food and drinks on the floor and furniture! You need peace of mind as far as your children’s safety is concerned. ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 03 June 2016
Cleaning the bathroom is a task that nobody wants to do themselves. However, it is an essential part of the home which must be kept tidy and clean. Today’s blog will cover some of the key benefits of maintaining a clean bathroom in your home. Even if you don’t see or smell something bad, you have to realise that there are potentially huge amounts of bacteria in your bathroom at all times. They land on your basin, bathtub, floor and on the walls. This is the main ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 26 May 2016
Making sure that the kitchen is always clean is a good way to ensure that hygiene is maintained. The kitchen can become dirty very fast as compared to other areas in the house because there are food pieces that may rot and cause a bad scent. Just ask yourself how good you feel when you walk into your lovely clean kitchen. That in itself is reason enough. If you need convincing read on. Here are several reasons as to why one should make sure that the kitchen is cleaned re ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 17 May 2016
Cleaning the Shower Bathroom cleaning is considered a hefty task by most homeowners. It is difficult to keep the bathroom spotlessly clean throughout since it is used constantly. A dirty glass shower door only makes it seem even a much harder task. Visible spots and scum on the shower door make the bathroom look messy. Firstly, get rid of all the clutter in the shower. Gather all of the bottles and brushes and items that are unnecessary. Having unnecessary items in the ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 11 May 2016
The conservatory is a part of the house which is prone to being left dormant over the winter period. With summer coming in, there is every reason to make sure you have a clean and comfortable conservatory which you can sit and relax in whenever you want. Start from the exterior. Make sure that you have cleared the roof of any leaves, dirt or grime that has built up over the harsh winter months. Many think that a good way of cleaning the roof is to use a power washer, but we st ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 29 April 2016
Seeing as the living room tends to be the most visited room in the house, we want to make sure that it is always in the best possible condition. From time to time it is possible that we let everyday living build up a cluttered mess that just isn’t acceptable anymore. Here we are going to give you some tips on how to restore order in your living room, from the walls to the carpets to bring some life back to the room. Let the light in: Open the windows to let some fr ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 22 April 2016
In every home, the bedroom should be somewhat of a sanctuary. It should be somewhere that is clutter and stress free. However, for many people, the bedroom can become a gathering area for clothes, shoes and a holding area for pretty much anything that enters the room! We’re here to help you turn an unorganized, messy room into a clean and cosy retreat. Let the fresh air in the room by opening your windows. Start by taking off your bed clothes, mattress cover and pillows ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 13 April 2016
Dust and cobwebs just pile up in places that are not necessarily noticeable to the everyday eye. We have listed a few spots in the house where attention may be needed and how to tackle them. Radiators Radiators – not just the front but underneath and behind and in the heat vanes. The challenging part is the back of it when against a wall. First lay a big cloth or towel under the radiator to collect dust. Get a duster on a long stick or a stick on its own and wra ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 22 March 2016
How to Keep Dirt Outside the House on a Wet Day Picture this; it is a wet day, people coming in your house with wet, mucky shoes. Some of you have a dog, a cat and they will also want to come in to keep away from the rain. Because wet days are inevitable, it is better to be prepared. Use a Doormat Remember dirt comes in with shoes. Have a doormat at every door you come in: front door, back door, from garage into the house. When possible, have a doormat outside and inside d ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 11 March 2016
BENEFITS OF SPRING CLEAN Whenever spring comes, it feels like it’s a fresh start of the year. The grey, short Irish winter days start to disappear, and you feel a slightly new life and energy come over you. If you want to spring into the season, a good spring clean is a must. It helps kick off a fresh start and revitalises your mind and your home. Here are some benefits of a good spring clean: It can relieve stress, leading to better health. Having cluster is s ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 04 March 2016
St. Patrick's Day is Around the Corner Time to Get Out in your Garden Spring Clean your Garden for St. Patrick’s Day Spring is here and with it comes brighter, longer days and more sun!!! which will give you lots of extra energy. You are looking forward to using the patio and spending more time outdoors, maybe a barbecue. It is time to get rid of the winter storm traces from your patio, garden, furniture, windows and lawn. I suggest that you tackle the jobs in t ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 26 February 2016
Mother’s Day Celebration, an Old Tradition in Ireland Greece has the oldest tradition. Spring festivities were in honour of the Mother of the Gods, Rhea. Similarly, Rome’s Mother’s Day celebration began 250 BC and it was dedicated to the mother goddess, Cybele. As Christianity dispersed all over Europe, mother's day celebrations were on the fourth Sunday in Lent and were adjusted to tribute the Virgin Mary and also the "Mother Church." ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 17 February 2016
The Merits of a Microfiber Cloth Microfiber cloths are designed to minimize effort and maximize efficiency. A microfiber cloth is made of extremely small polyester and polyamide strands. A good cloth is made of 80% polyester and 20% polyamide. Polyester does the cleaning, polishing and polyamide does the absorption. Efficient Microfiber cloths are super absorbent, as a cloth and a mop. A microfiber cloth can hold 7 times its weight in moisture. As absorption is better, floors mop ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 10 February 2016
Tips on cleaning chocolate stains Have you ever indulged with chocolate and found traces of it on your carpet or sofa? No panic! We have some tips on how to clean chocolate stains. Most stains are easier to eliminate when treated fast. Chocolate Stain on Carpets Using a butter knife or a spoon, gently scrape off as much chocolate as possible from the carpet. If the stain is dry, hoover any chocolate flakes. If the stain is wet, use a white terry cloth or similar and blot up a ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 22 January 2016
Tips on how to get wax off your carpet or upholstery Candles give special warmth in a home. However there is a risk that hot wax is spilled on carpets or clothes? Stains are easier to remove when they are treated quickly, otherwise stains set in and are a lot more difficult to eliminate. Wax on a carpet Use ice cubes bag or fill a plastic bag with ice and lay it over the wax stain and leave it until the wax hardens. Avoid making the wax stain wet from leaks or condensation. Sc ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 15 January 2016
Pristine Home would like to wish you all a Happy New Year! As you can see it has started well for us. Our latest addition - look out for Reg 161D7200. As the business is growing, we have a new addition to our fleet, a new fuel efficient van. Thank you all at Agnelli Motor Park! The new van is a Fiat Fiorino Professional which complements our quality service. This little van allows us to bring all the cleaning equipment to you, so saving you on the need to buy clea ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 21 December 2015
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a person was sleeping, all because of one mouse; The glue traps were placed by the kitchen and stair In hopes that St. Mickey soon would be there; The children were hiding, afraid in their beds, While nightmares of furry pests danced in their heads; And mamma in her one piece and I in my wrap, Had just finished baiting the last of the traps, When down on my lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 14 December 2015
With the party season in full swing, you probably have guests visiting daily, guests who may enjoy a glass of red wine or two. For some reason red wine seems to be an accident prone drink, that’s why here at Pristine Home want to help you deal with the dreaded red wine spill. Firstly, ensuring that the stain is cleaned before it has time to absorb into that carpet, couch or clothing this will make life much easier. It is very important not to rub the stain with a cloth or anything else, ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 03 December 2015
Traditionally, Christmas trees were not brought in and decorated till the 24th of December, then were taken down twelve days later, on the 5th of January. However, in recent years, people have started putting up their trees earlier and taking them down later. Some trees even go up as early as late November. Expecting your tree to last such a long period of time can be optimistic. This is possibly why many people now opt for an artificial tree. But if you are like me, a lover of the real thing, f ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 13 November 2015
The weekend is finally here, and what better way to kick it off than defrosting your freezer? If you own a manual defrost freezer it is essential that you defrost your freezer at least once a year, or when there is more than one fourth of an inch of ice in a large area. This is important as built up ice can be a waste of valuable space in your freezer along with making freezing of food less efficient. Here is a breakdown of exactly what you need to do to most efficiently and quickly defros ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 04 November 2015
Did you know the salad drawer can contain up to 750 times what is deemed to be a safe level of bacteria? That is why it is essential to regularly clean out your fridge. This daunting task can be made easy by breaking up the job into smaller tasks. Follow our checklist and you will have a sparkling fridge in no time. Firstly empty your fridges content completely. Checking use by date on all products, throwing out any products that have surpassed it. Then remove any drawers placing the ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 28 October 2015
Halloween can be one of the most exciting times of year for children. This sweet filled holiday will keep children on a sugar high for weeks. However it can also be quite a dangerous time of year with bomb fires, fireworks and strangers. This is why we here at Pristine Home have decided to put together a few safety tips for not only children, but parents, homeowners and driver. Halloween Safety Tips for Kids: Trick-or-treat in a group or with an adult. Look both ways before crossi ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 21 October 2015
Winter is the coldest and wettest time of year. This leads to you spending most of your time inside the home with friends and family, cuddled up to a warm fire, with hot chocolate on your mind. But we can’t let a winter cleaning slip our mind. During a winter clean, your main focus tends to be around the festive season, making your clean very holiday focused. However, with this drastic change in weather you will need to ensure that both your garden and the interior of your home are prepare ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 19 October 2015
With the cold weather comes rain, and with rain comes muck…lots and lots of muck. That’s why we at Pristine Home can’t stress enough the importance of a door mat. Did you know, 80% of the grime in your home is brought in from the outside and this is mostly from your shoes! This percentage can be drastically reduced with the introduction of a door mat into your home. Door mats can be dull at the best of times, so why not spruce up the entrance to your house with a more creat ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 14 October 2015
We would like to welcome Ottilia Nagy, the newest member of the pristine home team. Initially, Ottilia, joined Pristine Home in 2011 as a cleaner, before leaving later that year to pursue a job in customer service as assistant manager in L'occitane. She re-joined the team this September 2015 as the customer service manager. Ottilia’s new role entails overseeing the training of our cleaning staff and ensuring that the quality of our service meets the high and consistent standards we ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 07 October 2015
With cold weather comes out the woollies, hoodies, gloves and snuggies… oh, and the dreaded spider. Yes, it is that time of year again, spider season is back, and it seems like every year a new expert is warning of a new, larger, more deadly species of spider looking to invade the homes of unsuspecting Irish families. So what exactly should we be fearing this year? The false widow. This spider bears a striking resemblance with the deadly black widow, however only some species of wh ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 02 October 2015
Halloween, the one time of year brooms come out for reasons other than cleaning. But this isn't an excuse to take the month off scrubbing. This spooktastic season rid your home of cobwebs, dust and all things creepy. You might find your home is already decorated for Halloween this October with the amount of cobwebs you have accidentally allowed build up. Not to fear, cobwebs can easily be removed with a good cobweb duster. Don’t own a duster? Simply add a fluffy sock to the end ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 24 September 2015
Clean the property. Remove all your belongings. Get rid of rubbish (if required). Ensure rent and all other charges and taxes are paid in full. Ensure there is no damage beyond normal wear and tear. Do a meter reading. Transfer utility bills back into the name of the landlord. Create a list of the contents and condition of all items in the property and get the landlord to sign this to confirm their agreement. Check every plumbing fixture, light switch, cupboard door, and app ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 21 September 2015
A clean property make for a happy landlord. That’s probably why we here at Pristine Home are constantly getting calls from worried tenants who did not notice the grime build during the course of their residency. Not to fear though, if you have just started your residency, Diana has some top tips for you. When you first arrive, take pictures of your new, but temporary home. Remember this property is not yours. Your landlord will be expecting you to return their home i ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 15 September 2015
As a new landlord, you want make good impression when welcoming new tenants. In order to achieve this you must greet them to a well decorated, fresh clean home. This can be difficult at times when you have a constant stream of new visitors. However, there are steps you can take to make the maintenance of your property a little more manageable. Firstly, get a damage deposit, this will encourage tenants to do th ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 07 September 2015
Russian cosmonauts clean space station windows. Cleaning windows is often seen as a mundane, time consuming task. But what if you were doing this monotonous task 400km above the earth’s surface? Not so boring anymore, is it. Russian cosmonauts, found themselves having to fit their chores in during a six-hour spacewalk. Alongside having to carry out maintenance tasks, installed new equipment, the cosmonauts had to give the windows of the International Space Station (ISS) a spring- ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 21 August 2015
1. Love your pets, but don't love the fur and hair they leave on your carpets? Save time and money by using a window squeegee to easily remove pet hair from your carpets! 2. Clean a bathroom mirror with shaving cream and wipe it away with a cloth. It will defog the mirror 3. To remove furniture dents in the carpet, place ice cubes on the dents, let it sit there overnight, and vacuum it in the morning. Works great! 4. Sprinkle a bit of baking ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 17 August 2015
Every Day Clean down the sink after doing the dishes or loading the dishwasher. Wipe down the cooker after each use Wipe down the counters after breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sweep or hoover the floors immediately when required Every 1-2 Weeks Mop the floor Wipe the presses and kitchen appliances Wipe all the surfaces Wash the inside of the bin Every Season Clear out and clean the inside of the fridge Empty and clean the insides of all drawers ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 07 August 2015
How to have a germ-free flight It’s that time of year again when most of us (or at least a lucky few) are looking forward to travelling abroad for a well-needed holiday. Normally we are so focused on getting to the airport on time, going through security and just wanting to get to the destination with as little set-backs as possible, we often forget about one thing that could really pose a problem to your holiday – GERMS! According to recent studies by Aquaint (producer of ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 31 July 2015
The Pane To clean the outer pane turn the sash to a 180 degrees angle So both your hands are free to clean, slide the barrel bolt into the bushing at the bottom of the frame Clean the pane with a cloth, a nonabrasive sponge or a non-metal window squeegee Non-abrasive household cleaners can be used when cleaning the pane of your Velux Roof Window, but ideally you should use clean soft water Always apply water before attempting to clean any dirt off the plane Clean the Air Filter ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 24 July 2015
Shower curtains get dirty. You may think that your shower curtains would be the cleanest thing in your house, but soap scum and damp conditions builds up, making them a dirty disaster. Because showers are damp and warm, it’s the perfect environment for mould and mildew to grow. Although this does not necessarily mean a ‘dirty’ shower, they do not help in creating a clean looking shower. Your shower curtain will appear dirtier as the mould and mildew builds. However, soa ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 13 July 2015
Often, as long as our surfaces aren’t visually dirty, we trust that they are clean. This unfortunately is a “false sense of security” and the germs and bacteria that exist are merely hidden and are undetectable to our senses. While both harmful germs and bacteria exist nearly everywhere, some areas of are particularly more vulnerable to the build-up of germs. 1.Switches, Handles and Knobs Because of our need to touch everything (whether we need to or not), our hands unavo ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 29 June 2015
Myth 1: “Bleach cleans everything” The smell of bleach in the home is normally associated with the thought that something is very clean, because bleach is the ultimate cleaner. MYTH!! Bleach is a disinfectant, not a cleaner. Although it successfully kills germs and removes tough stains, bleach does not clean dirt and residue from surfaces. As we outlined in our previous blog about bleach, it should not be used in the household (or at least not regularly). Its heavy fumes are linke ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 12 June 2015
Have you ever wondered why your windows may experience “water spots” after you clean them with tap water? Tap water contains many types of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium etc. “Spotting” is caused by these minerals remaining when the “dirty” water evaporates, leaving your windows looking dirty no matter how well you might have cleaned them. Deionized water removes these minerals so there is nothing left to cause spotting, without ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 04 June 2015
If you're trying to minimizing your laundry load and are dreaming of cleaner windows, consider using newspaper to clean instead! Not only does this method cut down the amount of cloths you have to wash afterwards, but the newspapers pages and ink acts as a light abrasive to give you pristine clean windows. The only two products you need for this method are water and a couple of pages from a newspaper. 1. Fold a piece of newspaper and dip it entirely into a basin of cold clear water ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 29 May 2015
Cleaning your windows is a task most people don't look forward to and is often listed as being one of the “Most hated household jobs”. Many people avoid doing this job because of the dreaded mess and what feels like endless streaks that remain. However, cleaning your windows does not have to be tedious and it does not have to be expensive! Ideally, your windows should be washed twice a year! Here are a few must do cleaning tips we recommend to make this job easier and more effecti ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 20 May 2015
If you're inviting guests to your home, bear in mind that although they are not coming to do a white-glove inspection it is always a good idea to do a quick clean prior to their arrival. When preparing to entertain guests, time is of the essence! Instead of working tirelessly to make your house spotless, focus more on getting as much done in advance as possible and targeting the most important places first. Here are a few must do cleaning tips we recommend to sneak in a quick clean before your g ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 13 May 2015
Kitchen cloths are exposed to foods, liquids and anything else we wipe off our hands as we pass through the busiest room in our home. All of these factors combined on one towel will cause your cloths to smell. There are several tips that we recommend to help you prevent and remove these “kitchen odours” from your cloths- How To Prevent Your Cloth From Smelling: • Change dish cloths at least once a day • Use thinner dish rags so they air-dry faster • Immediately ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 16 April 2015
We at Pristine Home believe that keeping a clean home is very important for your day to day life. A thing that might seem so minor but yet can make such a difference in keeping your floors “pristine” clean is to place door mats inside and outside all of the doors that lead outside, yes door mats! Did you know that 80% of the grime in your house is brought in from outside and mostly on your shoes. Something as simple as investing in a door mat can keep your floors cleaner for longer ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 15 April 2015
What mop will suit your needs. Hello everyone, we have nearly made it to the weekend again time to relax and maybe you have time to mop the floors? I bet you have not put much thought into using a cleaning MOP, or even what mop you should use. Wet Mops – Generally used for cleaning soiled hard floors, wooden, tiled, terrazzo, amtico or other brands. They are used with a liquid solution to clean the dirt. Wet mops are usually made of cotton or a cotton rayon blend. Wet Mops come in differ ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 15 April 2015
Hand washing is something that most of us do without a second thought. According to experts if this simple practice was adopted by more people, It could save over 650,000 lives a year. Such hygienic hand care can reduce the spread as many large diseases and infections like SARS, AIDs, cholera and pandemic flu. Hand washing and using soap is the best way of reducing the spread of disease. In addition, remember to practice hand hygiene at key moments since this time of the year has a higher per ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 15 April 2015
Hello everybody, Over the weekend I read a very interesting article about the build-up of dust, dirt and allergens in your home. Are you part of the 475,000 people who have asthma in Ireland? Well you might be surprised to know about the amount of asthma triggers you can find around your house. Ways to prevent these triggers from happening or starting can be to keep your clothes in closets to prevent dust settling and building on them. Clear out any old clothing item you have in your belongi ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 15 April 2015
When days get longer and each day feels warmer than the next, summer is officially on the horizon. It is Important to clean Outdoors as the weather warms up, your outdoor jobs list may grow and grow. While tackling projects, prepare for the job by making safety your top priority Windows shouldn’t be cleaned from outside unless some means are provided to allow such work to be done in a safe way.If a ladder is needed to clean the window make sure you have two people. Watch and clean poles ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 15 April 2015
Entertain your friends and family in style this summer. Give your garden a facelift with our professional power washing service. Our professional power washing service is the fastest and most effective way to clean years of dirt and grime from all you gardens hard surfaces. Mouldy corners, mildew stained decks, rust stained walls and peeling paint don’t stand a chance against our industrial strength power washers! We use top quality equipment to ensure you get the best deep clean possible ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 15 April 2015
Spring is right around the corner, and for most home owners it’s an exciting time to get your home ready. In the winter time, many portions of your home are neglected or aren’t used as often because of home owners staying inside their homes. From the interiors of your home to the exterior, getting your home ready for spring will ensure you’ll be ready to enjoy the warmer weather once it hits. Spring cleaning rituals go way back and are often based on religious traditions. Hous ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 15 April 2015
At this time of year, your lawn will start growing rapidly and requires feeding, weeding, moss-killing, and regular cutting. We at Pristine Home have a few tips on how to maintain your lawn and get it Spring/Summer ready. Feeding All lawns need feeding and if you only want to feed your lawn once a year, April is the time to do it! Giving your lawn a good feed now will prepare your lawn for the summer. Regular maintenance is the best way to approach a lawn, and prevent needing renovation later. ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 19 December 2014
Stainless steel is a great durable material to use on appliances surfaces or around your home in general. Many people think just because it is called ‘stainless’ steel it will keep that spotless shine with no effort. The fact of the matter however is although it is resistant to stains, corrosion and rust it is not completely safe from it but the good news is that with a quick wipe down every once and a while your stainless steel items can remain clean and shiny for years to come! It ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 19 December 2014
Two people have been injured after a moped hit a 'pop up' toilet which appeared from underground in Amsterdam. The freak accident saw the toilet rise unexpectedly and send a passing moped flying through air into an innocent bystander. The late-night loos – called Urilifts - are a common feature in the Dutch capital. They spring out of the ground to stop drunken revellers relieving themselves on the street. A good idea if you think about it, but there is a small flaw in their plan if they ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 19 December 2014
We would like to welcome Marta Serafin the newest member of the Pristine Home team. Marta will be taking on the position of our Quality Supervisor, she comes to us with proven track record in friendly customer service and attention to detail. Marta`s role entails visiting your homes during cleaning to ensure that the highest of standards which we at Pristine Home pride ourselves on, are being maintained at all times. If you have any enquirers or feedback about our quality please feel free to con ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 19 December 2014
We at Pristine Home are here to give you quick tips to help you with day to day and once off cleaning issues. Today we look at red wine stains. Blot: Use a clean white cloth to blot up as much of the red wine stain as you can. You’ll need to alternate the cloth you are using so as not to reapply stain to clean parts of the carpet. Add a little water: Pour a small amount of water onto the red wine stain and continue blotting. The water will help to dilute the red wine letting you blot up ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 15 December 2014
Cleaning the family fireplace is often something forgotten about or rushed during the routine weekly clean. Coming up to this holiday season it may just be something that will make the room come together and allow it to become a lovely centrepiece to the room. There’s a few simple steps it will just take you 15-20 minutes to have a pristine fireplace: Extract debris: Put on your protective eyewear, paper mask, and old clothing. With a large pail lined with a garbage bag by the firepla ... More

Posted by Pristine Home on 15 December 2014
The costs of domestic cleaning products these days can reach astronomical prices. Full of highly toxic chemicals they have a very harsh effect on the environment as well as your wallet. So today we here at Pristine Home would like to help you out and show you some household products that can be used in your day to day cleaning or less frequent tasks. So here are some of the useful products you have around your home that you may not have known about. Vinegar: Vinegar is a great disinfectant it c ... More

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