Just what would you risk to clean your house? Well, one Glasgow grandmother recently demonstrated that she is willing to risk her life to keep her windows clean.
Seventy-six- year-old Mo Kam Tai steps out on the ledge of the window sill of her fifth floor apartment to clean her windows. Her work was spotted by a satellite worker putting up an aerial on the next block. He took a photo and the story went viral.
As house cleaning Rockville experts, we don’t condone risk-taking when it comes to keeping your house or apartment spick and span. But the article did make us think about cleaning and risks. Are there any other risks you need to be aware of?
House Cleaning Rockville: Dangerous Chemicals
One risk is corrosive cleaning product s such as oven cleaners and substances used to unblock drains. The corrosive chemicals used in such products can cause severe burns on eyes, skin and, if ingested, on the throat and esophagus. You also need to watch out for toilet cleaners, which often include chlorine bleach and ammonia. They can produce fumes that are highly irritating to your eyes, nose, throat and lungs.
At Budget Maids, we use cleaning products that are green-friendly and safe. We use a commercial line. You can find research data online about these products to check it out for yourself.
Other cleaning risks to watch out for are:
- Spillages on floors, particularly lino, should be cleared up as soon as possible so that people do not slip.
- Electrical equipment. Faulty electrical equipment used for cleaning, or being cleaned itself poses a serious danger. It can result in burns or worse. Electrical faults can also lead to fires.
- Floor cleaners. Heavy floor cleaners, if not handled properly, can cause accidents and injuries. The equipment tends to be very heavy. It could bruise or even break a person’s foot is used carelessly.
- Manual handling. Shifting heavy furniture to clean around it, or lifting waste bags that are full can be a risk if they are not handled properly.
Cleaning isn’t the most dangerous occupation or task you can do, but do it carefully and stay safe!
Here at Budget Maids we provide house cleaning Rockville, cleaning services in Arlington, a maid service in Vienna or cleaning services in Falls Church and surrounds, cleaning services in Olney and Oakton and more. Why not give us a call today and let us help you with all your household cleaning tasks so you don’t need to take any risks?