Observance of personal hygiene and maintaining cleanliness in your home are especially important to provide a safe and comfortable environment for your family. Weekly cleaning and washing the floor, washing towels, wiping tables are the necessary measures to preserve cleanliness and a healthy microclimate in the apartment.
Do you know that smart phones and tablets are one of the dirtiest things in the house? We constantly use them when touching them with mostly dirty hands, and because of this, they accumulate a huge number of microbes and bacteria. To clean and disinfect these gadgets, we recommend using a normal alcohol, slightly diluted with water. Just lightly soak the cloth with water squeeze, then moisten it with alcohol and wipe the surface of the object. Wipe with a damp cloth, then dry and allow drying.
Make a rule at home, when you come in the apartment, take off your shoes and immediately go to the bath to wash your hand and face, and only then you can contact the family. Do not forget 2 times a week to clean the whole apartment. Make sure to wash the floors, and carefully vacuum the carpet. Check and, if necessary, change the air filters in the air conditioner. Ventilate the room at least 3 times a day. Observance of these simple rules will help reduce your chances of getting sick and infecting your loved ones.
HOW TO COPE WITH DUST IF YOU SUFFER FROM ALLERGIES?
For a person with allergies, it is vital to observe precautions and avoid contact with the allergen. Clouds of dust surround us all the time and everywhere, so it is extremely important, at least in the house, especially in the bedroom, to get rid of them as much as possible. Most of the time, being in the house, a man spends in bed and in the presence of dust, mites and other irritants cough, and stuffy nose are provided. Upholstered furniture in the apartment, especially the bed in the bedroom, is a paradise for the accumulation of particles of dirt and wool of domestic animals. Ticks, living in furniture, thrive and breed, use us as a source of heat and food, eat scales of dead skin. And believe in your bedroom the same thing
To get rid of dust, allergens and harmful insects, we recommend that you periodically perform the following set of procedures:
- Washing and sanitizing
Stretch bed linens, cushions from sofa cushions at a temperature of 90 degrees, this will get rid of ticks, use products made of anti-allergenic materials.
- Cleaning or replacing the mattress
Carefully vacuum the surface of the mattress. Be sure to use a clean vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. During the cleaning process, tap it several times to remove the deep dust. Regardless of the external coating
we recommend using a removable mattress pad made of anti-allergenic tissue. If you are planning to purchase a new mattress and are serious about minimizing the level of various irritants in upholstered furniture, unwanted living creatures in bed, we recommend buying latex or foam mattresses. These are the best materials, because they can not live in ticks, and they almost do not absorb dust. In case of physiological problems, when a special mattress is required, we recommend using 2 one orthopedic in the case from below, a second latex or foam rubber top for greater safety, it is also better to use with a removable cover.
HOW TO CLEAN WALLPAPERS?
As a rule, modern wallpaper is amenable to washing. But before you wet them, you should look at the label from the wallpaper package, if it is preserved, and make sure that the manufacturer allows them to be washed. If this is not possible, you can gently in an inconspicuous place to wet a small section of wallpaper and see how the pattern will behave. If neither the color nor the pattern has changed, you can safely use the wet method to remove stains.
HOW TO START REMOVING STAINS FROM THE WALLPAPER IN THE APARTMENT?
Before proceeding to wet cleaning, the wallpaper must be vacuumed using a soft brush-nozzle. Vacuuming must be done all the way from the ceiling to the floor.
Washable wallpaper may be slightly dampened with soapy water, using a sponge. Circle with the movements of the site with a stain, and after the procedure remove the moisture residues with a dry terry or cotton ceiling.
If the first time the stain was not removed, repeat the procedure only after the wallpaper dries completely.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE THE WALLPAPER CANNOT BE WASHED?
Some of the wallpaper manufacturer allows you to brush with a universal cleaning agent; the technique of treating the stain is similar to the previous method.
For wallpaper that can not be soaked, special tools are sold that can be rubbed into paper. In this case it is important to follow the instructions on the package and pre-check the action of the tool on an inconspicuous place of the wallpaper. If the color and pattern are preserved, you can proceed with the complex cleaning of the apartment with the removal of contaminants on the wallpaper.
However, the beauty of the decoration of a house or apartment, not least depends on what carpet is on the floor. It is well known that the carpet increased comfort in the room, but with improper care can become dangerous for health accumulation of various microorganisms, allergens and unpleasant odors.
WHY CARPET CLEANING IS SO IMPORTANT?
Any floor covering, whether carpet or linoleum, requires careful and regular cleaning, and it affects the quality of life and appearance of the product. That's why carpet cleaning should be entrusted to professionals. With self-cleaning, you risk ruining your carpet by applying inappropriate cleaning methods. Of course, you can carry out the usual regular vacuum cleaning yourself, but at least 1-2 times a year during the general cleaning of the apartment, contact experts for cleaning services. Such prevention will keep your carpets spotlessly clean and with pristine appearance, will prolong their life and, consequently, will save your money.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO FOR PROFESSIONAL CARPET CLEANING SERVICES?
When choosing expert cleaning procedures, the specialists strictly follow the cleaning technology. Dry cleaning of the carpet is carried out according to a certain scheme and includes several types. Depending on the type of coating base, the choice of the cleaning method will depend.
By providing cleaning services at home experts use the latest equipment and modern technologies for dry floor cleaning that will help you get rid of the most common problems:
- Removing dirty tracks in areas most used for passage, such as corridors, doorways, around seats and workplaces, in the bedside area.
- Getting rid of stains left by tea, coffee, and wine.
- Removal of small free-flowing contaminants such as sand, mud, dust, sugar, granulated coffee, cereals.
- Guaranteed result and safe cleaning.
Professional dry cleaning ensures complete cleaning of the carpet from dust, accumulated blockages in the form of sand, dirt, etc. If some areas are stale or have such stains as marks from wine, ink, from grease, then special treatment with stain removers and with the use of extruder machines will help to remove stains.
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To ensure that the dry cleaning of the carpet does not cause an allergic reaction, cleaning experts use modern, exceptionally safe detergents and cleaners. The type of cleaning is chosen taking into account the type of flooring that is under the carpet, so that there is no wetting and deformation of the coating. The use of dry or wet dry cleaning gives an excellent result.
Women in the workplace have always experienced a certain degree of discrimination from male colleagues, and according to new studies, it appears that it is becoming even more difficult for women to get acclimated to modern day work environments, in wake of the #MeToo Movement.
In a recent study conducted by LeanIn.org, in partnership with SurveyMonkey, 60% of male managers confessed to feeling uncomfortable engaging in social situations with women in and outside of the workplace. This includes interactions such as mentorships, meetings, and basic work activities. This statistic comes as a shocking 32% rise from 2018.
What appears the be the crux of the matter is that men are afraid of being accused of sexual harassment. While it is impossible to discredit this fear as incidents of wrongful accusations have taken place, the extent to which it has burgeoned is unacceptable. The #MeToo movement was never a movement against men, but an empowering opportunity for women to speak up about their experiences as victims of sexual harassment. Not only were women supporting one another in sharing to the public that these incidents do occur, and are often swept under the rug, but offered men insight into behaviors and conversations that are typically deemed unwelcomed and unwarranted.
Restricting interaction with women in the workplace is not a solution, but a mere attempt at deflecting from the core issue. Resorting to isolation and exclusion relays the message that if men can't treat women how they want, then they rather not deal with them at all. Educating both men and women on what behaviors are unacceptable while also creating a work environment where men and women are held accountable for their actions would be the ideal scenario. However, the impact of denying women opportunities of mentorship and productive one-on-one meetings hinders growth within their careers and professional networks.
Women, particularly women of color, have always had far fewer opportunities for mentorship which makes it impossible to achieve growth within their careers without them. If women are given limited opportunities to network in and outside of a work environment, then men must limit those opportunities amongst each other, as well. At the most basic level, men should be approaching female colleagues as they would approach their male colleagues. Striving to achieve gender equality within the workplace is essential towards creating a safer environment.
While restricted communication and interaction may diminish the possibility of men being wrongfully accused of sexual harassment, it creates a hostile
environment that perpetuates women-shaming and victim-blaming. Creating distance between men and women only prompts women to believe that male colleagues who avoid them will look away from or entirely discredit sexual harassment they experience from other men in the workplace. This creates an unsafe working environment for both parties where the problem at hand is not solved, but overlooked.
According to LeanIn's study, only 85% of women said they feel safe on the job, a 5% drop from 2018. In the report, Jillesa Gebhardt wrote, "Media coverage that is intended to hold aggressors accountable also seems to create a sense of threat, and people don't seem to feel like aggressors are held accountable." Unfortunately, only 16% of workers believed that harassers holding high positions are held accountable for their actions which inevitably puts victims in difficult, and quite possibly dangerous, situations. 50% of workers also believe that there are more repercussions for the victims than harassers when speaking up.
In a research poll conducted by Edison Research in 2018, 30% of women agreed that their employers did not handle harassment situations properly while 53% percent of men agreed that they did. Often times, male harassers hold a significant amount of power within their careers that gives them a sense of security and freedom to go forward with sexual misconduct. This can be seen in cases such as that of Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and R. Kelly. Men in power seemingly have little to no fear that they will face punishment for their actions.
Source-Alex Brandon, AP
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook executive and founder of LeanIn.org., believes that in order for there to be positive changes within work environments, more women should be in higher positions. In an interview with CNBC's Julia Boorstin, Sandberg stated, "you know where the least sexual harassment is? Organizations that have more women in senior leadership roles. And so, we need to mentor women, we need to sponsor women, we need to have one-on-one conversations with them that get them promoted." Fortunately, the number of women in leadership positions are slowly increasing which means the prospect of gender equality and safer work environments are looking up.
Despite these concerning statistics, Sandberg does not believe that movements such as the Times Up and Me Too movements, have been responsible for the hardship women have been experiencing in the workplace. "I don't believe they've had negative implications. I believe they're overwhelmingly positive. Because half of women have been sexually harassed. But the thing is it is not enough. It is really important not to harass anyone. But that's pretty basic. We also need to not be ignored," she stated. While men may be feeling uncomfortable, putting an unrealistic amount of distance between themselves and female coworkers is more harmful to all parties than it is beneficial. Men cannot avoid working with women and vice versa. Creating such a hostile environment is also detrimental to any business as productivity and communication will significantly decrease.
The fear or being wrongfully accused of sexual harassment is a legitimate fear that deserves recognition and understanding. However, restricting interactions with women in the workplace is not a sensible solution as it can have negatively impact a woman's career. Companies are in need of proper training and resources to help both men and women understand what is appropriate workplace behavior. Refraining from physical interactions, commenting on physical appearance, making lewd or sexist jokes and inquiring about personal information are also beneficial steps towards respecting your colleagues' personal space. There is still much work to be done in order to create safe work environments, but with more and more women speaking up and taking on higher positions, women can feel safer and hopefully have less contributions to make to the #MeToo movement.