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Essential Household Cleaning Supplies for Your Cleaning Business

Knowing what to use and where to use it is instrumental in a stellar cleaning service. 

Optimising cleaning with the right equipment will help your staff deliver consistently high-quality housekeeping services to your domestic clients. 

Homes have a variety of surfaces and areas that require specific materials to be cleaned effectively. In this comprehensive guide, we dive deep into household cleaning supplies - from versatile materials used throughout the house to agents that target specific cleaning needs, including diluted chemicals.

General Cleaning Supplies and Equipment

Multi-surface Cleaner: This is a universal cleaning agent that is capable of tackling a multitude of surfaces. From kitchen countertops to bathroom sinks, multi-surface cleaners effectively remove dirt and grime.

Disinfectant: Crucial for sanitisation, disinfectants eliminate bacteria, viruses, and other harmful pathogens. This ensures living spaces are both clean and hygienic for inhabitants.

Microfiber Cloths: Known for their superior absorbency and non-abrasive properties, microfiber cloths are perfect for dusting and polishing various surfaces. They can be used dry or damp without leaving scratches or lint behind.

Scrub Brushes: These tools are essential for tougher cleaning tasks. With their firm bristles, scrub brushes can effectively remove stubborn grime and dirt from surfaces like tiles and grouts.

Sponges: A cleaning sponge serves a dual purpose - the soft side gently wipes surfaces clean, while the rough side scrubs off more stubborn dirt or stains.

Mop and Bucket: A mop and bucket are indispensable for large floor areas. They facilitate efficient cleaning of tiled, vinyl, or hardwood floors, ensuring a thorough, even clean.

Vacuum Cleaner: This equipment is a must for maintaining clean carpets, rugs, and upholstered furniture. It's also ideal for removing dust and debris from hard-to-reach corners and surfaces.

Dusters: Dusters come in handy for removing dust particles from surfaces such as shelves, window sills, and furniture, helping to keep the indoor air quality clean.

Glass Cleaner: A good-quality glass cleaner is essential for clear, streak-free windows and mirrors. It efficiently removes smudges, fingerprints, and dust, providing a crystal-clear finish.

Cleaning Gloves: Cleaning gloves protect the skin from potentially harsh chemicals found in some cleaning products.

Room-Specific Cleaning Supplies

While general cleaning supplies cover a broad spectrum of cleaning tasks, some rooms require special cleaning materials. These room-specific supplies target distinct issues and surfaces, ensuring that all surfaces are properly cleaned. 

Kitchen Cleaning Supplies

Degreaser: Essential for removing oil and grease stains from stovetops, ovens, and exhaust fans. It breaks down the grease molecules, making them easier to wipe off.

Heavy-duty Degreaser: Heavy-duty degreasers are specialised cleaning products that handle baked-on food and heavy grease typically found in ovens.

Oven and Grill Cleaner: Useful for deep cleaning ovens and food preparation surfaces, oven and grill cleaners are formulated to remove tough grease and carbon deposits.

Kitchen Cleaner: Kitchen cleaners are good daily cleaners for kitchen surfaces.

Stainless Steel Cleaner: For maintaining the shine of stainless steel appliances without scratching or damaging them.

Dishwash: A necessity for cleaning dishes, utensils, and other cooking ware.

Bathroom Cleaning Supplies

Toilet Bowl Cleaner: A specialised cleaner with a formula designed to remove stains and mineral deposits, and disinfect the toilet bowl.

Bath & Tile Cleaner: Used for removing soap scum and limescale from bathroom tiles, bathtubs, and shower doors.

Grout Cleaner: Specially formulated to remove mould, mildew, and dirt from grout lines in the bathroom.

Descaler: Descalers remove limescale and other mineral deposits, brightening metal and ceramic surfaces.

Bedroom and Living Area Cleaning Supplies

Upholstery Cleaner: A mild cleaner designed to clean fabric-covered furniture without damaging the material or causing discolouration.

Wood Polish: Used for cleaning and maintaining wooden furniture and surfaces. It cleans and conditions the wood, restoring its natural shine.

Carpet Cleaner: This is used for deep cleaning carpets and removing stains. It works best when used with a carpet cleaning machine.

Air Freshener: Air fresheners complement cleaning, leaving rooms smelling fresh and inviting.

Checklist of Essential Household Cleaning Materials

We have also collated a janitorial supply list, to help detail the equipment needed for that role.

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