Filipino Maid:How to Clean the Ceiling
Filipino Maid: How to Clean the Ceiling
We don’t like cobwebs to dominate our house unless we want to be in a horror series. The ceiling, however, is often beyond our maid’s reach! She’ll need a tall broom and a mask to protect herself from dirt when she cleans it.
It doesn’t really matter if we have a Filipino or an Indonesian maid here in Singapore. What we need is a maid of overflowing patience to get the job done.
We hope these tips help!
1. How often do we need to clean it?
Ceilings don’t often catch dirt unlike the doors and walls of the house. A thorough cleaning of this part of the house once a year will do. However, it still depends on what kind of house ceiling are we referring to.
> Kitchen and bathroom ceilings:
Kitchen gets a bit dirtier because of cooking and sometimes bathroom ceilings get a lot of splatters or mildew growth.
These need cleaning four times a year. If we can’t get rid of spiders in the house and their cobwebs accumulate, then our maid has to give it even more attention!
2. What is the most sufficient way of cleaning?
The number one thing that corrupts our house ceilings is dust. So, if we often prepare water and rags to clean it, then we are doing it wrong!
> Instead of the chore of washing ceilings, normally just vacuuming dust from the ceiling is more sufficient.
Tips on vacuuming the ceiling:
– Using a dust brush with soft bristles as an attachment to the vacuum we are using.
– This will loosen the dust on the ceiling as it brushes across it and the vacuum will suck the dust up.
– Now, the hardest part for our maid is reaching the ceiling with the attachment. Ideally, we use an extra-long wand attachment to reach the ceiling without using a ladder.
– Let her look for products found in malls and online to aid this difficult task. If she can’t find one, the best way is to ask someone who can help her hold the ladder and also to help manipulate and move the vacuum around.
Consider doing this with her if you have some time!
3. Is there an alternative method for this?
If we don’t want using a vacuum, our maid can grab a duster to remove the dust.
> Just make sure the handle is extendable enough to reach the ceiling to make this task easy for her.
> This is also a good method if we aim to remove the cobwebs accumulating on the ceiling.
4. How about cleaning the greasy kitchen ceiling?
In this part, our maid can wash it and wipe it with damped rags. The accumulation of grease is usually because of cooking. In other situations, the smoke from the fire leaves awful color marks on the ceiling too.
> Also, she needs to be careful not to damage the paint when washed with soap and water.
> We can try to test it on the small area of the ceiling first before cleaning everything.
> The loose dirt should be removed first before washing it.
> We can use the first instruction above and remove the dust with vacuum first.
We hope our tips helped your maid lessen the struggle of cleaning the ceiling!