We had a really busy and messy time in the village hall the other week. And not for the firs ttime was I grateful we’d previously booked a professional cleaner to really give the hall a thorough going over. An autumn fayre for the seniors social group and we did the usual cake and biscuits to go with cups of tea. There were tables down the centre of the hall – with stalls along the sides. For some reason we found ourselves having to be vigilent and catching the mess every time a really senior person tried walking from the serving hatch to a seat somewhere distant. This is when you feel like shouting ‘I told you so’ when you’d already suggested it would be best to run a sort of waitress service! Anyway we had plenty of newspaper to hand for instant mopping up. The state of that parquet floor was terrifying. We did our best with materials to hand at the time. Our effors were pathetic though – the hall was rapidly getting worse from the grim weather – we eventually threw in the towl, literally and persuaded the caretake to book a professional cleaning company who could satisfactorily deal with a parquet floor.
I’ve had a really disasterous week so far at home. I managed to drop an egg on the kitchen floor – stone tiles are unforgiving! Then a day later I had hopped out to the garden bin, didn’t take off my sandals and promptly left huge prints on the pale honey coloured lounge carpet. . . .. Things come in threes and I dropped a brand new fully loaded mascara wand on my bedroom carpet. So I had to take emergency action. The egg was asticky mess but I got kitchen gloves on, double sheet of newspaper and scooped up as much of it as I could aided by a palette knife, then mopped the area quickly with floor cleaner – twice. The footprints were left to dry, then a very stiff hand brush took the worst off – I then made up a very small carpet cleaning solution and with a nail brush, went over any ‘shadows’ with circular motion from the outside in towards the centre. Leaving it to dry, it then vacuumed away brilliantly. The last one was more of a challenge. But I’ve discovered the spray I clean up after my daughter’s doggy mishaps is excellent for loosening and removing jet black waterproof mascara – who knew?!
Cartesian robotics. The system can handle bio-hazardous materials in fragile laboratory containers. Configuration requirements dictate that controls and tools must be easily usable by employees that are not familiar with automation. There are countless other examples in the automotive manufacturing business. Applications for Cartesian robotics are many.
An example is the wiper assembly manufacturing operation. It has been said that robots have capabilities built into them that can be used to make the manufacturing process much more efficient if all the abilities are reviewed when the automation process is defined. In other operations the part is held while being pressed into an assembly. Holding a part that is being welded is a prime use of Cartesian robots. A system can be created that provides the utmost in cleanliness with extremely high safety standards. All work has to be done in straight planes Cartesian robots act as tenders for other machinery.
For many years, few pieces of clothing even had designs on them because it was a difficult task to achieve. Picking up an object from a conveyor belt or other location and placing that object in another location is a long standing function of Cartesian robots
I’m really not sure how there can be a temptation to tip garbage and domestic rubbish along bridleways and country lanes but for some folk, this lazy and totally unreasonable fashion is their standard m.o. This is generally because local councils charge tradesmen for using their tidy tips – car and especially van drivers, are now required to state what they’re disposing of and they need permission for which they pay, to use the tip for professional clearance. So the sumbags of this world never want to pay out or do anything socially acceptable and find it ok to ruin our countryside. It’s so much more expensive when councils then have to pay out for professional clean ups too. It was heartening to read online about someone who was filmed throwing a fridge over the side of a ravine in a beauty spot. The authorities were able to trace him and shared the image of his offence on social media – he was fined thousands of euros and had to retrieve the article – also filmed by the council. We ought to employ that pay and clean up punishment here!
There are so many ways in which we find ourselves needing help with mundane life tasks – take shopping, laundering and cleaning as three tedious but absolutely essential parts of our weeky programme. The first one, shopping, can of course be dealt with online with the goods being shipped directly to our door and that has been so successful that many High Streets are now redundant – but that’s another matter. The laundry is another item that needs care and time spent organising. When an older person, or someone who has had illness can’t manage these every day jobs, it becomes necessary to hire a carer or someone who can live in to help or stop by regularly. They usualy do the personal care but not always the domestic household jobs. Arranging for a cleaning company to quote is daunting for many older people and that stubborn ‘I can manage!’ is often yelled at the person trying to help. Some really modern and progressive cleaning agencies now undertake assisting with washing – perhaps loading the machine before they start their cleaning routine and hanging up the clean stuff to dry before leaving.
Dealing with seriously old folk can be difficult at the best of times but when they lose some of their faculties it becomes a nightmare. I’m thinking here of the problems arising when they can’t do the cleaning properly. My friend tested her old dad by purposely putting a blob of toothpasteon his brush and a steradent tablet in the empty denture cleaning glass. A couple of days later both were still in position. So the most difficult of conversations had to begin. After tears, tantrums and shouting from both sides, another approach was needed. Dad wasn’t having any care teams coming in etc. Rather brutally but effectively, my pal arranged for a cleaning contractor to quote for reguar visits. Dad was sent away for a couple of days to the other daughter and in came a hit squad to blitz the house, concentrating on kitchen, bathrooms and main bedroom. They were asked to try and replace as much as possible in same positions after cleaning so it didn’t hurt Dad’s feelings . He did notice but after many sulks, realised how lovely it is to have a professional cleaner do the grotty monotenous task. So now has a weekly cleaner and more visits from his daughters – he’s talking of having carers in after Christmas, like the nice neighbour he met whilst staying at his daughter!
We all like to feel that our offices are presentable to the everyday visitor. In the old days we used to have a cleaning company come out to our offices and we’d have to make sure our workstation was accessible to the battle axe of a Mrs Mop. Not for us the bright, cheery, chatterbox often portrayed in the old Ealing comedies at the pictures. Oh no, our one was purposeful. One area that the poor old office cleaner can never get right is desk dusting . . . . . when you see the mess and they have to work around, I’m amazed any of them stay in the job. I worked for ages with a chap who was the world’s worst nightmare from an organisation point of view. His desk was piled high with working files – lever arch were everywhere, on the spare chairs, all over any work tation and his ashtrays were littered all over the shop. as were the plastic half drunk cups of coffee out of the super whiz coffee machine. If any of us tried to give a hand we got shouted out – incredibly he knew where asolutely everything was, even 7 layers deep. . . . . . . Our Mrs Mop gave that empire a steadily widening berth at every opportunity!
When you look around a room, you tend to just see what you like to see. The grotty grubby corners don’t stand out; the dust collecting over the stand under the tv; the tide marks around the edge of pale coloured furniture and furnishings where the vacuuming has been effected very quick but selectively. That’s just the lounge and bedrooms. When you get to the bathrooms and kitchen, and really look over the cabinets and fixtures. . . The state of them becomes obvious when a big family event is sheduled or someone is coming to stay. The need to get the house really clean and tidy then becomes a much bigger task than we first think. If this all makes you feel daunted and unable to cope, do not panic. There are now fantastic companies who will come in and do a total clean through – they arrange for the curtains and window blinds to be thoroughly cleaned too, or even skip hire. Not just carpets, which will be beautifully refreshed and as near new as possible. It’s so worthwhile paying for this level of cleanliness.
End of tenancy agreements mean that tenants who are moving out of a property have to agree to get the place truly clean and sparkling for the next tenant to be able to move into without delay. The only way to ensure that the deposit is paid back and any security bond is to engage the services of a professional cleanig company that are truly exerienced in the whys and wherefors of doing a complete clean This will include absolutely everything from taking down curtains and blinds to clean around the window frames; cleaning the carpets and flooring. A critical point often overlooked is the oven cleaning – an agency will do deep cleaning including the exractor fan, fridge, freezer and the dishwasher. Any tenant trying to cut costs by attempting all these themselves is sure to be disappointed with they don’t get their deposit back – lettings agents are notoriously fussy and hard to please so get the professionals in from the word go!
When you’ve lived in a house for many years, and alone for much of those, it can be easy to assume the house is clean and problem free. How wrong this can be . . . it’s eactly because you use the same rooms day in, day out and only do a weekly vacuum around that grubbiness can build up and just become an unseen matter. This kind of thing is often noticed when families are rushing about trying to get ready for a family gathering or maybe a special pal is coming to stay for a while. That’s when you suddenly notice the dirt collected up along the skirting boards and around the front door. Then you start looking more closely and see mucky stuff behing all the furniture and along the edge of the carpets and window frames. The way forward is to engage a professional cleaning company to come in and really give it all a good going over.