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The Cleaning Powers Of The Humble Lemon

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The Cleaning Powers Of The Humble Lemon

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Our highly regarded and specially trained office cleaners in London have plenty of experience cleaning commercial offices to a high standard. In fact we clean more than 200 offices across London every day, using the very latest and best cleaning machinery and products. That said, the cleaning powers of a single lemon can’t be ignored, so we thought we’d talk a little about how they can be used at a moment’s notice to tackle those unexpected stains and unpleasant aromas in the office.

When Office Life Gives You Lemons…

..It’s probably time to clean. A clean and healthy office is beneficial in numerous ways, from improving your company image and the health and wellbeing of your employees, which is also likely to improve your turnover, to reducing sickness and therefore increasing productivity.

Whilst our expert office cleaners in London will ensure a premium clean, a little lemon juice – high in citric acid (about 5% – 6% in fact, with a low pH of around 2.2) – can go a long way to tackling a cleaning problem. Better yet, the humble lemon is a completely environmentally-friendly, organic cleaning solution! Here are some of the ways in which you can use lemons in the office for a fresher, altogether more clean workplace environment:

Note: When cleaning with lemons always rinse with warm soapy water and dry with a clean cloth afterward.

  • The Office Microwave – With splatters of soups, bolognaise and other pasta sauces, it’s about time the communal office microwave had some TLC. Try squeezing 1 lemon into a microwavable bowl and top it up with water until it’s half full. Pop it into the microwave and give it a whirl on full power for 2 minutes. This should loosen any dirt or stains, enabling you to simply wipe it clean with a bit of kitchen roll.
  • Microwavable Containers – Whilst you’re doing the above, why not tackle stained Tupperware too? Slice a lemon in half and simply rub your container with it. The stain will soon disappear!
  • Cutting Board – Because of the antibacterial properties present in lemons, by using half a lemon – or using a diluted lemon juice solution – you’ll help to kill illness-causing germs as well as removing any stains and odors.
  • Counter Tops – Use a diluted solution of lemon juice in a spray bottle to clean laminated counter tops, remembering to rinse with warm, soapy water afterwards.

Tip – Whilst you can clean most surfaces with lemon, including copper, aluminium and solid brass, avoid cleaning anything that is brass plated, as the high citric acid will damage its surface.

Contact Us For Office Cleaning In London

Of course, you can save the hassle of cleaning anything at all with Julius Rutherfoord’s highly trained office cleaners in London. Simply contact our friendly customer services team today for an informal chat about your requirements and find out how we can help! Call our team (available 8.00am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday) by telephone on 020 7819 6700, or email

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