Time for a clean start
The Herald|December 09, 2021
From shifting grease marks with lemon juice to killing germs with white vinegar, these are the tricks hospital cleaners use to clean their own homes, says LISA SALMON
LISA SALMON

THE pandemic means it's never been more important to keep our homes as clean as possible. And while keeping them as germ-free as a hospital may be bit ambitious, it's certainly something to aspire to.

So who better to take a few good a cleaning tips from than the army of NHS Property Services (property.nhs.uk) domestics who help keep our hospitals spick and span?

1. Cleaning the bathroom

To give bathroom tiles a great clean, put some bleach on a cotton bud and rub it along the grout in places where you see mould, suggests Charly Giles, a domestic assistant for NHS facilities in Portsmouth. "After a couple of minutes, rub another cotton bud along the grout to absorb the bleach and wipe away any mould residue and they'll be as good as new.

“Also, pour some bicarbonate of soda down your sink plug hole and watch it quite literally bubble away all the dirt. It leaves your plug holes looking clean and even makes them smell really nice."

2. Cleaning the kitchen

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