August 31, 2020
The multinational's firms bring together the best tips for maintenance, cleaning and organisation to to get your regular home ready after the summer months.
For many people, summer has become a time to get away from the big cities and to move to second homes where enjoying peace and quiet and time with the family are paramount. In fact, in the latest report published by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, it is calculated indicated that in 2019 alone, more than 30,000 Madrid residents bought a home outside their region. In addition,, close to 25% of addresses that form the residential stock are listedas second homes. Statistics that reflect the importance of opting for quality materials that can withstand the intermittent disruptions in occupancy that these houses experience.
Now that the the summer season is over, it is time to return home. This means cleaning nooks and crannies, textiles and surfaces, checking the appliances work, and opening all the windows to refresh the air.
PORCELANOSA Group proposes a series of tips to get your regular home ready.
Although the XTONE pieces require very low maintenance during daily use, Urbatek recommends that these surfaces be thoroughly cleaned to remove accumulated dust and dirt after a long period without use.
To do this, the firm suggests "vacuuming or sweeping the surface, and then mopping with a cleaning solution, using a bio-alcohol or neutral cleaner in the appropriate quantity. Next, it is advisable to use a dry cloth or dry mop without waxy additives (depending on the type of surface). In the case of polished finishes, it is preferable to avoid using oily or coloured waxes and soaps because they could produce a cloudy effect".
On surfaces like Krion, the zero porosity of this compact mineral will have prevented bacteria from accumulating on the the surface during the your absence. However, to ensure that the the worktop is ready to be reused, just wipe a wet cloth with a gentle product over the area. To do this, use with circular movements.
If there are any stains that are difficult to remove you can use use a blue sponge scourer. It is worth noting that the surface of Krion is resistant to shocks, impacts and scratches so it will not get scratched during cleaning.
The kitchen is one of the rooms of the home that is often mostdeserted during the summer months and that requires more care from owners when they return.
Making the most of the fridge and pantry being empty, Gamadecor, PORCELANOSA Group's firm specialising in kitchens, recommends removing the dust and disinfecting the drawers, shelves and cabinets. These are usually occupied by cans and food so now is the time to clean to the new provisions.
Limescale, abrasive products or rust stains are often the most common enemies of bathroom fittings. For prevent them from appearing, even during long absences, Noken recommends opting for easy maintenance materials and intelligent cleaning:
Why not pospone unpacking for a good cause? We can air out have wardrobes and thus prevent damp, clean out drawers and dust hangers, do laundry and get rid of items we do not use. There is no better way to start the new season than with a change of wardrobe.