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About Brandon Boyewsky

Brandon is the founder and owner of Sweep Home Chicago. Originally from Indianapolis Indiana, he graduated from Indiana University in 2000 and moved to Chicago shortly thereafter. Now a resident of Chicago for over 12 years, Brandon is married and has 3 young children. Brandon is a very involved owner and makes himself accessible for all customer related issues whenever needed.

Top Five Summer Stains and How to Clean Them

Our easy tips make it easier to clean stubborn stains while still enjoying the long days of summer.

Summertime is filled with lots of great fun where we get to enjoy our favorite warm-weather activities and foods. Unfortunately, a few spills here and there can threaten to put a damper on things. No worries! We’re here to show you how to get rid of five top summer stains and the best ways to clean them.

First Things First!

It’s a lot easier to get rid of stains soon after they’ve made their mark and before they’ve had time to completely set in. Here are some key tips to help your stain removal become an easier task:

  •      Before removing the stain, try to remove as much of it as possible by blotting the stain. Don’t rub it, scrub it, or apply pressure from one side to the other.
  •      Instead, start at the outside of the stain and work towards the middle inside of […]

How to Clean Your Most Used Objects and Handheld Devices

Do you ever wonder how you should clean your most used objects and handheld devices? From our smartphones and remote controls, to our tablets, computers, and coffee makers – think about it! We’re almost always in constant contact with these items from day-to-day.

This translates to an abundance of germs spreading on these devices. We often overlook germ control with them during our cleaning routine, so much so, that they can be easy targets to help spread around colds and viruses.

While you may not be able to control germs getting on the items you use every day, you can control how invasive they get and minimize their spread of germs. Let’s learn how you can clean your most used items.

  • Remote Controls. Did you know that of all the household items in your home, your remote control likely has more germs than anything else, including the toilet handle? Research shows that over 30% of remote controls test positive for cold viruses. There […]

5 Tips to Going Green and Cleaning Your Home the Healthy Way

Have you considered what’s in that bottle of cleaning solution you just purchased to clean your home? If you haven’t, perhaps you should consider going green. The majority of cleaning products are made from ingredients which can be harmful to your health and the environment. Let’s look at why you should incorporate more green cleaning into your routine for an eco-friendly solution to clean your home.

1.    Going Green is Better for Your Health and Your Home

If you read the fine print on the labels of many standard cleaners, many will say to wear gloves or avoid getting directly your skin. Some even tell you to call a poison control center if the product gets into your eyes or is ingested. So many of these products can give you chemical burns or may be dangerous even to just inhale them.

Some can absorb deeper into your skin and even get into your bloodstream. And, many cleaning products are petroleum based and are not only harmful […]

How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen

How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen

When it comes to spring cleaning our kitchens, there are two schools of thought. Some people just intend to do a surface cleaning. A surface cleaning is when you just wipe down all the surfaces that you can see.

But, die-hard spring cleaning enthusiasts go well beyond that.

They want to give their kitchen a deep clean, covering every nook and cranny. If you want to know how it’s done, we’ll show you how to give your kitchen a deep clean from the inside out, and top to bottom.

Why Deep Clean Your Kitchen?

For one thing, every time you cook, grease and grime accumulate all over your kitchen surfaces. We also tend to allow our cabinets and countertops to get more cluttered than we would like. This causes us to work less efficiently when we’re in the kitchen.

How often do most of us spend extra time looking for something in the kitchen, only to […]

7 Tips To Spring Clean the Kid’s Room

Spring is the time of the year when we think of giving our homes a deep-clean. By far, one of the more challenging feats is giving our children’s room a thorough cleaning. This is because their rooms are often more cluttered and filled with small toys.

It’s not the easiest job to tackle, but it can be done! Here are 7 tips to spring clean the kid’s rooms:

TIP 1: Get the Junk Out of the Way

Embrace the concept that “less is more” and teach it to your children too. It’ll be easier to clean the kid’s room once you declutter.

First, you want to have a big bag ready to place trash in. This bag will be reserved for broken toys, crumpled papers, and bits and pieces that are useless. Just throw it all in there!

Secondly, you want a box to place things in that you know the kids can part with. Here comes a tricky part. My two children are completely different when it comes to this. One wants […]

By |March 9th, 2018|Categories: spring cleaning||0 Comments

The 2018 Countdown to Spring Cleaning Guide

As we countdown to spring, we look forward to leaving the stale, cold air of winter to welcome the vibrant, sunny days of spring. The outdoors quickly become an oasis of beauty and life and often inspires us to embark on our annual spring cleaning ritual.

With today’s busy lifestyles, a thorough spring cleaning of our homes can seem an impossible feat to accomplish. But, with a little preparation, our 2018 countdown to spring cleaning guide can make the project seem more manageable.

The key is to accomplish some of the larger tasks before the arrival of the season. Let’s look at what you should get done before it’s time to scrub your home from top to bottom.

  1. Rid your home of clutter

    If you didn’t already do so for the holidays, minimizing unwanted items in your home is a great first step. The easiest way to do it is to work one room at a time, on different days. Have […]

By |March 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Don’t we all love it when our house is spick-and-span clean?

Don’t we all love it when our house is spick-and-span clean?

Unfortunately, for most of us, that can be a rare occasion. Cleaning a whole house and getting everything done from one end to the other can be a daunting task. But, it’s not impossible. By breaking tasks down into an organized schedule, we can get it all done a little at a time. Let’s look at how you can develop a cleaning schedule for the entire year and have the well-maintained home you’ve always wanted.

Make a List

The first thing you want to do is to walk through your house and identify the things that you’d like to get done. Many items are common for most any household.

Some items are best done on a weekly basis, while others only need attention on a monthly, quarterly, or occasional basis. The key is to create a schedule based on your needs and preferences.

To help you along, here is what works for most people:

Daily Do’s

No matter how busy you are, when you clean […]

By |January 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

5 Ways to Keep Your Home Clean During the Holidays

5 Ways to Keep Your Home Clean During the Holidays

We all want to find simple ways to keep our homes clean during the holidays. This time of year
is filled with fun and excitement. We delight in gathering with friends and family in our homes to
celebrate the joys of the season. But, our schedules are so busy, it can be hard to find the time
to worry about keeping our house in order. In fact, it be can downright overwhelming, at times.
If you’re like me, though, keeping your home clean is still high on your priority list. After all, you
want your holiday décor to brighten up your home, and that’s best done if your house is clean as
well. Here are 5 ways to keep your home clean during the holidays so you can sit back and
enjoy the season.

1. Thoroughly clean your Chicago home.

No matter what, it’s always easiest to maintain your
home when it’s clean to begin with. Have your home thoroughly cleaned by hiring a
professional cleaning agency! Outsourcing for help […]

The Top Grill Cleaning Tips for 2017

If you are a big fan of outdoor grilling, then you know how important it is to end your summer with a clean grill. Since summer is winding down in Chicago, it is time to clear off some time to clean up your barbeque grill. So, in order to get your grill packed up and ready for the next season, follow the below mentioned grill cleaning guide:

Oils and grease get polluted, specially in summer, and polluted oils on your grill can make the food taste bad. Also, soured oils on the bottom of the grill grates can flavor and vaporize your food. So, it is recommended to use a metal scrapper brush to eliminate the charred chicken flesh and stubborn chunks of bones. Once this is done, you can take its grates out as they too require a good scrapping.

Baking soda is also a good way for soaking oily and greasy grill accessories.

You must also check and remove all unburnt charcoal and ashes from the ash catcher and bowl. […]

By |October 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Fall Household Preparation & Cleaning Tips To Prepare for Winter

Winter is around the corner. In the winter, you might need to employ some seasonal specific extra efforts to protect your home from the cold. Depending on your situation, you may have to take care of your heating system and fireplace, ensure that all the leaks are properly sealed, and further winterize your home.

Do you find it difficult to maintain your home in winter? Are you looking for some tips? If yes, then you will likely enjoy these following fall cleaning tips. They are all easy-to-follow and affordable. Moreover, these are very effective to protect your home from the unpredictable weather conditions that winter brings.

Check for air leaks

Make sure that the glass in your home’s windows is properly sealed against the window frame. Any leaks will allow air passage into your home. You need to check for the cracked or loose glazing as well and make these repairs before the winter if possible as well. In addition, ensure that all the doors and windows are in proper condition. […]

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments