Integral specialists in cleaning and comfort

Category: Limpieza

Differences between cleaning and disinfection

Differences between cleaning and disinfection

Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, more and more people are looking for the most effective ways to protect themselves and their families against the risk of becoming ill.

We consciously take personal protection measures, such as wearing masks outdoors, cleaning and disinfecting hands more frequently, and avoiding crowded places as possible, for example, shopping for two weeks at a time.

So far, it hasn’t been proven that buying large amounts of toilet paper can do anything to keep you away from the virus. However, you should take proactive steps and regularly disinfect surfaces at home and in the workplace (if you’re still going to work) in addition to your extra personal hygiene efforts.

But how is disinfection different from deep cleaning?

As the terms above are often used interchangeably, we have decided to set the record straight for you and explore the difference between sanitizing and cleaning in this post.


If you are wondering how to best disinfect hard surfaces and textiles, you want to know what are the differences between disinfection and cleaning in more detail and you want to know what substances have been shown to be effective against viruses and bacteria,… then keep reading.

Disinfect vs. clean: what’s the difference?

The main difference between disinfecting and deep cleaning is that the first process is designed to kill all harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi on surfaces, while the second is associated with deep cleaning elements and surfaces with a range of disinfectant products that will remove dirt and germs, however, without the guarantee that all types of pathogens will be completely neutralized. In other words, the use of such a disinfectant will not necessarily kill 100% of the virus, which causes COVID-19 disease, or eliminate certain bacteria, it will only reduce a number of harmful microorganisms.

Let’s see, then, when deep cleaning and disinfection are used, on the one hand, and when disinfection is appropriate.

Deep cleaning and disinfection

Deep cleaning of floors, bathroom fixtures, items, food preparation surfaces, etc., can ensure that the above is clean and decalcified, as well as that common allergens and some types of bacteria are eliminated or reduced in number. The products used contain different types of cleaning agents, which, however, may not be effective against viruses, fungi and various types of dangerous bacteria.


Disinfectants are designed to completely kill all kinds of pathogens on a particular surface. The process is applied in medical facilities and laboratories, of course, in food production establishments and where it is necessary to increase the safety of people in particular circumstances and environments. Still, we must keep in mind that, depending on what the disinfectant contains, a particular product will be effective against a particular group of viruses or bacteria, but it may not be reliable against other types of pathogens.

Disinfection levels

Here we will not get too scientific, but it is good to mention that there are different levels of disinfection, depending on the main type of substance used to make a particular product. For example, alcohol-based disinfectants are classified as intermediate to high level disinfectants, depending on the percentage of ethyl or isopropyl alcohol in the product. Lipid-enveloped viruses, such as the coronavirus and various bacteria, will be removed with an alcohol-based disinfectant (over 60%).

Intermediate-level disinfectants, such as bleach and other chlorine-based products, are also effective against many types of pathogens, including fungi, viruses, and bacteria. Oxidizing agents like hydrogen peroxide are in the high-level disinfectant category, along with aldehyde-based biocides. These are used to disinfect medical equipment, for example, and can also be applied against non-enveloped viruses (norovirus, rhinovirus).

Low-level disinfectants can be, in fact, many types of all-purpose disinfectants that contain ammonium-based substances. These will have some antibacterial properties, but will not be the first choice in the fight against rapidly spreading viral diseases.

Last but not least, we must mention here the sterilization process and what it involves. In addition to chemical sterilization using high-level disinfectants, items and surfaces can be sterilized by irradiation, heat, and steam.

Again, sterilization is used to ensure that medical devices and food preparation equipment are completely pathogen-free, especially to avoid health risks, in relation to vulnerable groups of people (babies, hospital patients, etc.).

How to disinfect your home

But let’s go back to what you can do to disinfect your home (or workplace) during difficult times of a global health risk crisis that involves a highly contagious virus being on the loose.

Regularly clean hard surfaces with bleach. Or use another type of effective floor sanitizer.

Clean high-contact surfaces with an alcohol-based disinfectant (70%).

Surfaces and items that people constantly touch should be disinfected several times a day. These are all kinds of handles and knobs, light switches, furniture, food preparation surfaces, desks, bathroom / toilet surfaces and locks, appliance buttons, etc. (never apply the product directly to electrical accessories).

Clean carpets and upholstery with a hot water extraction machine. You should also consider professional cleaning of your carpets and soft furniture with a hot water extraction cleaning machine and a proven antibacterial / antiviral disinfectant. This measure is effective especially for vulnerable people in high-risk groups, who are about to be quarantined for a period of time.

Wash clothes at high temperature: Potentially exposed washable clothing, bedding, and rugs should be washed at high temperature.

Disinfect personal items. In addition to washing and disinfecting your hands more frequently, you should regularly disinfect items that you may be touching / using daily and / or throughout the day. Use an appropriate product to disinfect your phone, laptop, remote control devices, debit cards, and the like.

The importance of regular household cleaning

Cleaning your home regularly is important, to keep your indoor environment healthy and pleasant. We all know. And in the midst of a pandemic situation, this is even more vital.

Why? Disinfection is generally a health preventive follow-up measure after you first clean items and surfaces in your home. Or in other words, you wouldn’t disinfect your kitchen counter, covered in spots of dried tomato sauce, without first cleaning them, right? Make a routine to keep your house tidy and clean all the time so you can disinfect certain areas and surfaces more effectively. Call a professional for help: you can book our antiviral disinfection and disinfection service, which uses non-toxic, bleach-free products that are effective against a number of highly contagious viruses and dangerous bacteria. This is a high demand and highly requested service, performed by specially trained professionals. We at Perlimp are doing our part in these difficult times, so if you need more information on how we can help you disinfect your property, contact us! Disinfection of surfaces in the home should be done with proven antibacterial and virucidal products, so that the process has the desired effect.

Not all disinfectants are created equal: some low-level disinfection products are only useful for disinfecting floor surfaces, for example. To ensure you are protected in a pandemic situation, you must maintain a high level of personal hygiene, which includes washing clothes and disinfecting personal items more frequently in addition to washing your hands. And don’t be scared! After all, the use of common sense is good enough to keep you safe and protect any of your vulnerable loved ones.

Some shoes untidy

Disordered habits that drive tidy people crazy

Some people have messy habits, it is no secret. Although we like clean and tidy things at Perlimp, we understand that not everyone is like us.

That said, we are going to list some customs that make people disorderly and make people who are not crazy.

Be careful, if you are a maniac of order, you can find these images a bit distressing:

The one who forgets to cover the toothpaste after using it:

We will never understand that after using the toothpaste (or any other tube) refuses to cover it again.

Open toothpaste
Open toothpaste

The accumulator of dirty dishes in water

He insists on soaking all the plates, bowls, cups and cutlery for a week and only realizes when there is nothing left to use

Dirty dishes under water
Dirty dishes under water

The one who never finds the time to throw the garbage

If we have lived with roommates, we have all encountered the typical escaping of that task …

Full trash can
Full trash can

The one who never makes the bed

Making a bed should be a habit we should all have. To others, it seems incredible how such a simple thing makes the room look much messier.

Unmade bed
Unmade bed

The one who leaves the shoes in the middle

Do you know someone who leaves their shoes in the middle of any room or hallway?

They seem to want to turn walking around the house into an obstacle course!

Some shoes untidy
Some shoes untidy

If you know other habits that drive you crazy too … Share them here!

Table with dust

10 ways to control dust in your home

Yes, we know, it is exhausting to continue find dust in your home when you have finished cleaning. Do not worry, with our advice we will help you control the dust in your home.

There is nothing worse than doing a thorough cleaning of the house and when you have finished realize that dust balls still appear. No matter how much you clean, it seems you can’t do anything to prevent them from appearing. In addition to being unsightly, it can affect people with asthma and allergies.

Although it is impossible to remove the dust from each room completely we can minimize its impact.

The dust is formed by particles that come from fibers, fabrics, fabrics and people. Therefore, when the houses are empty they get less dirty.

To minimize the impact of dust on your home, you should check out the more things better:

Organize your closets

As we have said, fibers, fabrics and people are the main culprits of introducing dust into your home. What you won’t be able to avoid is having these items away from your home, but at least, you can keep your closets tidy and clean. This will help you avoid a good deal of dust and escape and control the dust in your home.

Store clothing that you are not going to wear or that is not seasonal in containers or transparent plastic bags. These keep the dust away and still allow you to see what they keep inside.

You should also clean the cabinets two to three times a month to control the dust in your home.

Keep the floor free of pots

Anything you leave on the floor will be a magnet for dirt.

The clothes in the room, the toys in the dining room, books in the office and anything you stack on the floor will have a great impact on the amount of dust generated in the house.

A quick cleaning of all the piled up stuff won’t help much. What you need is to order and remove things from the ground, so that the dust does not pass into the air and from the air to your lungs and those of your family. Also, in this way, you will be able to pass the vacuum cleaner much more easily.

Minimize the use of carpets

We know that carpets are very nice and cozy, however, they attract a lot of dust. Even if you pass the vacuum every day, people with asthma or allergy will continue to have a bad time.

If you still want to continue using your carpets, the best option is to use vacuum cleaners with HEPA filtration, they are usually better because they use cyclonic suction technology that prevents dust from flying in the air. In the case of not being allergic you can try one that has a good brush, but you will have to vacuum at least twice a week to keep them in good condition.

Change the sheets at least once a week

Sheets and pillows are the favorite places of dust. As we have said before, people are dust producers, and more specifically dead skin cells. While you sleep, the outer skin layers detach and accumulate on the bedding. That combined with the fibers of the bedding, ends up generating dust.

Therefore, you should wash the sheets and covers at least once a week and use an allergen cover on the mattress.

Regularly groom your pets

Pets also shed dead skin cells. Apart from that, they usually give off more hair than humans, which is also another important source of dust.

Its regular grooming is essential to prevent dead skin and pet hair from accumulating.

In case you have cats, you should also keep their litter box covered, because it can also generate a lot of dust.

Clean high points before low points

To clean the dust in a correct way you must start at the highest points and go down.

Start from the top of tables, cabinets, desks, shelves, windows and everything else and progress gradually to the lower spaces until finally cleaning the floor.

While you dust off the highest points, consciously push the powder down so you can pick it up with the vacuum cleaner.

Buy the right tools to remove dust

The key to capturing dust, are microfiber cloths, they work much better than any cotton cloth.

Do not use the duster to clean the highest points of the room, all they do is aggravate the dust and only travel to another place.

In the event that you are tempted to use a duster on some surface, try to be an ostrich because they catch the dust better than other types of feathers.

As we mentioned in point three, use a powerful vacuum cleaner to control dust in your home.

Vacuum upholstered furniture

Do not forget to clean on sofas, chairs and stools. Using a vacuum to remove dust and allergens from furniture will make a big difference.

Go hunting for dust balls

Dust balls are small groups of dust that form and hide in the least expected areas of your home. These might be:

-Under low furniture

-Behind the TV, where the keys are

-Under or behind appliances

-In the corners of the rooms

-In the folds of curtains and lamps

Get an air purifier

Dust particles float through the air until they find a place to settle. Air purifiers absorb many particles and thus reduce the accumulation of dust on surfaces.

Today, air purifiers come in all shapes, sizes and designs. They absorb smoke, dandruff, dead skin and mold. We recommend that you place them in the most used rooms.

However, the dust will not disappear completely and you should continue cleaning. Although they sure help maintain a healthier environment.

The best way to keep a house clean and healthy is to have cleaning professionals. In Perlimp we know what we are talking about … If you want more information do not hesitate to contact us.

Clean windows in winter

Clean windows in Winter

We are definitely in winter and at this time of year we usually set aside the cleaning of the windows. It is evidence that light rays in winter are much weaker and we think it is not worth having clean windows.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Having clean windows in winter helps us to:

Keep a good image

We must keep some windows clean to give a good image to our clients if we are in an office, to our guests if we are in a house or in a shop at street level with shop window. The windows of a clean shop window invite potential customers to enter, while a dirty shop window scares customers.

Make workers feel that they matter

The windows also get dirty in winter and summer. So why not clean them in winter? Clean windows guarantee happier workers, as soon as they feel the place where they work is cleaned, they receive more sunlight and spend most of their day in a clean and healthy environment.

Impact on health and happiness

Dirty windows block the sun and can create a bleak environment that contributes to depressive states or anxiety. All humans need vitamin D every day and yet we spend a lot of time indoors. Clean windows let in light and help ensure that people receive the amount of vitamin D needed. Clean windows create a positive environment in which people want to work and prosper.

Prevent rain from deteriorating glass and frames

If we do not regularly clean the windows and even more when it rains, we help the windows to break down. The rain pushes the lime and dirt towards the frames staying for weeks or months and can end up deteriorating it. At the same time, lime embedded in the crystal for weeks or months can also end up spoiling it.

Keep in mind, however, that cleaning the windows with water on a day of extreme cold temperatures may not give optimal results. In that case, at Perlimp, we can reschedule cleaning for another day. Ask us!

Real or artificial Christmas Tree

Real or artificial Christmas tree

We have finally reached the last weekend of December. It is possible that you dedicate this weekend to buy the Christmas tree and have been wondering for days which one is best for home: if a real or artificial Christmas tree.

From Perlimp we explain you the pros and cons of having a real or artificial tree at home.

Real tree

-If you have a large dining room with enough space, you can opt for a real tree. Years ago, this was the most common in our homes, although little by little the option of artificial trees has been extended.

-A real Christmas tree is ideal if you have a garden and can plant it outside once the Christmas period is over. If not, you can also choose to plant it in a large pot, but for that you have to make sure that the tree has long and strong roots.

-In addition, as every plant absorbs carbon dioxide and helps purify the environment.

It’s prettier than an artificial tree.

-When we buy a real Christmas tree we do not contribute to the deforestation of forests, since they are grown in nurseries. So they don’t have a negative impact on the environment.

Do not throw it away when you want to get rid of it. Take it to a clean point as trees also release methane gases when they decompose.

–You have to take care of it: water it, clean the falling leaves and keep it out of heat sources.

– It is difficult to transport, since it weighs more than an artificial one.

Artificial tree

-An artificial Christmas tree is cheaper than a real tree.

-It is more resistant and doesn’t need care.

Their production contaminates, since they are usually made with petroleum derivatives.

They are not recyclable, so be sure to use it for a minimum of 10 years and once you get rid of it throw it in a clean spot.

It’s not as pretty as a real tree.

-Easy to transport.

Now you decide, which one suits your needs?

In Perlimp we are specialists in gardening services and we can also advise you with your Christmas tree.

Como limpiar el vomito del coche o alfombra

How to clean car or carpet vomit

If you have reached this article, it is probably because you have children and you have already had to clean dirt in the most unexpected places. Here we will explain how to clean the vomit of the car or carpet.

When there are children in the house and it is winter it is very comfortable to use carpets, since they avoid the cold of the floor and are more cozy, but when they get dirty, it is not always easy to clean them and less when we talk about vomit, since in addition it usually leaves a persistent smell and difficult to remove.

Tips for cleaning car or carpet vomit:

-Once the disaster has occurred, get down to work as soon as possible, to prevent the carpet or car from absorbing vomit.

-You should not rub the area, just dry it gently with a sponge.

-Ideally you should protect yourself with a mask and latex gloves.

-Open the windows so that the area is ventilated.

– Get rid of everything you can from solid matter. Throw it into the w.c or plastic bag. If the vomit has dried, vacuum as much as you can and slightly moisten the area to prepare it for the next steps.

Pour baking soda over the entire surface. Let it act, let it dry in lumps and lift the mess from the carpet. There are alternatives to bicarbonate, such as corn starch, salt or carpet deodorant.

– Vacuum the lumps with a carpet.

-Apply a stain remover or enzymatic carpet cleaner. Read the instructions first and do a test in a small area.

– Dry the stain carefully with a damp microfiber cloth.

-Let the carpet air dry overnight. If you can, keep the windows open to speed up the process.

Remove the smell of the carpet:

You may have followed all instructions, but the smell does not disappear… .ok! do not give up!

-Do all of the above, except the last two points.

-If you have a steam cleaner, make sure you can apply it on the carpet, since depending on how it is, the fibers can be damaged. If you can apply the steam on the carpet, the steam will kill all the germs and bacteria, which are what causes the bad smell.

-Apply disinfectant carefully and following the instructions.

-Apply carpet deodorant or prepare water mixed with a few drops of essential oils at home, if they are citrus, better and apply it with a spray.

Alternative cleaning methods:

Clean the vomit with soda

Pour soda directly into the stain to cover it completely. Take a dry cloth and soak the area. What soda does is transfer the carpet stain to the cloth. Repeat as many times as necessary. When you finish rinse it with cold water.

Homemade cleaner


-2 glasses of warm water

-Middle glass of vinegar

-1 tablespoon mild washing machine detergent

-1 tablespoon of salt

-2 tablespoons of alcohol

Mix everything well and add it in a spray diffuser bottle and apply it to the affected area. Let it sit for about 15 minutes and during that time the carpet should eject everything up. Now take a brush and rub the area. Finally, wipe clean until all the residue has disappeared.

Call us

If you can’t get rid of the stain you can always call us. Our team has specific cleaners and the right techniques to do all the dirty work for you.

Things you should never clean with vinegar

One of the most used ingredients when it comes to creating your own cleaning solutions at home is vinegar. It is said that this magic liquid has strong cleaning and disinfection powers. Actually, it can be used to remove soft spots or polish specific surfaces, but not all.

From Perlimp, we remind you that vinegar is a natural acid, which means that it has the power to cause serious damage if not used properly. That is why we have made a list of things you should never use vinegar in.

By the way, although the photo shows wine vinegar, the best vinegar to clean is white or apple vinegar.

Avoid using vinegar on marble or stone surfaces

Never use vinegar on stone countertops, it will do more harm than good.

What will happen?

Well, the acid will eat the stone. Discolorations and splinters will occur and your countertops will lose their shine.

What to use instead?

A first mixture of liquid dish soap and warm water will clean the marble surface much better. If you prefer, you can buy a specialized cleaner for these types of surfaces.

Do not use to clean pearls

Some people think they can use vinegar to polish virtually everything. But really it’s not so.

What will happen if you use vinegar to clean pearls?

Vinegar is known for its ability to completely dissolve pearls. The reason is simple, pearls are made of calcium carbonate, just like lime.

What to use instead?

Pearls are cleaned very easily. Do not put them in water or any chemical solution. Simply clean the pearls with a soft, damp cloth.

Vinegar is NOT good for your tiles

Many mold cleaners have vinegar as an ingredient and this can be a risk to your bathroom tiles.

What will happen?

Acid cleaners will damage the lining of your tiles and may even cause them to break more easily.

What to use instead?

You can use any non-acidic cleaner, from a simple liquid soap to a multipurpose detergent. The tiles, being smooth surfaces, are easily cleaned if you have the right tools.

DO NOT use it on electronic devices

You may have heard of the billions of microbes that live on your touch screen and want to eliminate them. Believe us, don’t use vinegar for that.

What will happen?

If you use some cotton, moistened with vinegar to clean your tablet or mobile, you run the risk of removing its oil-resistant coating.

What to use instead?

There are many different brands of screen cleaners. You just have to choose one and always apply it with a microfiber cloth.

Iron does not like vinegar

If you want to clean any iron object using vinegar you will spoil it. Vinegar and lemon juice are edible, but also acidic, which can seriously damage part of your household belongings.

What will happen?

If you decide to pour vinegar into the water hole in your iron and clean it as you would with a washing machine, you will find completely different results. The acid will damage the delicate internal parts of the iron and may even cause the appearance of rust.

What to use instead?

Always read and strictly follow the manufacturers instructions and guidelines. Don’t risk losing your money on expensive repairs.

Protect the wooden surfaces of your home

When performing their cleaning services, most companies use specialized solutions designed to protect wooden surfaces and extend their life. However, homemade products that contain vinegar are not so soft.

What will happen?

The acid will dissolve the varnish coating on the wooden furniture. Large discolored spots will appear and the surface will be permanently damaged.

What to use instead?

If you don’t have a good detergent at home, the multipurpose cleaner will do the job.

If you don’t want to play it and get an effective cleaning, you can always rely on our professionals to do the work for you. Contact us! or call us at 930 100 268.

Equipo de limpieza

9 cleaning mistakes that can make you sick and can be dangerous

Most of us spend much more time than we would like to scrubbing, sweeping and dusting, so it is important to know what effects it can have on our health and how we could minimize them. Therefore, we have selected the 9 most common main mistakes you could be making in cleaning your home:

Scrubbing mold

Nobody likes our house to get moldy, but scrubbing spores can be extremely dangerous if not done properly.

Mold, especially that which is caused by moisture, is unpleasant and it is tempting to try to remove it, simply with a cloth and a cleaning product. But doing so could cause respiratory problems, and even hallucinations.

Black mold that grows on wet walls can often be highly toxic since they can send spores into the air, which spread like a virus. The most common type can cause respiratory problems, skin inflammation, tiredness and nausea. While others molds can even cause hallucinations.

To get rid of mold safely, we advise you to always wear a protective mask, rubber gloves and safety glasses. The most effective way to combat it is by pouring bleach into a spray bottle, before covering the moldy areas and letting it act for 30 minutes. Open all windows to allow toxic fumes to escape and clean and rinse the area.

Do not clean the sports equipment

From weights to yoga mats, many people have some type of exercise equipment at home. But, how often do they clean thoroughly?

There have been many studies on the mistakes we make with training equipment. And, often, the gym team carries more germs than toilets, including those that can cause boils, eczma, acne and rosacea, as well as the dreaded MRSA superbacterium. It is not necessary to clean it as a routine but it must be cleaned and disinfected regularly. “

Mixing cleaning products

Mixing cleaning products can cause chemical reactions.

When you use several you must be careful of do not mix them.

Household cleaning products are often dangerous. But they become even more dangerous when they mix.

The most important thing to keep in mind is not to mix bleach with other substances. Bleach and any ammonia-based cleaner is a super dangerous mixture, as it can create a toxic gas that could even be fatal in some circumstances.

Also, bleach and vinegar too, they can release a gas that can attack the airways.

Make your bed

We have good news: You don’t have to make your bed again! Well, or almost, at least you don’t need to do it as soon as you wake up. Instead, you should remove the eiderdown from the bed and let the mattress breathe.

Dust mites like heat and humidity, that’s why they like your bed. Your microscopic stool can trigger reactions, such as asthma and eczema, as well as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, itching, chest tightness and shortness of breath. But if you leave your bed unmade every morning, exposing your bed to cold air, the mites will simply dehydrate and die.

Then you just have to do the laundry bed weekly at high temperatures and dust off.

Do not clean the vacuum

Most of us only empty the vacuum when it is full, but it must be done on a regular basis. The brushes and the inside of the vacuum cleaners act essentially as a mobile germ factory.

Bacteria and germs become infected and reproduce inside, multiplying rapidly. There has been research that suggests that 15 percent of all vacuum cleaners in they actually house E. coli.

We advise owners to empty their vacuum much more regularly and also clean and disinfect it well after each use.

Do not clean the door seals of the fridge

It is very close to all our food, but the refrigerator door seal, which has many folds and clefts, often overlooked in the cleaning process. But these cracks are food residue traps and insects can remain there, undetected, for years. It can also trap mold, which is released every time you open and close the door and can cause allergy.

Do not wash gloves and dishcloths

Dishcloths are often used several times before throwing them in the washing machine. But you really should change them every day, as they are often wet and hot from usea bove, which allows bacteria to multiply rapidly. Every day you should replace them with some clean and dry or wash them at the end of each day, so they are ready to use again the next morning. The same goes for oven gloves.

Do not lower the W.C lid

All the hard work of cleaning the bathroom can fall apart the moment we go to the W.C and pull the chain without closing the toilet lid. Each time you pull the chain without closing the toilet lid, the poop particles are thrown into the air. These bio-aerosols can be extremely harmful. Water drops in the air are often contaminated with viruses and bacteria.

These harmful particles can remain in the air for about 30 minutes! There are studies that have shown that E. coli and norovirus can be transmitted in this way. If you also have your toothbrush near the toilet, these life-threatening insects can fall on the bristles.

Do not wash the cutting board

By their very nature, cutting boards end with deep cuts, which can house all kinds of unpleasant germs, which cannot be seen with the naked eye. The dishwashing detergent might not penetrate these holes and eliminate bacteria. Therefore, we recommend washing the cutting boards with bleach, just to be sure that we completely eliminate all the horrible things that could be hidden underneath.

limpieza paneles solares

Solar panel cleaning

We are in the middle of August, the sunniest time of the year, so those of us who have solar panels are in luck.

If you still haven’t cleaned them as you should, you’re still on time. Clean solar panels absorb more light than dirty ones.

In professional cleaning, the safest and most efficient way to clean them is through water-powered posts. This involves pumping pure pressurized water through an extendable pole and using a special brush at the end to gently rub the panels.

As the system uses pure water (which is filtered to remove impurities), there is no need for chemicals, which means there is no risk of damaging the panels. The technique of the water-powered pole also means that we can easily clean large solar panels: the pole is extensible and reaches up to seven floors.

In offices and companies, having panels reduces energy expenditure and minimizes the impact on the environment, thus reinforcing the brand image and social responsibility towards customers.

However, once you have done the installation they will need maintenance and cleaning that an external company will have to do.

Why it is essential to take care of solar panels

Solar panels are an innovative technology and have the potential to have a great impact on your business. Taking care of this investment is key, especially when it comes to cleaning. Ensuring that the solar panels are clean will help offer optimum performance at all times, as well as contributing to the overall aesthetics of the building.

Specialized cleaning for solar panels will not only provide a beautiful finish but also prevent any damage to solar panels during the process. Regular cleaning provides peace of mind and helps ensure that the company takes full advantage of its green investment.

What does cleaning solar panels imply?

Working with a specialized cleaning service means that wherever the solar panels are located, they can be cleaned quickly and easily.mWater-fed posts tend to be the most effective option for cleaning.

Water-powered posts work by using pressurized water, instead of chemicals. Water is pumped through the poles, which creates a powerful jet of water that can be used to clean surfaces such as solar panels. The end result is an incredible cleaning, even up close.

Specialized cleaners understand the complexities of cleaning this type of technology and have the experience to do an exceptional job. A professional cleaning team will also have all the necessary documentation, such as health and safety guidelines to ensure that your experience with them is positive and protected.

At Perlimp we also recognize that companies that invest in solar panels value solid ecological credentials and ecological working methods.

We are an environmentally conscious company and we always seek to offer the most sustainable solutions to our customers. We have worked to design cleaning solutions that support our specialized experience so that we can offer an attractive package to green companies with solar panels.

The specialized cleaning of solar panels is essential for any company that makes this type of investment: contact us to know how we can help you protect yours.


How to change a light bulb

Electrical work at home is complicated although there are always certain small tasks that an owner can do without the need of a professional electrician. Changing light bulbs is one of them. Although as easy as it seems it is possible that you get hurt while doing it.

Therefore, we recommend you to follow this fantastic guide to change light bulbs that we have created for you from Perlimp:

Types of light bulbs

To start we have to know the different types of light bulbs

There are a lot of different types of light bulbs. They vary according to size, shape, wattage and even color. We have chosen the most used for this publication:

Incandescent: these are the most used light bulbs in Spain and the world. They oscillate between 40 and 110 watts. It can last up to a year. Its light is usually warm. Depending on the power, the bulb can have a yellowish to white shine. You can also find colored glass options. Incandescent bulbs can be used for all types of lighting, including room lamps and flashlights.

Halogen: halogen bulbs are very similar to incandescent bulbs, with the difference in their lifespan. In general, halogen bulbs have a longer life. They use halogen gas in a system called a halogen cycle that eliminates the evaporation of tungsten and prevents it from sticking to the glass. Halogen bulbs produce a white light similar to daylight around noon, so they are often used for offices, businesses and study rooms.

LED: LED or light emitting diodes are one of the most energy efficient lighting options. They are cold to the touch even when they are illuminated. LED bulbs use less electricity than other options, do not contain mercury and do not emit UV or infrared rays. They can last up to 10 years.

CFL: CFLs, or compact fluorescents, are another type of energy saving light bulbs. They are more affordable than LEDs and last up to 10 years. However, CFL contains mercury, which is dangerous if it breaks. Another drawback is that the CFL can take 30 seconds to light up completely.

How to change a light bulb

There is nothing that bothers more than to return home from work, tired, press the switch of the light and see that it blinks, until finally the room darkens completely. Do not panic …

Change the bulb during the day: if it happens that the bulb has melted when it is at night it illuminates the area well with additional devices: candles, flashlight, etc. This way you will avoid hurting yourself by stepping on a chair, a ladder, etc.

Turn off the power source: if you are changing the bulb of an accessory with a plug, remove it from the outlet. If you are changing the bulb of a wall or ceiling lighting, it would be a good idea to turn off the power just to be sure. By doing this, you will turn off all the lighting in your home, which is another reason to replace the bulb during the day.

It uses a robust ladder: there are bulbs that are ideal. If you have one of those, use it to avoid having to get on a chair or a ladder. If not, make sure to use a sturdy ladder. Ideally, a member of your family will provide additional support just in case.

Remove the bulb from the socket: once you can reach the bulb, touch it lightly to make sure it is not hot. If it is easy to grasp, turn it to the left. Sometimes the base of the bulb stays attached to the socket. If this happens, you will need pliers to remove the screw. Have your assistant hold the old bulb while you screw the new one. Put the new bulb in the cap. Once the socket is empty, place the base of the new bulb in its place and turn it to the right. Once you can not squeeze more, your job is done. Do not squeeze too much, as it could easily break. Now, you can turn on the power supply and try your new bulb.

How to change a tube bulb

Standard bulbs are easy, but what do you do when you have to remove a tube bulb from a fluorescent lamp and put in a new one? Fluorescent lights are generally much stronger than standard ones, but there will come a time when you will have to replace them. This is what you have to do:

Turn off the power: again, when handling any electrical work, even a small task like this, it is better to be safe. Disconnect power from the fuse box and check if any lighting is still working. If not, you are ready for your task. You can also use a voltage tester to verify that there is no power in the device.

Prepare stairs: with fluorescent lamps, you will need a ladder that can take you to the ceiling. Place a ladder under the accessory and make sure you have a companion for additional support.

Remove the fluorescent: turn the tube 90 degrees, while carefully holding both ends with your hands. You can turn it in any direction until it stops and slides out of the accessory. Gently lower the tube and give it to the person below. Be careful, since these tubes tend to rotate when they are not placed in a stable position.

Place the new tube: to install the new fluorescent light, align its ends with the slots in any of the sockets. Once they are in place, turn it 90 degrees until it snaps into place. When you let go, you should stay there firmly. You can give a gentle pull to the tube to test it.

Try the new fluorescent: turn the power back on and turn on the fluorescent lamp. Some models need a minute to reach full brightness. If the new bulb does not work either, you may have a malfunction of the device, so you will need the help of a professional electrician.

Este sitio web utiliza cookies para que usted tenga la mejor experiencia de usuario. Si continúa navegando está dando su consentimiento para la aceptación de las mencionadas cookies y la aceptación de nuestra política de cookies, pinche el enlace para mayor información.plugin cookies

Aviso de cookies