Lincoln tops spring cleaning poll

March 21st, 2014 Category: Office Cleaning

Does the first day of spring see you don an apron and marigolds in preparation for a big cleanout? Well, apparently it will if you live in Lincoln.

According to the results of a survey conducted by Anglian Water, 59 per cent of residents living in Lincoln are preparing for their big spring clean out.

The Northampton Herald & Post reported the results, and they were especially pleased with Northampton’s ranking, coming in fourth position. The research revealed that one in ten householders living in this area intend to spend nine or more hours cleaning in the coming months.

Anglian Water questioned over 1,000 householders across the county to determine which areas housed the keenest cleaners. The results suggest that the most determined residents will be starting their big tidy during the first weekend of April – which is only a couple of weeks away.

Although the water company is happy the region seems to be eager to get the cleaning underway, it is also hoping that residents take care of their water supply. Regular cleaning means that you are more likely to notice is something changes.

For example, if the water you use to mop the floor is discoloured before you start cleaning the floor or has a bad odour emanating from it, then there’s something wrong. These kind of issues need immediate attention, so bad water doesn’t affect the health and happiness of the household.

When you wash your hands after touching or cutting up raw meat, you could be leaving harmful bacteria on the tap that could grow and spread. It can even get inside the tap, contaminating the water as you fill up your glass. This means it's incredibly important to wipe the taps down once you've washed your hands.

Robin Price, regional water quality manager, said: “Before it gets to your tap, your drinking water is cleaned, disinfected and tested to make sure it is of the very highest standard.

“Yet we still receive thousands of calls every year about water issues that have been caused inside people’s homes – the majority of which are easily fixed and many of which could be avoided if included as part of a regular cleaning routine.

“The Keep Water Healthy campaign equips customers with the know-how to fix these problems.”