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Why You Should Professionally Clean Tile and Grout

Why You Should Professionally Clean Tile and Grout

We all have a weekly chore list and usually sweeping and mopping the floor is on it. The ultimate goal is to have a gleaming floor. Somehow, week after week, we fall short and end up with a floor that looks dull and lifeless. Tile floors will never get a deep enough clean with the standard soapy water and mop or even a toothbrush and straight up bleach. Hiring a professional with the right tools and equipment is the best way to handle cleaning the tile and grout in your home. What is grout? Grout is a thick mixture of sand, cement, and water used to fill in the spaces between building materials like floor tiles. Because of the sand, grout is porous. Therefore, splashing liquids on it discolors it as it absorbs the liquid. How does grout get dirty and gray? Bringing in the dirt, and other organic materials

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The Benefits Of Cleaning Your Air Ducts

The Benefits Of Cleaning Your Air Ducts

Dirty air ducts can cause dust to circulate throughout your home. This dust will end up on your flooring, bedding, living space and everywhere else in your home. A thorough air duct cleaning will help keep your home cleaner and free from airborne particles. Air duct cleaning involves removing the contaminants and dust from the ductwork so there are many benefits that you can reap from having your air ducts. Improves Indoor Air Quality Indoor air quality is important because most of us spend the majority of our time indoors. Your ductwork can hold a lot of dust and debris. You can easily breathe in debris, mold spores, bacteria, pollen, and other allergens if the ducts are dirty which can contribute to respiratory problems. When debris and dust enter your lungs, they can cause sneezing and coughing even if you don’t have other respiratory issues. A thorough air duct cleaning

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How to Handle Carpet Odor Until They Are Professionally Cleaned

How to Handle Carpet Odor Until They Are Professionally Cleaned

Carpets are soft and comfortable to run our feet through and even lay on. However, with the traffic they see, it is easy for them to get dirty and consequently develop bad smells. Of course, contacting a professional cleaning service is the ideal option to clean them properly and neutralize any smells. In the meantime though, there are ways to manage these persistent smells on your own until you can get professional help. Below you will find some common means of treating your flooring to handle bad smells from heavy foot traffic, spills and stains, and even damage from pets. Treating Carpet Odors Baking Soda Baking soda is one of the most frequent products used when it comes to cleaning and getting rid of smells. It’s commonly found in households, which makes this easy enough for anyone to use. You should distribute the baking soda evenly across the floor you

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What it Means to Be IICRC Certified

What it Means to Be IICRC Certified

When you look to hire a company, one of the things that stand out is the number of certifications held. But what exactly does it mean when a company holds certification and what measures do they have to take to become certified?  For this blog, we are going to explore the IICRC and their very prestigious certification. What is the IICRC? The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is an independent, certification body that holds the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry to high standards and ethics and advances communication and technical proficiency. The IICRC will also ensure that when a consumer hires a certified company or technician, they have hired experts providing reasonable assurance that work will be completed within the industry standard of care. As a non-profit organization, they aim to protect customers from any fraudulent practices in the cleaning industry. Core values Who we are at

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Why Do My Carpets Smell Worse in the Summertime?

Why Do My Carpets Smell Worse in the Summertime?

Summer brings warm weather, fun times and the opportunity to get out and enjoy all the beautiful weather. Sadly, it can also bring out the nasty odors from your carpets and upholstery. You may wonder why the warmer weather brings those old odors back to the surface, so we’re going to tell you why and how you can prevent it from happening again. Sense of smell As they say, the nose knows! Our sense of smell is the only sense that has a direct connection to the brain, so those bad odors will affect us more intensely than you might think. Odors do intensify in the warmer summer months and the bad smells will always trump the wonderful smells like fresh cut grass or the flowers blooming in your garden. Depending on the heat and the humidity, some days may be worse than others, causing those old smells to waft

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Why Dryer Vent Cleaning is Important

Why Dryer Vent Cleaning is Important

You can find a clothes dryer in most homes across the country. Do you ever really give it much thought though? You should! If you’re not properly maintaining your household clothes dryer, you are open to several associated risk factors. Outlined below are some of the most common issues when household dryers are not properly maintained. It is a fire hazard Dryer fires are among the leading causes of house fires in the United States. According to FEMA, 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year, and a staggering 34% of those are caused by failure to clean the dryer vent. Dryers work at extremely high temperatures and can cause the back up of lint to combust and ignite a fire. Hundreds of injuries and even deaths could be prevented by conducting regular maintenance on your dryer. It wastes energy While the lint trap catches a good amount of

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Have Kids? Teflon Stain Shield May Be for You!

Have Kids? Teflon Stain Shield May Be for You!

Do you have school-aged children traipsing in and out of your home creating high traffic area stains on your carpet? Or perhaps you have toddlers who are a little clumsy as they learn to be more self-sufficient? Carpet is one of the most durable and resilient products we have in our homes, but it is not indestructible. If you find your carpets are being well traveled and spilled upon then you should consider a carpet protector.   What a carpet protector is When something gets spilled on unprotected carpets, it gets absorbed into the fibers and the results are stains and odors. That’s why a carpet protector is so important, and we recommend Teflon Stain Shield. Not only does it repel dirt from your carpet and prevent absorption of spills, but it also prevents excessive wear. Once applied by a professional carpet cleaner, Teflon Stain Shield forms an invisible shield

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4 Common Misconceptions About Carpet Cleaning

4 Common Misconceptions About Carpet Cleaning

We’ve been in the business for quite some time and we’ve had people who get their carpets cleaned as often as monthly, people who don’t get them cleaned until they’re downsizing from the house they’ve lived in for 20 years and need the carpets cleaned to sell it and everything in between. No matter the scenario, we’ve found that there are common misconceptions about carpet cleaning. We share 4 of those misconceptions with you below. 1. Renting a machine is just fine The stores rent machines for $20 per day and those work just fine, right? Not exactly!  First, do you really want to bring someone else’s dirt and odors into your home with a machine that most likely wasn’t cleaned right? That’s just what will happen with a rented carpet cleaning machine. Second, carpet cleaning is very tricky and what ends up happening is that to solve one problem

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use a DIY Carpet Shampooer

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use a DIY Carpet Shampooer

The winter months are over and hopefully, you won’t see snow for another 6 months. Now is a great time to think about spring cleaning. Are you realizing you haven’t had them cleaned in a couple of years?  Do you go to the hardware store, rent a carpet cleaning machine and clean them yourself or do you hire a professional? The Washington Post says “It is possible to clean carpet reasonably well with a machine you rent. That said, you should also recognize that a good professional probably would do a better job.” Below are 3 reasons the DIY carpet shampooer isn’t the best for a deep clean. You must be educated in the art of carpet shampooing It is not as easy as plugging in a machine, pouring some soap in and cleaning a carpet. There are several factors to effectively cleaning and removing stains from a carpet. First,

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