Posts Tagged professional

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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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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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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