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How to Clean Your Washing Machine and Dryer
Cleaning and restoration tips, Mold cleaning

How to Clean Your Washing Machine and Dryer

As your clothes whirl around the washing machine, your trusty appliance puts your clothes through the ringer. An essential household unit, the washing machine dutifully breathes new life into your garb and adds a fresh scent to newly laundered apparel. The dryer has an equal importance in your home, completing the other half of the task of cleaning your tops and bottoms. If you weren’t aware before, you soon will recognize the importance of washing machine and dryer maintenance. Regularly Clean the Washer How often should you clean the washing machine? Regular machine cleanings prevent detergent streaks from appearing on newly laundered whites and darks. The white residue from the soaps used to wash your clothes is more apparent on dark colored apparel. Fabric softener and the dirt ca...
How to Dry Wet Carpet
Carpet Cleaning, Cleaning and restoration tips

How to Dry Wet Carpet

There is nothing fun about having a wet carpet, especially when getting feet and socks wet when stepping in it. To make matters even worse, the combination of water, carpet fibers, padding, and baseboards provide the perfect environment for mold to develop. While you may not notice it at first, it can spread to cause significant damage that will be more expensive to fix without immediate treatment. If the water has already caused destruction to your building materials, do not hesitate to contact a professional water damage restoration service. Otherwise, here are some tips on how to dry out wet carpet before it gets out of control. Look Out for Mold As mentioned previously, mold is no friend to any property owner. This intruder can be caused by any case of untreated water damage, such...
Fixing Water Damaged Ceiling: Water Restoration
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Fixing Water Damaged Ceiling: Water Restoration

Especially if it is in an open area, a ceiling with a patch of water damage can really detract from the aesthetics of an entire room. If there are multiple spots in a commercial building, it can impact the first impression of a customer or client. But many property owners shy away from the hassle of having it fixed, due to money, time, or not knowing how to fix it themselves. However, as long as it is not significant, a small area of water damaged ceiling can be fixed cost-effectively with the use of a few products and equipment, including: a paint scraper or putty knife, utility knife, nails and screws, power drill, hammer, sandpaper, joint compound, plywood or particleboard, primer, and paint (make sure that the color matches your ceiling). Steps to Fix a Water Damaged Ceiling 1. Remov...
Office Cleaning Tips to Prepare your Business for the Summer
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Office Cleaning Tips to Prepare your Business for the Summer

Spring cleaning is not something that should only be done in your home, your office can also benefit from good cleaning before the summer arrives.  During the winter, many companies devote less time and effort to office cleaning which allows dirt, dust, and other debris to build up.  Now that the weather is improving, it is time to give your office a good thorough cleaning to help improve the condition inside as well.  There are many benefits of having a clean office, including a more professional appearance, a healthier environment, and higher employee morale and productivity.  The following office cleaning tips will help you get your office in great shape for the summer. Carpet/ Floor Cleaning The flooring in an office takes a beating during the winter as employees and visitors consist...
Restore your Carpet with These Spring Carpet Cleaning Tips
Carpet Cleaning

Restore your Carpet with These Spring Carpet Cleaning Tips

During the winter, people close their homes to keep out the cold weather and heat their homes more efficiently.  However, with your home closed up, dirt, dust mites, and other airborne debris will circulate through the home and settle into the carpet.  By the time the spring arrives, your carpet is full of dirt and debris from the winter that needs to be removed.  This is why carpet cleaning should be part of your spring cleaning effort.  Effective carpet cleaning will remove the debris that has been accumulating in your carpet all winter and help restore its look.  Removing this debris from your carpet will also contribute to a healthier environment in your home. As you begin spring cleaning in your home, make sure you work in the following carpet cleaning tips to clean and restore you...
Quickly Clean Your House with These Spring Cleaning Tips
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Quickly Clean Your House with These Spring Cleaning Tips

Although we are not quite done with winter, spring is just around the corner! As there are many chores to be done that will require both time and money, it can easily feel overwhelming. However, there is a simple way to do it just by committing to 10 minutes each day to get your house clean. If at least one chore is completed on a daily basis, you may have the entire property cleaned by the end of the month! The trick is simply to spread out the work. Check out these tips to get on the right track to a clean house in the least amount of time possible: 10 Minute Spring Cleaning Chores: Wipe off the ceiling fan of any dust and dirt that has accumulated throughout the winter. Don’t forget the A/C vents, using a soft cloth or vacuum hose to remove the dust. Clean off the light fixture...
Cleaning Home For Holiday Guests: Before And After
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Cleaning Home For Holiday Guests: Before And After

The holidays are a time for merry gatherings, happy family reunions, joy and laughter, and lots of fun. A time for family and friends when we take a break from our busy lives to enjoy the company of beloved people and the festivity of the season. As the holidays draw nearer, excitement overwhelms us at the thought of welcoming dear friends and relatives to our homes and indulging in revelry and merrymaking. When opening our homes to loved ones, we want to make our guests feel relaxed and comfortable. We want the atmosphere to be joyous and cheerful and the house to sparkle with holiday lights and decorations and, of course, perfect cleanness. Making your home bright, clean, and inviting for your holiday guests, however, requires a lot of effort that is no fun to do. To make holid...
Spring Cleaning Tips to Help You Clean your Office
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Spring Cleaning Tips to Help You Clean your Office

Many people are concentrated on cleaning up their homes during the spring cleaning season but it is important to also clean up the other area where you spend the majority of your time, your office.  Having a dirty or cluttered office can hurt productivity and employee morale, create an unhealthy working environment, and affect the impressions that people get of you as an individual and of your company as a whole.  You should take some time this spring to do some office cleaning and make your workspace cleaner and more comfortable, and if you are an office manager, you can get the employees of your office to pitch in and clean up the entire space. The following are some office cleaning tips to create a clean and healthy workspace. Create Zones for Different Tasks Dividing your offi...
Why Tile and Grout Surfaces Should be Professionally Cleaned
Tile and Grout Cleaning

Why Tile and Grout Surfaces Should be Professionally Cleaned

The holiday season is quickly approaching and now is a perfect time to get a jump start on getting ready.  There’s so much to do, with decorating, gift buying, cooking and of course, house cleaning. Face it, there’s no putting off cleaning the tile and grout any longer. Sure, you can get out the old toothbrush and spray cleaner and get on your hands and knees to scrub at the floor tiles and shower walls, but it’s a messy, back breaking job and who has the time? Tile and grout cleaning may sound like a do it yourself job, but that’s actually better left to professionals. Here are four reasons why it’s better to let the experts clean your tile and grout. It saves time and effort. There’s enough to do this time of year, so if there’s something that can be outsourced, why not do it? P...
Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips and Tricks
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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips and Tricks

A lot of times in today's world we seem to clean our homes with products that don't promote any useful ways of going green with our cleaning efforts. The following tips will allow you to figure out the best ways of handling that so you won't have to suffer ill-side effects of toxic fumes and chemicals. In many of today's households we have far too many cleaning products and not enough time. You don't need to worry about a thing however, as there are just a few natural products that get the job done with no hassle at all. Let's start with the first one on our list: • Cleaning Mirrors and Glass The first thing you need to do is to throw away all ammonia-based cleaners you've been working with so far. You can just clean your entire home's windows and glass surfaces with something as s...