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Spring Deep Cleaning: How to Tackle All the Dirt and Grime

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The snow has melted, the sun is shining, and the flowers are starting to bloom. It can only mean one thing: spring is here! As we say goodbye to winter and hello to a new season, it’s time for a deep clean. Winter can be harsh on your home, leaving behind a lot of dirt and grime.

Check out these tips on spring deep cleaning tips:

1. Deep Cleaning Your Carpets

Over the winter, your carpets may have seen a lot of foot traffic. To deep clean your carpets, start by vacuuming them thoroughly. Then, treat any stains with a carpet cleaner. Once the cleaner has had a chance to work its magic, go over the stain with a clean cloth or sponge.

Once your carpets are stain-free, it’s time to tackle the dirt and grime that’s been ground into them. To do this, you’ll need to rent a carpet cleaner or hire a professional.

2. Cleaning Natural Stone Floors

Natural stone floors are beautiful, but they can be a bit tricky to clean. Do not use a cleaner with too much acid or alkaline, as this can damage the stone. Instead, opt for a pH-neutral cleaner. Mop the floor with your water and cleaner solution and use a microfiber cloth to avoid scratching the stone’s surface.

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Finally, a sealing agent can help protect your natural stone floors from future damage. It’s best to have a professional apply the sealer to ensure it’s done correctly.

3. Cleaning Tile and Grout

Tile and grout can be a pain to clean, but it’s important to do it regularly to prevent buildup. Start by sweeping or vacuuming the floor to remove any loose dirt and mop the floor using soap and water. For tougher stains, you can make a paste out of baking soda and water. Apply the paste to the stain and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing with a brush. Once you’re finished, rinse the area with clean water.

4. Deep Cleaning Concrete

Concrete is a porous material, so it’s important to clean it regularly to prevent stains and dirt from setting in. You can do this by removing any dirt or debris with a broom or vacuum. Then, make a solution of bleach and water. Apply the solution to the concrete and rinse it away with clean water.

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5. Wood Floor Cleaning

Wood floors are an attractive addition to any home, but they require special care. Use a vacuum with a floor-brush attachment or a broom to remove any dirt and dust. Then, mop the floor with a mixture of water and wood cleaner. Be sure to avoid using too much water as this can damage the wood.

When to Call in the Deep Cleaning Pros

There’s no wrong time to call in deep cleaning professionals. Many have found it extremely beneficial to leave the job to the pros.

You’ll have your carpets, tile grout, and wood floors looking as good as new when you have an expert come in for the job. Difficult to accomplish tasks such as stone and concrete cleaning work best with a power washer, and even better when a professional comes in to seal it after.

Professionals are armed with the skills and the right equipment to tackle any job, big or small.  More importantly, they can do the cleaning that you don’t want to.

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Why You Should Invest in Post-Construction Cleanup

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After every major remodel, hardwood floor installation, renovation, or similar construction project, the home that you have been building can be quite a mess. You know how your construction projects can generate a lot of debris and dust. Even if you perform a surface cleanup, you will still be left with plenty of pollutants that can be released into the air that your clients can breathe. If you think that a sweep and dust job by your contractor would suffice, think again. For safety and aesthetics, you should invest in post-construction cleanup.

Here are a few reasons why investing in construction cleanup is a must…

1. Get Rid of Dust

Construction projects naturally result in a lot of dust from various activities. It’s simply not enough to just dust and vacuum the place. With a professional post-construction cleanup team, you have experts who are knowledgeable in using heavy-duty equipment and techniques to get rid of all the dust from your project.

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2. Ensure Air Is Clean

Demolishing drywall, painting, and sawing wood are all activities that can reduce the air quality indoors. This is because such actions can release microscopic dust, particles, and gases that are harmful to you and others. That is why it is best to hire a post-construction cleanup crew that can restore and clean the air to EPA standards.

3. Dehumidify the Area

Construction projects that involve water spills can lead to mold problems later on. Mold can cause allergic reactions and harm to anyone living close to it.

To ensure your finished project is dehumidified, hiring a post-construction cleanup team will make sure the home’s humidity has been restored to normal and prevent harmful mold from growing.

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Making the Decision

Hiring a professional, experienced cleaning crew is always recommended for construction sites. These individuals are efficient and can help make sure that your company passes its final inspection with flying colors. Your crew does the building; let us do your cleanup and we’ll make sure that your building is a shining example of the kind of work your company produces.

Give Professional Surface Restoration a call today at (419) 705-8693, and let us help you deliver a great first impression every time.

Go Beyond Dusting – The Importance of Deep Cleaning

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Importance of Deep CleaningWhile everyday cleaning certainly keeps things looking sharp and tidy, you may need more to protect your family from hidden dangers in your home. Some things are obvious; we notice dirty windows, dusty bookshelves, and kitchen counters, so those are the things we gravitate toward keeping clean, but it’s the things we don’t see that can cause the most harm.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in increased attention to microscopic pathogens like viruses. More stringent measures are necessary to protect ourselves against that which we can’t see, and deep cleaning has become an absolute must in homes around the country as we face this crisis and look to protecting ourselves in the future.

How Long Do Viruses Live in the Home?

There are a multitude of factors that affect how long a virus can live on surfaces in the home. Some can’t live for more than an hour, while others can survive for weeks. Temperature and humidity can affect a virus’ life span, as well as the amount of the virus on the surface. Some types of surfaces, like metals and plastics, are more conducive to virus survival than softer surfaces such as fabrics.

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The coronavirus has been known to live on plastic and steel surfaces for up to three days, while it only survives on cardboard surfaces for about one day. The amount of the virus on the surface comes into play here, as you are more likely to become infected if there is a larger amount of the viral particles on your surfaces. Your daily cleaning can be beneficial for this reason, as keeping doorknobs, countertops, and toilets will help keep the amount of virus on those surfaces at bay. The best way, however, to ensure a thorough cleanse is to have your home professionally deep cleaned on a regular basis.

How to Best Protect Your Home from Germs

When you want to call in the cavalry to fight against these unseen forces that can harm you and your family, a professional cleaning service is the way to go. Deep cleaning is the most effective way to reduce the pathogens in your home, and, in these uncertain times, this service is more essential than ever. Reputable professional cleaners use the latest equipment and cleaning supplies to ensure the most thorough cleansing possible for your home. A combination of regular, scheduled appointments and a bit of maintenance touch-ups in between is the best way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and other infectious diseases.

If taking steps to ensure your family’s health and protection from the coronavirus, as well as other pathogens like the common cold, the flu, and stomach bugs is important to you, reach out to Professional Surface Restoration today at (419) 705-8693 to see how we can help.

3 Ways Professional Carpet Cleaning Protects Your Health

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Carpet Cleaning Protects Your HealthThe health of your family is vital. Many people go to great lengths to ensure their homes are safe. However, some forget about the dangers that may lie in your carpets. Carpets not only hide dirt and debris, but also bacteria that may be harmful to your family. It is important to get your carpets regularly cleaned by professionals for many reasons.

How Professional Carpet Cleaning Protects Your Health

Gets Rid of Dust Mites

Dust mite infestations are common in homes across the country. However, few people are aware of them because the mites are impossible to see or detect with the naked eye.

Though dust mites, themselves, do not exacerbate allergies, they sometimes leave behind parts of their body or excrement that are allergens. The debris they leave behind can fly into the air anytime people walk across the carpet. Because they are microscopic, people can inhale them without realizing and have an allergic reaction.

By having your carpet professionally cleaned, you will clear out all dust mites or debris that dust mites left behind, significantly improving any allergy problems in your family.

Gets Rid of Trapped Pollutants

Studies have shown that numerous pollutants can become trapped inside carpets. Some of the potential pollutants that could be in the fibers of your carpet include pet dander, lead, cockroach allergens, dirt, dust, and particle pollutants. Toxic gases in the air can attach to the particles and join them in your carpet. Both pollutants and gases can slowly release throughout your house each time someone walks on the carpet, vacuums, or does other everyday activities.

Professional carpet cleaners use special methods and formulas to completely rid your carpet of trapped pollutants and gases.

Prevents Mold

Dirty carpets are at a serious risk for mold, especially in areas of the country that are extremely humid. If a carpet becomes moist at any time, mold may begin growing if the carpet does not dry completely soon after. Carpets can easily become damp when people walk inside after being in the rain or from a wide variety of other circumstances. If not dealt with soon, mold smells bad and can lead to serious health problems for you and your family.

A professional carpet cleaner has the experience, skill, and tools to completely rid your carpet of any moisture, preventing mold from growing in the fibers. It is important to have them cleaned regularly so you can continue preventing any future mold from taking over your carpets.

Ready to Have Healthier Carpets (and Home)?

Professional Surface Restoration’s patented process cleans hard surfaces including but not limited to, tile and grout, wood floors, brick, block, concrete, and natural stone. Our unique process for hard surface cleaning is revolutionizing the way you restore and maintain all floors back to their natural beauty, including carpet!

Call us today at (419) 705-8693 to request a FREE demo.

Signs It’s Time for Tile and Grout Cleaning

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Tile and Grout CleaningYour tiled areas see their fair share of foot traffic and other forms of wear and tear. Whether it’s spilled food in the kitchen or dirty feet in the bathroom, tiled areas can quickly become soiled. However, since grout lines are often narrow and it can be difficult to notice discoloration. It’s a good idea to know some tips for deciding when it’s time to clean tile and grout.

Try a Test Cleaning

If you think your tile and grout are in need of a good scrubbing, start by cleaning a small test area. Over time, floor tiles will lose their luster and grout will darken thanks to repeated foot traffic and the accumulation of dirt, dust, and other debris. Choose a spot to clean and then compare the finished result to the surrounding area. If the difference is very notable, it’s time to clean the tiles and grout.

Professional Sealing

When you installed your tile and grout (or paid a professional to install them), you hopefully used a reliable sealing agent to protect the grout. If not, the grout will likely discolor and fall into disrepair before the surrounding tiles. It’s imperative to properly seal grout and tile to avoid water damage in and between your tiles and other surfaces.

DIY Tile & Grout Cleaning

Some grout and tile cleaning jobs can be done on your own. All you’ll need is a cleaning solution, a scrubbing brush, and patience. You’ll need to saturate the grout lines and work in small areas to fully lift all of the dirt and debris out of your grout lines. However, while you can certainly handle cleaning grout and tile on your own, you may find better results if you hire a professional.

Perks to Professional Cleaners

A professional cleaner will more than likely have better, more effective, cleaning supplies than you have stashed under the sink. Cleaning grout and tile is intense labor, so the expense of hiring a professional cleaner may be easy to justify considering the time and stress you’ll save yourself.

If you’re considering professional cleaning, take the time to research your options. Look for before and after photos of their past cleaning work and see what kind of quote they can provide for your grout and tile cleaning job.

Ultimately, cleaning grout and tile is a pain, but you can handle it on your own with a bit of elbow grease and patience. However, tough jobs certainly require a professional’s attention, and Professional Surface Restoration is ready to help.

Professional Surface Restoration specializes in hard surface cleaning. Why waste time on methods that don’t get your hard surfaces clean? Contact us for a free consultation today.

3 Ways Cleaning Tools Can Make All the Difference

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cleaning toolsCleaning equipment technology has come a long way in recent years. The right cleaning tools can make all the difference in the results. Here’s how Professional Surface Restoration uses the best cleaning tools for an incredibly deep level of clean.

The Best Cleaning Tools Penetrate to Remove Stains

When we clean, we start with a pre-treatment to loosen deep stains. Our high-tech TMT Surface Cleaner is designed for indoor hard surfaces such as tile and grout, natural stone, and granite. Upright models power through the toughest stains on floors and brick. Handheld edging tools clean fireplaces, back splashes, and the hardest-to-reach areas. We use high-pressure water and over 200 degrees of heat to restore hard surfaces to their natural beauty.

TMT Surface Cleaners Remove Grout Stains

Over time, all grout becomes stained. It’s made from cement that was poured into the joints between your tile. Concrete is porous, so it absorbs anything it touches. If the grout is in your kitchen, spills and food particles cause discoloration. In the bathroom, mildew grows on damp grout and tile. If your home has hard water, mineral deposits and soap scum might accumulate on grout.

You may have tried to scrub your discolored grout with smelly cleaning solutions and lots of elbow grease, only to find it still looked stained. It’s frustrating to put in all that work and not see results.

Professional Surface Restoration restores tile and grout to its original condition using TMT Surface Cleaners, and then we seal it to prevent future stains.

Our specialized cleaning equipment uses heat and high pressure to remove stains from grout and tile. First, we spray your floors with a tile-safe alkaline detergent. Then we scrub your entire floor with pressurized hot water. Last, we apply a sealer that protects your floors without changing their appearance.

Our Cleaners Safely Restore Stone

Granite, marble, travertine, and other types of natural stone can start to look worn over time. The textures and irregularities that make them so beautiful often catch dirt and debris. Commercial cleaning solutions can damage stone. Professional Surface Restoration uses TMT tools to make them look new again.

Our stone cleaning experts take the following steps to restore your stone to like-new condition. They:

  • Inspect your stone to identify problem areas and specific needs.
  • Consider foot traffic and level of discoloration present.
  • Protect furniture and wood trim around stone floors prior to cleaning.
  • Apply our advanced cleaning products and scrub by hand or with our high-tech tools.
  • Remove dirt and debris with hot-water extraction.
  • Use water and diamond abrasives to restore sheen.
  • Apply a high-gloss shine to remove light scratches and scuffs.

Professional Surface Restoration specializes in hard surface cleaning. Why waste time on methods that don’t get your hard surfaces clean? Contact us for a free consultation today.