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How To Clean Dirty Grout

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21st December

Ceramic tiles are a great feature to your home. They add value and look great, but the inevitable is sure to happen, and that’s when the grout turns brown or black. That discoloring is caused by dirt and mold built up over time, and it can be a pain to restore the grout back to its natural color.

Lets face it, no one enjoys getting on their hands and knees with a tooth brush to clean grout. But in order to maintain a presentable kitchen, bathroom, office, etc.  certain measures are to be taken.

Walk into any home improvement store and all the supplies you need can be found within 1-4 aisles. There are products that are more expensive than others but when it comes down to it, they all pack the same results. Below are a few methods to clean grout, give some a … Read More »



The Importance of Having Clean Gutters

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13th November

Let’s start this article off with a question. What is the most valuable possession you own? Most people may say their HDTV, laptop, iPad… etc.  But lets think bigger…. and say… your home.

Our homes are more than just four walls and a roof. It protects us from the harsh realities that Mother Nature throws at us on a giving day whether it be the sun, rain, snow, or winds. It is always in our best interests to maintain our houses so we do not fall victim to what our neighbors in NYC experienced during hurricane Sandy.

Gutters are our first line of defense when it comes to preserving the structure of our roof and foundation, which makes gutter cleaning a tasks that we tend to overlook, and the consequences of leaving this task undone can lead to detrimental problems with your house or property.

A gutter’s purpose is to collect rain water and direct … Read More »



How to Prevent the Spread of the Flu

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10th October

This article follows the recommendations given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For additional information, visit their website at CDC.gov.

We are coming to that time of year again, you know that time where we hear how important it is to prepare ourselves for the common flu. What is always suggested and highly recommended is to make sure you are current with your flu shots and vaccinations. But there are always other precautions you can do throughout the day to prevent yourself from falling ill.

Cleaning and Disinfecting around your home or office is one of your best defenses to prevent the spread of germs that may contain the flu virus. Here are some guidelines to prevent the spread of influenza (flu):

1)      Know the difference between cleaning and disinfecting:

Cleaning Removes Germs, you are simply wiping germs off the … Read More »



How to clean everyday stains

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20th November

Rust
Rust is iron-oxide which is alkaline. To fight alkaline substances such as rust or everyday dirt, apply an acidic substance such as vinegar or pure lemon juice. The acid will interact with the iron oxide and the small alkaline particles separate from the carpet fibers or fabric.
Stain: Rust – Solution: Lemon Juice or Vinegar

Ink
Ink Pigment is comprised of carbon. Ethyl Alcohol contains a 1 (hydrophilic) molecule that craves water and another that craves organic material. To remove carbon particles, carbon molecules need to bind with a surfactant such as ethyl alcohol. The alcohol will bind itself to both water and the organic material or in this case, INK. Once bound, it will all wash away from the carpet or fabric all at once.
Stain: Ink – Solution: Rubbing alcohol

Red Wine
Red wine lovers love those tannins. Well those Tannins love carbon dioxide. … Read More »