In this video Founder and President of Clean ‘n Dry LLC, Matthew Richerzhagen, shares the second of their 6 core values that the company has leveraged to become the Premiere Provider of Cleaning Services in the Valley by Providing the Most Outstanding Service Experience Possible. The second value is Right Relationships. Each team member at Clean ‘n Dry believes that it’s important to treat everyone we come in contact the way we would like to be treated (the Golden Rule.) Give and it shall be given unto you, pressed down shaken together (Luke 6:38.)
Over 40 million homes count pets among their occupants, which means there are many people cleaning up after their animals. Pet accidents, vomit, and everyday occurrences like hairballs and shed fur make things challenging for pet owners. If you can relate to this, follow these tips when cleaning your home and things will be much simpler and more harmonious.
Potty training is one of the best things pet owners can do to make their lives easier. It should take place within the first 90 days and if successful, should prevent indoor accidents. If small pets must be left alone for long periods, a potty training pad is recommended. If an accident does occur on a floor or carpet, it should be immediately cleaned up using the proper cleaning solution. Carpet cleaning is most effective when an enzyme cleaner is used.
Dogs and cats tend to shed, keeping their owners busy with sweeping and vacuuming. Hard floors should be swept or vacuumed daily and mopped as needed. Vacuuming frequency depends on number of pets. The recommendation is once per week for each large pet or human. Therefore, carpets in a three-person, one-dog household should be vacuumed every other day. A deep carpet cleaning should be performed when carpets appear dingy or vacuuming does not remove debris.
Some pets, especially cats, find a piece of furniture and call it home. To avoid having to vacuum this item every day, place a towel or blanket over it. This protects the upholstery and keeps the pet cozy. Remove this covering weekly, wash it, and replace it. If pets sleep on the bed at night, keep the bedroom door closed during the day or put a cover over the bedding and wash it weekly.
Use pet-friendly cleaning products when dusting, wiping, and mopping surfaces. Otherwise, pets may lick or breathe the substance and become ill. If you must use cleaning products that contain bleach, prevent pets from accessing the area during cleaning and wipe the surfaces with water after applying the bleach cleaner.
Keep an old towel or rag by the door pets use for outside access. Wipe paws before permitting the animal to reenter the home. During winter, wipe paws with water to remove salt from them. Purchase a low-profile mat for both inside and outside this door. When pets walk over it, loose dirt will be removed from their paws and deposited on the mat.
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In the video Founder and President of Clean ‘n Dry LLC, Matthew Richerzhagen, shares the first of their 6 core values that the company has leveraged to become the Premiere Provider of Cleaning Services in the Valley by Providing the Most Outstanding Service Experience Possible. The first value is Positive Attitude. Each team member at Clean ‘n Dry believes that it’s better to face life with positive energy and enthusiasm. Ten percent of life is what happens to you and the other 90% is how you respond.
Caring for Commercial Carpets
Carpet makes any area a welcoming spot and with so many styles, colors, and patterns available, it can also enhance the ambiance of an environment by complementing the décor. Carpeting an area helps to deaden sound and if cared for properly, it can help improve the quality of indoor air. Caring for carpets is one of the things that commercial cleaning services do best and they are now revealing their secrets.
Hard floors enable dust, dirt, and other indoor particulates to easily redistribute themselves to the indoor air. Carpeting traps contaminants so they do not become airborne, filtering the indoor air. To perform this task most effectively, carpet cannot be overloaded with dirt and debris. This makes regular vacuuming and periodic hot water extraction a must. When it is regularly subject to this preventative maintenance, carpet will last longer, saving the building owner money.
Matting at the entrance to the building and carpeting in high traffic areas should be vacuumed daily. Less-traveled carpeting should be vacuumed two or three times each week. Removal of dry particulates from carpets through regular vacuuming makes intensive cleaning a less frequent occurrence. Cleaning professionals use ergonomically designed vacuums that are comfortable and clean all types of carpet fibers thoroughly.
However, even the most comprehensive regular vacuuming regimen cannot remove every bit of soil. Ground-in debris and greasy substances can cling to carpet fibers and a vacuum may not be able to remove them. Professionals use customized techniques and special equipment to remove these particulates. A dry cleaning process called encapsulation is easy and inexpensive way to remove soil in between deep cleanings.
Spots can easily develop on commercial carpets so professionals have box extractors, chemical solutions, and microfiber cloths on hand to perform carpet spotting to remove these. Hot water extraction is the ultimate in carpet cleaning and should be performed at least once a year. This process restores carpet fibers to an unsoiled condition so they can filter indoor air most effectively. Portable extraction machines are very expensive so many businesses find it more cost-effective to contract deep cleanings for carpeting.
When carpets are professionally deep cleaned, all the cleaning solutions and water are removed. This prevents rapid resoiling, soil wicking, fiber damage, off-gassing, and odor issues. It also increases their ability to improve indoor air quality, and they remain this way for a longer time, extending their life.
Source: BusyBee Cleaning Service
Last Saturday when the weather was so nice, we drove our trucks out and washed our shop floor. Over the winter things get pretty nasty around here with all the road grime and snow. We washed the floor and squeegeed it out the door. It reminds me of a quote from John Wooden, Don’t let what you can’t do, keep you from doing what you can. It was a nice day, it needed done, we took care of it. What do you need to accomplish today?