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Cleaning Up Your Office Renovation

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Cleaning Up Your Office Renovation

Office renovation has to happen at one time or another, particularly if you want your business to be a success, projecting that professional image and solidifying your brand. You may be expanding your space, taking down walls and joining spaces, putting up walls and creating private spaces, or simply giving your office a much needed move into the 21st century. On the other hand, you may be moving your company to a new location, one that needs to be brought up to your organization’s standards before you can settle into the space. Whichever is the case for you and your business, there is going to be a mess involved whether you hire someone to do the work or go the do-it-yourself (DIY) route, and that is where the team at Tidy Team Cleaning Services can help. Once the renovation is complete, it has to be clean and spotless and ready to receive your furnishings, equipment, employees, and clients. Here’s how to get the job done! What You Can Do If you are remodeling your current space, understand there will be a mess. The issue at hand is how can business go on in the midst of it? Knowing it will get messy and dirty, move out as much as you can – furniture, electronics, computers, pictures, etc. The items that must be left behind to run your business during the renovation will need to be covered when not in use to keep them as clean as possible. If you can, keep the working spaces wiped down each day, which will save time when the final cleaning occurs. When moving to a new space, this doesn’t apply unless you are moving in before the renovation happens. The Big Finish – Cleaning Up Your Office Renovation As the finishing touches are done on your remodel, prepare for the big clean up. This means contacting your local, professional trusted cleaning service or planning for a massive DIY cleaning project. Here’s what the project entails: Removing all the debris Cleaning air ducts, replacing filters Shop Vac walls, floors, ceilings, fixtures Wipe down walls, ceilings, windows, fixtures Remove dust from all furniture (upholstered furniture will need extra care) and lighting Clean handles, hinges, baseboards, wood, doors, with the appropriate cleaner Sweep and mop floors Clean carpets Check your air ducts and filters once more when all the cleaning is done. Given that you’ll need special equipment (cleaners, mops, shop vac, vacuums, dusters, brooms, etc.) you will likely find that hiring a professional cleaning service like Tidy Team is the most economical route, saving you both time and money. In this case, a professional cleaning service will get the job done expertly, so you can focus on getting your business back to 100 percent production following your renovation. Expert cleaners will ensure all of the above are completed, plus: Check walls, windows, and other surfaces for construction tape, painter’s tape, and adhesive residue, removing them effectively without damaging newly remodeled surfaces. Clean windows expertly, making them shine. Disinfect countertops, sinks, toilets, and all surfaces. With your trusted professional cleaners on the job, all you will need to do is get everything read for your grand re-opening and make a great new impression on your...

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How To Be Sure Your Cleaning Service Saves You Time As Well As Money

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

How To Be Sure Your Cleaning Service Saves You Time As Well As Money

Everyday you have to prioritize time and funds for your company. Everyday you are met with time shortages, looming deadlines, endless interruptions, ongoing meetings, infinite responsibilities, and the list goes on and on. To keep your company’s priorities in order and manage both time and money well, you have to rely on your vendors to provide dependable services in a timely manner. Each of the vendors you put your trust in should provide value and save you time allowing you to focus on your business goals and objectives. It’s true for every vendor you enter into contract with, especially your commercial cleaning service. Often business owners hesitate when hiring a commercial cleaning service believing the benefits cannot possibly outweigh the cost involved. The opposite is true, a professional cleaning service will save your company, no matter its size, a bundle of money and lots of time. Outsourcing this part of your business is a smart choice. A commercial cleaning service already has the equipment and supplies needed and know how to get the job done well in record time. On the other hand, if you chose to employ a full-time cleaning person, you’ll not only have to cover all the payroll expenses involved, but also have the added expense of purchasing equipment and supplies for your new employee to use. It’s easy to see how your cleaning service can save you money, but how can you be sure your cleaning service will also save you time? The truth is a professional cleaning company will save you time. They are the cleaning experts, responsible and responsive to your business’ cleaning needs. The relationship you have with them should be stress free, and you can get the most from your cleaning service in value and time saved by following these guidelines. Communicate Well When you have a cleaning problem, need to reevaluate how the cleaning services is getting the job done, or have a new task to add to the current cleaning contract, knowing who you should communicate with goes a long way. Letting your commercial cleaning service know your expectations can make all the difference in getting the job done the way you want it in a timely fashion. Understanding who to contact if there is an emergency and how quickly the cleaning company will respond are vital to success. It is also important that your cleaning service know who to contact in your business and how quickly to expect a response should an issue or question arise while they are on site at your company. Well defined communication is a necessity when partnering with your cleaning service. Contract Clarity When you sign your contract, you want to make sure all the tasks you require are specified clearly. But what happens if after a few weeks you realize you forgot something? If you are partnered with a reputable and responsive cleaning service, the new tasks need should be added to the contract and executed quickly. There shouldn’t be an issue with changing an order because you have already established an open and trusted communication line with your cleaning service. Regular Meetings You can also save time by scheduling regular meetings with your commercial cleaning service. Doing so keeps the lines of communication open and allows you to address any small...

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Medical Office Cleaning For Patient’s Sake

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Medical Office Cleaning For Patient’s Sake

In any medical facility, whether a private physician’s practice, an urgent care center, a health care clinic, a dental practice, or a hospital, the focus needs to be on the patients, their care and well-being. This applies not only to the medical care being provided, but also to the cleanliness of the facility. Thus, medical facility cleaning needs to take a patient-oriented stance and be cleaned  for patient’s sake! Cleanliness in a medical or healthcare facility helps to decrease the risks to health and safety and the spread of germs, but also is a means to keeping patients healthy and happy and coming back – positively effecting your medical facility’s bottom line and ultimately ensuring continued success. Where, then does one find these commercial cleaning gurus? Here’s how to not only find the medical cleaning experts, but how they help your medical practice in the long run. Put Patients First Always In your practice, be it a medical practice, a dental office, urgent care, or physical therapy, you always put your patients first, giving them the best in care. The same should be true in the cleanliness of your office. A clean office provides a warm welcome for your patients and lets them know you truly care. On top of that a clean office encourages them to return and gives you and your staff a new level of trust and credibility with them. A commercial cleaning service will not only see your office through fresh eyes and recommend cleaning services to keep your patients coming back; they’ll also see that your practice is always cleaned with your patients’ view in mind. A Cleaning Plan with Patients in Mind A patient-centric cleaning service will see that your cleaning contract includes all the necessary tasks to support your facility’s cleaning needs. They’ll even work with your staff to discuss any specialty cleaning required for your area of expertise including standard safety requirements, infectious waste disposal, cross contamination prevention, precautions for sharps, and protective equipment needed. Specialty Focus for Patients’ Sake Generally speaking, your commercial cleaning service will apply generic cleaning protocols to your office space. On top of that, they will tailor specialized cleaning practices designed for your practice area and the healthcare environment you provide to ensure infection control protocols are in place. If special procedures are needed in your area of expertise or specialized cleaning tools need to be provided, your medical cleaning service will address those areas to ensure that all areas of your office are cleaned with your patients in mind. This includes, not only examination rooms, but also waiting rooms where germs collect and multiply quickly if proper protocols are not in place. Your commercial cleaning service can also provide products and guidance to keeping areas like waiting rooms, reception desks, and nurses’ stations, clean and sanitized throughout the day when the service is not on site. Professional Medical Office Cleaning Services are the Ideal for Your Patients and Staff When you consider what is at stake when it comes to the cleanliness of your medical facility, whether a private physician’s practice, an urgent care center, a health care clinic, a dental practice, or even a hospital, professional medical cleaning services are the solution to keeping your practice clean for the sake of your patients. You...

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Keep Back to School Germs Away

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Keep Back to School Germs Away

Back to school time is here, and with that comes pesky back to school germs infecting families and invading homes. Colds and germs spread like wildfire among students, parents, teachers, and school personnel. In schools, germs can be anywhere, but water fountains, doorknobs, hand rails, soap dispensers, gym equipment, keyboards and other electronics, are among the hot spots for germ growth and transmission. So, how does you and your children keep back to school germs away? Back to School Germs Make You Sick Schools are dirty, no matter how well they are cleaned, with hundreds or even thousands of people making their way through the halls on a daily basis. You never know when your child may spend the day at school and arrive home in the afternoon with a fever, a cold, the flu, a stomach ache, conjunctivitis (pink eye), or even lice. Cleaning at school, though takes place every day is often superficial and unable to reach all the germ-filled spaces and surfaces in your children’s schools. Studies have shown that children in public school get sick more often than those at private schools and those who are homeschooled. In addition, other studies find those in childless homes are sick, on average, three to four weeks per year, while those with a single child at home are sick 18 weeks per year and with more than one child the average rises to 29 weeks annually. Most parents feel schools fail to properly clean and sanitize daily, allowing germs to multiply. And for schools the task looms large, with trash cleared away, floors vacuumed, and bathrooms cleaned daily, the custodial staff in most schools work hard. Staff and students rate bathrooms as the place at school with the most germs, followed by the classrooms, the school cafeteria, the gym, and the nurse’s office. The truth is germs infest virtually everywhere students and staff touch during the day including door knobs, stairway railings, water fountains, desks, the toilet and bathroom doors, as well as their own and their classmates school supplies. And though students know and are encouraged to wash their hands often, the school has to take on the responsibility of sanitizing these trouble spots every day. The CDC ( The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) statistics reveal more than 55 million students and seven million staff members in attendance daily in the U.S.’s more than 130,000 public schools. That figure alone explains how back to school germs can wreak havoc on learning through illnesses and the resulting absences. What Can Be Done? Though all the germs won’t likely be eradicated, there are several ways parents, students, and schools can reduce germ and improve those germ prone areas. The first is the encouragement of quality handwashing techniques for students, teachers, and staff. The second is ensuring the janitorial staff or company responsible for your children’s schools focuses their attention on trouble spots using the most up to date cleaning techniques. This may mean securing the services of a professional cleaning service like Tidy Team. At Tidy Team Cleaning Services, the professionals utilize state of the art procedures in cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing, to ensure germs are eradicated from the schools they serve. Tidy Team focuses on the germ trouble spots – bathrooms, cafeterias, and door handles –...

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The Risks in DIY(Do-it- Yourself) Cleaning at Your Business

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

The Risks in DIY(Do-it- Yourself) Cleaning at Your Business

Many business owners feel the money saved with DIY(Do-it- Yourself)cleaning is worth the effort, but in reality, there are significant risks and added liability with the practice. And the truth is, cleaning is a necessity in each and every business. Let’s explore the risks to DIY cleaning at your business and discover the simple solution to keeping your company clean. The Risk The most common injuries suffered by those in the professional cleaning industry are slip and fall injuries. These injuries often come as a result of workers cleaning on wet surfaces, moving heavy furniture to clean, and climbing on ladders to reach out of the ways spots which need cleaning. On top of that, those in the cleaning field often suffer back injuries, a result of continual twisting and bending to get the job done. Research shows that cleaning service professionals are injured twice as frequently as all other workers. As a business owner, when you perform these tasks or assign them to your employers, you are putting yourself, your business, and your team at risk. And on top of that fact, you are taking a valuable employee away from the important function you hired him or her to perform in your business. Time spent cleaning means time lost in doing their primary function to make your business a success. Additionally, you gain liability for those employees as well as potential customers and guests of your business. If one of your employees is assigned cleaning duties like washing windows or mopping floors and they are injured in the process, your workers’ compensation insurance will need to cover their injuries. In most cases, you’ll end up with a costly workers compensation claim along with an increase in your premium. In addition, the injured employee will cease to be productive in their primary capacity, and your team’s overall productivity and morale will hit rock bottom. The Solution You could hire a full-time custodian, but keep in mind that hire will cost you considerably more than just an additional salary and benefits. You’ll face added costs for worker’s compensation insurance, as well as the costs of all the tools, cleaning supplies, and equipment required to do the job well. Plus, your business will need additional space to store the cleaning supplies and equipment. There is a better solution. You and your business could partner with a trustworthy professional cleaning service whose team will deliver all the equipment and supplies to get your commercial space cleaned right in a timely manner. A commercial cleaning service like Tidy Team Cleaning Services will also ensure the proper safety measures are taken and safety signage is always in place, and, in case of an injury, their liability coverage is in force to cover the costs. And another fact you may not have considered is OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) compliance. OSHA requires every business to ensure a clean, sanitary, and serviceable location. This means as the business owner, you must develop and maintain a schedule for cleaning, service, and supply. Depending on your industry, proper handling of all materials, including cleaning chemicals is required. To ensure compliance, OSHA inspectors come on site and inspect your business. With a professional cleaning service partnership, your business will be OSHA compliant, with service employees will be equipped...

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Professional Cleaning and Customer Service

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Professional Cleaning and Customer Service

You may have never thought of it, but cleaning is crucial for delivering exceptional customer service. Not only does it maintain a safe and healthy environment for your customers but also for your employees. Whether your business is retail, medical, legal, or industrial, customer service is a vital part of the package you provide for your customers. If you aren’t offering up a clean environment when they visit your company, you are falling short on delivering the exceptional customer experience you hope to provide. A dirty, dusty space can make give your customers a poor first impression, which may lead your company to lose business. By keeping a clean, welcoming environment, customers will not only get a great first impression, but will likely tell others how much you care and help you grow your business by word of mouth. Simple and Effective If you choose do-it-yourself cleaning, remember to keep the process simple and effective for you and your employees. You’ll want to choose effective, high quality multipurpose products which can get the job done well. Buying your chosen products in large, bulk sizes will save you money and allow you to get more done in less time. This is particularly important if your employees are helping you get the cleaning done – after all you don’t want cleaning to take them away for too long from the job you hired them to do. If you choose to hire a professional cleaning service, you’ll save both time and money, while keeping your employees focused on the tasks you hired them to do for your company. A commercial cleaning service will know just what product to use for your most grimy cleaning task and get the job done efficiently and to your satisfaction. Most professional cleaning services would agree with the latest survey which showed multipurpose products get the job done right the first time. Keeping Your Company Space Clean Whether you are going the DIY route or hiring a commercial cleaning service, you will want to ensure the job is done right after all it is your business on the line. First and foremost, you want a welcoming entrance. This means windows should be spotless, the entry way should be swept, vacuumed, or mopped clean on a regular basis, and any entryway rugs should be clean and well-kept. Your entrance makes the first impression as customers visit your business, which means dirt, clutter, and an unkempt appearance will send the wrong message, turning some customers away before they get in the front door. Your windows should be kept clean – free from dirt, grime, streaks, and handprints. This also applies to handrails, doorknobs, countertops, desks, and any area that customers come in contact with frequently. While this may mean that even if you have a commercial cleaning service your employees may need to do a little cleanup throughout the day, it keeps your company continually making a good first impression. This can also mean picking up and putting packages and other items away to avoid the appearance of clutter and disorganization. A Little Employee Input Even when you have a professional cleaning team, your employees will need to help keep your office or work environment clean and tidy. Wiping away obvious window streaks, fingerprints, and dust on desks, and...

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Look Again, Places Your Business Forgot to Clean

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Look Again, Places Your Business Forgot to Clean

The office has just been cleaned, windows washed, dusting complete, vacuuming done, and the inevitable happens – someone moves something, and an area of dust or grime appears out of nowhere! And then you and your employees realize there are areas in the workplace that were forgotten during the latest cleaning. The bad part is, while you and your employees may not have noticed because you are there every day, the odds are that your visiting colleagues and your customers noticed and may have walked away with a bad impression. To avoid making a poor impression on colleagues and potential customers, the team at Tidy Team Cleaning Services compiled this list to help you remember those forgotten areas that need to be cleaned. Forgotten Areas Cleaning Checklist Ceiling – No matter the style of your ceiling, dust, cobwebs, and more can gather there. So, start at the ceiling and work your way down. Ceiling Fan Blades – Dust and other grime in the air attach to ceiling fan blades, even when the fan is constantly in operation. Cleaning it regularly will help avoid recirculating dust and allergens around the office. Light Fixtures – While you are up there, a quick glance will reveal dust, grime, and even dead bugs in and around your ceiling lights. Keeping them clean will make your office brighter and lighter. Don’t forget to clean light fixtures on walls and desks too. Vents – Whether in the ceiling or along the walls, vents are notorious for capturing dust, allergens, and other polluting particles. Clean or change them out regularly to keep your workspace air fresh. Walls – This one might surprise you – after all how can dust and more stick to vertical walls? The truth is it can and does, and wallpapered walls or textured walls are the word for collecting dust and allergens, which means they need regular cleaning too. Picture Frames and Switch Plates – Worse than the walls on which they are hung, picture frames and switch plates gather dust along the tops and film and finger prints along the fronts. Dust and clean these decorative items often. Door Knobs – Door knobs are the germ spreaders in your workspace – the most touched item in your business. Keeping them clean and sanitized will keep germs away. Upholstered Furniture and Office Chairs – A quick glance at your upholstered furnishings will likely reveal stains and grime – nothing, of course, that a good steam cleaning can’t take care of easily. Office chairs, if upholstered, could benefit from steam cleaning as well, but don’t forget to dust and clean the chairs base and castors as well. Printers, Copiers, and other Electronics – Always attracting dust and other free-floating particles, the area around printers, copiers, and more is often overlooked. Dust and clean not only the tops, but behind and underneath these well-used items. Plants – Live plants in the office help keep the air fresh but remember to wipe them regularly of the dust and allergens they are collecting and clear away dead leaves as well. Artificial plants only look good when they are clean and attractive, if you’re not keeping them clean –  better to toss them out! Baseboards – All the dust from above settles on your baseboards, where it...

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A Clean Office Can Boost Productivity

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

A Clean Office Can Boost Productivity

As the business owner or entrepreneur, running your company effectively and successfully means not only handling the day to day aspects of your business, but also the maintenance of your office space, building, retail space, or warehouse. And, these aren’t one time considerations, but day to day concerns that must be addressed on an ongoing basis to keep your business going well into the future. With that in mind, you know that you need to do everything in your power to make your business successful from offering the best products and services to keeping your employees productive, happy, and focused. It may surprise to know that a key way to boost employees’ productivity is through a clean work environment. That means keeping your office neat, tidy, and clean, as well as keeping up larger cleaning projects like floors, carpets, windows, etc. cleaned regularly and looking fresh. If you aren’t keeping your business spaces clean, your team’s productivity is probably suffering. And if you doubt the truth of this claim, read on. Commercial Cleaning Improves Air Quality and Reduces Allergies Using a commercial cleaning services consistently on a regular basis means you are reducing the allergens which affect the air quality of your work space. Carpeted areas are the most notorious for capturing allergens, but so are area rugs, drapes, and curtains, and all of this contributes to poor air quality and allergy flare-ups. Allergies can cause employees to head to the doctor instead of to work, with headaches, itchy and watery eyes, runny noses, scratchy throats, hives, and even trouble breaking. Considering that more than 16 million doctor’s visits annually are the result of allergies, its not hard to believe that employees are missing a lot of time a work, thus decreasing productivity. Keeping your work environment clean, including carpets, means improved air quality, reduced allergens, and greater productivity. Commercial Cleaning Keeps Germs Away Not only does keeping your work space clean, keep allergens under control, it also reduces the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses among your employees. Did you know that 200,000 bacteria live in a single square inch of carpet? Or that more than 7,500 bacteria can live on an office keyboard? Or that viruses (like the flu) can thrive on unclean surfaces (like keyboards) for up to 24 hours? These statistics feed into the real shocker, which is employees, on average, miss nine days of work annually for sickness.  And this leads back to the fact that keeping your carpets, your offices, and your work environment clean will reduce the spread of germs – including those pesky bacteria and viruses – which spread so quickly in your office and lead to sick employees, and loss of productivity and dollars. Keeping your space clean means employees stay healthy, focused, and productive. Commercial Cleaning Enhances Employee Morale In many cases, your employees can spend more time at work than anywhere else. Knowing this makes the environment in which you provide instrumental to not only their health, but their happiness as well. Dirt, grime, clutter, and even smell can affect motivation and morale, causing stress and frustration. Keeping your employees comfortable, motivated, and happy starts with a clean, orderly, and fresh smelling work environment. What comes next are employees who don’ mind staying late to help each other...

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It’s all about the Details – Move In/ Move Out Cleaning

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

It’s all about the Details – Move In/ Move Out Cleaning

As you prepare to move in or out of your current commercial property, cleaning is an important item on your to do list. If you’re moving into a new space, you obviously want it to be clean when you arrive, ready to move your furniture, equipment, and staff. You certainly don’t want to face a delay on move in day because the property isn’t properly cleaned and ready for you. Of course, if you are moving out, cleaning is also important. In many cases, how well-kept (cleaned and maintained) you leave the property can mean money savings for you in the way of your security deposit. Commercial cleaning services are the ideal solution to either problem. As a landlord or tenant, a commercial cleaning service can assure you that every cleaning detail is attended for move in or move out cleaning. Whether you are a tenant moving in or vacating the property, or the property inspector prepping for a new tenant, here is what you to expect when you hire a commercial cleaning services for move in/move out cleaning. Ceiling Fan, Lights, and Vents A quality commercial cleaning services will start at the top and work their way down to ensure the highest level of clean. Starting with the light fixtures, your service should clean light fixtures with proper cleaner, leaving streak free and dust free lighting. Next fan blades and lights will be cleaned appropriately. Finally, air vents and ventilators will be cleaned, including bathrooms, breakrooms, and kitchens, and filters will be replaced as needed. Ceilings and Walls Though ceilings don’t suffer as much as walls, a leak can still cause soiling. Your professional cleaning service will clean smudges and soiling on ceilings and walls, to deliver the best clean possible. Special attention is given to areas around switches, corners, sinks, baseboards and other places where people often touch or lean. Windows, Screens, Blinds, and Drapes If your property has blinds, they will be removed and cleaned appropriately. While they are down, your windows, sills, and tracts will be cleaned inside and out. Once your windows are clean and streak free, your freshly cleaned blinds will be reinstalled.  In addition, your cleaning service will vacuum, and wipe clean your blinds, using the proper cleaner. If your blinds are old, yellowed, or damaged, they may need to be removed or replaced. Your drapes will also be vacuumed so they are free from dust. Kitchens, Breakrooms, and Bathrooms If your new commercial property has a full kitchen or a well-equipped breakroom for employee use, your commercial cleaning service will thoroughly clean the refrigerator – shelves, drawers, exterior, and gaskets – along with the stove, oven, and microwave, using the cleaner appropriate to each appliance. Next, cabinets, including shelves, doors, drawers will be cleaned inside and out. Your commercial cleaning services will also clean the flooring, including the area beneath the large appliances. In the bathrooms, toilets and sinks will be clean, including any soap scum or mildew that may be lurking in tile grout. Like the kitchen, bathroom cabinets will be thoroughly cleaned as will the bathroom flooring. If you have tile floors in both the kitchen and bathroom, pressure washing can be performed if needed to ensure the highest level of clean. Flooring and Carpets Your commercial cleaning service...

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Tile and Grout Cleaning Explained

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Tile and Grout Cleaning Explained

Commercial Cleaning Services always work in ways convenient to you, so as not disrupt the business of your business. Professional commercial cleaners are expertly trained to clean your hard surfaces floors and walls quickly and efficiently cleaning your tile and grout. Professional cleaning keeps your tile looking great but also extends the surfaces life, saving you money. At the same time, clean surroundings work to welcome guests (potential clients and customers) to your business, make a great first impression, and even provide a safer, cleaner environment for your employees. Pre-Cleaning Instructions for Tile and Grout Before your cleaning service arrives, unless you’ve made special arrangements with them, there are several things you’ll need to do to get ready for your tile and grout cleaning. Step 1, you’ll need to remove all the furniture from the tiled floor, using felt pads or other methods that won’t damage your tile. Next, remove any fragile breakables from countertops, built-ins, or bookshelves in the space being cleaned. You will also need to remove rugs, mats, plants, trash cans, or any other items on the floor surface. Finally, sweep or vacuum the floors if that is not included in your cleaning contract. What to Expect on Tile and Grout Cleaning Day Your professional cleaning service will begin with a preliminary inspection of all the tiled areas to be cleaned. They will identify and note damaged tile or grout, as well as identify areas that are heavily soiled from high traffic, so those areas can get the special attention needed. This inspection will allow the cleaning service to determine the best cleaning method for your tile and grout. They should then explain the plan of execution as well as answer any questions or concerns you have. Next, the cleaning team will pre-treat spots, stains, and heavily soiled areas with a state of the art cleaning solution. The commercial cleaners use high pressure truck mounted cleaning and extraction equipment, along with cleaning agents and tools to remove dirt, ground-in stains, and discoloration from the tile and grout of your flooring, cleaning even dirt and grim deep in the grout.  Once the cleaning is complete, this cleaning method delivers a clean water rinse followed by the extraction of excess water. During the cleaning process, great care is taken to protect adjoining walls, baseboards, and corners. Once cleaning is complete, all tiled areas are dried thoroughly. Finally, if you have requested it, the cleaning team will seal all grout lines, with a clear seal application designed to promote even color, preserve cleanliness, waterproof the flooring, and prevent damage. Following your cleaning, the team should verify your satisfaction with your tile and grout cleaning. Post-Cleaning Instructions for Tile and Grout Your will need to refrain from walking on the freshly cleaned tile and grout for a minimum of 30 minutes. If you have added the sealant to your tile and grout cleaning project, you will need to allow the sealant to cure for 24 hours. This means no liquid should get on the tile surface. After 24 hours, you can return the furniture and rugs to your floors. Tile and Grout Cleaning Time The time needed to complete your tile and grout cleaning will vary depending on the amount of soil on the tile and in the grout, the...

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