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Tile and Grout Cleaning

Tile is a beautiful addition to any home and grouting your tile with matching or contrasting colors is a great way to add design and creativity to any tile floor or wall. But unless tile and grout are properly cleaned they can become filthy and the lovely colors can be diminished in appearance. Also dirty grout can become a health hazard and breeding ground for bacteria. If you are concerned about having a professional clean your tile and grout, here are a few things to consider about the costs:

Carpet and Allergies/Asthma

By R. Doyle Bloss | cleanfax.com

Several years ago, there was considerable controversy regarding the idea that carpet might be the culprit behind the increase in allergies and, more specifically, asthma attacks among young children.

How to Keep Carpet Clean in a Pet-Friendly Home

Newly installed carpet looks beautiful and can give any home a fresh look, but it doesn’t come cheaply. If your household is pet friendly, protecting your new investment is paramount.

Five Winter Clean-Up Tips

(Taken from CleanFax.com)

1. Salting and Cleaning Up Salt Residue

Sweep away excess snow and ice before putting down salt. Less salt you use, less salt gets through entrance doors. Salt can scratch floor finishes and cause corrosion.

For those of you with natural stone floors or considering them

For those of you with natural stone floors or considering them, the following, taken from the article, “The Stone Factory”, by Scott Warrington, is useful information regarding different types of stone floors.

The rock cycle

Stone is a recycled product. Ever so slowly, over long periods of time, stone changes from one type to another.

The rock cycle shows the relationship between different types of stone.

Igneous stone is transported by water, erosion and other natural forces. With time, weathering breaks it down into sedimentary stone. Heat and pressure change sedimentary rock into metamorphic stone.

Movement of the earth’s crust brings metamorphic stone deeper into the earth where it can be heated to the melting point. With further movement of the earth, this heated magma cools to form igneous rock.