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That Wicked Wicking after Carpet Cleaning

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Wicking is the phenomenon where water and cleaning solution moves upward from the base of the carpet, depositing soil on the top of the carpet fibers. This normally occurs while a carpet is drying after being cleaned, but may not show up for days afterwards.

Surely you have gotten your carpets cleaned sometime during your life where they looked great when the technician left but suddenly mysterious brown stains showed up on the carpet. Then you had ...

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Cleaning the Break Room and Kitchen in Your Workplace

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Maintaining a healthy environment is very important in running your company. We all know that restrooms need sanitizing, office spaces need to be kept as dust-free as possible and indoor air quality must be kept of high quality. However, not many take into consideration that break rooms also need diligent upkeep in order to keep employees safe and healthy.

Keeping track of the cleaning duties on a daily, weekly and monthly basis helps ensure your break room ...

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Green Cleaners and their Benefits

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As more and more people gain an understanding on how cleaning chemicals can harm humans and the environment, more folks are turning to green cleaning as a solution, both in their homes and businesses. Naturally, employers want their employees healthy and they hope to create a safe and clean environment for them to work in. Thousands of business owners are also becoming more aware of environmental issues and want to contribute to the health of our planet.

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Natural Cleaners to Use at Home

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Using natural cleaners at home is much better for your health and well-being. By avoiding chemicals in household cleaning products, you are avoiding fumes that can be harmful, dangers of accidental poisoning and irritants getting on skin or in your eyes. It is common sense, really. Using green cleaning products at home will protect you and your family and also our environment.

Here are some natural cleaners you can start using right now:

1. Vinegar
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Caring for Your Tile Floor

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The durability of tile floors is amazing, the life expectancy ranging from 75 to 100 years for a ceramic tile floor. A stone tile floor can last more than 100 years. You owe it to yourself to keep your tile floor looking its best so it is preserved in its original form and maintains its value.

Keeping a Tile Floor Clean

Care and maintenance for a tile floor is fairly simple but needs diligent proactive care. ...

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Five Ways to Increase Your Tenant Retention

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What does it take to keep your tenants happy and remaining where they are? It is sensible to incorporate some strategies to keep your tenants in your rented spaces, because if they leave, you will have all sorts of expenses in getting the office filled once again. Here are five ways to increase your tenant retention.

1. Give your new tenants an extra-special move-in experience

Any moving can be extremely stressful. When you have a new ...

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How to Strip a Floor

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When a floor’s finish begins to turn yellow and look dull, it is time to strip it. Taking off all of that old finish can have it looking as good as new in short order. If you have already tried to polish the surface and it hasn’t done any good, stripping and recoating your floor is the solution. You’ll need a good floor stripper to ensure the job is effectively and thoroughly done.

First of all, you ...

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Marble Floor Restoration

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Marble floors are a wonderful thing – glossy, sparkling in the light and elegant. However, when they get dull and scratched up, the whole atmosphere changes. The office or hallway doesn’t invite the customer into it, but often turns them away. Unfortunately, no matter how much you clean the floor, it won’t be restored to its original beauty. The only hope is to do a full restoration. This will get the marble floor back to where it should ...

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Cleaning Homes to Make the Sale

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When selling a home, an important factor is making the best impression possible for buyers. This will increase the chances that they will snap up the home with no hesitation. If the potential buyer sees many things wrong, he will often have to “think about it” or want to see other properties. One way to make a home more appealing is to have it cleaned within an inch of its life. A sparkling clean home will certainly make a good ...

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Why Trained Employees at a Janitorial Service is Important

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Why Trained Employees at a
Janitorial Service is Important

At Consolidated Facility we know how important it is for employees to be trained well in the latest technology for commercial cleaning. The staff of a cleaning service must know all the rules and regulations involved so they can be followed to a ‘T.’ Safety is a key issue in the workplace, and creating a safe environment means quality of cleaning services when hiring a ...

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