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Doctor Clean’s Easy Floor Maintenance Plan

Being the owner or manager of a business gives you the responsibility of protecting your company’s reputation by maintaining an immaculate environment. In doing so, you also protect the business assets by extending the life of the property. This is why hiring a commercial cleaning company is important to your Tucson area business.

Commercial Cleaning Tucson: Tile, Stone & Grout

Being the owner or manager of a business gives you the responsibility of protecting your company’s reputation by maintaining an immaculate environment. In doing so, you also protect the business assets by extending the life of the property. This is why hiring a commercial cleaning company is important to your Tucson area business.

Wood Floor Cleaning: Professional Cleaning Perfects.

I think any home owner with wood floors can agree, cleaning them can be quite a chore! There are lots of products out there that promise the greatest results, as well as conditioning, for a longer life span. However, other than word of mouth from another who has used it, we often can’t be sure of these products ourselves.

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional to Clean Wood Floors

When hiring professionals to keep your home spic-and-span, don’t overlook the importance of keeping your wood floors clean on a routine basis. Wood floors- when properly cleaned and maintained-add a great deal of warmth and beauty to any home. Here are five reasons to hire a professional floor cleaning company to tackle the task of cleaning your wood floors on a regular basis:

Five Ways Routine Cleaning Improves Your Tile & Stone

Professionally cleaning stone and tile throughout your home can look nice, but also can extend the life of your floors and tiling in the long run. Routine floor and tile cleaning can keep wear-and-tear, staining, and further damage from tuning into bigger issues. Here are five ways regular, professional stone and tile cleaning can extend the life of your stone floors and tiling.

Save Time and Money Replacing a Tile or Stone Floor.

If you look at your tile or stone floor after a few years, you’ve probably noticed some wear. Dirt settles into the grout, and that bleach pen someone used to cover it up just won’t cut it anymore. The sealant on your tile wears down, leaving it exposed to stains, damage, and odors. But if you think the only solution is replacing your once-beautiful flooring, think again! Save hundreds of dollars and days of renovations with a professional tile and stone cleaning service.

Keeping Travertine Tile Clean

Travertine tile is an incredibly popular tile choice for many homeowners, both because of its durability and its gorgeous color and texture features. This tile can be applied to almost any room in your house, commonly found in flooring, kitchen countertops, showers, and even backsplashes. No matter where your travertine tile is installed, keeping it clean is always a high priority. While this tile is loved for its simple natural looks, the same features that give it its characteristic “look” give it a propensity for collecting dirt and grime. Here we’ll talk about the features of travertine tile and how you can keep it clean.

Helpful Tips for Keeping Your Tile Clean

You love your new tile floor. It looks so bright and pristine. Unfortunately, it does not take long for your kids to run all over it and leave footprints and drop food all over its surface. Between playing kids and dirty paw prints, finding ways to keep your tile clean is a never ending challenge. With this in mind, we would like to provide you with some tips for keeping your tile clean and help eliminate some of the stress that comes with your daily housework. We hope you find this post helpful and informative!

The Benefits of Granite & Quartz Countertops

When it comes to designing a kitchen, stone counter tops are among the first thoughts for stylish touches. The long-lasting loveliness of stone has made it a top choice in counters for quite a while now. The big question today is: Will you choose granite or quartz for your kitchen counters? Both are beautiful, and you will do well with either of them.

Porcelain Tile, Stone, and Grout Cleaning

When I say the word “porcelain” what is the first thing that pops into your mind? For most it is something like this – a memory of their grandmother’s fine antique porcelain dishes or a delicate figure sitting out of harm’s way on a protected shelf. While it is true that porcelain is used to make beautiful, yet highly fragile items I can attest it is no weakling! Porcelain tiles are among the toughest for durability.

Got Kids? Keeping Your Tile/Stone Floors Clean is a Must!

Whether you have an infant who is almost ready to crawl or a toddler who puts everything in her mouth, keeping the floors clean when you have young children is extremely important. You may think you have an advantage if your floors are tile or stone, but there are important considerations for how to clean these surfaces when you have a little one around.

Four Ways Professional Cleaning can Help Sell Your Home

Tiling and stone work are a popular option these days, but keeping tiles, stone, and grout clean can be a challenge. If your home is older, it is important to give your entire home a deep clean before selling. Professional tile and stone cleaning might be the most cost-effective solution to getting your home ready to sell. If you don’t have the budget to replace tiling in your kitchen or bathroom, you might be able to get these areas of your home looking new again by bringing in professional cleaners. Here are four ways newly cleaned stone and tile throughout your home can make this ready to sell without costly renovations.

Keeping Your Kitchen Backsplash Grease-Free

When is the last time you thoroughly cleaned your kitchen’s tile or stone backsplash? If you’re like many people, you disinfected your kitchen counters in the last day and swept or mopped the floor in the last week. But it’s easy to neglect the tile or stone backsplash behind your sink or stove.

Like the surface of your stove, your backsplash gets greasy when you cook. But unlike your stovetop, where food spills and grease are easy to see and wipe up, the backsplash is often overlooked.

Cleaning Slate Tile, Stone and Grout In Your House

Slate flooring is one of the most desired types of stone flooring in homes and businesses today. Slate is known for its many good qualities, not the least of which is its durability. When used as flooring it is most effective for high traffic areas or areas with a significant amount of moisture.

Healthy Professional Bathroom Tile & Stone Cleaning

It is a great feeling to have a fragrant, clean bathroom with sparkling mirrors and spotless tiles. After hours of scrubbing and wiping away the built up dirt and grime that accumulates all too quickly in a busy household, you feel satisfied to pull off your rubber gloves and store them under the sink until next time. As you stand back to admire your efforts, you would never stop to consider that your bathroom is not really clean at all.

Travertine Tile & Stone Cleaning (including grout)

Over the years I have cleaned hundreds of homes in the southwest where tile is frequently used to create rare works of art on a floor. Nevertheless, I am always astonished by the exceptional beauty of natural travertine stone floors.

Which Grout Sealer Is the Best?

Have you searched high and low for the best sealer for your tiles, stones, pavers, concrete or grout? There are many grout sealers on the market today, and it can be confusing to distinguish between the good and great products. The main problem is that we don’t have any standards or objectives that we could use as a metric to compare sealers. The only thing we as consumers can do is test out the products. At Dr. Clean Home Care, we’ve done the hard part for you, and we only offer the highest quality grout sealer on the market to our customers.

Why You Need a Professional For Pet Urine Odors

You may think the suggestion to have the pet odors in your home professionally treated as overkill. Many homeowners feel that with a good amount of disinfectant and some elbow grease, they can handle the clean up on their own.

Most of them are wrong. Over the years, I have cleaned hundreds of homes and during that time I have learned a few things. One of those things has been that though they mean well, most homeowners’ efforts are ineffective, especially when discussing the elimination of pet odors, urine smells in particular.

Types of Tile and Cleaning

Many options exist for floors today. Instead of using hardwood or carpet, many choose tile for flooring. Tile flooring has several benefits. It comes in a variety of colors and textures based on preference. Tile cleaning and maintenance of these floors is easy when finished. However, many wonder about the differences in tile. What type of tile works best in which room?

The Health Benefits Of Keeping Your Home Tile Clean

Homes should promote the resident’s health. People spend a lot of time in them, and they naturally are effected by their surroundings. Picking tile as a design element is a good first step in promoting your health in general. They don’t have any fibers to catch pet dander and they don’t hide any substances beneath their surfaces. Their best feature for your health, though, is that they are easy to clean. Keeping your tiles clean can ensure that your home promotes your health in a number of ways.

7 Steps For Clean Tile and Grout

Ceramic and porcelain tile is a versatile option available to home owners due to its wide range of colors, sizes, patterns and uses. It is a sturdy covering for floors, walls and back splashes, impervious to water. There is a drawback; although tile is easy to maintain, the grout between the tiles is highly susceptible to dirt and stains.

Why Is My Grout Always Dirty?

Whether it’s a kitchen backsplash or tiled bathroom floor, grout is the essential filler for tiled spaces throughout the home. If you have tiled surfaces you probably notice that, while it may be simple to clean the tile, it is often difficult or even impossible to thoroughly clean the grout. Here we’ll talk a little bit about what grout is and try to answer the question “Why is my grout always dirty?”

4 Reasons to Have Your Home’s Tile and Grout Cleaned Regularly

When taking care of your home and scheduling routine maintenance, it’s way too easy to overlook the importance of having your tile and grout professionally cleaned. Unfortunately, if you skip regular tile and grout cleanings, your floors will suffer in quality and appearance, your home will look less clean than you’d like, and you may end up having to pay for costly tile repairs sooner than later. Here are four of the best reasons to have your home’s tile and grout cleaned on a regular basis:

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