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Keep Your Tile Looking New

Ceramic tile is a beautiful, practical, and durable floor covering. Many have chosen this floor covering for the style and its low maintenance. If care is given to this flooring, it will reward you and your home for many years. Ceramic tile is impervious to most soil and spills, but the grout between the tiles […]

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Commonly Asked Tile and Grout Questions

Grout for ceramic tile is a cement-based bonding material used for filling joints between tiles. The space left between tiles is called a grout joint. Grout joints need to be sealed and properly maintained to prevent stains and discoloration. Lakeshore Cleaning & Restoration uses a tile and grout cleaning process that removes any trace of […]

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4 Reasons Professionals Should Clean Your Tile And Grout

There are a lot of home cleaning tasks that you can do on your own. In fact, you can (and should) even wipe down your tile on your own. However, deep cleaning for your tile should be handled by a professional. Here are four reasons why it’s important that you let the experts take care […]

Things are Moving in the World Again

Things are Moving in the World Again

Sooner than we think businesses will be buzzing with workers and clients. It might be time to get your carpets clean and ready. If your commercial office building has large areas of carpeting, they may not have had a lot of traffic over the past several months, but keeping your carpets fresh and clean is […]

Spot and Stain Removal

The Basics of Spot and Stain Removal

For the purpose of this article, we will call visible soils “stains,” because stains are more of a challenge to remove than a spot. Remember, a spot is on the fiber while a stain is inside the fiber. After you have identified the type of carpet and the type of stain you are dealing with, […]

Vacuuming: A Key to Clean Indoor Air Quality

Clean air in schools, offices, and health care facilities is crucial, and often starts at the surface. Right now, we are spending about 90 percent of our time indoors, where we can be exposed to tiny pollutants. Studies have shown that indoor air can be up to seven times more polluted than the air outside. […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Commercial Carpet Care

Commercial facilities often install carpet to create a comfortable, visually pleasing environment for visitors and occupants. You can choose from numerous types, including plush, bold carpet perfect for an at-home feel in an upscale hotel or modern carpet tiles that make for easy installation and maintenance in large airports. Although carpet can be a more […]

5 things to know about Commercial Carpet Care and COVID19

Over the past several months facility managers across the country have had to become cleaning experts. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new urgency to cleaning and disinfecting. Facility managers are studying guidelines from CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, developing strict cleaning protocols, and partnering with their building service contractors (BSCs) to ensure their […]

Carpet Fiber Cleaning Challenges – Rayon

Rayon is a manufactured regenerated cellulosic fiber, produced from naturally occurring polymers. Because rayon is manufactured from naturally occurring cellulose sources, it is considered a semi-synthetic fiber. Rayon is also called Faux Silk, Artificial Silk, Viscose Rayon. With this fiber, cleaning technicians will be challenged by fiber loss due to abrasion or bending of the […]

Carpet Fiber Cleaning Challenges – Olefin

Olefin has several distinct characteristics as compared to other synthetic carpet fibers such as nylon. It is far less expensive but it doesn’t last as long as other fibers. Olefin’s greatest challenge is appearance retention because it lacks resiliency and is susceptible to abrasions. It may also have resoiling issues from sticky residues, and it may […]

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