Archive for October, 2009

Carpet Cleaning Tampa: What are those black lines around my baseboards?

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Many customers that I have cleaned, have pointed out that the previous cleaner could not remove those black lines around the baseboards and under closed doors? These black lines are between a quarter of an inch to half inch in width and travel down the length on the wall.

This type of soiling is called Soil filtration. Its the airflow contaminants that are trying to pass through a door or the crack in the wall. This contamination is similar to what you find in your air conditioning filter.

As the air passes through the edge of the carpet pile, the microscopic  soiling is deposited there, (hence the term filtration soiling). This build up occurs over a extended period of time and is not noticed until a build up has occurred.

This type of soiling is very difficult to remove because the soil particles  are so fine that they penetrate deep into the carpet pile, sometimes into the backing of the carpet.

Removing this type of soiling is very difficult and requires special cleaning agents to assist in the process.

To help prevent soil filtration, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpet on a regular basis.

Carpet Cleaning: What’s the Difference

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Compare National Cleaning Specialist with other cleaning companies. Instead of the traditional ‘soak and suck’ method of steam cleaning (where the machine soaks the carpets and pads with water, then tries to suck back out as much as it can), National uses a process called Low Moisture Extraction (LME), which uses the power of Oxygenated Green Cleaning Solutions  with hot water to release dirt from the fibers and lift it to the surface where it is whisked away by The Low Moisture Cleaning unit. Most Carpet Dry in 1 -2 hours


Steam Cleaners National Cleaning Specialist
Cleaning Method Steam Cleaning with hot water, chemical solutions and suction. Low Moisture Extraction - the benefits of hot water and powerful extraction, but uses less water than steam cleaning. 
Cleaning Results When done properly, steam cleaning can provide a deep clean. Be cautious of the excessive amounts of water used, which can get left behind – leaving a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. National Clean system, provides a deep down clean, extracting dirt from the carpet fibers without overloading the carpet with water.
Residues Most steam cleaners leave behind dirt-attracting residues. Carpets resoil quickly after cleaning National’s EcoClean® leaves behind no dirt-attracting residues so carpets stay cleaner, longer.
Wicking Because steam cleaners leave so much water in the carpeting, as it dries, the water wicks dirt to the surface. Carpets look dirtier faster. National Clean uses less water and high-power extraction to virtually eliminate wicking
Dry Times Carpets may take as long as 2 days to dry. Carpets cleaned with National proprietary system dry in 1-2 hours so you can get back to your daily routines.
Green Many carpet cleaning companies use harsh chemicals that may be harmful to Mother Earth. Only National uses The EcoClean cleaning solution for a deep, effective clean that’s also green. Many National’s cleaning products are green certified. 
Customer Satisfaction Not all carpet cleaning companies are alike. With experiences ranging across the board, select a trusted brand name. 100% unconditional Money Back Guarantee. Its not Clean until you say its Clean.

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Tile Identification

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

When it come to cleaning tile floors, It is important to understand what type of floor you are cleaning.

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic is a broad category that can include all tile that is made from clay and other non-metallic minerals.In general use, ceramic tile is used to describe tiles that don’t fall into one of the other groups. Most ceramic tile goes through a process called “firing” at high temperatures.

A key advantage of ceramic tile is resistant to alkaline, acids and solvent used in cleaning. Ceramic’s abrasion resistance keeps it from being scratched by gritty soil under foot if the grade of the tile matches the situation in which its being used. Ceramic tile flooring comes in a wide variety of styles, Colors and patterns.

Porcelain

Porcelain is high density ceramic tile made form special clays fired at high temperatures making it highly resistant to abrasion. One qualification to be called porcelain is that the tile must absorb less than .5% of its weight in water.

Choosing either type of  tile floors will give you a very durable floor which can be easily cleaned and maintained.