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Most Rug And Carpet Dirt Is Tracked In From Outside

Posted by Josh Kennedy

Jul 19, 2018 10:58:26 AM

AdobeStock_100380850Here are a few tips to help keep that carpet dirt outside and off your carpet and rugs:

ADD A WELCOME MAT
The larger the mat the better. Something nice and thick in front of the door. If that doesn’t work, you might try a mat that says BUZZ OFF!

TRY A ‘NO SHOES’ POLICY
It can be tough to enforce, but once family members get used to slipping off their shoes at the door, it can make a huge difference with carpet dirt.

USE JUST ONE DOOR
Especially during bad weather or dusty days, you only have one area to keep clean.

No matter what you do, you’ll still need to vacuum regularly and have your carpet professionally cleaned at least once or twice each year.

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Topics: oriental rug, cleaning, rug cleaning, carpet cleaning Jacksonville

Simple Speed Cleaning Checklists

Posted by Josh Kennedy

Jun 21, 2018 1:31:21 PM

cleaningSpeed Cleaning” is growing in popularity.  After all, by spending only a few minutes tidying each room in the house, you can stay on top of the housework, maintain a clean home, and devote more of your personal time to the things that matter.  Here are our simple speed cleaning checklists to help you get started. Plan to spend 5-20 minutes on each room and add (or remove) steps to each checklist depending on the specific needs of your own home.

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Topics: deep clean, Cleaning, house cleaning, Home cleaning

Our Best Tips for Keeping Tile & Grout Clean

Posted by Josh Kennedy

Jun 14, 2018 8:55:07 AM

Screen Shot 2018-06-14 at 8.51.35 AMTile covers many of the most-used surfaces around your house: kitchen flooring, backsplashes, countertops, bathroom flooring, showers and tubs, mudroom and sunroom flooring… the list can go on and on.  Here are our best tips for keeping the tile and grout around your home clean and looking great!

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Topics: grout and tile cleaning

Simple Home Cleaning Tips

Posted by Josh Kennedy

May 31, 2018 10:00:39 AM

Crumbs on the kitchen counter, dust on the TV, gunk in the bathroom sink — We can't stand our houses when they are a mess. But the thought of spending an entire day cleaning it from top to bottom sends me running to the sofa for a nap. After all, in a week, it's just going to get dirty again.

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Topics: house cleaning & home improvement, oriental rug, cleaning, rug cleaning, carpet cleaning Jacksonville, Upholstery Cleaning, Tile & Grout Cleaning

Plan and Prepare for the Spring Cleaning

Posted by Josh Kennedy

May 10, 2018 10:54:34 AM

Spring CleaningWhich words do you associate with spring cleaning? Stress and Hard work? A dread-filled ordeal? Corporal Punishment???!! or just ‘Eww…Yuck’! Well, here we are to re-program your beliefs about spring cleaning the house by showing you how easy it can be to transform your home into the spotless abode you desire in just a few simple steps. The main idea is to ‘work smart’ and not necessarily as hard you may think… Let’s find out how.

1. Get the family involved: don’t go solo

The worse part about spring cleaning is the thought of taking the monumental responsibility onto oneself. This will not only drain but also demotivate you even before you begin. The right way to handle the task is by getting the family involved and making it a group responsibility. In this way, maintaining the cleanliness and clutter-free level will be easier apart from the actual clearing and cleaning process being less stressful and quicker for all.

2. Delegate work areas to each family member

The best way to share the work load of spring cleaning, and not get into each other’s way, is by assigning a specific work area to each family member. Delegate a room such as the kitchen, living room etc., home components such as all the windows, shelves etc. or then processes like scrubbing, vacuuming your carpet & rugs and others depending on which works best.

3. Turn on the music and establish a reward to keep everyone in high spirits

Set the mood for a productive family day ahead by playing some peppy tunes in the background. Sing along as you throw, store, scrub, scour, wash and wipe together. Have a sense of humor about it! Don’t take the job too seriously but be assertive enough to set high cleanliness standards: no hoarding! A good way to make sure the kids cover their work areas well, is by offering motivational awards to those who do a good job. Everyone learns, bonds and enjoys themselves while the house gets a good make over.

4. De-clutter unwanted items and have cleaning aides handy

Prior to actual Cleaning Day, plan the actual spring cleaning or de-cluttering session. Getting unwanted items out of the way will make the cleansing process ten times easier. You can donate discarded clothes, toys and even furniture to the Salvation Army and other donation drives. Then stock up on the correct cleaning equipment – brushes, mops, sponges, squeegees, brooms, buckets, vacuum cleaners, spray bottles and the right liquids and detergents. The right tools are essential for convenience and ease of creating a spick and span space.

Or you can always call in the professionals at First Coast Home ProsFirst Coast Home Pros consists of highly skilled professionals who are committed to providing you an unsurpassed level of service with the highest standard of care. We have teams of specialists to clean your home inside and out, from top to bottom.

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Topics: spring cleaning

Why Should I Have My Blinds Professionally Cleaned?

Posted by Josh Kennedy

Apr 26, 2018 10:16:22 AM

Screen Shot 2018-04-26 at 10.12.06 AMIt can be easy to forget about certain cleaning tasks around the house, including the blinds on your windows.  By the time you notice dust and grime building up on your blinds and shades, it’s past time to clean them. What you can’t see as easily are the allergens, dander, bacteria, and more that are also building up!  Dingy, dusty blinds need to be thoroughly cleaned, but that probably sounds like an especially tedious DIY cleaning project. That’s where we come in!

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Topics: blind cleaning, blind cleaning Jacksonville, Cleaning Blinds

How Often Should I Clean the Windows of My Jacksonville Home?

Posted by Josh Kennedy

Apr 19, 2018 10:13:04 AM

Screen Shot 2018-04-19 at 10.07.48 AMBright sunshine, high humidity, hot and wet summers, and cool and damp winters are all things we get to experience living in Northeast Florida.  We love Jacksonville FL living, but there is no doubt that the conditions here are perfect for mildew growth, and for homes in Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine, and along the First Coast, salt and sand can cause corrosion.  These conditions, coupled with the everyday dust, dirt, and debris, can create buildup on your windows and cause damage. Our customers often ask us how often they should have their windows professionally cleaned. In general, we recommend that our customers throughout Northeast Florida have their windows cleaned by a highly rated cleaning company 1-4 times per year, with the average being two times per year for exterior glass and once per year for interior glass.  

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Topics: window and screen cleaning, window cleaning Jacksonville

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Dryer Vent

Posted by Josh Kennedy

Apr 12, 2018 10:52:58 AM

The best thing you can do for your dryer vent is to watch for warning signs that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned.  These warnings signs can include:

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Topics: Dryer Vent Cleaning

We Can Pressure Wash Your Home Even in Cold Weather

Posted by Josh Kennedy

Mar 16, 2018 10:29:05 AM

Screen Shot 2018-03-16 at 10.27.09 AM.pngHere in the South, mold and mildew can grow during any season, and dirt and grime build up throughout the year. If you live along the coast, salt and sand will accumulate and can damage the exterior of your home - even in winter.  When the cold weather arrives, there is no reason to put a pause on your home’s maintenance. Good Jacksonville pressure washing companies can work even when it’s cold!

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Topics: Pressure Washing

5 Carpet Cleaning Myths

Posted by Josh Kennedy

Mar 9, 2018 9:33:37 AM

There are several misconceptions and myths circulating about carpet cleaning.  Let us set the record straight!

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Topics: Carpet Cleaning, carpet cleaning Jacksonville

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