November 14,2016

Blog Entries - 2016

Pet Stain Help

Posted on: June 1, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Pet stains, Carpet, Cleaning, Stain, Pets, Dogs, Cats, Urine, & deodorizer.

Do you have problem pet stain areas?  Let us give you some quick tips and tricks to help tackle your toughest problem. 

  1. One of the most important aspect to remember when trying to remove pet stains is to dab the stain and not rub.  Dabbing the spot will help to "pull" the fluid out rather than spread the stain/liquid deeper into the carpet.
  2. Another easy at home solution is to use club soda.  If this does not work you can use a one part vinegar to water solution in an empty, clean spray bottle.  Let both of these at home solutions sit for approximately 10 minutes and "dab" dry.  As always, spot check a small area of carpet to make sure it is safe for the fabric.
  3. If the at-home remedies are not successful try a pet-safe cleaner from your closest pet store. 
  4. And as always, when all else fails and you cannot remove the toughest pet stain, CALL US @ 513.770.0925!
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Winter Carpet Blues

Posted on: April 28, 2016 11:00 am
Tags: Carpet cleaning, Janitorial

That time of year has quickly approached where carpets are in need of a deep, thorough clean.  With the winter season behind us, now is the perfect time to consider reviving the appearance and quality of your carpet.  Total Maintenance Solutions provides quality and professional carpet cleaning.  Our Floor Care Specialist has over 11 years of experience and will provide exceptional customer service and satisfaction.  Please give us a call today to beautify your carpet @ 513.770.0925.

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Tips for keeping the office clean in the winter

Posted on: January 27, 2016 12:00 pm

Snow may be white, but we all know it can create quite the mess. No matter what, slush on the ground and wet weather conditions significantly increase the amount of moisture that is (accidentally) brought indoors, which inevitably affects your building’s entire cleaning routine. Wintertime can really dirty the office quickly, so here’s a few tips to help keep things clean and dry when it’s cold outside!

1) Windows are often neglected in the winter months, but clean windows are essential to maintaining a clean and dry office. Make sure your building’s windows are washed regularly so that sunlight can shine through bright and clear– this will not only fill your office with natural light, which has many work productivity benefits, but having sunlight in the office also greatly helps to absorb excess moisture (especially on carpets). Clean windows in the winter helps the indoor air stay clean and dry, helps the floors stay dryer and safer (wet floors = an accident waiting to happen!), and can help prevent molds from growing (a warm and damp office can quickly become a cesspool of germs!).

2) Floors are probably the most obvious areas of the office that need regular maintenance and frequent cleaning throughout the winter. Despite high quality floor mats and/or requiring employees to vigorously wipe their feet upon entering the building, both carpets and hard floors will still get wet and lots mud, snow, and even salt and sand from the sidewalks will find a way indoors. Often, carpets and floors will need to be vacuumed every day to get rid of the dirt and grime that’s tracked in, and the hard floors will most likely need to be mopped daily so that they do not stay wet (again, wet floors are a huge liability and are very dangerous). To prevent scratching and damage, your hard floors will also need to be buffed or sanded regularly, or even stripped and then resealed so that the winter moisture does not destroy them.

3) Last but not least, disinfect your office consistently and prevent the flu and other germs and pathogens from spreading! Just make sure that the disinfectant products used in your office are environmentally friendly and safe/non-toxic. Things like doorhandles, office supplies, computer keyboards, and work surfaces are huge hotspots for germs and will require a daily wipe down to ensure nobody gets sick! Encouraging employees to wash their hands is also a great way to reduce germs from spreading in the office.

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