11 Nov 2016

What is Encapsulation Carpet cleaning?

The Encapsulation Cleaning Process is a simple cleaning solution

Encapsulation Cleans common commercial carpet cleaning problems
The crystallizing polymer encapsulates soil so it can be extracted with routine vacuuming. There is no sticky residue so it can’t attract soil. What you’ll see is incredibly bright and clean carpet, day-in day-out.

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How dirt affects carpet
Most dry soil in a commercial setting can be readily removed by routine dry vacuuming. It’s the oily and sticky soils that attract and hold dry soil to the surface. The result is a dull, gray, and ugly appearance.

Encapsulation science cleans better and helps carpet stay clean longer
The first step in effectively cleaning any carpet is to counteract sticky soils. The encapsulation science surrounds each soil particle and crystallizes so it can’t attract other soil. The encapsulated particles release from the fiber and are easily extracted with normal vacuuming. And since there’s no dirt attracting residue left behind, the carpet stays clean longer.

Proven technology within the commercial carpet industry
A number of the largest commercial carpet manufacturers in the country are recommending and/or using various forms of encapsulation cleaning to maintain their commercial floor coverings.

 

Hi Definition Maintenance can help you with all your carpet needs!

 

09 Jul 2016

How to maintain and clean my stone?

So if your like everyone who has had a new stone floor, counter or shower installed, you have no idea how to properly clean it! you have heard vinegar has 101 uses on pinterest, you have heard baking soda and the tears of a newborn baby will work, you may have even heard goji berries mixed with fiji water will be the best! okay maybe not all of those.

Well the good news is we will make it very easy for you to maintain your stone floor or counter!

First things first, you will need a small science background to understand all this. Remember stone is strong but delicate. If you have ever heard of a ph scale that’s good because acid chemicals anything from a 1-5 ph can hurt your stone, and alkiline anything from a 9-14 ph can also hurt your stone. Remember if you do hurt or damage your stone its not too big of a deal just call us or email us and we can walk you thru how to fix it. No stone is unfix-able 99.9% of the time!

Okay so back to ph levels. the cleaners you want to use that are safe for any stone would be in the 6-8 ph range, (7 is perfect) A neutral cleaner is best for the safety of your stone. Some cleaners i recommend are http://www.stoneproonline.com/product/crystal-clean-daily-stone-cleaner and http://www.stoneproonline.com/product/finishing-touch-spray-granite-cleaner-protector-and-polish for stone counters.

Even at home depot you can find some good products, the main issue i find people doing is using glass cleaner with ammonia in it or using clr/ lime away to remove hard water spots on shower doors when they have a stone floor in there, this basically removes all sealers and polish from the stone. There are safe cleaners for hard water stains like stone scrub http://www.stoneproonline.com/product/stone-and-glass-scrub-hard-water-deposit-remover

If you have any trouble finding the products i mentioned just shoot us an email or phone call and we can help you get them!

Maybe your wondering how a neutral cleaner can kill bacteria? Your right in asking that because it cant, the good news is Microfiber rags and flat mop pads actually trap bacteria in the fibers. So any damp Microfiber is actually trapping your bacteria in them. Seems a little scary to believe because we have always known that you have to use bleach or disinfectant to kill bacteria’s. which is true, Microfibers are not killing anything but they do trap the bacteria in them, and after you wash them with  hot water and soap then your bacteria is killed and run down the drain.

I hope this helps in your stone care, if you have any questions please reach out to us!

 

 

How to maintain your stone?
How to maintain your stone?
How to maintain your stone
How to maintain your stone?
18 May 2016

Hardwood floor Care

 

 

You love your hardwood floors and you want them to last right?

Well many store bought chemicals have additives in them that can actually ruin your floor. Even wood floor manufactures recommend cleaners that can ruin your floor because those chemical companies take the manufactures out to lunch!

Now i don’t know about you but if i just spent 10 grand on a new wood floor i would want to take care of it properly!

Which is why i am writing this article. 9 out of 10 times when we go to do a hardwood floor clean and polish our most time is spent removing the layers of product homeowners have been applying to the floor for years, before we can begin any polishing.

When using any cleaner on your wood, less is more. a light mist over floor with a spray bottle or a mop like this or similar http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rubbermaid-Commercial-Products-Light-Commercial-Spray-Mop-3486108/205352839

Local stores like  sams club, home depot, lowes may have a similar mop system as well.

Microfiber flat mop systems do an incredible job at sanitizing floors, removing dirt and dust, and protecting your floor from large amounts of water. So back to best chemicals to use. You want to find something with a neutral ph (7) and free of any polymers (wax) because most recommended floor chemicals have polymers in them you are actually leaving a residue every time you clean. Now vinegar and water has been debated in the cleaning world for years on weather or not you can use it on wood. My opinion is not too. vinegar is not a neutral ph it is anywhere from a 4-6 ph which means acidic. Personally acids are good for concrete and windows but leave it there.

Of course if you have any further questions on how to care for your wood floor or anything else do not hesitate to email us at info@hdclean.net

Some examples of cleaners are as follows.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/ZEP-128-oz-Multi-Surface-Floor-Cleaner-ZUMSF128/204609904

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/no-rinse-flr-cleaner-1-gallon/prod9330042.ip?pid=_CSE_Google_PLA_All-Purpose_Cleaners&source=ifpla&CAWELAID=730010300000769514&adid=22222222627000045625&veh=sem

 

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