Tips for Maintaining Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT)

Tips for Maintaining Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT)

Businesses and industrial clients rely on Cincinnati Maintenance to maintain and clean their VCT – Vinyl Composition Tile.  The best way to keep Vinyl Composition Tile looking its best and combatting wear and tear, is to have a cleaning schedule that is consistent. VCT be swept and/or vacuumed every day to battle loose dirt and grit. For some busier commerical and industrial buildings – which are apt to have more dirt and grit – a twice-a-day routine is recommended. Ideally, every dry cleaning should be followed by damp mopping.   Contact Cincinnari Maintenance to discuss a deeper, machine cleaning schedule.  This deep clean may also include buffing and an application of floor finish or a combination of these. Cincinnati Maintenance is happy to come to your building, assess the VCT, discuss your current practices, and recommend a timely schedule that provides the best care. If restoration of VCT is needed, Cincinnati Maintenance can strip and refinish it.  Often, this level of restoration is a result of insufficient regular maintenance. When businesses, commercial and industrial sites invest in VCT, a mainenance schedule that is adhered to maintains appearance and also lends to a higher level of safety for employees, staff, and...
Entryway Mats – Small Investment Now Saves Money Later

Entryway Mats – Small Investment Now Saves Money Later

Business owners: Entrance mats stop dirt, salt (in Winter from icy sidewalk care), and other debris from being tracked further into your office building – which can spell trouble for polished floors, rugs, carpets, and polished floors. Protecting your commercial and retail investment is usually in the forefront of business- and building-owners’ minds. This extends from high-cost maintenance responsibilities all the way down to the often overlooked entryway floor protection. There are some other reasons you want to make a small investment of entryway mats: quality mats in office foyers and vestibules prevent dangerous slip-and-fall injuries, especially in icy, snowy or rainy weather. This aids in protecting your employees, office renters, customers, and walk-in traffic from a painful accident. Good mats will extend the life of commercial carpets and flooring, and both will stay cleaner for longer periods of time. There is naturally less wear and tear when grit and grime from shoes are taken care of at the mat instead of being ground in throughout the building. Lastly, entrance mats are visually pleasing and create an inviting, professional look when your prospects and clients come to call. Check back to Ed’s Blog at Cincinnati Maintenance for more helpful tips!...
Pets in the House? Here’s What You Need to Know

Pets in the House? Here’s What You Need to Know

Whether your pets come in the house occasionally or live in the home 100% of the time, there are some things you should know. There WILL be a mess on your furniture or carpet at some point in time. Whether it’s mud or dirt tracked in from outside or, ahem, a urine, vomit, or the dreaded poop accident — if you have pets, that’s all part of being an animal lover and pet owner. Some tips on cleaning up your animal’s mess: Using paper towels, “pick up” any solid material right away and discard appropriately. Then, blot (and we mean blot, don’t scrub) as much as possible. You have got to get the liquid material reduced as much as you can before you even attempt to apply any type of cleaner. Try the old baking soda-white vinegar remedy (be sure to test in an inconspicuous area first whenever you use any type of cleaning solution).  Put two equal parts of white vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle and add 2-4 tablespoons of baking soda.   For example, for two cups each of water and vinegar, add 4 tablespoons of baking soda.  For one cup each of water and vinegar, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Spray the area liberally. Let it sit at least 5 minutes and blot dry with a clean towel. When the area is dry completely, run the vacuum over it. If you’ve blotted up the majority of the mess before applying a cleaning solution, instead of #4 above, you might try sprinkling dry baking soda on the area and letting it sit for a while. Then...

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