What is LEED, anyway?

What is LEED, anyway?

You probably know by now that Cincinnati Maintenance is all about healthy environments and safe cleaning within homes and commercial buildings. One word you may have heard in conjunction with healthy environment is  “LEED-certified.”  What does that mean, when a building is LEED-certified? Well, when you hear “LEED-certified” think GREEN! LEED stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, and office and commercial buildings that are “LEED-certified” means these buildings operate at lower costs and create a higher standard of environmental quality. “Green” buildings mean that closer attention is paid to energy-efficiency in heating, ventilation and air conditioning as well as windows, lighting, plumbing and more.  The maintenance of these environments then require green cleaning and maintenance to uphold the higher standards set forth in the construction and outfitting of the office or commercial buildings. Cincinnati Maintenance proudly operates with the most advanced and up-to-date cleaning methods and safe chemistry available. We strive to provide the healthiest possible work space for the buildings we maintain.  We also closely monitor the most cutting-edge green technology and practices to ensure you, your properties and your businesses are protected and are doing your part to be responsible to the...
Low Moisture Cleaning is AWESOME!

Low Moisture Cleaning is AWESOME!

Cincinnati Maintenance’s Low Moisture or Encapsulation cleaning is the safest and most advanced technique to clean and maintain carpet.  Here are some benefits: Carpets dry fast! Your home or business gets back to “normal” quickly! No complex chemical processes. Most Encapsulation cleaners are pH balanced and usually do not require rinsing agents. Carpet is left fresh and clean with no chance of chemical residues being left behind to attract unwanted soil. This technique is environmentally safe. Low Moisture cleaning also cuts out waste of thousands of gallons of water. Carpet dries in 45-to-90 minutes compared to 4-to-12  hours with conventional methods. Cincinnati Maintenance offers  free estimates for your cleaning needs. Call us today at (513) 827-6150 or email info@cincinnatimaintenance.com. You can also complete our online contact form....
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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