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Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning, Irvine, CA

Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning, Irvine, CA Most people never think about tile and grout until they notice mold, discoloration, scum, or dirt and grime. At Pac West Irvine, CA we offer a superior grout-cleaning service at a competitive price to both residential and commercial customers. Even with excellent care, tiled floors, countertops, and other surfaces eventually become dirty and lose their luster. While scrubbing and mopping might yield some results, there is always a level of dirt...

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Cleaning and Maintenance of Showers, Irvine, CA

Cleaning and Maintenance of Showers, Irvine, CA A new or remodeled home is exciting.  Often times you are able to select the tile or stone used in your home and once construction is complete and contractors the have gone, it should be ready to unpack and live maintenance free for some time, right?  Well, maybe so and maybe not. There are things you can do after the dust settles that can make a big difference on how long your hard surfaces remain clean and new looking. In this post we will...

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How can I keep grout clean and new looking?, Irvine, ca

How can I keep grout clean and new looking?, Irvine, ca Ceramic tile floors are beautiful, durable and easy to maintain.  The problem with maintaining the new look of ceramic tile floors is not the tile itself but keeping the grout clean.  There are a number of ways to address the maintenance of your grout but the most important thing to understand is the appropriate care for your flooring. Let’s discuss the tile floor.  The tile is the largest surface with the grout lines slightly at...

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Protect your Beautiful Natural Stone: Understanding pH, Irvine ,CA

Protect your Beautiful Natural Stone: Understanding pH, Irvine ,CA Christmas and New Year is a time where there is an abundance of food and beverage as you gather around with family and friends to celebrate. As tasty as the food may be, it may cause harm to your counter tops or floors if they are calcite based stone like marble, travertine, limestone or onyx. Though rare, even some granite countertops may have mixed stone properties and possibly have some calcite within the stone. We created a...

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Travertine Maintenance, Irvine, CA

Travertine Maintenance, Irvine, CA How is travertine formed and why does this matter? To properly take care of your travertine you must know how it is formed. Travertine is a form of limestone (a sedimentary rock) that is formed through the precipitation of calcium carbonate minerals along with others. This often occurs in hot springs or in limestone caves. The reason this is important is because the calcium carbonate in the stone is very reactive to acid. Cleaning your travertine with an...

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How To Remove A Terrazzo Stain, Irvine, CA

How To Remove A Terrazzo Stain, Irvine, CA How To Remove a Stain on Terrazzo Stains on terrazzo can be unsightly and may lead you to decide you have no choice but to have tile or carpet installed over it, but often stains on terrazzo can be effectively removed. You can attempt to remove the stain yourself or contact a professional stone restoration contractor. Here is what will need to be done. Are your terrazzo floors waxed or coated? It is not uncommon for a terrazzo floors to be coated or...

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About Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles, Irvine, CA

About Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles, Irvine, CA What You Should Know About Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles Porcelain and ceramic are similar, in that they are both made from clay and kiln fired, making them very different from other categories of tiles, such as glass or natural stone. Although the words porcelain and ceramic are often used interchangeably, differences between the two types of tile can make a difference in the cost, appearance, and longevity of your installation. What’s the...

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Kitchen Backsplash Cleaning and Care, Irvine, CA

Kitchen Backsplash Cleaning and Care, Irvine, CA Kitchen Backsplash Cleaning and Care Stone and tile kitchen backsplashes improve the value of your home and help protect your walls, but they are subject to cooking or liquid spatters from coffee, spaghetti sauce, grease, and other substances. Recommended methods for cleaning and care of kitchen backsplashes vary, depending on what type of backsplash you have. Glazed Porcelain, Ceramic, and Glass Tiles Glazed porcelain, ceramic, and glass tiles...

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Getting Rid of Streaks on Natural Stone, Irvine, CA

Getting Rid of Streaks on Natural Stone, Irvine, CA Do you have streaking —cloudy, uneven patterns —on the surface of your natural stone floors? This article explains the causes of streaking and what you can do to get rid of it. Dirty Mop Water Sometimes, in an effort to be efficient, homeowners or cleaning and janitorial service workers fail to change mop water often enough. The result is that dirt, grime, and contaminants get spread around rather than eliminated. The solution? Damp mop...

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3 Benefits of Professional Upholstery Cleaning Services, Irvine, CA

3 Benefits of Professional Upholstery Cleaning Services, Irvine, CA Young couples are very eager to create happily ever after and super ambitious to decorate their new home and create a sanctuary for themselves. They buy furniture, paint the walls themselves, and even do some gardening work. And all this screams serenity until kids appear on the family Christmas picture. White furniture is not white anymore, carpets seem to have more food than the kitchen pantry and the worse part is there is, there is no time nor energy for detailed cleaning. Carpets and...

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