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Eight Tools for Spring CleaningTo help Americans make the most out of their spring cleaning efforts, the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has identified eight tools that all spring cleaners should keep handy.
Extreme Weather and Disaster ReliefHow can homeowners undo the mess and ensure their home is safe, clean, and livable once again?
IICRC Details Transition to Original NameName change recognizes past, advances future.
Can Prolonged Sitting Be Dangerous to Health?How much time does a person sit at home and how does it affect his or her overall health? Some studies note that worldwide the average person spends roughly 300 minutes, or 21% of their day sitting; many people spend much longer.
What can remain after we get up? In many cases, “fallout”...
Fall Into A Clean HomePrepping our indoor living environment for the upcoming cold season and holidays can be a chore all by itself! Here's how to meet the challenge.
Smoke Damage - A Menace to Civilization: What to Do?Where there's fire, there's usually smoke. Although experts do their best to contain a fire, they are all but helpless in controlling the billowing clouds of smoke that fire creates. What can you do once the damage has been done?
$2 Dollar Hose Causes $1000s in DamageWater is the lifeblood of civilization - a necessity for life and health of man, animal, and plants. However, water also has the power to wreak havoc as a silent thief, stealing peace of mind and ruining property.
Hiring the Best of the Best Professional CleanersIn today’s fiscal climate, there is no shortage of often ill-qualified people offering to clean and restore your valuable possessions, but how do you determine who truly knows what they are doing – i.e., how do you tell the “Masters” from the “Jacks-of-all-Trades”? In a word: Certification.
The cleantrust Alternative to Do-It-Yourself House Clean-upMany of today's homes are built with products difficult to clean (stone, ceramics, specialty woods). Also, carpet or leather and upholstered furniture can be expensive to replace if irreversibly damaged by harsh chemicals or techniques.
Used Homeowner Property - Keep or Throw Away?In many cases restoration can cost less than replacement.
Creating a Clean and Healthy Indoor Living EnvironmentThere are at least two things that can be done to create a clean and healthy indoor living environment.
Risks of Water, Fire, and Mold DamageLife is full of surprises, and not all of them good! Depending on the severity of the incident, picking up the pieces and putting things back as they were can be a challenge many homeowners would rather avoid.
Is Hiring a Professional Really Necessary?Not every job requires professional assistance. However, when a professional is needed, not all professionals measure up. How can consumers choose whom to hire?
Leather Needs Your HelpHow to keep your leather furniture looking its best.
How to Make Your Home Smell Good - The Right WayWhen you smell something foul, you may be tempted to reach for a can of air freshener. However, that will only mask the odor. Instead, learn how to remove odors the right way.
Hard Surface Flooring Inspections - Why They Are Sometimes NecessaryHard surfaces can deteriorate due to climate, abuse, natural disaster, even improper installation; increasing the costs of repair or replacement if left unchecked.
How to Determine What to Keep or Save After Water Damage OccursWhether you are the victim of a flood or your plumbing sprang a leak while you're on vacation, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) offers some helpful suggestions on what to do.
Tips for Carpet Color RepairColor repair by cleantrust-Certified technicians can provide a "face lift", allowing carpet to look good throughout its lifetime.
How to Protect Upholstery From DamageBy showing it a little TLC and implementing these IICRC suggestions, our furniture can continue doing what it does best - supporting us and looking good!
How to Select the Right Professional Carpet Cleaning ServiceIt is time to bring in a professional carpet cleaning service. But which one? Selecting the right professional can make all the difference in maintaining a clean and healthy home environment.