Archive for February 2015

Less is more when cleaning Vinyl Composition Tile

Vinyl Composite Tile CleaningLess is more when it comes to cleaning and keeping the shine on Vinyl Composition Tile in the retail store environment.

  1. Have walk off mats at all entrances to the store. Vacuum the mats daily.
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  3. Dust mop the store at least once during the day as well at closing. Dust, dirt, etc. can dull the appearance of the floor when walked on. So continued dust mopping, will help keep the floor cleaner between floor care visits.
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  5. Spot mop the heavy traffic and dirtier areas daily. Make sure the mop used, has been thoroughly cleaned out, before every use. Fill a mop bucket with 2 gallons of water and 1 oz of Neutral Cleaner. That’s a mixture of ½ oz per gallon or a 256: 1 ratio of water to cleaner. If you do not have neutral cleaner, just use plain water to mop the floor. Dip the mop into the bucket of very clean water and neutral cleaner. Wring it out tightly. After removing the dirty spots from the area, dip the mop back into the bucket of very clean water, wring it out tightly and continue mopping. Once the water appears dirty, spill it out and refill with clean water and neutral cleaner and continue mopping.
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  7. When finished mopping, spill out the dirty water, fill the bucket with clean water. Do not add cleaner at this point. Let the mop soak in the bucket for a minimum of 2 minutes, swishing the mop up and down in the bucket to give it cleaning agitation. When finished, wring out the mop tight and hang up to dry. Pour the dirty water out of the bucket.
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  9. Please keep the mop sink area clean. If you do not have neutral cleaner, just use plain water to mop the floor. Do not use, bleach, pine-sol, Windex, degreaser type cleaners on the floor. These will leave a film on the floor, attract dirt, and dull the floor finish. If you have a back stock room or restaurant kitchen, If possible have a separate mop for cleaning up the back areas and the front sales areas.

About A Mug You Can Trust

With more than 35 years of floor cleaning experience, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they’ll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges. Call A Mug You Can Trust at (480) 626-3492 or visit www.floorcleaningaz.com for a floor cleaning estimate.

What Others Are Saying About A Mug You Can Trust

East Valley’s Leading Residential & Commercial Carpet Cleaning

mesa carpet cleaningCarpet cleaning is best left to the professionals. Sure you could do it yourself, but one wrong move and you could potentially ruin your carpet. Using the wrong amount of or type of chemicals, or not removing the water from your carpet can have devastating effects — bleaching or staining the carpet and causing mold and mildew to grow. That damage could result in thousands of dollars in replacement costs as well as health issues caused from growing spores. Is it worth the risk just to try to save a few bucks?

Finding a qualified and affordable carpet cleaner is easy, especially if you live in the East Valley. A Mug You Can Trust provides carpet cleaning services for residential, commercial and retail outlets in the East Valley including Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and everywhere in between.

A much easier solution to being on your hands and knees scrubbing stains for hours, renting heavy equipment and hoping for the best, is to use this professional floor cleaning service. A Mug You Can Trust, is the leading professional carpet cleaning company for many reasons. Not only do they have high tech truck mounted systems with the proper tools that offer high heat, high pressure, extreme agitation and high vacuum for fast dry time, but they are the most trusted and reliable carpet cleaner in the East Valley. Not convinced? Just ask our satisfied customers!

Look what our residential carpet cleaning customers are saying:

  • “Incredible job and the carpet dried in under 2 hours.” –Christna of Gilbert
  • “After Alan finished my tile looked like when it was new. ” –Joanna of Scottsdale
  • “The cost was exactly what was quoted. I will use Alan again.” –Terrance of Chandler
  • “Spots came out that I never thought would. Great job and reasonable price.” –Ryan of Mesa

Look what our commercial carpet cleaning customers are saying:

  • “Alan Mandel has provided Thrifty Drug stores with exceptional service…..he services over 100 of our locations from the Mexican border to Bakersfield, and from the coast to the desert….. Alan is an expert caring for all flooring types and is knowledgeable in the use of the chemical products…..We can strongly recommend Alan Mandel for any retail janitorial services.” –Russ Teresa, Facilities Manager of Thrifty Drug
  • “I have worked with Alan Mandel for over 20 years and I have found him to be a very trustworthy, responsible businessman and the quality of his work has always been outstanding. ….At any given time and not matter how short of notice I have ever given Alan, he has always come through in getting the job done.” –Bob Stirzel, District Manager of Consolidated Stores
  • “Alan and A Mug You Can Trust, did a great job and saved me from having to replace my carpet.” –Grainbelt Grillhouse in Gilbert

About A Mug You Can Trust

With more than 35 years of carpet cleaning experience, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they’ll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges. Call A Mug You Can Trust at (480) 626-3492 or email alan@amugyoucantrust.com for a carpet cleaning estimate.

How to Clean Tile and Grout

Cleaning tile grout is a tough job. In the East Valley of Arizona, the grout in a home can get dirty in many different ways. High traffic areas seem to absorb the dirt from shoes directly into the grout lines of your tile flooring. Then in the kitchen, it’s generally food stains. In the bathroom, you’re usually dealing with mold, mildew and soap scum. Cleaning can require hours of time down on your hands and knees scrubbing the grout and tile with a medium bristle brush and a multi-purpose cleaner.

To clean the grout, you’ll need to use the brush to agitate the cleaning solution into the grout lines. Then, allow it to sit for a few minutes and finally rinse the grout with clean water and allow to dry. Depending on the size of the area you need to clean, this could take hours as it’s only recommended that you clean about 50 square feet at a time so the cleaner doesn’t dry up. Using a stronger cleaner, like acid, bleach or vinegar can degrade the grout over time. Also, use care when using any chemicals near carpet or wood floor that joins the tile. As you know, bleach can damage carpet and wood floors.

professional tile and grout cleaning

A much easier solution to being on your hands and knees for hours is to use a professional floor cleaning service that serves the entire East Valley including Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and everywhere in between. The best professional floor cleaning companies in the East Valley have high tech truck mounted systems with the proper tools offer high heat, high pressure, extreme agitation and high vacuum for fast dry time. They understand the proper chemicals to use and can quickly and easily clean your tile and grout.

At A Mug You Can Trust, our tile and grout cleaning procedure includes the following:

  • We pre-treat the entire surface, with a specially formulated grout and tile cleaning solution, which penetrates and loosens the soil.
  • Edges and corners are hand detailed.
  • Our system then uses the cleaning power of our Pro-chem Apex truck Mounted extraction unit to clean the tile and grout with as much as a 1000 PSI spray and immediate powerful vacuum for instant capture and removal of the soil.
  • The entire surface is then clear water rinsed to leave the floor fresh and clean.
  • The floor is ready to be walked on within 30 minutes.
  • This is all included in one guaranteed price. We will even provide a free demonstration. You will be amazed.

Based on your home and traffic, the floor tile and grout cleaning should last for several years. The results and ease of using a professional tile and grout cleaning service are priceless.


About A Mug You Can Trust

With more than 35 years of carpet cleaning experience, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they’ll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges. Call A Mug You Can Trust at (480) 626-3492 or email alan@amugyoucantrust.com for a carpet cleaning estimate.

East Valley Vinyl Floor Refinishing

Vinyl Floor CleaningVinyl floor refinishing is important to maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of your commercial facility or retail establishment. A deep cleaning and wet look shine floor coating and polishing will keep the floor of your business looking bright and spotless.

A Mug You Can Trust provides full floor refinishing services for vinyl composition flooring including deep scrub cleaning and high speed polishing, deep scrub and recoating, and flooring stripping and refinishing.

Locally Owned & Operated

Selecting a fully insured, well recognized and respected vinyl composition floor cleaning company in your own community of Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Tempe, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, or Phoenix, Arizona helps keep local businesses thriving. Knowing you have a professional, experienced and locally owned and operated floor cleaning business providing you with all your floor cleaning needs is important. A Mug You Can Trust has been in business for over 35 years, and intends to continue to serve the community for many years to come.

Onsite Estimates

We visit our customers locations and give free onsite estimates. No one can really give you a true price unless they see the condition of your floor. We have found that companies that offer quick quotes over the phone can be sloppy with their services as well.

Guaranteed Price

You’ve probably come across other East Valley vinyl floor refinishing companies whose prices seem too good to be true. In fact, they probably are. Once these other vinyl floor refinishing companies get in the door, they extra charges start accumulating for furniture moving, problem areas, and more. A Mug You Can Trust makes sure you’re given one all inclusive price for a high quality vinyl floor stripping, cleaning and refinishing job done right. Guaranteed.

Reliable and Properly Maintained Equipment

A Mug You Can Trust prides itself in having the latest, state-of-the-art floor cleaning procedures which utilize the most advanced floor refinishing methods in the industry. Keeping equipment in good working order enables us to provide a timely, professional floor stripping and refinishing service and ensure the best possible results.

#1 Vinyl Floor Cleaning Company for the Entire East Valley

Sick of going to voicemail or waiting around for a service technician to show up? Worried about damages or poor service? With A Mug You Can Trust, we personally answer all of our phone calls. We are family owned and operated and are proud to serve the entire East Valley including Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and everywhere in between. We are fully insured and are members of the Better Business Bureau, Business Network International, The Chandler Chamber of Commerce and The Gilbert Chamber Of Commerce. We also pride ourselves on being on time, providing exceptional service, and doing what we say we will do. All for one price guaranteed. Just ask our other satisfied customers!


About A Mug You Can Trust

With more than 35 years of carpet cleaning experience, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they’ll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges. Call A Mug You Can Trust at (480) 626-3492 or email alan@amugyoucantrust.com for a carpet cleaning estimate.

Author
Alan Mandel

Alan Mandel has more than 35 years of experience in the carpet and floor cleaning industry. He is the owner of 'A Mug You Can Trust', a full service floor cleaning company located in Mesa, Arizona.

A Mug You Can Trust

JM Maintenance Corp
Carpet, Tile, Grout Cleaning
Floor Stripping, Waxing & Polishing
480-626-3492
www.amugyoucantrust.com
Email: alan@amugyoucantrust.com

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