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Check out the most recent articles from A1 Sparkles Cleaning below for professional cleaning tips from our Philadelphia Suburbs cleaning services team.

Natural Carpet Cleaning – Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide Carpet Cleaning Most carpet cleaners rely on traditional butyl-based chemicals. While effective, these carpet pre-treatment products could also damage carpet fibers, cause premature stain master wear, and be detrimental to occupant and worker health.Also known as butyl glycol, Dowanol, and ethylene glycol monobutyl ether(EGBE), which has made it on to the list of […]

How To Clean Laminate Floors

Laminate Floor Cleaning WARNING – do not use any aftermarket cleaners or sprays that state it leaves the floor shiny or sparkly, or contain any glossing agents, these will leave you without any warrantee on your flooring, the manufacturers of the flooring clearly state that no artificial glossing agents, polishes or shining agents such as waxes […]

10 Tips For Cleaner Commercial Floors

Due to budget cuts, facility managers are trying harder to keep carpets clean and healthy as cost effectively as possible. Carpets absorb matter and moisture, so managers may not realize soiling until it is too late.  By then, damage may have occurred and costly restoration or replacement may be necessary.  However, this can be prevented. […]

Soap vs. Sanitizer: What’s The Difference?

Thanks to media coverage following the outbreak of H1N1 and other pandemics in recent years, the public has finally caught on that regular hand hygiene is essential to helping prevent the spread of germs. People are washing their hands more frequently and hand sanitizers are populating buildings more quickly than ever before. But, despite this […]

Study: Dirty Restrooms Lead to Lost Business

A recent survey of more than 1,000 adults ages 18 and older revealed that 94 percent would avoid a business in the future if they encountered dirty restrooms. According to Cintas Corporation, commissioners of the survey, when asked what specific types of businesses participants would avoid if they encountered dirty restrooms, adults reported the following: […]

Seven Tips to Slow the Spread of Flu

Although the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says vaccination is the first line of defense against infectious diseases and influenza (flu), cleaning and disinfecting also play a pivital role. To educate custodial departments on proper cleaning techniques, the CDC outlined seven tips that will help slow the spread of flu. 1. Know […]

Is Your Office Making You Sick?

Economic Impact Of Poor Indoor Air Quality What is poor indoor air quality really costing you — and your employees? Author: The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute dust-odor_pg Oftentimes, poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is associated with potential health issues — and rightfully so. But, while looking at the adverse health effects, you’ll also need to look at […]

Are Newspapers a Good Mirror and Glass Cleaning Tool?

You’ll hear it in a lot of places…the idea that newspapers can be used to polish up a mirror or glass. You can recycle the paper and get your glass clean at the same time. But does it work. It does work, but it’s not usually the best option, and there may be some serious […]

Does Carpet Cleaning Shrink Your Carpet?

Can Carpet Cleaning Shrink Carpets? It’s everyone’s worse nightmare. You hire someone to clean your carpet, only to find your carpet cleaning shrunk. In the past, it was a common problem but hardly exist today. Today most carpets are made of synthetic materials, reducing the risk of carpet cleaning shrinkage to almost nothing. It’s always […]

How Much Does A Good Vacuum Cleaner Cost?

There are a few general rules about vacuum cleaners and price. Upright vacuum cleaners are overall less expensive than canister vacuum cleaners. Another general rule is that newer features can drive up the cost. An upright vacuum cleaner will cost anywhere from 50 dollars a low-end lightweight model, to over 1000 dollars for some of […]

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