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Housekeeping Tips for the Working Mom

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013 by First Coast Home Pros No Comments

housekeeping Jacksonville FLFor a working mom, the job is never done. Once you leave the office it’s time to pick up the kids, attend sports activities or practices, and then there is the cooking and house cleaning. It seems there is never enough time in our busy schedules to get everything done. Keeping the house clean and tidy is a job that is never complete, but here are a few tips to help make daily cleaning a little easier.

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Cleaning Air Ducts Helps Asthma and Allergy Sufferers

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by First Coast Home Pros No Comments

air duct cleaning JacksonvilleFor many homeowners who suffer from allergies, they find that air duct cleaning Jacksonville Beach FL helps them to breathe easier after the cleaning is completed. Even though many homeowners report an improvement in the quality of air inside of the home, many people aren’t convinced about how effective the cleaning truly is for their home. Air duct cleaning Jacksonville Beach FL can help to improve overall health and prevent the symptoms of asthma. Even though it might cost you a little out of pocket for the cleaning initially, the benefits can exceed the amount of money you have to spend in the beginning.

Many experts will tell you that getting rid of mold, which is one of the common triggers in asthma attacks, is one of the main reasons to have your ducts cleaned. If you notice visible signs of mold on your ducts or other components of the HVAC system, if the system has had a lot of mice making their way through it, or if you notice an extensive amount of dust exiting through the supply diffusers, you need to get an air duct cleaning Jacksonville Beach FL. Visible mold growth is going to occur if there is a lot of moisture entering the HVAC system somewhere along the line, so you want to get everything inspected and taken care of right away to prevent further problems.

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The Only Constant Is Change…

Posted on: October 17th, 2013 by First Coast Home Pros No Comments

Every successful company is constantly changing, growing, and evolving with the demands of its customers. Changes may include, but are not limited to, adding & removing services, updating equipment or maybe even changing their methods for doing certain things.

First Coast Home Pros prides itself on using the best equipment and the best techniques to perform our number of services. Servicing the greater Jacksonville area, there are very few residential cleaning jobs within our realm of expertise that we aren’t able to do. However, Jacksonville is a city that is constantly growing and with it local businesses must grow as well.

Because we are a full service residential cleaning company, we are in and out of all types of local customers homes daily. However, until recently we were not able to offer high rise condominiums our carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and tile & grout cleaning services.

Because our award winning Carpet Cleaning, Grout Cleaning, and Upholstery cleaning services use the most technologically advanced equipment in the industry, our equipment is truck mounted, which allows for better suction & hotter water. These, combined with our tools & training, allow us to offer the highest quality and most efficient service possible. However, truck mounted equipment doesn’t work very well for high rise cleaning because we can’t drive our vehicle up to a customer’s 8th floor condo to clean their carpets, and our hoses won’t reach that far.

Fortunately, like many problems there is a solution – portable carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, and upholstery cleaning equipment!

In order to be able to service customers from the first floor to the penthouse, First Coast Home Pros decided it was time to add some new equipment to the mix. Armed with the best portable equipment, our technicians now have the ability to clean carpets, tile & upholstery on high floors that aren’t accessible using truck mounted equipment.

As the city of Jacksonville continues to grow First Coast Home Pros looks forward to doing the same.

Carpet Maintenance and Detecting Stains

Posted on: September 13th, 2013 by First Coast Home Pros No Comments

 

Keeping carpets clean can often be challenging for homeowners. Replacing carpets can be very expensive. Therefore, maintaining and protecting your carpet is very important.  Many carpet manufacturers even require your carpets to be professionally cleaned at least once every 12 months or else they can void the warranty on your carpets.

Clean carpets are important in any home, not only because they are more attractive, clean carpets are also healthier. No one wants their children crawling and playing on soiled or dirty carpets. However, just because your carpets appear clean to the naked eye, they may not be as clean as you think.  In fact, the carpets in your home act like a filter, trapping all of the particulate that circulates through the air in your home.  In addition to professional carpet cleaning at least every 12 months, we recommend vacuuming your carpets daily!  At least 80% of the soil in your carpets can be removed with simply vacuuming if done often enough.

Stains from pets and other accidents may go undetected allowing them to penetrate deep into the carpet fibers.  Identifying the source of these undetected stains can be just as difficult as removing them.  One tip for identifying pet and other protein stains is to use a black light.  Without the proper identification, these undetected stains can accumulate making your carpet a haven for all kinds of unsanitary organisms.

This type of carpet cleaning job requires the use of specialized cleaning equipment and carpet cleaning solutions to clean properly.  Fortunately, First Coast Home Pros in Jacksonville has the equipment needed to detect and remove stains like these. Our technicians are armed with IICRC training and the experience needed to provide you with exceptional service. By using only the best and most effective methods, our technicians can ensure that your carpets will be clean and safe for everyone.

Call today to set up a free estimate and to take advantage of one of our carpet cleaning special offers.

From Top to Bottom:

Posted on: August 21st, 2013 by First Coast Home Pros No Comments

 

Maintaining a home can be exhausting. Fortunately though, some of the most tedious chores only have to be done every few years to twice a year depending on the chore, from roof cleaning to carpet cleaning, and everything in between.

Companies like First Coast Home Pros in Jacksonville specializes in taking care of these time consuming and often labor intensive tasks. When deciding to get started on your to do list of chores, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s always more efficient to work from the top to the bottom.

For instance if having the Roof Cleaned is on your list along with Pressure Washing, Gutter Cleaning, and Window Cleaning, the order in which these are done is very important.

First, you would want to start with the Roof. It wouldn’t make much sense to Pressure Wash the outside of your home just to wash everything from the roof down on to the freshly cleaned home exterior.  Working from top to bottom helps to ensure your money and time isn’t wasted by having to go back and redo all the work.

First Coast Home Pros has experienced and highly trained technicians who can assist you in planning the best and most efficient plan of action to tackle your to-do list.

 

 

Cleaning Tips: Cleaning House with Common Household Items

Posted on: July 10th, 2013 by First Coast Home Pros No Comments

 

 

It is amazing how many items are in our homes that can be used for much more than we utilize them for. Using these common household items to clean can save money, a trip to the store, and helps to keep harmful chemicals out of your home.

1)  Baking Soda

·         Baking Soda can be used to easily remove grease and grime from kitchen surfaces.

·         Works great for carpet deodorizing, just sprinkle onto carpet before going to bed and vacuum in the morning.

·         To clean a barbecue grill, sprinkle dry baking soda on a damp brush, scrub, and then rinse.

2) Dryer Sheets

·         Clean shower doors with a used dryer sheet to dissolve soap scum.      

·         Get baked-on foods off pots and pans by placing a dryer sheet in a pot, fill it with water and let sit overnight, and then sponge off the next morning.

·         Using dryer sheets to dust ceiling fans and light fixtures not only attracts the dust to the cloth faster than a rag but over time creates a anti-static barrier that helps repel dust.

3) Vinegar

·         To get rid of lime buildup, make a paste of 1 teaspoon vinegar and 2 tablespoons salt. Apply the paste to sink fixtures and rub off with a cloth.

·         Remove dark stains on an aluminum pot by boiling a mixture of 1 cup white distilled vinegar and 1 cup hot water.

·         Shine colored porcelain sinks by scouring them with undiluted white distilled vinegar.

·         Rinse away soapy film on counter tops with a solution of white distilled vinegar and water.

4) Shaving Cream

·         Clean a bathroom mirror with white, not gel, shaving cream, then wipe with a soft cloth. This also helps keep the mirror fog-free after showers.

·         Shaving Cream is also a great De-greaser for your hands. Put it next your work bench and all you need is a dry cloth, no water, to clean grease and grime from your hands.

·         Shaving Cream also works great to polish metal hardware and appliances.

 

Tips for Keeping a Clean House

Posted on: June 17th, 2013 by First Coast Home Pros No Comments

Cleaning with a smileKeeping the house clean at all times can be a daunting task; with so many rooms to clean and so many different items to dust off. However, as tough as the task might look, you can put into practice small yet effective house-cleaning habits that will make that periodic complete makeover a lot easier. Here are a few tips for keeping a clean house:

1. Instead of leaving all your cleaning to be done on a specific day or time, try and do little bits of tidying up whenever you are free. For people who work from home, this is much easier to effect. If you work from a computer at home, do little bits of tidying up whenever you take a break from the computer. (more…)

Household Cleaning Products

Posted on: June 10th, 2013 by First Coast Home Pros No Comments

bigstock-A-Bucket-with-Cleaning-Supplie-26419163Many of the modern-day household cleaning products in the market today are toxic compounds that not only harm the environment, but also bring about all manner of health problems by aggravating diseases such as allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma and many more. The US National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 1/3 of the American population suffers from the health conditions mentioned above; it’s therefore absolutely imperative that we find healthier alternatives for our home-cleaning compounds.

Luckily for us, our increased consciousness of how we interact with our environment and the highly popular Green Movement have led to the development of safer cleaning products that do not damage our environment or cause health complications. Let’s have a look at some safer non-toxic cleaning compounds: (more…)

3 Reasons You Should Have your Roof Cleaned

Posted on: May 29th, 2013 by First Coast Home Pros No Comments

The roof is an important part of any building, built to last for decades. However, proper maintenance is a must.

 

#1: A roof that has been well maintained lasts longer, which in turn can only help the market value of your home or building. Problems with your roof may occur as the house or building gets older. Weather conditions, fungus, moss, and algae can cause discoloration as well as damage to shingles. When regular cleaning or maintenance is neglected what could have been a simple cleaning project can become an expensive chore. Having to replace shingles or tiles, or worse, the entire roof can be extremely costly.

#2:A clean roof can improve the energy efficiency of your home. If algae, moss, or debris is covering your roof it is no longer able to effectively reflect sunlight. Shingles covered in algae absorb more heat than shingles that can reflect the light.  This additional heat absorbtion in turn heats your attic, thus increasing your cooling costs.

#3:A clean roof usually looks like a brand new roof. A clean roof not only makes your home more appealing to the eye it can increase the value of your home if you are trying to sell. Having a well manicured lawn and freshly pressure washed driveway is great, but what does it say about your home’s condition if the roof looks like it needs to be replaced because it’s so dirty?

Having your roof cleaned is a must for any homeowner, and choosing knowledgeable professionals to do the job is just as important.  For an experienced, skilled roof cleaning service in Jacksonville, Florida, call First Coast Home Pros today to set up a free estimate.

Upholstery and Leather Cleaning

Posted on: April 10th, 2013 by First Coast Home Pros No Comments

Over time upholstered furniture such as a sofa, lazy chair or dining room chairs, begin to look worn.  Oils from our hair and skin, stains from spills and dirt can make a perfectly good piece of furniture look like its ready for the dump. Getting the upholstery cleaned on furniture, often times make furniture look just as good as the day you brought it home.

It is recommended that upholstered and leather furniture be cleaned every year to two years to help maintain appearance as well as the life of the furniture. Leather furniture should be cleaned and conditioned to help preserve the leather.  Our upholstery cleaning service can help with the cleaning and maintenance of your furniture.

Different types of furniture require different techniques in order to obtain a thorough clean without damaging the furniture. First Coast Home Pros offers experienced and knowledgeable technicians you can count on. Using the proper techniques for your specific type of furniture, First Coast Home Pros guarantees the most thorough clean without damaging your furniture.

Call today to take advantage of our special offer, $5 off any one piece for our Upholstery and Leather Cleaning services!