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A WORD OF CAUTION

A customer asked us about using a dye known as an optical brightener that he was told makes a profound difference in brightening a carpet. There is truth in what he said, but given the inherent danger associated with this … Continue reading

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BEST WESTERN + RENUE SYSTEMS

We are pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Best Western International. Renue Systems has become their Preferred Vendor for the deep cleaning needs of their affiliated properties. We are very excited to assist Best Western’s … Continue reading

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MR. MARRIOTT COMETH

So many times we receive the frantic customer phonecall: “In a few days Mr. Marriott is visiting our property. Can you please come tomorrow to help clean our hotel?” Marriott Chairman Bill Marriott is legendary for visiting hundreds if not … Continue reading

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THE CHALLENGES IN TILE & GROUT CLEANING

While tile and grout by nature of their interconnectedness must be cleaned together, they actually are two very different substances that are best treated in dissimilar manners. Commonly composed of porcelain or ceramic, tile is extremely durable, smooth and water … Continue reading

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A SAFETY TIP

A material safety data sheet (MSDS) is to be provided by the seller for every cleaning product purchased and by the service provider for every cleaning chemical used by an outside firm on your property. These sheets contain a significant … Continue reading

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THE ROLE OF PH: CHEMISTRY 101

While we consider ourselves professional carpet cleaners, on the inside we are actually chemists. Much of what we do on a day-to-day basis relies on the power of hydrogen scale (pH). This is a scale of 0 to 14 showing … Continue reading

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IN THE NEWS – REMOTE CONTROL CLEANLINESS

Earlier this month in a well-publicized study researchers at the University of Houston found within the vast majority of guestrooms fecal matter in a number of places such as television remote controls and bedside lamp switches. We have a simple … Continue reading

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RENUE TO THE RESCUE!

We very recently received an urgent call from the corporate office of a large customer. They had acquired a high profile, full-service property that had been badly neglected. In short order we assembled a team to address almost all areas … Continue reading

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CHANDELIER NEEDING A CLEANING

We typically like to display beautifully cleaned items that we have addressed, but this picture shows some of the dust and debris we found on a hotel ballroom chandelier.

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SALTILLO TILE

In Southern California we cleaned an outdoor deck consisting of Saltillo tile, which originates from the eponymous Mexican village. After a five-step process that included stripping the old surface, the result was a wet, slip-resistant look which enhanced the natural … Continue reading

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