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Keeping Your Gold Coast, Chicago Floors Spotless With Help From ServiceMaster Cleaning By Simons


    Every home has its own unique style, from the décor and paint, to the layout and flooring. Keeping all these areas of your home clean is important, but proper care for your flooring is the one feature that people tend to overlook. Simply mopping and vacuuming may not be enough, especially if you have porous tiles that can trap dirt and grime more easily than non-porous tiles.

    There are a wide variety of styles and materials available when it comes to tile flooring in your home, but porous or non-porous are two of the main categories. Ceramic and porcelain are examples of non-porous tiles, as these types are both baked in kilns and can take a polish or glaze finish to further smooth and protect the surfaces. Porous tiles include natural stone tiles made from quarry, marble, slate and sandstone. Because these types of rock are naturally porous, they often require a seal coating in order to prevent stains from leaching into their surfaces when used as tile flooring. Despite a good protective coating, however, tile floors in kitchens, bathrooms, and entryways take a lot of daily wear and tear that can leave significant amount of dirt behind.

    Taking good care of your flooring will allow it to last for many years and will prevent you from having to replace badly stained or moisture-damaged tiles. Regularly using a dust mop on your floor will keep dirt from being embedded into the pores of the tile.

    After dust mopping, use a microfiber mop to clean the tiles. Using a solution of vinegar diluted with water should do the trick to remove tough stains. This method is also good for removing salt stains. Using a damp cloth to wipe the area dry instead of air-drying will also help keep water from seeping into the pores in the tiles. You should never use abrasive pads because they can scratch the surface, especially for ceramic tiles.

    For tougher floor cleaning tasks, a professional service may be needed to get the job done. With winter on its way out,it’s time to bring a little spring intoyour stylish Gold Coast home, The experts at ServiceMaster Cleaning By Simons have the know-how and the equipment to tackle tough, set-in stains. Contact us at 773-376-1110 today!


    • Nasutsa Mabwa

      Nasutsa Mabwa is President of ServiceMaster by Simons, a MBE/WBE City of Chicago and State of Illinois certified firm. She is a 2020 Daily Herald Business Ledger C-Suite awardee, a member of Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40 and a 2018 ServiceMaster(c) Achiever Award recipient. She is a Civic Federation Board Member, an Advisory Board Member for as President Elect on the Executive Committee for the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. She is IICRC certified for WRT & FSRT.

      About ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons
      Restoration By Simons is an MBE/WBE certified firm and family-run company serving both Cook and Lake County, Illinois. Recently, the company was awarded a variety of honors, including the SB100 Best of Small Business Award Winner 2021, Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, recipient of the 2020 Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, and the recipient of the 2020 Skokie Business of the Year Award, Honorable Mention Category. Restoration By Simons provides disaster restoration services including water and flood damage restoration, fire and smoke damage restoration, mold remediation, to residential and commercial customers in both Cook and Lake County IL.

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