• What Kind of Surprise is Your Floor Offering Up this Easter?

    Easter eggs and chocolates, or the next cold or flu?

    Those little ones love the Easter Egg hunt about as much as they like putting those little hands in their mouths. What many may not consider, is that the Easter Egg Hunt holiday season sees us encouraging more contact with the floors. This is a two way street, as little hands pick up and put down the results of runny noses and outside play in the grass.

    Consider this… did you know that secondary infections are the number 4 killer of Americans, or that hospitals are now required to survey patients regarding the cleanliness of their grout after every visit… by law? They seek to draw the connection that stained grout, means unsealed grout. Unsealed grout means there are difficult to reach open pores, nooks and crannies in which dirt and nasties can hide.

    Sounds awful, but the reality is that if we are unable to get our floors or our grout clean then we may well have left a welcoming environment for germs.

    There are three things one can do to combat this health warzone.
    1. Clean before they come.

    2. Clean after the leave, and

    3. Make sure your grout is properly sealed.

    If you are feeling frustrated because you already do that, but are not happy with the results, no matter how hard you scrub or what you try, the issue may not be you, but rather your understanding of what is happening on your floor. As is often the case, understanding the root cause is the first step to achieving a solution, and in this case, its not just your floor, but likely your anxiety and frustration levels around getting the look you want, and the healthier environment your family deserves.

    MARBLELIFE Mold and Mildew Stain Remover is a non-bleach containing product designed to remove dirt, stains and provide a clean surface. Spray this on your mold and mildew stains and you will be amazed how quickly it goes to work removing those unsightly discolorations.

    Not all stains are mold related though. In fact, most dirt requires the presence of an oil in order to “stick” to the surface. This understanding is the basis for MARBLELIFE’s development of surfactant based cleaners. When one marries this simple understanding with the fact you already know that oil and water do not mix, its not a surprise that some cleaners struggle. MARBLELIFE’s surfactant based cleaners surround the oil droplet so tightly that it cannot see the water, while the surfactant is comfortable in both water on one end and oil on the other. As such, MARBLELIFE’s surfactant based daily cleaners are exceptional in their ability to lift oils out of and off of stone facilitating the ease of cleaning.

    We are not talking about a minor difference. Want to be amazed? Smear a little cooking oil on your mirror and see how rapidly Marble & Travertine Ready-To-Use Cleaner and Tile & Grout Cleaner Ready-To-Use cleaner remove the oil without streaking. Try that with vinegar and water.

    But how do you get into the nooks, crannies and pours where stubborn dirt hides and stains the grout. Scrub as you might, unless you can get into those pores it is tough to agitate that dirt away. Historically cleaning with high pressure water was the answer, driving water into each pore in an effort to flush the dirt out. This is the right first step, but unless one then seals those nooks, crannies and pores afterwards one is doomed to repeat the problem (to the benefit of the local carpet cleaner who is more than happy to keep coming back). There is a better and healthier way. Color Sealing your grout fills in each pore once and for all with a sealer color matched to your grout color to provide a solid surface with no where for the dirt to go, making it much easier to keep a clean home, and more importantly a healthier home.

    So when the guests come over to watch the little ones, and their attention is drawn to your floor … and your grout … you have a choice. Cringe and hope they don’t notice, or smile confident in the fact they are seeing a pristine, beautifully cleaned new floor.

    No embarrassment to this home owner, and no concerns for the little ones other than scrambling after those chocolate eggs.

    Need some help in your home…CALL MARBLELIFE. Products that solve the problem creating a happier and healthier home.