Saturday, November 16, 2013
With Thanksgiving only two weeks away people are scrambling to make arrangements for that weekend. Besides all the obvious food preparation and lists of "to do's" that get put together for that day, there is one overlooked item that gets missed, and that is the cleaning. Yes, those kitchen and dining room floors are usually thought of after the guest start arriving. You see it and hope they don't !
The hurry up last minute shuffle to vacuum and mop the days and nights before the party are exhausting and usually give only mediocre results for all the hard work that a homeowner puts into the job.
This time of year is a great time to get a professional cleaning done just before the holidays. Even business owners can take advantage if getting that dirty old floor freshened up and smelling nice again. Carpet is especially dirty and has old stale allergens and bacteria trapped in them. Having them sanitized and hot water extracted will leave them better than new. Hard tile and grout surfaces can retain a better than new luster and can also be sealed once they are cleaned. That is one of the reasons they became so dirty in the first place! Get them sealed and make the next cleaning that much easier. Carpet is no different. You can put a factory approved scotch guard or stain protectant back into those fibers making a breeze to maintain afterwards.
Time is short and precious for most people. We know that anyone can clean if they put in the time and effort and do a pretty good job from a visual standpoint.
But why not have a company like Fast Finish come in and get that deep clean, that restorative clean that can't be done without the hi tech patent equipment that they utilize. The average house floor job takes about three hours of time and cleans up to 75% better than what any janitorial type service provider can do in 6 hours. Our heated water pressurized vacuum system and techniques are unmatched by chemicals and elbow grease methods of cleaning.
The benefits of this type of cleaning?
-More cleaned in less time
-Better results aesthetically
-Less frustration with inferior methods
-Safer around pets and children
-Cost effective long term when sealed
-True sanitized finish that can't be seen
-Lower regular maintanance costs
Salem Oregon residents and Polk and Marion county home and business owners reap the benefits of having Fast Finish professional services available to them. Fast Finish never schedules more than two jobs a day and all jobs are done by the owners. They take pride in their quality of work and do what it takes to garnish positive reviews from all the review sites. They offer a different type of clean than most people are used to. They love their work and it shows in the quality they leave behind. Their goal is to turn as many people into fans and cheerleaders for their business as possible.
To see more of their quality of work visit
Give them a trial run and become a raving fan too!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Several Salem Oregon residents that have had Fast Finish clean their tile and grout, have found that their investment looks better than they expected. The reason for this is the amount of time that passed since either being professionally cleaned or installed. Dirt and grime slowly accumulate into the grout lines changing their color and appearance unexpectedly.
When Fast Finish puts their patent system to work, it sanitizes and lifts the emulsified dirt and grease particles. The pressurized hot steam rinse is vacuumed up at high speed leaving no trace if dirt and bacteria. The result automatically leaves a fresh smell and appearance from the lack of bacteria that once resided in the surface pores.
Flushing out the grout lines leaves the pores open so it is advised to seal them with a Fast Finish grout sealer afterwards. This allows the home or business owner to mop without the grime and dirty mop water to seep back in. The years of easy maintenance after is worth the extra investment and will outlast anything that can be purchased at one of the big box stores.
Fast Finish has also released a few rare specials for Angie's list members for the fall and winter months. It does not include the grout line sealing, but the money that is saved for purchasing the cleaning makes the extra add on worth it's weight in gold. It is also worth mentioning that Fast Finish is one of the few companies that have the diversity to clean multiple surface types and provide protectant for each of them. They can even refinish several different types of surfaces as well as do full restorations of concrete surfaces. See this transformed entry way that now adorns a cut stone tile look made from hybrid cement polymers.
Amazing work to say the least. If it can't be cleaned it can be resurfaced and restored to better than new. It is no wonder That Fast Finish ranks number one as a service provider on Angie's list.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
We have two blogs for Fast Finish and have been doing a one years experiment on what drives people to our web site. For a small business or even a large one for that matter, they rely on placement of their web site services on the first page of the search engines. Usually, when I do a quick search for information, I rarely need to go beyond the first page that displays whatever topic I type into google, bing, yahoo, etc... In fact I usually don't have to or need to scroll down any further than the top 5-10 listings. I suspect this is true for most people as well. So when a local client types in pressure washing in Salem Oregon and sees Fast Finish listed several times with reviews, blogs, etc.. We know that everything is working as intended. It also seems like the more we update our blogs and customers do reviews the more the phone rings from google searches. The web crawlers pick up on all the activity and then pushes our business information higher in the search results. All that to say this- we are not experts at web sites, SEO work or even blogging. What we are experts at is surface restoration, cleaning and making our customers loyal fans by the type of work we do for them. Granted, our area is limited to the residents of Salem Oregon and the surrounding areas, but we do have impact that reaches farther than our home town in which we reside.
We love sharing information, tips and tricks for other cleaning companies looking to be successful at making customers fans in their home town too. We believe that sharing this information will one day return to us ten fold.
What do you think?...
Saturday, September 28, 2013
The last three months of the year can be a challenge for most cleaning companies. The weather plays a big impact on their ability to provide cleaning services for a lot of residential customers. The companies that are one dimensional in their approach to cleaning can suffer huge setbacks in the late fall and winter months. A lot of companies, if they did well during the premium months will focus on their marketing and web sites for the upcoming year. Other more established companies might be diversified enough with commercial business to make it through the holidays and weather seasons.
Oregon residents withdraw a bit during the holidays in regards to cleaning. There are less home sales, and traffic in and out if the home and even less around the wet landscapes outside the home. Other than raking leaves and trimming some of the overgrowth, outdoor activities around the yard come to a standstill. The deck and patio cleaning goes away until the spring sun returns. Even exterior house and roof washing will get overlooked once the weather moves in. For years I approached my maintenance the same way, wait for good weather to get it done.
Some of the best cleaning times, especially for driveways, walkways, patios, siding and roofs is during the wet season.
Moss is a friend to the wet season as most Oregonians know from experience.
But what most residents don't know is that it slowly destroys and breaks down the surfaces to which it clings.
Removing the moss and molds during the wet season is a great idea. Finding a cleaning company that works in the weather is awesome. The product that is typically used in conjunction with removal needs and likes a wet surface. It actually works better with a wet surface and some dwell time. This insures a much deeper clean. It also requires less pressure in the case of cement and aggregate drives and walkways. Less pressure is always better so as not to damage the surface.
Also less pressure is important when siding or roofing is bring cleaned. Less experienced companies can take years of life off the hood and siding by using a pressure only method of cleaning.
Fast Finish Surface Restorations utilizes the perfect system for cleaning any surface. 1)Heat 2) Cleaning agent 3) pressure.
Usually a pie chart represents 1/3 of each
Ingredient pretty well. Knowing when to use less of one ingredient and more of another is an art form. Then add that the proper cleaning agent is crucial in getting the desired finish. This is where Fast Finish seperates from the rest of the heard. Knowing chemical properties for cleaning and the raw chemicals that are needed for specific surfaces sets them apart from all other Salem Oregon cleaners. Add in the knowledge and ability to clean during the fall and winter months makes them the perfect choice for any cleaning project.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Gloeocapsa magma is a species of cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are an ancient line of photosynthesizing bacteria, which photolyze water generating oxygen gas. Ancient cyanobacteria were ancestral to the chloroplasts of all plants on earth. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Gloeocapsa magma
Algae, molds, mildews, bacteria,and mosses directly decompose and break down roofing materials.
Every roof in Oregon has it and it shortens the life of every roof in the Salem Oregon, Dallas Oregon, Independence Oregon, Monmouth Oregon, Keizer Oregon areas. Left untreated and you could spend thousands in roof repairs or replacement.
Not only roofs but decks, fences and siding are home to the bacteria and damage that can become permanent is just around the corner if left untreated.