Links & Helpful Hints

This is an ongoing & updating page, to share with you, some of our favorite Links & Helpful Hints.

Whether it’s spills, Uh-Oh’s, “Quick Fido had an accident” or just “who can we call about this? ” Check these out. We hope they help you!

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There are approximately 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet, and they excrete as much as half a pint of moisture each day. Good reason to clean your carpets!!

 

Why should you scotchgard your carpet after some years?

Scotchgard protects against both oil and water based stains / fibers resist soiling better / Spills on Scotchgard protected carpet can easily be removed before they become stains / helps stains release more easily when carpet & upholstery is cleaned / helps carpet & upholstery stay clean longer / it is effective against fruit drinks, soft drinks & frozen fruit treats.

Improves vacuuming – Vacuuming is actually more effective with the carpet has Scotchgard protector applied. Dirt is more easily removed, and requires fewer passes with the vacuum cleaner.

Simplifies spill cleanup – It helps keep spills from becoming hard-to-remove spots or stains. Scotchgard repels liquids, so spills can be removed quickly and easily.

Professional application – The best time to apply Scotchgard protector is right after a Profession Cleaning; I WILL ensure that the product is applied correctly. Regular vacuuming & prompt cleanup of any spills will help maintain that freshly cleaned look for a long time.

 

Radio spot through KUIK & the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. (ugh, hate to hear my own voice! Kelly – lol!!)

http://hillsboro.kuik.com/production/BusinessVoice/businessvoice031411.mp3


Did you know cleaning your carpet with some professional carpet cleaners can actually void your warranty? Ask us who & why that’s so.


A Dusty little secret from Good Housekeeping Mag. – Each year, a typical 6 room home accumulates 40 pounds of dust!  This is shed skin, dander & fibers from your family, pets, furniture plus dirt, pollen & other grime from outdoors. Yuck! Let’s get those vacuums going!

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60% of household dust comes from outside, most significantly, from shoes! So you have to leave the footwear in the foyer or mudroom upon entering your home.

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To clean up a red wine spill or other spills – don’t throw that towel down yet!   Pour table salt on it first. Wait until it soaks it up then scoop it up. Then if there is any residual left, clean with a little white vinegar & water or soap & water.

If it won’t come out – CALL US!

We have ways of dealing with naughty spots!!


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Important info on hiring guys like me – From Oregon CCB newsletter –

Handyman exemption – By Stan J, CCB enforcement manager

Is there a “handyman” who is exempt from CCB licensing?
Yes, however:
• The total value of the “contract” or agreement with the property owner
must be less than $1,000
• Handyman can only perform “casual, minor and inconsequential” work
• A handyman cannot advertise!!

Here are some of the details:
Casual, minor and inconsequential: This may not include any work where a structural element is involved, a permit is required, or window or doors are replaced. (This is not a complete list of prohibited activities.)

Soliciting work: This includes advertising, flyers, business cards, signs, or hanging around a home improvement store & asking people if they need a contractor or handyman. Basically, the only practical way they can obtain work is word of mouth & referrals!!

The under $1,000 limit: This includes all written or oral agreements. As an example, the handyman agrees to build a shed for $800 & then the property owner says he wants more work done. The additional work will cost $300. The handyman has now become an unlicensed contractor & is subject to civil penalty since the total of the contracts exceeds the $1,000 limit..

So there is some helpful info. Before hiring someone go here & check on their CCB #

http://search.ccb.state.or.us/search/