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I'm Ronnie Brown. In 1997 Anita and I opened Clean Zone. With three kids (one only six months old) running around our home, we were committed to creating a healthy indoor environment. This had a direct impact on the cleaning agents and methods we used in our business. 20+ years later, creating a healthy indoor environment is still our goal. More Green-More Clean!

By cleanzone102561, Feb 25 2020 12:03AM

I am sure we have all heard someone say that they would like to remove their carpet because it contributes to asthma, allergies or poor air quality in the home. This sentiment as been repeated for so long that it has become accepted as “common knowledge” to many.

Since starting our service business, in 1997 I cannot tell you how many times we have heard this from well intentioned folks who are convinced it is a fact even though scientific studies continue to show otherwise.

Carpet that is properly maintained may actually be beneficial to indoor air quality by trapping and holding dust and other household soils which would be easily be stirred up, on hard surfaces. Carpet has many benefits in addition to trapping soil. These include sound dampening and comfort. It also provides a cushioned landing for trips and falls as well as protection for dropped items. This is an important consideration if there are young children or elderly in the home.

By understanding that carpet is a great “filter” we must accept the fact that the “filter” must be cleaned to insure the greatest benefit to the indoor environment. We know that proper cleaning means that we, as professional cleaners, must use methods and agents which meet indoor air quality standards. This is why we use Green Seal Certified Procyon pre-conditioner and rinse with clean, super-heated water.

Unfortunately, many (so called) professional cleaning companies use outdoor degreasers and harsh chemicals which were never intended to be used in the home. This will inevitably have an adverse effect on indoor air quality in addition to damaging the carpet and causing rapid re-soiling.

We at Clean Zone hope this information will help provide you with a better understanding regarding carpet in your living space. If you have any questions please give us a call.

The following link contains the excerpts listed below and is a great reference for information regarding indoor air quality as it relates to carpet

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http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.584.7675&rep=rep1&type=pdf

• In 2003 a panel of ten academic and industry researchers and technical specialists met at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on July 29-30, 2003, to critically examine peer-reviewed or otherwise credible science with regard to the positive or negative attributes of carpet in the modern indoor environment.

• The primary objective of the expert review was to examine key studies that address carpet as a major contributor to indoor environmental quality and as a possible source of adverse human response.

• A comprehensive review of the literature supports the contention that carpet is a significant positive contributor to the quality of life indoors.

• As with any high-volume-use indoor product, when carpet is reasonably maintained, it poses no adverse exposures or health effects. When installed and maintained as intended, carpet is not a risk to public health. When examined in proportion to its use, carpet is associated with minimal complaints, consumer dissatisfaction or concern.

• A large proportion of the developed world’s population is exposed to carpet, and so it is remarkable and significant that this review found no epidemiological or toxicological studies presenting clear or direct evidence that exposure to carpet in any environment causes an adverse human health response.

• When weighing the different factors in making a flooring selection, health effects, if considered at all with regard to carpet, should be considered in a positive rather than negative context.

• In the past 10 years there has been a generalized trend for the removal of carpet in home and public places. This has been widely recommended and has occurred despite the absence of studies demonstrating beneficial effects of isolated removal. Indeed, in Sweden between 1973 and 1990 there has been a 3-fold increase in asthma and allergy despite an 80% decline in carpeting and substitution and laminate flooring. (Devereux, 2003, pg 402)

• Proper maintenance and cleaning, employed proactively in a well-planned and managed built environment, can prevent or solve most problems related to IEQ issues.

• An effective cleaning program must emphasize (tested) technology directed at maximum extraction, minimum residue, safety, and ease of use

By cleanzone102561, Dec 12 2018 10:07PM

Are you tired of ugly, stained grout or do you just want a new grout color? We are your hometown grout cleaning, sealing and color sealing specialists. We have been taking care of tile and grout issues in Gainesville and Alachua County since 1997.

If you have ever spent hours on your hands and knees scrubbing your grout, you know how difficult it can be to remove soil from this porous material. Let us restore your grout with cleaning agents and equipment that not only transforms your grout but does it without using harsh chemicals that can damage it. After cleaning we can apply a clear penetrating sealer to help fill the tiny holes in the grout and help it to resist staining.

If your grout has permanent stains or if you just want to change the color, we can transform your grout with ColorClad. ColorClad® is a premium grade, solid color, tile grout sealant. It is oil repellent, stain resistant, breathable, flexible, waterproof, color stable and non-yellowing. It has excellent hiding and incorporates aluminum oxide for added durability. You can choose from 89 colors.

So if you are ready for beautiful grout, give us a call for a free quote.

By cleanzone102561, Nov 8 2018 05:27AM

If you have hardwood or engineered wood floors that look dull or dirty there is hope! If you thought your only option to make them shine again was sanding, we have great news. Our process deep cleans and etches the urethane top coat, which readies it for a special polish which contains urethane solids. Our process is dust free so there is no mess left behind.

This process helps with scuffs and light scratches but will not remove deep scratches through the urethane top coat or wear that has removed the urethane.

The Clean Zone wood cleaning and polishing service can be completed on an average home in one day. The newly polished wood floors are ready for light foot traffic one hour after polishing.

Wood floor sanding and refinishing is no longer the only option to making your hardwood beautiful again! For free information or to schedule a free estimate call Clean Zone today!

By cleanzone102561, Sep 10 2018 09:58PM

While natural stone is a beautiful choice for flooring and countertops it can be susceptible to scratching and dulling over time.

You may have heard the terms: Stone refinishing; Stone Polishing and Honing; Stone restoration, these

are all terms used to describe the process of returning natural stone to a beautiful Honed or Polished

finish.

If you notice that your travertine, marble, terrazzo or granite has become dull and in need of restoration we are your home town Stone Polishing and Restoration Company.

Even though each type of stone is very different in color, hardness and porosity, they all get dull and discolored over time. The dull appearance is usually due to an accumulation of fine scratches.

Acid based spills my also stain and etch many types of stone. When this happens the stone must be restored/polished by using diamond abrasives.

At Clean Zone, we use diamond resin pads on a machine specifically designed to hone and polish natural stone. We start with one of the low grit, grinding and honing diamonds (50, 110, 220, 400), then proceed with the polishing diamonds (800, 1500, 3000 or higher) and finally finish with a specialized Italian polishing powder.

If you want to use a local, family owned and operated company to bring your natural stone back to life Clean Zone is the company the call.

If you would like to know more, call Ronnie or Anita at 352-380-0102.

By cleanzone102561, Sep 10 2018 08:09PM

The process of spot removal can range from fairly easy to incredibly difficult. Spots may be defined as unwanted substances in carpet that are dry, water soluble or solvent soluble. Unfortunately, there really is no magic spot remover that works on all spots. Clean Zone has been doing spot and stain removal since 1997, and we quickly learned that we had to keep an arsenal of spot removal agents with us at all times.

To help our clients in Gainesville and the towns in and around Alachua County we can provide tips over the phone and we have provided a link to a spot removal guide published by Shaw, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer. https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/carpet/carpet-care-maintenance/stain-app-spill-removal

One thing that makes spot and stain removal more difficult is the length of time that the spot has been on the carpet. The longer any foreign substance stays on the carpet, the greater the chance of it causing a permanent stain. A stain is usally permanent (but may be removed with advanced techniques). Spots, left for too long may become stains. So please DO NOT let spots stay on your carpet any longer than you must.

If you would like to know more, call Clean Zone at 352-380-0102.

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