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Cleaning Services in Florida Blog

What distinguishes Goldstar Cleaning from the competition is the pride we take in our workmanship. Whether we’re cleaning terrazzo in a Fort Lauderdale home or cleaning marble in a Miami municipal building, our commitment to quality is evident in everything we do. In fact, we offer a guarantee of satisfaction on every job.

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Health Dangers to Your Family of Dirty Carpets Vacuuming Alone Won’t Cure    Scientific evidence from the National Center for Healthy Housing demonstrates if not properly maintained rugs and carpets in your home can be a serious threat to the health and safety of your family. Without proper regular cleaning carpets and rugs can lead to increased illness especially for family members already suffering from asthma, COPD or other respiratory conditions. For this reason carpet, especially wall-to-wall, is not recommended for homes with asthma or allergies sufferers. Carpets trap food, moisture, dirt, pet dander, feces, pollen, pesticides, lead-dust among other pollutants and can harbor dust mites and cockroaches which are triggers for asthma. Regular vacuuming can significantly lower allergen levels in rugs and carpets especially if you use a HEPA vacuums.   The Problem of Vacuuming Alone The issue with regular vacuuming is that the health hazards it causes can...
5 Marble Floor Cleaning Tips from Fort Lauderdale’s Master of Marble Your marble floors are often an expensive investment and need regular cleaning and maintenance to maintain their beauty. But marble cleaning can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. Fear not, by understanding some of the basics it can be a fairly simple process. Here are a few tips:   1.    Use the Right Stuff. In order to extend the life of your marble floors and keep them looking shiny it’s important to use the proper cleaning materials. Using the wrong cleaning products can damage your marble. There are many options available. Be sure to avoid cleaning materials that contain any descaling agents and use a sponge or soft piece of cloth to apply them.   2.  Seal the marble Marble surfaces require sealing for protection from water, moisture and dust. You can purchase sealant from most local hardware...
Marble Floor Polishing Tips from Fort Lauderdale’s Master of Marble When it comes to marble floor polishing learning the proper technique is essential to keeping your marble floors looking beautiful and avoiding any damage. You will need to take the proper precautions before you even start polishing. If you have a spill on marble floors, you clean it up right away. Certain marbles stain very easily, especially with juice or nail polish remover that causing pitting. Marble is porous, so stains seep into the stone and often get trapped. Wipe spills like coffee, wine, and juices up immediately.  Try using plain warm, tap water (not well water), and a mild soap to wipe up spills.  Whatever you do, do not ever use any types of acids like lemon juice or vinegar on natural marble.  Products containing these acids damage your marble. Whatever you do, do not ever use any types of...
Davie’s Tile and Grout Cleaning Experts Offer These Cost Saving Tips Regular mopping will usually keep the tile clean but the entire floor will take on a grimy look once the grout gets dirty. Grout is porous so dirt and mold get absorbed into the grout making it really tough to clean. If you are a Davie homeowner, cleaning grout and tile floors is probably one your least favorite household chores. You may be tempted to hire someone to do it or just skip it. If you decide to take on this tough task here are a few professional tips. Use a flat head screwdriver to remove any damaged grout. Use a squirt bottle for rinsing and an old towel. Cleaning tile can be tough on your knees be sure to us knee pads Avoid abrasive cleaners that can scratch the tile like Comet or Ajax, try a vinegar and water...
Weston’s Tile and Grout Cleaning Experts Offer Money Saving DIY Tips If you are a Weston homeowner, cleaning grout and tile floors is probably one your least favorite household chores. You may be tempted to hire someone to do it or just skip it. Regular mopping will usually keep the tile clean but the entire floor will take on a grimy look once the grout gets dirty. Grout is porous so dirt and mold get absorbed into the grout making it really tough to clean. If you decide to take on this tough task here are a few professional tips Avoid abrasive cleaners that can scratch the tile like Comet or Ajax, try a vinegar and water solutions instead. Try using an old toothbrush for scrubbing the grout lines. Use a flat head screwdriver to remove any damaged grout. Use a squirt bottle for rinsing and an old towel. Cleaning tile...
5 Carpet Cleaning Tips from Weston Florida’s Master of Marble Carpet cleaning can be a challenge particularly when you have stubborn stains so to help you out, Weston, FL's carpet cleaning guru Benny Balistreri offers these 5 professional carpet cleaning tips. Your carpet is perhaps the most important impression setting feature in your home. Your walls can have a fresh coat of paint, the furniture can be new and tasteful and your carpet can be clean except for that one little grease spot or wine stain and all anyone will see are those spots on the carpet. Removing stains can be problematic particularly if they are allowed to sit for any time. Just as bad as ignoring a stain when it occurs is trying to clean it improperly. Our natural inclination to scrub and rub a stain actually does nothing but spread the stain and embeds it deeper in the fabric....
Tile and Grout Cleaning – Are You Ready For This? For Boca Raton homeowners, cleaning tile and grout floors is probably one of the least desirable household chores that they face. Tile and grout floors are beautiful and commonly used in homes across Florida particularly in kitchens and bathrooms. Regular mopping will typically keep the tile clean but the whole floor will eventually take on a dingy appearance because of the grout. Grout is a porous material so unlike tile, dirt, grime grit and even mold does not sit on top of the surface but is actually absorbed into the grout. It is double tough to clean. Unless you call a professional tile and grout cleaning service, there is no way to get rid of the dingy look without getting down on your hands and knees with a toothbrush or narrow scrub brush. Are You Really Ready For This? We suggest...
Tips on Tile and Grout Cleaning for Fort Lauderdale  Homeowners One of the least liked household chores for Fort Lauderdale homeowners is tile and grout cleaning. Tile and grout flooring is beautiful and very popular across South Florida but it is a real pain to keep clean and stain free. The tile isn't the problem, it's that porous grout that holds the tile together that is the culprit. You can blow an entire Saturday morning on your hands and knees scrubbing away in an attempt to clean a material that just doesn't want to be cleaned. Because of grouts composition, it actually absorbs dirt, soap scum, and other debris. Bathroom grout presents a special problem because condensation from showers and damp floors present a perfect breeding ground for mold. Any way you cut it, grout presents a cleaning challenge and it’s a challenge that many homeowners make even worse by putting...
Tile and Grout Cleaning in Pembroke Pines Tile and grout cleaning is one of those chores that Pembroke Pines homeowners love to put off and who can blame them. Grout, because of its porous nature is exceptionally difficult to get clean. Dirt, grime and debris don't sit on top of grout it is actually absorbed into the material. The only thing that actually isn't in the grout is soap scum…that sits on top. Lovely. When homeowners mop their tile and grout floors what they are really cleaning is the tile. There are several good tile cleaners on the market but even if you get the tile sparkling clean they will be outlined by dull or dingy grout giving the entire floor a "dirty" appearance. There are two ways to correct this situation; do it yourself or call a pro. Grab a Toothbrush and Strap On the Knee Pads If you are...
DIY Marble Cleaning for Fort Lauderdale Home and Business Owners For many homeowners and businesses in Fort Lauderdale, marble cleaning can be a time consuming daily chore. Marble is a beautiful stone and a lovely addition to the décor of any business or home but it is also somewhat fragile. Marble is exceptionally porous and is susceptible to easy staining and scratching. To keep your marble flooring, walls and countertops in optimum condition means eliminating dirt, dust and spills at least daily. Anything else will most likely result in a stain or a scratch. How you clean marble is just as important as cleaning frequency. Experts suggest a dust mop or microfiber duster be used daily to dust or sweep the surfaces for the easiest and most effective way to keep marble clean. There will be times however, when a dusting just won't cut it and you will need to use...
DIY Marble Cleaning for Boca Raton Floors and Countertops Cleaning marble in Boca Raton homes and businesses is a daily chore. Marble is a gorgeous stone and has become exceptionally popular in Boca Raton but because it is a relatively fragile stone it can be a challenge to keep clean and lustrous. Marble is a form of limestone and as such has high calcium content and is very porous. This means that marble can be easily stained by liquids (even rinse water from mopping) and can be scratched by something as small as a grain of sand. Protecting your marble floors from these hazards means keeping them dry and free of any abrasives that might cause damage. Experts agree the best way to do that is to immediately dry any spills and to dust daily to remove dirt and grit. Daily dusting often is a casualty of modern life. There simply...
DIY Marble Cleaning for Miami Home and Business Owners In Miami cleaning marble floors and countertops can prove to be a challenging and time consuming task. Marble is beautiful and it fits in so well with the Miami image but it is also a fragile stone that requires special attention. Marble is essentially limestone which means it has high calcium content and is porous. These two characteristics make the stone highly susceptible to staining and etching. Spills in the bathroom or kitchen can be absorbed by the stone quickly causing stains and items as small as a grain of sand can scratch the surface. So how do you keep your marble clean and protect its surface? There's no silver bullet. You need to clean marble surfaces daily or risk staining and scratching. Marble experts recommend you dust-mop or use a microfiber duster to clean marble floors or counters frequently to keep...
DIY Marble Cleaning for Pembroke Pines Homes and Businesses Home and business owners in Pembroke Pines who have marble floors face an ongoing challenge cleaning marble. Marble is a beautiful stone and has become very popular in both homes and businesses but it is also a relatively fragile material that requires special and frequent cleaning. Marble is exceptionally porous which means it will absorb stain causing liquids (including rinse water) and can be scratched or etched by something as small as a grain of sand. To prevent damaging or staining your expensive flooring it's recommended that you sweep or dust the surface daily to remove dirt before it has a chance to build up and cause damage. At some point even the most fastidious cleaner will have to mop the surface. The key to mopping marble without staining it is using a minimal amount of water and a ph neutral cleaning...
Are Your Knees Ready for Kitchen Tile and Grout Cleaning? When homeowners in Pembroke Pines decide to clean their kitchen tile and grout surfaces they had better hope that their knees are in good condition. While tile and grout make beautiful floors, countertops and backsplashes, grout is extremely difficult to clean and it's usually the grout that is making the surface look dingy. Grout is the soft, porous material that holds the tile in place. Because it is porous it tends to absorb all the liquid spills and dirt and debris that are common in your kitchen…the room with more traffic than any other in your house. There simply isn't a household cleaner that you can mop or wipe on and successfully clean grout. There are recipes for do it yourself grout cleaning solutions listed online but they all require a stiff bristled brush and a lot of scrubbing, much...
The Challenge of Kitchen Tile and Grout Cleaning If the tile and grout in your Fort Lauderdale kitchen is looking a bit dingy and dull, you may want to think twice about your options for getting it clean. Tile is becoming very popular in Florida homes and is commonly used for floors, countertops and backsplashes. Tile itself is fairly easy to clean but the grout that surrounds it is a different matter. Grout is a relatively soft porous material that has a propensity to trap and absorb kitchen spills as well as the dirt and grime that is tracked in by shoes, sandals, bare feet and paws. The kitchen is the most trafficked space in your entire home. Getting that dirt and debris out of grout is a real challenge. Fort Lauderdale You Have Options When Cleaning Kitchen Tile and Grout The fact of the matter is there simply isn't a...
Cleaning Kitchen Tile and Grout isn't as Easy as it Sounds If it's time to clean the tile and grout in your Boca Raton kitchen you may want to review your options. Tile is a very popular material and growing in popularity in Florida homes. It wears well, is attractive and can stand up to most types of dirt and spills. Unfortunately, tile needs grout to hold it in place and that material can be an exceptional challenge to clean. In kitchens tile and grout are most commonly used for flooring, countertops and backsplashes. All of these areas are subject to spills and the floors get more foot traffic than any other flooring in the house. Tile is an exceptionally durable flooring material but grout is soft and porous making it a perfect trap for dirt, grease, crumbs and liquid spills. Take a look at your kitchen tile. If it appears...
Tile and grout is an exceptionally popular material used in flooring, backsplashes, shower walls and countertops but as a Weston homeowner you probably already know that cleaning kitchen tile and grout surfaces can be a major challenge. You want your whole house to be clean but you especially want the room where you prepare meals to be sparkling clean, and tile, or more specifically grout, can make that a difficult task to accomplish. Everybody in the family, from toddlers in bare feet to adults in work shoes or sandals to family pets, finds their way into the kitchen every day. The kitchen gets more traffic per square foot than any other room in the house. With all of those feet, shoes and paws tracking in dirt and dust it is not surprising that kitchen floors need cleaning more frequently than other spaces in the home. Grout loves dirt and grime. Grout...
Cleaning Bathroom Tile and Grout in Pembroke Pines Made Easy If your Pembroke Pines home needs bathroom tile and grout cleaning you can either call a professional cleaning service or you can attempt to do the job yourself. If you decide to go the do it yourself route you are going to learn pretty quickly that cleaners available at your local store simply aren't up to the task. And if you think all that will be required is a vigorous mopping, you are going to have to rethink your strategy. If you Google "how to clean bathroom tile and grout" you'll find a dozen articles and videos each offering up some combination of bleach, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, lime juice and vinegar as the "secret sauce" to get tile and grout clean. All of them will include a narrow brush (like a toothbrush) that you'll need to scrub the floor while...
For many centuries, marble has been admired for beauty.  Because it is a limestone that has been created into a gorgeous building material, it is commonly used in Boca Raton homes.  As sturdy and beautiful as it is, caring for marble and polishing your marble floor in Boca Raton is essential to keep these floors looking new. Marble is porous, so stains seep into the stone and often get trapped.  Goldstar Cleaning Services specializes in Marble Cleaning and Polishing.  The first thing this Boca Raton Master of Marble recommends is to wipe spills like coffee, wine, and juices up immediately.  Try using plain warm, tap water (not well water), and a mild soap to wipe up spills.  Whatever you do, do not ever use any types of acids like lemon juice or vinegar on natural marble.  Products containing these acids damage your marble. Your best bet is to have a professional...
The best way to clean an oriental rug is to not ever let someone wear shoes when walking on it, never allow food, wine or other edibles near it, or keep it rolled up.  But we all know these ways of oriental rug cleaning in Miami are near impossibilities.   Goldstar Cleaning, a professional oriental rug cleaning company in Miami, recommends these tips for cleaning your oriental rugs.  However, reminder that having your oriental rug cleaned by professionals is always a safer bet.  Especially if the stains are food spill or pet urine.  So to start, first take sure the area where you will try and clean your oriental rug is clean itself.  Take your oriental rug to your utility room or garage, or outside on the driveway.  After you confirm the area is clean, lay the rug flat.  Vacuum both sides of the rug really well to release dirt.  Find a...