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Cleaning For A Reason

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Tuesday, October 08, 2013


Cleaning For A Reason


Fighting cancer is difficult enough without having to worry about all the other day-to-day tasks. Dura-Shine Clean is here to help. We’re proud to announce our continued partnership with the Cleaning for a Reason Foundation, bringing free home cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment. 

This is the seventh consecutive year Dura-Shine Clean has partnered with this great organization. Women who take part the program receive complimentary monthly residential cleanings. Participants receive Dura-Shine Clean’s complete home cleaning package, taking care of their essential cleaning needs in addition to floors, bathrooms, and living spaces. “Providing these services to women in our community is one of my favorite ways we give back,” Carlos Martinez commented on the program. “We focus on their cleaning, so they can focus on their health.” To date, Dura-Shine Clean has provided over 300 free cleanings to women in the Tri-Cities area. Women undergoing cancer treatment or individuals which know someone who could benefit from this service are encouraged to contact Dura-Shine Clean at 509.543.9608.

The Cleaning for a Reason Foundation partners with professional residential maid services to offer professional house cleanings to help women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. To date, the foundation has coordinated over 14,000 cleanings with over 1,000 maid services across the United States. For more information on this program, visit cleaningforareason.org




Dura-Shine Clean, LLC is a full-service cleaning company celebrating 20 years in the cleaning industry. Founded in 1993 and based out of Pasco, Washington, Dura-Shine Clean offers superior commercial and residential cleaning to Eastern Washington. Dura-Shine Clean provides commercial janitorial services, floor care, window cleaning, residential, carpet cleaning, and event and construction cleanup. In addition, Dura-Shine Clean provides janitorial services for specialized businesses such as healthcare and industrial facilities. For more information visit www.dura-shineclean.com or contact us at 866.625.7647.

Slice Dollars Off Energy Bills

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Slice Dollars Off Energy Bills


As food and fuel prices rise, saving money on energy has become more important than ever. Try these useful tips and take a more frugal approach to your energy use.

Insulate Your Electrical Outlets. This helps prevent a rush of cold air flowing into the house. Check with your electric company, as most provide insulating foam pads.

Wash your dishes correctly. Fill the basin with hot water when you do your dishes. You’ll use less water and save on all that heat for water that would just go down the drain as you rinse.

Do not use the dry cycle on your dishwasher. Open the door and let them air dry.

Let the air dry your clothes. Dry your wash on a clothesline or wooden drying stand in the bathroom.

Vacuum the coils behind your refrigerator every four to six months. This helps cut electrical use and will cut down on the noise your refrigerator spews.

Turn down the water temperature. If you have to dilute your hot water with cold to prevent scalding yourself, it’s time to adjust your heater. 


Dura-Shine Clean, LLC is a full-service cleaning company celebrating 20 years in the cleaning industry. Founded in 1993 and based out of Pasco, Washington, Dura-Shine Clean offers superior commercial and residential cleaning to Eastern Washington. Dura-Shine Clean provides commercial janitorial services, floor care, window cleaning, residential, carpet cleaning, and event and construction cleanup. In addition, Dura-Shine Clean provides janitorial services for specialized businesses such as healthcare and industrial facilities. For more information visit www.dura-shineclean.com or contact us at 866.625.7647.


Biohazard Zone? Be Wary of These Dangerous Workplace Areas

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Biohazard Zone? Be Wary of These "Dangerous" Workplace Areas



Is your workplace a breeding ground for germs and disease? Don’t freak out. Just be aware of these areas where germs may be waiting. Washing your hands regularly and keeping hand sanitizer at your desk can combat germs. Even better? Call Dura-Shine Clean and ask how we can help maintain your facility to help maintain your employee’s health.

  • Telephones. People breath on them all day making them illness waiting to happen.
  • Computer keyboards. Food, hair, and fibers can get trapped between and underneath the keys.
  • Computer mice. Again, you and your co-workers handle these all the time.
  • Elevator buttons. Everyone, sick or well, has to press a button to get to where he or she is going.
  • Conference rooms. Meetings are great places for people to shake hands, eat, use the phone, and spread germs.
  • Break rooms. Germs and bacteria can grow wherever people eat.



Dura-Shine Clean, LLC is a full-service cleaning company celebrating 20 years in the cleaning industry. Founded in 1993 and based out of Pasco, Washington, Dura-Shine Clean offers superior commercial and residential cleaning to Eastern Washington. Dura-Shine Clean provides commercial janitorial services, floor care, window cleaning, residential, carpet cleaning, and event and construction cleanup. In addition, Dura-Shine Clean provides janitorial services for specialized businesses such as healthcare and industrial facilities. For more information visit www.dura-shineclean.com or contact us at 866.625.7647.

October Featured Recipe: Pumpkin Roll

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Tuesday, October 08, 2013

October Featured Recipe: Pumpkin Roll


Fall is here, and this month's recipe combines pumpkin and cream cheese all rolled into a wonderful dessert. Enjoy!


Cake

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, if desired 
Filling
  • 1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar 
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan; line with parchment or waxed paper. Grease and flour paper; set aside. Arrange clean thin, cotton kitchen towel on counter; sprinkle with powdered sugar. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in small bowl. Combine eggs and sugar in large bowl; beat until thickened. Add pumpkin; beat until well mixed. Stir in flour mixture. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with walnuts, if desired.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched. Immediately loosen cake from edges of pan; invert onto prepared towel. Remove pan; carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake in towel while hot, starting with 10-inch side. Cool completely on wire rack.

Beat cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, softened butter and vanilla in small bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake; remove towel. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.


Dura-Shine Clean, LLC is a full-service cleaning company celebrating 20 years in the cleaning industry. Founded in 1993 and based out of Pasco, Washington, Dura-Shine Clean offers superior commercial and residential cleaning to Eastern Washington. Dura-Shine Clean provides commercial janitorial services, floor care, window cleaning, residential, carpet cleaning, and event and construction cleanup. In addition, Dura-Shine Clean provides janitorial services for specialized businesses such as healthcare and industrial facilities. For more information visit www.dura-shineclean.com or contact us at 866.625.7647.