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Benefits of Pressure Washing You Don't Want To Miss

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Friday, June 26, 2015
Pressure washing is something most of us don't think a lot about. Mainly, because we put more value in keeping the inside of our home clean and tidy. But, that's like saying you value good health and hygiene, yet your clothes are unkempt. It works the same for homes, the exterior of your house is just as important as how you present the outside. The value of pressure washing goes beyond mere aesthetics. The homeowners and businesses we work with see an immediate difference when we pressure wash. Here is how it can benefit you.

Benefits of Pressure Washing


Pressure Washing and Curb Appeal

What do you want people to think when they drive by your house? You probably want them to think that it's a welcoming home with homeowners that pay attention to details. Your home's curb appeal is important. You keep your front lawn perfectly trimmed, so you should pay the same attention to your house. Pressure washing quickly removes, mildew, grime, dust, and other hard-to-remove stains. Pressure washing might be the solution to keeping your home, deck, driveway or concrete patio sparkling like new. Also, if you're selling your home it is an affordable way to increase your home's resale value.

Pressure Washing for Preventative Maintenance

Think of pressure washing as the multivitamins you take everyday. Regularly scheduled pressure washing can greatly increase the longevity of your property and prevent gradual rotting and decay. Keeping the outside clean as you do the inside can help you extend the life and vibrancy of your exterior siding, patio, or driveway.

Save Time and Effort with Pressure Washing

Yes, this is a benefit! Pressure washing can clean your home significantly faster and easier than other method of washing, like scrubbing. If done right, you can save the time used to prepare (or buy) a cleaning solution and scrub the area down. It's also effortless safe. You don't have to climb into a ladder to get into hard to reach places. Simply point your pressure washing sprayer to the area you want to reach. Dura-Shine Clean recommends you hire a professional to the do the job - pressure washing is only beneficial if done right and thoroughly. 

Contact Dura-Shine Clean Today
Dura-Shine Clean offer power washing and window washing to homeowners and businesses in the Tri-Cities, WA. Contact us for a quote and to schedule an appointment today. It is never too late to make your home shine!

Warmer weather, less worries

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Saturday, May 30, 2015
Warmer weather means Spring has officially sprung and summer is just around the corner - and it's time to start thinking about Spring cleaning! We hope you're enjoying Spring as much as we are. This time of year we are doing what we love best: cleaning up and making our customers shine (quite literally)!
 
Dura-Shine Clean believes in several things: our community, our employees, cleaning, and fun! Spring is the perfect time to ditch the broom and go outside, enjoy the great outdoors, or just take some time out in your day to enjoy some fun team-building activities at work. That does not include cleaning or picking up after others!
 
When you're worrying about overflowing office trashcans, or dusty fingerprints on your desk, it's hard to work on what you love. Are you working extra to tidy up your place of business? You shouldn't be. Spring is the perfect time to kick up the productivity where it's most valuable to you and your team.
 
If there is one thing we're most passionate about is knowing we helped our clients impress their clients. We're here to offer some handy tips to make the most of Spring and keep your spaces clean and productive.
 
Spring Cleaning Tips and News

Best spring cleaning tips

Spring is here in the Tri-Cities, WA! And what does that mean? It means it’s time to declutter, deep clean, and give your home or business that Spring Fresh vibe. Spring cleaning rids your space of pollens and germs that built up during winter.


Keep your office and the earth happy

Eco-friendly and safe cleaning products like Procter & Gamble and Spartan Chemical source only the safest components in their products. What we appreciate about the products we use is that both Procter & Gamble and Spartan Chemicals provide Safety Data sheets detailing the safety rating on every product they make. It's worth knowing that your place of business cares for the long-term health of it's employees.

 
Achieving work-life balance 

Work-life balance is not a myth. Sure, managing a home, a business, work and social commitments is no easy task but it can be done. With the right amount of mindfulness, planning, and knowing where your priorities are, you can achieve optimal fulfillment in both life and business. There is no better time to try than in Spring.
 
 
The team at Dura-Shine Clean wishes you a fun and productive Spring! Remember to stop and smell the roses, cause they are starting to bloom!
 
Need an extra sparkle in the workplace? Call us today at (509) 543-9608. Let Dura-Shine Clean’s knowledgeable and expert cleaning staff come in and give your office or commercial space a thorough, all-inclusive clean.  We'll enjoy it every step of the way!
 

Let Dura-Shine Clean Spring You Into a Clean House

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Thursday, April 09, 2015

Spring Cleaning the right way in the Tri-Cities WA
Do you see that outside? It’s Cherry Blossoms and green lawns! Spring is here in the Tri-Cities, WA! And what does that mean? It means it’s time to declutter, deep clean, and give your home that Spring Fresh vibe. Spring cleaning rids your home of pollens and germs that built up during winter. There are few things more satisfying that putting on your hardy yellow cleaning gloves, and getting to work on prepping your home for Spring Cleaning.  But, when it comes down to it Spring Cleaning can be a little intimidating. Do not worry! Dura-Shine Clean Residential and commercial cleaning is here to make sure the process is as easy and painless as possible.
 
After all we’re the best cleaning company in the Tri-Cities, WA. We know a thing or two about making your home shine. Spring is the ideal time to shake off the vestiges of winter, and remove all the dust, germs, and bacteria that have built up during the cold months of the year. Our Top-to-Bottom Deluxe Package is perfect for a thorough Spring Cleaning. We focus on details routinely ignored in a regular house cleaning, like hard-to-clean spaces, or spaces in a home that are not subject to the wear and tear of daily activity.
 
Dura-Shine Clean specializes in deep cleaning, window washing, and everything required to make sure home look like new this spring. But if you feel like getting started with the little details required for a full Spring Cleaning, here are some things to keep in mind!
 

Create a flexible Spring Cleaning Schedule

There are several more involved projects that require time, and more than a couple of hours, like pressure washing, and shampooing carpets. Create handy punch list of items you need done and spread them out over a couple of weekends in the March or April (Martha Stewart). Get your family to help you with smaller items. Don’t try to cram in too much in one day, Spring Cleaning is supposed to be fun!
 

Little things make a difference while Spring Cleaning

Spices, medicine cabinets, junk drawers, and storage bins full of old toys and clothes. Digging in, organizing, and decluttering these little spaces in your home can make a big difference. Let go of the old, so you can bring in the new! Consider donating toys and clothes to any of the nearby drop-off locations for Goodwill or Columbia Industries.
 

Remember the Spring Cleaning Logistics

Whether you decide to clean from inside out, or outside in, upstairs to downstairs, it helps to have a plan to help you and your family stay focused and help you tackle the job at hand with as little stress possible. Having a Spring Cleaning Checklist handy is also very useful! Download this handy checklist to get started?
 
Need help with the deeper clean? Don’t hesitate to give us a call this Spring. Dura-Shine Clean is the leading residential and commercial cleaning company and Tri-Cities, WA. We service Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, WA and all surrounding areas. 

The Best Gift: Give the gift of clean

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Thursday, December 11, 2014

The holiday season is an especially busy time for everyone. We've got Christmas wish lists to fulfill, shopping to do, traveling, decorating, holiday parties, and family dinners. That means we have busier homes and less time to keep it clean. In fact, cleaning is one of the top stressors during the Holidays. According to a poll conducted by Hoover, cleaning is the #2 stressor around the holidays, followed by cooking and baking, and putting up decorations.

                                                                 

Give yourself and those around you a break this holiday season and year-round. Dura-Shine Clean has the perfect gift for that special someone in your life: Give the gift of clean with our special Cleaning Gift Certificates. These handy gift certificates are the perfect stocking stuffer for moms, busy working professionals, grandparents, and everyone in between. You can even give yourself the gift of clean (they're is nothing wrong with spoiling yourself!). They can be used towards the purchase of a house cleaning, window washing treatment, carpet or pressure washing. You can give any amount!


That means you and your loved ones will have the house prepped and ready for the holidays, for the new year and for the rest of the year. You can't beat the gift of a clean home. Our Gif Certificates are great for any occasion! 


Call us today at (509) 543-9608 to purchase this special Gift Certificate!


Dura-Shine Partners with Cleaning for a Reason for 8th Year in a Row

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Friday, October 24, 2014

There is possibly nothing more difficult than managing house chores and cleaning when you’re trying to fight a debilitating disease. These are the first-hand account from women undergoing cancer treatment. That is why our team at Dura-Shine Clean partnered with Cleaning for a Reason nearly eight years ago. Cleaning for a Reason is a nonprofit organization serving the entire United States and Canada. The organization partners with professional cleaning companies and maid services to help women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer.


To date, the organization has provided more than 17,000 cleanings for women with cancer with a value of more than $4.5 million in donated cleanings, and partnered with over 1,100 maid services. Since we began our partnership we’ve offered free house cleanings to more than 300 women in the Tri-Cities WA area.

Although we strive to raise awareness of our services and our partnership with the nonprofit in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our promise to help female cancer patients is a year-long commitment and is not limited to just breast cancer. According to  American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.


Helping with cleaning is our way of saying to cancer patients they don’t have to fight this battle alone -- so we don our pink and get scrubbing and polishing! Know someone in your life undergoing cancer treatment or battling an illness of any kind? You can also do your part to help. Here are five things you can do:

Things you can do to help women undergoing cancer treatment:


      Buy you friend groceries: One of the hardest things to do is take care of the little errands of everyday life. Help your friend out by asking her what she likes to eat, and any special dietary restriction, and go to the store and buy her some groceries. You can email the list to other close friends, and coordinate shopping.

      Offer to help take her kids to activities: When a friend is undergoing cancer treatment and they have little ones at home, keeping life as normal as possible for them can prove difficult. Offer to take her kids to activities, to the park, on a play date, or just offer to watch after them.

      Offer your help, an invite, or company without strings attached. Cancer patients have a lot to think about, so they don’t need to fret about scheduling a meeting with a friend, entertaining you if you’re bringing by food, or giving back that Tupperware to store the casserole you gave her. That is why open-ended offers are the best. Your friend will take you up on the offer when she needs it. She’ll even appreciate you offering to drop off grocery at her doorstep.

      Send the message. You can do smaller things too, to show you care. Like sending her an empowering, uplifting, and supportive email or text. Cards are nice too, but just showing her you’re thinking about her is important.

      Be silly and fun. It doesn’t always have to be useful; you can do things for her just for the sake of being fun or silly. Doing fun things like offering her a spa day, a photo shoot, sleepover, or just a friend to share funny stories with, will help take her mind off cancer.

Know a woman who is undergoing cancer treatment and could benefit from a clean home? Call Dura-Shine Clean at (509) 543-9608. Dura-Shine Clean is the leading commercial and residential cleaning company in the Tri-Cities. We service the Tri-Cities WA (Richland, Kennewick, Pasco) and beyond. 

Safe and Natural Residential and Commercial Cleaning Tri-Cities, WA

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Monday, September 08, 2014

As the leading cleaning company in the Tri-Cities, WA our team at Dura-Shine Clean is committed to sustainability, green living and healthy families. We believe there are too many people using toxic ingredients in their cleaning products. Our commitment to sustainability means we use eco-friendly and non-toxic cleaning products that are both good to the environment and safe for our clients. Homeowners, especially families with young children worry about what is being used to clean their home. Business owners also want to maintain safe facilities for their clients and their employees. We also deeply care about the safety of our cleaning team.

 

Eco-friendly and safe cleaning products like Procter & Gamble and Spartan Chemical source only the safest components in their products. What we appreciate about the products we use is that both Procter & Gamble and Spartan Chemicals provide Safety Data sheets detailing the safety rating on every product they make. This ensures that cleaners who buy their line of eco-friendly household cleaners have the necessary information at hand to make a safe purchase for their clients.

 

According to environmental experts, the average household contains 62 toxic chemicals (source). Run-of-the-mill household cleaners contain aggressive chemicals like ammonia, sodium hydroxide, and 2-butoxyethanol, which appears in popular multi purpose cleaners. These chemicals can appear in window washers, spot cleaners, oven cleaners and more.

 

They pose no risk in small amounts, but if used constantly overtime they may pose serious health risks. As for our cleaning process, one of the things we do is ensure that all windows remain open during cleaning so the air can circulate from the outside in, essentially reducing any harmful fumes that might be in the air.

 

Hiring professional cleaners means you don’t have to worry about what is in your cleaning products, we do the worrying for you. When we’re not there to lend a hand, however, these safe and all-natural cleaning solutions and green cleaning tips we’ll get the job done in the safest way possible:

 

1) Glass and Mirror Cleaning

Commercial polishing agents and window cleaners contain ammonia. It’s a powerful irritant, and those with constant exposure to ammonia (when inhaled) have higher risk of developing chronic bronchitis and asthma. This is especially harmful to the elderly and people with asthma. Instead of window cleaners use 4 tablespoons of lemon juice mixed with half a gallon of water. Alternatively, use some rubbing alcohol and witch hazel.

 

2) Furniture Shine

Furniture polishing cleaners are made up of petroleum distillates and solvents, both of which are hazardous when ingested. Be wary of keeping these around the house if you have young children. A good substitute is a mix of two parts olive oil with one part lemon juice and rub it against furniture using a soft fiber cloth.

 

3) Oven and Bathroom Cleaners, and Mildew Removers

Some of these cleaners contain chlorine or sodium hydroxide. Chlorine can be a respiratory irritant at an acute level, and can be a serious thyroid disrupter (source). Sodium Hydroxide is corrosive and can cause serious burns. Instead use baking soda or vinegar to clean things like toilet bowls or remove mildew and clean grime.

 

To learn more about how we clean give us a call at (509) 543-9608. Let Dura-Shine Clean’s knowledgeable and expert cleaning staff come in and give your home a thorough, all-inclusive clean. We’re the leading commercial and residential cleaning company in Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, West Richland and surrounding areas.

 


Dura-Shine Clean believes in being involved

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Thursday, July 10, 2014

Everybody who meets the Dura-Shine Clean team, knows we love giving back to our community and we love being involved in events that uplift the Tri-Cities and the people that live here. Last year we donated approximately $32,000 in sponsorships, donations, scholarships, and in-kind giving. We also volunteer in the community and lend our time and skills to various boards. We love to position ourselves as a community resource, especially since this community has given us so much and allowed us to grow. This summer for us is all about Sports and Social Media. Our company culture embraces volunteerism and community involvement.

 

This summer, we were the Premier sponsor for the Pasco Chamber of Commerce’s annual Sagebrush Scramble Golf Tournament at Sun Willows golf course. As residents and business owners in Pasco, we love to support our local businesses through partnerships. We truly believe in the saying that a rising tide lifts all boats, and the success of one means success for all. Plus, who doesn’t love to play some nice golf? We do! And the best businesses decisions are made out on the green.

 

We’ve strived to be very supportive of the Pasco Chamber as they have been of us. It’s been our third year sponsoring the Sagebrush Scramble, and every time we want to make sure people have a great time and have a reason to come back next year.

 

This summer, we’re also the Social Media Sponsors for the Tri-City Dust Devils at Gesa Stadium. Every Tuesday we host contests, trivia, and giveaways on our Facebook Page and for the people that attend the games. Last week we encouraged our Facebook Fans to post a selfie at the Tri-City Dust Devils game and use hashtag #durashineselfie. Every inning we offered some cool prize bags to select contest entries. Check back in with us on Facebook every Tuesday for a chance to win fun prizes.

 

You can probably tell we love Social Media, and we have some great loyal fans in the Tri-Cities! You can find Dura-Shine clean on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even Google+. Social Media is a great way for us to interact with our customers, our friends, and our community partners. In our page we always try and provide fun and engaging content such as multimedia, photos, and educational blogs.

 

Dura-Shine Clean is the leading residential and commercial cleaning services company in the Tri-Cities. We serve Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, West Richland, and surrounding areas. Call us today for a free estimate at (509) 543-9608. 

Deep cleaning in the summer

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Monday, June 30, 2014

Here at Dura-Shine Clean, we love to make you sparkle! But did you know that cleaning is much more than aesthetically pleasing? Cleaning helps keep your home and your office germfree. We also love summer! Spring and early summer are the ideal seasons to shake off the vestiges of winter, and remove all the dust, germs, and bacteria that have built up during the cold months of the year. Think of it as your home’s New Year resolution. It’s a time for rejuvenation, refocusing and making new goals. Your home and office need that as well. Our Top-to-Bottom Deluxe Package is perfect for a thorough Spring cleaning. We focus on details routinely ignored in a regular house cleaning, like hard-to-clean spaces, or spaces in a home that are not subject to the wear and tear of daily activity.


What is Spring Cleaning?

Historically, people kept their homes shut tight during cold winter months. They heated and lighted their homes with coal, wood, oil and candles. When warm weather finally came, it was a welcome opportunity to open the windows and doors, and freshen up a home that had become murky and noxious through winter. On the first warm, dry day of the season, the whole family would pitch in to sweep, wipe down, shine, and scrub off all the wax and the ashes that had seeped into walls and furniture.


It may be true we no longer heat our modern homes with coal and wood, but winter is peak flu season. A deep cleaning helps you disinfect surfaces from germs, microbes, dust, and stains. We believe in healthy homes and happy, active families. If you’re looking to spring clean your home make sure the stage is set for a thorough cleaning. To prep your home for a deep top-down cleaning, spend a day or two uncluttering your home, organizing, and donating unwanted items. This will clear up space and facilitate the cleaning process for when the cleaners arrive at your door.


With our Top-to-Bottom Deluxe Package, we’ll bring in two members of our trained, expert cleaning staff to clean everything from wood trim work, baseboards, light switches, drapes, blinds, shades, ceiling fans, light fixtures, doors and door handles, tops of refrigerators, furniture, and cabinets. Early summer is also a good time to clean carpets to preserve indoor air quality, since carpets can easily soak up contaminants. Even surfaces and spaces that look clean may be wrought with pathogens.


A clean home is glowing with health and shine. Let Dura-Shine Clean’s knowledgeable and expert cleaning staff come in and give your home a thorough, all-inclusive clean.Your home or office space will be left spotless clean. For a deep cleaning quote, or for more information on cleaning services in Tri-Cities, WA, residential and commercial cleaning services, contact us at (509) 543-9608.


3 Steps to a Clean Washing Machine

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Monday, April 28, 2014

3 Steps to a Clean Washing Machine


The dirt that disappears from your clothes has to go somewhere, right? Follow these three easy steps from Better Homes and Gardens to make sure that grimy buildup doesn’t end up on your clothes. Completing these three steps quarterly will eliminate buildup in hoses and pipes, and ensure your clothes are as clean as possible.


Step One – Run an empty, regular cycle on hot, using two cups of vinegar instead of detergent. The hot water-vinegar combo removes and prevents bacteria growth.


Step Two – In a bucket or nearby sink, mix ¼ cup vinegar with a quart of warm water. Use this mixture, plus a sponge and dedicated toothbrush, to clean the inside of the machine. Pay special attention to dispensers and the inside of the door. If your soap dispenser is removable, soak it in the vinegar and water before scrubbing. If you have a front-loading machine, be sure to clean the rubber seal. Don’t forget to wipe down the exterior of the machine, too.


Step Three – Run one more empty, regular cycle on hot, without detergent or vinegar. 



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.


Featured Recipe: Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Monday, April 28, 2014

  • April Featured Recipe: Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

  • Cooking Spray
  • 8oz cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 12oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten 
  • 2 10oz bricks of sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • Dash of paprika




In a large 4-quart slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray, mix the macaroni, evaporated milk, milk, butter, salt, pepper, eggs and all but 1/2 cup of the grated cheese. Sprinkle the reserved cheese over the top of the mixture and then sprinkle with paprika. Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours and 15 minutes. Turn off the slow cooker, stir the mixture and serve hot. Recipe courtesy of foodnetwork.com. 




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.


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