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Great, simple household cleaning solutions you can make yourself

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Friday, July 31, 2015
Whether you are a young parent, a caretaker, or have a family member with severe reactions to home cleaning products, it's always best to avoid harsh chemical products in everyday life. According the Organic Consumer's Association In 2000, cleaning products were responsible for nearly 10% of all toxic exposures reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers, accounting for 206,636 calls. Of these, 120,434 exposures involved children under six, who can swallow or spill cleaners stored or left open inside the home.

As the number one cleaning company in the Tri-Cities, we use great cleaning products that are safe for the home and safe for people to use. We require integrity in both our cleaning practices as well as our cleaning products. Some of these mix-it yourself cleaners work wonders and only require a couple of simple ingredients  like baking soda, vinegar, even lime for that fresh clean aroma.

Are you looking to make your own all-natural safe-to-use products? Follow some of these well-known recipes for convenience and ease


We all need a great all-purpose cleaner for those instances we want to leave our surroundings looking great and smelling fresh. This one will do the trick. Just mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 quart of warm water and voila! Pour combination into a sponge and wipe down surfaces like kitchen counters, bathroom sinks and tubs, inside your refrigerator, any appliances you may have, and other easy to clean up surfaces.

Need to scrub down those crusty, grimy oven hoods and grills and leave them like (almost) new? Then try this easy to make grease cleaner. All you have to do is mix 1/2 cup sudsy ammonia with enough water to fill a one-gallon jug or container. Ammonia acts almost like a detergent in removing tough grime. Use by dipping a sponge in the solution and and wiping or scrubbing over the surface. 

Need something to clean that mirror or glass window full of little sticky fingerprints or dust? Then use this easy to make solution for cleaning glass surfaces. Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle for easy application. You can store it inside the bottle as well. Spray on a paper towel or soft cloth, then on the glass. 

• 2 cups water
• 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar
• 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (70% concentration)


If you're looking for a great cleaner for natural stone countertops, like marble and granite, this one should do the trick. Get two cups of warm water and mix in a drop or two of soft dishwashing liquid. Dip the sponge in and wash over the surface. Rinse completely to remove any soapy residue. It is recommended to give a final dry touch up with a soft cloth as water marks can often show up. As a warning, never use acidic cleaners on natural stone.

Did you know that Dura-Shine Clean only uses the most natural, environmentally-friendly cleaning products available? We go above and beyond industry standard to ensure the health and wellbeing of our clients and our planet. Looking for a cleaner with the same ideals as you? Contact us today for a free evaluation!

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!

August Recipe: Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Thursday, August 15, 2013

August Recipe: Cheese Stuffed Burgers 

With summer winding down it's time to make those last grilling days count. Make your next cheeseburger memorable with a twist on a classic! 

  •  3 pounds ground beef chuck plus 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce 
  • coarse salt 
  • ground pepper 
  • 4 ounces of cheddar cheese (or try blue cheese or brie) 
  • Oil, for grates 2 rolls or buns, split 
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach 
  • 2 Beefsteak tomatoes, cut into 8 slices 

Heat grill to medium-high. In a large bowl gently fold together beef, Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper. 

Form into 8 equal-sized mounds. Shape cheese into 8 equal-sized portions. Press a small well in the center of each beef mound. Place cheese in well; wrap beef around cheese, pinching to seal. Lightly oil grates. Place burgers the on grill; cover. Cook until grill marks are visible on the first side, usually 4 to 6 minutes. Turn burgers with a spatula; cook until grill marks are visible on the other side and the meat is just slightly pink in the middle. To serve, layer bottom roll halves with spinach, burgers, tomato, and any other condiments or toppings you desire. Top with bun, serve and enjoy! Recipe courtesy of marthastewart.com.

End of Summer Barbecues - Keep it Safe

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Thursday, August 15, 2013

End of Summer Barbecues - Keep it Safe 

The end of summer frequently means last barbecues and your final chance to enjoy the warm weather before school starts and work ramps up again.  You don't want to spoil the fun with an accident at the grill, though. Keep these important safety tips in mind when preparing for your next barbecue. 

  • Read the instructions. 
  • Whether you're using a gas grill or one that burns charcoal, take time to read the owner's manual before starting your fire. 
  • Be sure you are following the manufacturer's safety guidelines. 
  • Always grill outdoors. 
  • This may seem elementary, but not everyone remembers the importance of proper ventilation and basic fire precautions. Your garage, or a tent, isn't a safe location for a grill. 
  • Keep the grill stable. Check the surface you're placing your grill on. You don't want it to tip over unexpectedly.
  • Also, take care to place it well away from the flow of people and pets, especially children. 
  • Clean the grill first. Scrape off any grease or fat that can make a fire difficult to control. 
  • Stay close by. Never leave your grill alone while you're talking, getting food, or enjoying yourself. 
  • Dispose of coals safely. Once you're finished, douse the hot coals thoroughly, cover the grill, and wait at least 24 hours before emptying it. 
  • Never store coals in paper, wood, or plastic containers.

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