TCM Restoration & Cleaning Blog

Spring Cleaning-Kitchen Counter Top

Today I’m going to talk to you about cleaning the kitchen counter tops.  Not the cupboards, not reorganizing…just the counter top.

First declutter.  Anything that doesn’t belong on the counter put where it belongs.   Remember less is more in the kitchen.  If you normally keep your vitamins and papers lying on the counter…you might want to find new homes for them.  It’ll give you more counter space and look neater.

Next take off items you normally keep on the counter. (coffee maker, toaster, soap bottles, knick knacks, etc)  Set aside. You might need to work in sections through out your kitchen.

Now wipe down down the counters, the wall behind the counter, outlet covers, light switches,  sink faucet, etc.   You can use hot soapy water or if you have grease on your counters something like 4O9.

Next clean all the items you removed from the counter for the appliances even the cord.    Take your time and give everything a good thorough cleaning.  Put back on counter.

Repeat throughout the kitchen.

Very simple task to do and doesn’t take very long and makes a huge difference in the kitchen.

It’s also a good idea to do this not just for Spring Cleaning but at different times through out the year.  This will help keep your kitchen looking in tip top shape!

Look for more kitchen cleaning blog posts coming soon!

May 1, 2013 Posted by | house cleaning | , , | 8 Comments

Cleaning Tips

May 1, 2013 Posted by | house cleaning | , , , | 2 Comments

Earth Day Tips

In honor of Earth Day here are some easy things you can do that help help the Earth. http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20589450,00.html

Earth Day Tips

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April 22, 2013 Posted by | Alaska | , , , | Leave a comment

Daylight Savings 2013

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Don’t forget when changing your clocks this weekend to also change the batteries in your smoke detectors!!

 

March 8, 2013 Posted by | Fire Safety Tips | , , , | Leave a comment

Home safety tip: Clean your dryer vents!

 

It’s very important to check your dryer vents and get them cleaned periodically.  If you are in our service area of Anchorage or the MatSu Valley we can do that for you.   Many clients schedule us to clean their dryer duct when we do their other duct cleaning or carpet cleaning.

 

562-7410 Anchorage or 373-7410 Mat Su Valley.

February 14, 2013 Posted by | Fire Safety Tips | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When was the last time you had your upholstery cleaned?

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Most people never even think of getting their upholstery cleaned unless there is a big stain on it.   The picture above shows a striking difference with no big stain on the dirty side…just grime.    Think of all the people in your home that sit on the furniture and all the guests that visit.  Dirt, skin oils, skin cells, food residue, etc slowly accumulate making your upholstery dingy & unclean.    For the health of your home & family it is a very good idea to get upholstery cleaned on a regular basis.  (Plus it makes your home look nice!)

February 13, 2013 Posted by | Upholstery Cleaning | , , , | 1 Comment

Preventing the Flu at home

Just because one person in a household gets the flu doesn’t mean everyone has to.

To prevent the spread of influenza virus it is important to keep surfaces (especially bedside tables, doorknobs, light switches, phones, computer keyboards, remotes, surfaces in the bathroom, kitchen counters and toys for children) clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant according to directions on the product label.

Linens (such as bed sheets and towels) should be washed by using household laundry soap and tumbled dry on a hot setting. Individuals should avoid “hugging” laundry prior to washing it to prevent contaminating themselves. Individuals should wash their hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub immediately after handling dirty laundry.

Eating utensils should be washed either in a dishwasher or by hand with very hot water and soap.

January 31, 2013 Posted by | house cleaning | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dishwasher floods kitchen

Here’s what some clients had to say about TCM Restoration when they dried out and repaired their kitchen when it had flooded from their dishwasher.

January 9, 2013 Posted by | testimonials, water damage | , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘Twas the week before Christmas…..

‘Twas the week before Christmas when all through the house
The carpet was dirty, and so was the couch.
A throw rug was placed by the chimney with care,
In hopes it would cover the burn marks that were there.
The children were cleaning under their beds,
When millions of dust mites dropped on their head.So Dad clipped a coupon, and hoped it was true.
Then he called to get carpet cleaned for $9.95 per room.
Then out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash.
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear.
Two carpet cleaners in a van finishing their beer.The driver stumbled out, giving his cigarette a flick
Swearing under his breath, “Let’s make this one quick”,
They walked up the porch! Then knocked on the door!
No way was I letting these guys on the floor.

So we stayed real quiet and then they were gone.
All that was left was the beer cans on the lawn.
So I grabbed my computer and “carpet cleaning” I Googled,
Forget about coupons, It doesn’t pay to be too frugal.

And then, in a twinkling, I picked up the phone.
I called TCM of Alaska to get the job done.
No sooner I hung up, and was turning around,
He pulled in the driveway, he came in with a bound.

He was dressed in uniform, clean cut and neat.
And his clothes were all pressed and booties on his feet.
A neat bundle of hoses he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a professional ready to unpack.

He was friendly and smart, and one by one,
He made sure I was happy with each room he had done.
He worked real fast and with great style
So I asked him also to clean all my tile.

The house was now clean and allergen free mostly
The only thing left was for him to clean the upholstery.
So he finished his work and the house smelled so clean,
and everything sparkled like the lights on our tree.

He packed up his van and as he drove away,
“There’s still some time for you to call us today!”

December 18, 2012 Posted by | carpet cleaning | , , , , | 3 Comments

Leaking Dishwasher Caused Water Damage in Kitchen

Here’s what our clients had to say about TCM Restoration & Cleaning after we took care of their water damage that happened in their kitchen from a leaky dishwasher.

 

November 30, 2012 Posted by | water damage | , , , , , , | 1 Comment