It’s time to spring into spring cleaning!
Like a lot of our readers, I’m a parent. My biggest concerns with cleaning is what’s the safest, affordable, and satisfactory way to get things done. I’ve learned that some things I can swing myself and others I definitely have to leave to the professionals. Carpet and tile cleaning is something I keep FusionCRS on speed dial for. Sure, I could go rent a carpet cleaning machine or get on my hands and knees with a toothbrush to tackle my grout. But in reality, it’s waste of time and energy. Especially during spring cleaning when my list is already full of things that I have no choice to complete on my own. It’s a relief to know that trained technicians can come and knock out a job in a couple hours which would probably take me days (don’t judge – I’m a mom, ha!). There’s also so many benefits to choosing a professional clean. Don’t cut yourself short when deep cleaning this spring. Go all the way and reap the benefits of a clean, fresh home! After all, who doesn’t like to successfully clean their home from top to bottom? Let’s talk about the bottom though…
If you’re anything like me or if you live in Northwest Florida (Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, or surrounding areas) then you know the pollen has no mercy us on when spring arrives! You’ll see it on your car but did you know those same allergens are resting in the biggest filter of your home – CARPET. We track in dirt, bacteria, fungus, and so much more that gets the chance to nest on the same place that we stretch out on. This plays a big role in the health of your family. Just like the filter for your air conditioner needs to be changed, your carpet needs to be cleaned. FusionCRS encourages cleaning your carpet every six months in order to maintain and healthy indoor environment. This will also help with creating permanent damage from stain and traffic. Be sure to give them a call at 850-651-6600 and schedule today.
Stay tuned for more help with your spring cleaning this year!
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What’s hiding in the grooves and crevices of your tile?
It’s a mystery that you should always get to the bottom of! FusionCRS is the master of solving all cleaning and restoration needs! Servicing Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, and the surrounding areas – we are known for our tile cleaning and providing amazing results. Professional tile cleanings by FusionCRS will extend the life of your investments, give your home a refreshed look, and provide cleanliness that can help with your family’s health.
Getting your tile and grout professionally cleaned is just as essential as your carpet cleanings. It’s easy to think that a good mop cleans your tile but that’s quite the opposite. Tiled areas see just as much dirt, germs, mildew, and even mold. The buildup of these components not only diminishes the appearance of your beautiful floors but also cause unhealthy conditions for you, your kids, and pets!
If you’ve never had a professional cleaning by FusionCRS then the time is now. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Be proactive and schedule your cleanings before you “see” the problem areas.
Have you ever dealt with water damage in your home or business? Unfortunately, sometimes we can’t predict when the toilet is going to overflow or a leaking sink. Proactive homeowners can prevent weather induced water damage with a little bit of TLC around the home. Thinking ahead and tending to potential problems before they happen can save you a lot of time and money! Read below for two areas of your home that you can tackle by yourself.
Roof – Your roof is the first contact in a downpour. With that being said, it’s important to always know the condition of your roof with periodic inspections. These should be done mainly after the winter season and before spring. It doesn’t always take a professional. If you’re equipped to safely access your roof to look for damaged areas and missing shingles – go for it. Did you know ONE missing shingle can be the entry for tons of water to damage your home?
Windows – Get your caulk gun ready! Through the seasons, you’ll find that your window sealant can wear away. Caulking is an easy fix that you’ll be happy you tended to. This task can be thrown on your ‘Spring Cleaning’ list in order to make sure you get it done every year before expected storms and heavy rain. Be sure to inspect the inside and outside of your windows! First time caulkers can find videos on YouTube to see exactly how it’s done. Don’t worry; it’s so easy that a first grade could handle this!
If you are dealing with water in the home, it’s best to NEVER ignore even what seems like a little damage. This can lead to bigger problems and more money in repairs. If you’re in the Northwest Florida area of: Destin, Navarre, Niceville, Valparaiso, Fort Walton Beach or surrounding areas then please give FusionCRS a call so we can assist you with your cleaning and restoration needs! 850-651-6600. Mention our blog and receive a discount!
Wouldn’t it be nice to simply vacuum all of your carpet worries away?
Unfortunately, that’s not enough. Once you realize the little creatures that your little ones may be unintentionally meeting every day, you’ll be sure to take the necessary steps to achieve clean and sanitary carpet. As an expecting mother, I began to realize that my child would be spending so much time on the floor – crawling, playing, and exploring all day. Even thinking about the germs that get tracked in from our shoes was enough to make me cringe! Did I mention my two dogs that love to have a good scratch on the living room carpet? All of these things raced through my mind on top of knowing about dust mites that would be just be waiting to feed on my little bundle of joy. Not on my watch though! This wouldn’t just concern me about infants, but also for anyone that has toddlers and school-age children that take to the floor to play with dolls or push around toy trucks. Believe me, they aren’t playing on that carpet alone! So, who’s crawling on who?
- DUST MITES: While you make spaghetti for the family, you’ll be happy to know that dust mites are feasting on your dead skin cells. These microscopic bugs are also the cause of allergies and asthma (especially in the elderly and younger children). If you have pets then also be aware of fleas that can live in the carpet for months while continuously laying eggs!
- POLLEN: If you live in Florida then you know that pollen is usually everywhere! Carpet happens to be the best trap for pollen.
- BACTERIA: This is an obvious one that’s always underestimated. Think of bacteria as the building blocks to the viruses and diseases that we want to stay away from. When we get sick, we always wonder who we “caught” our cold from, right? Well, look no further. You’re probably standing right on it.
There’s only one solution to evacuating the community in your carpet – professional cleanings! Worried about chemicals? So was I. But when choosing the RIGHT company, you’ll have options such as steam cleaning along with green, biodegradable solutions that are perfectly safe for the environment and most importantly your baby! Fusion offers everything and more to make sure you can breathe easy when bringing your new addition home as well as taking care of the ones that are already around. If you’re in the Northwest Florida area (Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Shalimar, Navarre) then give them a call at 850-651-6600!
Spring has arrived and so has the long list of things you know you’ll be facing this season! Don’t worry, your life just got a little easier with this Spring Cleaning Check-List that covers everything you’ll need to focus on! 🙂
Some clever tips to get you started:
- Turn your clutter into CA$H! That’s right. If you come across things that you know you don’t need but would be willing to sell then simply create listings on ebay or even post on craigslist. I’ve recently been loving the app ‘LetGo‘ that allows people in your area to let go any unwanted items!
- DONATE DONATE DONATE. Not only does this help the community, but it feels amazing knowing that your cleaning is making some type of difference. Don’t forget that donations can be written off on your taxes as well.
- Your computer and phones probably could benefit from a cleaning as well. I’m not just talking about blowing dust from the keyboard and using lysol wipes on your smartphone. I’m referring to all of those files and apps that are taking up space! Take the time to clean up your digital life as well. It makes a huge difference!
Got some tips? Comment below. I love hearing from you!
It wasn’t until I became the Marketing Director at FusionCRS that raised me to question, “Is Yelp harmful or helpful to business owners?” I’m definitely one of those individuals that like to read reviews and get feedback before I try new places to eat, services, or when visiting a different city. But little do you know, websites such as Yelp don’t always have the best interest of those places being reviewed. I should probably put emphasis on SMALL business owners. If you search the internet for Yelp, you’ll come across tons of people sharing their experiences and unfortunately they are almost heartbreaking to read. Yelp has been given the power to tear apart businesses that have been around for years! How? Reviews.
Anyone can leave a review which is bittersweet. But what about when the reviews are false? Or when Yelp decides to “filter” the positive and put the negative on a platform. I soon came to the realization that our situation was much bigger than just reviews. We were first contacted by a Yelp representative wanting to offer us a package that they felt could boost our sales in the area. The conference call went well but the next month was the exact opposite. Since we were more focused on using our free resources at the time, we didn’t jump into pouring money into a fancier profile on Yelp. It’s no coincidence that things went downhill from there. Not only were we harassed by the salesperson, we also noticed an instant change in our reviews!
*Sidenote: In business, you can’t please everyone. So we don’t argue anyone sharing their experience whether good or bad. We provide guarantee satisfaction, so if something isn’t done to our expected standards, we never hesitate to correct ourselves. The issue is with rants (that Yelp claims to not support) including falsified information usually with customers that were served letters for collections. No surprise there. Unfortunately, these are the only reviews that Yelp has considered worthy of displaying. Our problem isn’t with the customers, but with with Yelp and they’re deceitful set-up. In order to read the positive reviews, pull out a magnifying glass and find the almost transparent link at the bottom of each business page that reads “reviews that are not currently recommended.” Don’t scroll too fast because you’ll miss it. I’m sure that’s the whole idea though.
Moving along, we then decided to watch Yelp over a period of time to get a better understanding as to why none of our 4-5 star reviews would make it to those looking for our services. A phone call was made to their headquarters to see what they would have to say, and not only did the woman laugh, but she made it clear that customers could say whatever they want to. The laughter confirmed that Yelp is fully aware of what they’re doing and they are confident that no one can do anything about it.
But can we?
Loyal customers took the time to leave feedback in effort to be heard. Still, nothing. They continued to be filtered. We looked closer into one customer specifically by visiting other pages he reviewed in the area. Every single review was there for the public to view except the one left for our company. The only reasonable explanation is because we didn’t sign up with Yelp. We have since followed up with calls to the advertising department along with the same representative that originally reached out to us. Obviously, no calls have been returned. That won’t stop us from letting others know about their scheme. I’ve read dozen of stories identical to ours from business owners that have lost it all behind these BULLIES. Please watch the video and help us spread the word. As always, we will keep you updated with links and more material if you’re interested in helping small business keeps their names and reputations.