Monday, January 28, 2013

Choosing Carpet from a Professional Cleaners perspective




Choosing Carpets

1. Avoid polyester and olefin!!

 Olefin is found in many low end berbers. It attracts oil, and the fiber wears quickly, compared to a nylon. Polyester quickly unravels, matts, and holds on to dirt. It's just not a product that is suitable for floor covering. Yes, I know it's "green," but are you really helping the environment when you have to replace your carpets four times more often? 
The best material carpet is made out of is nylon. It cleans well, regains it's twist when cleaned properly, resists staining, and wears best. I can't say enough about the quality of a good nylon. Dupont makes some of the best nylons on the market today. 
New to the field is Sorona, or Smart-strand, by Dupont. It is a modified poly carpet that is showing promise. It is supposed to clean well, feels cottony soft and silky smooth. It's too soon to tell, but i have a good feeling about this one.
Wool, as luxurious as it seems, is not the greatest material to make carpet out of. It's a fragile fiber, in my opinion, that is priced out of reach for most individuals. Other than to boast of it's luxury, nylon beats wool hands down.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Pet Care and Cleaning Carpets in Salem Oregon

We have 4 dogs in our household. Two of them compete freestyle. We also have 4 kids with two of them being the freestyle trainers with titles for two of the dogs. Two of the dogs are schnauzers and don't shed hair and that is great from a cleaning perspective. The other two however, shed more than enough to cover all four dogs. After having our own carpets professionally cleaned over the years prior to being in the business, we noticed how little care and concern was given to the household in regards to the family pets. The problem?-The family pet has exponentially more surface contact time with the carpet and their sensitive K9 receptors in their nasal passages exposed to the common pre-sprays that are used by every carpet cleaning company.
The solution?- the obvious solution is no pre- spray at the expense of diminished cleaning results or removing the pets for an extended length of time. As neither one of these options are practical in the culture of the day, Fast Finish has come up with the best solution available, ( that is until Star Trek transporters can beam the dirt particles away daily..... Hmmm?) Fast Finish uses a live enzyme based cleaning solution. The solution is mixed right before cleaning to activate the live microbial cleaning agents. The enzymes have a maximum 24 hr life span then become inert in their effectiveness. The processes costs a little more as there is always small unused amounts left over and it always has to be prepped for the job beforehand instead of just stored on the shelf. But the trade off is no harsh chemical residues left behind for our favorite friends and a true all natural smell. Isn't it time for something a little better than good? We think so...




Monday, January 21, 2013

Salem Tile & Grout services- Cleaning , Sealing


Many folks forget about having their tile and grout professionally cleaned, and others don't even realize that a professional tile and grout cleaning service is available in Salem, Oregon
While sweeping and mopping are great ways to maintain your tile floors, there is nothing that compares to the Hydro-Cleaning services that Fast Finish provides with removing the embedded soils and grime through extraction.
We begin by inspecting the tile & grout. This is important as we need to make sure the customer doesn't have any cracking tiles or grout that need repair.

Next we apply a high PH alkaline spray. This proprietary heavy duty spray dissolves all the grease and grime that is deeply embedded into the grout lines of your floor. While they are still safe for you family and pets the products we use are not available at your local hardware store and are only available to professional tile and grout cleaners.
After applying the spray we us a specialize grout scrubbing tool to scrub each line to ensure that we remove all the dirt, grease and grime from you grout lines.

Once we are sure we have properly cleaned your grout lines we use our professional grade extraction tool to apply a high pressure, heat, rinse and extraction process. This step ensure that we get all the dirt and grease we just cleaned sucked out to our truck mount tanks and also that we remove all the cleaning agent residue so your tile and grout will have its original luster.
We always take the time to wipe down your baseboards and any tight corners that need detail cleaning. Just another step we do to take your tile and grout cleaning experience to the next level.
We then set up fans to speed dry your tile and grout.
We can also apply an optional sealer to your grout as well. We offer two different grout sealing services.
1. Clear seal - this service applies a penetrating clear seal to your grout. This seal does not alter the color of your grout it simply applies a protective coating that does not allow liquids to soak into grout. This also allows you to easily maintain your tile and grout floors with regular sweeping and mopping with little effort.
2. Color seal - Many people are not even aware of this service, and once we show them what color sealing can do for the grout they are simply amazed. We use a urethane acrylic color seal product. The advantage to this product is it actually stains the grout any color the customer chooses. Our color sealers come with a 15 year product guarantee.  Follow Us

Friday, January 18, 2013

We clean to a better Standard! Salem towne







Fast Finish Cleaning Systems


-Our patent high speed cleaners can remove dirt for up to 25 times faster than the standard wands and 15 times faster than water brooms used by common pressure washer companies in Salem, Oregon.-The user walks behind the unit holding the two handles. The arms are connected to the shaft that is part of the spinning head (a mechanism that allows smooth rotation of the arm). These arms rotate/spin with the flow of the water (greater the water volume – the faster the spinning times), which creates a scrubbing action with the water coming out. The spray nozzles are only 1/2” away from the surface which allows greater cleaning capabilities. Then we add up to 320 degrees of heat which allows us to lower the typical high pressures that can damage various surfaces. The edge of the housing and the brush skirt protect the surrounding area from over spraying. A great advantage of these cleaners is that they eliminate the “zebra” striping usually found using traditional pressure washing methods.



  • Tennis Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Roofs - Excellent Results with Clay Tile Roofs (Use Low Pressure on Shingle Roofs)
  • Pool Decks
  • Sidewalks
  • Driveways
  • Loading Docks
  • Warehouse Floors
  • Refrigerated Semi Trailer Floors



  • Truck mounted extraction eliminates the worry of waste water runoff. These systems are designed to protect the environment and comply with storm drain regulations. Suitable for use on greasy factory floors, concrete parking lots and drive through areas, gas stations, garages and more.
      1. Removes Efflorescence, moss, algae, fuel, oil and grease from drive through pads, boat ramps, tennis courts, roofs, pools, decks , walkways, factory floors, semi trailer floors, fishing docks, and loading docks etc...
      2. Stubborn stains from most hard surfaces
      3. Disinfection for the highest hygiene demands in saunas, bathroom areas, and in the catering industry.
      4. Best option for cleaning driveways in Salem Oregon

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Salem Oregon carpet steam cleaning

From now until the end of February 2013. We are going to give away 6 total scotch guard protection packages worth up to $100 to anyone who buys a regular carpet steam cleaning for their home. Average price of 3 bedroom steam cleaning service is only $99... Call Fast Finish today and get the best deal and best carpet cleaning you will ever have! 503-749-5001