METAL POLISHING the GREEN method via T&T Cleaning [email us at:]

Metal polishes, such as those for brass, copper, stainless steel, and chrome,etc.

All are also on our Terrible Ten list — and for good reason. Most metal polishes contain ammonia and usually at least one type of acid, among other undisclosed ingredients. This is another area where it’s a good idea to try greener methods first before plunging into the use of harsh commercial products.

Do you have tarnished copper or brass antiques? Give them loads of shine without doing any damage by bringing in salt and vinegar and adding one more ingredient from your kitchen cupboard: flour. Make a paste using equal parts of the three ingredients; rub the paste onto the brass or copper item with a soft cloth. Cover the entire surface and let the whole thing dry out (this will take about an hour). Wipe off the dried paste with a clean, soft cloth.

Lemon can also be used for lightly tarnished brass or copper pieces. Slice one lemon and dip it in salt, then rub the item with the salted lemon. Afterward, rinse and dry thoroughly.

Another fix for lightly tarnished copper is to use a spray bottle filled with undiluted vinegar. Just spray the copper piece and sprinkle the tarnished area with salt. Wipe thoroughly with a sponge or cotton cloth; be sure to remove all the salt, or the item will turn green. Repeat if necessary.


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Furniture polish remains high on our list of the Terrible Ten (including drain cleaners, over cleaners, toilet cleaners, spot removers, silver and other metal polishes, cleaners and powered cleaners, window cleaners, bleach, liquid cleaners) because polish is usually made of petroleum distillates and solvents, both of which are hazardous and, well, smelly. At the very least, they’re both poisonous, so why keep them around when there are plenty of earth-friendly ways to polish your wood items?

One very effective wood polish sounds like it would be a good salad dressing as well: Just mix 2 parts olive oil with 1 part lemon juice and apply it to your furniture using a soft cloth. The combination gives your wood furniture a nice smell and a sparkling shine.

When a hot serving dish or glass of water has marred the surface of a wood table, you can quickly get rid of the mark by making a thin paste of salad oil or lemon oil and salt. Wipe the paste on, then lightly buff the area as you wipe it off with a soft cloth.


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­Forget ammonia-based window cleaners! The windows in your home can be effectively cleaned with 4 tablespoons lemon juice mixed with a half gallon of water. Other effective cleaners for glass and mirrors are rubbing alcohol and witch hazel.

­Another tip that old-fashioned household hint books often mention is that you can wipe windows clean with newspapers. While this may sound like a totally green idea — after all, you’d be reusing newspapers and saving on paper towels — the reality is that doing so is a messy and big waste of time. Try using a clean, lint-free rag instead, perhaps an old cotton T-shirt or cloth diaper.­



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Granite & Marble Flooring Restoration


Over time the brilliance and luster of a terrazzo floor will diminish films, residues will build up, spots will wear due to high traffic and abrasive materials tracked in. It’s important to keep your terrazzo floors in top shape and maintain them properly to lengthen life and showcase the natural beauty of the stone. Finding the right contractor for the job may seem laborious, but trusted services are only a click away. Restoration service also involves removing stains or discoloration that may have developed on your terrazzo floors. If wax was previously laid on your flooring, it’s possible that it has yellowed and is hiding the true brilliant color of your terrazzo. If this is the case, it is necessary to have the wax stripped and the terrazzo properly cleaned. Similarly, soap scum and residue may have accumulated on your terrazzo floors. In either case it is essential to remove these materials so that you can properly showcase the natural beauty of your terrazzo.

Marble is an expensive and luxurious stone that has been used for centuries. If properly cleaned and maintained it will last a lifetime and more. Even marble floors that are simply dirty require special attention; they will not look clean with ordinary cleaning agents, which can actually harm marble floors and make restoration difficult.

Honing Marble: A smoothing action for getting rid of the scratches resulted from the process of marble grinding. Honing is simply a gentle grinding action that will make your marble surface extremely smooth and ready to apply polish on it.

Marble Polishing: It is the final step in the marble restoration method. Marble polishing can make the marble as shiny as possible.

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Floor Cleaning Tips (General)

  1. Sweep or vacuum the floor daily. This removes loose dirt, food crumbs and other pieces of debris that can accumulate on tile floors. Dirt that is allowed to sit in wet areas can quickly turn into hard-to-remove grime.
  2. Mop the floor with warm water. If the floor doesn’t have stains or require heavy cleaning, running a damp mop over the floor will be sufficient to keep it clean. Cleanse the mop in fresh warm water after mopping one section of the room, and repeat until the entire floor is mopped.
  3. Dry the floor. Whether you use water or water mixed with detergent, run a dry mop over the floor when you’re finished mopping. This will prevent new dirt from quickly accumulating and staining the grout.
  4. Clean up spills promptly. If you drop a glass of juice or even water, clean it up right away. The longer it sits, the more time it will have to soak into the grout. Dried orange juice and other sugary liquids also tend to become annoyingly sticky.
  5. Mop the floor with warm water and a vinegar solution (Soiled/ stained). Mix 1/2 cup vinegar with a gallon of water and proceed to mop as usual. If the floor still doesn’t look as clean as you would like, mop the floor again using fresh water and detergent.


Smoke Removal (Organic)

Remember to you can use Coffee Grinds and/ or Vinegar to remove any smoke orders from bedrooms and living areas.  This organic method is safe and provides an economical, child/ pet safe way of removing all unwanted orders.


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T&T Cleaning Service –Areas of service coverage

The following cities and states outline our current service areas:

  1. Chicago (metro area & suburbs,) Illinois
  2. Ann Arbor/ Detroit & Birch Run, MI
  3. Las Vegas, NV
  4. Cleveland/ Akron, OH
  5. Phoenix, AZ
  6. Dallas, TX
  7. Los Angeles, CA
  8. Northwest (Dyer, Merriville, etc.) Valporaiso & South Bend, IN

Thank you.



Applicants Wanted–Experienced Commercial Cleaners

Experienced Commercial Cleaners needed throughout all immediate 48 states.

Must have reliable transportation and the ability to successfully pass a background and drug test.

Minimum of three (3) years experience required.  Example; Tile stripping & waxing, hardwood floor buffing/ sanding & varnishing and general commercial cleaning.

Please email or fax resumes to: or via facsimile at 708.249.0299.


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