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Dear Valued Customer,

Handyman Connection of Mountain View is committed to providing the highest quality services to our customers. We know that our customers have a choice, and we are grateful for your continued partnership.

For the past several years, Handyman Connection of Mountain View has been absorbing processing and transaction fees related to payments made by credit card. Unfortunately, our costs for credit card acceptance have continued to rise. Credit card rates have continued to skyrocket over the last few years, and more and more credit cards are run with the card not present (phone transactions, etc.). “Card not present” transactions also increase the rate we are charged. The use of credit cards to pay bills has also increased significantly.

Effective April 1, 2023, we will begin adding a 3% convenience fee for all credit card payments. The fee with be added to payments made with Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover to offset the fees charged by the card companies. In accordance with credit card network rules, Handyman Connection of Mountain View cannot profit from this fee, and it does not exceed our expenses associated with accepting credit card payments.

Payments made by check, electronic payment (ACH/EFT), wire, or debit card will not be charged the convenience fee.

We thank you for your understanding as we implement this fee and offset some of the increased inflationary costs we are all incurring. We are happy to work with you on alternate payment options.


George Brisker
Handyman Connection of Mountain View

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Home Maintenance  /  June 16, 2017

How to Properly Clean Grout

Grout is rather difficult to clean because of its porous nature. On tile floors in your kitchen and bath space, grout is even more difficult to clean since crumbs, dirt, and debris can easily get into the grout itself. Handyman Connection of Mountain View discusses how you can properly clean grout like a pro.

Preparing the Grout

Before you dive in to clean the grout, you need to do some prep work. Start by spraying the surface with a 1:1 solution of vinegar and water. Spray the solution generously and let it sit for five minutes. Afterwards, scrub the grout with a grout brush, a scrub brush, or an old toothbrush. This removes the larger debris from the grout and prepares it for a more in-depth cleaning later on.

In-Depth Cleaning

Mix some baking soda with a bowl of water to create a paste. Then dip your brush or scrubber in the paste and work it on the grout. Make sure you apply the paste in the deeper parts of the grout, and take care to lay it on the small nooks and crannies of your tile. The vinegar you applied earlier will cause the paste to bubble up, and will eat out the soap scum that’s stuck to the grout.

Once you’re done, simply wash it with warm water. It’s important that you completely wash all the leftover paste away since these might end up accumulating in the grout itself.

How About Deeply Stained Grout?

Some grouts are too deeply stained to clean with vinegar and baking soda mix. If you don’t want to buy a grout cleaner, we suggest using hydrogen peroxide instead of vinegar. It’s tougher and can still get rid of deep stains and tough mildew and mold grout. Just like with the vinegar, let it sit for a few minutes then start scrubbing the grout.

Do you need help cleaning your grout? Let our team help you. Even the toughest and deep-stained grouts are a cinch to clean for our team. Fill out our form or give us a call at (650) 695-1400 for a free estimate and more information on our services.

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