Granite & Stone Restoration: Entries, Columns & Fountains

Does your property’s entryway granite or porous stone/concrete features have staining from mineral deposits and grime? These features are intended to boost curb appeal at your property, but due to their ground floor location, they often are exposed to frequent sprinkling, hard Florida water, dirt and pollution. When was the last time you inspected these elements and scheduled granite & stone restoration — deep cleaning and sealing/polishing?

When you request an estimate, A1 Orange granite & stone restoration experts conduct on-site testing to identify the best cleaning and restoration methods for your specific granite and stone feature elements. Multiple tests are performed at your property, because various locations can have difference element exposure.

Restoring the natural beauty and curb appeal of these columns, entries and features is a two-step process. First, A1 Orange’s granite and marble restoration experts employ deep cleaning products and methods to remove mineral deposits, pollution, dirt and grime stains. Then, we seal or polish the cleaned surfaces to bring back the natural beautify and protect them from exposure to the elements. With fountain floors, A1 may recommend the application of a rubber membrane (as pictured below, at right) to protect it from staining returning too quickly and keep it looking great longer.


A1 Orange Shares Recent Staff Training on Texting & Driving

At A1 Orange, we believe safety is #1 and that it starts with us!  We encourage our employees, friends and family members to take a proactive approach to prevent accidents and potentially save lives. In March, Freddye Torres, A1’s Director of Operations, presented an informative safety meeting for all of the employees about the dangers of texting while driving. At the end of this article, you’ll find a PDF of A1’s PowerPoint of the presentation, links to the YouTube videos used, and a copy of our pledge form.

The statistics are terrifying and only getting worse due to the amount of distracted drivers on the road. Did you know..

  • Texting and driving makes you 23 times more likely to crash?
  • Texting while driving at 55 mph and taking your eyes off the road for 5 seconds is like driving the length of a football field completely blind.

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Freddye Torres Announces A1’s First WOW Award Winner, Jamal Durieux!

According to A1 Orange Director of Operations, Orlando, Freddye Torres, “It’s always great when a team member steps up and goes the extra mile on a job! Recently, an urgent request came from one of our business partners to pressure wash some areas that needed attention before a VIP meeting. I assigned this responsibility to one of our newer team members, Jamal.

“The next day, I asked how the job went and if it was completed. He said everything was done. That same day, we received a call from this client putting a good word in for Jamel, saying that he did a fantastic job, mentioning his good attitude and how polite he was to work with. I went and talked to him directly, thanking him for a job well done.”

Jamal Durieux was recognized at a recent Team Member Huddle and received an “Attitude is Everything” keychain. He was also featured in A1 Orange’s April newsletter in its”Team Member Spotlight”.

According to A1 Orange current President, Vickie Head, “A1 team members are our number #1 advantage over our competitors. They make us look good everyday!”

A1’s first President, Jack Couture, built A1 Orange on the belief that “Attitude is Everything!” A1 Orange guarantees 100% customer satisfaction and has always encouraged and recognized hard work and a job well done. As a new A1 team member,

“I hope to give this award often and that it will serve as a reminder of our commitment to excellence,” shared Freddye Torres.