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Back to School Specials!

For a limited time, enjoy these specially-created back to school packages, designed to clean up your space after a busy summer. Contact us to book your appointment!

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New to SHCC

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Among our many upgrades this summer, we are implementing new booking and management platforms. We are excited for the options these provide, and look forward to serving you with better communication and customer service. Thank you in advance for your understanding as we learn and adjust. Please contact us if you have questions or would like to book an appointment.


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Summer Sale!

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We are upgrading our service options, and celebrating with a summer sale! Save 15% on our revamped packages, and enjoy a complimentary oven cleaning with all Signature services! Please contact us if you have questions or would like to book an appointment.

Take a peek at our Services page for more information on all our offerings!


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The results are in…

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We are so grateful and absolutely awed to be chosen as THE best of Indy Week 2018 for Orange and Chatham counties this year! We’re proud to represent the Triangle, and it is truly an honor to have your support. A wholehearted congratulations to the other finalists in all three categories, and to Carpe Diem for Durham, and Go-2-Girls for Wake! Well done!

Pssst… we want to celebrate this year’s win with a contest and some great specials, so stay tuned to our social media accounts for more details!


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The Final Countdown!

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Your continued support for our small business is invaluable. You inspire us to be better; to provide better services for our clients and better support for our team. We could not be more proud of our teammates for working so hard to accomplish so much, of our families for their unending faith, and for our clients and friends for their support. Thank you, truly, for all you do!

We are down to the final hours; voting closes at 11:59 pm tonight, May 21st. Please take a moment to vote for Southern Hospitality for best of Wake County, Durham, and/or Orange/Chatham. Your support in these endeavors helps us to continue on our mission to promote a positive, family-oriented environment, offering flexible opportunities and a living wage.


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Last Minute Flash Sale!

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Looking for a knock-her-socks-off, wow-inspiring, jaw-dropping gift this Mother’s Day? Purchase an e-gift card from SHCC! Through 11:59 pm on 5/13, take 10% off all e-gift cards! Pair with our $99, $120, or $199 specials, and add to your savings! More details on our other specials can be found here.

Purchase your e-gift card here and use code LASTMINSAVE to save 10% on all e-gifts.


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Q&A: Pink Slime

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Question: What is that pink slime invading my shower, and what can I do about it?

Answer: Ah, yes. Your friendly, neighborhood Serratia marcescens. This ‘pink slime’ is an airborne bacteria that thrives in damp environments, and chows down on your soaps, shampoos, and other fatty substances. The bad news is, because it’s airborne, there’s not much you can do to eliminate the issue. Fortunately, this bacteria is generally harmless to your health, and we can help you minimize growth with these tips.

afterBecause this bacteria thrives on moisture, the key is to dry your environment as thoroughly as possible and keep soap residue at bay. We recommend running your ventilator while you shower and for at least 30 minutes afterwards. Since it feeds on soap scum and residue, keep your shower fresh with an after shower spray and keep up on routine maintenance. Dry the shower after each use as best as you can — if you have glass walls, using a squeegee to dry the glass can be helpful. Make sure you allow all cloth and plastic shower curtains to hang dry outside the shower, as they are common places for the bacteria to thrive in trapped moisture, and clean your shower curtain periodically to refresh.

In showers with grouted tile, an unfortunate cosmetic side effect to the bacteria is grout-staining. Maintenance is key because the ‘pink slime’ can work its way into the grout and leave your shower tinted. Keep the staining under control using a scrub brush and a bleach or hydrogen peroxide cleanser (check to be sure it’s safe to use with your fixtures first) can help lighten any staining. Abrasives, such as Barkeepers Friend and Bon Ami, can help break through any build-up. However, unsealed grout and areas where the bacteria is allowed to hang around for long periods of time can require regrouting and sealing to mitigate.

While harmless to most people, in hospitals, the presence of the bacteria was linked to pneumonia and urinary tract and open wound infections in some. An expert at North Dakota State University suggests chlorine to control the growth. Many water systems are already treated with chlorine, but if you’re using a charcoal filter, you may be removing that from your water.

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Sources & Additional Resources:

Anderson, Jessica Cumberbatch. “The Other Pink Slime Lurking In Your Home.” The Huffington Post, 7 Dec. 2017. www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/03/pink-slime-shower-gunk_n_6793586.html.

Huber, Jeanne. “Why Did My Grout Turn Pink?” The Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2017. www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/why-did-my-grout-turn-pink/2017/03/31/0bb5e8c8-0fea-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a27bfc413e71.

“Pink Mold in Shower? How It Got There and How to Get Rid of It | Bob Vila.” BobVila.com, 19 Mar. 2018. www.bobvila.com/articles/pink-mold-in-shower/.

“Red Substance in Tub, Toilet Is Bacteria.” NDSU Agricultural Communication, NDSU Extension Service, 2010. www.ag.ndsu.edu/news/newsreleases/2010/aug-9-2010/red-substance-in-tub-toilet-is-bacteria/.